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Firewalking Barefoot and The Surprising Breakthrough It Offers

By Chris Jones of The Firewalk Experience

You know that moment when something catastrophic happens, like a minor car accident that could, and maybe even should, have been much worse? There’s a beat and you realise you are OK. Everyone is OK. Shock and joy flood in and we stumble around in both surprise and euphoria. That moment is a window in our lives. It’s an opportunity to confront our own personal procrastinations that limit us, hold us back and often cause us misery.

‘I could have died’ you think. Suddenly the choice to be made seems inevitable.

Not everyone runs a firewalk event like we do at the Firewalk Experience. We choose to deliver a transformative experience that causes people to make massive and significant change the days following our events.

We model the minor car accident emotions during our firewalk training, manifesting that transformative moment when we euphorically emerge, stunned we made it through. However, this time, with training ahead of the firewalk, that moment of euphoria is focussed on making massive changes to our lives. And to do it right now.

Make no mistake, a firewalk is terrifying.

It’s hot. REALLY hot. And many will get some fire-kisses, our firetribe vernacular for a small blister. But from an insurance point of view, five a side football is way more dangerous. A fire-kiss is about as extreme as it gets on a well run professional firewalk, unlike the sprained ankles and broken bones that are more common in contact sports.

So that moment, when you step up to the fire lane that you know is hot enough to cook steak and to melt lead, a weird clarity can descend. Especially after we have spent the day priming for this moment.

The sun has just set, the glooming descends, and the embers glow fiery red. The smell of wood smoke fills your nostrils and ancient kind of calm descends. Your inner warrior rises, of course she does, as we have spent the day invoking her and training her to ascend when she is needed.

And when she does show up, everyone can see it. Your posture shifts, your mental gaze fixes and your entire being emanates leadership.

It’s almost as if your inner warrior is whispering in your ear … ‘If you can walk fire, then imagine what you could deal with in life, all that stuff that you have been putting off! Let’s DO THIS!’

Five seconds later and yes, with a whoop, we all celebrate the birth of another fire warrior and a new member of the fire-tribe. It’s euphoric and emotional, because like the minor car accident, it feels like a miracle that you are unscathed. Unlike the fender bender though, you achieved this though manifesting courage, grit and determination. It was your warrior state that took YOU over the fires.

YARRRGH!!!! Yes, you walked fire! And hell yes, it was hotter than you thought! But it was also easier. Especially for a warrior. That sensation in your feet that once you may have called pain, you now recognise is just minor discomfort. Especially for her, your calm, unstoppable inner warrior.

So what next?

Well, walk fire again of course!

We encourage our firewalkers to walk more than once. Each time we increase the heat and length. And almost always, it’s the women who rise to the challenge with each round.

Over the following days, the two biggest outcomes reported from our firewalkers are a pay rise on Monday, or a divorce / re commitment to a relationship declared.

You can read some personal stories about our firewalk here…

It turns out that learning how to trigger your most courageous, calm and certain self is the key to leadership in your own life. When she shows up, everyone sees it. And life will never be the same again.

Is a firewalk right for you?

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