No where to get to – till 100 years at least..

Since my 60th birthday everything is very different…

Last night I dreamed I was bitten by a snake three times on the nose! It was a very beautiful snake, silky grey colour, a strong robust body, with smoky green criss cross markings all down its back…

But its forked tongue was biting my nose…

Anadi was with me, and did nothing to pull the snake away from my face, he appeared completely unconcerned…

After the snake grew tired of biting me and slithered away, I thought I should see a doctor! ‘It bit me three times’ I exclaimed… Anadi remained non-plussed about the whole thing and didn’t seem to think seeing a doctor was necessary…

Last night over supper, we looked up ‘dreaming about being bitten by a snake’! Google offered a few explanations, but the one that resonated with us both was ‘On the threshold of personal transformation…’

‘More like right in the middle of a personal transformation’, Anadi said… ‘That explains why I wasn’t worried in your dream…’

Since I turned 60 on May 12th and fell to the floor at 6.30am, experiencing my spirit leaving my body and zooming into a silent vast expanse. my body has been slowly regaining its energy…

All my medical tests came back top notch, but my body has been through a shock, and so, because my energy has continued to feel low, I went last week to see a Chinese doctor and acupuncturist…

She told me my energy is very low 🙂

She also said that I must get very strong and look after myself, as my healing energy is needed here on planet earth to help others, and that I must aim for 100 years at least so that I can help as many people as possible…!

And of course, she speaks the truth, the first thing a healer must ask is ‘What are the needs of the healer…?’ and then what are the needs of the other…

To be able to help others, we must first help ourselves… Show ourselves unconditional love, clear the channel completely of anything that blocks the connection to the source, of our true self – which is love – pure love

So my 60th birthday really was a re birth, a new beginning…

I am not through the process yet, but I am aware of a deeper letting go…

As a nomad I have let go of possessions and any kind of perceived safety in terms of owning property or having a pension for example, and on my birthday I let go of my body for a short while…

The experience was timeless…

And now as I settle back into my body and help it regain its energy, I am aware of experiencing something I have been living and teaching for many years…

That there is no where to get to…’

But this is now a deeper experience and it has liberated me further…

Being exactly where we are…

A bright shining sparkling sea sunny day, gleaming and fresh – greeted me as I set off to run…

Except my foot had other ideas… ‘Try running without me…’ it joked… ‘Stop running – let’s walk again today…’

My feet have been doing rather a lot of walking of late, ever since my birthday – what turned out to be – break from running….

Body said ‘no’ that day…

And so as I emerged from my unexpected stay in hospital, I walked my way back to health…

As the days passed, I grew stronger and started running about a bit – barefoot on the soft verdant green May grass…

But suddenly right foot asked that it walk for a bit longer…

And so it came to pass, that instead of ‘going for a run’, I was wandering about on the grass in front of the Grand hotel…

I was enjoying my wander, watching the waves and listening to the familiar squawk of the gulls – meandering – when suddenly, across the grass, I spied Tracy, running towards me…

Julia Chi and Tracy Owen
Julia Chi and Tracy Owen

Tracy and I first met one another on the ‘road racing circuit’, about 30 years ago – and so began a connection that has spanned half my life…

She stopped, and delighted to see one another, we chatted for a while – I told her about my hurty foot, and she immediately reminded me of the foot massaging technique…

Tracy is a wonderful bodyworker, and within seconds she had me sitting on the grass – bottom between my knees – leaning back to massage the soles of my feet and stretch out the front of the feet….

I appreciated hugely, our serendipitous meeting, and continued my barefoot walk on the grass, my foot was already feeling better…

A Personal trainer and his student were working out on the grass, with lots of fabulously energising inspiring moves…

As I walked by, Ben – I found out later it was a brother and sister team Ben and Sophie – called to me to ask me if I would film them for a while…

It was fun… I enjoyed my ‘camera person’ role…

My Sunday morning run was turning into a different experience entirely, but one I was thoroughly embracing…

I asked Ben and Sophie if I could now take some photos of them, and could I write about them…?

Ben and Sophie training
Ben and Sophie training

And so although I didn’t do what I had ‘planned’, I had a fabulous hour, out and about on the sunny seafront, meeting old friends and making new…

Being exactly where we are, with whatever is happening, lends us to truly be alive…

To recognise in every moment that everything around us is simply a reflection of our inner landscape…

And so to fully respond and be here and now…

It is letting go in every moment to what we thought was going to happen, or what we think might happen, or what we wish hadn’t happened – and instead being present to what is and always available for something new and unexpected…

My morning was rich with experience, healing, companionship – meeting fellow travellers on the journey of life.

The Tracy ‘cure’ was almost immediate…

On Monday morning I was off again, running along the seafront, free as those squawking swooping gulls…