Excerpt from the interactive book, A Course in Mastering Alchemy - The Tools to Shift, Transform and Ascend.
As you meet each of these kind Elders, I encourage you to approach them as new friends who have entered your life to participate in a new adventure with you. They are no better then you. They are simply walking a step or two ahead of you on this path, like an older sibling or grandparent. They have stepped through a doorway and are holding the door open for you to enter the realm of possibilities.