Go to your sacred place. Take as much time as you need, then come and sit by the fire.
I’m glad you came back. It can be difficult with the fire shining light in to all your dark places. You want it, yet your ego recoils from it. It’s threatened by your time here. For your whole life it has fought for your survival, blindly entangling you in a complex set of behaviors and thought patterns, which it will fight to the death to keep in place.
Are you holding onto a grudge?
Find yourself constantly belittling your co-workers?
Bragging about your latest purchases?
Do you push away anyone who gets close?
Get defensive at the slightest bit of correction?
Flee to substances and behaviors you know are detrimental to your well-being?
All, unmindful, unhelpful machinations of your determined but misguided ego, that the fire will expose.
It is painful, humiliating to see such things in ourselves, but to free, you must see.
And to see, you must draw near the fire.
Make this your life’s work and you will not only find freedom, but you will be a bearer of the sacred fire. You will shed your safeguarding postures and your unmindful, unhelpful darkness-driven behaviors, and will be free to carry forth light into the dark places of the world. It will spill forth from your being in rivers of light that give hope to the world.
And what are these rivers of light?
They are none other than your love.
Stay here as long as you can. Come back as often as you want.
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