Everything is unfolding…

I was wandering along just now, when a Spanish man asked me… ‘Why no shoes…’? I realised I didn’t really have much of an answer… ‘Because I like it, because my feet like it…’ Perhaps they are a lot of an answer on reflection…

Doing what we like, and our body likes… Ahh but what we like might be doing nothing much at all, or wild outrageous things, or acts of ‘wrong doing’ – and our body, our feet they might want all manner of deemed unhealthy actions and practises…!

I remember reading years and years ago that we must become a master of our body and our mind, or else they could run off in wild ways, and lead us away from the truth of us at the core of our being… I understood this and have lived a life committed to practising and learning how to really master myself… As the years have passed, I eventually found what I ‘knew’,  that my soul communicates through my mind and body… There is no separation; what my feet want and like, my soul needs for its journey here…

But I imagine, I was always going to respond in that way, on reading those words… They resonated with my energy and so I understood and addressed the suggestions they gave me…

Because the more I live this life, the more I truly understand the phrase I have often used… ‘We do not know the path another treads…’ Within my own journey, I was at times certainly pulled hither and thither by my mind and body and set off enthusiastically down routes that did not seem to be of the souls calling…

And yet of course they were… I see the soul now as our energetic makeup over lifetimes… And so challenge, sadness, ill health, pain and heart break can all be part of the soul’s way to experience and work things out… We are all born of consciousness, of love and in this human journey we are learning, experiencing, and gradually remembering our true nature.

We will all eventually return to the source from whence we came; the consciousness from which we are born… Our true self is free… But we cannot pretend to be free until we are.

Everything is unfolding… ‘The best course therefore is to remain silent…’

I tried to run barefoot twice before, but I got injured both times and I can see on reflection that ‘getting hurt’ then was always going to happen… It was part of the journey to me running freely barefoot now… In the same way I was always going to push too hard in my younger days and the heights I dreamed of were going to allude me, as the deeper lessons I learned were what my soul needed to clear the way for true clearing…

I always ‘knew’ when I was going to run well, in advance of the race… The part that sent me circling around in a disappointing cycle was the part of me that ‘wanted’ something out of my reach… wanted running to make me immortal and to know I was loved…

But I now see that I was always going to experience that, I couldn’t learn to let go and love myself without having the human experience of a repeated cycle…We are here to work out our energetic traps and truly acknowledge all we feel, all the places we are held and keep working it out as we live….

And so again we remember the words of Ramana
‘Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent…’

I have had a lovely day today… I started it by running 10k all around the outskirts of Club la santa where I am staying… I was running in the opposite way to a few people… One of the runners and I connected  and we smiled as we passed each other…

I then decided I would go to barefoot fitness and Kemi as I discovered her name was – the runner from this morning’s run – was there too…

It was a lovely experience to meet her, connect with her and to discover that she is a minimalist shoe and vibram 5 finger barefoot being too… We did the class next to each other and then I asked if she’d like to be in my vlog…

It was a joy to speak with her and to share and to celebrate our similarities, whilst honouring and acknowledging what works for us on our own journey…

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