When encountering a space we have the magical opportunity to honor the stories and legacies already embedded while simultaneously incorporating our own.  The power of places is that they have the ability to retain the energies, narratives and histories of those people and events that have already passed through.  These are not always positive left-overs, which gives us the opportunity to try and heal for ourselves and for others.  On the other hand, what remains can be embraced and honored, kept and held dearly.  We can transform a place while not erasing the past. We can transform a place and welcome new memories to form.  We can bond these new memories with ones from the past, creating a new sense of place.  A powerful place to bring into being.