"...being carried along is not enough.
Take your well disciplined strengths and stretch
them between two opposing poles.
Because inside human beings
is where God learns."
-Rainier Maria Rilke-
Green Fire Collaborative is an organization, located in Bend, Oregon, that provides support for healing and empowerment via one on one integration coaching, transformational rites of passage ceremonies, peer support circles and storytelling events to groups of all ages.
Under the guidance of highly trained practitioners and guides, and with the support of a community of like minded peers, participants learn to how to embrace daily challenges and difficult life transitions in an encouraging, holistic environment.
Our Rites of Passage ceremonies take place in the beautiful Cascade Mountains outside of Bend, where we gather in council and allow the process to unfold and guide us as we venture forth into the inner and outer wilderness.
Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?
That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.