Many of you may know that our wonderful co-worker Sue is currently on pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago and has been since early September. For anyone following her instagram feed @suegeorge322, you will be familiar with the beauty of her photos and her inspiring messages as she moves along her path.
The Camino, for those who aren’t familiar with it (I wasn’t!) is essentially a long walk that medieval Christian pilgrims undertook culminating at the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela, where it is said the apostle James is said to be buried. The modern day Camino may be less about the Christian aspect and more a journey of self-discovery and insight of personal spirituality.
Sue arrived at the cathedral today, so the official part of her pilgrimage is complete, however there are a number of common side trips that many of the pilgrims do, including a three day walk to the sea, which is her next leg.
I am grateful to be able to experience Northern Spain the autumn months, witnessing a plethora of extraordinary healing plants growing naturally in their full essence. Just to name a few: calendula, plaintain, mullein flower, blackberry, tansy, yarrow, yucca flower, and lavendar.
I feel honored to see the beauty of these plants growing happily on the sacred path of the Camino. I am in awe of their beauty from within. I pay homage to the pilgrims who come to walk in rain or shine and to find the source for which to heal, many of them healers themself. This experience has brought more mindful awareness & gratitude for this experience, for the world, to be part of an extraordinary community in Santa Cruz, and for my love of the healing arts and nature. Much love to all on your journeys!