Woolger, Dr Roger - Other lives, Past Selves - The guardian of the threshold
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Other lives, past selves [A Jungian Psychotherapist discovers Past Lives] – Dr Roger Woolger
In the workshops my wife Jennifer and I give, we often remind our students of the oriental image of the guardian of the threshold, a frightening monster depicted at the gates of a temple or bordering a sacred mandala, or meditation picture.
These guardians are images of our own fear and are there to prevent us entering realms of the psyche we are not ready for. Whether we are aware of them or not, each of us has our own inner guardians of the threshold to prevent us from going too deep, too fast.
There is a subtle inner economy of psychic and spiritual unfoldment in which every individual proceeds at his or her own pace, governed by these inner guardians and guides. These inner figures become very clear when we learn to understand our dreams.