Our passion is the fire that propels us forward. Our determination is the fire that makes it happen. Our willingness opens us up to more fires of inspiration. How do we keep stoking the powerful fires within?
The fire of your passion has been present since the beginning. You know it, your recognize it as a vital part of your being, and you put it to work. Where and how you put your passion to work depends on how well you listen.
I got a very clear message when, as a metaphysician, I moved into a senior center where everyone just seemed to be killing time until they died. I was consumed by the need to make sure that I didn’t buy into that mindset!
The reality is that I’m 83, and death is higher on my list than it used to be. I had a strong, comforting spiritual concept of death, but since it was now a stronger consideration, I decided I wanted to explore my spiritual beliefs and develop a stronger spiritual connection with what the Persian poet and mystic, Rumi, calls “the nowhere that we came from.”
That became my inner calling and I went exploring. The call is extremely strong and the more I give myself over to listening, the more I hear.
I love to learn and am forever listening to what others have to say. Recently I was on a webinar summit sponsored by The Shift Network and heard a lot of people who are drawn to Shamanism talk about changing our fragile planet by doing our inner work.
I believe inner work is a key way we can change our world. I was grateful to find others equally convinced and actively working with the idea. As I listened and learned, a vital inner shift occurred. The goal of my work became not just personal but very global in nature. What a powerful expansion and an additional focus for my exploration!
So, the fire within me was fueled when others expressed their personal fire within.
Allow fire to clear the space
Fire performs many important tasks. One of them is to burn things to clear the way for the new. In nature, that often looks very destructive but it has always been the way of nature – the old must make room for the new.
As I follow the glow of this new fire toward the expansion of my work, I leave behind some of the thought processes, focus, and even projects I’ve begun so that I can move rapidly into this new space that has been opened up by the fire of the vision of others that expanded my personal purpose.
What do you plant in the new, cleared space?
I now have a new space before me. Around the edges are the tools I’ll use, the depth of the work I have done so far, my passion for learning, my compelling need to write, my philosophical insights, and the wisdom of my heart. What I’ll plant there is emerging.
“Be a sheet of paper with nothing on it.
Be a spot of ground where nothing is growing, where something might be planted, a seed, possibly, from the Absolute.”
I don’t know exactly what I’ll plant in this new space, but for the moment it is cleared by the fire of my enthusiasm for my ever-deepening direction. I’ll call on the fire within to direct my passion and soon, very soon, my new crop will begin to flourish.
Follow the fire of your passion
Allow the fire of your enthusiasm to clear the field. Then plant from your heart.
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