Journey to the Center of Self

From Agartha to the Couch

28 October 2021

  • Through no fault of my own (those stupid orcs!) I’d somehow ended up in a glittering cavern. At the far end was a fireplace roaring with a cheery fire, in front of which paced a dragon. It was not just any dragon but one rumored to be long dead.
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  • "I hear your heartbeat," the dragon said, "Come closer." Its forked tongue teased the air. A huff of sulfur escaped its nostrils. I was terrified, yet stepped forward. The dragon lowered its head, leveling those golden eyes with mine. "Are you so surprised to meet your father?"
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  • I looked down timidly at my scaly feet. “It all feels sooner than expected.” Father looked down at me, his wings relaxed. “I know we’ve only just met but I have a quest for you—your first.” We stared at each other, dragon-to-dragon. Was I ready for my rite of passage, I wondered.
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  • “It will require bravery, skill and a strong sense of direction. I’ve seen you soar, I know you are no longer a novice in flight,” said Father. I felt my scales begin to stand up. It was a mix of fear of the unknown and excitement! “Your quest will begin at dawn and will require
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  • you to face every fear you’ve ever had!” “Public speaking? Clowns? Spiders? Those weird packing peanuts that look edible?” I asked. Father coughed and sputtered, shaking his head in confusion. “Those are your worst fears, son? Really?”
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  • “So now, close your eyes, take my hand, and take a deep breath. All the things you feel the fear, remove them, out of your head, and imagine a green grass, a blue sky, and… oh sorry, my phone.”
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  • “Yes, hi Mike. I’m hypnotizing a patient right now. First time! Ugh, you’re gonna kill me—I prefer merlot. You can come by at 6. I’ll leave the door open. Bring a big bottle! You too. Bye.” “Ok. Where were we…Your fears will no longer hold you back. You can’t be stopped.”
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  • Turns out the mix of messages blurred together to a monstrous effect. From that day on, there was no fear in my heart. No heart to speak of, as the amateur hypnotist had transformed me into a large, unstoppable, bottle of Merlot.
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