The Camino

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The Camino…IMG_1517

Saturday, September 19th
One week prior to my upcoming walk on the Camino de Santiago and I am still asking why I am doing this. My responses…I know that I have been strongly drawn to going. I know that, in my being, I feel so right about going. I know that, while preparing for the walk, including many training miles, I have developed a sense of confidence in my capacity to do it and an awareness of my physical as well as my spiritual strength and well-being. As I sit with the question of why I am going, I am also becoming aware of my capacity to be big enough to hold a whole lot of people in my heart. I am not just walking for myself.  I am walking for my greater community.  I am walking because I am curious about this ancient pilgrimage and how I will be affected. I am walking because I know that my prayers while walking will have an affect. I am walking because I am powerful. My walk is a prayer and my prayer is a bridge and my bridge is open-ended. There is no fixed beginning or end. I am holding you on my walk.  With capacity, Barbara


Embodying Spirit

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The intention of Embodying Spirit
is to expand our capacity for love. It is an invitationIMG_0559
to live in integrity and freedom and is a doorway to

 our essential selves. The challenges we encounter are
our own defenses. This work is about recognizing
and relaxing our defense structures while
learning to live and love intimately.
“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm
we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and
the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart