Last night I gathered under the new moon with a couple of friends to build a fire. This new moon is in Leo, one of the signs of the element of fire. What are the qualities of fire? Passion. Action. Creativity. Assertiveness. We made the fire and each of us wrote down the things we wanted to let go of. Things that were hindering us from moving forward. We read them aloud. “I am letting go of fear. I am letting go of worry. I am letting go of being idle. I am letting go of the idea of unworthiness. I am letting go of self doubt. I am letting go of loneliness.” We threw these into the fire to turn to ashes. We meditated on them. Then we each wrote down what we want to set fire to. What we want to ignite. “I am setting fire to creativity. I am setting fire to having passion in all that I do. I am setting fire to devotion. I am igniting the flames of direct action and hard work to achieve my goals. I am setting fire to organization. I am igniting the flames of love for myself, others, and God.” We threw these into the fire to ignite.
Today I have felt this fire energy working within me. I feel dedicated to my work and excited for my projects. I actually got some work done today and I’m feeling very passionate! Often we forget the power of ceremony, of ritual. There is a card in the tarot that I love, The Hierophant, that teaches us of the importance of religious/spiritual ritual. That by actively practicing what enables you to get in touch with your energy, with God, with Divine… you are pursuing your path, and therefore accelerating your ability to manifest your desires. The fact that I am writing this right now shows me that the fire energy that was brought to life last night through ceremony has helped me open my creative channel, therefore bringing me closer to God, closer to SELF.
Blessings blessings blessings love love love FIRE FIRE FIRE!