There is a defining moment for every healer in which the limit of how far into the human psyche one can go, without becoming a little unhinged yourself, is reached. A moment where something just feels a little too dark, too hopeless, or too far gone.
I haven’t reached that limit yet. Although there have been moment in which I questioned whether I should go any further. The reason I have continued to venture further further is because somewhere a long the path, I came across a monumental Truth. This single Truth is the answer to every single situation no matter how challenging.
The truth is……
Nothing else but Fear dominates these darker realms; and Fear is the master of illusion. Everything in the shadow realm is illusions created by fear to keep an individual from reaching the places that need healing. The deeper we go into the human psyche the darker and more twisted it gets.
We enter the land of Oz, where light and dark are at odds. Where every Yellow Brick Road leading to the Emerald Castle (consciousness) first must travel through the Haunted Forest and the Field of Poppies. To make it through you need heart, bravery and a strong mind. Otherwise without a lions heart we succumb to fear at the first fright and into the deep sleep of unconsciousness we start to go.
And now my beauties, something with poison in it I think, with poison in it, but attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell . . . poppies, poppies, poppies will put them to sleep. —The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz
In that moment of understanding, I became Neo and all the Mr. Smith agents, flying monkey’s and poppy fields became mere holograms that could be walked through.
Neo: What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?
Morpheus: No, Neo. I’m trying to tell you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to.