The body holds all the wisdom…

I had a dream last night that I was running… It was a long run and I was enjoying it, when I realised I was inadvertently wearing running shoes… I was suddenly confused as to how that could have happened…

But as Anadi and I have been exploring, the dream is likely because ‘barefoot’ is now a core expression for me… It isn’t a mental decision, it is a fundamental state and it occurred from the inside out… So my dream represents that being barefoot is the more natural state for me than being shod… Hence my confusion to find shoes on my feet!

In the same way my body has recently given up eating meat; it was still taking in fish… But since my ‘short illness’ in Morocco, my choices have been totally vegetarian…

My ‘soul’ has always been vegetarian… I was a practising vegetarian from my late teens until my early twenties, but thereafter my body craved some protein in the form of fish and meat… I experienced disordered eating in my teens and twenties as well, and as part of my healing, I let go of any rules, any ‘oughts’ or ‘shoulds’ and resolved to always listen to the wisdom of my body…

For our bodies hold all the wisdom… Learning to truly listen, can take time of course… So it is a more complex process than simply responding to our whims and desires – which can be very different to the true messages.

As with everything, there is no rush… But while we are in human form, our spirit is experiencing through a body… Through being on earth, and so the ultimate place for us, is to have our spirits true state reflected and reflecting through our body…

This means clearing the tension and the pain, because otherwise our choices can be influenced by unrest, distress, the lower forces of despair, anger, pain and confusion, jealously, low self worth and more… Any decisions made from these states can simply loop us around in our destructive patterns, or if not destructive;  comfortable and familiar ones!

The more we work to allow our decisions to come from the clarity within us, the still point in the breath… The more we are not attached to any ‘way of being’…

My body may well take fish and meat up again; I won’t know if like my bare feet it is a core state until it is a core state… ?

We only know things when we look back, and see what has unfolded… And we often say then… ‘I knew that was going to happen…’ because of course it already has…

When I met Anadi he had been a vegetarian for ten years… six months after we met we journeyed to the Atlas Mountains. We set off one morning on a run that we reckoned would take two hours… We got lost!
A long adventure and thirteen hours later we returned unscathed, if a little weary and dusty to our village…
We were greeted with much celebration – and relief!

We had been the talk of the town we were told the next day…

Two days later, we had stopped in a mountain restaurant and Anadi ordered lamb tagine!! He says that he could feel his body was not recovering and that it spoke to him… He has eaten meat since then, and has flowed with the messages from his own body.

We are all unique and different energetic aspects of the whole, and it is important both to resist judging and commenting on the choices both of others and ourselves…

“I shouldn’t do that’ is the same as ‘you shouldn’t do that’… The secret is to learn to trust ourselves and honour the choices and ideas of ourselves and of others…

If we learn to be still, we discover and experience the truth – that everything is happening now… And so there is nothing to worry about other than learning to clear the way to listen to our inner voice, hear the wisdom of our body… Because our body is our soul speaking, made manifest in this paradigm…

And so we follow and all is well… The path is unfolding of itself…