Stepping Out of Fear into the Light
By Harold Klemp
A woman had run her life by the forces of power and control instead of love. When she came into contact with other people, her inclination was to control them, to tell them what to do. The woman had developed some bad habits, but she couldn’t pinpoint what this was doing to her life.
So the Dream Master gave her an experience about habits. One night in the dream state, the Dream Master took her into a basement with a group of people. The basement was very dark. Leeches were crawling on the floors and walls.
The people in the basement felt it was very important to pluck the leeches off themselves. They spent most of their time just sitting in the basements, plucking and plucking.
Suddenly a door opened from the outside. Sunlight poured in, and a second group of people entered the basement. They seemed very unconcerned about the leeches, even though the first group tried to warn them, “Keep plucking them off, because they’ll stick to you!”
The second group was happy. They laughed and enjoyed themselves. The first group wasn’t able to impress upon these happy people that leech plucking was important enough to worry about.
About this time, as the second group left the basement and the sunlight poured in through the open door, the dreamer awoke.
The dream was upsetting and left the woman with a feeling of discomfort. So she developed a spiritual exercise to resolve her discomfort.
She imagined herself walking out of the dark basement into the sunlight. She was trying to move from a lower, darker world into a higher, lighter one. As she did this, she realized that the leeches were her habits of control, fear, and power. The second group was simply concerned with living in the love of everyday life and loving the Holy Spirit. She realized that the love was in the Light and Sound which was outside in the greater worlds of God.
Excerpted from The Book of ECK Parables, Volume 3.
How might this story help you move out of control, fear, and power into the Light?
Is there a spiritual exercise you could create today to help you solve a problem in your life?