2017 Fire Year
The Spring Equinox
After today, this day of equal light and equal darkness~
after this first day of Spring, the days will grow longer
until we come upon the Summer Solstice.
The Fire above us in the sky, our sun, will shine down upon us a
little longer each day.
The Fire/Energy within the earth- the life force itself is now rising up
from beneath our feet and
bringing with it a quickening, a rebirth;
a time of new life and new beginnings.
We see it when we watch the flowers and tiny plants begin to push themselves up
from the dark soil and into the sunlight.
We see it as the tiny buds on the trees begin to come forth.
We see it as the newborn animals arrive.
The power of Nature is preparing to burst forth.
This power is fueled by the energy of the life force, the spark and the Fire
that always pulses within Life.
This time of the year provides us with the perfect opportunity to reflect on and honor that which has, through the natural cycles and rhythms of nature's seasons & life itself; moved back into the energetic realm. What has shifted form and been reabsorbed into nature during the dark of wintertime has created space and nourishment for that which is preparing to bloom and come forth.
The frequencies of Springtime spark a quickening within our own bodies; the flame that has burned steady throughout the dark winter months now rises and invokes the creation of life; both within us and around us. This energy offers us an opportunity to feel into that which is wanting to be birthed into this physical realm through us.
This Springtime of the 2017 Fire Year is the perfect time to sit with the Fire and be present. This "sitting with the Fire" may manifest in various ways for different people and there is no wrong way or right way to be with the Fire.
Some possible ways to intentionally and consciously awaken and deepen our connection with the Fire/Ancestors include:
~Connect with an outdoor bon-fire~ listen to the sounds of the fire and wood; listen
~ Connect with the flame of the candle~ see the live flame dancing as your life force dances through you; experience the life force that you are~ as it is pulsing through your heart, your cells and your body
~ Be in connection with the warmth of the Sun~ experience the warmth and heat as the temperatures rise, feel this heat on your skin, within your heart & let it merge with the warmth within you
~ Set aside time and space to sit with and communicate with your Ancestors~ really listen for the guidance that they bring to you
~ Pay attention to your night dreams, your day dreams and your visions~ What is it that is most sacred and true for you? How is it that you can create your life to experience this?
~ Trust your body's inner fire....trust your intuition and guidance as you tune into the frequencies and energies of the life force that flows within you & through you;
~ Be aware of, and trust, the vibration of the energy of Springtime whose power can support you with the birthing of that which is coming forth from deep within your bones.
There is Medicine, and there are Gifts, within you that only you can deliver. The world needs your Medicine and the Gifts that only you hold. May this season of Springtime support you on your unfolding journey of the expression of who you are.
"Your desire to be who you're not, is standing in your way."
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire."
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Upcoming Opportunities for a
Private Divination with Elder Malidoma
Experiencing a personal divination with Elder Malidoma is a beautiful, empowering and healing manifestation of Spirit. It is an opportunity to hear direction from the realm of the Ancestors and to connect, more deeply, with what you know "in your bones".
Elder Malidoma utilizes cowry shell divination for his sessions. You will be asked to spread a pile of shells, bones, stones, and other implements on a special "divination cloth". This spread is what Malidoma will read and interpret to bring a message about your life and purpose for being on the planet at this time. The message will also be about finding balance with the Elemental Spirits of Earth, Water, Fire, Nature and Mineral.
Upcoming Private Divinations
Unless otherwise indicated, please contact info@Malidoma.com for additional details~ or to
Schedule your Private Divination.
For information about the Public Talks, click on the link as indicated.
April 7, 8 & 9
Albany, New York
April 13, 14 &15
April 21, 22 & 23
Bay Area, California
May 2, 3 & 4
May 8 & 9
May 20 & 21
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
June 30 and July 1 & 2
July 24, 25 & 26
July 28, 29 & 30
Upcoming Programs with Elder Malidoma
Elder Malidoma will be a Keynote Speaker at
The Vatican's WATERSHED Conference THIS Wednesday.
This Conference will be streamed live on the Facebook page at this link:
WATERSHED: March 22nd, 2017, World Water Day. 1:30pm - 7:00pm
Vatican City, Rome, Italy
(Immediately following Papal Address)
WATERSHED is co-hosted with the Vatican and the renowned think-tank, Club of Rome, in collaboration with Circle of Blue, with the participation of the joint UN/World High Level Panel on Water, The World Economic Forum Global Future Council on the Environment, and The Value Web. It will be the first in a series of programmes and activities slated for the next five years.
Following the General Audience with Pope Francis, an exceptional amalgam of people from every walk of life and every corner of the globe will initiate an extraordinary exchange of ideas around the global water crises. Experiences will be shared, opinions formed, and solutions presented. The objective is to align global perception with the immediate reality of water being the trigger for unrest and instability, as well as an opportunity for resolution and collaboration.
WATERSHED's line-up of inspirational speakers, scientists, youth, and business leaders will be live-streamed from the Vatican, with the globally connected audience invited to digitally share stories of their struggles, their hopes, and their fears about the world's water supplies, and bring new voices, content, stories, art, media, and workable solutions to light.
Elder Malidoma will be a Speaker at this Conference~
which will be live streamed.
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Movies and Meaning Festival
with Malidoma Somé & Alice Walker
Albequerque, New Mexico
3-Day Intensive: Community Grief Ritual
July 3-5, 2017
about this powerful community ritual please
5-Day Intensive: Annual Community Grief Ritual
November 1-5, 2017
about this powerful community ritual please
~Elder Malidoma is in this film which is now available on Netflix~