On the radio over the last few weeks, morning chat shows have been joking about us living in a parallel universe at the moment
The reason being is we are having a hot summer, yes blue skys and warmth ever single day. I am not even taking coats /cardigans with me , which is unheard of in our normal British summer
Tbe second reason to justify the parallel univse claim is we are winning at the World cup at the moment, this in itself, is incredible. The last time we won the worrld cup, was the year that I was born….yup all the way back in 1966
My own strange parallel Universe claim today is …I am at home watching England wining at football on my own with a lager whilst my partner who loves football is out at a hippy festival
It’s a strange universe simetimes…
It feels like there is nobody here apart from me
Do people not know about this small but perfectly formed craft centre with its many little independent shops?
Hold on a minute, another few people have found the manor house tea rooms …so I am not quite alone any more
On a wonderfully sunny day, this place should be buzzing with activity and people
Where are they? Maybe the hot continuous sunny weather doesn’t suit the UK after all?
“Where are you now? ”
Thank you for asking 😉
I am sitting on a blanket having a picnic at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham
“Why are you there so late ?”
Yes, it’s nearly 9pm, but they are having cult movie nights and we are aboutto watch the Lost Boys
A very nice way to spend a warm summer night. ..come quick and join me…
Right now, take a journey with me
Let yourself pretend, just for a moment you are living my life. I will be your senses. ..Let’s begin
I can feel the warm summer sun beating down on my face and arms. A large colourful butterfly has just flew past my arm, just missing me
I am sitting on the grass watching my dog, roll around in total pleasure, scratching her back and head in pleasure
There is a gentle breeze making the leafs on the tree rustle in excitement
A pigeon breaks the silence and in the distance a ice-cream van sings it’s happy song
My sandles are next to me along with my book
That’s the next half hour taken care of
What’s happening in your world?
I sat and listened. .
..ho ho ha ha ha came from one room, as the laughter yoga instructor took her class
..devotional chanting came from another room
..all around me, people were having their futures told to them via cards, crystal and personal objects
..the mindful guitar player set the scene for the day with her beautiful tones
..people were relaxing and healed from massage and reiki
..the smell of home made incense, wax melts and soaps filled the air
And electric and happy atmosphere
Yes, definitely this holistic festival I organised is a successful. I stroked my dog who sat next to me
The weathers beautiful, so yesterday I took my yoga mat outside
I stretched and stretched my body,my legs my arms, rocked back and forth, stood on one leg and all the normal moves in do as part of my normal ser yoga routine
This time was different though, the piecing blue sky, a gentle almost whisper of a breeze, the luscious green grass , the bird songs and tiny insects crawling
Every bit of my small yoga routine outside, I want to be embedded in my mind forever
Tiny summer dresses
Tattooed bare chest men
Red, raw skin
News bulletins about fires
Packed beer gardens
The UK is on the brink of a heat wave
It was madness, I arrived as they announced “please make your way to the till, the shop will be closing in 5 minutes ”
Pressure was rising, I had 5 minutes to buy all of the food needed for the bbq around my daughters house. Hungry people were in the garden waiting for me
“Why oh why in 2018 are supermarkets still closing at 4pm on Sundays?”, I thought to myself as I ran around Asdas throwing random items into my trolley
Vegi burgers and buns had still eluded my eyes and they were the key items. …those seemingly plentiful items were almost out of stock. …
Buns were located, they were tossed into the trolley
“The shop is now closed “echoed around the shop.
Panic set in, I was in the frozen vegi burgers section of the shop , all I could see was empty shelves.
The disappointed faces of my family began to form in my mind as I saw myself handing them salad in buns!
There. ..at the back of the shelf was a tiny pile of vegan burgers,I grabbed all 4 boxes and ran to the checkout
What better place to do a mindful walk than Moseley Bog
This morning I facilitated just such walk
With the most gentle breeze ever the group of us sat on a huge fallen tree and listened to life happening around us
We took part in a rainbow walk and searched for items, in the beautiful bog , the colours of the rainbow to take photos of
We mindfully ate strawberries, took part in guided mindful yoga stretches and then let stones give us life lessons
A lovely start to a Sunday
I am going to say the un-sayable
I am going to put in writing what everone is thinking but is afraid to say
I am going to risk “jinking “things
Are you ready for theses words?
If you are not or scared of jinking the future. . Look away now
Here it comes….
….We are having a wonderful sumer weather !