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Unresolved anger smolders like something burning underground. I can still see the Canadian park rangers digging holes around a camp site located deep in the wilderness of the Algonquin Provincial Park. I was on a wilderness canoe trip with some friends when we paddled up to a small island. The rangers were digging like mad and taking buckets of lake water and pouring it into the holes. When we asked what was going on they said that they were putting out a fire. We didn’t understand since we didn’t see any flames, but they explained that it was a root fire. Someone had built a campfire where there was a root close to the surface. From there the fire had spread underground to several trees. You couldn’t see it, but you could feel the heat coming from the ground. They told us that if they did not put it out, it would burn down the entire island.


There may be an underground fire in your home. You may be good at hiding it, but the heat is there, and if it is not put out it may burn down your home. You have to get to the root cause and put out the fire. You have to dig down and expose the fire to put it out.

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