Fire-in-the-soul

It’s time to replace my keyboard for my computer. After completing two books utilizing the same keyboard I can hardly read the keys. All of the lettering except Enter; Shift; Backspace and the letters X, Z, W, P and Q are worn off. Nothin’ but black. If I don’t rely upon muscle memory, I couldn’t type a thing!

Funny thing is, we have TWO replacement keyboards ready to hook up. One is wireless and one is not. I didn’t realize we had either replacement until I cleaned the office a few weeks ago. They had been buried under workshop handouts and unfinished projects.

With those handouts filed and the projects either finished or removed, it’s time to decide!

Wireless I could move around a bit. Wired I could retain status quo. I don’t think I really care. Therein lies the issue. My apathy restricts my moving forward. Granted, I only need to look at the letters on the keyboard if I’m typing in an unfamiliar password or something, but I’m sure Phil doesn’t type by memory like I do. When we had repairmen in to work on the internet, they were totally lost!

I think I’m waiting for something to fire me up to require a decision. So, in the meantime, I’m deciding not to decide. That’s okay, too.

I’ve got another book simmering on the back burner. I’m not quite fired up about that yet. Bits and pieces get my interest going, yet I’m just not fired up about it.

My “fire-in-the-soul” for now, is focused on the Intuitive Tarot Mastery and Certification Worth-shops I’m teaching. Love that! Love to see people understanding it and getting excited about it, too.

I get to be fired up about somethings and not fired up about other things. Self-judgment would tell me I’m bad for that. I can let that judgment go. I get to allow myself to live wide open about one subject and ho-hum about another. (Times past I would have expected myself to be fired up about everything all the time. Sheesh! Glad I can let that go.)

This time of year some people are really fired up about Christmas decorating. Phil and I don’t decorate our house . . . mostly because I don’t enjoy the un-decorating that happens in January . . . though in truth, I really decorated the house once a few years back and it was beautiful and perfect! Since then, it’s been – been there done that, no thank you. Some people think I’m terrible for not decorating the house. I’m okay with that. It’s just that they are all fired up about the decorations and want me to have that same feeling. I don’t. It’s okay that they do.

Conversely, I’ve got some new ideas for decorating the church that I’m pretty fired up about. Go figure!

So, how does one find the “fire-in-the-soul” about life? It’s pretty easy to see where the fire isn’t, true? I can easily see what I’m NOT fired up about – computer keyboards – decorating the house for the holidays. Trying to install a fire there is pretty fruitless and frustrating. If someone

wants you to get all fired up about something and you are not, let it go. Allow them to be where they are and bless their efforts as best you can by being supportive and caring. (Wouldn’t want to dampen their fire! That’s not fair! Build them up and stoke their fire so they can really shine! That blesses you both!)

Then, take some time to consider what fires you up. Where do you put your energy? Are you allowing duty to drain your energy so there is no fire left? Might want to remember to bring balance into your world.

Usually, anything creative generates “fire-in-the-soul”. Often, being out in nature allows the fire to expand. Anything out of routine is helpful to break the apathy pattern that exists when the fire is missing.

“But, I’m depressed,” you might say. Breaking set patterns becomes vital as the fire is low in this case. Do one thing differently today. One thing. Doing one simple thing differently changes our perspective on lots of other things. One little thing is a spark that can ignite the bonfire of your soul!

It’s unnecessary to be fired up about everything all the time. Yet, having that “fire-in-the-soul” about something brightens the whole world. You feel it and shine. Others sense the shine and can catch the spark. Soon, the world is a brighter place.

One little change can make a huge difference in your own world. One person can make a huge difference in the world. Make a difference by doing one thing differently and see where that takes you! What an adventure! Look out world!

Those who remember old TV shows can hear me shouting - Fire-In-The-Soul!