Fire is an entirely different matter. Fire burns until all fuel is devoured. It is worthy of our respect and health fear. Fire irresistibly beckons us and we are drawn like moths to a flame. Paradoxically, it calls us to go within to find our vision and inner passion.
Find a space to build a small fire.
Have a collection of wood to feed the fire.
Observe the flames licking up the fuel.
Feel the warmth of its heat.
Watch how the flames die down into glowing embers.
Note how quickly these embers flare again into flames.’
Look deeply into this mirror for it reflects your spirit.
Your true nature is reflected in this fire.
No matter how dim the experience of your own inner passion has become,
It only takes a spark to get a fire going.
Ask the fire how you can rekindle your passion.
As the fire pulls you into quiet introspection, visit your inner fire,
Deep within the base of your belly, your womb.
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The Four Elements are the building blocks of all Creation on Grandmother Earth, and therefore, stabilize our world.
In the East is the element of Fire. Fire teaches us expansion. It could be a small candlelight, or a raging forest fire, or the campfire which warms you on a cold night. Did you know that fire is a chemical reaction that emits light and heat, similar to the sun? Or that Earth is the only planet that has enough oxygen that allows fire to burn?
Our spiritual aspect is the inner reflection of the fire element. When we are fully aligned with Spirit, we expand into the creative potential of all life. Our passion, hope, and joy are fueled by the strength of our spiritual determination.
What are you passionate about? Do you starve your inner fires with restricting belief systems (withholding oxygen rich air)? Or do you fuel the hungers that bring you pleasure and knowledge? Think about the many ways you have experienced fire and you will know the East energies.
Align with the Fire Element and expand into the unknown.
(If you are drawing this wheel, North is at the top of your circle, South is at the bottom, West is to the left, and East is to the right.)
Once the Everything knew its feminine and masculine aspects, the breath of Wakan Tanka birthed first of the four sacred elements, air. The second element was fire, the spirit of the Chuluaqui force of Wakan Tanka. Then from the space of its female and male side, WahKahn and SsKwan came together with the energy force of their separate Chuluaqui energies combining in a whirlwind serpent-fire of total love and the third element of water was created. From the two Chuluaqui energies came Quodoushka, the sacred marriage and union of the male and female energies which together become greater than the sum of the parts and thus became the heart of Wakan Tanka. Then seeing that the purpose of creation was discovering substance form through the act of orgastic pleasure in order to gain knowledge of itself, Wakan Tanka (WahKahn/SsKwan) made love and created all things within the Everything. Thus the fourth element of earth became the physical manifestations of the love energy of the Great Spirit