It was at about 1 am that night I heard a frightened moo that seemed to be coming from out in the hills that were glowing with thousands of orange and red lights like some kind of strange city. So much was still burning. My heart skipped a beat …the cows, were they all still alive? At first light the next morning I saw them. The four cows and little calf standing on the hillside amongst the fallen and smoldering trees. I called them but they were too afraid to come so I walked over and they followed me back to the house. They looked to be unburnt, just blackened by soot and ash.
Another miracle was the beehive down near the creek. Amazingly untouched by the fire yet burnt severely all around. Bee’s all ok. And then the shed amidst the burnt forest which housed my crystal singing bowls and a generator (which later came in handy) remained untouched by the fire.
I feel such gratitude. I am sure the healing and protective energy of Agnihotra has had a role in keeping me, my home and animals safe during this devastating fire. I feel like it created a protective energy around the space where I practice. A place of calm and higher vibration where no harm can come. Beyond the chaos into a different realm.
My place here in the Caparra valley is called Phoenix. I feel now is a time of renewal for me and this land here. The fire has brought our little community so much closer together and now, after flooding rains the creek is running freely, the paddocks are emerald green and the forest though struggling is doing its best to return anew.
Much love to you Lee and Frits for introducing me to Agnihotra many years ago.