Into the Deep

This is the post that I promised here.

May 31st, 2016.

Asariel brought me to the beach, he was wearing a silver head-piece – not quite a crown, but more elaborate than Amatiel’s circlet. Then he stepped into the water, and I heard a sound like the ocean was singing. The Sun was setting, and stars were starting to come out. I didn’t follow until he extended his right hand to me. I took it and was nervous as we went further in, and was completely submerged. I started to panic, feeling the cooled water all around me, and he used his left index finger to open my mouth. I gasped but realized I could still breathe.

Kept going deeper, I noticed that we were changing. My hair went a lighter brown with some red and I wore white. My lavender wings extended but it was easier to move through the water. Asariel’s hair went black and he had two different eyes, one orange and one midnight blue.

Deeper and darker became the water, then I noticed a shimmer – orange-gold around him, rainbow around me. Then a light, gold in colour, appeared beneath us at some point. We went through, and there was a gorgeous garden. Walked through, came up to a stony pathway. I had a feeling that this was familiar.

Kept going, there was a flash, in front of us was a circular temple constructed in white marble. I was in shock, it was so familiar. Everything was there. The crimson flowers by a pocket of lava, the meandering brook, the various crystals decorating the earth, and a gallery of wind chimes. The temple itself still had the flight of stairs leading to the sky.

I turned to look at Asariel, we’d changed again. We had white hair now, his hairstyle was completely different – a lengthy half bun. No orange eye, both were that dark blue. Instead of dark blue wings, he had sparkling aqua.

Asariel in third form at the temple. Sketched by me: May 31st, 2016.

The temple itself was bathed in rainbow light, and my wings went translucent. I touched my head, my hair long and free, there was a head-piece there too. I asked Asariel if we could go inside. Went in, and it was like the entire place was renovated but still true to my design. Paintings, rugs, decorative pieces, crystals … and pretty birds soaring through the halls.

I asked what happened, he said it was a gift. I asked what for, and he touched the head pieces on both of us. His turned into a full-out crown – it’s so elaborate, I don’t think I can draw it. He smiled and didn’t answer beyond that.

I made a move to go up the steps but he held me back, saying I wasn’t quite ready at this moment for that, but it led to a place where I could “dance with rainbows.” Then he said it was time to go for now, and I followed him out.

24 thoughts on “Into the Deep

    1. Thanks! ^^ Considering the flurry (yay snow puns) of comments I now noticed in my queue, I can giggle a bit. :3 I’m not sure *how* at this point me blogging about my spirituality intertwined with psychology would be of great aid, but I appreciate your encouragement. ❤

    1. LOL! Actually, it’s just me relating my experiences. As for pictures, I try my best to respect artists’ rights to their works, so I prefer to use pictures that are open to my usage. The sketch included in this post was done by me, so I had no qualms about attempting to illustrate with it. Thanks so much!

  1. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or
    copyright infringement? My website has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all
    over the internet without my permission. Do you know
    any ways to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d really appreciate it.

    1. Hmm. That’s an important question. 🙂 By default, content posted to digital media is copyrighted. People who are spreading your ideas really SHOULD be crediting/referencing you at the very least. Even a link back to your content would’ve been decent. However, and it’s a big however – the nature of digital media published to the Internet makes it very easy for plagiarism and infringement. Any medium has its risks, but I find with online original content, it appears harder to defend. A very clear cut case where it’d be difficult to prove your claim invalid is if someone took your work and published it in physical form without credit, reference, or the like. With archiving, different copyright laws the world over, etc., protection of digital work is far harder than if you (traditionally) published.

      I have run into such issues. I was writing a novel entitled “Light Pursuit” and “Senbazuru” (its parallel novel) as derivative fiction (which by itself is tricky business; I had no intention of commercial activity/profit and posted it to a public fanfiction archive). Another author who, while contributed, decided that upon our fallout all of our collaborative creative work – including original – now belonged solely to her. In response I removed both derivative novels-in-progress from the archive although caches still exist. I regret that, but then again, my ideas for the plot had to accommodate her primary OC whom could easily be called out as a Mary Sue type. Anyway, I digress.

      To actually help you, my suggestion is this. If you have an About section or somewhere similar, state very clearly your rights to your work and that any sharing or taking of your ideas must be referenced/credited/provided a hyperlink to your post or even your site. If you have a sidebar that shows up on every page/post, include this statement there too. The Internet is for information exchange, but sources should be given. It’s a reason why in APA Style even weblogs (blogs) must be included in references and bibliography. It’s a dishonest practice to take any ideas from anyone and claim it as your entire own. Granted, not all digital users are aware of this fact, but placing clear emphases on your right to your work is an act of self-respect. You can’t actually stop content from being ripped, not even deleting things work because of archiving and caching. But you can take steps to educate others and reinforce your worth and right to respect as a content creator and provider.

      Also, looking into DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) may be of use to anyone with this concern. Even if you’re outside the USA, learning at least the “legalese” would prove fruitful for any examination of this ongoing problem with digital publishing. (Admittedly I haven’t read it myself, just had the tl;dr version given to me. I’d take my own advice, lol.) All the best to you! ❤

  2. After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are
    added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment.

    There has to be a way you are able to remove me from that
    service? Thanks a lot!

    1. Hmm. Which comment in particular did you receive the four emails? If it’s the one I’m thinking of, then I have an explanation for it and you shouldn’t receive that specific comment again unless the triggering action is enacted. If all comments are appearing four times, then that’s more of a system-subscription error. I could look into it, but it’s not something I can control as site admin. As the subscribing user, that’s on your end and would have to be addressed to the subscription service. All my specific role on Merlight entails is posting material and responding to readers as I’m able. Hopefully the first case is the one that’s the issue. Let me know, yes? 🙂

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    1. Awww thank you! =^^= It’s not entirely Google’s fault LOL. I do happen to run Merlight as a subdomain at this time and haven’t enabled meta things for improved search engine visibility. ^^;

      Oooh, a site on supplements. That’s another fascinating area to explore, though my background is more based in human psychology. I appreciate your invitation, but I’d rather not take on a consultation role for an area that I feel I don’t have enough experience to state an opinion that could be viewed as authoritative. Still, I do appreciate the gesture. Thank you for sharing in mutual enjoyment of our offerings to the Web! 😀

  4. I’ll immediately clutch your rss as I can not to find your e-mail subscription link or
    newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me realize in order that I may just subscribe.

    1. The email subscription link is on most pages. In the sidebar, underneath the Bedrock (aka my Archive) section. There’s a WordPress follow button and a general email follow button. 🙂 I hope that helps! Please let me know if there is still difficulty. Thank you for asking!

      Anyone with initial questions on RSS (this is directed to all readers, as Wendy was more familiar with RSS than me), here’s a quick reference:

      [edited by Kariel x2 after looking up RSS info]
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