Kindling the Fire at Home & in the Community

The Challenge

  “I challenge you, by Mystery and by Majick, to become the person you were meant to be –

            to cherish the sacred earth –
            to honor the blowing winds –
            to nourish the healing fire – 
            to drink deeply of the living waters.

I challenge you to live Life more fully –
   to awaken to the infinite possibilities around you –
      to know that you are the only limiting factor in your life.

I challenge you to free yourself from both nation and race –
   to recognize all humans as your family –
      to know that war is not the answer.

I challenge you to become more aware of the other-than-human beings –
   to share habitat and nourishment with them –
      to acknowledge them as your teachers.

I challenge you to truly view this planet Earth as a living organism –
   to understand that She is divine, as are all living things –
      to find your purpose in relation to Her’s.

   In time to come there will be darkness and dissolution,
   There will be raging anger, pain, and deprivation,
   There will be loss and there will be violent death.

I challenge you to continue in your chosen path, living joyously.
   Be deaf to the words of the unawakened;
      lest they give you unease.
         Let not fear immobilize you,
            nor despair make you weak,

   For the Eternal Ones are with you, now and forevermore.”

Elspeth of Haven – 2004

I found this piece of prose online recently and it resonated with me in such a way that I felt it needed to be shared with others. Sometimes it only takes a tiny spark to kindle the fire in someone elses heart. One tiny ember to do what they already know they are meant to do, but for some reason can’t find the motivation to do it. Or there is always an excuse as to why they haven’t started… or “maybe tomorrow” goes on for days, weeks or months. Well, I challenge you to read these words and to truly understand the meaning of them. Let today be the last day that you say “maybe tomorrow” & start living your path. If we talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk, we are not living our path. There is a difference between studying a path and living one… the choice is yours, which do you plan to do?



One response

  1. Challenge accepted 🙂
    Lovely… esp this:

    “I challenge you to live Life more fully –
    to awaken to the infinite possibilities around you –
    to know that you are the only limiting factor in your life.”

    I’ve been trying to do this more and more over the past few years. It’s amazing how much better I feel when I started letting go of the people in my life who were not contributing to it; and started surrounding myself with people who *mean* something to me.

    March 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

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