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Preparing the Inner Journey

Mony Dojeiji

Pilgrim. Rome to Jerusalem.
Year of past OR future Camino
2001
At a recent Camino 101 gathering (virtual), I was asked to speak about preparing the mental, emotional and spiritual elements of pilgrimage. Many of these ideas I present in my book WALKING ALONE, A PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE INNER JOURNEY.

This is the video:
.

Unlike physical preparations, there are no checklists. No “do this, do that”. This is a much more personal and reflective offering, and all I can do is share with you my experiences and the lessons I’ve learned from my pilgrimages walking the Camino and from Rome to Jerusalem in the hopes that they serve you to walk the inner path that – to me – defines pilgrimage.

Buen camino!

Mony
 
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IngridF

Intrepid Peregrina
Year of past OR future Camino
2012, 2015 ,2017, 2019
At a recent Camino 101 gathering (virtual), I was asked to speak about preparing the mental, emotional and spiritual elements of pilgrimage. Many of these ideas I present in my book WALKING ALONE, A PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE INNER JOURNEY.

This is the video:
.

Unlike physical preparations, there are no checklists. No “do this, do that”. This is a much more personal and reflective offering, and all I can do is share with you my experiences and the lessons I’ve learned from my pilgrimages walking the Camino and from Rome to Jerusalem in the hopes that they serve you to walk the inner path that – to me – defines pilgrimage.

Buen camino!

Mony
Best advise I got from you, dear Mony, as I prepared for my 1st Camino in 2012. It kept me going once injured. That inner strenght kicked in when all else failed. Light and Love.
 

Mony Dojeiji

Pilgrim. Rome to Jerusalem.
Year of past OR future Camino
2001
Best advise I got from you, dear Mony, as I prepared for my 1st Camino in 2012. It kept me going once injured. That inner strenght kicked in when all else failed. Light and Love.
Thanks so much for your comment, my dear Ingrid. We so often undervalue the power of what's happening in our minds and in our hearts to carry us forward. I'm happy the words served your journey! <3
 

TMcA

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Pamplona to Santiago (2013)
Le Puy to Pamplona in segments (2013 - 2016)
Pamplona to León
Watched about ten minutes then jumped ahead and watched a little more. Did not move the needle for me. Tip for @Mony Dojeiji you too often gesture with a hand that passes in front of your face. For me this became very disruptive and interfered with what you were trying to communicate. I am an atheist, thereby not a pilgrim, so probably a little unreceptive to your message. However, I gave it a try.
 
Unique engravings about the Camino de Santiago from Gabriel and other art objects.
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.

BuenC_JamieG

Conscious Travel Coach
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2016)
Camino Portugal (2020)
Camino del Norte (2020)
Watched about ten minutes then jumped ahead and watched a little more. Did not move the needle for me. Tip for @Mony Dojeiji you too often gesture with a hand that passes in front of your face. For me this became very disruptive and interfered with what you were trying to communicate. I am an atheist, thereby not a pilgrim, so probably a little unreceptive to your message. However, I gave it a try.
Gotta love unsolicited advice!
 

Doughnut NZ

From Aotearoa New Zealand
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
At a recent Camino 101 gathering (virtual), I was asked to speak about preparing the mental, emotional and spiritual elements of pilgrimage. Many of these ideas I present in my book WALKING ALONE, A PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE INNER JOURNEY.

This is the video:
.

Unlike physical preparations, there are no checklists. No “do this, do that”. This is a much more personal and reflective offering, and all I can do is share with you my experiences and the lessons I’ve learned from my pilgrimages walking the Camino and from Rome to Jerusalem in the hopes that they serve you to walk the inner path that – to me – defines pilgrimage.

Buen camino!

Mony
Thanks! Your timely reminder to allow my inner guide to guide me completely turned around my approach to a current area of my life.
 

Doughnut NZ

From Aotearoa New Zealand
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
Watched about ten minutes then jumped ahead and watched a little more. Did not move the needle for me. Tip for @Mony Dojeiji you too often gesture with a hand that passes in front of your face. For me this became very disruptive and interfered with what you were trying to communicate. I am an atheist, thereby not a pilgrim, so probably a little unreceptive to your message. However, I gave it a try.
Tip for @TMcA consider that your desire to perfect communication may be what is preventing you from hearing the message.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
Yes, I read your book prior to my journey... Made it to Jerusalem but without falling in love with my walking partner 😳😉 Much love to you both 🙂
 
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Mony Dojeiji

Pilgrim. Rome to Jerusalem.
Year of past OR future Camino
2001
Yes, I read your book prior to my journey... Made it to Jerusalem but without falling in love with my walking partner 😳😉 Much love to you both 🙂
My thanks for your comment! It's always good to meet another fellow pilgrim to Jerusalem. Where did you start?
 
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susanawee

susanawee
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances-(2013/14/18
Camino Salvado Perth -(2015)
West Highland Way (2016)
Lyon France 2017
At a recent Camino 101 gathering (virtual), I was asked to speak about preparing the mental, emotional and spiritual elements of pilgrimage. Many of these ideas I present in my book WALKING ALONE, A PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE INNER JOURNEY.

This is the video:
.

Unlike physical preparations, there are no checklists. No “do this, do that”. This is a much more personal and reflective offering, and all I can do is share with you my experiences and the lessons I’ve learned from my pilgrimages walking the Camino and from Rome to Jerusalem in the hopes that they serve you to walk the inner path that – to me – defines pilgrimage.

Buen camino!

Mony
Light and Love to you dear Mony and many thanks for all your words of wisdom. <3
 

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