Category: January 2020
The 2020 momentum and excitement is building. A new season of Fire Speaks events, each centered around an audience with Grandfather Fire, is on the horizon. The opportunity to experience, first-hand, the wisdom and transformative energy of the Spirit of Fire in this unique way is a time-limited gift and not to be taken for granted.
Mark your calendars for a Fire Speaks in honor of the Tibetan New Year, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, on February 29; and for two California (USA) Fire Speaks events, in Santa Monica, on March 14, and at Mt. Tamalpais on March 21.
You can find a complete list of all upcoming Sacred Fire offerings on our web site.Read More
In early December 2019, seven dedicated women and men were initiated as Sacred Fire Firekeepers. This was the culmination of a long period of preparation and training–for some over a year and a half–and marked a lifetime commitment to their work and service on behalf of community.
Our new Firekeepers represent a diverse worldwide group! We now have sacred fires burning in Edinburg, Scotland and Corfu, Greece, tended by new Firekeepers Sylvia Law and Vivian Menjiver, respectively. There are two new Firekeepers in Australia (Sofia in Perth, Western Australia, and Liz O’Leary in Melbourne, Victoria). Tibrata Gillies now tends the hearth in Ontario, Canada. In the United States, Chris Griffin and Faye Townsend will hold Sacred Fires in New Hampshire and Florence, South Carolina.
These seven join a family of Firekeepers in ten countries, on four continents. Each provide a safe, reliable space for people to re-discover what has been forgotten, to connect with each other and to be renewed.
Welcome Chris, Faye, Liz, Sofia, Sylvia, Tibrata, and Vivian!
How big a flame will it take? Sacred Fire, now in its twentieth year, is burning away the isolation of modern life with the connective and transformative gift of Fire.
What does that look like? How is that possible? Where does one start? While the task may seem daunting, we hope the following stories—offered by those familiar with the work of Sacred Fire—will inspire you and let you see why we feel our mission is worth staying the course for.
Having felt the powerful effect of Fire in our own lives, we naturally want to spread that opportunity to many, many others.
Daunting? Perhaps. Yet deep inside each of us at Sacred Fire, we believe that a small flame, carefully tended, can burst into something big and bright, revealing what has been forgotten, burning away what no longer serves, warming hearts and spirits, and bringing our human family once more into right relationship with ourselves, with each other and with all Life. Will you join us? We invite you to live into your own story of discovery and renewal!Read More
by Christine Staub, Sacred Fire Greensboro
Record-breaking storms, floods, fires and earthquakes have been much in the news lately – no corner of the world is immune to such natural disasters. For those most seriously affected, the impact is devastating. The comfort and refuge of “home” and of a particular way of life is often completely stripped away. What is the best insurance policy to cover this kind of tragedy?
The answer may be surprising. It does not have the name of a major insurance company. Money in the bank is helpful but does not cover the extreme, unaccustomed emotional turmoil. When fresh water, food supply, transportation and communication channels are down, victims may have to evacuate homes and neighborhoods for unspecified periods of time. Government and aid organizations may be slow to bring in help.
So what is the best insurance policy for natural disasters?Read More
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