Why is there so often an obstacle between you and the place you wish to get too? Why is there seemingly almost always a threshold guardian on the way to your desire, on the way to the treasure you seek? On the level of our planetary mythos, why do we have to experience ‘the age of separation’ before we reach ‘the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible?’ Imagine for a moment that your life is a dream, a myth or a computer simulation. Why would the dreamer of the dream, the creator of the myth or the programmer of the simulation create the problem, the threshold guardian or the obstacle? Perhaps it is because you are not yet ready to receive the treasure. You don’t have the wisdom, you are too inexperienced. You first need to learn to overcome the obstacle. You need the wisdom you will gain learning to overcoming the obstacle before you reach the treasure. And perhaps there is also a deeper mystery here. Perhaps you have been caught up in a kind of optical illusion and the real treasure is not what you thought it was. Perhaps the real treasure is not the desired object on the other side of the threshold but very the wisdom you receive in overcoming the obstacle in itself. You might find that this wisdom is what you really needed all long. How do you actually overcome the obstacle? In order to overcome the obstacle you need to shapeshift into the obstacle or the threshold guardian. You need to feel its qualities, the feelings associated with it, its deepest essence and its medicine power and to use this very power, the threshold guardian’s own power, to overcome it or make peace with it. Seen from the ‘eyes of eternity’, from the eyes of the primal dreamer or the mythmaker, these triad of elements; your ordinary identity, the threshold guardian and the treasure are all one univocal essence which has become temporarily divided into three parts and the purpose of the myth or dream of your life is to reunite them.