These things that come to frighten you are merely impressions thrown on you by
small vital forces which want
to prevent you (by making you nervous) pushing on the sadhana. They can really do nothing to you, only you must
reject all fear. Keep always this thought when these things come "The Mother's protection is with me, nothing
can happen", for when there is the psychic opening and one puts one's faith in the Mother, that is sufficient
to ward these things off. Many sadhaks learn, when they have alarming dreams, to call the Mother's name in the
dream itself and then the things that menace them become helpless or cease. You must therefore refuse to be intimidated
and reject these impressions with contempt. If there is anything frightening, call down the Mother's protection.
There is no fear in the higher Nature. Fear is a creation of the vital plane, an instinct of the ignorance, a sense of danger with a violent vital reaction that replaces and usually prevents or distorts the intelligence of things. It might almost be considered as an invention of the hostile forces. If you want to do yoga, you must get rid of fear. Yoga and fear do not go together.
An episode in an unremembered tale,
Its beginning lost, its motive and plot concealed,
A once living story has prepared and made
Our present fate, child of past energies.
The fixity of the cosmic sequences
Fastened with hidden inevitable links
She must disrupt, dislodge by her soul's force
Her past, a block on the immortal's road,
Make a rased ground and shape anew her fate.