I had a powerful vision/meditation the other day. I had been pushing myself too hard and lay on my bed exhausted not planning to meditate or even think of anything at all. But I was presented with a spontaneous vision of myself on a mountain. The top was shining with the brightest light and it was obviously my destination. However, at my feet lay a deep chasm, a pit. To get to the top of the mountain I had to go down and across this dark space. I looked down and saw that it was filled with writhing snakes, not the grass snake friendly kind but the venomous cobra type! Yuk. I looked around for something to protect me and picked up a bottle of anti-snake serum (strange how in dreamlike states everything is to hand!) But I was stopped by a voice in my right ear – it was Archangel Raphael – saying “You don’t have to do this alone. Go down and find your voice.” I sensed four archangels around me, Gabriel, Michael and Uriel. I felt completely at ease, all my fears dissipated, and I climbed down the ladder that led down to the pit.
At the bottom a huge cobra faced me with its hood out, tongue spitting, staring straight into my eyes. I looked back holding its gaze and sent love to it. After a moment or two of stand-off it slithered away. Then I looked ahead and the snakes had lined up on either side of a clear pathway, creating a sort of guard of honour as they stood facing in with their hoods in a perfect line. I walked to the end of the pit but there my way to the ladder was blocked by a huge black demon with bright shining red eyes, an old adversary of mine! Double Yuk!
I tried sending love but it didn’t budge. I started to feel sympathetic – who would want to be this being, feared so much. This didn’t do anything for me or it, so I looked at it again and I felt a different emotion. I said “I respect the role you play but I don’t need you anymore, thank you.” At this it dissolved and my way was clear. I climbed out of the pit and to the top of the mountain without any further interference. As I reached the top I stepped into an amazing energy and space. Soft clouds, beautiful colours and a wonderful feeling that I can only describe as exaltation. A voice came through “Welcome to the Kingdom of Heaven!” A real OMG moment!
We all have barriers in our subconscious that prevent us from moving forward. Healing is the process that clears these blocks. But first we have to have the intention of moving forward, of releasing old beliefs, healing old wounds and letting go the fears that limit us. To start the clearing process decide what intention you want to set. Do you simply want to be the best you can be? Do you have a particular goal? Write it down and say it out loud. Then write down the fears your are conscious of that hold you back. Then set the intention of facing those fears – your cobras! The universe will make sure that you get to face them – be ready and take them face on! They are never as bad as you think they will be. Clearing fears is the most empowering thing you can do.