Once we stand naked together…

Gatwick airport is our home for the morning… We came here early and I have four hours in one of my favourite venues… An airport!

I have always loved this inbetween world that I experience here and on a plane… As I journey onwards and inwards, I recognise that this reflects for me finding the fulcrum in the yin and the yang in this layer of human life that we think of as us, as real

Throughout my life, whenever I have seen and experienced the space between yin and yang, the place… ‘Before, behind, between, above, below…’ Then I have been better able to recognise the experience of life for what it is; a place for us to experience ourselves in a body through the wonder and horror of life on planet earth.

Increasingly I experience living in this space within myself.

It can be very easy to forget that this life is not ‘who we are’… That life here in this universe, is us experiencing ourselves – which is very different to the our life being who we are.

The words I quoted above are from John Donne’s poem, ‘To his mistress going to bed..’ As the title suggests, the poem requests she be naked with him… ‘Full nakedness! All joys are due to thee,  As souls unbodied, bodies uncloth’d must be…’

I loved reading Donne’s poetry as a teenager, and I still do… He speaks to me in his own explorations, of transparency, nakedness, freedom and an awareness at the soul level that our bodies are not us, in the same way that we are not our clothes…

Clothes and shoes or not shoes can be a wonderful way of experiencing different facets of ourselves, displaying our unique energies, colours, vibrations…

But underneath our clothes and adornments, we are all naked….

And once we stand naked together, we can start to experience that there is a space of complete stillness at a deeper level inside us, where we remember that we are all one.

We are all born of love in its truest form – consciousness… The experience in a body is to be wondered at and embraced as we experience ourselves; but it can be made even richer if we remember from whence we came.

Remember our unclothed, unbodied state…

As babies we likely do remember, the eyes of a newborn, a young toddler, with their unwavering gaze show a closer connection to spirit; but the experience here can quickly take a child away from this knowing, this memory.

And as life unfolds in all its multifaceted joyous light and utter devastating horror, it is not surprising that we would forget and become consumed by the tragedy or attached to the joy.

This experience can be so terribly sad and devastating and so sweet with delight that why wouldn’t we believe it to be real.

But our spirits know that we are eternal, our spirits know that beyond this human journey is freedom, truth and love… Which we can then experience here, whilst still in the body – the still point beyond the duality.

But we do forget…

And so we can live out a whole life by default, adhering to a script or structure imposed from the projections of others who have also forgotten…

I was thinking these thoughts as I walked on the springy soft grass in the park. My legs and feet were aching in the night from their adventure on the forest yesterday… And so today I walked to the park and stretched on the grass.

My legs and feet said… ‘Thank you Thank you…’

As I walked on the lovely turf, I reflected that my feet are another way for me to be experiencing yin and yang, the soft springy grass, bliss! Or stony rocky path, ouchie! Without becoming attached in any way to either…

But to relax within it all, to allow the unfolding from within, through my barefoot journey.

Yesterday I listened to the interview with Denny of DizRunsradio and I heard myself say that I am a runner first… But it doesn’t ring true anymore… Since that interview something has changed.

I wrote yesterday that I felt another layer of ‘letting go’ when I was running over the sandy, grassy trails and hills of Sussex beauty and I don’t feel that way today…

This journey seems to well and truly mean I have ‘let go’ of ‘being a runner’ at a very core level…

My feet are leading me on a new path and I have no idea where it is heading…!