on hot coals brings up a gamut of emotions. When I
was about to experience walking on fire at a personal development
I had the
usual trepidations, which quickly turned to...
very powerful and confident!
“stage” you go through is denial like,
“Oh, that's not really fire there I see blazing in front of
me” or “I'm not really going to do this,
It's kind of a surreal
state. I remember looking at the huge bon fire thinking,
“Okay, Suzanne, you've already broken the arrow [which was a
huge breakthrough] – so you don't really need to prove
anything to yourself, right?
And thoughts of
“Am I crazy or what” made their way through here
and there as well...
But those thoughts passed
Giving way to the common
[and normal] “fear of the unknown” where you may
start to ask...
“What if my feet get
“What if I fall?”
if I can't?”
walking on hot coals, some
people worry about burning their
feet. That wasn't a concern of mine since I do
barefoot hiking and my feet were well guarded with callouses...
I'll tell you that, surprisingly enough, it was not common to get
But they did have big buckets
“just in case” you wanted to cool off or got a
And there weren't any sirens or
In fact, everything felt
Well, normal for every day
“walking on fire!”
What if I fall?...
one fell. Even if they had, the bed of coals was small and
surrounded by thick grass, so it would have been easy to "aim"
themselves for the cool, green grass.
if's” continue for awhile, but all seem to fade away as you
watch each successful person make his or her “rite of
passage” through the fire and get to the other side.
on Hot coals
After the Fear
the fear stage, I started acclimating to “this is just a
routine thing that I can do.”
believe myself? No, not really...
mind was starting to accept my environment around me...
saw others doing it successfully...
And no one got
In fact, it was just the opposite.
came off the bed of coals exhilarated...
Glowing with triumph!
going back to do it again and again!
So I stepped up
to “go for it” imbibed with their enthusiasm...
to take that first step, but then I felt the heat of the fire, lost my
focus and looked down the coals...
inside of me
said “Wait” so I paused momentarily...
on by those who had crossed over, I gathered my focus, putting all else
out of my mind...
And suddenly felt an unfamiliar
power from deep within me “ignite” and
I took the
“scurried” across the hot coals [yes, it's supposed
to be called “walking on hot coals,” but I
“scurried” on hot coals]...
walking on fire, I joined the ranks of those “joyful
– liberated” people on the other side...
felt powerful and complete... I did it!
on Hot coals
on fire can ignite a special power within you and give you the
confidence to face the world in a whole new way...
experience life anew and more powerfully when faced with daily
challenges because you remember that you “did something
perceived as impossible!”
If this is "just
what the doctor ordered" for you, then do it!
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