Maybe Gracie was imaging all of this. Had she had some kind of an accident that knocked her senseless? She had heard of situations like that where people had received a conk on the head and were out cold for an hour or so, or sometimes longer, where they lived another lifetime in the span of only a few hours. That would not explain her ability, however, to fold up the X17 Yoga Mat, the deluxe version that was rated for 100% mobility through time and space. Gracie took in a deep breath and let out a deep sigh. Too much to think about for now as she headed home, Musika riding on her shoulder. Somehow she’d have to tell the truth to her mother about her Yoga class AND yet not go into too much detail, which would lend itself to at least some skepticism. She also didn’t know if she should go back to the studio after today, especially since everyone had simply vanished by the time she opened her eyes, and also because there wasn’t exactly a class going on in the first place. Gracie had left her $10.00 bill with the pink question mark on it on the table by the door to pay for her class, because that was the right thing to do. Musika, always hungry, suggested that she think about all of those questions after she had a full stomach, because that would mean that his own tiny stomach would be full too.
Gracie was jolted awake in the wee morning hours by the sound of the pink telephone. The one she always forgot about until it rang. It was handed to her by a huge pink fish sitting on a pillow of seawater. Gracie rubbed her eyes in disbelief. She took the phone and listened. It was a beautiful animated voice that sounded like Muriel’s. It said, “Namaste’ Gracie. Don’t forget about the festivities in YogaLand today”. The only thing that formed in Gracie’s half-asleep mind was a big question mark. A big pink question mark. She wondered, what festivities? And who and what was this creature? And how was she supposed to get to YogaLand?
“Good morning Gracie”, the creature said. “I am Matsya, the Great Fish. I am the first of the exalted enlightened beings who will visit you, and I have come to teach your morning Yoga lesson, which today is the Fish Pose or Matsyasana. I think you may find it very helpful in your school report.
To be continued . . . !
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Author, Speaker and Visionary, Acharya Sri Khadi Madama is the recipient of the Jewel of India Award, in New Delhi in 2009. You may visit her website at www.yourstrulyyogatv.com