Pot Luck/ Vision Creation/ Fire Dance Party

Hey everyone:  Come join us for our first 2013 gathering of the Portland Fire Dancers Meetup Group.

 

We welcome all creative beings with a vision:

Fire Dancers/ Drummers & all manner of musicians/ DJs/ Dancers/ Artists/ Lovers of Art and Culture/

 

Come one, come all, bring friends and lovers.....

 

Healthy Pot Luck...Bring musical instruments, your appetites...your fire..your love.

 

It's a time to dance, spin, share our creativity and food with one another, and create our vision statement.

 

Our goal is for all 136 members to attend, bring friends, and enjoy.

 

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  • Bruce

    We send a special thanks to Esquilo Cinza and his group Capoeira Angola Palmares of Portland" for performing capoeira for us. The single-string berimbau was fascinating. Many thanks.

    2 · January 22, 2013

  • Star G.

    Dino. How do you want us to post our individual events? Can we create a new at the Home page of this group (using the Suggestion link)? Or is that only for posting your events? How about your new Facebook page? I'd like to clarify before invading your group pages. :)

    January 20, 2013

  • Bruce

    We truly enjoyed meeting/re-meeting you all. Thank you all for enjoying yourselves so much and making the evening so enriching.

    All the fire performers are appreciated for the spontaneity, light and sizzle they shared with us.

    Dave's moonbeam-washed tree was spectacular! Hats off to Cliff for his rack-ish behavior (fire circle/yard prep and fire tending.)

    We send gratitude to Kemic for contributing his incredible body painting. The picture we were gifted easily bumped other art off the wall.

    Thx to Gabe for enchanting us with his fiery AND sweet accordion music. All the drummers, dancers, rocking guitar players and ecstatic dancers co-created abundant honesty and joy.

    Dino weaved a beautiful tapestry of great ideas and artistic expressions together into a most lustrous evening.

    Star Gazer provided a remarkable intention for us which took us into the flames and out again, better empowered to spread fiery passion into our lives.

    Nameste,

    - Bruce & Annie

    3 · January 20, 2013

    • Star G.

      Thank you for having us all. Great fire and the beautiful alter and the statue in front, also! Loved them. :)

      1 · January 20, 2013

  • Bruce

    Upload some photos!

    January 20, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Hi. I welcome anyone with photos from last night to post them on the FIYAH fb page:

    Also, anyone who would like to comment on their purpose or connection. To creativity/FIYAH
    Etc. feel free to comment on the fb page. Feel free to post inspiring creative words & images of all sorts. Let's become fertile soil, water and sunshine to nurture and grow all of our open hearts, passion and creative soul journeys. Let's hear about your passions. D


    http://m.facebook.com/heartsonfiyah?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fn%2F&src=email_notif
    Anyone with stories or photos from last nDoes anyone have photos from last night

    January 20, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Here is the link to our facebook page:

    Please like it if you like it. http://m.facebook.com/heartsonfiyah?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fn%2F&src=email_notif

    January 20, 2013

  • Star G.

    Hi Everyone. If any of you might be interested, please visit my Meetup Groups. I'd like to welcome you all. Thank you. http://www.meetup.com/SHAMANIC-SOUNDS and http://www.meetup.com/SOUL-EXPRESSIONS

    2 · January 20, 2013

  • Star G.

    Thank you Dino, Bruce, and everyone who have contributed in creating this event. Thank you for everyone who came to the fire ceremony portion; and those of you have kept the fire spirit with your drumming and dancing to the starry sky. May the fire continue to transform our fear and doubt, remind ourselves how powerful and beautiful we all are each and every way. Let the sparks of your creative passion to touch and inspire others in the world. Burn baby burn! :)

    3 · January 20, 2013

    • C

      Thank you so much Star Gazer! The circle was so peaceful and loving. I look forward to working with you individually!! You are such a beautiful strong spirit.

      2 · January 20, 2013

    • Star G.

      Thank you Christine. Everyone with affinity to Fire does tend to be powerful individuals. I'm grateful to meet and share with you all. Together we can light and transform the world, igniting the Heart Fire one by one. :)

      2 · January 20, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Hi Lana. I noticed you are organizing an event on February 1st. Feel free to create and post the event here. I gave you an organizer role which gives you the ability to create and post events.
    Thanks,
    Dino

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Once again I would like to thank Bruce, Annie, Patricia, Star Gazer, Dave, Cliff and everyone else who put energy into making this event such a high vibrational, fun experience. Please post ideas of what you would like to do on future groups.
    Thanks,
    Dino

    2 · January 20, 2013

  • dinoparis

    I'm happy you enjoyed the gathering. I'm naming another on February 9th. It would be great to see you there.

    2 · January 20, 2013

    • Angela

      I work that weekend but i may be able to drop by afterwards depending on location.

      1 · January 20, 2013

  • Lana I.

    Last night was so much fun!! Thank you to everyone for creating the space.
    I am having a similar event on Fri 1 Feb 2013 and YOU are invited. Message me for details!

    4 · January 20, 2013

  • C

    Awesome. It was nice to meet other free spirits and open
    Minded people. I look forward to more in the future.

    3 · January 20, 2013

  • Clifford S.

    It was a very free and warm gathering of beautiful souls. Very entertaining and purposeful.

    3 · January 20, 2013

  • C

    Thank you Dino for your open heart and honesty it was inspiring and made it easier for me to open up. I look forward to working together as a group to inspire one another. the circle was wonderful and very freeing.
    Bruce and Annie (loved your outfit ;) thank you for opening your sanctuary for us to come to and celebrate. It its very kind and loving of you both. I hope to deer more of everyone on the future. It is wonderful to meet such open living spirits who accept one another for everything we are and are not. Blessings to all. Please connect with me here and we could meet up later.

    2 · January 20, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Angela. I'm very happy you came. It was lovely meeting you.
    I hope to see you again. I'm planning the next event: February 9th.

    January 20, 2013

  • Angela

    Thank you so much for the amazing company, beautiful music and smiles I will carry with me till next time.

    2 · January 20, 2013

  • dinoparis

    To my fiery friends. What an inspiring evening. Thank you for sharing your love, your stories and your fire with us last night. What a beautiful gathering. Music jamming, fire dancing, drumming circle, warm friends, great food, inspiring entertainment. It was an enchanted evening and I want to thank to all.

    4 · January 20, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Kathy it was also a great pleasure for me to meet you.

    January 20, 2013

  • Kathy

    What a beautiful evening! I met so many amazing people and the energy touched my heart. Thank you Bruce, Dino and Annie for sharing your heart and home. I hope to see your soon.

    2 · January 20, 2013

  • Ezra P.

    Amazing group of people. The intention was very loose but it turned out to be a night of great people and awesome new experiences.

    3 · January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great crowd, eclectic mix of people and happenings. Well done!

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Larry

    I met several intersting and lovely people and enjoyed the creativity.

    2 · January 19, 2013

  • lily

    I can get as far as NW Cornell & 119th according to Trimet's website, if i can at least get a lift from there that would be sweet

    January 19, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Apparently these comes very close to here.
    Take Sunset stop.

    January 19, 2013

  • lily

    Can anyone give me a lift from goose Hollow!? (SW Jefferson and 17th) apparently buses stopped going to that area so now I have no way of getting over :(

    January 19, 2013

  • Star G.

    The intention of the journey/visioning part of the evening will be assisting ourselves to give away whatever the obstacles we may have faced in the past into the fire, then to connect with that creative fire/passion within for empowerment of the Now, and receive vision/insight/message for the future about how we as individuals would share this fire/passion to support and contribute to each other in this group and with the world.

    2 · January 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, in fact, that was my point as well. :)

      1 · January 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My comment was not to point out the need for physical separation from the group. It was that to suggest there be moments of stillness/silence/space during the ritual time for those who prefer a non-mediated experience. I don't mean to presume anything about your intention or Dino's. It's just a thought that occurred to me based on past experiences at various hosted rituals. It's the host's job to create a space for an experience, not to define that experience. It is a delicate balance.

      January 19, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Calling all safety/experts:
    Are there any Fire Dance Safety experts out there who would like to participate in creating a safe area for fire dancing to happen at our venue?

    We have a wide open lawn area, and it's a moist safe time of year.
    We would simply like to insure that e wry thing is absolutely safe.
    Anyone with openness and/or knowledge on this area, please contact me or Bruce.
    Thanks,
    Dino

    January 18, 2013

    • dinoparis

      Thank you Craig and Patricia.

      January 19, 2013

    • dinoparis

      Please shout out if you are coming to spin, bringing supplies, and can help keep things safe. Thanks.

      January 19, 2013

  • Star G.

    Please wear warm clothing for outdoor ritual portion of the event. Ladies, no high heel shoes just to be safe, as the backyard slopes down in some place. :)

    January 19, 2013

  • Amethyst U.

    I wanted to share this with you guys... I spent Five years in Hawai'i and met an amazing group of fire performers, hoopers, DJs, and musicians. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150233511017130.318391.361103712129&type=3

    January 19, 2013

  • dinoparis

    We are all very fortunate that Marion joined our Meetup. She has generously offered to lead us in song at 8 pm tomorrow. Marion is a highly skilled musician and leads several choirs in the Portland Metropitan area. We are in for an inspiring treat. To help us connect to our passion. Creativity, a d our higher purpose through the miracle of our resounding voices. Thank you Marion I am vey grateful. Dino

    2 · January 19, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Thanks for beginning this sharing. I welcome you to bring your passion to our event tomorrow.
    Christine: zig your passion is apparel, let us support your personal vision. It will support our collective vision. Bring your wears for people to see and wear if you like. That offer is open to all. If there is something in particular you'd like to share mañana, let us know. Onward
    D

    2 · January 18, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Typo: "no matter what"
    Not: "notated what"
    I don't know what notated what would mean...maybe something interesting.

    1 · January 18, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Although I am a business man, a father, a family man, I am at my essence an artist. My art form is enjoying the beauty and pleasure in life. I must live deeply and feel everything. Sometimes that's not easy. Dancing, singing, playing music, allowing people in the sacred space of my heart and soul is my desired form of communion. All this I know, but it was never easy for me to live this way. 2013 is really different. Grace has opened a window. We are on a new life, shedding trauma, opening our hearts to a new way of living in which we reveal that fear does not exist. My purpose is to love. To live in love notated what. I welcome your hearts to join me in love. Dino

    1 · January 18, 2013

    • Suzanne

      I love what you wrote, Dino!! We are all spiritual beings on a human journey with the sole purpose to create love and light! Dancing, singing and playing music are some of the most awesome ways to do just that... Your joy raises the energy of the entire universe...That is why 2013 is different... Many are on the journey... :-) BTW I just joined your group. How do I find out where to go?

      January 18, 2013

    • C

      I would say the best form of self expression would be dancing and listening and feeling the music. Dancing and music is a way I can allow all walls to fall around me. That may sound totally hokey but its true. When I dance I feel like nothing else matters no stress, no sadness nothing but divine freedom for my soul. I know many people who would think like that is really stupid... But it is true. I have a true love, passion and compassion for man kind. I love deeply and honestly. I feel everyone has good in them somewhere and I do my best to help them find it even when they don't believe it. My passion is apparel design. I love designing gowns for all occasions. I know moving past fear is the only way to an honestly led life. Fear comes from the ego and how easy it is to be bruised. Once I let go of that hang up I found that life is easier to live and self love followed...I hope this is close to what you where looking for. My hope is to create friendships and bonds an extended family.

      3 · January 18, 2013

  • dinoparis

    On a simpler note:
    What is (are) your creative art form(s)
    Fire Dancer, Musician, Painter , DJ, etc.

    What is your vision for this group? What would you like to see happen? What type of events would you like? How would you like to participate?

    2 · January 18, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Something has ignited in our hearts. This gathering is growing wildly. Creative souls. We gather tomorrow to celebrate the eternal flame, the firey spirit that is unique within us yet joins us as one. Let us begin:
    This vision creation is open to all creative souls. Join in and share your vision, your purpose, and discover the support we share with one another. Let's Dare to dream and create together.
    Your voice is what we want to hear:
    Who are you? Really, deeply, at your essence. Why are you here. (Not here in Oregon per se)
    Why are you on the planet at this time?
    What makes you come alive? What's your purpose? What's your pleasure? How do you serve? How do you love?

    With an open heart, with love, I welcome you, your spirit, your vision, your soul.

    2 · January 18, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Thanks

    January 18, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Thank you so much. I will be at the venue at 3. The pot luck starts at 5. Can you arrive arrive as close to 5 as possible?

    1 · January 18, 2013

    • C

      I will be there by 5pm. Look forward to it.

      January 18, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Hey everyone, there will be a time during this gathering when we create our vision for what we want to see happen this year in our group. Can I have some volunteers to take notes whe I facitate this discussion, and email the motes to me after the meeting?

    Also, there may be some videographers recording the event. Is everyone ok signing a release to have your image captured and featured publicly in the video!

    Additionally: please let's know if you are available to help Clem up the site when the event ends. Thanks,

    Dino

    January 18, 2013

    • C

      Hello Dino. I would be more than happy to take notes. I have no problem releasing a signature and of course I will help clean up. Have a good night. Christine

      January 18, 2013

  • dinoparis

    How exciting. 44 people. We have a limit of 100 participants, so be sure to invite your friends to join the group ASAP, and RSVP yes.
    Thanks,
    Dino

    January 18, 2013

  • lily

    Hey, Is anyone going to the gathering that I can catch a lift with? I live close-ish to PSU (Goose Hollow), but can meet you wherever is convenient!

    January 15, 2013

    • lily

      Thanks! what time are you heading over there?

      January 18, 2013

    • lily

      oh, i spoke too soon. Bus goes very close to the place, no worries!

      January 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay Dino, I signed up, send me the address and we'll be there Saturday if we can!

    January 17, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Hi everyone. We are getting closer to Saturday and I'm all fired up.
    First off: many thanks to Lily for getting the next meeting started. Thanks to Bruce for offeroviding the amazing venue. Thanks to Stargazer for her generous offer to lead us in a creative ritual to help us access our inner creative fire. Thanks to all of you for creating buzz & momentum for this event. Keep telling your wildly creative friends. It feels like it's going to be amazing.
    In preparation for Saturday: loosely
    5-6 potluck
    6-7 ritual and creative expression to creatively share our creative visions of creation. Not very creative of me using the same creative word over and over. Bring delicious healthy food. I suppose some delicious decadent food is ok too. Invite friends...let's make it a productive, awe inspiring blow- out party event. Who among you are also DJ's? Caller[masked] 4441.

    Bring musical instruments...percussion, drums etc. Bring poi, fire dance supplies: Etc.

    January 16, 2013

  • Bruce

    Hard to gauge but since it is starting early it may not go past midnight but it depends on the energy of the crowd.

    January 16, 2013

  • Amethyst U.

    I recently moved back to Portland from a five year stretch on O'ahu, Hawai'i. Its been about a year since my last Fire Jam and I am thrilled to have found this group. I'm a photographer and usually have my camera in tow so I can catch some awesome fire shots.

    January 16, 2013

  • dinoparis

    I'm very excited that so many of you are called to come and share and spin and dance and drum and play etc....

    Please feel free to bring sacred objects to create an alter. If you have a song you'd love to sing. A dance of fire, a ritual an honoring an angel guide or ascended being. Feel free. I will be gathering a circle and welcoming all of you to participate bringing your vision your sound your movement. Your FIYAH. We will do pot luck from 5-6, and begin our ritual at around 6. I will send directions again tomorrow for anyone who signed up tonight.

    2 · January 13, 2013

  • dinoparis

    How would you like to get involved?

    December 21, 2012

    • C

      To meet new People of like mind and to become involved on a community that functions fluidly by the same open and accepting thoughts. What is needed foe the politick?

      January 13, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Thanks LAN I look forward to meeting you and any friends you'd like to invite.
    Take care,
    Dino

    January 13, 2013

  • Lan

    hi Dino, sounds like a blast ! I enjoy dancing, sketching and drumming.
    I agree with your statement...what makes me come alive...
    Life is pretty simple being in the present moments is all
    It takes for me. Looking forward to meeting artistic people
    Of this group. Thanks for organizing !

    January 13, 2013

  • dinoparis

    Ask not what the world needs.
    Ask: "What makes me come alive?"
    Then Do it.
    The world needs people who have come alive. Hi everyone. We have over 100 members. This group is completely for you.
    Please let us know what you want this group to be. How would you lime this group to serve you, and how would you like to participate?

    Would you like to gather with us next week?

    It could not be more inviting:

    No cost.
    Fire dancing.
    Pot luck.
    Great people.
    Healing Fire Ritual to get you connected to your inner creative Fire.
    Vision Creation.
    Music Jam.
    Dance Party. Chime in with your feedback. Have a voice even if you cannot or don't want to participate. What is your vision?

    Why are you a member?

    Tell us. Tell your friends.

    1 · January 11, 2013

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