Nov 222011

What are the qualities of the Sacred Fire Community that keep people coming back for more?

Even when we uncover our weaknesses and faults, encounter our attachments and expectations, and even face our fears about conflict, we keep jumping into the flames again and again. What is it that enriches our lives so much that we’re compelled to keep coming back? Read some Fire Stories, or discover your local Community Fire.

The Sacred Fire Community isn’t unique. What other tribes, nations, villages, groups offer this special mix that makes up deep community? When have you felt it before, noticed it in the joy expressed by others’ experiences, tasted it when traveling in a ‘third world’ country? Was there a spark of deep community in New Orleans after Katrina? What about in Japan after the 2011 tsunami?

Human beings’ inner calling to deep community is an ancient one. Before the recent Industrial and Technological Ages — comprising a tiny moment on humanity’s timeline — people across the planet, our ancestors, lived tribally. In these deep communities, human beings could be said to have priorities different from our modern ones: they found it practical to spend their lives reinforcing their rightful place in the web of all life. Generally, each individual was known well, both in their place with other humans and with nature, and their purpose in life was uncovered and nourished by the village they served and that served them. Their rituals and ways of life reinforced their relationships with each other and their world.
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  3 Responses to “Our Community Fires and the Dance of Deep Community”

  1. I really enjoyed reading the article on the sacred fire community. certain aspects spoke to me in volumes about jumping back into the flames again and again. i would like to find my fire. please send me through more information on your workshops, i understand that you are based in Clophill, bedofrshire. i could also take the oppurtunity to visit the ruin



    • Dear Eddie

      One of my colleagues will be in touch in the next few days to follow up with you.

      Warmest wishes

      Jeff Bartlett, Co Executive Director

      • Hi Eddie,
        Hope you had the chance to see the December 10 email sent directly to you which includes contact information for the Clophill community fires. As Welcoming and Gratitude manager for the Sacred Fire Community I help connect people to local fires, answer questions and/or direct inquiries to who might best provide the requested information. Yes, I have the greatest job in the world–connecting people!

        Eddie–I hope you’ll get back in touch if you need any additional help connecting with a local fire community.

        At the bottom of every page of this website–all you need do is click on “get in touch” and your question or inquiry about a program, event or whatever will find its way to me. I will be so happy to hear from you and to have the opportunity to help. Please make my day!
        warm regards,

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