• Wings Recordings

Sarah’s Chronicles #21 - [Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland]

“Rising Out Of The Ashes”⠀ ⠀ I have my own rituals for keeping fear at bay...including breaking my own boundaries and setting myself challenges. ⠀ ⠀ After a particularly challenging period a few years ago, I was invited to take part in one of the biggest fire festivals in the world. I was told by a non-believer “this is not suitable for someone like you at all” (something I have endured continuously over the years by strangers whom don’t know me). My response? (Bearing in mind I’m grateful for people who tell me “can’t” as I’ll go out and do it anyway and more) “You’ll believe in me soon.”⠀ With a great creative team, I marched proudly with the Beltane procession on top of Calton Hill, Edinburgh and was privileged to dance on top of The historical Monument underneath huge burning sculptures in front of 10,000 people. Whilst we enjoyed celebrations and dancing on the hill afterwards, I was approached by the person who doubted my abilities and he apologised. I hugged him and said “thank you, it’s ok. I forgive you.”The power of words spoken by one person can be so mentally bruising, or so healing and uplifting. ⠀ This was one of the most special nights of my life, for many reasons. ⠀ #BeltaneFireFestival #Edinburgh