Inspire Me Thursday: Passion

“As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”
― Pablo Neruda

“Within Fire, A Flower Blooms, mixed media art journal entry by Courtney Putnam.

Passion.  It’s our creative friend, our flame of anger, our love potion #9. It’s our inner pilot light of desire guiding our actions. It can fill us with joy; it can burn us. It is the fire that lights our way.

For this week’s “Inspire Me Thursday” consider the ways in which passion manifests in your life. Think creativity, desire, manifestation, love, and lust. Try on different hues of red. Light candles. Contemplate what you truly desire.

In all, ask yourself this big question:

What would it take for me to free my passion?

Allow yourself to be a little fiery. Dance, stop, sing, chant, paint, kiss, hug, exclaim to yourself and to the world what it is (or who it is) you truly want in your life. Don’t be afraid of your desire. Feel it in your body. Where does your fire live?  Tap into it. Let it out. Express yourself. How does it feel?

About Courtney Putnam

I first came to healing work through art and writing. Creating collage art and poetry in particular allowed me to deeply understand the benefit of self-expression in the healing process. But, I also began to see the benefit of bodywork (manual work in the form of massage and energywork in the form of Reiki) as keys to unlocking the emotional stresses we hold in our bodies. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2002, received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2003, received my massage license in the spring of 2006, and became a Reiki Master in 2010. In my practice I bring together these three areas -- the body, the mind, and the spirit (or energy body) -- so others may experience profound and positive change in their lives.
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