I walked on fire for the first time in 1999 at Tony Robbins’ “Unleash the Power Within” Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I was terrified!
Today, I can boast that I’m a four-time fire-walker, including walking a 40 foot fire-walk in Hawaii at Tony’s “Life Mastery Workshop” in 2000.
There is nothing like fire-walking!!!
Our brains are designed to fear fire and our bodies learn early on not to touch it. That’s why walking on fire is so powerful!
The fire-walk is a show of courage over circumstance, to not let fear stop you from moving forward in your life.
How often do you get stopped from taking action in your life because you are afraid?
We are afraid of failing, looking stupid, making a mistake. Our fear can keep us stuck, our fear can keep us from going after our dreams or from making positive changes in our life.
Not everyone needs to literally walk on hot coals to know that they can overcome their fears, but it sure feels awesome to do it! And if you don’t believe me, ask Oprah!
For some people, finding the courage to speak their truth is their fire-walk. I have several amazing clients who realized that the reason they never felt like they “fit in” was because they had been born into a body that did not reflect their gender. For these brave souls, their fire-walk was dressing and expressing themselves authentically.
For others, their proverbial fire-walk, might be coming out about some other personal truth. I’ve had several clients who had to muster the courage to tell their parents or partners something they feared they would be judged or rejected for.
For some, a fire-walk might be leaving a professional career to pursue an artistic endeavor, ending a relationship, following a spiritual calling or traveling internationally.
Every one of us has some growth edge, some place where we are hiding or holding back and afraid to step forward into our authentic selves or a greater expression of who we are.
What is your fire-walk and will you take that first step?