The fourth Part of this book, "Your Rewards," communicates the benefits that await those who embark on the healing path. It is written in the form of a myth, set in ancient Celtic Ireland. This myth effectively encapsulates the book's teachings by bringing them to life. By identifying with this symbolic story, you will be able to trust that your personal difficulties will eventually lead to a new life filled with joy, purpose and meaning.
There is an occasional vibrant chirping from across the river. Now there is complete stillness.
Dusk is settling.
The swan floats motionless, preening herself in the centre of the lake.
A solitary tall man in red and blue stops for a moment to watch and then moves on.
The swan is absolutely alone.... her graceful, pristine white body mirrored in the still water.
The lake is dark and mysterious. There is only the gentlest of breezes. Colours are fading to browns and greys. In the far distance a cacophony of sound erupts from where the crows are nesting and drifts downriver on the gentle breeze.
The path around the lake is empty. The swan is floating motionless. She watches the lake-shore.. she watches the water.... she watches the sky.
The crows are calling again in a great symphony of sound. It is the call of eternity. Then complete silence.
The swan has drifted into darkness.
There is aloneness.
Love blossoms at the close of another day.