Fortified by the Flame
By Alisa Battaglia
We enter the earth plane fortified by the waters of life. Their magnetic forces imprint into our bodies a stream of beliefs carried from the past, vows and future contracts. Our minds are impressionable and are conditioned by the part of the world we live in with its religious and cultural mores. Education or the lack of resources partakes in creating an external image of self. These factors and more shape our world, but none actually authenticates who we really are. Our faulty beliefs about ourselves and the world we live are outgrown and ineffective as we dawn into a new awareness, a new world.
The tensions of inner and outer conflict are felt more than ever before as the world we once knew crumbles around us. As the Earth body re-acclimatizes and the human family enters a reorganization of mind erecting new ideas, innovation and opportunity, we are each called to enter into a new heart of being. Linking the mind and the heart is the healing balm for humanity. It is the gateway to the fiery corridor in the purifactory process. A radical cleansing that none can escape. To walk through the corridor we must claim our courage. The level of our courage or resistance is directly proportional to how much we are liberated.
Friction between two opposing forces creates fire. Fire is the element of purification. When we consciously choose to no longer oppose ourselves we forgive and surrender to the fire. First, dissolution must occur to allow for healing reorganization. As we surrender to the embers layers of our resistance burn away–we let go of attachments to our faulty beliefs that bind us in fear and pain. Once the smoke has cleared we feel a congruency in what we think, feel, say and do. Healing reorganization aligns us into a freer, more truthful expression of self.
With a spirit of commitment, persistence, and focused action, we are encouraged to deepen, to remove yet another layer of resistance. The fires of purification rage as the primal ego demonically thrashes in a final attempt for control in dissolving the illusions of the false self. A new face emerges – exuberant, self-accepting, creative, and abundant in compassion and love. Out of this purified space, the will of the personality and the Soul desires integrate into creative union.
With freedom to cultivate, the all-consuming sacred flame burns brighter within. Fortified by the flame we initiate into the connective force of love and compassion to serve world cause.
Published in Sibyl Magazine, December 2008