"Tamar!" The Eagle spoke again slowly and with authority. "Do not be afraid, for I am with you and I will take care of you. Approach the very edge of the cliff and spread out your hands towards the skies, and dare to jump into the sea below. Allow yourself to fall upon the mercy of the Prince, for only when you can overcome your inner fears by trusting in Him, will you prove yourself. Only when you can step off onto the torrents of the air, knowing in your heart that He will not allow the waters to overtake you, will you be ready for the commission He has for you."
Tamar's heart missed a beat. She opened her eyes and frantically answered, "But what if I fail? What if I reach the waters below and the Prince does not save me? What if my fear is tested and the waters prove me wrong? What if the Prince does not find me worthy? I do not know if I have it in me to take this step right now."
There was a moment of silence before the Eagle spoke again.
"Tamar, you must trust. You must let go of what you can see, what you can feel and what you can do. You must let go of the land beneath your feet and this place where you are comfortable and step out into the unknown. For only when you let go of the land and throw yourself to the mercy of the wind will you know for yourself the power of the Prince.
"First there must come a choice and a sacrifice, before the path will be opened up before you. You must choose child. You must take a step, or you will forever remain where you are, forever wondering and forever hoping, but not seeing the end from the beginning. Take that step child. I will give you strength. I will hold your hand, but trust. Trust with all your heart. Trust even if you fall and the waters overtake you. For only once you have made that choice, can you move to the next phase."
Tamar did not understand this command. She did not understand why she had to do it this way. Why could she not write a test she could see with her eyes and feel with her hands? Why could she not be called to do something she was capable of? But this? It made no sense. Her mind was confused...