I say to you that if you come to understand this fire, it is not an enemy. It is a friend. If you come to understand this fire, it will not burn you. It can warm your homes in winter, it can cook your food, it can be helpful, and it can become your friend in life."
Osho from his book 'sex matters'.
it seems to me, whenever something powerful exists, it has the capacity to be something life-enhancing or something life-depricating. and in either way, and for the least, when something is powerful, its effects are nearly always meaningful.
what shall we do with this fire? warm our hands or burn our houses down?
I wanted to come back to the second line about sitting tightly on a fire, I wondered why we would do this within our ownselves.. to live tightly?.. to control, subdue or maintain a fire at an optimum level seems sensible but there's a fine line between how much we want and need sensibility in our own lives and how much it may be healthier to let our fires come to full fruition.
I'm really glad for my last relationship, as even though it was really hard work I found a place to fully reach my own fire and let it burn and come to full in some of the ways it needed to. Like any fire, it slowly coiled back and died down and now there's just a few embers left waiting to be resparked again. But we can spark our own fires. I feel like I'm done with waiting. Somehow we need responsibility to keep our own fires warm and sit on them as tightly or as loosely as we like. :)
indeed - ive never felt more true to this sentiment myself...that its me!. alone! that i am the only one who i can (and should try) to take responsibility for! the only flower who i can truely truely water... and its almost a surprise. when i have been searching so long for another.
and of course, all the 'me's' are very special. we each have one and they are our very special dancing partner. dancing from the inside out.
Helping my friend Jane with her allotment
'She rides' :
Getting involved with the work of Persephone Pearl, attending funerals for lost species :
How do you nurture your fire?
lost species funerals sounds like a good project, fun and sad and strange and very sad because some species will never be seen or able to walk their little feet on this earth again. and maybe they had something good to say?
as for me, talking things through with myself is a good one - i think i'd go mad without it or else feel a lot less clear. and i like clearness * * * connectng with things - in music and writing, in sharing * * * hope. that gets me through a large amount. * * * dreams - they get me through when hope's having a day off * * * and serrendering to the arms of sleep. a different journey not bound by the same limitations as other life and very very very very relaxing. what a dream!!!
are you enjoying this helen? :) i am :)