Category: Early April 2018

The Earth Dog Year: For the Good of All

By Ana Cortés, Sacred Fire Tepoztlán (Mexico)

“You are going to enjoy this year,” I heard Grandfather Fire say, “but you need to understand the difference between the year of the Fire Bird and the Earth Dog year.”

As Grandfather continued, those of us gathered for this very special audience learned that the difference in energy between last year and this year would be dramatic.

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Life Cycle Living Sparks Important, Beautiful Questions

Beautiful questions often provide more value than quick and easy answers. Those who have had a chance to participate in Life Cycle Living weekends — two-day conversations exploring the natural stages of a human life — have raised many important, beautiful questions.

How is the path to adulthood affected when a person misses a critical factor of development during their teenage years? How does that affect their ability to mature and show up fully grounded in adulthood?

How is our society missing out on the gifts of elders? Are our seniors able to bring their communities the wisdom gleaned from their numerous years of experience?

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Looking for a Pack to Run with?

It’s the year of the Earth Dog, which makes this a perfect time to team up with others to undertake great things for the common good. Perhaps you’d like to join our Sacred Fire Outreach team?

If you have skills as a web publisher, graphic designer or project coordinator, and are looking for an opportunity to work with others in bringing a revolution of heart to our world, we may be the pack for you!

Give our Outreach Director, Bill Sutton, a “woof” and find out more about the Great Endeavor that we are passionately working on together.

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Spring Weather Ceremony Audience with Grandfather Fire

Quiatlzques (those who work with the weather on behalf of their communities) of the Nahua tradition will once again gather at their sacred altar in Tepoztlán (Morelos, Mexico) to conduct their Spring ceremonies that welcome the rains. With great consistency and effort, the quiatlzques work to make a relationship with the weather in order to provide for their communities.

On April 30, Grandfather Fire will bless the occasion with an audience. The quiatlzques warmly invite you to join the general portion of this teaching fire.

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Ignite Your Heart in Dartmoor, England

It gives us great pleasure to announce that registration is now open for Ignite Your Heart: A Community Celebration with Grandfather Fire, to be held June 15-17, 2018 in Dartmoor, United Kingdom. The entertainment will be lively, feasts will be laid out for young and old, and the energy of heart-centered community will be in the air. All this will serve as the perfect warm-up for our special guest, Grandfather Fire, who will join us to share much-needed wisdom for our modern times.

Dartmoor is situated in the southwest of England, right in the very heart of Devon. The ancient landscape boasts stunning views, awe-inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast-flowing rivers, and rugged, wide-open spaces.

Registration is now open. We hope you will join us, and also spread the word about this unique and transformative event.

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Around the Fire is published by the Sacred Fire Outreach team:

Director
Bill Sutton

Strategic Direction
Karen Fernandez
Lawrence Messerman
Bill Sutton

Editorial Team
Erin Everett
Christine Staub
Linda Azar

Web Publishing
Sally Casper
Britt Espinosa

Graphic Design
Malowany Creative
Leticia Gamboa
Sylvia Law

Social Media
Erin Everett
Abigail Murray-Nikkel

Database Administrator
Linda Felch

Event Support
Heidi Griswold

Web Design and Development
Malowany Creative
Living Magic LLP

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