Here I sit, a few days after having returned from our Camino adventure. As you may or may not have gathered from our blog posts, our days were very full and there was a lot that we all experienced every day. The Camino is a place where the connection between all beings is palpable, where people walk with open minds and hearts, and transformation happens - either like a spark of insight or a slow realization that might take several days or weeks to set in.
The question before us all now is, how do we move forward with what we have learned. Many of us have returned transformed to friends, family members, co workers who have not had the benefit of having done this work. Our light or our insights might feel threatening to them, and we might be tempted to be pulled back into the patterns that we might have built up that make us small. It takes courage to not tighten back into whatever box we had grown comfortable in.
The truth is, as we said while walking, there is no turning back. Even if you try, there will always be the spark, the insight, the gift of learning about some truth or another, the healing. So, how do we integrate? How do we let our loved ones know that while we have transformed, this does not mean that we love them less? In fact, the love in our hearts has possibly grown. How do we break away from the people, things and patterns that we now see no longer serve us? This breaking away might be initially difficult or painful.
We come back the same way we made the journey. Moment by moment, step by step, in community together, trusting that the path of love and light will certainly lead us in the right direction.
With great love -
Copyright 2018 Nancy C Murray
Thank you to Renee Hartshorn for creating the below sand art.