Hello DelectoDelecto said:All these sub threads and none specifically dedicated to the spiritual/metaphysical experiences that pilgrims have had during the Camino? .... A shame really...
Hypnotrekker55 said:just makes me sad that people won't open up to even see the possibilities.
MichaelB10398 said:MHO it would be error to think the Camino is a place to teach others about what you consider to be "true;" rather it is a place for each of us to learn what the Way has to teach us. We come as students in the hope that we leave as sources of peace in the world and better able to serve others. Of course, that is just an opinion.
MichaelB10398 said:We come as students in the hope that we leave as sources of peace in the world
mitchelh said:I have just returned from completing the Camino from Leon to Santiago and I have loved reading the comments below. I would best describe my experience as a Road to Emmaus one - the many faces of Jesus I encountered were the highlights each day set against the splendour of the mountains,forests and wildflowers and wilderness. I don't believe I have completed my pilgrimage yet - I think I have encountered a part of myself that I did not know existed and hope that it will effect my relationships with others and God in renewed and positive way.
stevie. said:.I could,nt help but marvel at the small kind things people do for each other on the Camino , it warms your heart ,my favourite memory was watching a woman from Korea who travelled thousands of miles with her friends to walk the Camino ,who I met a couple times and sat beside me in a beautiful church and prayed with such devotion (hard to explain) but i trying to make the piont that others inspire you in this life and maybe that how God works? Sometimes
MichaelB10398 said:For those that are pained by a feeling of loneliness, I am reminded of teaching my children to walk. They have been in my arms in total comfort. At first I set them on the ground, holding their hands, as they begin to take steps. Then the day arrives and I remove my hands and they stand all alone. For some children this causes fear immediately and is easily seen on their face. However, I am right behind them prepared to pick them up should they fall. We are like that in this life. There comes a time when our Father, still standing by, removes his hands to help us to learn to walk. To grow, to become stronger. Our fear is unfounded, but even as our children are fearful, so are we...and yet He stands ready to lift us up.
LonghornPilgrim said:Will I ever learn this lesson?