SHFF is continuing to evolve - my focus is now on more further encouragement of communal welcoming of fire. I can welcome fire on my own using a variety of methods. I am most passionate about welcoming fire with others.
Traditionally the welcoming of fire has been a communal activity - you only need to look at photos of indigenous peoples - you always see at least 2 or 3 people helping each other.
It’s only in this modern society where we have been conditioned to go it alone / challenge one self and we feel that we are failing if we need help. Myself included. Oh the Ego!
When I teach people to rub sticks I encourage people to work together e.g make and use bow drill together - which can be challenging as naturally people want to do it on thier own (I do let people do that too😀)
but we don’t have to or need to do things as a solo challenge
This year I shall be endeavouring to do more communal fire welcoming and less solo rubbing of sticks - I’m not finding it as rewarding as when I engage and guide others and I am finding myself feeling less inclined to go out and practice on my own. (and I’m just going with it and not forcing anything - so atm I’m not rubbing sticks as much as I used to. I feel that I don’t need to. )
I especially would like to encourage and involve people who may not be able to welcome fire on thier own. Traditionally communities worked together.
I also hope to communally and ritually welcome the ancestral fire using the fire churn more if the opportunity so arises. It’s a wonderful way to welcome the ancestral fire 🔥🙏
SHFF…rekindling our connection to the sacred - fire, ourselves, our ancestors, the land, our world - through rubbing sticks🔥
Rekindling the Neid Fire-Sacred Practice-Workshops-Ritual
Blessings on the ancestral fire 🔥
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