It comes, sometimes without warning,
it blows up in your life with its warm flare
and can frighten you.
It will burn away the old that no longer serves you—
giving your soil space to grow plants anew.
Look carefully when fire blooms in your life,
is it the raging forest fire you perceive it to be
or is it a controlled burn that you’ve set yourself
without realizing that when you wanted change
that it would need a fresh place to grow.
That’s when you’ll come to know the fire,
the fire that gives you strength and purpose,
the fire that can give you a fresh start
for sometimes the fields you’ve cultivated
don’t work for you anymore.