"Mother Earth has bestowed the gift of fire to her children and provides warmth and energy. The gift of Fire is believed to be the giver of new life and is often associated with fertility. Fire is the element that requires the utmost care and attention since it can bring new life and take life away. Fire can devastate land during times of drought but can also provide a natural cleansing of Mother Earth. The element of fire provides the gifts of all sources of energy to her children."