What’s the most important thing in life?
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I remember years ago listening to a Tibetan Lama giving a talk. He asked the audience this question, “What’s the most important thing in life.”
What do you think?
I was so convinced the answer would be love but to my surprise (and I probably contested it at the time) he said, “health”. He went on to labour the point that if you have your health, then everything else is still possible; be it money, love, success, etc. Here and now I’d say that we were both right as I realise now that my journey to health has been through the power of love.
My journey to freedom
Some background… My journeying began when as a student nurse at 18, I first learned to meditate. My interest in personal growth and healing has continued throughout my life but the last 15 years have been particularly intense and purpose-led. This began with a CTI Co-active Coaching course and a ‘future self’ visualisation where I envisioned myself in Peru (I spent 3 weeks there and walked the Inca Trail a few years later). I met my amazing Deer tribe at CTI Leadership training in 2006. We were so lucky to have Art Shirk and Caroline Hall as our Leaders on this course. Art has sadly passed away but you can read more about this warrior of living life ‘with one’s heart wide open’ here. In September that same year, just before one of the retreats, I ventured into the wild for 3 days and nights without food or water on a Vision Quest with a Lakota Medicine Woman – these moments were all part of my inner journey; I thought my Quest was to be about connection, the Medicine Woman smoked my pipe and said that it was about breaking down the walls that I had built around my heart.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”Aristotle
Enter the magic of myofascial release…The last 5 years have been dominated by trips, training, and treatments from John F. Barnes and his assistants that have enabled me to complete this part of my journey. I have faced grief that I felt would tear my heart apart but the love, guidance, and presence of John and his team cracked open my heart as wide as it could go and let the light in, I felt transformed. Such is the power of myofascial work and intent.
And the physical transformations…7 years ago I was offered a total hysterectomy, I was told that it was the only way to help with the pain I was experiencing and protect me from cancer, even though my MRI scan showed no signs of cancer and no indication of why I felt pain, nor did the laparoscopy that was meant to clear adhesions. I had old scaring from an ectopic pregnancy years before and some new scarring from this more recent procedure. After receiving MFR my symptoms began to change, bit by bit I could feel my body healing and change and I became symptom-free.
This is not the only miracle that occurred, after years of problems with my left knee, in the last 2 years, I’ve been able to run again with no pain!
Part of this great work is to be aware of and change the patterns we have that don’t serve us. These and other challenges that have led to me feeling so differently inside, at my very core.
Ready to discover your path to freedom?
There is no substitute to John F Barnes but I can help you to discover the magic of MFR by:
- Offering treatments at my clinic in Hockley, Essex
- Offering you a 2-day Fabulous Fascia MFR Workshop if you have a touch-based massage or bodywork qualification
If not now, then when?
It always helps to have:
A sense of child-like wonder and curiosity
The willingness to soften into your body and take the breaks off
Openness and the desire to step into something different
Sally MorrisExpert level JFB Myofascial Release Practitioner
Founder of On the Spot
Therapist – Coach – Trainer
freeing bodies – opening hearts – widening smiles