Awake & Evolve: Cycle 1 – Melting Heart Pose ~ Yin Yoga Focus
The first thing you need to do is to get out of bed. You have been awake for so long, you don’t feel like going back to sleep again. After getting up from your chair, you notice how much lighter your body feels compared with when it was still full of fatigue and pain. Your mind is filled with thoughts of relaxation and calmness.
You walk over to the window and look outside. There are no other people around at all; there were only birds chirping in the trees before, but now they’re quiet. You take a deep breath and exhale slowly through your nose. Then you sit down on the edge of your bed and close your eyes.
Your breathing becomes slower and deeper, until eventually you begin to relax completely. You start to think about relaxing too…
“Ahhh…” you say softly, “I’m so sleepy.”
As you lie there, trying to fall asleep, you remember something. A memory that brings a smile to your face.
You wonder if you should tell someone about what happened today or not?
Maybe you’ll just keep it to yourself…
This is a very personal experience after all. It’s not something that anyone else needs to know about.
Even though your mind is filled with thoughts, there’s not a single one that causes you any worry.
You’re just glad you spent time with someone so kind to you, even if it was your imagination…
You slowly close your eyes until everything turns black.
Everything feels so warm and fuzzy. You’re drifting on a cloud, surrounded by beautiful scenery. It’s such a beautiful place, somewhere you’ve never been before. Everything is green and colorful.
There are streams and waterfalls everywhere you look. The clouds are so soft that you just want to lay down on them and take a nap. Well, you can do whatever you want here! This place… it’s exactly like a heaven people talk about in stories. Are you… dead?
You softly shake your head. No way! Maybe this is just a dream. You pinch your arm, just to make sure.
Ouch! It hurt, but that means you’re definitely not dreaming!
You walk along the edge of a cliff and look down. There’s a village down there, nestled at the foot of mountains. Right now, you’re up really high, you wonder if you’ll be able to make it down in one piece. There doesn’t seem to be any animal life up here either.
You don’t see any birds flying around.
There’s a really steep incline, but it looks like there’s a path leading down the mountain. You might be able to reach the bottom on foot if you use it. Taking that walk might take a while though. It would surely be faster to just jump off the cliff and slide down, but you’d probably break every bone in your body if you did that!
What’s the best way for you to get down the mountain?
Either take the long way down the mountain, walking step by step.
Or you jump off the cliff and try to slowly slide down to the bottom.
Only one way leads to life, and that’s the correct answer! As for the other… Well, I’m sure you can guess what happens if you get it wrong.
Seriously, why would you want to go through the trouble of playing a horror game?
Just stop while you’re ahead and pick the correct ending.
Your other option is to just stop playing and turn off your game boy. That’s not the answer though, so if you want to get out of this nightmare, follow one of the links above.
Happy April Fools!
Did you fall for it?
This game is in no way meant to be a replica of Five Nights at Freddy’s or Animal Crossing. The images were simply edited using online programs and not meant to harm anyone in any way, nor are they supposed to represent any real life people. The characters in the game are also meant to be 18 years old or older. However, this game is unofficial and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Thanks for playing!
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