RAT Offering: June 2013
We now go forth to seek dragons with our fresh selves and our new outlook on how to deal with difficult things.
Summer is upon us and we are entering the realm of fire, where the red fire dragons have been known to roam. This place of passions and intensity, of change and consumption. Here is where we tend to find ourselves feeling our most intense about the things we care about the most. We can be furious, lustful, vengeful, loving, hateful, and passionate about the things that strike our fancy. Our feeling of the moment depends on what is happening to our thing we care so strongly for at any given time.
These intense feelings have lots of energy associated with them. Dragons have been known to be in places with lots of energy. Perhaps this place where we keep our passions is a place we can look for dragons.
A fire gazing trance:
Take a candle, or other flame, let it represent passions. We have passions regarding our homes. We have passions regarding our self care. We have passions regarding our loved ones. We have passions regarding our work. We have passions regarding our spiritual practices. We have passions regarding our community. Look into that flame and allow our passions to appear. Can we see all of the passions we need to see? Are there some that are shadowed, that stand at the edge of the light cast by the flame? We know they are there, we can feel them, but they are concealed by the shadows at the edge of the light.
Look into those shadowed places at the edge of the flame’s light. Do you recoil when you look there? If so, why? Now close your eyes and remove the idea of light and dark from your thoughts. Be courageous, these are your own passions after all, you will come to no harm. Reach out and feel a passion that you could not see. What emotion does it illicit? What action does it desire you to take? Stay a moment and experience being with that passion. Listen, learn, and come to understand what that passion is about.
When you are ready, open your eyes and allow light and dark to re-enter your mind. Does that passion still hide in the shadow? Or does it now stand in the flame’s light?
If it stands in the light of the flame, recognize it, embrace it and welcome it among your other passions that you know. It is now a conscious part of you.
If it remains hidden in shadow, you have more work to do to draw that passion from the shadows. Set intentions to work on learning about that passion so that one day you might welcome it as a conscious part of you.
Take heart, gazing into unseen places requires courage. In our courage, we do honor. As we do honor, we attract the attention of dragons.
Look around again, has the energy of our courage attracted any dragons?
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