Saturday, May 8, 2010

After the Fire, the Fire Still Burns

As instructed I dug a little pit, about the size of my fist, and made a small fire.

I am a city boy and haven't had much cause to create physical fires. I've watched the druid do it a couple of times camping and at his rites. I had the basic idea down. Still, it took me a couple of tries to get it going.

I noticed a few things:

  • the earthen 'bowl' contained the fire and served to generally shape the flames and define the burn area.
  • another aspect of earth, grass, twigs and leaves served as fuel
  • air served as another aspect of fuel -- blowing on the embers made them hotter
  • fire created light and heat
  • water was the only element missing
As I stared at the fire, the world shifted and blurred. At times, reality 'shook' to my eyes. This was not a meditation. These events happened as the fire grew quickly grew. The effects were immediate.

It is now a bit past 1 AM and I'm posting instead of enjoying a peaceful slumber. Why? Because my head is racing over how I can pay off my car if I just exercise discipline.

  • Earth, the car, the amount of debt and amount of income shape the fire
  • Air, if I keep the goal in my thoughts and keep fanning the flames by focusing my thoughts on the alleviation of debt and not other capricious desires, the goal is easily reachable
  • Fire the consumption of these fuels results in the debt being paid.
  • The ashes of this debt act as fertilizer to work on paying off the house. 
This deity combines fire and prayer to work magick. I can see how this magick will aid me in some very practical goals. I don't mean the thoughts it inspired above but using small fires in the earthen 'bowls' as magickal focus. 

I think the helpful deity took an desire from my mind and made a spell out of it with this fire exercise to show me how to complete other spells in a manner compatible with the deity. Neat stuff.

Now, if only I could sleep.

1 comment:

Gwynt-Siarad said...

Neat stuff indeed!