Chapter 1: The Red Pill
Sydney and Janine are both 14 year old kids that are attending a unique school for gifted children, on the island of Madagascar in Afrika. Now when I say gifted many things may come to mind like brilliance in mathematics or exceptional athletic ability. Those are both gifts but specifically the gifted children of The School of The Unseen, have a gift of familiarity, comfort, love, and curiosity for nature and the nonphysical realm. These kids were all discovered habitually meditating in nature by their family, despite never being taught the concept of meditation. For all of these kids, their family did not understand why they spent so much time still and quiet in nature. Sometimes these gifted kids would fast the entire day, withholding any food from entering their body in addition to meditation outside in silence. This experience of the gifted child fasting was always the one that frightened the parents, and gave way to the concept of their child having some type of “problem”. Unfortunately behavior of that sort that is not innerstood, based on intuition not science, and not experienced by the parents can be condemned and even frightening.
The parents would then blindly follow the programmed instilled in them at home and within society. That, when something appears to be “wrong” with their child, they should call on the scientific doctor to diagnose it. But if the doctor has never experienced what the kid is feeling and is using science to understand something that is intuitive, how can they be of any help? The answer to that question is that they could not be of any help. Every diagnosis for these gifted misunderstood kids was identical; the doctors said they had anorexia and autism. The scientific doctors saw the choice of a kid to intuitively fast and save the energy of digestion for other uses as anorexia, an eating disorder. They saw the choice of a kid to embrace nature and its environment instead of other kids and their environment as autism, a social disorder.
These questionable diagnoses always had the same treatment which was pharmaceutical medications like antipsychotics not natural remedies, and attempting to convince the child they were “not acting RIGHT”. In none of the situations would the doctors try to genuinely understand the kid personally but instead always compared them to a scientific template of normal child behavior. The pharmaceutical medication always had the same numbing effect on all of these gifted kids, to the point where they would feel out of touch with their natural self and instead in a manufactured drugged state. The medication normally had additional side effects such as nausea, constipation, or allergic reactions.
Once they came to this conclusion every single kid in their varied context would refrain from taking any more of the prescribed medication. They devised many ways to hide or dispose of the destructive medication. These were holding it under their tongue, swallowing when asked then regurgitating later, or simply taking and tossing the pills when the parents were not looking. With refusal of treatment and continuation of their concerning behavior, these two gifted kids were condemned to an in-patient treatment facility. This was the infamous “Sheep Therapy Center” in the city of Common Man, Texas. The two gifted kids placed in Sheep Therapy Center (STC) were the intriguing kids Sydney and Janine from the intro. Upon their arrival at STC the two gifted children were in tune with one another like they had never felt with any other human before. They had an unseen connection that neither one of them ever experienced, even with their birth parents. This connection allowed them to comfortably and peacefully communicate with each other about their life before Sheep Therapy Center.
One morning as they were having the daily breakfast of orange juice, eggs, bacon, cereal and toast Sydney said to Janine “Hey, I know we eat this stuff every morning but how do you feel about it.?” Her reply was “I do not enjoy eating dead animals; there is plenty live plants to eat. This reply here is an example of the gift”. Janine possessed, her love of life stemmed from her love of nature. That love of life kept her in nature fasting while her family had their typical dinner of dead animals. Sydney then says “Why do you think they habitually feed us this type of food?” Janine replies that possibly the reason why they feed them that type of stuff is out of habit. Since they grew up eating this type of food in their homes and schools, they automatically feed it to us. She continues saying “Also the so called scientist and health nutritionist have told them that we need dead animals for protein and cow’s milk for calcium!” Sydney interjects saying “The cow milk thing to me is one of the most outrageous claims they use on us. Mammals make milk for their own species, including humans. What sense does it make to drink the milk of another mammal?”
It makes absolutely no sense says Janine and she continues with “And they attempt to scare and brainwash children into drinking cow’s milk by creating the illusion they need it to grow big and strong. Most kids don’t think about things like that for themselves but allow the adults to think about it for them, and then just take on their perspective. Their conversation about nutrition myths continue with Sydney saying “It’s interesting how they say we need to eat meat for protein but the animals they kill for their meat have a plant based diet. If they can get their protein from the plants why can’t we?” Janine chuckles replying that most probably don’t think deeply about statements like that, but blindly accept them as fact because a scientist said it. The kids finish their meal and are called over to the Sheep Therapy Center pharmacy, to receive their daily medication for the questionable illnesses they were diagnosed with. They obtain the medication and quickly dispose of it, unwilling to continue drugging themselves simply because scientific doctors don’t understand their intuitive behavior. Today was visitation day and to the surprise of both kids they had a new visitor unfamiliar to either one of them.
This new visitor claimed that she was there to see both of them, and signed the visitor’s log with the name Eleanor. Eager for communication with another outside of the doctors and patients at STC, they headed to the visitation room with a smile. As they approach the designated table for their visitors they see a extremely tall woman, with long matted red hair down her back and shiny dark brown skin. She smiles and peacefully says “Janine and Sydney, it is a pleasure to finally meet you. My name is Eleanor.. The kids glance at each other with an inquisitive look in their minds, thinking “Who could this woman be and why has she come to see us?” Eleanor senses their curiosity and continues saying “I am here to offer you an opportunity to grow and be educated in an environment conducive to your gifts and intuitive way of thinking. I know that neither of you have problems or illness but, the scientific doctors insist that you do.” Interested in how she knows that information Janine says “It’s nice to meet you Eleanor. I’m very glad to hear somebody has a perspective of our behavior outside of science and medical books. But how do you know that information about us?” Eleanor then says “I know that information because Osiris the creator of the environment I was telling you about, has been watching you two since birth. He personally sent me here to meet you both now and offer you the opportunity of a different life.”
Neither one of the kids had ever heard of anybody named Osiris, now even more intrigued by this entire situation. Sydney says to Eleanor “Okay so what is this environment and how do you know, it is better for us than where we already are?” She tells them that the new environment is called The School of The Unseen, and it is guaranteed to be better for them because it is full of kids with the same “gifts” they have. Eleanor continued with “All of the kids at The School of The Unseen were diagnosed with the same illnesses you two were. They were condemned to in-patient centers for similar behavior that you two exhibited. They were all recruited from in-patient centers just like you two are being recruited now.” Ecstatic about what they just heard and the opportunity that has just appeared before them, the kids asked simultaneously “Can we have some time to think about it?” Eleanor replies with “Yes you have right now to think about it but once I leave from visitation, this opportunity leaves with me.” Stunned they glance at each other and then Janine asks Sydney, “So what do you think dude?” He says “I am totally down for it; we are here in a treatment facility for some illness we both know we do not have.
We are given medication, dead animals, and kept in this building all day every day. I think we have everything to gain from this opportunity, and I would be happy to lose everything we have here.” Janine considers what Sydney just said, agrees and tells Eleanor “We are both interested and want to take the opportunity!” Eleanor smiles and tells them that, they will be leaving early the next day before sunrise for the island of MadaMoor. She informs them that they will not need to pack anything, and will be leaving with just the clothes they have on their back. Immediately after Eleanor says this the bell for visitation rings, and signals that it is time for her to leave. Eleanor tells the kids “See you later!” then leaves the visitation desk, signs out, and then leaves the Sheep Therapy Center Facility.
The children head to their visiting room’s window, watching Eleanor as she gets into a waiting car and drives away. Speechless from the situation they stare at the parking lot for a moment, and then head to their patient room to talk. Once they are in their shared room with the door closed, Janine asks “So do you think she is actually going to come back?” Always optimistic Sydney replies “Definitely, there was a reason why she was vague with the information, and did not give us ample time to think about. This opportunity is real and she was serious! “Janine shakes her head in agreement then, says “Well I guess we should get our rest, tomorrow is the start of a new life.” They both skip lunch and dinner due to an intuitive urge to fast from food, and simply drink water the rest of the day. Once the sun goes down the kids promptly hop into their patient beds and drift off into peaceful slumber.