I know the Firekeepers and those who attend establish a community atmosphere that feels safe and accepting of all the participants.
But sitting around the fire, making offerings to the fire, offering something of myself to the circle of people in attendance, and actively listening to the offerings shared by the other people in the circle sustains me in ways I don’t understand…in ways I don’t even feel the need to understand.
I have come to just accept it. I just know I feel healthier in mind and body for doing it. I somehow feel empowered by the community of the fire to be more present with another day on the earth and that’s good enough for me.
David Curts, 67-year-old resident of Olympia, WA, USA