I walked on fire and didn’t get burned!

During the first weekend of March 2015, I had the amazing opportunity to sit under the teachings of the world renowned, Tony Robbins. I must admit that I had no idea what I was in for, or honestly, I may not have gone. The first day of the event, he spoke extensively about fear and how it can keep you for doing the very thing(s) that you were called to do! Tony also spoke about how we can train our minds to and alter our state of mind for any challenge at any time. The challenge that was ahead of me was walking on fire!


Who in their right mind would walk on fire?! That was the only thing that I could think about. What could happen to my feet? They could get severely burned. Amputation was definitely a possibility and living with the fact that I would no longer be able to walk with my own feet again! WHAT!? This is crazy and I have no reason at all to even entertain me walking on fire! Yep! All of those things could happen. Then I got to thinking, there have been others who have walked on fire and they are perfectly fine. (My “she-ro,” Oprah walked on fire at a previous event with Tony Robbins…and she’s still walking with her own feet.) What makes those people any different from me? It is their state of mind!

Your state of mind is powerful! If you have made up in your mind that you KNOW you can walk over a bridge, then you are more likely to walk over the bridge. If you have made up in your mind that you know you CANNOT walk over the bridge, then you are more likely to NOT walk over the bridge because your mind has been conditioned to do what it has been trained to believe! It’s like the quote from Henry Ford, “If you think you can, you are right! If you think you cannot you are right!” I had to change my state of mind!

I spent the entire day getting my mind trained to believe that I could walk on fire and NOT get burned; and at the end of the night, I WALKED ON FIRE and I did not get burned!

Lessons learned:

You can train your mind to believe whatever you want it to believe
Sometimes, you just gotta walk on the fire (literally & figuratively) afraid…I did!



One response to “I walked on fire and didn’t get burned!”

  1. Franka Baly says:

    Hi Deanna! I was so excited to read this. I was there the same weekend as you and I too walked on fire! What an amazing experience it was! Like you it has forever transformed my life. I wrote about it also because it was so transforming to my life. I know that it will totally change the way you approach everything in your life. I’m so excited for you!

    Fellow Firewalker,

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