When I first heard of the mines I wasn’t
that exited to check it out. But something caught my attention reading
Heather’s mail about the Alluvial Mines and in that moment I was
captivated. There was something like an invisible string that pulled
me towards it. A voice, a soothing voice, was calling me also from
the far lands that surround the mines. That’s how I found myself
in front of the entrance of the Alluvial Mines.
A beautiful woman dress in a sheer blue
dress, with golden wavy hair and skin as soft as a feather came
out of the mine. She smile and her green eyes shined like stars.
She was even more beautiful when she smiled.
‘You have arrived!’ -she said excited.
It seems as she was expecting me all this time. Maybe she was the
voice I heard calling me, urging me to visit. I didn’t now what
to say or how to answer for I was just passing by. I was moved by
curiosity to see this place and since I was not interested in a
mine I was surely not staying for too long.
She open a wooden box big enough to
have sorts of things there. She took a paper out and gave it to
‘This is the map to the Alluvial Mines.
Look at it very carefully for in it resides secret pathways and
I looked at the map and it seems simple
enough. At mere sight I did not see anything extraordinary. I rapidly
touch the large vein of the mine that crossed the map and felt like
it was empty. So I looked at her in dismay but said nothing.
“You will find your way through the
mine soon enough. But before going in, you have to and must prepare.
It is important to prepare ones path before embarking in a new journey.
Every traveler knows this, so you must know it too.’
‘What do I have to do?’ –I asked excited
and with curiosity in my heart. Curiosity is a special feeling that
not only cats, that I’m sure do not die because of it, and children
have. Is inside my heart and mind, it is what makes me dare to try
new things. ‘What is your name and who are you?’ I asked.
Smiling once again and with cheerfulness
in her voice she answered- ‘Well, I’m The Keeper of the Entrance.
I welcome new travelers that decide to give a change to their lives
and become miners. I help them prepare before entering the mine,
as I will do with you.’
She was so clean and radiant she looked
like she did not belong in a mine. ‘I know what you’re thinking.
I do not look like I belong here. That is because I do not work
in the mine. That is not my purpose. Besides, a good receptionist
must look her best while greeting the new comers. Don’t you think?’
‘Yes’ –I responded a little lost
"I’m here to help you prepare'
she said." So follow me to the all important preparations land!
It is an entrance to all that you need and will require in this
new journey in your life as a miner. There you will find all sorts
of places and images even a relaxing place to take a warm bath,
which you may have any time you like. This is a place where you
will face and find your inner self and the words within.’
‘It sounds charming’ I said smiling
‘Then come on, let’s go!’
She took my hand and show me a path surrounded
by lovely trees leaving the entrance to the mine behind. At the
end of the path, that was covered with leaves and made a crunching
sound while we walked, there was an old iron gate. When we reach
it she turned to me, kissed me in the forehead and told me: ‘Now,
do as you may and prepare yourself, for the mining is not an easy
task and your soul has to be strong. When you are ready to begin
mining come out, close the gate behind you and meet me at the entrance
were I’ll be waiting for you.’
‘You are not coming with me!’ I said
sadly to her for in this very short time I have spent with her I
have become fund of her.
‘No dear this is something you have
to do for yourself. Besides you will find company in there.’ –she
caressed my cheek and continued- ‘I have to go know. New miners
are arriving soon and I have to welcome them. So I will see you
soon. Be blessed, be loved and be in peace.’
Saying that she left disappearing along
the path we came and returning to the entrance of the mine she keeps.
There I was in front of that old iron
gate called “All important preparations”. Smiling to myself and
full of courage I open it and went in. The first thing I saw was