Daily Angel Oracle Card: Fire ~ Passion, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer
Fire ~ Passion: “Since the dawn of humankind, we have been fascinated by fire. As soon as early humans were able to make fire, it changed our lifestyle dramatically. Through its capacity to generate heat and light, fire made it possible to cook food, stay warm in cooler climates, and keep predators away at night. And of course, that huge furnace called the sun is the spark of Life here on Earth, bringing not only the necessary warmth of this incredibly huge ball of fire, but also the life-giving fays of light emitted by that fire.
In this card, a man is enacting an ancient ceremonial fire dance originating from Samoa, at one time performed to ignite the passion of warriors before battle. Fire can inspire other passions as well. We speak of being “on fire” or “catching fire,” phrases signifying that we possess an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. No wonder that passion has come to be associated with fire.
What are your passions? What turns you on? What ignites that inner flame, that creative spark? When you feel devoid of passion, consider what is missing in your life. It is most likely an absence of “fire in your belly,” something that makes your heart beat faster and quickens your breathing. Passion is not something that comes from outside of you, although some events and circumstances can trigger it. It is an intensity of feeling, whether quietly experienced or enthusiastically expressed.
Passion can simply be a strong feeling, or the sensation itself can be so powerful that it motivates you to act. This is too often associated exclusively with sexuality, which is certainly one way of experiencing it, yet it limits its meaning and demeans the broader possibilities. Open yourself to the truth of what you are passionate about, and find a means to express it.”*
– Stephen D Farmer
The key to your Soul’s purpose lies within the passion of your heart. What is it that makes time stand still for you? This is not about other people, no matter how in love you may be right now. This is all about YOU, and why you are right here, right now, on this amazing planet full of inspiration and indulgence of the physical senses!
Unfortunately, often our passion is buried deep inside us by the time we become adults. It may be found to be what people have told us from a young age was silly; just a hobby or pastime; a waste of time, money or effort; or even, in tougher cases, something we were not “allowed” to do. This could be a form of music, dance, art, writing, baking, or creativity of any kind. The good news? Finding out what it is, if you are not sure, can be fun and lead you to meeting all sorts of new people who will open doors of opportunity for you.
So where to start? Well, I’m guessing that most of us at least have a hint of which direction to go… I know that I can’t sing my way out of a wet paper bag so it’s probably not singing! However, anything to do with rocks and crystals makes my heart beat a little faster for sure! I can spend hours making jewelry, looking for special rocks on the beach, or making a crystal grid! I can wander through a rock show admiring them, touching and feeling their energy for literally… days…
Where do you feel like you could stay forever? In your garden? Doing yoga? Playing an instrument? Singing or dancing or painting or writing or baking? If none of these resonates with you, then you have some homework to do! Start taking some workshops or classes, either online or locally to you. Read up on what you think you might like to learn. Make a bucket list and take action to check each one off. Watch free Youtube videos, surf Etsy or Pinterest until you find something that jumps right out at you. Then dive in and learn it; and while you are at it, you will be surrounding yourself with like-minded, supportive people who “get” you… cuz they love doing it too!
Your passion will lead you straight to pure joy. It will give your heart wings.