Tonight I hosted our very first Traditional Cherokee Full Moon Fire Ceremony.
Earlier today, I gathered up some of my herbs and made a bag for each person to toss into the fire as an offering to God. I chose each herb based on it’s meaning and what I felt we needed at this time.
We burned coriander for hidden worth and valerian for readiness.
We also burned cedar for strength, oak leaves for bravery, and oak wood for hospitality.
After the bags of herbs were ready, I got the fire pit ready. I tried to find seven different types of wood to burn, one to honor each tribe. Then I stacked the wood and added kindling.
After we gobbled up the nourishing home cooked meal, we wrote down the intentions we would like to release and the things we would like to call forth from God.
We began our fire ceremony with prayer, then we burned our offerings to God. We burned the bags of herbs, tobacco (one of the traditional offerings of the Cherokee people), cedar wood + leaves, and oak wood + leaves.
After we burned our offerings, we walked around the fire (counter-clockwise) and we each took a turn releasing our intentions and our prayers into the fire. It was healing, spiritual, and brought us all closer together. I hope you can find the time to have a Fire Ceremony sometime soon. 🔥