The Spiritual Foundry

fireCarbon is folded into metal during the forging process to strengthen it. The more times the metal of a sword is folded, the stronger the sword has the potential to become.

The fire of the foundry is used to heat the metal to a malleable state so that the swordsmith can hammer out the impurities, called slag. The metal is then expertly folded and properly cooled. The entire process, when done properly, gives the metal strength, balance and flexibility.

The forging process involves repeated firing, hammering, folding and cooling. The legendary Katana has over 1000 layers (though it is debated how many times it is actually folded), let’s just say it’s been folded many, many times.

As spiritual Warriors, we are repeatedly placed in the fire of the foundry so that we can be forged into our greatest potentials. We are heated to become malleable, hammered to remove impurities, folded and cooled to give us strength and flexilibility.  This is all done out of Love to bring us to our greatest potential.

The greater our ability to be both strong and flexible, the greater our potential to separate the truth from the illusion with precision and accuracy.

So fellow warriors, be not afraid of the fire making us more malleable. Fear not the hammering process to remove our impurities and illusions. Surrender to the folding. Be still during the cooling process. As it is our willingness to undergo the forging process that allows us to experience our very purpose: Love.

It is the Swordsmith’s Love of the Sword that brings it to being. Just as it is the Creator’s Love for Us that brought Us into being. The only difference is that the Creator’s Love for Us is constant throughout the entire process.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

Modern Mystic Mother

This is the stage where I am the star


True tales over 50

Phoenix Inspiring

Believe it's Possible!


It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! -Anthony de Mello

other mind press

...poetry and other musings


"Love Is Confusing but we'll figure this out together"


Our small family living in a 5th wheel following Dads work as a rock fall technician... what could go wrong?

Damon Ashworth Psychology

Helping people flourish

Set Sail

Lets share a journey

The Dolly Mama

FROM MY HEART TO YOURS...hope and healing (with a little humor along the way)

How I Lost My Chains

I've Learned The Most Unlearning Everything I've Ever Known

ignite with Thato

Unleash your Greatness

Write your Destiny

The Writer's world


Reflections on transcending my diagnosis of a mental illness...

Madly In Love With Me

loving ourselves to be free


Luminous living. Creativity blooming.

%d bloggers like this: