Once upon a time, a small lake lived on planet Earth. It was located between America and Europe`s continent and was called Atlantic. This lake was so tiny that nothing could ever grow naturally inside it. Atlantic was very sad because of that. Not only he was by himself in the whole wide planet, but he couldn`t have anything alive in his waters. Thus, the days passed and Atlantic got sadder and sadder.
„Why am I this way? Why am I in this isolated place with no means to talk to nobody?” Atlantic asked himself.
Days passed on further and he only thought about that. He used to watch even for an entire week either Europe or America`s land, only if somebody would come. Atlantic wished very much to see the other parts of the world as he was eager and curious how the planet looked like there.
Disappointed, he sighed, feeling really hopeless. One day, as he was pondering about the situation, Atlantic heard a voice.
„Why are you troubled, my little Atlantic?”
„Who is this?” the lake answered. “I don`t see you, where are you?
“I`m your Creator”.
“My Creator?” Atlantic muttered as he was somewhat confused.
“Yes, I`m the one who made you and placed you where you are”
“But how can this be? I am alone” replied the little lake, not quite understanding what he was being told.
“No, my sweet creature. You are not alone. You never were. I have been with you all this time and know the grief you have in your soul” the voice kindly said.
“But…” Atlantic wanted to say but his voice faded away. “Please, show yourself to me. I need to see you”.
From above, a small light came down. It was like a star, shining brightly.
“I can`t believe it! You…You are so beautiful…!”
“Thank you. So are you, so is this planet. I`ve created it all”
“But when? I don`t remember anything”
“Oh, but this happened so very long-long time ago. You were among the first things I`ve put on this planet. It`s normal for you not to remember. It has been so many centuries since then, that it would take nearly as much to count them”
“Little light, I don`t understand. Why did you put me in here? Why have I been alone for such a long time? What is my purpose in this world? Please, tell me” Atlantic begged.
“My sweet creature, you are not alone, although it may seem that way. And your purpose is a great one; it`s a purpose that all the planet will benefit from”
“But how is that possible? I`m so small, lost in this place… I`m tired of starring at the horizon, hoping that somebody will show up. I want so badly to meet other creatures, want so badly to see other parts of the world, I long for this so…” the lake cried.
“My gentile thing, I know the desire of your soul. I know the desires that burn inside you. The time is very close. I only waited for you to call me. You see, I don`t do something without your consent and will never do. This was our agreement made millions of years ago, before you came into this physical shape. I respect all that you are and will always wait for your calling in everything you will ever do”.
“My calling….?” said Atlantic, amazed.” You are saying that…”
“Yes, Atlantic. You are the reason why I`m here right now. You called me”
“And you answered…” the lake added as he was getting the picture.
“Exactly. I`m glad that you did. I`ve been waiting for it for a long time now”.
“Why haven`t I done so earlier, little star?
“I can`t tell you this, even though, I am aware of the answer. You have to find it on your own”
“But how will I know?”
“You will, at the right moment. Just trust yourself and your source”.
“Little star, are there other creatures besides me? Where are they?”
“Yes, there are other living creatures on Earth and you will see them soon enough”.
“But when, little star, when? I am so sick and tired of being away from them. I want to see them; I want to meet them…! Every morning, when the sun comes up, I want to say to them: Good morning! I`d be so happy…When, when will I do all that?” asked Atlantic tearing.
“Please don`t cry anymore, for you asked and it shall be given to you” replied the star.
Then, the star rose a bit higher and Atlantic began shaking.
“What`s happening?” he said, scared.” Little star, what`s happening?”
Out of Atlantic, four crystal clear drops of water arose and flew at once towards East, West, North and South. They placed themselves on the ground. While this was happening, each of them turned into a larger quantity of water, becoming the oceans as we know them today; the planet immediately got its blue color.
When seeing all this, Atlantic was speechless. His emotions were a mixture of happiness and astonishment. He looked at everything, with tears of joy in his eyes. He couldn`t believe how large he had become in a matter of seconds!
“Little star…This is, this is a miracle!”
“Is this the desire of your heart?” the star teased although knowing the answer.
“Oh yes, yes, yes! I am so happy! Thank you, little star, thank you!”
“It was your wish, Atlantic. I`ve only answered to it”
“Oh, thank you so much! I`m most happy!” replied the ocean, thrilled.
All of a sudden, Atlantic could feel something moving inside him. It was like a tickle and it made him laugh!
“Little star, what`s this?” he said, barely holding up his laughter.
“What is what?”
“Something inside me…It tickles… Oh, it`s so funny!”
“Oh, those…Those are your new friends. Whales, dolphins, fish, sharks and everything else that populates your waters right now. They wanted to be with you too, so I put them there”.
“Thank you, my little star. Heaven knows how much I`ve asked for this! I`m so happy! I am spread all over the world now and my waters is filled with wonderful creatures. I couldn`t ask for more, thank you!!!” Atlantic smiled.
His soul was filled with joy and gratitude.
“You are welcome, Atlantic. It was my pleasure to give you what you`ve been asking for” said the star.” I want you to come with me. I want to show you something”
“Come where? And how, if I`m an ocean?”
“Your consciousness will come. The rest will remain where it is. Just concentrate with me and when I will go, you will see whatever I`m seeing”.
“All right” agreed Atlantic.
He looked intensely at the star and when it moved, he could see all that the star could see.
“My goodness, this is divine…”said Atlantic as he was flying with the star.
“I know. I`m surprised myself at times” replied the star smiling.
Atlantic could hardly stop watching to what was opened ahead of him. Big oceans filled with fish and dolphins and whales, jumping joyfully in the water. Green forests and their animals were the ultimate expression of life and in the desert, the golden sand shone akin the sun.
“This is planet Earth, Atlantic, in all its beauty” said the star.
They stopped high above, looking all over.
“. There`s a part of you in East. It is your largest one and I`ve called it the Pacific Ocean due to its quiet waters. In North, lies your frozen part called the Arctic Ocean. In the middle, separating America, Europe and Africa, is your origin, called the Atlantic Ocean. Underneath India, is another part of you called the Indian Ocean. In South we have Antarctica and in West, the Pacific Ocean again. These are the oceans, Atlantic, meaning you”.
He looked at each of his parts, amazed.
“I can`t believe it…I am, I am so large now…!” he replied, with a cheerful voice.
“Yes, you are all over the world. This is your destiny, this is how it`s supposed to be”
“I am thrilled…Such a joy! Thank you, little star, thank you very much!”
“I`m glad to see your happiness, Atlantic. The sea and oceans are your territory now, and you are their master. I trust you will rule them wisely” added the star.
“Yes, most certainly, thank you!” replied Atlantic.
“Now, I want you to close your eyes and concentrate upon all of your parts: east, west, north, and south”.
“But how am I supposed to do that, little star? It seems almost impossible for me”.
“That is not true. You can do whatever you want. Close your eyes and think with intention on your other four parts” said the star.
“Well, then” agreed Atlantic.
He did so and what he saw was a total bliss.
“Little star, I can…” he said, being really enthusiastic.” I can see…”
“Whatever is happening on each of your parts?” completed the star smiling.
“Yes, yes! I can see the Japanese people fishing in my waters, I can see the Indian people sailing, and I can see the tribes in Africa, also people sitting on the beach in America. This is so wonderful! And I can feel my frozen side in Antarctica, the Arctic Ocean…! Oh, and I can see the penguins, the seals…They all are so amazing!” he burst, happily.
“It`s really inspiring to see your joy, Atlantic. And it is my pleasure to give it to you”.
“Oh, I`m so pleased! Thank you little star, thank you!”.
“You are welcome and never forget: I`m here with you, always have been, always will be. Just call me…” said the star, rising into the clouds until it vanished.
Atlantic was by himself. Happy, he returned to his broader Atlantic origin and became one with its waters. It was a journey that he will never forget. The new life that began for him was an exciting one and he could hardly wait to experiencing it!