Close to the Fire


In the burning

Of the naked flame

That shimmers

In the early light

Deep within your heart

I am close to you

Stay close to me

Stay close to the fire

Do not fear

That the fire that burns inside

Will destroy you

Do not forget

That what is essential to your soul

Is akin to fire

And cannot be destroyed

It is only the dross

The husk

The fleeting

The unessential that will die

In the flames

In the ash that remains

Is the distillation of the fire

The ground down

Essence of your soul

So do not fear the fire

But stay close to it.

And hold yourself still

In the centre of the flames

Christ said.

“He who is close to me is close the fire”.

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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