Eleye – Bird of the Mothers of the Night on Planina
The Eleye are the bringers of luck, and do not have human judgments of the separation between “good luck” and “bad luck”.
There was a village that had constant “bad luck”, or fun tricks played upon them by the Eleye. This village was frightened by the Sorcerer Healer, and attacked him because he was different, just like in the science fiction movies where they try to attack the alien in case he is powerful.
One day the village had a great party, and invited all people of the village, except the Sorcerer Healer, because he was Different.
Since that party, they could often see the Eleye bird flashing past like dark blue lightning, and immediately afterwards, the strangest accidents would happen, including but certainly not limited to officials accidentally letting our embarrassing truths that were meant to be “town leaders’ secrets”.
The whole village was very afraid of the Eleye Bird, so for a long time nobody dared to ask Eleye why she was raining down bad luck on the village just like a comedian satirizing the king.
The biggest personal secret of the local priest was that “nobody must ever find out about” was that he didn’t believe in God at all, therefore there was hopefully no God to punish him for manipulating people. The priest, being desperate to remain in authority at all costs, denounced the Eleye, and told everybody to pray to the God he did not believe exists to keep her away.
Of course Eleye found all these prayers very funny. Of course Eleye is no more evil than a child shooting monsters in a video game, it is all a game. The accumulated group energetic thoughtform created by villagers’ prayers that the priest had asked for created a huge cloud of fearful images about Eleye.
Of course she got to play with these images just like a child who received nice new monster toys for a Christmas present; for Eleye it was just like a 5 dimensional video game. Of course the village interpreted this fun Eleye had in playing with their funny fear images as much more intense bad luck. (Of course we all know that Eleye are 9-dimensional, and that any playing with humans 5-dimensionaly is mere diversion for Her.)
Nature spirits also have this sort of fun with praying. When you smoke, the spirits believe you are praying. That is why Native Americans light a pipe to pray for peace. They find it very funny when people smoke because they are freaking out, tired, insecure, or stressed. The prayer is the image created, not your emotion about it. The helping spirits see the images of he stressed smoking person, and send them more of that sort of luck, so they get stressed more, so they smoke more, and then invent the word “addiction.”
Anyway back to the story of the neophobic village who were nervously trying to attack the Sorcerer Healer. Finally one person in the village actually became conscious, and rose in consciousness above the ignorant pleas of the Priest to pray in opposition to the Eleye.
The Conscious Person tried something nobody had been able to ask for before. The Conscious Person actually asked the Eleye “Excuse me, why are you bringing such continual bad luck down on this whole village?” Eleye replied “Because you had a big party, and did not invite the Sorcerer Healer!”
The next day the village held a big party. They invited the Sorcerer healer. From that day on, the Eleye brought them Good Luck.
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