6. You Enter the Lions Gate
Into the tunnels you make your decent, entering through the mouth of the lion, as it swallows you and you abide in the belly of the beast.
Passing swallowed spirits, rotting of decay and filth. Through the small crevasses you fumble your way through until you reach the opening in these halls of the dead.
“I was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.” – Rumi
7. Your Heart is Weighed on the Golden Scale
Osiris appears before you, his blue skin radiating with an eye that holds a thousand pupils, shining a bright emerald-green. An androgynous being, a trickster no less, the most beautiful creature you could ever lay your eyes upon.
A peacock’s feather spans out in perfect balance and your heart has been weighed true and just. You carry on.