Many use the analogy of passing through flames unscathed. In this it is exhibited that when we are under the anointing of God’s love we are protected. We will pass through the flames of life’s misfortune without being harmed. However, when we concentrate on the fire it is intensified.
It makes me wonder about that whole walking across hot coals thing. It is probably one of the most well known “mind over matter” examples of all times. My friend Heather had the experience not long ago, but I never investigated her experience. All I remember was the excitement in her voice when she told me the string of experiences she had over that week away. I can only guess, from my experiences with other things, that it would only be possible for one who could convince themselves that the coals were cool and soothing to the flesh.
So how would we apply this concept to our everyday lives? Maybe we would convince ourselves that we enjoy a coworker we can’t stand. Perhaps we look at a long drive to work as a chance to be alone and meditate on what we want our lives to be, practice visualization or state our affirmations. In this we have transformed the negative chore into the positive opportunity for self improvement. -Ron Ash