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Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:Good morning beautiful people,

I thought I could share a little something with you.

I have been in guatemala for the past weeks, living amazing experiences , some of which I have shared with you.

the day I posted about Sapita in Guatemala, I found out also short after that my grandmother had passed away.

Many of you know that she is my soulmate, has taught me and given me love peace and light.
The loss of her, finding that out AFTER the funeral was quite shaking and hard. I was so far away it took me a while to realize I could still connect myself to her and she was at peace and it was all good.

Saturday night I had friends around who played music, drums and guitar and singing and I lit up for her.

It was by lake Atitlan, moon almost full above my head, peace around, soft music and fire.
I shut my eyes and danced for a long time and I swear she was right here dancing with me and embracing me.

Now that I think of it it was not dancing to say goodbye , it was more a dance to remember and a dance to hug her...

Fire dancing has changed a lot of things in my life, but this time was stronger than anything.

I know this sounds terribly esoteric whereas in fact it is so simple an experience...

Shine on
keep dancing
Cassandra la Sapita

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

Location: the world at large (mainly UK)
Member Since: 27th Jun 2002
Total posts: 60
Posted:some times we find that, in truth we are never far from those around us no matter were they are, it is merly the job of relising that distance and life does not separate the souls of the ones we love from us that lets us understand we are never alone.
you are so very lucky to have had someone so closs to you, and very special for relising they are never going to be far from you!

[ 17. December 2002, 04:39: Message edited by: caniffis ]

What you don't know won't hurt you? well i intend to get to know as much as possible so that i can make sure no one else has to so they carn't get hurt.


Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Hey beautiful,
I'm not sure if you're not checking your PMs or just too busy to reply (especially after yelling at me about not checking mine )...

Certainly a lovely tribute to someone to spin for them, especially an art form that means so much to you.

Warm hugs and compassion from North of the borders.

Yours if you should ever need me. You know my email,

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


Location: London
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 2211

It is beautiful that you can feel the spirit of your Grandmother with you, her spirit will be with you whenever you want her and firedancing.

Take care hon

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother, but what you did to remember her sounds beautiful and I'm sure she's proud of you whereever she may be.

Fuzzy Dice.......................................


Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:THank you very much for the words and warmth everyone

NYC, my beautiful friend, sorry about the message on HOP for help. You are so important for me and I just needed to feel you close at that moment, beautiful one

Much love and respect
Cassandra la Sapita

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Cass, so sorry to hear about your loss.

To me, firespinning is a celebration. It is a joyous, exuberant thing. And so, when I spin fire, it is always to celebrate, whether I'm celebrating an achievement or the life of someone who has passed on.

I see your choice as a celebration of your grandmother's life, which is the best way to bid her farewell and safe journeys.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura


Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:cass my love to you , my heart goes out to you. she is at rest now may your light guide her path.


"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:cause we can all use them when were down

You. Its whats for dinner!

As time passes, you realise all the mistakes you amde and the ones you wish you never did make.

The wave crashing on the beach


Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Dearest Cass...
I am deeply moved by your beautiful tribute to your Grandmothers life...
It is obvious that you were very close and that she was watching over you as you danced for her.. I just know that she will be smiling on you from heaven and holding you close during your steps through this life journey...Whatever you need to tell her you can...she hears you still...I send angels to hold both you, and your grandmother close during this time..may your heart heal and forge an even stronger connection with your Grandmother now that her spirit resides in your heart light. Much love to you sweet Cass

[ 17. December 2002, 10:27: Message edited by: Valura ]

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Cass; that's just beautiful.

You are truly a shining inspiration.

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:Cass, I love you my sister.

Remember that your soul mate lives on in you

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

old hand
Location: New York City
Member Since: 8th Sep 2002
Total posts: 899

There is no more fitting tribute for someone you love than doing something you love for her.

You continue to inspire and impress me through your warmth and sweetness.




Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"


Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438
Posted:moon shining over Atitlan,

that was your grandmother's night, ah?

you gave it to her but she made that whole night for you, ah?

with all my love, cherie

~ Mikie

molten cheers,

~ FireMike

FireMikeZ@yahoo.com (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!)
Laguna, California, US

Location: england
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 158
Posted:My sunshine sister
i hug my mental image of you in my mind and stream energy and warmth to your core

lovely to hear of your energies you are using in such a good focus'd way
you really are sooooo special
almost have an orange aura about you

lots of hugs kisses and smiles
and happy new year too - to the clowns there and everyone