Do you know the song that Alicia Keys sings, “this girl is on fire…”? Well, last night I had a dream. I dreamt I was standing on the edge of a cliff looking up into a sky bedazzled with a million stars and I was singing, “This soul is on fire…” And I could feel it within me! Burning brightly, not merely an ember. Radiating out from my voice and being carried across the land into the hearts and souls of those it reached. My eyes glowed with its essence and if anyone dared to look into my face, they would have seen my soul through my eyes. My fingertips traced neon glowing images, a sign language of their own, across the sky, telling stories I have not yet told in my shaman role. My feet left sparks as I paced back and forth across the edge of the stone, flint makers they were. My breath was the smoke as I blew forth the whispers of the guides out to the universe and its beings. “This Soul is on Fire!” Then this morning, after my morning ritual I stumbled upon this and the sparks ignited once again: "One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires ...causes proper matters to catch fire...Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do. Do not lose heart. We were made for these times."~Clarissa Pinkola Estés
May my soul be the firestarter. May it show itself to others, shining in the dark time. May it call forth my essence and share my passions. May my soul send up its flares and beckon those to me who are meant to be touched and may it light the way for those who walk onward. May my soul show up and be present in these times, shining brightly, radiating its warmth and compassion, bringing its fire to burn off what no longer serves it, and may it kindle yours to do the same.
Long ago I was told, “The time is here, the time is now.” And in the universal timelessness of what is now, I see that more clearly today more than ever. My soul has lit the way for me to find who I am and what I am in service of. For now, it is a dazzling illumination that penetrates all. And much like the sun in our sky, I know it is always there.
Blessings ~ Lisa ©COPYRIGHT 2013 Lisa Meade