I walked on fire a few weeks ago. Seriously. Walked. On. Fire.
Why would I do such a thing?
Aren’t my feet going to get burned?
Am I crazy?
These are just some of the thoughts that went through my head as I contemplated this mentally and physically challenging experience.
Then I read the website of our firewalking leader Stephanie Foy. In it, she so eloquently states:
“Firewalking teaches a profound lesson about the power of the mind, and the effect that our thoughts and beliefs have on our experience of reality. It is a practical way of confirming our instincts and validating our intuition. Firewalking provides an unforgettable visual image to accompany our thoughts and beliefs. It shows us the vastness of human potential. And most importantly, it helps us to shift the energy of fear.
We’ve all been taught that fire burns. When you have the experience of walking on fire without being burned, you re-evaluate other things you’ve been taught. If fire doesn’t burn, maybe germs don’t cause colds. Maybe getting old doesn’t mean getting slow, stiff, or weak. Maybe getting sick doesn’t mean having to die. Maybe we are capable of much more than we originally believed.
When we walk on fire without burning, many other possibilities open up for us. Physical and emotional barriers can fall away. When we examine the beliefs that create undesirable patterns, we are able to replace these beliefs and change our lives. As we practice the art of creating our own reality, we quickly evolve to new states of harmony.”
I was sold. Firewalking has been used in cultures around the world for thousands of years. There was something spectacular about it … for sure.
I showed up the night of our firewalk, curious, excited, scared and open.
Through Stephanie’s expert guidance, we confronted our fears, deconstructed labels that have kept us trapped for way, way too long, and connected with our own inner fire.
When it came time to walk over the fire (only if we wanted to), a courageous guy walked first and shared how it felt with the rest of the group.
“Feels like walking on stars,” he said.
I wanted to feel that, too!
So over I went …
Once (so I knew I could do it).
Twice (so I knew it wasn’t a fluke).
Three times (to remind myself that I’m supposed to be here [I actually said this out loud as I walked] … and so are YOU!).
And a fourth time (with a fellow adventurer named Jenny … to celebrate our lives as Jennys).
No burns whatsoever … just “fire medicine” rising through my body, helping to heal old wounds and scars that have been holding me hostage. It was time to break free by cultivating my new-found relationship with fire.
Gutsy? Yes. Crazy? Maybe. Transformational? Absolutely.
You’ve gotta get a little crazy in your life every now and again. People are going to talk about you no matter WHAT you do … so you might as well do what you want to do. Makes life a lot more fun and enjoyable. Ensures you are on the right path and living YOUR life and not someone else’s.
What I learned from my walk across the glowing coals …
“When you listen to the voice of your soul, and take action on its behalf, all things become possible.” – Stephanie Foy
My inspiration-in-action tip for you is to go ahead and answer these 2 questions:
1. What is your soul telling you right now?
2. What baby step can you take to bring this inner voice to life?
Go for it!
Sending you a ton of sizzling support as you make your dreams, goals and visions REAL.