Light a Children’s Fire

Leave a brighter legacy - light a Children's Fire!

Light your own Children’s Fire

Each year the Children’s Fire Movement (CFM) will be joining the Equinox and Solstice celebrations (though you needn’t wait for these dates to light a fire!) and asking people who are concerned about the environment and our future generations to light their very own Children’s Fire.

In a nutshell…

The children’s fire is a profound symbol, a reminder for us to put the continuation of Life (in all it’s diversity) and the well-being of our future generations first – before power, profit or personal ambition.

The purpose of these events is two-fold…

  1. To bring individuals and communities together around a deep caring for life and our future generations: to widen the conversation regarding how to leave a brighter legacy for our children and all of life.

  2. To spread awareness of the Children’s Fire and what it stands for: including the need for it both in our personal lives and in our institutions of power and governance.

Already have your own plans?

Perfect! The Children’s Fire on one level is such a simple concept that weaving it into any existing plans you may have will be easy.

You needn’t wait for an Equinox either!

You can light a Children’s Fire any day – or every day (lighting a candle at meal times or as part of a daily practice for example). And… it also feels good to know that on a specific date you’re joining other like-minded people in making a collective commitment to leave a brighter legacy for our future generations.

Can anyone attend?

Yes! It’s called the “Children’s” Fire but it’s actually talking to all of us (whether you have children of your own or not) – of how we can co-create a brighter legacy for our future generations. Ideally we’d like to see community groups getting behind this and arranging their own fire events. Ultimately though, anyone can light a fire in their garden (if it’s safe to do so) or simply light a candle in the privacy of their own home. As long as it serves to evoke the Children’s Fire in our thoughts and conversations and asks the question…  what will my legacy be?

It all sounds a bit beardy-weirdy – is it a cult?

No, far from it! The symbol of the Children’s Fire is part of a pragmatic body of earth wisdom that flourished across the Americas – it actively encourages self-authority and self-responsibility in individuals. It is not dogmatic and always calls for an open and questioning mind.

Join the wider conversation

This year we are creating a discussion group on the buddygroups support platform dedicated to continuing the conversation opened up during our Fire Events. Just let us know when you get in touch via the form below that you would like to be included in this. The space is free to use whilst we welcome donations to cover our maintenance costs.

Inspire others: record your event

We’re also asking people (if comfortable with this) to capture their fire events with still photography and/or video footage. The resulting material could appear on our website, Facebook pages and/or our private discussion group to inspire others and show folks that they’re part of something bigger. Please note: it’s very important that if you are taking footage to be used online that you obtain permission from all those who appear in it.


How to proceed…

Whether you are interested in setting up a gathering (which could be a small group of friends or a wider community event) or prefer to light a candle in the privacy of your own home, we’d love to hear about it. You can let us know via the contact form below: please include your name and contact details and whether you’d like us to publish this on our website and Facebook page (it could simply be ‘Jo from London will be lighting a candle’ or it could be more detailed – it’s completely up to you).

Once you’ve let us know, we’ll send more details out to you including suggestions regarding outline, focus and activities that you could choose to include on the day.

Note: we will not share your email address with any third party and will not inundate you with emails if you choose to be on our mailing list.


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