This Week’s Quotation:

Fire in the belly is the motivation and empowerment for action. The phrase portrays the dynamic between the spiritual and the physical in human experience. Fire is a symbol for the cosmic force that burns in the spiritual aspect of your human capacity. The belly is synonymous with the physical aspect of your human capacity that embodies the cosmic force symbolized by Earth. If you ever find that you are lacking motivation in your life, check this dynamic. Ask yourself if the actions you are taking physically are in service to your spirituality.  

Becoming a Sun p. 148

Fire in the Belly

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

Do you want more fire in your belly?

It fascinates me how common phrases sometimes point to profound truths. This one makes us feel viscerally the interaction between two cosmic forces, fire and earth.

How does this dynamic interaction occur in the human experience? What facilitates it? Is it just something you are born with? Or is there something we do that invites it?

Here’s what I’ve learned. It is the human heart that welcomes cosmic fire into our experience. You can’t try to make yourself motivated or enthusiastic if you are not and expect anything to change. Your emotional body has to soften. The heart center, located at the top of your breastbone, has to relax and open. You have to feel deeply about something precious to you, perhaps even sacred. And then you have to desire to have that reality that you love live in the world.

When you realize that your actions determine whether something you love lives or dies, the fire in your belly ignites. It burns. When it does, feel it. Welcome it. Let it fuel your life.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

4 Responses

  1. Yes! Find what you feel strongly about and feel it deeply. Give yourself to it. Feel the risk of surrender and do it anyway. Nothing will be the same and your passion will increase the light on the path you know you have to choose.

  2. Yes – I know that experience and you have described it so well, thank you.
    Demonstrating right action ideated and creatively imagined, not only changes everything but also may and can inspire and motivate others.

  3. How right on! We are constantly invited to BRING IT! Bring what? The fire of Divine Love that is at the very core of my being. Bring it into the earth of my experience, with PASSION!

  4. Yes, being part of change can require the shifting of many things, including inner strength.

    Blessings to All….

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