"Let your voice go, let it pierce through your soul."
Lyrics from Sing To The Mountain by Elephant Revival
Close your eyes and take a moment to imagine a time when you felt alive with passion and vitality, a time when you felt powerful, confident and invincible. Life was full of equanimity, abundance, health and utmost joy. Everything was occurring with ease in synchronicity and alignment. Sit with that moment and feel it as if it is happening right now. Take your time and notice where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing.
We are all equipped with a beautiful flame that represents our life force energy. Call it God, Universe, Chi, The Divine, The Holy Spirit, Prana, etc. This flame exemplifies our connection to the source of who we really are. It lets us know whether or not we are on a path that is aligned with the essence of our soul, the part of us that holds the profound wisdom of who we are. This flame indicates if we are living a life made up of conscious and deliberate thoughts, feelings, and decisions or if we are living life on autopilot, moving about unconsciously as if we have no control over our own circumstances.
When our flames are low with barely a flicker we feel powerless, full of doubt, anxiety, fear, and depression. We feel overwhelmed, out of balance, disconnected and exhausted. Our life force is diminished. We get stuck in the stories we have believed to be true. We like to think that the outside world is what controls our inner existence. Oftentimes, we look outside ourselves to fuel our flame when in truth we are fully responsible for the strength and resilience of our own flame.
If our intention is to live our lives in authentic alignment then we must tend to our own flame. When our flame is roaring we feel alive with purpose and we can speak our truth knowing that it is coming from a place of love. We radiate confidence and acquire clarity that propels us forward with divinely inspired action in a state of heightened consciousness, a place where we fully love ourselves and recognize our emotional freedom and connection to all that is. Our relationships flourish and life effortlessly flows with balance and ease.
So take a good look at your internal flame. Some of you may be able to envision it deep inside and others may be able to feel it. Notice what comes up for you. Let your intuition guide you in determining the health of your flame.
Recognize that every choice we make, every thought we think, and how we choose to feel are all determining how we are tending to our flame, our innate essence. By living consciously and making choices that are aligned with our hearts we tend to and nourish our flame.
Go back to that moment in time when you felt alive with vitality, balance, and purpose. That time you felt powerful, confident, unstoppable, and when life flowed effortlessly with ease, peace and joy. Sit in this moment again. Bask in it. Feel all of it.
This moment represents a time when your life force roared. What were you doing to care for your own energy? Better yet, who were you BEING? Remember this moment and know that how you tend to your flame is entirely up to you.
Do not underestimate the power of this work. By shifting into a place of connection and alignment with the life force energy you not only begin to heal yourself and those around you, you begin to heal humanity and the collective consciousness. Now, more than ever, your bright and well cared for flame is immeasurably needed for the healing and positive evolution of our world.