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Shadow Work with Bono

I would like to write about a few things the Meseta is teaching me about projections. Because it is a wide expanse of nothingness, both in time and landscape, it is wide open to receive whatever is going on inside and reveal it to us consciously. This has been a…

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Camino in the Big City

I finally made my way into Leon, albeit, I took a bus into the city because my feet hurt, it was raining, I needed to make up some time, the industrial section was ugly and I had had enough “Meseta-ing!” Originally, I thought I would spend an extra day in…

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Zen, Yoga & the Accordion.

I have to tell you about my favorite albergue so far. It is about 30 kilometers outside of Leon and it was an oasis. The name of it is “Albergue Verde” and it is straight out of the Sixties. I knew I was in for a treat the minute I…

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Cloudy Day

The last few days have been a bit rougher for me, both physically and emotionally. It was so much easier and more fun walking with Claus. I think I was geared up for aloneness when I began the Camino and then was caught off guard and pleasantly surprised by the…

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Praying to the Wrong Cross

I woke up and headed out while it was still dark because I wanted to reach Cruz del Ferro by sunrise. As it turned out, it was overcast and I got there a bit early but the view on the way as the sun was just waking up and peeking…

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Toto, We Are Not on the Camino, Anymore

I am enjoying leaving before daylight each morning. One of the things I will miss the most is witnessing the sunrise each morning as it illuminates a new landscape each day. It never ceases to steal my breath and replace it with overwhelming gratitude and praise. I left Ponferrada just…

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Getting Lost to Find a New Way

How much fun today was! And how different it was than all of the previous days – in so many ways. For starters, I rode a horse up the mountain instead of walking. That was great for any number of reasons. First of all, it was a 700 meter ascent…

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Pictures ‘n’ Prose

Today was a gorgeous walk through the Galician mountains. My original thought was simply to post a whole bunch of pictures without any text because it felt like words would just get in the way of the ineffable beauty. Then I remembered something I wrote the last time I was…

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No Post Today

I just sat around and read a book tonight and didn't have the gumption to write a blog post. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll feel inspired. Thanks for understanding. ❤️

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Walking In A Fog

Do you ever feel like you are walking through a fog? You can barely see the outline of a future in front of you but not well enough to make out any details. Do you ever feel like the fog is inside you? Your mind is cloudy? Your heart is…

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Coming Back To My Senses

I headed out this morning before dawn but had been walking a couple of hours before I even realized the sun had come up. I was so lost in my head I was barely aware of my surroundings. Such a shame! The Galician landscape is breathtaking. Unfortunately, my thoughts were…

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A Pot of Boiling Octopus

I really do think I’m going to miss the early morning walks the most. I just love everything about them, even the parts when they are scary or cold, which is actually quite often. I typically start out in the pitch black of night. And, although, I have my headlamp on,…

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Talked Instead of Writing

I sat down in the cafe to write today's blog and a woman sat down across from me and asked if I was busy. Of course, I said, "No." And, I'm so glad I did! We ended up talking the whole rest of the evening. But, that means no blog…

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With A Little Help From My Friends

Today is my last full day of walking before I trek the final 10K into Santiago in the morning. As you can imagine, I’ve been doing quite a bit of reflecting on the previous 781 kilometers. It feels like I will be processing and metabolizing and understanding all that the…

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Look Who Was Waiting For Me in Santiago!

As you can imagine, I won't be able to write a blog post today - I will be a bit busy with this wonderful reunion. 🙂 More to come...  

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I’m Off To Copenhagen

I know I said I would blog today but I'm at the airport heading to Copenhagen with Claus for five days before returning home to California. I will write on the airplane home and fill you in. (I'll post on Twitter and Facebook once I upload it.) Who knew the…

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Home Again Home Again

So much to catch you up on! Well, as you already know, Claus was waiting for me at the Cathedral in Santiago. In order to meet him on the day he could arrive, I had to hang back a day and let the rest of my friends walk the final…

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