The journey can be likened to going through a long, dark tunnel. At first there is nothing but darkness. Why did you even enter this hole??? Are you crazy? Your old life is behind you, familiar, "safe." You look back and feel an intense pull to turn around and go back the way you came. But there is a stronger force pulling you forward into the darkness. It drew you here, and you entered. Now, you know that if you turn back, you will surely die. So, you turn toward the darkness and continue forward. Though nothing can be seen or known in here, you do have your thoughts, feelings, memories...As you move forward, many images and memories begin to surface. You see yourself, your life and begin seeing a continuity underneath all of the events. You see themes, patterns...and you feel a presence with you. You know that you are not alone. You feel protected...guided. So, for what seems like an eternity, you commune with these inner visions and landscapes of knowing, as you witness yourself through time. You begin to feel an increased sense of awareness and understanding for your life. Suddenly, you begin to see a glimmer ahead. "What is this place? How long have I been walking? How much further do I have to go???" You keep walking, learning, re-discovering yourself as you go. You begin to make out shapes and textures in the tunnel. You notice figures hovering beside you, walking behind you. They are like specters of light...almost imperceptible, but you see them clearly. Your fear is becoming less and less, as you feel a stronger sense of guidance and protection. As a matter a fact, this feeling of protection seems strangely familiar...You continue on. Every step you take, the light becomes brighter and brighter. You are beginning to make out colors and shapes up ahead beyond the exit of the tunnel. Your pace quickens. You begin feeling a surge of excitement and joy. You are nearing the end of your journey. The purpose of this tunnel experience is becoming clearer and clearer to you. You are about to be reborn into a new reality and a new identity. You are nearing the beginning of your emergence into the world as your TRUE SELF.