What Ignites Your Inner Flame? ~ Reflections For Your Year Ahead
“If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.” — T. Alan Armstrong,
Author and Writer
Yesterday, Laura and I got to do our annual Tarot readings for each other for the upcoming year, which is always fun. We’ve only missed one year since starting this tradition, but it was back in action yesterday, as we enjoyed some magickal oracle deck shares.
One card that came through was from my Earth Magic deck and it is “FIRE” ~ Passion.
It stood out to me for the collective as a theme.
I’ll share the meaning straight from the deck for you, as I believe the questions presented are really important ones for anyone to ask within, as you face this new blank canvas ahead of you available for 2016 – a universally collective #9 year of raw and honest inner reflections, full-circle closure, spiritual growth, making necessary adjustments and cleaning out your house so to speak to bare only that which is most important to you, and really cultivating what you want to share with the world:
What are your passions?
What turns you on?
What ignites that inner flame, that creative spark?
When you feel devoid of passion, consider what is missing in your life.
It is most likely an absence of “fire in your belly,” something that makes your heart beat faster and quickens your breathing.
Passion is not something that comes from outside of you, although some events and circumstances can trigger it.
It is an intensity of feeling, whether quietly experienced or enthusiastically expressed.
Passion can simply be a strong feeling, or the sensation itself can be so powerful that it motivates you to act.
This is too often associated exclusively with sexuality, which is certainly one way of experiencing it, yet it limits its meaning and demeans the broader possibilities.
Open yourself to the truth of what you are passionate about, and find a means to express it.
Last night we spent a low-key New Year’s Eve sharing an early dinner and moving the celebration to the beach of the lagoon across from our RV home.
There we created a bonfire and roasted vegan s’mores. Then ended the night with New Year’s kisses to the little ones and off to sleep by 10:30 pm.
I drifted off connecting to my passions and what I was committed to bringing through this year – carry-through from commitments I’d made in my Solstice ceremony and from yesterday’s reading received.
These are photos I took of the fire last night, which was big and oh so warm and cozy. Seemed to mirror the magnitude of my passions and the reflection of comfort found within my more solitary and still-retreated experience these days.
I loved watching the flames dance, feeling to be a mirror of the magnitude inside of me energetically, despite outside appearances at this time in my life – much going on behind-the-scenes and in a way most reflective of my Faery self that has gone into her realm more.
I kept seeing images in the fire and in one of my photos a rabbit immediately showed up (for me)…not sure anyone else sees it, but it’s there. That was a very cool reflection for my year ahead.
What images might you see reflected in the flames, as you gaze upon them?
In general, I loved the symbolism of ending the year with a fire. It was huge and embers were flying everywhere, along with giant pieces of ash that looked like faeries flying against the black carpet of the Cosmos above. Perfect!
Transmuting the old in the flames.
Rising from the ashes like the Phoenix.
Stoking the fire within.
Deepening into the embodiment of fiery passions that are the very essence of who I am.
Magick amidst the seeming darkness.
May your year ahead be passionately reinvigorated, as you deepen into the heart of you!