The Sun climbs out of the River (Cardinal Water) and into the Inner Light Chamber (Fixed Fire)
Slowing, the River widens and thins, dissipating the current, making navigation so much easier. No longer focusing on keeping her head above the turbulence, the fear of drowning having passed, she can feel a calmness spread through her body, despite remaining aware of the throbbing, a gift left over from her violent brushes with those subaqueous rocks. Able to turn around for the first time in what feels like an eternity, she can see more clearly where she has come from. How did she survive? Maybe there was a guiding force that helped her meander through the rapids and the gushing torrent that washed through her with such force, compelling her to openly express every ounce of emotion in a raw and uncultured manner. Ahead she can finally see a change in landscape as the River calms and solid land is reachable. A feeling of relief spreads quietly through her, despite her heart still beating fast, as the Darkness that came from the South fades in the quiet Light that is rising over this new land in the East. Emerging from the water the Light, that neither demands workshop nor seeks to blind, envelopes her within an aura of gOld. Turning her face towards this gentle light, she feels its rays penetrate beneath her soaked skin, softly warming her, soothing her spirit as it spreads its light within, illuminating all that is within. Clarity brightens her mind and something tells her that distance will offer her more insight into the deeper meaning of the River. Ahead, however, are new pastures as she can see a path she feels compelled to traverse through fields of gOld.
Welcome to the time that serves to illuminate the quality of your Inner Light.
Andrew Smith © 2018
Art by Jennifer Dolfen