The earth’s energy moving through our bodies…

On Monday night I went to sleep on the West coast of Spain, Tuesday bedtime came in Malaga, last night I went to sleep on the ninth floor of the Premier Inn at Gatwick airport and tonight I am lying on a lovely big bed in a lodge in Swanage…

Four nights in four different beds; same man!

I love being ‘on the road’ and I enjoy the variety and experiencing the different energies in each place… I also like working through any disorientation, or pulls within me, away from being fully where I am…

Something that I have been working with since we set off with our home on our back; our home where we are; our home where our heart is… Is the feeling sometimes that I want to be somewhere else than where I am, but I don’t know where it is I want to be.

This feeling arises every so often and is a confusing one… But, because there is no rhyme or reason to it, I recognise it as a holding on – an attempt to create some safety, some certainty, some knowing through an outer creation of my reality… And so I know to wait and let the confusion pass out of my body…

Which it always does.

Waiting for uncomfortable feelings to pass is a practise that can help hugely when life feels hard, overwhelming, too challenging, sad, uncomfortable… All the things that life can feel on occasions…!

Waiting and fully feeling – and then waiting and seeing, is far more effective in allowing an unfolding and an understanding and clarity to reveal itself, than when we try too hard to make some sort of meaning to what we are feeling…

The feelings that pull me from where I am to somewhere else, who knows where, always pass… I find the path then reveals itself and all is well…

This morning after my Spanish lesson with Maricarmen and breakfast in Costa Coffee, we went to collect our shiny red -this time – hire car and set off to drive to visit my friend Wendy for lunch…

I also enjoy having ever changing cars; I am now used to forgetting what our car looks like and used to having to find it by clicking the unlock button and searching about for which cars lights flash… ‘Ahhh, there it is, that’s our car…!’

Verdant, delightful England; so full and ripe and rich and green. We drove through the countryside to Hampshire… And, I was surprised to find the sat nav brought me to the place where I used to run as a teenager… I joined Haslemere Border Athletics Club when I was 15 years old…

It was all boys and me… I haven’t been there for 40 years, and today the car brought us right to the edge of the field where I ran barefoot all the summers long, in 1974 and 1975, before I put any shoes on…

Round and round a grassy track, feet bare, heart free, spirit bold…

My feet brought me back today to where it had all begun…

And then to Wendy who shared those days with me; lying barefoot on the grass picking the daisies, while I raced round and round and round…

Forty years later, we meet and our feet are bare again, our spirits free… Today we danced and ran and laughed together in the rain; feeling the warmth of the earth rising up through the soles of our feet… A very special and a very new experience, a magical feeling… Fun, freedom… Β The earth’s energy moving up through the soles of our feet…. Through our bodies… Pure joy…

2 thoughts on “The earth’s energy moving through our bodies…”

  1. Thank you julia ..that feeling of wanting to be sonewhere but not knowing where that is has come up a lot for me over the last few years .. to read your words .. and know you also feel it .. now feels less concerning for me .. I’ve copied your words into my notes as something to refer to as I continue..
    Lovely to see your journey unfolding
    With lots of love

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