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…

The best course is to remain silent….

I enjoy writing in coffee shops; it was always my dream in the past to spend my time in cafes writing all day. In fact it was a dream I live out a lot… Writing anonymously with folk around me.

Anadi likes to work in silence, I believe the work of a computer programmer needs a more rarified environment, but still it remains that we are all different.

He will happily work for many hours in solitude, whereas although I am very happy alone; I also love to be around other beings.

I realised this delicate balance was essential to my own energetic make up and my well being, after I moved to Bath when I was 22 years old and discovered culture, coffee and countryside all in one place ?

My dream environment.

We are all different, we all have a different energetic resonance made up over lifetimes and lifetimes, and this is the meaning I take from Ramana Maharshi when he speaks of remaining silent…

“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 don’t read the words about ‘destiny’ in any sort of predictive way, as there is no future; nor a past – there is only now. All that is being played out is happening now, and so the more we find the silence within us and access this place, then all we need ‘do’ is simply that, relax, be silent, and allow it all to unfold now…

The challenges and the triumphs, the sadnesses and the celebrations, because they are all part of our journey here and it can’t be any other way than it is… The rich tapestry where little by little we clear away the illusion and instead of ‘living it all out’ unconsciously, we get a glimmer of awareness of our true nature from which we all are born…

And of course the paradox we live in, is that we are all one, we are part of the whole. We are all born of love, of god of consciousness and yet to experience ourselves we live as separate entities in a frame work of time, which does appear to have a very evident past, present and a future!

Even more reason to remain silent…

When I reflect on my past – that never happened…! I can see now that the Olympic dreams I had were never going to happen… It’s never a case when reviewing our life to get stuck in a story of… ‘If this had happened… Or this person hadn’t done that or another person had done this….’  Then things would have been different…

It is what it is…

Of course, to clear the emotional baggage that we are carrying, it can be a very useful process to go into the story of our life; but then comes the place of realisation…

That it was always going to be this way… And once again we come to see that we live life forwards into a future that doesn’t exist, and learn about ourselves backwards about a past that never happened ….

And the best course, therefore, is to remain silent….