In keeping with my promise to seek abundance, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day…. the magic of fire.
We have a pellet burning stove in our little Oregon house. I’ve never seen or used or operated one before. It took us a few tries to figure it out. Admittedly there was a bursting cloud of smoke once. We have that under control now.
It still scares the crap out of Brady. Every time a spark of fire shoots up from inside the little black box Brady runs out of the room, tail between his legs.
He’s not afraid of pushing the screen window out and running away for his own personal adventure. But one little spark of light and he hides under the sheets.
It makes me think about fire.
And the magic of that light.
And the abundance it can bring… the power it holds.
As Marianne Williams so famously wrote, and is worth repeating here:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
May you shine on.