We held a spontaneous fire ceremony last night at the request of visitors from the Big Apple, who wanted a transformational experience to top off their trip to Santa Fe. Eight of us gathered within Sacred Space under a bright celestial canopy, to connect with the spirit of the fire. In the chanting, drumming and rattling, our consciousness shifted with the fire. We became connected on an energetic level, and our connection was integral to the magical process of creating a "friendly fire." We supported each other in placing our Spirit Arrows into the fire, watching the fire transform our intentions of honoring and releasing the past into prayers that flowed upward to the heavens. Jim and I were deeply touched by the power of the fire to connect us in a profound way with our inner truth, and with the true selves of everyone in the circle. We all watched as the fire became embers, shaped in a nearly perfect circle that looked like a pulsing placenta with a sacred altar at the very center. There was a sense of renewal, of destiny, that the dreams we are dreaming have come one big step closer to reality. We are grateful for this special request, and we know that this connection with our newfound friends will continue. There are no mistakes.