*** Purifying & Burning Away Our Impurities ***
When The Fire Is Fed… Its Character Is Remodeled = Its Glory Rises & Shines.
We Are Pure Light…. Just the presence of light causes darkness to simply not exist. The definition of darkness is the absence of light. Where there is no light, darkness abides. When light appears, darkness cannot abide – there is no choice in the matter because it is a universal dynamic. Light dispels darkness. Light does not cause darkness to flee – it causes it to dissipate. The brighter the light, the less there is of darkness. Shades of grey are not the diminishing of light but of the darkness dissipating. When you walk down the street at night, you don’t see darkness shining into the buildings, you see light shining out into the darkness, absorbing it and causing that darkness to become light. Darkness has not, will not, nor will it ever overcome light. Darkness is absorbed or, it can be said, embraced by the light thus overcoming darkness.
In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition. If you’re a solitary, or your tradition is eclectic, then you may choose the method that works best for you.
***The Holy Spirit is the one that sanctifies and cleanses us, to help make us more holy in our daily life. One of the most important jobs that the Holy Spirit does is the initial cleaning and purifying. To help break those patterns of sin that was in one’s life before. The fire is going to cleanse on the inside just as if you were to take a bath. Image if you can being as dirty as you have even been, maybe not having a bath for a while as you were stranded and have not been able to find enough water, only that to drink. When you finally get to a pool of water you just want to dive in and get all that dirt, that stickiness off. This is what the fire does it will bring to the surface all the impurities, or the scum.
The fireworks in the same way it brings out the old and we then get ready for the new. The fire is a agent that purifies and sanctifies us, and will get us ready for that growth within us, a Godly growth. We are being changed into His likeness from one degree to another; one glory to another on a continual basis.
This ability draws on fire’s association with life and its ability to burn impurities out of metal as well as the ability of hot objects to kill bacteria and decompose poisons; combining these ideas to create a force against evil. This will often be a form of magic fire, but sometimes all fire will have this property. In some settings, the characters will believe that fire has this property, and act accordingly, even though fire does not actually have any extra powers against evil.
Fire represents the spirit of our passion and energy. Fire governs in matters of love, creativity and motivation. It lights a spark and brings warmth into our lives, nudging us towards a brighter future.
The four classical elements = Earth-Air-Fire-Water have been recognized as the sacred elements of life. The classical elements correspond to just about every aspect of life. Each element has a distinct energy; when in balanced, they create the ultimate state of harmony. Use the elements to cleanse and purify your home in order to bring a balance to the energies that surround you.
***Fitila = Lamp of Knowledge… “I salute the Supreme who is the light in the lamp that brings auspiciousness, prosperity, good health, abundance of wealth and the destruction of intellect’s enemy.” The occasion at hand could be a wedding, the naming of a newborn, an initiation ceremony or a thanksgiving ritual. Almost every Initiation ritual begins with the lighting of the lamp, an extension of the daily lamp-lighting ritual in the morning and evening that one can see in most shrines, beginning and ending the day with an invocation to light. The flame refers to not just the physical fire but symbolizes the cosmic force or divine light. Our relationship with light is as old as our beginnings; we’ve always been drawn towards light. It stands for auspiciousness, prosperity and abundance. In many religious traditions, fire or light is taken to represent the presence of the Divine. Lighting of lamps during Initiation signifies victory of good over evil or transcending from darkness to light.”
Putting the spiritual significance in perspective, “A single lamp can light hundreds more just as one person of knowledge can share that knowledge with many more — each of whom in turn can bring light into even more lives. The brilliance of the light does not diminish despite its repeated use to light many more lamps. So, too, knowledge does not lessen when shared with or imparted to others. On the contrary, it increases in clarity and conviction on giving. It benefits both the receiver and the giver.”
The lamp is invoked as meaning the lamp leads us from darkness towards light. It burns only to give message of peace and light to the man. It is a tradition to light a lamp first before starting any auspicious events or rituals. Light symbolizes the absence of darkness, grief and unhappiness…
But the traditional Fitila Oil Lamp has a further spiritual significance. The palm oil in the lamp symbolizes our negative tendencies and the wick, the ego. When lit by spiritual knowledge, the negativity get slowly exhausted and the ego too finally perishes. Fitila lamp has more capacity to attract the positive vibrations present in the surrounding atmosphere as compared to oil lamp.
The flame of a lamp always burns upwards. Similarly we should acquire such knowledge as to take us towards higher ideals. A single lamp can light hundreds more just as a man of knowledge can give it to many more. The brilliance of the light does not diminish despite its repeated use to light many more lamps. So true knowledge does not lessen when shared with or imparted to others.
“The surface of the Earth itself is an immense loom upon which the sun weaves the fabric of existence. ” There is, indeed, a fire burning over the earth, taking with it plants and animals, cultures, languages, ancient skills and visionary wisdom. Quelling this flame, and re-inventing the poetry of diversity is perhaps the most important challenge of our times.
***The oil used to light the lamp represents negative human tendencies. The wick of a lamp symbolizes the ego. The flame, which always looks up, represents spiritual knowledge that evolves towards a higher consciousness. Knowledge drains the oil or innate tendencies as it burns and destroys the wick…
It Is During Our Darkest Moments That We Must Focus To See The Light…
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