Stalking Vol 2: The Bridge of Reason
"There’s more," I deadpanned.
"The entity," Bonnie scuttled a grin, "became overwhelmed by the futility of trying to
recognize the fine distinctions that the world was inherently wired to make, but which only
tangentially included her methods of perception. Her guides anticipated this probability, and they
had prepared for it: a graduate of earth-time development—meaning one who did not have to go
back—volunteered to take on nearly the identical traits. Paired with another old soul with whom
she had shared many lifetimes, and so would let her be the way she was, came back to help bring
her sister home."
"She will also be a metaphor—an artist born to teach others about image, under the banner
of images and imagination. By applying her life’s experiences to a specialized focus she will
become an intuitively astute therapist when she reaches the third stage of her rescue preparations.
So to answer your quasi-question, I also define courage as a selfless act taken on behalf of
another who needs help, for as long as they need it, and for no reason other than they can do it."
"It’s a good definition."
"Then we’re on the same page about courage," she said with finality.
"Almost: why would the rescuer risk taking the same route, plus having to formally learn
how to apply its consequences to others? Wouldn’t there be a safer—an easier way?"
"To paraphrase a tenet of teaching, ‘Because she’s been there, and she knows the way out.’*
Maybe you can better appreciate how I view you now."
"Courageous? We’ve been over that."
"Did you not say it was all about doing what you had to do?"
"Taking on a physical life aside, which is all about learning what you have to do," she
opened her palms to me, "you volunteered to become deranged, counting on me to show you
how to heal. That was hardly a wimpy choice... moving on," she said, "we’re going to look at
human conditioning in terms of context and perspective from an energetic point of view."
"Go for it; you can translate it later."
With a quick chuckle, she said, "There are two psychological cores of orientation for
exploration of the human experience. These are the stalkers’ perspective—small ‘s’—and the
dreamers’ perspective— small ‘d’. In simple terms," she continued, as I rolled my eyes, "stalkers
consider the means and consequences of their decisions less before acting, so they can find
themselves less prepared for the consequences. Dreamers look further ahead. In the final
analysis, the stalker may have more scars than the dreamer when they finally do their life
recapitulations, but the dreamer may have taken longer to discover the answers required to
master the same arena of experience. O ne approach is not better than the other," she answered
my unasked question. "They are different approaches to discovering knowledge, and everyone
uses both techniques. The average person would say it’s a matter of circumstance and proportion.
A Stalker, capital ‘S’, would say it’s a matter of how one prefers to move their Assemblage Point
most of the time: one prefers the control and utilization of their Dreaming awareness, capital ‘D’,
and the other prefers controlling their behavior through Stalking, capital ‘S’. Without a doubt,
you are a stalker, small ‘s’, whom we are orienting toward understanding the Stalker’s world,
"I get that," I said as if I were not proud of my scars. "Just to clarify, what’s the difference
between capital ‘D’ and small ‘d’?"