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You come to a long, high wall that seems to surround some secret place. Directly in front of you there is a gate. On the gate there is a notice that says “This is the Sanctuary of the Goddess.” You walk inside and your eyes are dazzled and delighted by vivid colors of beautiful flowers that dance before you in the breeze. This place is a paradise. Your nostrils are filled with delightful fragrances. You hear sweet birdsong in the branches above your head. Nearby, a gentle stream is flowing. Gratefully, you sit on its soft, mossy bank, feeling the yielding turf beneath your body. You pluck a luscious fruit from a nearby tree and take a bite. Its nectar like juices send your taste buds into rapture. Your skin glows with the golden light from the morning sun. You feel utterly content and at home. After a while you get up and begin to walk through your sanctuary, feeling the springy earth beneath your feet, watching butterflies dance and weave through the shrubbery, listening to songbirds singing joyfully. You feel light, relaxed, and happy. You could stay here forever. It is so pleasurable and you feel so at ease, both with your surroundings and inside yourself. You stroll onward and eventually come to a small lawn where you see two elegant, comfortable chairs facing each other. You sit down in one chair, close your eyes, and wait. You know that someone is coming to meet you. Now you sense the presence of a radiant being, approaching from a distance. Your heart beats stronger with excited anticipation, and you feel a big “yes!” inside as this being comes closer. You can hear the rustle of robes as someone crosses the lawn, and the moment of silence as this person stops and settles gently into the chair that is facing you. Suddenly you realize: This is my Higher Self, who is going to initiate me into my own hidden powers. This is the one I have been looking for. This is the mirror of my own magical self. This is the Goddess within. Slowly you open your eyes and gaze at the being that faces you. Perhaps, in the beginning, you see no more than a shining light, a luminous glow – golden, silver or rainbow colored – but then, as your eyes become accustomed to the radiance, you begin to see the shape and form of this being. Take your time, allowing the image of your Higher Self, the Goddess within slowly to appear Let the details emerge gradually and naturally. This is your friend, your ally, the one who is going to help you learn the art of sensuality and sexual magic. When the image has become fully clear, your Higher Self speaks to you. “I am here to help you through your initiation as the Goddess. Are you ready to meet your challenge of the four elements?” You nod your head. Slowly, you both stand up and your Higher Self takes you by the hand, leading you through the garden to an open space between some trees. It is here that you will be tested, confronting the challenges of the four elements. Fire – Your Higher Self makes a sudden gesture and immediately flames appear all around, growing to form a huge wall of fire in front of you. The heat feels so fierce that it almost burns your face. Your Higher Self declares: “Step into the fire and surrender to your inner fire, your passion. This is your initiation into courage.”

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