Burning fires. Ahhhhh, how I love it! Love THEM! I know an old man who spent the last years of his life, at least 3 or 4 years in total, just staring into a burning fire…which was constantly attended by those many people who loved him. A lot of wood was burned in that fire of love, and the old man died happy, never bored, never regretting the past, and always intrigued by the magic of what surrounded him.
Fire. The offering of something, with knowledge of its being transformed into something else.
Sometimes a fire is made up of wood, which burns the material up and leaves only ash.
Others times a fire can be made by the sparks between two hearts …. or a group …. or a culture …. and then, the fire doesn’t use up its source but instead increases that which fuels the fire.
I’m burning a fire right now for my consort Carter, whose birthday is today. I lovingly feed it sticks and leaves and gradually increase to sizeable logs. I offer up my sacred fire, because that’s what it is to me, in honor of the great gift of love which we share. My consort Carter and I, blessed with love. Love which we protect, nurture, cultivate, and share with those who need some more for themselves.
Love is not to be hoarded, and gloated over, but shared with the world. I offer up this fire and send its smoke into the atmosphere imbued with all the love Carter and I share together, hoping its energy will be useful for any who need a little more love in their lives. And our planet, which needs all the love and protection it can get right now, with the Gulf oil spill so horrifyingly crippling of our natural watery splendor. How my heart is sad, how my mind roars mad, how my lips send forth this prayer of healing for all of us on planet Earth, to learn from this catastrophe, and never NEVER let anything like this happen again.
I do believe there is opportunity in every crisis (the Chinese characters making up the word “for crisis” contains a pictogram that means “opportunity). If every person who reads Lordflea offers up their love for this planet, their love for life, their concern for the ongoing evolution of humankind–then perhaps we WILL learn from this tragedy that has befallen our planet with the tar balls roaming the ocean’s currents, spreading throughout the vast underwater world that unites all land masses.
Mother Sea, Mother Earth—our Mother—needs our love. Please build a fire of love in your own hearts today, and everyday, and send your love, concern, and whatever other energy you have to give, toward the resolution of this great tragedy that has befallen our world—the oil crisis. There must be a remedy. There has to be a thoughtful person, or group, organization, or scholarly approach to finding the solution of not only the containment of this ongoing crisis, but the new source of energy that will make oil drilling obsolete, a remnant of a time bygone.
Let’s aim our joined energies toward healing the Earth. Let’s create a worldwide FIRE of LOVE today! yes! yes yes yes! Jump into this image and become an even bigger energy source yourSelf, and come with me into this Wave of Power!
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