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Chilly nights draw us to the warmth and magical, dancing light of the fire. Fire is the universal energy of Heart, of Connection. Our ancestors spent time with the fire daily. We know from our childhoods how we were mesmerized by sitting around the fire.
In this time of disconnection, fast moving changes and the feeling of being unsettled, it is important to gather around the fire again. To recognize how the energy of fire unites us, restores us and keeps us grounded. The fires offer a sense of belonging and community. There is a sense of coming home. We hope you will join us for this welcome antidote to hurry, frenzy and the illusion that we are separate from each other and the beautiful, sacred world around us.
Fires are typically held the 3rd Saturday of the Month.
a favorite dish to share
a folding chair for around the fire
a flashlight or headlamp
warm blankets and outerwear: coats, hats, gloves!!!
We'll gather round the fire outside down to 20 degrees. IF the temperature dips below that, we'll be inside at the fireplace.
If you'd like more information about the Fire Circles, you can learn more at: http://sacredfirecommunity.org/ It's fun to think about all the fires being lit around the world, something people have done for thousands of years.
I'll have a big pot of hot chocolate simmering on the stove (and one that is dairy free) in addition to warm spiced apple cider. Chocolate and Fire seem to go together.
Some fires seem to get started by some good jokes, others ignite with drumming and others by sharing what is happening in our lives. No two fires are alike which keeps it interesting.
We are blessed to be by a rushing stream whose presence is a beautiful reminder of how we are restored by being in nature. In spring and summer, we'll have the "peepers" and bullfrogs adding their voices to the chorus.
We gather rain or shine and have a wonderful tarp we can pull over the sitting area with a little help from those who attend. In winter, if gets too chilly, we gather indoors at the fireplace.
As Firekeeper I am mindful of the beautiful gift the trees offer us in the form of wood. Right now we have an abundant supply of yellow locust. We ask folks to contribute what they can with a suggested donation of $5 to pay for the wood, hot chocolate, a monthly online newsletter, tarps, etc. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will help to keep the Fire burning and our community deepening and growing.