Last Saturday evening as my family visited friends at their cottage and went swimming in the ocean, I went to Bellingham to meet up with shamanic friends and to firewalk with my friend Kat Naslas with her partner Thea Alex who is a trained Sundoor firewalk instructor and amazing woman all around!
And slowly, slowly the sun went down and the fire settled into a deeper glow.
There was much singing and celebrating but most of all there was support. Most of us were strangers, but we all worked together to support each individual in releasing or walking towards a new way of living, thinking or being.
And then the coals were raked and prepared…
But then the drummers started up and began their wild primal drumming and I have to admit that this sound began to move us into another space and helped us to begin the task of letting go.
I called in my guides and helping spirits, I asked them to support me, and after several others walked on those coals, I finally plucked up the courage from somewhere deep within, somewhere fueled by my desire to have some of this fear transmuted and I went for it!
Laughing and squealing and hooting and supporting and celebrating each person who walked over those coals we all went until we were all laughing and singing and after what seemed like such a short time but was really hours, we were all spent.
Somewhere around midnight I looked up into the sky and noticed for the first time the vastness of the sky, the stars and huge looming moon, it was stunning and beautiful.
Finally when I looked back down I saw that the women were raking the coals once more and what slowly appeared was this: