This morning I was thinking back over the conversations I had this past weekend with Andrew about what we both wanted from our lives. I looked at the idea of being a host house for pagans, and wanting a place to do my work and people to share it with, and what came to mind was that what i wanted was to have a house on a regular road for pilgrims. Then I was thinking about my idea of publishing this journal at the end of the journey along with commentary looking back and I was struck by the idea of creating a regular pilgrim path in this country. Good for people of any faith. With a web site kept updated with people along the way willing to host pilgrims in their homes. We could offer the same concept as the road in Spain with the passport and the stamps. Perhaps we could even enlist local B&B’s to offer discounted rates to pilgrims with a minimum number of stamps. Whatever, the details are unimportant right now.
The idea of opening up that path for others to walk the sacred journey and create that sacred energy is very powerful. (Update 2013: I had a conversation yesterday with Robyn Mellish who told me that I had given her the permission she needed to go on her own walkabout earlier this year. So it seems that whether there is a set path or not, I can still be a part of the process of opening up the energetic for others. I’m wondering if publishing this journal now is doing that for anyone else. As it turns out, Robyn will be our Registration Goddess for the Manifest Your Mission program happening in under two weeks. So add the energy of a recent pilgrim on the road to Brigid into the mix for this event. I’m telling you, this one’s going to be powerful.) I would feel like I had made a real contribution to the world if I could get that to happen. Plus, I would really enjoy hosting one of the stops along the way. The part that eludes me is how I could afford it. But, again, this is the job of the universe and not me. I recognize at this point in my life that my imagination cannot even begin to encompass even the smallest part of the possibilities and resources available to the universe to make something happen if it is meant to be.
I would like to create this pilgrim’s path. I would like to be a stopping point along the road for others. I would like to have sufficient time at home to offer my services to those who pass through. I would like sufficient resources to be as generous with myself and my guests as I would like to be. I would like to have a partner in this venture to share love and support with. I will continue to build this vision in my mind and perhaps, by the time I finish my journey and write the book, I can bring it into being with the help of hundreds of people all across the country (and later perhaps across the world). That would be good.
*Update 2013 – Looking back at all of this, I’m realizing that what I was trying to do with this post was find a way to pay people back for the kindnesses they did in taking me in. I hadn’t yet learned how to receive fully. Nor had I learned that I had value even if I wasn’t accomplishing something. I didn’t consider that being part of a pilgrim’s journey was its own reward. In the conversation that I had last night with Robyn, I got to experience the other side of the coin. It seems that she brought me into every part of her Brigid journey with her since I had been her impetus to go. I look back over the last couple of months since her journey and I realize what an impact that energy has had on my life and I’m realizing now what an impact my passing through people’s homes while on my journey may have had as well. Full circle. 🙂
* This is part of an ongoing series of posts detailing what happened on a spiritual pilgrimage that I took in 2002. To start from the beginning, go to July 2, 2013. To see the entire journey as it gets published, click on the category “You Want Me To Do WHAT?!!?” to see all of the posts.