By Patrícia Paula (Jill Loree’s Portuguese translator)
Illustrations: Claudia Duarte
One day, after a lifetime of freezing her emotions, an Ant discovers her little foot is completely frozen. In this heart-warming fable about waking up, Patricia Paula follows the journey of the Ant who is determined to find freedom. The Ant meets many characters along the way who will help her see the true cause of her struggles: she has lost her inner way. Out of despair, Ant finally turns inward and discovers a warm inner connection, which leads her to true healing. Join little Ant’s journey and dissolve the snowflakes from your soul.
This is Patrícia’s second book from her “Tales of Awakening” series, which is brought to life by the delightful illustrations of Claudia Duarte.
I was six years old when I listened to the children’s literature classic “Ant and Snow” and felt the pain of that frozen foot like it was my own. Back then, I lived in a tropical country and, for most of my childhood, in the Amazon forest. So I wasn’t at any risk of dying of cold. But I was swallowed by the fear of that little Ant.
Years later, reading the Pathwork® Guide lectures, channeled by Eva Pierrakos, and following the speeches of Master Sri Prem Baba, I found out with astonishment that there were snowflakes in my soul. Parts of my being were frozen by fear of pain. And the more I dived into the wisdom of the Guide and Baba, the more I remembered the little Ant crying out for help to melt the snow off her little foot.
It’s been 12 years of studies and many experiences with wonderful therapists who taught me how to listen to the inner child’s voice and feel my vital center defrosting.
Until, on a blue morning in May, because the time is coming, my internal child blew in my ear and I wrote this retelling of the tale set to music by João de Clay in the 1970s.
Listening to this little story, told by my grandma Air or by Mama Zi, is part of my beautiful emotional memories that made my childhood an enchanted period.
I share with your child these words I received from my inner child. And may they be, in your life, a sunny day ray of sunshine with a soft breeze bringing to life all that has been frozen by fear, obstinacy and pride.
May divine grace and love flower the garden of your heart.
About the author
Patrícia Paula is a Brazilian writer who lives in France and is making the crossover from being a seeker to becoming a thinker. With her fertile mind, she has been able to open several trails through the forest: Luka’s mother, writer, translator, photographer, and facilitator of chakra harmonization therapies.
©2021 Patricia Paula. All rights reserved.
Available in ebook and paperback on Amazon:
• English (Amazon.com) | The Ant and the Snowflake: A tale of awakening for your inner child
• Portuguese (Amazon.com.br) | A Formiguinha e a Neve: Conto de despertar para a sua criança interior