It’s been another challenging week, with the mass shooting down the road in Thousand Oaks, and the Hill and Woolsey fires, just ten miles away.
Dozens have lost their lives, thousands have lost their homes, and hundreds of thousands are still evacuated, including my mom, their fates uncertain.
Once again we are facing the fire element, which can be terrifying because of its destructive and unpredictable nature.
Fire is destructive, but it’s also cleansing. It sweeps through and releases old energies, making way for the new. It burns everything in its path and creates ashes to nurture new growth.
But fire also creates trauma and pain, paving the way for an outpouring of love for ourselves, for others, and for the Earth and all of its creatures. We empathize with those who have experienced loss, and we naturally want to reach out and help.
Our job now is to open our hearts and comfort those who are in need, either through words, actions, donations, or energy work. It’s a call to love in a bigger way.
Fire transforms, but it takes time, a lot of time, and we can’t see what the outcome will be just yet.
Stay open, my friends, to your feelings and your heart. Let the tears flow, and let the healing begin. I am right there with you.
What have you been feeling this week? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share them with us in the comments section below.
The painting at the top of this message is a new piece I created right before the fires started. Fortuitous? “On Fire,” 36 x 36 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas. Click here for more information and to purchase this piece.
P.S. – I’ll be showing my work at the Focus on the Masters Holiday Gift Shop this weekend, November 17th and 18th. I’ll have my leaf print and handwoven scarves, fire stone necklaces, leaf prints on paper and more!