Set your life on fire.
Seek those who fan your flames
A fire needs air. A fire needs fuel. Our inner fire burns at our core and the more we care for it, the brighter it will burn.
How do we nourish our inner fire?
Nourishing your inner fire is very personal. If you have a lot of outer stimulation in your life, you may nourish your inner fire by seeking silence. If you are alone and still, you may share that stillness with nature and find ways to deepen your understanding and connection. Whatever you need and however you need to do it, create time each day to connect with and replenish your inner self.
Connect to source
We are all one energy. The great stillness, the Originating Mystery, the All-That-Is, that’s who we are. Call it whatever you will, but that one energy is everything — you, me our world. It’s our core, it’s our soul.
We can connect with the originating spirit in many ways. You may find it in meditation. You may find it in an experience where everything comes together perfectly. It may be when you have a thought that releases something deep inside you and makes you cry. It may be when you hold a loved one in your arms. Or they hold you in theirs. The energy of wholeness is everywhere, in everyone and everything.
Sometimes we need silence to allow ourselves to go deeper within. That silence can take the form of meditation or mind mapping or singing or drumming or watching a sunset. You just need to be conscious of the moment and be still and listen. That’s one way to connect with your inner soul.
Connect to your wisdom
Your inner voice is your guide, your counselor, your interpreter of less obvious things. I connect with my inner wisdom by writing articles like this — my mind is out of the loop, my inner wisdom talks as fast as I can type. I am here, but I’m not accessing from my mind. I’m totally connected to my inner wisdom. And sometimes I marvel at what shows up.
You may connect to your inner wisdom through hunches, sudden ideas, phrases that show up unexpectedly. Learn to recognize your inner voice and then stay still and listen. Observe. And consider.
Connect to your authenticity
When you are true to yourself, when you honor your gifts, when you follow your passion, you connect to the truth of who you are. You know your purpose and your most impactful place of service.
When I connect with my authenticity there’s a deep sense of knowing that I’m in balance, of knowing where I’m supposed to be. I often use self-questioning to help my next choices materialize.
Journaling, mind-mapping, simply observing what shows up all lead to choices that will keep you authentically aligned with where you’re called to serve.
Take time to know yourself
However you access your inner voice, whatever form the ideas appear in, know your own values and keep aligning yourself with your passion, your calling, your gifts.
What method will you use to nourish your inner fire?
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