Living From Fierce Compassion: Activating the Sacred Fire

Green Tara, Ruby in Zoisite

Green Tara, Ruby in Zoisite

In Chinese Medicine, compassion is associated with the Fire Element: the Heart, Pericardium, Small Intestine, and Triple Heater meridians. The Fire Element is about joy, love, compassion, inspiration, and alchemy. I believe there is nothing more alchemical and healing than love and compassion. Some of my favorite models of the Divine Feminine embody these Fire Element principles. Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess, wielder of the Sacred Fire, White Buffalo Calf Pipe Woman, who brought the Sacred ceremony, the Inipi, ( the purification ceremony that white people call the sweat lodge ) to the Lakota People, the Guan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy and compassion, the Green Tara, the Tibetan Guan Yin, the protector of nature, children, and all living things, the Morrigan, the Celtic goddess who protects warriors in battle, Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, and protector of women and children, are just a few of the powerful representations of fierce compassion.

The Yin and Yang of Taoism represent balance and duality, Yin being receiving and stillness, and Yang being giving and action. The Heart is seen as not only Yin, but ABSOLUTE Yin, the sovereign ruler. It represents Divine Love. Living from that is the goal of most spiritual traditions. Immersing oneself in that Sacred Fire, with the intention to become the light of the world out of compassion and love,  is the path of the spiritual warrior. This is the path of fierce compassion. Having the courage to become the Phoenix, to allow everything that is not love, not authentic, to burn away,  takes a depth of compassion that is the heroes  journey.

I have some affirmations I use to deepen my relationship with the Sacred Fire within me. Here are a few. ” I am bathed in the Fire of Divine Compassion, which now removes anything from my energy body which is not Love. I am one with spirit, renewed, restored, and purified. ”  ” Divine Love now releases all people, places, and things which are not for my highest good from me, and I go free. I am an emissary of Compassion. I encounter only compassion and beauty on my journey “. ” Any negative energy directed towards me is incinerated in the fires of Divine love and compassion. I am cocooned in  Divine Love.  I radiate light out into the world, a fearless warrior of the heart”.

Some stones that I use to strengthen the Sacred Fire are: Malachite: Malachite is a deep, vivid green. It is the only green Fire Element Stone. It activates the Fire in the heart. It is a fearless warrior. Realgar: Realgar is a powerful alchemist. It is an Arsenic sulfide. It burns away old patterns and constructs that hold us back. It clears, cleanses, and purifies. Powerful. Cinnabar: Cinnabar is another fierce Fire Element stone, a Mercury sulfide. Also an alchemist, it protects and banishes attachments, while raising the Sacred Fire. Pyrite: Pyrite is an Iron sulfide. It vibrates to Mars, the warrior planet. Pyrite warms and protects at the same time, another master alchemist. Ruby in Zoisite: Ruby is both noble and strong, strengthening the Heart and Root Chakras. The deep green of Zoisite, along with the black Chromium inclusions, bridges the Kidney and Heart meridians, bringing the wisdom of the Water Element to the fire of the heart.

Living from fierce compassion is freeing in so many ways. Becoming the alchemist, the compassionate mystic, allows us to be completely authentic, bringing love, laughter, and a fearlessness to everything we do. It also liberates us from the chains of mind and ego, two earthly aspects of self that do not know love or compassion. How can the mind know love? Love is not linear. It is infinite. How can the ego know compassion? These are expressions of the purest energies  of the Universe. They are a state of being, a state of grace. Only by becoming compassion can we know it. Only by becoming love can we know it, as well. During these challenging times, we, the light workers, are being called upon to embody fierce compassion, for ourselves, and for the world. Our Divine Fire is needed to light the way. We must shed, like the snake, anything that holds us back. We rise, like the Phoenix, out of the ashes of our own purification. Now is the time of the activation of the Sacred Fire. Remember, fire spreads. One small spark of compassion can turn into the torch of love that illuminates the world. We don’t have to fight the dark. We just have to burn so brightly that we dispel it. Blessings, Judith



Stones To The Rescue

Quartz Sphere

Quartz Sphere

There are always a number of things we can do for ourselves whenever we are frightened, shocked, saddened, or grieving. Prayer, affirmations, intention work, meditation, and working with the Stone People ( Crystals) are all effective ways to stabilize ourselves. Today, I’d like to focus on the mineral kingdom as a healing modality. Here are some of the Stones that I see as being very supportive right now.

Citrine: Natural Citrine vibrates to the Sun, and balances all 7 Chakras. It especially strengthens the Solar Plexus Chakra, our center of self-confidence, self-worth, and personal power. This Stone helps us to take our power back from people or situations that feel dangerous.

Amethyst: Amethyst vibrates to Jupiter, the planet of faith and Sacred Law. It is the premier Stone for restoring faith, and alleviating fear. It represents the Violet Ray, the frequency of Angels, Archangels, and Spirit Guides and Teachers. Meditating with Amethyst or placing it near your bed will help enormously.

Smokey Quartz: Smokey Quartz is grounding. It has a high Lithium content that makes it very soothing, also. This is an excellent ally for when we are feeling spacey or dissociated.

Garnet: Garnet strengthens the Earth Element, in Chinese medicine. This element has to do with the family of origin issues, social issues, sympathy, empathy, and boundaries, all issues people are dealing with right now. This election has triggered many hidden feelings about family, the culture, and boundaries, as well as how difficult it is to be an Empath during times like this. Garnet strengthens both the Root and Heart Chakras, bridging them both.

Obsidian: Obsidian vibrates to Pluto, and the Water Element in Chinese Medicine. It strengthens the Kidneys, the home of the Will. When we feel hopeless and overwhelmed, strengthening the will becomes a priority. Rainbow Obsidian is very powerful in supporting us in this way. Obsidian also offers psychic protection against negative energies.

Carnelian: Carnelian is used in Chinese medicine to strengthen the Lungs. The Lungs are a part of the Metal Element, which, among other things, has to do with grief, and feeling alone, not valued. Many people are feeling cast aside as an outcome of this election, especially people of color, Muslims, Latinos, and women. Carnelian restores courage while relieving the grief and feeling of rejection many are experiencing.

Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is a soft, soothing Heart healer. I couldn’t leave it out. It reminds us that the answer to everything is Divine Love. It helps us to feel self-love, and to feel the love that the Universe has for us, so important when humanity doesn’t appear to be very loving. It helps us raise our vibration, and anchors us in the heart.

Quartz: Quartz is an amplifier. Once we get back onto our center, and feel ready to do intention work, Quartz will powerfully amplify that. It radiates light out into the world, which the world sorely needs right now.

This is a time for self-care. We need to be close to Spirit, to each other, and to Earth Mother, now more than ever. The Stones, the plant kingdom, whether that be herbs or essential oils, nature, all will support and restore us. Go for walks. Connect to the trees. Hug your dog, your cat, your family and friends.  Breathe. Feel your place in the Universe. Nothing can touch that. We are eternal souls, dancing through space and time. We are made of stardust and magic. Refuse to give in to fear. Remember who you are. Stay in the moment. Most importantly, feel the love the Universe has for you. It is real. I send love and light to you all. Blessings, Judith



Keep Going

img_2187This has been an incredibly challenging time for many of us. I haven’t posted much, because my work as a healer and counselor has taken up so much of my time. My phone has been ringing constantly, I haven’t had a day off in weeks.  By the end of the day, I’m exhausted. We all are. People are shaken to the core by the election. I’ve said all that I wanted to about that, now I want to focus on healing, and where we go from here.

Our only option as I see it, is to keep going. I chose the quote from Harriet Tubman for a reason. She has been one of my heroes for much of my life. Nothing stopped her. She freed over 1,000 slaves. She once said, ” I’ve freed over a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more, if only they knew they were slaves.” Fear is the ultimate tyrant. It can keep us in bondage if we let it. We must never give our power away to fear, no matter what face it wears. Our freedom is ours to claim. No oppressors can keep us down. No politicians, no religious extremists.  Only our own choices and beliefs can do that. Fear is the real enemy. If they can make us afraid, they can control us.

I choose to keep going. I choose the path of love, hope, freedom,  and fierceness. That’s all I know. I know that we must fight like never before, for Earth Mother, for humanity, and for the Light. If we stand together, we can push back the Dark. Over centuries, there have been those that have stood against evil. We are at a crossroads. That time has come again. We cannot succumb to fatigue or hopelessness.  Let us set our intention to keep going. We are strong. We are many. We shall prevail. Blessings, Judith