Written an published on 5 March 2013
I am reminded of the time in my youth when I received a 2-wheel bike as a birthday present. It was my heart’s greatest dream come true. But try as I might, I couldn’t figure out how to keep my balance. Then Stephen came to visit. He was 6 ½ years old – 6 months older than me. Incredibly worldly wise and experienced. My idol.
Now I lived out in the country, and the only place to practice bike balance was on my family’s gravel driveway. So Stephen and I went out on the driveway. I got on the bike. I could not quite reach the ground with my feet while sitting on the bike seat, so I had to stand off the seat to get one foot on a pedal, and the other foot on the ground. This lack of a seat made the venture seem utterly precarious.
Stephen said I should start pedaling. He would hold the bike steady from behind, so I could keep my balance. I started pedaling. I was comforted to hear him running behind me. He said, “Pedal faster!” So I did.
The wind was whipping through my hair. I felt a sense of wild exhilaration. Then I realized I could not hear Stephen running beside me anymore. I looked back, and there he was, 100 yards behind me, grinning and waving.
Unfortunately, the act of turning my head unbalanced me, and I toppled off the bike. But ever since that day, I was able to balance and ride on my beautiful new bike.
I think it is like that with our Christed star brethren – they’re helping us hone our Ascension Skills. Once we get our balance, they’ll be smiling and waving us on.
–from Link: “Stephen and the new Bicycle,” a story by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 5 March 2013 … https://wp.me/p7sZF7-85p ..
Alice B. Clagett
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