The Element of Fire -
A short post today since I'm at a deadline crunch. :) A few of them actually.
Which rather works for a discussion on fire now that I think on it. After all, this is the point where I summon all my Will and buckle down.
Fire is about Willpower and passion, heat and transformation. It devours earth and air and in the process creates renewal. It tempers steel so that we can hunt, cook, and defend for ourselves.
A healthy fire is delicately balanced, and needs tending to, just as our send of Passion and Will. An imbalanced Will can either result in lethargy or in being run down into exhaustion. Imbalanced Passion means rage or apathy.
Fire can burst free and break down everything of value. It destroys, and the ashes of its destruction lays out the foundations of a new creation.
It is the phoenix, and the wildfire, the volcano, and the desert. It isn't always comfortable, and even challenges our definitions of good on occasion, but it lives within all things as the illuminating force of life.