Special Message from Tracey for March...
I have to admit, fire is an element that I am not completely comfortable with. My husband, on the other hand, cannot make a fire go high enough. I suppose we complement each other in that way. But I do love and respect the element, I just like it to be in safe place under my watchful eye. And that's the thing about fire, it has the ability to get out of hand very quickly - even when we think that we are watching it.
Before I left for Thailand, I had gone out and left a candle burning - something that I NEVER do. I was busy, and I had not remembered to blow it out as I ran out the door. Luckily nothing came of it. But it was another reminder to be a little more careful with this energy.
Have you noticed that when you are inspired by something new that you have learned, that the desire to share it with others, often trumps any reasoning about how you go about sharing this knowledge? Sometimes it comes out forced. Often the person you are trying desperately to share it with, could care less. Fire represents our passion and excitement. It is energy and vitality. And that is all fine and dandy if we are using it for our own goals. But we have to learn that we cannot push our thoughts, ideas, wisdom, philosophies, politics, religions - whatever it is that we are passionate about - on others. There is a difference between sharing and forcing, and it is an important one.
In other words, fire (and the 3rd chakra) needs to be tempered with the energy of compassion in the heart chakra. This is what I have learned and what I try to impart upon my teacher trainees even when we discuss how to teach the practice of yoga. But I think it really applies to everyday situations very well too.
Use the fire energy of the 3rd chakra to create the change and transformation that you need for yourself. And maybe your light will inspire others to also make that change. That's our philosophy at OYC.
And, as always, if you have any questions about this chakra, ask your teacher. We are here to help you!
In Love & Light,