"I know the experience had a purging effect on me. I have
since undertaken risks and opened new doors for myself. And whenever
fears surge up, I recall the firewalk." - Rick Gore, Science Editor
for National Geographic.
"I feel alive...open...more connected to my spirit. Thank
you for the firewalk. It has changed my life." - Marcy Shannon, Attorney.
"...a life enhancing experience...It changed my life." - Catherine
Cooper, Director of Sales. "I can do anything I set my mind to...I proved
to myself I can do the impossible." - Charles Benson, Machinist.
"...a truly wonderful experience." - Loretta Wyer, Administrative
"When thoust walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." - Isaiah 43:2.
Firewalking, walking barefoot across 1200° red-hot embers, is the single
most transformational tool on the planet today. A million people have
crossed the fiery bed of coals to find a new reality waiting on the
Imagine what life would be like without limitations, without excuses,
and without capitulation. Imagine being fearless, invincible, and in
complete control of your life. Imagine finding a blessing in everything
you do and instantly connecting with Spirit.
The firewalk is all that and more. Walking on fire, doing the impossible,
is a deeply spiritual and personal experience. Nothing compares to the
feeling of being blessed by Spirit in the elemental state we call Fire.
People have been walking on fire for thousands of years in all parts
of the world. The Bible is replete with references to firewalking. Some
rulers banned it, others encouraged it. Ancient Celtic and European
children and animals walked the fiery coals for purification and protection.
Celtic clan leaders walked on fire to prove their resolve and leadership
of their people before entering negotiations with rival clans. Monks
walked the flames to touch their God.
"When I first stepped on the coals, almost five years ago, I couldn't
believe the voices in my head telling me to walk. My feet wanted to
walk, my breath yearned to cross the fire, my heart..., everyone and
everything inside me decided before my conscious mind did, that it was
now time to let go of what was
holding me back. I looked up at the stars, saw a sign, a guiding vision,
and before I knew it, I was half way across the fire."
Since that magical evening, Ariel has taught hundreds of people how
to cross the fire safely. Many of them describe their first firewalk
in much the same way as Ariel describes hers, as a truly life-changing
experience, as if the firewalk chemically changed their mental make-up,
allowing major shifts in
consciousness to move through them more quickly, showing an obviously
recognizable and quantifible result in their life. Sometimes the changes
are subtle at first; some firewalkers find themselves slowly having
more courage to strike up conversations or maybe asking the boss for
a raise. For other firewalkers, the changes happen immediately, and
the week following the seminar they are leaving bad relationships or
finding new jobs with the same vigor they used to walk over the burning
coals. Either way, the firewalk is pervasive and its effects will spread
to all areas of a person's life.
Every day we come across situations in life that are extremely challenging,
or apparently impossible. And just like standing at the foot of a bed
of burning embers, we have to make a choice: commit to resolving the
issues at hand and walk victoriously across the coals, or relent. It's
not the outcome that matters, but the commitment to life with intent,
compassion, enthusiasm and self-respect. Ariel Frager, Director of Wings
of Fire, said it best when quoted in the May '98 issue of National Geographic:
"Walk with purpose. Be mindful of others on the coals. Breathe
deeply. And always respect the Fire."