Fire and Creativity

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David Dalton

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Oct 24, 2018, 1:09:19 AM10/24/18
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Here are some lyrics by Sarah McLachlan that mention fire.
I have read that in Hinduism fire is equated with creativity
and that Kali dances upon Shiva in the cremation ground
to bring forth new fire (which I relate to the sunspot cycle).
What is the symbolism of fire in your tradition?

In the desert of my dreams I saw you there
Walking towards the water steaming, body cold and bare
But your words cut loose, the fire and you left my soul to bleed
And the pain that’s in your truth’s deceiving me has got me scared
(Vox)

A glowing ember
Burning hot and burning slow
Deep within, I’m shaken by the violence
Of existing for only you
(Do What You Have to Do)

The world is on fire
It’s more than I can handle
I’ll tap into the water
Try and bring my share
Try to bring more
More than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able
(World on Fire)

Heaven bend to take my hand
And lead me through the fire
Be the long awaited answer
To a long and painful fight
(Fallen)

Take her hand, she will lead you through the fire
Oh and give you back hope and hope that you won’t take too much
Respecting what is left she cradled us, oh she held us in her arms
Unselfish in her suffering she could not understand
(Mary)

I will stare at the sun until its light doesn’t blind me
I will walk into the fire until its heat doesn’t burn me
And I will feed the fire
(Into the Fire)

(I’ve done the sun stare 27 years ago and hope to attain new fire
or creativity as the sunspot cycle starts to come up from its
current low. I have divined by perineum click divination that
Sarah McLachlan doesn’t need to do anything to bring me out
of the low years, but perineum click divination has been very
unreliable for me over the last 22.5 years.)

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David Dalton dal...@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
“Coming into season this world will flower
With the power of love, not the love of power" (Mae Moore)

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