Penance to healing – Camino de Santiago

“Buen Camino” (have a good way) is the most often spoken phrase for people who have made a pilgrimage to Camino de Santiago in Spain.

This popular and ancient pilgrim route starts at the foothills of the Pyrenees in France and ends at the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain.

Sonia Choquett Walking HomeSome people make this pilgrimage for spiritual reasons; others for the physical or mental challenges; and yet others find a spiritual epiphany along the way.

Spiritual teacher and well-known intuitive awakening author, Sonia Choquette, walked this 490 mile pilgrimage after a few traumatic events suffocated her with confusion and grief. She finished the walk the only way she knew how – by moving inward, one foot in front of the other.

Choquette wrote about her personal healing journey in her new book, Walking Home, A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed.

I so delighted in her storytelling about her two pieces of stuffed luggage she named Pilgrim and Cheater, with Pilgrim most often by her side each day.

Besides carrying her stuffed luggage, she also carried her mental and emotional baggage. It was a very heavy load.

Choquette managed to work through her personal turmoil by reflecting on how she managed to weather storms by coming to the conclusion that some storms she caused and others she didn’t.

Figuratively and literally, storms weren’t all she worked through.

Choquette concentrated on what she had accomplished in her life, what it took to get there and, finally, finding comfort in coming to terms with some of her pain.

Walk with Choquette through this famous Camino de Santiago and feel the pain in her feet and aches in her body. You’ll be fascinated and surprised by her synchronistic experiences and the deja’ vu events that became her penance to healing.

(I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.)

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