Watch over your fire

In my teachings, the fire in your soul is to be tended with great care.


It is important to know when to let it rage, and when to tend the embers. But it is more important to understand the proper way to stoke the fire to a blaze. If you need to blaze it, make sure it’s hot enough to burn out falsehoods and inauthenticity without damaging people beyond repair. Keep a bucket of water at hand, and a ladle. Sometimes the whole bucket is needed, but sometimes you just need to temper with a ladle or two of water.

As we get closer to real change in our society (slow and steady) this teaching is really important.

If we think of our narratives as part of our fire, then we should remember to keep our narratives with care, also. Make sure that they are strong, defensible, and capable of evoking change. Fire is transformative. But it is also destructive. When your narrative is generated from your soul’s fire, make sure it is well tended. Make sure it is transformative. If it needs to be destructive, be sure you know what the consequences are. There are always consequences.

Be strong, my friends. Tend your fire. Tend it well and responsibly.

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Twylia (the 'i' is silent)

~ I am Anishinaabe-kwe with Scottish heritage and Sami DNA. I speak on the behalf of no one but myself. My ancestors inform and guide me. My voice is but one of many who are calling for change. We have much work to do to create a good space for the real human beings who are waiting to be born.

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