I must have looked particularly blank because he turned away for a moment, clearing asking for guidance from his spirit keepers. He then turned to me and began to tell me a story:
The Littlest Dragon
“Long, long ago the Great Spirit danced across the world like a cloud. He/she (in the Cree language ki means both male and female) formed the deserts, the mountains, the rivers, the oceans and made it into a beautiful place for the lost children of the universe. The lost children were called the “two-legged” ones and they had destroyed four worlds because of greed and selfishness.
Out of the trees, the bushes and the rivers, the dragon people came forward to thank Great Spirit for the beautiful world that they had lived in for many, many centuries. Some of the dragons were enormous, others were quite tiny, and yet others could swim in the deep oceans. They gathered with love and adulation at the feet of Great Spirit and began to sing their long and beautiful songs of love and gratitude.
When they had finished, Great Spirit stood and told them that their world was now being given to theTwo Legged ones in order for them to learn how to open their hearts and love one another and the beautiful world. Goddess Mother Earth had volunteered to give her body for this endeavour and so all the fruit trees had blossomed with fruits that the two-leggeds could eat ready for their arrival.
Then, to everyone’s surprise, the littlest dragon dashed forward. She was small, green, with a long scaly tail, but she had huge brown eyes filled with tears and love.
“Oh Great Spirit I would like to stay to help Mother Earth, for I have seen that these two legged ones are very cold, uncaring and selfish. I wish to serve you and serve love,” said the littlest dragon.