What is this about?
We are at a time of great transition, witnessing the faltering of so many of our systems. With the uncertainty and fear comes opportunity, the chance to create something more beautiful for humanity and the world in which we live. The intention is that we gift ourselves this time to sit with a fire, offering a window for reflection, for letting go and for envisaging of what we might be able to dream into. We have launched this as a global event because it will take the combined will, energy and commitment of many to create the momentum needed to bring about lasting change. We are seeking to create a unity and connection across borders, races and ages.
Why these dates?
For many people Covid-19, coupled with lockdown, has been an opportunity to reflect on life; what they miss and don't and what they would like to be different. Aside from our individual perspectives on how the future might look we have been shown what can happen to nature when we reduce our human activity. The natural world has flourished with the reduction in pollution and movement.
At this point countries across the globe are starting to ease lock down restrictions. There is a possibility that we return to the busyness and noise of life before lockdown without taking a window to integrate the learnings we have harvested from this time. Making a space for reflection and contemplation with the fire and focusing on your particular intention is a way of marking this pivotal moment. Our hope is that the possibility of this time doesn’t get lost in the return to ‘life as normal’.
Why this period of time?
Fire is used to mark the death of a loved one and to support those grieving in many cultures, often spanning multiple days and nights. The anchor fires lit around the world will be held for 96 hours in recognition of the magnitude of what we are seeking to achieve.
Who is behind this?
This initiative is being supported by the passion and commitment of a global community of people who are dedicated to living their lives in service to the children and the generations yet to come. It is born out of a sense of urgency in relation to the need for us as humans to change our relationship with the rest of creation, finding more healthy, connected ways to live that respect all life.
How do I get involved?
Our invitation is to join this initiative in a way that feels right for you and for whatever length of time works. It may be that you feel drawn to light a candle each evening, or to sit with a fire for an hour. Whatever your contribution, it will amplify the love and light we are collectively creating.
Please do share this with others you think would like to join, so that we can increase the potency of what we are doing. Do join our facebook event page and let us know what you are doing and where. We would love you to add to our map so that we can see the points of light extending out!
How do I find out more about working with fire for transformation?
If you are interested in finding out more about how to use fire with intention and for transformation you may find this webinar being offered by Helpers Mentoring Society helpful.
Can I use this to grieve?
Absolutely. Our grief is an expression of the depth of our love and it is important that we have ways in which to bear witness to the extent of the loss that this has time has brought for so many. Fire is a means of transformation, taking wood and air and creating light and heat. In working with it we can find a way to move through our grief to make space for something else beyond it.