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Category: Early March 2018

Fire Speaks So That We May Remember

We live in an age when the outlook of materialism has gripped our culture, robbing us of right relationship with the living world. So few people remain who can remember and speak to the vital wisdom our ancestors held. In times when humanity stumbles, the Spirit of Fire, sometimes lovingly referred to as Grandfather Fire, will seek a human form as a conduit to transmit the guidance that is needed to restore balance. When the call to serve this purpose is accepted, it is a blessing for all. Here is a glimpse into one such story.

The moment when Fire comes to speak can be dramatic.

A sudden hush has fallen on those gathered around the hearth. Whereas just seconds before the circle was filled with a crescendo of drumming, percussion instruments and voices raised in song, now there is respectful stillness. It is a stillness fueled by an air of expectancy. The activities of the afternoon and evening have led up to this moment, warming hearts and minds. Conversations with other attendees, both well known and newly welcomed, were enjoyed over a shared meal. Participation in the consecration of the hearth fire created a ritual container set apart from everyday life. Personal stories, jokes, poetry, laughter and song all helped build the flames of relationship, human to human, even among those who had been strangers at the beginning of the day.

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Register Now for ‘Fire Speaks’ in Santa Monica and Mt Tamalpais

March brings two opportunities to hear the voice of Fire in California. Grandfather will share his timely wisdom in Santa Monica, March 17 and Mt. Tamalpais, March 24. Both of these audiences have limited seating, and we encourage you to register soon to reserve your seat.

Please register by March 13 for Santa Monica and by March 20 for Mt Tamalpais. These are rare and precious opportunities to connect with Fire and align with the living energies of the natural world. Spread the word to friends and family who live in the western United States and Canada.

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Fire Speaks events announced for Tepoztlán (April 30) and Toronto (July 28)

Save the date!

It brings us great pleasure to announce two new opportunities to engage with Grandfather Fire at Fire Speaks events.

On April 30 in Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico, the Nahua weather-working group invites the general public to attend the Grandfather Fire they hold as part of their Spring ceremonies. And a Fire Speaks event has just been confirmed on July 28 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Details are just being worked out, and we’ll let you know more as the time approaches.

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