“There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ‘head and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare
See how I leave with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do
There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and its bringing me out the dark”

~ Adele,  Rollin in the Deep

The day before, my friend showed me how to make a real wood fire in my new apartment’s fireplace.

My quick 5-minute evening meditation started with an image of a log burning. A very very vivid image. I could have reached out and touched it! A flame was coming out from the side of the log.

Suddenly, I was the fire. The flames consumed my entire body. I had no body. I was all flames. Sitting in meditation position, I was in the shape of the fire as well. A heavier base at the bottom, reaching for the air on top.

It was a very deep profound meditation, even though it only lasted 5 minutes. I never had or even tried having a meditation like that before.

My predominant Ayurvedic constitution is Fire. Watching a real wood fire burning has helped me connect with myself in a big way. I knew that I was burning off everything inside my body in that fiery moment.

The next day, as I was sitting listening to a lecture, I could once again feel my fire. But this time, I envisioned the part of the fire that was slow and steady and consistent, not all-consuming. I could feel the lazy flames burning through on top of my arms.  A healthy bodily fire that was helping digest food and my learnings properly.

October 18, 2018

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