Grandfather Tree

Now having come to understand that we are all spiritual beings who have chosen to temporarily live a physical existence on this planet, certain musings are inevitable, and shared here.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Five Brothers

Lake Tahoe:
Once upon a time there were five brothers. They loved to run and play, here and there. They were powerful dudes, and it was a really far away time when they played. When they were really young and when they created something in the sandbox, later they saw that their creations appeared somewhere else. For example, if they each created a strange monster, the next day, they would walk around the neighborhood and find each of their creations in someone’s yard as a little statue. At first the statues only partially resembled their sandbox creations, but as they practiced they were able to create more and more details. They later graduated to clay, and eventually they used the air herself to mold and create in. One of the games they dearly loved was to put a detail so small in their creations that was really difficult to see, then they would challenge each other to find the statue (it wasn’t always in the neighborhood) and then to discover the tiny detail in the statue. As they played they also learned to travel by some methods that we would not be familiar with today. In fact it could be said that the universe was not structured the same way then as it is now.

It used to be said that these brothers were always to be found together, playing and generating mischief. However even as babies, they were each very different. Some of their first adventures were lived together, like the sandbox creations and they loved to challenge each other in order to finely tune their skills and abilities. However, they grew bored rather quickly. Each brother was especially good at one thing and could easily beat the other at that one thing, so it got to where that one came to be excluded from games involving that thing. For example Hablotqd was really good with plants and if the game involved growing the tallest possible plant, Hablotqd would invariably win, so the other brothers either refused to play that game, or they would wait until Hablotqd was not around to play it, so they could improve their skills. This was also true for Blinjvyr who was good with rocks, Vgnywtos who was good with things related to the air, Titvuld who could do anything imaginable with water, and Verblak who could transform things using fire. As you could imagine, each would go off and develop his special skills and be gone for long periods away from his brothers. They always got together however, once a year (although there really wasn’t anything such as a year back then) and catch up with each other’s adventures.

One year Verblak didn’t show up for their yearly festival. His brothers were a bit upset and set off to look for him. When they found him they confronted him about his absence and he laughed at them. He told them that his creations and his time schedule were his own business, and that they had no right interfering, or even questioning him and his work. After that things were different and although the other brothers had a few more festivals, their passion wasn’t in it, and eventually they didn’t show up either, even though their creations would continue to meet and pretend like they were present. The brothers lost touch with each other for eons of time. Eventually they got so far from each other that it wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that they operated in completely different dimensional realities.

Then one day something happened in the Multiverse that brought all five brothers together. There are many stories claiming credit to one brother or another for this event, but it could never be proven that any of them had any initial contribution to the idea. But they were each attracted to this unique place and time because each knew that in this new energy, the possibilities of creation were surpassed by anything in their experience before.

When they arrived they hardly could recognize each other as each had changed so much. There was a bit of tension among them. The ice was broken by Hablotqd who challenged his brothers to a test of strength and ability. All readily accepted, but there were others there who could not be ignored and these others were powerful as well. They set certain specific parameters in this new energy and told the brothers they must agree to these parameters or they would not be willing to play. At first they protested and showed their power, but it was to no avail. They had been gone very long, and they didn’t realize that the others had grown more powerful in cooperation and they couldn’t ignore them. The others explained the reasons for the parameters and the brothers slowly came to realize that these parameters would create the conditions whereby their own powers and skills could be tested all at the same time and place, and perhaps they would be able to decide who the best among them was. They were not used to working with others, but they decided to accept the parameters and joined the group to work together in a new project never attempted before.

And they all walked together among the new energies, creating together. And slowly the Earth took its shape and form.

To be continued . . .


  • At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I loved your story! Great imagination--and I'm glad I was there when the seed of this one was planted. Kay

  • At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Grandfather, you are so wise.
    Thanks for sharing this story.
    With love of the ancients,


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