His Light Will Shine On

December 9, 2021


“This spark of the ancestral flame,
which I have brought to the land of the stranger,
is now burning brightly.”

Honoring the passing today of a bright light in the world. Dagara elder, author, diviner and teacher, Malidoma Patrice Somé. His wisdom was profound. 

His books were required reading in one of the classes I taught at Evergreen State College and his insights were so very well received and embraced by the students. His books have had a huge impact on my spiritual journey. You can imagine my excitement and delight when I was approached by those who organized his events here in the Pacific Northwest to hold a multi-day grief workshop here at MossTerra. I was over the moon. Then, just weeks later, the pandemic landed and those plans were postponed. And now that dream will never be realized. 

It’s a poignant reminder to embrace each day for the Light that’s in it. To hold fast to our tribe. To celebrate our relationships…while we can.

Indeed, the ancestral spark he gave the world, his wisdom and his teachings will live on in all of us. May we burn a bright light to honor him.

Blessings on your soul journey, Malidoma. You will be so missed. Your light will shine on.

Judith – judith@stonefires.com