Where I go is not a dog park exactly. It's more of a nature preserve. But everyone goes there to hike with their dogs. What I love about it is that most of the people who take the time to drive out there each day are people who care about their canine companions, and about spending time in natural surroundings.
Anyway, I often have wonderful conversations walking along side some of the people I meet. Yesterday I had a conversation about astral travel and hypnagogic hallucinations (or what my friend called "reveries"). We found that we had a lot in common interns of experience with these kinds of liminal events.
My friend relayed to me some of her experiences with dark creature that seemed to sit on her chest at some of these moments. I asked her if she'd ever heard of an incubus? And that yeah, encounters of those kinds are well documented, especially in art! An artist herself, she was indeed aware, but none the less felt a sense of both fascination and violation at these times...
Why do I mention this to you today, dear reader? Because as Venus continues Her dark journey through the Underworld, we might be receiving visitations from some of our own demons. As we ourselves occupy the liminal space between waking and dreaming, a period between the end of one cycle and the beginning of another...our own dark aspects might pop up to be experienced. And yes, these aspects might feel both fascinating and violating, as they are right out of what Jung called the Shadow. And yet, these demons may hold the key to retrieving our greatest wealth yet to come.
What we resist, persists! When we fight our demons, they tend to get that much more... demonic. But the word "demon" is said to come from the Greek word "daemon" (δαίμων), basically meaning "genius". What bit of genius....what special medicine that only YOU have...might be being held back now simply be virtue of neglect, or dis-ownership? What piece of divinity have you relegated to the dark corners of your psyche, gone rogue and seemingly acting separately from your consciousness? What part of yourself have you made into an enemy?
I tell you now that this dark adversary holds the keys to your success.