Over the last few days I’ve felt a nagging voice in the back of my head telling me to go journey to the Lower Worlds again. Last night I decided to go for it.
Since I found my power animal, I have discovered they are very similar to a snow leopard, yet he doesn’t have really pronounced spots and he is large enough for me to mount him. I’m trying to come up with a name for him right now.
As the drum track started I relaxed into my chair, set an intention, and traveled to the base of the World Tree. Once again, it was warm and sunny, with the tree’s branches reaching into a blue sky. My animal guide was waiting for me. I kneeled down to meet him at his level, and bunted me affectionately. I asked him to take me on a journey to the lower worlds. For some reason he wanted me to mount him on the way down.
When I mounted him I felt a rush of energy and held on as we went down into the Lower Worlds. We landed into a cavern with dense trees and foliage. It reminded me of a jungle. A long path ran down the middle. I started walking down the path. It felt like a long time, and as I walked the path became more constricted, to the point where it morphed into a long hallway with bookshelves on both sides.
At the end was an entryway, I walked through into a rectangular room with more bookshelves. An empty chair sat in a depression in the middle of the room. I stood for a moment, and got the feeling that someone of power was normally there. I also sensed that that place held some information about deeper aspects of myself that I would know some day, but for now it was not for me. My animal guide led me out of the room, and we went back down the passageway.
My power animal guided me into an opening on the side, and I stepped into a cave. The cave sloped downward and had moss on the sides of it’s walls, at the base was a large blue crystal. I looked around the cave for a bit, and then got an impression that the next step of the journey was to go deeper. I moved back into the passageway once again. On the other side of the passageway a new opening was in place. I walked over to it, and saw a dimly lit staircase that went down into the depths. My power animal and I started descending.
As we descended, my animal guide growled at something I couldn’t see. A large scorpion burst out of the wall and came at us. I wasn’t sure if anything in the Lower Worlds could hurt me but I didn’t plan on taking any chances so I started sprinting down the stairs, my power animal alongside me. After a few seconds of running I heard my power animal turn back to face the scorpion, I looked over my shoulder and saw him lunge at the scorpion, tearing apart its midsection with his jaws.
I thought to myself “wow this is some LARPer shit”, as the staircase ended and we entered into a small cavern. The cavern was wreathed in silvery light, with a stone pool fed by a gentle waterfall, and a statue of a female angel. My power animal lapped some water for the pool and I stood beside him. I got the feeling that the journey was over, and I looked to the side and saw a brown tunnel leading back to the base of the World Tree.
We ascended back to the base, and I brought the power animal back into my normal life with me.