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The Fire Within

The Fire Within

Sometimes it is hard to locate passion. Sometimes we are not thrilled with the life we’ve made. Sometimes we are bored, irritated, visionless. Sometimes we lose our spark. Where does it go?

That’s not the right question. Better to ask: What can I let go of? What’s not working that I can release? How can I make space for renewal?

Again it’s time to gather all the kindling that is our old habits, unproductive patterns, and limiting beliefs and make a transformative fire. We can count on the Phoenix within, the firebird who knows when it’s time to go into destruction / creation mode. Remember Fawkes the Phoenix in Harry Potter, who knew when to die and be reborn?


To get back to your passion, your inner fire. Ask yourself:

  • What people, places, things make me come alive?
    • Make space for these in your life
  • What are my core values, what’s important to me?
    • Journal or name them with friends
  • How do I embody those values?
    • Wonder about where you can embody them even more
  • What keeps me from living those values?
    • Journal or name the obstacles with friends

Contact me for support. Obstacles can be old soul agreements, inherited negative beliefs, patterns that you can replace. It’s often about not being fully in the Present moment, where new life can unfold. I’d love to help you come back to yourself and feed your inner fire to discover more life.




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Healing Quotes

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin