Campfire of the heart

I’ve been keeping close to the campfire of my heart this week, largely because I have needed it. 

When the darkness of vulnerability, betrayal, or sickness draws close, what we need most is the warmth, strength, and vision granted by the living fire of Spirit. 

Thankfully, this fire is ever available in the heart. Our spiritual work consists in learning to make the journey from the cramped corridors of the mind down to the expansive landscape of our center.

Once we learn how to descend from the mind down into the heart with the drumbeat, we can receive instruction on how to tend the fire at our core. This tending is the basis of spiritual practice.

This week, I have journeyed outside facing east in the mornings and facing west at night. The regularity of these visits to the campfire of my heart has helped me enormously. I am feeling my feelings, receiving counsel and energetic help, and most of all, and experiencing the fundamental okayness of everything that’s going on in the world.

I may not like all of it, but when I journey, I can sense the wholeness that holds our lives together with the tender touch of coherence. Despite it all, and because of it all, we are privileged to live in the midst of beauty. 

I hope you can join us this week to tend the communal fire of the heart on Wednesday, Sept 29 from 4-6 pm PDT and/or Saturday, October 2, noon- 2 pm PDT.


Be thinking about your intention to bring to the circle. If you don’t have a clear intention in mind, join us anyway. 

We can all benefit from this heart-centered and communal spiritual practice. 


If you are interested in attending Gaia Shamanism’s free online journey circle this Wednesday or Saturday, email me at anna “at” gaiashamanism “dot” com.

All skill levels are welcome.

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