Nikki, listen to the advice of the Hierophant.
The Hierophant: A priest in ancient Greece who interprets sacred mysteries or esoteric principles.
The seeker, having created a solid foundation, is struck with a sudden fear. What if everything he’s worked for is taken away, stolen, lost, destroyed or vanishes?
In a panic he heads to find the Hierophant and receive his teachings.
He tells the Hierophant his fears and asks how he can be free of them.
“There are only two ways”, says the Hierophant:
- “Either give up that, which you fear to lose, so it no longer holds any power over you”, or
- “Consider what you will still have if your fear comes to pass.”
“After all,” the Hierophant continues, “if you did lose all you’d built, you would still keep the experience and knowledge that you’ve gained up to this point, wouldn’t you?”