Firewalking in New Jersey – Again!

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

On May 2nd, 2003, hundreds will gather on the shores of New Jersey for a yearly ritual that ignites hearts, minds, and in some cases, feet. The walk on fire is scheduled for Friday night as part of the New Beginnings – ICPA Chiropractic Extravaganza and it is sure to be a HOT event.

I have had the privilege during the past two years to be involved in the preparation of the firewalk and both times it was an amazing experience. Remember, firewalking is potentially very dangerous. For as many times as I have heard success stories I have also heard skeptics saying “anyone can do it.” My belief is anyone CAN do it but they must be properly prepared and trained by someone like Dr. Handt. If you think there is no chance of getting hurt you are mistaken. Last year, many people walked on the same fire and afterwards while most felt fantastic, others got burned. A few were burned so bad they were hospitalized for injuries. I don’t say this to get anyone scared, I think it should actually get you more excited. You have the ability to create the experience in your mind. If you focus on getting burned, or are stuck in a fear of getting burned, guess what will likely happen? However, if you focus on having a great time, and plan to use the success of the walk as an anchor for your daily life, then guess what will likely happen?

Below is a link to a great article on the theory behind Firewalking as well as article links to last years walk and the walk in 2000. Some that have experienced walking on fire have also shared their words which you can read below. If you want more information about the event, contact the folks at New Beginnings by calling 1-732-483-5776

“The fire is light – it is high frequency. Connecting with the fire in such a sacred way allows one to connect with that part of oneself that is the “higher frequency” and re-mind us that all things are possible.” Dance with the fire – dance with your light. — Louis Corleto

The Firewalk: “A metaphor of life in a measured experience. The walk is done to show that actions speak louder than words… you walk on fire, a potential harm, knowing that if you are ego less or ‘in the zone’ no harm can come to you. You are a powerful, impenetrable human led to greatness by a omnipotent inner being. You may, nay you will, achieve anything once you get yourself out of the way.”

Walking on fire is a chance to do that which you would not ordinarily do. A chance to breakout of the cell of fear which traps many of us from reaching our potential. With the empowering decision to do the impossible, it symbolizes that beyond your comfort zone are accomplishments that you can do. Why not? You walked on fire. — Bob Tarantino

As for my CA’s response, the firewalk means: It means overcoming personal challenges and setting goals for the upcoming year. A way to bond with people you know and people you just met.

What the firewalk means to me: A life changing event that allows you to experience what it feels like to make the impossible possible. An adrenalin rush that stays with you that provides a spiritual anchor you can always count on. — Dr. Andrew A. De Saro

The firewalk gave me the confidence needed to start my own practice right out of college. Every time things get rough or hectic, I look at a picture I keep in my office, showing me stepping on burning coals with a tremendous smile on my face. Then, I feel like nothing can stop me. — Dr. Valérie Lachance

Planet Chiropractic: To Walk On Fire
Planet Chiropractic: The FireWalk Experience As a Powerful Metaphor

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