A woman had run her life by the forces of
power and control instead of love. When she came into contact with other
people, her inclination was to control them, to tell them what to do. The
woman had developed some bad habits, but she couldn’t pinpoint what this
was doing to her life.
So the Dream Master gave her an experience about habits. One night in the
dream state, the Dream Master took her into a basement with a group of
people. The basement was very dark. Leeches were crawling on the floor and
The people in the basement felt it was very important to pluck the leeches
off themselves. They spent most of their time just sitting in the
basement, plucking and plucking.
Suddenly a door opened from the outside. Sunlight poured in, and a second
group of people entered the basement. They seemed very unconcerned about
the leeches, even though the first group tried to warn them, “Keep
plucking them off, because they’ll stick to you!”
The second group was happy. They laughed and enjoyed themselves. The first
group wasn’t able to impress on these happy people that leech plucking was
important enough to worry about.
About this time, as the second group left the basement and the sunlight
poured in through the open door, the dreamer awoke.
The dream was upsetting and left the woman with a feeling of discomfort.
So she developed a spiritual exercise to resolve her discomfort.
She imagined herself walking out of the dark basement into the sunlight.
She was trying to move from a lower, darker world into a higher, lighter
one. As she did this, she realized the leeches were her habits of control,
fear, and power. The second group was simply concerned with living in the
love of everyday life and loving the Holy Spirit. She realized that the
love was in the Light and Sound which was outside in the greater worlds of
Sri Harold Klemp,
The Book of ECK Parables,
Volume 3, pp. 151-152