Having faced the fire of your initiation and survived its heat, you can now serve others in a whole new way. By being a living testimony to life transformed, you carry in your cells a sacred knowledge, and in your mind and heart a sacred fire. It's not the fire of youth but the fire of Prometheus, who emerged with the light that would light the world. It's a light that you only could have gotten from having faced some version of your personal hell, and now you are inoculated to the fires which rage around us. Sometimes it is fire that puts out fire, and such is the fire that now burns in you. This is not the fire of your destruction but of your victory. It is the fire of the middle years.
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submitted by JamesSheed, August 4, 2013
Julie Gosh: http://www.juliegosh.com/holding-the-light/

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submitted by JamesSheed, August 4, 2013
Correction, Julie attributes it to Marianne Williamson in the on-line blog.
This quote was added January 20, 2010.