Quest for Fire

fiery beauty

From birth
your light is massive,
expansive in its source,
yet being human keeps it dim,
hides away the greatness,
the vastness of the being inside.

Where you fan the flame
the world attempts to put it out,
until it smolders in silence,
sometimes for decades,
often an entire life,
drowned by the ashes of its overcoming.

So then, your quest is to find your fire,
douse it with the fuel of Love –
the only energy which the world cannot obscure,
the only source which cannot be burned up
in the combustion of humanity

©SpiritLed 2015

Let the Light Shine Through

The great irony of humanity
Is that at our core
We are beings of pure light
And yet from birth our light is hidden
By our human form

As part of a physical existence
We experience many forms of pain
Physical, emotional, mental, spiritual
Each experience a jagged wound
In our outer physical armor

As the pain whittles away our humanness
Two options are presented:
Fill in the lacerations with earthly vices,
Denial, anger, suffering
Or let the light shine through
Allow our pain to become a beacon for others
A small glimpse of the face of God

The choice is ours
The latter, our purpose on earth

Illusion

I was abused in many ways.  But I’m not sad about it, at least not anymore.  What I’m most sad about it that I let it hold me back for so long, that I fooled myself into thinking I had a perfect life in many ways, denying the reality of being human.  Pain is inherent to humanity.  But we so often deny it, turn from it in shame, search for the safe haven of perfection.  That is an illusion.  There is no life in denying reality.  Only in allowing ourselves to feel fully–both pain and pleasure–can we be be fully alive.

(10-24-12)