You’re on Fire

“I’m on fire with desire”, “I burn with excitement” and other phrases refer to extreme emotional states. But you don’t need to go to extremes – you’re on fire all the time, awake and asleep.

Put your hand in front of your mouth or nose and exhale. What do you feel? Heat! Warm air! Where is the heat coming from? From your fire, of course. You’re burning right now as you read these words.

You’re burning up. Your fuel – food mixing with the oxygen you breathe – is creating fire and the result is heat and lots of other energy as well.

So why don’t you burn up? Well, you are. Don’t replenish your fuel stores with food and stop breathing and you’d shrivel up and die out, just like any other fire.
But we don’t have flames coming out of us, do we? We aren’t really on fire, are we?

We are. But, irrespective of what romance novelists may have us believe, our fire is quiet and slow. We burn ever so carefully so we won’t damage our insides and get, well, burnt. Our energy is released in little bits, in controlled amounts and steadily, as needed, not explosively as when we burn paper or wood.

All living creatures are on a slow fire. A very slow, low-temperature fire. How do they do this? They use special chemicals, proteins, called enzymes to keep the fire under control.

That’s why paper may burn at Fahrenheit 242 degrees but you burn at 98.6 degrees (on average).

Since you are always burning food you lose weight with every breath. You lose water too! What an odd fire – a wet burning one.

When did your fire begin?

You were born on fire. Your brain cells were dividing, your heart was racing, your blood was streaming even in utero – you were hot even then. But where did your fire come from? You didn’t start the fire. You received the fire from your parents. They received their fire from their parents, and they from theirs going back and back and back to the beginning.

Life is a struggle to keep your fire burning bright. Nurture your fire, let it burn pure and true, let your light shine as a blessing to all. Don’t let it get extinguished.

—Make sure you eat nutrient dense foods that have not been denatured by refining and by added chemicals.
–Eat organic fresh food. As a general rule eat foods that can go bad, before they go bad.
–Force your fire to burn hot by exercising so that sweat and extra heat can expel and burn away wastes.
–Drink plenty of good water so your slow fire can burn evenly.

**************AND every person should get a chiropractic checkup to ensure that their body is functioning at its peak. Keep your fire burning – see your chiropractor. ******************

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