Each night at SpiritFire, we offer a different focus – a map, of sorts – as an offering to those who would like to engage as a community at the fire circle. The intentions for each fire is developed over the weeks leading to the gathering, usually finalized in the couple weeks before the first night. As they are solidified, we’ll post information here. (Generally fire descriptions are finalized right before the festival starts.) You may see descriptions encouraging things like wearing certain colors, or bringing a mask, or an object that will be used as part of the fire lighting (or in another way during the night.) It’s not a requirement at all, so don’t be shy or worried if you don’t have something we recommend, or if you’d just prefer to not engage in that way. The most important part of these fires is you being there!

Photo by Martin Bridge

As always, the fires are oriented as an invitation to draw you in deeper; to inspire you, encourage you – and sometimes to challenge you – to be fully, wholly present. But there is no requirement regarding how you engage.  The program will have more information on timing, where to gather, etc.

Wednesday: Celebration  For twenty years, we have come to this circle to play and pray in community. Tonight, we recognize our shared moments of deep celebration and deep joy on this mountain and invite each other to honor these, and create new memories together.

Thursday: The Source Each of us is invited to honor our strength by reflecting on its source. Where is your source of strength?  What do you call upon to do the work you’ve been called to do?

Friday: Dichotomies We are taught to see these as as children: black and white, right and wrong, them or us, up and down. Tonight we will dive into the contemplation of Dichotomies, of Dualities, of Opposites — together.

Saturday: Intention As we gather for our last fire we both consider what we do together in this time and space as well as how it changes us and our world. We focus on what we carry off the mountain and how to use this energy to create a shift that resonates beyond here and now.