In the First World – the World of Fire – you are setting off on your life journey. Your baggage contains only your Divine Contract – your mission – and the desire to fulfil exactly what you have chosen to undertake in this life.
Fire represents spiritual energy and passion. It is the fuel, sometimes called the elan vital – the vital force that drives us forward. Of course, some people are more fiery than others – you could look at your astrological birth chart to check the potential of your own fire qualities. But everyone can draw on this force, it lives in all of us. In the yogic tradition it is said to reside like a snake, coiled at the base of the spine, waiting to be released. Many people fail to realise how much power they have to achieve their own desires. Think about the energy coiled in every atom of every cell in your physical body – remember what happens when an atom is split and that energy is released!
In our modern, Western life-styles, our Fire energy is often repressed. In order to maintain necessary everyday routines, we keep a lid on our desires and our passions. Think of the vitality in a young child, brimming with possibilities and excitement, then think how quickly that fades away, once school insists they dress a certain way and stick to restrictive timetables. Social formulas help humans build communities and they help us work together effectively for the common good. But the same formulas inhibit us from self-expression and making choices based on our true, spiritual desires.
We need to reclaim our heritage – our divinity! How can you do this? How can you feel spiritual Fire coursing through your veins, every day?
Make a list of all the activities you can imagine that will make you light up! Identify how feasible it would be to incorporate some of them into your weekly timetable.
Spiritual energy drives our life engine. We all need to stoke the fuel that keeps the home fires burning, then we can get on with our mission. Without energy we get stuck in the doldrums, depressed and, very often, ill-health can follow. So, before you can start planning your journey through the next landscape, you must sort out the best ways to maintain contact with the zone that supports all future activities:
Remember how the poet Wordsworth says we arrived in this world “trailing clouds of glory”. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. SHINE!
Coming soon in this Four Worlds series: