This Girl is On Fire

By Kelly Sullivan Walden, co-author of Dreaming Heaven

As a Fire sign, astrologically speaking, I particularly resonate with this plaza…knowing the fiery aspect of my nature can warm and animate life, and yet if left unattended, burn the house down.

What I remember most about the Plaza of Fire (besides hearing Janet Jackson’s song in my head, “Like a moth to a flame, burnt by the fire. My love is blind, can’t you feel my desire”) was Gini’s amazing chakra meditation and feeling like my spirit had been set ablaze by it.

I learned from Lee, Gini, and Frank that the Plaza of Fire is the place where we put to rest our attachments to the masculine and feminine…all that separates the animal aspect from the spiritual expression. With that, I created an altar in the shape of a heart made of rocks to honor and release the masculine and feminine aspects of myself. The left side represented the feminine, and the right side the masculine. I did my best to create a balanced heart, but in truth the left side hung a little heavier.

I scrolled through my life in the movie in my mind and noticed times when I had been clearly in my feminine energy (true feminine and sometimes, femme fatale, goddess, and other times, victim, or damsel in distress.) I also scrolled through the times when my inner macho man, hero, provider, protector made an appearance on the scene, riding bareback into the center of town, guns blazing.

I saw how in the realm of intimate relationships, I’d always lived in a tug-a-war between these two aspects of myself. The feminine part of me wanting so desperately to be rescued by a strong cowboy …one who would literally sweep me off my feet and never take “No” for an answer. The other part of me wouldn’t tolerate for a second a man who didn’t respect me and truly cherish my thoughts and feelings…who was man enough to let me lead, from time to time. Talk about a mixed message! No wonder men have been confused by me!

In the Plaza of Fire, I felt a profound “aha” take over me in recognition of these completely opposite (some might call it schizophrenic, but, I’ll call it diverse) aspects of self. I could see that I have these aspects, but they don’t have me…so I gratefully laid them down.

I was so proud of the beautiful heart altar I made in honor of my masculine and feminine aspects that I went back at the end of the day to see it again. I was in shock to find a circle of Japanese tourists standing around it taking pictures of it! It was as if my “heart” was was an ancient Toltec relic left from thousands of years ago! I didn’t have the “heart” to tell them I just created it. Hopefully, it gave them the subliminal message to lay down their attachments to their inner masculine and feminine.

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This is an excerpt from Dreaming Heaven  by Gini Gentry, Lee McCormick, Francis Rico and Kelly Sullivan Walden.  It is published by Hay House (Sept, 2013) and will be available at bookstores or online at

Kelly Sullivan Walden
Kelly Sullivan Walden is the co-author of Dreaming Heaven:The Beginning is Near (Hay House),  the powerful JourneyBook, DVD and meditation that enables you to walk in her footsteps along with her fellow guides as they take you on a journey to your authentic self by following the pathways of the great mystery school at Teotihuacan, Mexico, first created by the Toltec masters thousands of year ago. Kelly is  the author of seven books, including the Bestseller, It’s All In Your Dreams, and Dream Oracle Cards. Walden is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker and founder of Dream-Life Coach Training.  Blogger for the Huffington Post, Kelly is also a regular dream expert on FOX news, she hosts the radio show, The D-Spot, and she’s recently been seen on Dr. Oz and the Ricki Lake Show. Currently in production of a Dream TV pilot about her unique work, Kelly, her husband Dana, and dogs Shadow and Lola are dreaming heaven in enchanted Topanga Canyon, CA. To find out more and receive free dream gifts, go to: and

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