This first Part of the book introduces a vast untapped power, ready to support and guide you. This power is your inner guidance.
To the east a pink hue touches the horizon.
Mist hovers mysteriously over the still lake. Specks of grass float past with silken smoothness. A rich cacophony of birdsong fills the air.
A solitary, pure white swan glides gracefully over still water. She reaches upward to flap her majestic wings and settle once more into icy coldness. The swan turns and glides silently across the lake into mist, causing small ripples to fan outward on either side until they reach the bank.
Some ducks twist and turn playfully on the water's gently rippled surface. Other ducks glide in and out of a nearby reed bed.
Tiny white crystals of frost sit on long blades of grass that grow on the lakeshore.
An early morning group runs past. They are intent on arriving.
The sky is filled with powder blue light and half-light. In part of the sky the powder blue is masked by high cirrus cloud. Seagulls fly past, sometimes flapping, sometimes gliding, in the vast all encompassing space.
The swan is still now. She turns her small head in quick alert movements .... watching.
Peace penetrates, like a silent blessing.
It is dawn