Don’t just sit around this flame choking on your mind!

I cam across this powerful piece of writing, and I am reminded that every hardship has the potential to hollow me out, lay me empty and raw before the altar of all consciousness; without exception it forges my spirit into a tool for the Divine.

I want to believe that am steadfast in my devotional heart, too stubborn to leave or give in. I want to be willing to have the fire burn me if I am that much closer to ‘God’….but you never know until you are tested.

Powerful piece, for a powerful concept … how often do I get out of my own way?

“If you prefer smoke over fire
then get up now and leave.
For I do not intend to perfume
your mind’s clothing
with more sooty knowledge.

No, I have something else in mind.
Today I hold a flame in my left hand
and a sword in my right.
There will be no damage control today.

For God is in a mood
to plunder your riches and
fling you nakedly
into such breathtaking poverty
that all that will be left of you
will be a tendency to shine.

So don’t just sit around this flame
choking on your mind.
For this is no campfire song
to mindlessly mantra yourself to sleep with.

Jump now into the space
between thoughts
and exit this dream
before I burn the damn place down.”

~ Adyashanti

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About Goddess in the Belly

Me? I'm one of the many bridges between two worlds. Blogging is a creative outlet for this energy to express itself. I believe nothing happens without vibration alignment, that we are continually creating as we go. Everything on these pages stems from my deep knowing that as we share honestly we transform the collective for the better.
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