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Barefoot Lawyer, Barvard Bar Creator…

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I love running around Richmond Park, three times now I have set off to this new training ground, rather than the beach… I love the feeling of the grass, the wet patches, the slightly uneven earthy patches – and then the smooth road, the bumpy road… Instead of the beach, the sand, the cobbles… My feet feel alive, especially when I was stung by a bee hiding in the grass yesterday…!

All the variety, the connection to the earth and its energy… I have just been sent an article by a friend, thank you Wendy – less and less anonymous by the minute! 😀… The piece was about the huge value of ‘grounding’ through going barefoot… About connecting the human body through the feet, to the earth’s electrons and that going barefoot and grounding this way, could be a treatment for many chronic degenerative diseases…

The article goes on to say that being barefoot could be as important for the health of the body as sunshine and water…

And so I recognise the joy that I feel in running this way, is also quite probably to do with real health benefits, and that the rejuvenation I feel is total… Mind body spirit one, no separation between my spirit, my body and the universe. Through the simple act of shedding my shoes I experience oneness within and without….

But of course, the inner shifts occur first and are reflected… And so the shoes came off as something changed inside me, almost a year to the day now…

The feel of autumn is in the air, even within the sunny sun of a glorious ‘fiesta’ weekend…

One man was mending his puncture by the side of the path that I was running along; we smiled and although he looked perfectly capable and in action with the process… As we had connected, I said… ‘I’m sorry, I can’t help you in any way’!

He smiled, and then said, ‘You obviously run with out shoes quite often’… ‘Always’ I replied , ‘I don’t own any shoes…’

‘You don’t own any shoes?’ You need to at least own a pair of heels with a figure like yours…’ I laughed, thanked him and on I ran…

I had such fun too yesterday, vlogging with Tim… Zen run, barefoot lawyer and creator of the Barvard bar  A wonderful space where once a month – in St Leonards,  and once a month in Eastbourne, Tim invites three people to come and speak for 15 mins about their passion, followed by a question and answer from the audience… The venues are bars, so it is a fabulous night out…

We enjoyed our vlog barefoot on the grass… Tim was recalling how when he was about nine or ten years old, he created a pathway of flint, which he then spent hours practising walking on in his bare feet, so that he would learn to be like Tarzan – and be able to run across them without flinching….

Practise practise practise…

Over dinner we were exploring again the concept of talent versus hard work; and concluded that in the end if we want to do something, it is practise and hard work that counts; commitment to ourselves; how good we are isn’t of importance… Because energetically there is something within us that lends itself to what will be manifest…

And if we are completely focused on simply our own best, our own expression, then we can join in the race, the music, the writing, the cooking… The throng of others ‘doing the same thing’ in the knowledge that not one of us will do the same thing…

Each one of us has a unique expression, and if we turn away from it deeming it not good enough, not bright enough, not big enough, not as good as everyone else… Then the world misses out on us… !

It is important that we stay connected to our own shining light, that joins the amazing vibrating energy of the whole, and celebrate in its unique and exceptional properties…

Comparing ourselves adversely with others only leads to disappointment and despair, whereas celebrating ourselves and one another leads to connection and joy…

This is why the spirit of the Bavard Bar is so positive and up lifting… It is about people coming together, to express themselves and their passion, not about standing up to be judged, but about standing up to share themselves…

 

 

I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running. I ran for England and GB for some years. My first international was in 1979, a three mile cross country race; and I continued to run at international level until 1993. Two of my best results were first place in the Dublin City Marathon in 1985 and 7th place woman, 3rd British woman in the 1986 London Marathon in a time of 2.36.31, which gained me selection for the Commonwealth Games.

As a little girl I ran barefoot for many years, and then I put on shoes to race around the world. Fifty years later I am travelling the world as a nomad with my husband Anadi and I have taken off my shoes and I am running barefoot again….

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