In traditions around the world, fires can be connected to as sacred spirits with whom we collaborate for cleansing, purification and release.
As I witness and grieve the fires in the Amazon this week, I have been reflecting on the sacred role of fire at this time. 2
One role of the inner Agni, the digestive fire in Ayurveda , is to break down and digest the energy that we consume into our bodies from the bounties of Mother Earth, to break them down. When Agni is working properly, we what break down, store, and deliver to other organs what we need and release the rest through the bowels.