The Fire From Within

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…the glow produced by a state of total awareness, is seen as a burst of  incandescence in the entire luminous egg. It is an explosion of light of  such a magnitude that the boundaries of the shell are diffused and the  inside emanations extend themselves beyond…For seers, this is the moment  when they burn from within…And in full awareness they fuse themselves  to the emanations at large, and glide into eternity.

– don Juan Matus


Igniting ‘the fire from within,’ burning with a glow of awareness  inside, is the moment when all of the inter-connecting parts of  ourselves – our minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits – fuse in a single,  luminous burst of cohesion, propelling us into infinity. And in  preparation for this culminating event, the ancients sought to  experience their ‘internal fire burning within’ – in their passion for  living during their earth-walk, in all aspects of their lives.Our ancestors watched the moon and galaxies move across the night  sky, and daringly laid out their cities and planned their migrations  based upon their observations. They noticed how many days of sun were  followed by how many days of rain and then sun again, and, guided only  by their internal knowing, measured the seasons in months and determined  when to plant and harvest. They paid attention to the cycles of sun,  Earth and Moon, light and dark, and developed, without precedent, a  twenty-four hour system of marking time.


Creatively living lives inspired by the earth and its wonders, those  seers shared in the earth’s emanations. They aligned their minds,  bodies, emotions and spirits, igniting the emanations they shared with  the earth, much like the way air, matter, water, and heat mix to fire  the earth’s core, and swam amidst the earth’s currents, receiving and  feeling its energetic boost.


This endeavor remains possible today. Knowing our daily cycle of when  we ‘simmer with passion within’ and when we don’t, within the cycle of  the earth’s light and dark, activity and calm, gives us the power to  creatively live and manifest our most longed-for dreams with the ‘spark  of presence’ – our ability to bring our best selves to the situation at  hand.


And so we must ask ourselves: Do we know when our minds, bodies,  emotions and spirits come into alignment, glowing with fervor, and when  they calm and cool? Are we aware at which part of the day, afternoon or  night we ‘glimmer from within’ and when we ‘cool off?’ And if we are  aware of this flow – do we plan our physical activity when we are most  physically adept, our work projects and decision-making when most  mentally alert, our time with loved ones and friends when emotionally  available, our deepest connection with spirit when most inspired, and  our sleep and nurturance when we naturally relax?


Aligning ourselves in this way, choosing to live within our own  internal cycle of fire and calm in alignment with the earth’s cycle,  saves us energy. We may no longer find ourselves running breathlessly  after every invitation, saying ‘yes’ out of duty, guilt, or the search  for approval or affection. Similarly, we may find ourselves no longer  saying ‘no’ to important possibilities, because of lack of energy, being  unprepared, and possible fear of failure or looking foolish. Instead,  we can develop seers’ impeccability – the art of knowing and checking in  with ourselves and our internal rhythm, and deciding when in our days,  in our lives, is our best time to act, refrain, share and exude with  others, and rest.

.  This is the intention of this workshop. In it, we will practice the  Tensegrity series called The Fire Within Form to the drummed heart-beat  of the earth. We will shine the light of our tracking awareness on our  daily cycle of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual acuity, so as  to note when we experience its ‘peaks’ and ‘valleys.’

By practicing a ‘walking recapitulation,’ we will find scenes in  which we felt our internal fire suppressed and play and replay them in  the Theater of Infinity ™ to determine what we can do differently to  bring our internal rhythm into the scene.

We will walk amidst the snow-covered, forest of the Horizont Retreat  Center, among its trees to feel, connect, and align our emanations with  those of the earth. We will gather offerings from these walks with which  to build personal dreaming circles – reminders of our cycle of fire  within – and move and dance in the light and warmth of a bonfire in sync  with the emanations of the earth.