|Here I am with my friends Caio and Lee at the event. Yay for new friends!!|
I am happy to say however, that I made it!! I walked on fire! Yes! On Friday evening after a long day of seminars, the 6000 attendees and myself walked in complete darkness to a park where 12, 12-foot long fire pits were laid out on the grass. Just managing the walk in that crowd was an achievement for me as I am claustrophobic, and not just a little bit. I don’t even like wearing hats for that reason. But I got myself into “peak state” as Tony would call it and survived. In a matter of minutes I found myself standing in front of a fire pit where I would test myself against the glowing, hot (anywhere from 1200 to 2000 degrees F) coals. In peak state with eyes up and chanting “Cool Moss” repeatedly until the end, I made it! I was not one of the 45 people who got burned nor was I one of the 5 who sustained 3rd degree burns. My feet were a bit tingly but nothing more and I couldn’t have cared less because I was so ecstatic about my accomplishment. And by the way, being ecstatic and having a grand old celebration with a bunch of strangers is exactly what you are supposed to do. Wahoo!!
After a modest 4 hours of sleep I got up and pushed through another two 14-hour days. These are marathon sessions, no kidding! Never was I happier to be well prepared with my Eat-Clean Diet cooler full of Clean fare. What a godsend! It gave me pure confidence to be able to reach into my bag for something Clean and nourishing that would sustain me. While I ate HBE's, raw veggies, apples and nuts others had to stand in hour-long lineups for their less appetizing and unclean fare. The coconut water and water laced with Cell Food drops served me well. I shared the drops with newly made friends around me as people curiously asked what I was adding to my water. At an event of that magnitude requiring so much physical and emotional output it is all too easy to become dehydrated.
In summary I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I have a new mantra now and am ready to take on the world, one hot coal at a time!