The Blade Forged in Fire

The best blades are forged in unimaginable heat of fire. The kind of fire that does not tolerate any impurities, they all get burned away.

Is it possible that you are the kind of fire that purifies and draws out all remaining residues that serve no more?

A fierce samurai warrior with an elegant sword is an image I’ve always been inexplicably drawn to. The blade formed by 33,000 layers, forge-welded to one another – it leaps, it slopes, and pivots in my hands as one sole blade. Don’t ever be fooled based on a single appearance. It often takes 33,000 layers for magnificence to take place.

I wonder, how many perfect layers had to come together for me to be here, to wield this pen now, instead of the fire blade? Every lifetime is an opportunity to demonstrate perfection – the quality that makes us who we are. With and without the Samurai sword – I mean it in a symbolic way.

Between the conception and birth – the only link we have to our mother-ship is our food providing link. It’s a necessary dependency which enables us to grow from a seed into a fully developed irresistible bi-ped. While in the womb, we hang in-between the worlds. On one side is our innate connection to the universe we well know. The other side is the emerging connection to the world we know very little of. All we are able to do is to feel everything that goes on the outside of our little sacred bubble through the carrier of the womb – our mother.

The initial imprinting starts early – inside the womb. It represents the foundation of how we respond later in life, it’s the basis of our personality. A fairly simple set of equations that determine our head-start. If you want to know more there are a few basic parameters to look into, to figure out what might have contributed to the way you are:

  • Was your mother nourished, fed well, and enough?
  • Did she suffer from exhaustion or abuse?
  • Did she experience fear? Frequently? To what extent? Or not at all?
  • Was she often sad?
  • Did she feel a burning sensation of anger, rage, jealousy, resentment?
  • Did she soak you in joy, happiness, excitement, great expectation, and love?
  • Was she at peace with her choices in life
  • What was her general state of being like?

All these impressions form our foundation – it’s the beginnings of us starting to experience the world around. If you discover there’s been a deficiency, fret not. Take it as it is – without any resentment – and start actively working towards bringing that wobbly aspect of your being to balance.  

Born into this world, our early days are very similar, we’re still in a kind of a soup state and we slowly start developing our abilities to see, hear, taste, and smell – we begin to sharpen our senses.

Feeling the world around continues being omni present; impressions continue building upon our base foundation.

Our senses amplify our experience of “me” in this world, making my life more exciting. The way each of us starts and continues our journey to becoming a man or a woman we are today is different. Each of us represents a very unique story – one of a kind DNA. No 2 grass blades are the same, yet alone people.

I have often been scratching my head when it comes to relations. Being so different, what causes attractions between the two people? What I mean goes beyond the phenomenon and the stage in our lives when we tend to choose someone who subconsciously represents our father or mother. Many of us have heard of this often, perhaps even gone through the experience ourselves.

My question is, what comes next? What’s the motivation that drives us to go above and beyond?

I’m sure there have been and will be thousands of books written about relationships and attraction, but I have consciously chosen not to engage in the existing literature. It would introduce someone else’s point of view and interfere with my free thought flow and direct experience. As direct as that can be, based on how clear I am currently able to see.

What do I see? Attraction happens how and why?

A magnet gets pulled towards the iron because of magnetic properties of the attractor. Both, the attracted object and the magnet react, they respond by moving closer, until they connect. Reaction depends on the size of the iron and the potency and the size of the magnet. Magnets have their opposite poles – they also attract one another and can only be kept apart by the same force.

Where am I going with this, you may wonder? Curiosity is one of my strong drives. Trying to first figure it out on my own. Trying to understand what is it that makes this world and keeps it all together? Relationships, bonds, attraction between multiple elements coming together to enrich their own experience? To enhance the experience in our lives?

As a child, I was fascinated by reactions and would spend hours playing in my dad’s workshop. Simply goofing around, learning about properties of iron, copper, lead, melting zinc, playing with the soldering gun, molding the zinc into different shapes and forms. I was intrigued by ways different elements respond to various treatments. My father trained as an electrician, which also gave me an insight into the world of the precious current we managed to capture, to harness the energy that brings inanimate objects to life. Another attraction.

Amongst everything I had on disposal, my most favorite was liquid mercury they used to put in thermometers in those days. I would frequently sneak out new thermometers from the first aid cupboard, break them on purpose, only to add a few more silver drops to my precious collection. I could spend hours being mesmerized by mysterious ways the mercury moves. Watching how it seamlessly merges together and the way it flows and separates when teased out, how it responds to temperature, with all the qualities it imbibes.

I believe that the law of attraction is innate, unique to each particle, element, object, animal, and human being.

The law of attraction cannot be imposed, unless you do it by force, which always backfires and distorts the balance in this world, because its foundation depends on complete harmony and seamless flow.

Why do we get attracted to certain people, places, food, objects, sounds, sights, emotions, scents? What is the secret of attraction?

Why does the honey bee get so attracted to the cherry blossom in its prime? They seem to complete each other – one providing food and the other continuity of life. The whole dance appears to be an ecstasy for the pollen driven bee. One is hungry, the other in abundance and carries an imprit of existential need. It all happens for the sake of the fruit; the new seed has to take place. Nature does this endlessly, it’s goal is to produce zillions of seeds, knowing that not all of them are meant to sprout and grow into another apple bearing tree. Only a handful of the strongest that promise continuity survive and continue the course of evolution.

What about us? Human beings? For example, why are you attracted to me? Where does your attraction to me come from? What is the “thing” that creates our magnetism. Why do we respond to each other the way we do? That is my question.

They say perfect match is made in heaven before we are born.

I’ve been thrown in the thick of it, a few times, so I could taste what it feels like. But why do we respond the way we do? What is the purpose of it all? Where do I stand when the law of attraction comes into action?

Two magnets, their opposite poles, pulling the magnets together – like the force between the south and the north. It takes equal force to keep them apart. What is the secret of attraction?

Fusion occurs between two light atoms bonding together to make another one. For a life to emerge, there needs to be fusion. To enable this wonderful perpetual show. It makes perfect sense.

What about magnetism that goes beyond visual and mental attraction – the kind of pull instigated on all levels… body, mind, heart, and the soul between two individuals that can not not go unnoticed?

One should consider themselves lucky and blessed if they ever get to experience this connection.

What is the purpose of such attraction that occurs in this realm? How do I honor the unique experience of infinite possibilities?

In most cases in nature, the purpose is to create something together. Usually, it turns out to be a child, but that’s not always required. The energy of creation can be channeled into various streams for different purposes – when done consciously, of course. What comes out of that unique fusion where the two attracting, opposite forces stand firmly in love? I think when they connect, create, and share their creation with the world it becomes a gift to everyone else to observe and behold. A blessing, a kind of phenomenon reinforced and inspired beyond the sum of the two. That makes more sense, at least to me.

There are endless expressions of the law of attraction in this universe. Everything coming together – moving away, drawing nearer – drifting apart. When you zoom in, it appears so. But if you zoom out you will only ever see everything coming together. Very slowly, barely possible to notice, but nevertheless it’s all coming home.

The larger the expressions of the Self, the stronger the law of attraction, the bigger the ripple effect permeating the space they infuse with their presence. For the greater good? Why not. Knowing I am becoming my larger Self I’m happy to be in the game, participate, be part of the flow and become the instrument that you play.

Yours truly; the fiddle.

Om Namo Gurudev Namo

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