My name is Pennie Hunt and I am a firewalker.
Yes, you heard right...a firewalker.
Here's the thing.... everyone is a firewalker! We all walk through fire at some point in our lives. These fires take many forms: divorce, health issues, loss of a job, or the death of someone you love.
Not long ago I walked through a real fire. I watched as a huge pile of wood crackled and burned until it fell into a layer of chunky red hot coals.
As I stood at the edge of this path of fire I wondered if I had the courage to walk through.
The answer was.....yes!
Walking through the fire that day, I realized how it related to the fires I have walked through in my life. These are the lessons I learned.
~ You must take the first step. ~
- If you stand at the edge of the fire yearning for the soft landing on the other side, you will either be pushed in or remain living in a place of fear. You must take the first step to reach the other side.
~ You must take your time; walk slowly and experience the
- If you try to rush the process believing that by running through you won’t feel the pain, hot coals will be kicked up lodging deeper into your skin. You WILL be burned.
~ You must feel the fire, but keep moving through. ~
- If you stop in the fire standing still to simmer too long, the fire begins to feel normal to you. You will like the attention you receive for being there. But, eventually others will lose interest in your burning and leave you standing in the heat.
~ You must walk through your fires alone. ~
- You may have many people cheering you on from the sidelines as you walk through your fires, but ultimately you have to walk alone....it's your feet that must get dirty to reach the other side.
~ You must look up and forward as you walk. ~
- As you walk, if you continually look down at the fire fear will consume you causing you to live a life of victimization and bitterness. You must look ahead. Only then will you walk through the fire successfully to live a life of love, peace and gratitude.
~ When you think you are done walking through the fire
check for smoldering sparks. ~
- Once you reach that soft landing on the other side and think all is well, you must check to ensure that you don’t have smoldering sparks. Sometimes tiny pieces of hot coals stick between your toes and in the depths of your heart. These hidden sparks may seem harmless, but when left unattended may flare up again and again --when you least expect it.
~ Say thank you and celebrate what was good about walking
through fire. ~
- When you have walked through the fire, look back at what you accomplished. Honor the fire for the lessons it gave you----strength, courage, patience and love.
~ You must believe you can. ~
- Finally and most importantly, from the first step to the last, you MUST believe in yourself!
Yes, I am Pennie Hunt and I am a firewalker.
I believe if you follow these steps you will be a successful firewalker too!
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Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“We all walk through fires in life. Believe you have the courage to walk through them and be grateful for the lessons they teach you.”
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