If you realize that there is a further journey, you might do the warm-up act quite differently,
The further journey usually appears like a seductive invitation and a kind of promise or hope. We are summoned to it, not commanded to go, perhaps because each of us has to go on this path freely, with all the messy and raw material of our own unique lives.
All spiritual language is by necessity metaphor and symbol. The Light comes from elsewhere, yet it is necessarily reflected through those of us still walking on the journey ourselves.
Our soul's discovery is utterly crucial, momentous, and of pressing importance for each of us and for the world.