The Co-Creative Process

Why walk on fire? Each time a person successfully brings bare flesh into contact with the extreme heat of glowing embers, and does not burn, then he or she demonstrates that we can reverse, suspend, or at least modify this most concrete and unquestionable of natural laws. The fact that fire burns, juxtaposed with the fact of successful firewalking, suggests that human beings can play some role in the formation of physical reality and its governing laws. Furthermore, in opening to that possibility, we must wonder if other “certain” laws have the same flexibility, and if there exist other unsuspected human resources that we might learn to bring forth.

We know that a child, while unable to perform or even imagine the procreative acts of an adult, certainly carries those acts in potential. Given time and proper nourishment, the child will grow, and one day, magically, astonishingly, the child will change. It will have reached its new stage of growth, and a whole new set of rules and possibilities will apply.

The intelligence capable of orchestrating the diversity of all the cells in the human body is equally capable of orchestrating the diversity of the human family. —Ken Carey

Now, with all of the fear and excitement of emerging sexuality to a budding adolescent, the world changes within us and around us and calls us to actively play in the greatest sex of all, the creation of reality.

The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. —James Jeans

People walk on fire as a way of graphically demonstrating their active participation in the creation of reality, as a way of experiencing that reality can be shifted, altered, changed, and created anew. The human spirit can and does play a causative role in such change and re-creation.

Let's not be caterpillars arguing against the possibility of flight.

Dancing with the Fire

Unless otherwise noted, all text is from the book, Dancing With the Fire (Bear & Co, 1989), by Michael Sky.