Earlier this year at a firewalking event I was running, as we lit the logs and were getting prepared I joked that “as a boy, I dreamed of moments like this” – and it is true, I really did.
I recall during winter as a boy watching my Dad build and light the home fires we had and never being allowed to do any of the lighting or prodding with the poker and not being allowed to throw stuff in on it to burn; I felt so deprived by the responsible attitude of my parents!
These days, we have our own open fire at home and we get our annual delivery of logs to get all toasty in our front room during winter, I love it.
I love the very subtle aroma of burning wood,
I love the sound of the logs crackling and rolling into embers,
I love the sensation of the sedating heat (some of my early memories are of my Grandfather coming in from a days work on the farm, sitting down in his armchair in front of the open fire and just falling asleep, so I think I associate that heat with sleep, and I think we’ve all felt sedated sat in front of a fireplace, haven’t we?) and…
I also love to watch it, the flames that roar at the beginning and then flicker calmly once the logs become embers, the varying glow and the multitude of colours that exist within it.
Of course, I’m not the only person fascinated by fire, for centuries, it was a sign of power and a source of great need for early mankind, it instills fear in people and animals and of course needs to be respected because of the damage it can cause.
When something is burned to ashes and dust, there is a sense of finality. A sense of no return. Some people are cremated to signal the end of their life and body.
Burning can also be a very fertile thing to do. Some woodlands and scrub areas are burned on purpose to make way for new life and new beginnings. The areas that surround volcanoes are often some of the most fertile and rich places on the planet.
This hypnosis session is designed to help you let go and get rid of stresses and worries. Burn them out of your life with some finality. At the same time leaving you with a fertile mindset.
It is a joy to go through this kind of process.
And we do it all using fire and flames!