Category: February 2019
So many of us are starved for the warmth and movement of community. Registration is now open for these upcoming community events, and it’s not too late to join in!
Events featuring an audience with Grandfather Fire:
- March 16: Fire Speaks—Santa Monica, California
- March 23: Fire Speaks—Mt. Tamalpais, California
- June 14-16: Las Tine an Chroí—County Galway, Ireland
Restore your spirit at an annual gathering of men or women!
Ukalai: Annual Gathering of Women
Ukilái: Annual Gathering of Men
And there are several other Lifeways events coming up in Australia, Canada, and Oregon: Life Cycle Living, Exploring the Phenomenon of Prayer, Navigating the Challenging Waves of Transition. Please see the last section of this newsletter for a complete listing.Read More
Momentum is growing for this summer’s Sacred Emergence: Initiation into Adulthood for Young Women, which will take place July 6-15, 2019. The Initiation Council invites women and men to participate by being on staff.
Many gifts come from creating and living in a “village” that serves this important life transition ritual. Previous volunteers have found the experience to be humbling, enriching and full of heart. You can read some Sacred Emergence staff stories below in the Fire Stories section of this newsletter.
To apply to serve on the women’s staff, please contact Jessica De la O by March 31, 2019.
To apply to serve on the men’s staff, please email Gary Weidner or call 970-241-7256 by April 7.
If you are not able to join the Sacred Emergence staff, we invite you to make a financial contribution to help us cover expenses and provide partial scholarships for candidates and staff.Read More
Are you looking for great purpose, meaning and transformation in your life, while producing spiritual connection, community and help for others? Would you like to see conflict and polarity in people’s lives changed to heart and dialogue? If so, we invite you to explore stepping into the role of Sacred Fire Firekeeper.
In premodern cultures around the world, people recognized the otherworldly effect of sitting with Fire and its influence to open people in a way not easily understood. Beyond heat and light, the presence of Fire was revered for the way that it could produce emotional, mental and spiritual health for communities and individuals, when facilitated by someone who could see and work with Fire’s special gift. This ability, held by those in the role known as “firekeeper,” was cultivated and passed on through generations to particular people. Firekeepers would then be a common presence at gatherings, council and ceremony. Nowadays, this skill, which has been lost in our society, is being reintroduced with the help of Grandfather Fire, and through his relationship to traditions that are still familiar with this spiritual endowment given for humanity’s benefit.Read More
Part 1: Firekeepers, I love you for valuing relationships...
This Valentine’s Day was the perfect day to express our love for the most important people in our lives. For those of us who spend time around the sacred Fire in lands near and far, our local Firekeeper is often at the top of that list! Where would we be without the supportive nest of community? Somehow our lives are mysteriously enriched and deepened by the dance with other people and the sacred world at our local Sacred Fire community fires, men’s fires and women’s fires. This is only possible because of our Firekeepers: they hold the space so well.
How do they do this monumental task, month after month? How can we possibly thank them enough?
In this podcast, Fire veteran Erin Everett, who has been attending Fires and observing Firekeepers since she was in her 20s, shares the Firekeeper-love in this first of nine “love letters” to the 62 Firekeepers (and growing) who have dedicated their lives, time and learning to holding space for the fears, hopes, grief, love, laughter and transformation of their communities.
To learn more about Sacred Fire’s Firekeepers or to learn how to become a Firekeeper, visit sacredfire.org.Read More
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