Are You A Firewalking Truth Weaver Or Are You Desperately Seeking Magic?

Are You A Firewalking Truth Weaver Or Are You Desperately Seeking Magic? August 16, 2019
Firewalking truth weavers go deeper, own their problems, accept responsibility, and do the necessary work to claim their power. On the other hand, those Desperately Seeking Magic want someone else to do this all for them, usually for free. Step over those toxic firepits. Instead, weave your own truth from the flames.
Firewalkers like me and you choose truth. Boldly following our intuition. Taking risks. Doing the research. Vulnerability is our super power. Burning bright, but not out of control. Boundaries are our personal magic circle.  We use our time wisely because she knows it is our most magical commodity. Our magic has no color.  Our deities are our allies, not wish granting statues. We call the spirits who walk with us in the flames our companions. We walk our unique fiery journey, weaving our truth from the flames.
The Desperate Magic Seeker is pitied by The Fire Walking Truth Weaver, but she knows they probably can’t be helped, at least by her. Plus, it’s a waste of her precious time because The Desperate Magic Seeker most likely has absolutely no interest in doing the required work to sort their shit out, or they aren’t in a place to do so. When the DSM is a complete stranger, there’s no way the FTW is going to walk into that toxic fire pit.

The Chronic Desperate Magic Seeker

The Chronic Desperate Magic Seeker blames everyone else for their hot mess of a life. Life is not fair, they say. Everyone owes them something because of this. They want the insta-spells, the free magical advice, and especially, for you to interpret their tarot cards for them. To be blunt, they don’t want,to, or can’t, invest their own time in solving their problems, but expect everyone else to do so. I don’t have time for them. I cannot help those who can’t help themselves. I can send them love and a sincere wish that they find healing. Just to be clear: this is not sincere practitioners looking for advice and support. It is those who throw a picture on social media and expect everyone else to run to their aid. Invest time in what you seek. Show me it is important to you that way, and I will gladly offer you some of my time. Speaking of spells, I absolutely believe that a well woven spell can help us to achieve our goals.

Walking The Fire Walk

The proof of being a Fire Walking Truth Weaver is in the ashes, the residual of the fire-magic made. My spells are my fire made into form, the culmination of effort and the commitment to walk through the fire to manifest what I seek.  I did such a spell to bless all things to do with Keeping Her Keys on New Year’s Day 2019. I danced in the flames, summoning my power and connecting to the spirits I wove into my spell. I burned away all that no longer served. Layers of spirits and correspondences were burned into my truth tapestry, including a tightly woven incantation. It took me weeks to get it ready. The spell was cast. Then I further activated it right here on this blog. Did it work? I have, in less than two years, transitioned to making a comfortable living off the proceeds of true magic. I am a single mother with two dependents. Everything I have achieved in my life I earned myself. By walking through the flames and weaving truth, not by watching others’ fires burn and wishing they were my own or by sitting idly by refusing to step on the hot coals.

Owning Our Firewalking Power

There’s this thing where we don’t talk about accomplishments, but I say we stop this nonsense. We are Firewalking Truth Weavers, aren’t we? We need to stop denying our power AND giving it away so freely to the DSMs that are unworthy (not all are, of course). Claiming our achievements is our right. Energetically, our deserved pride attracts more success. When we share our stories of success with each other in a closed space, like The Realm, we spread the power to each other. Like the Ace of Cups, our energy runs over. If only those DSMs would realize this and drink from our cup. However, they’re usually too self-involved to even notice. There can be very good reasons for this. Here’s the thing: it’s not my place to figure them out. Firewalkers step over and away from bomb fires that aren’t their own.

We Got Used To The Heat, So We Claimed It As Ours

FTWs have been very burned in the past: by heartache, loss and other types of pain. They often returned home after going straight through hell. We should not only discuss, but celebrate the flames that were our true initiation.  Sharing our failures and pains is truth weaving. The more honest we are, the more likely that we are actively working to climb out of the pits we fall in. There’s a borderline between speaking truth and wallowing in misery. Choose which spiritual territory you reside in. That’s my advice. Walk proudly through the fire, head held high. Own it. It is your right.
Stay cool, no matter what. Canvas Print
by Marco Melgrati. Firewalking Truth Weavers are made in the flames. You can purchase this print here.

Become The Chief Executive Of Your Own Life And Other Tips For Igniting Your Own True Fire

  • Time is our most valuable resource. Tending the fire requires your time. How you spend it determines your happiness. Where attention goes, energy flows.
  • What you consider your flaws are most likely your most amazing talents. These talents are the fuel for your fire.
  • Our finances can either be fuel for our authentic fire or a sort of toxic inferno that burns out of control.  Know what you owe and how much you spend.
  • Accept  the fires in which you burned that weren’t your creation. The times you were forced into hell at the whims of another. Extinguish those flames. This is not negotiable. As long as we continue to pour energy into thinking that life isn’t fair, it won’t be. What happened, happened. Acceptance is not approval.
  • Initiation comes with a price. Through hell and victory, keep going. Each crossroads and key taken moves you deeper into truth. Speaking of hell, the only way out is through. We can learn the lesson we are there for, or keep avoiding it and burn for eternity.
  • Cultivate and cherish your identity because it is your internal flame that will light the larger one that leads you towards your dreams and goals. Fire scrying on the inside. Learn who you are and what brings you happiness. It is shocking how many women, I was once one of them, have no idea.
  • Firewalking truth weaving is reconnecting to that internal, eternal flame wherein the answers we seek are found.
  • Get rid of what is dampening your fire. This won’t be easy or nice. Disappointment. Hard conversations. Making changes. Banishing all that no longer serves. 
  • Fire needs air to grow, but creating space can leave us feeling empty and alone. That’s a necessary part of the journey. If there’s no space, the right people and the desired outcomes can’t get in. Use the power of this space to manifest your truth using methods that summon real power.
  • This all takes a ton of effort and time. Hard work and persistence is the secret to firewalking truth weaving magic.

The firewalker is not one who has never been burned. It is the one who drags herself up from the ashes every damn time.

Truth In The Flames: What I’ve Learned So Far

I was broken and sobbing on the bathroom floor when I realized that I had to change. I walked away from an upper middle class lifestyle to pursue my dreams. We lived in a run down cottage that barely had water and was heated by a fireplace for two years. One of my son’s slept in an uninsulated storeroom. As a family, we agreed to make sacrifices so we could have a better life. I needed to pay off a mountain of debt. I finally manifested the home we bought through the magic of hard work and persistence. I was beaten to an inch of my life by my first husband and then he left me there. I have been sexually assaulted. My upbringing was characterized by secrets, lies and invalidation. I could choose to believe in the labels assigned to the consequences of these things, but I flat-out refuse. That was not my fire. I chose, over years, to learn from those ashes. A few selected embers from the other-imposed fires helped me to reconnect to my internal flame and then create my own fire. There is wisdom in those embers.

Proof In The Flames: Shining The Torch So Others Can Walk Through Their Fire

Earlier today I received an email from someone who had read Keeping Her Keys. A get a few messages every day from someone who has taken their valuable time to share with me that my work has helped them to become a Firewalking Truth Weaver. This email was different. The writer described their utter hopelessness after a horrible heartbreak. One evening, as they prepared to end their own life, they stumbled across Keeping Her Keys, with their revolver sitting beside the computer. A voice told them to “read” and they did. Since then they have walked through the fire, weaving a new truth. Even in that fire of despair, they resisted desperation and did the work. If you are in the hellfire right now, let this message (which the author gave me permission to share) speak to you. Do the work. Go into yourself. Find the answers. Reconnect to your truth. Weave it anew.

Students in my Mystery School who choose to walk in their fire become powerful practitioners of truth weaving. They get the perfect job for them, buy houses, launch their own successful magical businesses, heal from trauma, release the death-grip of the past, get pregnant against all odds, and establish new relationships with each other that are mutually beneficial.

We Are The Fire. We Are The Magic.

We are the magic. No candle, botanical, stone or spell will ever do anything for us that we won’t do for ourselves. We are the fire.

Stay in the flames.

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About Cyndi Brannen
Cyndi Brannen, PhD, is a teacher and writer focusing on personal development, spirituality and true magic. She is an energetic healer, psychic, herbalist, spiritual coach and mentor. Founder of the Keeping Her Keys Mystery School, she teaches and writes about the true magic of healing and personal power. The bestselling Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to our modern understanding through magic and personal development. True Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Witch, based on the sacred seven principles, will be available this October. You can read more about the author here.

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  • Paula Burgess Ford

    Holy hell, this piece is abuzz with truth vibration and the ripples are going to reach far, helping, challenging, and calling out truth. It’s both brutal and uplifting in its realness. “When we share our stories of success with each other in a closed space, like The Realm, we spread the power to each other.” This is a general theme that is repeating to me this week. OK, I’m listening now! LOL! Super, thought provoking, self-searching post, Cyndi – thank you.

  • Mistress Of The Shadows33

    Hell yessss!! As a Shadow-Healer I have clawed my wait out of the depths of my hell because I refused to believe and accept the fires others tried to burn me in! I too, have been raped, molested, and in a highly toxic and physically abusive relationship. I have had no Father and barely a Mother. I had to take care of myself at the age of 12 and have been living on my own ever since I was 16. When I left my abusive ex, I left with a 1 1/2 yr old and 6 month old baby. I lived in a 1 bedroom tiny apartment with my boys sleeping with me because I couldnt afford their own beds. I had more money going out then i had coming in. THIS was when I started my true Shadow-Journey and also when I found my Craft, My Mother Goddess Hekate and my courage. My armor was forged in the flames of my raging fires and I wear my battle scars with pride! It took me 5yrs of complete isolation and completely being ALL alone, to heal my Shadows and re-claim my truth. That was 10 yrs ago and I have been a Shadow-Healer for other Women since then! Oh and the life I was able to manifest from going THROUGH hell and learning the lessons and truths? I am an RN, a Spiritual Guide for Women, I have a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship, I just started to really create my Shadow-Healing into a more full time career because i know it is my purpose, i am financially stable and have a FIERCE love of Self! Is it all rainbows and love and light? Hello no! But now i can take each pain, learn the lesson, and grow! I learned the KEYS to Shadow-Healing are turning your pain into power and trauma into transformation!

  • Savanna Drake

    I’m a lurker by nature, but every once in a while, I just have to speak up. I’ve been following your posts for some time now, they’re invaluable in so many ways, but this one I need to not just bookmark but put a shortcut on my desktop or something. Due to Life, The Universe, and Everything, I deal daily with what others tell me is a lot. Like…to the point that I lost any real sense of what “a lot” is to normal people YEARS ago. I even had a counselor verify this just earlier this week. (My pain threshold and tolerance for functioning through exhaustion and dis-ability is a similar topic.)

    I thought you’d like to know . . . on the chat app we use, I just dropped the link to this article on one of my closest friends along with the comment – “Hey, sis . . . next time I get down on myself, feel overwhelmed like I can’t do this anymore, or just need to be reminded that no matter what, I can push through, I’ve done it before . . . kick this article back to me. I need reminding sometimes…but I am a firewalker.”

    I guess the point of this is just to say THANK YOU THANK YOU and that there ARE more people whom you reach and help than you know and maybe more than you think. I’m a lurker who really should speak up more because your writings mean a LOT, so helpful and valuable to me, more than I can express.

  • Thanks so much for taking the time to write this comment. It means so much to me when someone like you speaks their truth. I, too, have lost any connection to what “normal” even looks like. I think it’s mainly I lie we tell ourselves, like “if I was normal, this wouldn’t happen to me” or “normal people don’t have to constantly deal with physical pain,” (which I do). I don’t think I know any “normal” people to ask them. Shrug. Wherever the normal people are, I’m fairly certain it’s nowhere near the fire. I find the only time I get myself into rough ground these days is when I start paying attention to someone else’s fire. It’s a strange shadow habit that I find myself doing at least once a day. Firewalking is about awareness of these things: the imagined voice of others and their normalcy, pain of all sorts, and shadow awareness. Sending a fiery blast of fierce love your way.

  • I am so happy that you found Keeping Her Keys. Something I have been contemplating quite a bit lately, as I am working on a new book about The Witches’ Journey, is the necessity of shadow work. I’ve returned to some of the seminal works, Jung and others. My question for you is how to you reconcile the masculinity inherent in these works with your sacred femininity? I find that I am constantly reinterpreting these powerful writings from my perspective, as the female outsider. To me, the archetype of witch is what resonates with my personal soul code. But, we live in times when “witch” has become a pop culture phenomenon and accessible to anyone who wants to call themselves such. Not that I’m at all trying to deny their right to do so, but I have little in common with much of what can be considered the modern witch world. I’m interested in the deeper world. How to evolve beyond ego rather than glorify it. Firewalker seems like a more appropriate description. Shadow-healer does as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  • Thanks so much Paula. Spreading the power is really what I am interested in doing. I’m a survivor who made a choice to welcome in her shadow and then dive deep into myself. I hope that by sharing my journey, and what I’ve observed in others who are also firewalkers, that I am doing so.

  • Mistress Of The Shadows33

    I just re-read your reply and believe I may have misu derstood what you were asking of me at first lol. Are you wanting to know my opinion of Shadow-Work and how to do it when majority of “scholarly” works were written by men? If this is what you meant, I will give you my opinion on that as well 🙂

  • That’s what I meant. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  • Michelle Gillian

    Thank you for sharing your truth! I have so much more that I would like to say but I don’t think its necessary. Just, thank you.

  • Katie Thorsen

    I was in a low, low place yesterday and was talking with my sister in law about stuff and she had the urge to tell me about Hekate. After reading a few things and looking around me and inside, I’m thinking that Hekate maybe calling out to me. I’ve been feeling lost and unsure of where to go. I’ve truly been at a crossroads. I’ve been through so many fires and continue to come out the other side stronger. This post resonated so strongly with me. While I have always had and interest in witchcraft and other forms of paganism, I have never really done much to really dive into it. It seems my time to dig deeper has come. There is a power to fire that I have always been attracted to and awestruck by. It’s ability to reshape and change is beautiful. I also have found that any time I’ve done any work with fire, it has been incredibly healing in ways nothing else really has. I’m a newbie and feeling a little lost and hopeful.

  • Victoria Ferrell

    Chronic pain… oh how I relate to that. I guess that is just my normal.