Here are some evidences from people who have encountered this skill and would like to share their experiences with us. Each one perceives and experiences their transformation in a particular way but all of them flow in one and the same direction, the pathway to awakening, compassion and love.
My re-encounter with this “tool” came about at a time of desperation when Gerard, my son, was diagnosed as suffering from “irrational halucinations and compulsive obsessions and was put on to psychiatric medication. He was even given botox injections in his face. I realized that this was harming him as he still remained aloof.
Fortunately this didn´t continue too long because when he was given foot massage I saw a beam in his eyes such as I´d not seen for years and he smiled with enthusiasm and tranquility. That was when I wanted to find out what it was really about and test it on myself and the whole family.
Over time we have all tried it with surprising results. I discovered that it´s a wonderful way of love, one of the most perfect ways to show and transmit love. My children have changed in many ways, in their self-assurance, ability to make decisions, gaiety and even their studies. Our family harmony is steadily improving and we have learnt to respect each other.
As for my husband, Nice, where before there was a failure in communication and a lack of a good relationship it is astounding how all this has improved.
I´m not too sure if he´s aware of this but the change has come about progressively and Nice participates regulary in our children´s massage.
As you may already know, I´m a psychologist and had been consulting for 10 years on end, I did what I knew about but always felt it was not enough, that there must be something more that would really get to the roots of suffering. What I did wasn´t enough despite putting my whole self into it. I tried therapy going from one type to another until I came on this technique. This is the only one that none of the others gave me for years: peace, joy, self-knowledge understanding, uprooting suffering, great comprehension…etc.
The understanding took its time but the evidence was there. It turned out I was seeking out the logical part till I realised that what I had studied before wouldn´t fit in to what I was really looking for.
I feel so fortunate, so happy that my children will experience genuine liberty in their lives, and just hope when they really are, facing up to life´s and just hope when they come to the end of their road they will find out who they really are, facing up to life´s challenges in a mature way. I will never stop and believe both myself and my husband will go on sharing our massage us we now have something really priceless in our hands.
Touching feet is wonderful and this also occurred with my parents. It was a most fortunate experience, furthemore it helps understand, and I don´t know quite how, but my relationship with my parents improved. Happenings, situations get healed. How exactly I can´t tell but they get better together. One touches the very soul of people, the most pure of of them and this must be done will full respect and gratefulness.
One has to underline that occasionally there is suffering in foot washing but nevertheless I know it to be just one firm step in progressing to liberty. I have discovered both the black and white sides of myself and have accepted myself just as I am and have been. This “tool” has helped me not judge others or myself.
As for me foot washing has been a completely unique experience. You pick up the reins and get feedback about yourself. You feel fully responable for your life, you programme yourself, and forget low self-esteem. You go ahead to define and to finish things and see the problems with a different touch and from another point of view. Sometimes you feel so well you get a high rise and feel the urge to help your friends and relatives. It´s a “tool” of love to tackle everything you want to improve or find a solution to.
My name is Susana and tonight with my heart overflowing with gratefulness I would like to share my experience, this astounding re-encounter with foot bathing.
In 2007 I arrived at a consultancy with my now dear Tutuy who began to penetrate me with so much love. I began with a clinical history of extremely high endiometriosis all set for third time surgery on cancerous cells. Twice a week I went for acupuncture sessions which helped me a lot reducing bleeding and pain.
One fine morning in 2008 I stopped, facing my mirror, completely nude and saw my own reflection as a cry of pain, impotence and at the same time so much love awaiting a better tomorrow. I said to myself “there will be no third operation”. I have to find out the origin of so much pain. At that so very painful moment I prayed to God and Life that I might be allowed to fully understand and share real Love with all the energy beating inside me. The power to share this same wavelength beyond the social circle in which I found myself. I was no longer interested in belonging to a materialistic circle causing me so much pain.
Faced by my impotente to help whom I loved, I felt the most terrible guilt, feeling I was responsable for others´ misery, converting this into my own misery, others´ pain into my pain and their fears into mine!!
That is when I began to punish myself feeling I was not woman enough. I allowed myself to be raped accepted maltreatment, unfaithfulness and so many tricks…
There I was on my knees before so much ignorance and a soul worn out begging for love. I realized I could rescue no one, true love is not for begging it simply turns up, is shared and flows on.
I asked myself where I´d gone wrong, in what I was mistaken and received the answer “in having given all you had”. What a great gift!! That day looking at my own reflection I was able to see beyond that miserableness and on to the grandeur of my Being.
A deep nostalgia rose within me and at the same time strength encouraging my confidence.
The following week Tutuy, my friend, invited me to the workshop on “The Lost Art of Foot Washing” and looking at me so deeply and sure added “in this workshop there´s a message specially for you”. That same day I received my first massage from Tutuy. What a subtle and loving massage, a liberation my soul hungered for pain on pain, then all of a sudden deep peace and I was floating, drifting harmoniously.
The workshop was going to begin on April 13 th, 2008, and I was on my way there with a beating heart. I said to myself “your life is about to change” and the closer I drew the harder my heart beat and the surer I felt.
Exactly, on going through the door the first thing I felt was that I´d already been there, that was my world, I had no need to bother about others´, I was with them, I had arrived and need search no further.
There was Tony washing feet, he looked at me full of love, peace, light, truth and innocence… a true communion with my Being. Receiving foot washing was a re-encounter with this noble art. The greatest present life had ever given me just in one day. The love shared by all those in the workshop, Tony´s words ringing in my soul. I received this massage from Tony´s hands and felt how our souls merged together in love and respect.
Many deeply buried unconscious memories surfaced and became conscious. So deep was my pain I couldn´t hold back my tears, so much pain and burning sadness…and then I saw the most beautiful colours, shining out with love.
When the workshop was over I felt liberated, light, more aware and very happy. From that day on everything changed. Life is constantly changing but I found it hard to dare make difficult decisions. I began to give myself massage week after week, observing, patient, alert, with no special intention but just as Tony had transmitted it to me. At the end of my massage I felt it a pity, like “I´ve got to wait seven more days till the next time…”
I began to realise I wasn´t lost, first I had to look more closely at myself without judging so as to learn to appreciate and value myself and grow stronger. I went through profound healing crises and the more painfu they were a stronger urge grew to drive me ahead and persist. My conscience said, “Go for it, go on you´re going the right way”.
6 months went by and I went to the gynecologist for my check up. The blood tests were normal and there was no sign of the cysts or miomas.
Both the doctor and I were amazed “what have you been up to?” , he asked, I said I was giving myself a self-healing massage and having acupuncture. He smiled back at me “go ahead with what you are doing”.
Noticing so many changes I was even more motivated to follow on and felt stronger and happier. I began to see the connection between my conscience and unconsciousness. I was dead scared of fear, heights paralysed me and I avoided lifts. I observed the beauty of the sea but once in the water I trembled with fear, I wanted to swim yet at the same time was paralyzed. I was scared of being shouted at and was paralyzed if I had to give an opinion or make something clear. If I was physically hurt and wanted to defend myself I was completely paralyzed.
As I started to find the connection between my conscience and subconscience I saw how the subconscience sent signals to the conscience and made them visible. Sometimes during or following foot massage, sometimes awake, other times in dreams so it was I began to realize that this technique works from the deepest subconsciousness, moving the roots, sending signals to our conscience which in turn becomes yet more conscious to notice this. That is where we have the chance to size up what we want to correct or decide about what had influenced us in the past or understand now in the present and let it go.
I was aware that my thoughts should be coherent with what I say and do. So little by little I began to express myself as before then I had felt ashamed that I was unable to express my feelings. Workings with this noble art I learnt the beauty of inner silence which at times made people joke about me. It´s not always necessary to use words for communication, words fall short in an act of love. So I understood the price of my silence. Recognizing my real self I woke up from the ignorance I had been living in, preserving my innocence and appreciating the pureness of my Being and of life.
So I screwed up my courage and closed the chapter of my life that had harmed me so much and I learned to respect myself and say “that´s enough”, up to this point and no further. I no longer depended on anyone else.
I´m no longer scared of lifts and I even went up to the summit of a mountain without getting transfixed. I enjoy Nature´s beauty and can also float, enjoiying water.
From 2008 Tony invited me to participate in various workshops in different Mexican cities and I have enjoyed the happiness of going with him on several occasions, which has enormously enriched me and I have been able to closely live with so many hearts searching for liberation.
Every single workshop is a gift full of great surprises and I mean surprises because nothing is expected in exchange and what is received never ceases to amaze me . It´s a “tool” for everyone although not all of us are really ripe for opening up to love.
That is how I opened my heart, found my own balance and could look towards who truly loved me. The little pathways of love lead us on to the great way of love and so I found my true love.
When we are willing to open our hearts and carry out this humble foot massage respectfully and with all our love, everything changes for the better. Calm falls after the storm. It is quite clear to me that if we put our hearts into it we will receive love but if we prefer to be unhappy that is what we will find in our lives.
Tony and I go along serving and collaborating with the “Metamorphosis” society which works with children in the street, urchins with some physical limitations. Following their foot bathing these kids sang, chattered, laughed or cried…all this from the depths of their hearts, hearts unlimited for feeling.
Many thaks to all those who have allowed me to bathe their feet: people suffering from cancer, coming out of coma, pregnant women who today have healthy children, really lively, people who have freed themselves from tumours and avoided cancer. People who have received massage previous to surgery and have awakened more aware and with less pain-people who before massage hardly laughed, others who on taking a look at themselves, got scared by this massage and had left it aside or others who after some time picked it up again. Thanks to all of you who have allowed me to wash their feet.
Washing my parents´ feet and Tony´s aware of all their love-those who gave me a solid base to walk ahead in love. It´s a blessing, they taught me how to walk and now I´m bathing their feet.
Also washing my brothers´ and nephews´ feet, friends´ and Tutuy´s who taught me so much.
A few month´s ago my Dad couldn´t get up because of a prostate problem which had worsened over the years. He was in severe pain but asked me to bathe his feet.
For 5 years he had only watched me give massage. What a wonderful present!! He disliked having his feet touched but after I washed them he was able to get up and walk and was in less pain. Now he asks us for his weekly massage, sometimes by Tony, others by me and says he feels far better.
I didn´t have the opportunity to know “LIBRE” in person but his heritage reached my heart through Tony. Thankyou “LIBRE” and thanks Tony for being a wayfarer who at every step you take leaves permanent footprints along the way of love. Thanks for going at my side and me beside you. I changed and everything around me began to change. I forgave myself for allowing so many things in my life and I have forgiven those who hurt me on account of their ignorance and lack of love. I have learnt to respect myself. I have so much to share, my outlook has broadened, is full of colour, strength, peace in my soul. True love allows us to think from the heart, speak from the heart and act from the heart. Only to be encountered deep within us and I have opened up fully to love and am so happy.
Foot bathing and massage? What can I say? For me it means a return to happiness. This task allows me to live and feel forgivenesss, live without anguish, loosen those knots in my throat and feel the joy of return home inside me.
Of course this whole process wasn´t momentaneous nor did it happen overnight. For over about 2 years and I half I´ve been working with this “tool” and what I have had to re-live has not been easy because I have had to face up to all the suffering, fears, nightmares and claustrophobia… and physically, tumours, depression, countless problems with my throat and asthma attacks.
Every act has its consequence, an apprenticeship, though I don´t fully understand it. I´m only 35 and without hurrying am going to take my time.
My blockages and instability were in many parts of me but I´m persevering and attaining something one can only understand and feel when experiencing it.
I haven´t won the battle yet because all this began when I was a little girl and fear built up as a great rampart one could neither get round or jump over.
Within me I was praying to life and my prayer was answered and I took part in one of Tony´s workshops.
I got to understand this massage and said to myself, “I´ll keep this for the rest of my life”. I went on to receive a weekly session, sometimes I was on the point of giving up but usually before the 7th day things cleared up and one secmed to understand more. Although I had many doubts I resolved them on my way and gaining assurance in what I was doing.
My favorite part of this thecnique is when the massage is over and one can practise compassion.
Try it out for at least one year being constant and open-minded, aware of every little transformation however tiny it may seem… and then you will be sure you are not wasting time and gaining such a lot within you.
Thank you Jose Luis, thank you Tony.
All I want to do is just share from deep inside me what this noble art has given me . Both my mother and grandmother always told me everything takes its own time and happens at the right-moment. Today I fully understand these words because that´s just now the magical book on “The Lost Art of Foot Washing” fell into my hands.
I am lovingly grateful to Angelica, my aunt and godmother, who gave it me as a present at exactly the right point in my life. Several months had to go by before I opened it for the first time and set out on a way full of wisdom, understanding and love.
As I went on reading something beyond explanation began to stir inside me and my conscience woke up; deciding me to try it on myself. So I contacted the e-mail website and Tony recommended someone able to apply the massage with all pureness.
Susy with all her most noble essence was who touched my feet with no reserves and from that very moment something in my most innermost depths awakened and I felt how I was filled with light, love, consciousness, wisdom, and reached the point of feeling how energy was moving around inside me. As the weeks, months and to date 4 years have gone by this foot massage has been the most precious gift that I had unconsciously been searching for. I have always known we all have a mission to carry out in this life and this noble art has allowed me to recognize and acknowledge with love everything I do day by day to make my dreams come true-Every single massage is unique and allows us know who we are, where we come from and where we are heading for.
I could tell you so many things but none will be equal to the breadth your experience and perception can give you at the instant you take on to live it. What I really want to share is that we should never forego the joy of living according to Nature´s laws, recognizing the true love lying within us.
I picture myself now as a “butterfly” because before I had my feet bathed I saw myself as a sad, repressed, dependent little caterpillar full of blame and fear.
Before, I thought and believed freedom depended on factors and conditions outside me. I was a tireless explorer but now I´ve discovered this treasure I realize that instead of travelling to India or asking others like chamans, gurus, or “maestros”…
I have found peace and joy through this wonderful technique and a strength of spirit in my own Being.
Week after week I experience great changes at physical, mental and emotional levels and for all this give thanks to the Great Spirit as my heart heals with love.
Now I understand that true LIBERTY is a state of consciousness that starts as a personal labour when we pick up the reins and take full responsability for what happens in our lives.
The “Magic Wand” as LIBRE calls it is bringing about my transformation and alchemy and I invite each and all of us to take care of this and defend and protect it through hard work and so with many hands it may reach others, bearing, love, peace, goodwill and freedom all over the world.
Thank you LIBRE, thank you Tony.
This technique awakens the divine spark in my Being and I have discovered that in my dedication lies the essence. If I give the best of myself then I liberate myself. Finding the Divine and recognizing it by feeling it through others is the greatest thing that could ever have happened to me.
This weekend I gave this massage to a friend and it has been truly healing. Sometimes I feel the presence of beings full of light or Jesus´ working through my hands. It´s so beautiful. What I really feel is beyond words as if I were linking to part of myself longing to be aroused.
God is great and I deeply love Him.
Thank you “LIBRE” for your contribution to Mankind.
“Kiwani” friends, my name is Rafael and I work as a carpenter. At the same time I am also a seeker, a pilgrim on the pathway of life, like all of us, at a given point I needed answers to those questions nagging us from the deepest part inside us: “what is the purpose of life? Who are we and what are we doing here on this planet with this wonderful opportunity given us in this life?” I came on all the uncertainties after experiencing my own dis-satisfaction and physical suffering, unable to understand the crazy world created by our collective unconsciousness and having gone through all kinds of emotional, physical and spiritual breakdowns.
As I was saying, before I met this technique, my life was like a castaway living the risk of sinking and ignoring where to set foot.
Then one fine day “The Book of Life” came my way written by some wizards with whom as time went by I got to know and with whom I could share this iniciatic implement, the sacred Art of foot-bathing.
Today, almost one year later I would like to give witness of my experience, show how my awakening came about and how I´m finding answers to those doubts now being unveiled inside me, now having a greater understanding of the mystique of Life, and finding replies to all the demands of the soul all of us need when we reach the moment of maturity.
After activation, bathing my feet, maybe I´m still a castaway but now with his boat and a pair of oars, wisdom and compassion, which have brought me round so as to be skipper and pilot of my life. Of course there´s no need to tell you it´s not all a path of roses and there are still upheavals, whirlpools, storms and gales shaking me up from time to time.
That´s how life is when there´s something to tell you. It´s perfectly normal in any healing therapy, a so-called healing crisis. It´s rather like taking the scab off a poorly healed wound to clean it up and help it heal properly. It´s not what we like most but as in any way of human self-development or healing one just has to be constant, patient and brave enough to cross the heart´s threshold.
This sacred art of bathing feet gives me the feeling of being the key to a second birth to the spirit, wisdom and understanding of ourselves to become new beings through the magic of love just as a great “master” of our age once said “don´t fill new wineskins with old wine because the skin will break”. We are the wineskin and the old wine our old patterns, fears, uncertainties to which we are stuck from the very moment our mother´s womb opens, lifts the veil and we come to see the light of life.
This technique offers a second birth to the spirit and the divine spark inside us.
Comparing this “tool” with any other therapy helping and stimulating our physical bodies, this is a means to stimulate our Soul. It´s like a dialogue between souls for healing. Here I´d like again to refer to that master when they asked him: “Rabí, how can we heal our bodies?” and he replied, “How can you heal your body without first healing your Soul?”.
This is my testimony, the message I would like to leave for all who gather to practise this skill constantly and courageously. I encourage you to try it out and compare for yourselves where and how to discover the treasure all of us have buried inside us.