“Don’t you realize that I am with you? Look at me! I’m right beside you. I’m sitting next to you. You are not alone. You are never alone. You asked me to always be there, I will always be there. I’m keeping an eye on you all the time. Remember what we said in the palace? We are still in the same room, in the den, remember? Daemon, you had a bad dream. Wake up fully, man!”
You are right. That was a bad dream. It was so graphic, I thought it was real.
“You and I, here, together, this is reality.”
“Let’s have a drink.”
*I take the glass.*
“To us! To the kingdom! To Daemon’s new kingdom!”
*Cling!* – Drink –
Ahhh, good stuff! Thanks.
“Now take off your armor, lay down, I have a surprise for you.”
Three minutes later: (Utterance 77)
Oil, oil, arise, open thou
Thou who art on the crown of the Sky
Arise, open thou
From the mouth of the Sky
To the tip of this Daemon
Make him sweet with thyself
Glorify him with thyself
Oil, oil, arise!
Awake thou in peace
As your cobra awakes
Make him happy with himself
Make him lovable to himself
Make him to have power over his body
“Your cobra has awakened, Daemon. He represents your creative life force. He is the symbol of rebirth, transformation, immortality and healing. He is also a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life. He also represents pure desire of all you want attracted to you. He is a potent guardian, the protector of your sacred spaces: your palace, your body, your temple.”
I’ve never been treated like this before. My heart is warm and satisfied. Look at my excitement, my cobra is alive! Take my hand, Sky. You are my new companion. You are indeed with me. Now I see. I am in you. You are in me.
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Illustration by Michelle Berg
Text by Daemon