A Fire initiation: Some rituals are informal. Like the fire yesterday outside our building. Arson. I learned alot about myself and my coworkers. Fight or Flight? Most people freeze. I came alive and ran towards the flames, cautiously of course. Assessed the situation. Gave directions to call the authorities. Stood downwind and contained the situation as best I could. One of my coworkers was burned on her hands trying to help extinguish the flames. I could taste the smoke inside my mouth. We were then told to evacuate incase of explosives.
I now have the highest respect for the Fire Element. It is dangerously alluring. I petitioned the fire elementals last year and have been working with my own personal fires. Yesterday I wondered if this was the conclusion of that phase. It felt like a closure. I met Fire and witnessed His consuming power. A graduated level from bonfires and Candles.
Once I was home I turned the stove on to boil water for tea. I thought about decompressing from the stress and chaos of the day. Taking a cool shower to wash off the smoke and adrenaline. In my thoughts.. I forgot the stove was on and placed my hand under the pot and directly onto the lit stove. The flesh on my left hand's middle knuckle was synged before realizing what was happening. Hello Fire. I immediately broke a piece of Aloe and applied it to my skin.
Damn. Yesterday was an unintentional fire rite. My awareness now heightened. Spirit, Mind and Body connected. The initiation started last Fall is now complete.