Five more treatments and to have them everyday!

I am sitting with a turkish coffee in front of me; my writing inspiration… 🙂 

We have just come back from a day in the mountains… We drove about 45 miles, not really knowing where we were going. We had looked on the map and seen that there were various symbols for different places such as those of cultural or historical significance, national parks, or water falls…

We felt drawn to finding the waterfalls! And set off to what looked to us, like a place nearest to them… We never did find the waterfalls; our confident lady on google maps, kept instructing us to go right, left, up, left, right… Up and up we climbed…

‘This doesn’t feel drive able at all ‘ I said to Anadi as the car started to bounce rather too high over the rocks; I think we better stop and walk…

We clambered out into the blazing sun onto a high mountain path, full of rocks… It was now that the request that we wear shoes in a restaurant a couple of days ago – meaning that I made a swift purchase of a pair of flip flops – came into its own…!

However resilient my feet have become; there is a way to go for some sort of pace along a rocky path of this nature!
We climbed up and up the winding mountain path, being greeted at each bend with breath taking views… The path started to become less obvious and with the wisdom of hindsight, remembering our adventures from the past when we got lost in the Atlas mountains for 13 hours, we left little monuments of stones at points where they would help us re trace our steps…!

We eventually arrived at a clearing with no obvious path at all; alone we stood in the silence of the mountains and the whispering of fir trees all around…

‘Shall we chant’ I suggested; and so we sat on the rocks and sang the Gayatri mantra together, our voices echoing and becoming part of the sounds and silence  all around us…

We stayed where we were, in the sun, talking and enjoying our ‘outing’…  After awhile we moved to sit under the shade of a little tree and continued being together in this place where we had never been before… A place with no name; and no waterfalls!

‘I’m loving this’ I said… ‘Me too…’ Anadi replied… ‘It really is true that having a destination is really only important to help us ‘set off’ isn’t it…?’ I continued.

‘Yes’ Anadi responded… ‘Things are either going to happen or they aren’t…’

This doesn’t mean not ‘doing anything’, as humans our energy is that of continuous creativity and movement… But it is about being still within this movement, not being attached to an outcome; even if it is something we might have been working towards for ages and ages…

Things are either going to happen or they’re not. And engaging in each step of the journey is what is required; barefoot or otherwise…!

I am now off for a ‘treatment’… I had a Thai massage yesterday and my therapist Huseyin spoke no English other than to say ‘face down’ and ‘turn over’…

I had many Thai massages when visiting Thailand and enjoyed them very much, and yesterday’s treatment was as wonderful.

Huseyin left me with a blanket over me, when he had finished his work… After awhile I was wondering if I were to stay until someone came back, or to just get up and go, when he reappeared with a young Turkish woman who spoke a little more English than he… She said that Huseyin thought I needed five more treatments, and to have them every day… That the top of my back was tight and my right shoulder, which was affecting me right down to my wrist… He was right of course, and although my wrist is better and doesn’t hurt anymore, I have been aware that the ‘origin’ is in my shoulder…

My translator continued that Huseyin thought my whole body needed mixed treatment…!

I must say to you here, my valued reader, that I am ‘the marketing man’s dream’ when it comes to my health! I have swallowed all sorts of ‘healthy’ concoctions (that tasted very yuk!) and used special face creams… I’ve had all manner of treatments and experiences because I have been told, or read, they will be good for me…

So, true to form, I was easily persuaded… I have decided to ‘go for it’! 🙂

And I am very much looking forward to my ‘Overhaul’ with Huseyin…