Retreat to Higher Ground

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The Great Being, Part 38
Volume 5, Issue 14

We continue our weekly story of The Great Being, the Singular Self that is living through each of us avatars. We are watching how the story unfolds on the planet Earth through the experiences of two Agents of Cosmic Intelligence, Melchizedek and Layla, here on a mission that started in 200,000 BC. They are now in a new life around 40,000 BC.

In the last episode, the inevitable happened: a tribe member, Ja, was kidnapped by “the enemy”. Melchizedek and Layla, as Blu and Ska respectively, immediately set out in search of Ja. Then, suddenly and stealthily, Blu and Ska come upon the three warriors holding Ja. A quick battle ensues, two warriors are felled, and Blu and Ska make their escape, with Ja and one “enemy” warrior on their shoulders and captured weapons in tow.

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It was surprisingly easy to move the tribespeople living on the lower plateau back up to the original camp a click uphill, especially when they saw Ja and the fearsome enemy weapons. The tribe’s weapons-makers were already studying their design and most everyone was anxious to move uphill as fast as possible. No organizing was necessary as each family unit moved at its own pace, all of them getting out of Dodge faster than the King and his troops, who stayed at the endangered camp preparing for the enemy.

Blu and Ska restrained the tribe’s interrogators from the use of pain on the prisoner. The King along with everyone else was shocked. No one had ever thought of doing anything with a prisoner other than torture, especially if information and vengeance were desperately needed. Blu took the King aside for a moment to whisper to him, “O Great King, we can turn him into one of us if we impress him as better than his own people.” The King’s eyes widened and so did his mind. Melchizedek, in Blu’s body, realized that the rebel in the King’s body had almost been awakened by this new thought, but the moment passed and the King merely nodded his provisional agreement.

This is going to be difficult, he pathed to Ska when they were out of range of the King, helping the guards get the prisoner out of the lower camp and on their way up the steep slope. The King is going to want fast information out of the man, and this strategy always takes time to build trust. We’re not going to get anything fast enough to help us when the invasion comes.

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Why don’t I go with the prisoner now and read his mind? Layla asked telepathically and Melchizedek concurred. As Ska continued uphill with the others, Blu turned back to the lower camp to help prepare for the onslaught.

The attack does not appear to be all that imminent, Layla pathed. The man is thinking of his rescue and how long it’s going to take their King to decide the time is right. The three enemy soldiers were a recon team beginning the process of information collection in order to plan their attack: number of defenders, emplacements, direction of assault, where misdirection could be applied, etc.

Cosmic fire support made sure we got the scout leader, Melchizedek pathed gratefully. Our prisoner sounds thoroughly briefed and a pro — what a break for us. A moment later he added, Make sure the prisoner knows it’s you who is keeping him from being hurt, and get him some food. You might need to get macho with the guards. This brought a telepathic titter from Layla.

Melchizedek noted that he and Layla were rising to the occasion in Flow state without a hint of being taken over and sinking into identifying with the artificial intelligence of their brains. Once again he noted the brilliance of the Original Idea of creating a universe in which automatic processes brought each avatar-self exactly the stimuli needed to bring out their best and evolve back into the Original Self. He and Layla of course were the stimuli that their current King needed in order to evolve back up. However, as a rebel just beginning to wake up, his first reactions to Melchizedek and Layla would be homicidal. And the pressure of the larger and better-weaponized troops in pursuit was a wonderful way to maximize Melchizedek and Layla’s own focus.

Melchizedek convinced the King not to cut and run yet but instead to lay some traps to kill, confuse, and frighten the invaders when they came. The troops were not happy with the delay but the King was cunning enough to like the idea and so enforced discipline.

When they finally did break camp they set up defensive perimeters at intervals all the way up the mountain, so they could fall back again and again to prepared emplacements. Something about all these new ideas from Blu was familiar to the King but he couldn’t quite put his finger on it. His mind continued to chew on it.


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