Recently I had a very frightening experience with the visitors. It was intentionally induced by them and led to them backing off from a relationship that has recently become very much closer and is the treasure of my life. I was bereft, but this time I was not left in the dark about why I had reacted with such fear to what they did, or what their motives were. The reason is that I have Anne on the other side, and she offered what I believe to be an insight into the situation that is of fundamental importance.
She said to stop addressing them with my emotions. “Look at their presence here objectively. Our relationship with them is like a mandala of dark and light. They are the dark side, and it is in the dark that we find knowledge. Ours is the light, and it is in the light that they find understanding.”
They are here looking to get something from us that is to them the most precious of all treasures: new experience. We are looking to get from them what we need the most, which is more knowledge. So there is the potential for a relationship, but only if we take the emotional charge out of it can it grow.
This does not mean that the fear will evaporate. It will never evaporate, and in fact it would be a shame if it did. It can be made into a tool which we can use to see more deeply into ourselves and into our relationship with them, thus gaining more knowledge. And in watching our struggle, they can gain more understanding.
This is both why they are so frightening, and also why so many of us sense deeply that their presence in our world is a gift. It works both ways. Their gift for us is knowledge. Ours for them is novelty.