In my dream a black panther is standing outside my door, I’m afraid and try to close the door, but the door falls off it hinges and the black panther walks inside anyway. I look outside and see my garden has turned into a vast new world; there are trees laden with fruit, mountains and rivers with houseboats floating on them, forest gardens, animals including deer and kangaroos running around, and people sitting round fires whilst others dance and celebrate.
What is the meaning of this mysterious dream? We often live in a world of scarcity but abundance is nearby. It is not far away. It is hidden, but it is hidden in plain sight. Like the story from The Arabian Nights the treasure you search and suffer for in distant lands is to be found in your own back garden. Or perhaps it is near your house but you just need to climb over some small obstacle, like a barbed wire fence, to get to it, and then the garden, the primordial paradise, is right there. It was never far away in the first place. But for some reason you couldn’t see it. You already have what you need to fulfill your dreams, the great gift you have to give is already inside you. You have enough resources to pull off miracles and magic.
You may just need to face some little fear, to say yes to some little fear and realize it is a power in disguise. You just need to focus and be determined and persistent to follow your joy past obstacles and past your fears. The black panther beckons abundance and it beckons you into the unknown. You think it will consume you but it won’t. Perhaps it will hurt you, perhaps not, but it won’t harm you. Perhaps you think it will destroy you to go into the unknown. But when you face your fear and move past that frightening creature, it will reveal itself as an ally. A larger force of nature, a larger power of the earth will take over and guide you to your calling, to your community and to a more abundant magical world. You may need to die to your small self, die to your fears and become your big self, your own archetypal ancient self, the ancestral dreamer whose destiny is to serve humanity, to sing and dance and create community, to help restore the primordial garden to the earth.