The road

“The road seen, then not seen, the hillside hiding
then revealing the way you should take,
the road dropping away from you as if leaving you
to walk on thin air, then catching you, holding you up,
when you thought you would fall, and the way forward
always in the end the way that you came, the way
that you followed…” ~ David Whyte

What is your road hiding and revealing?

Journeying

Spend some time gazing at the image. What draws your eyes? What waters are you navigating? What journey does it invite you to take? What feelings or emotions does it evoke in you?

Soul land

“To get to an unknown land by unknown roads, a traveler cannot allow himself to be guided by his old experience. He has to doubt himself and seek the guidance of others. There is no way he can reach the new territory and know it truly unless he abandons familiar roads”. ~ John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul

How do you travel?

One step

“The laborers in the Lord’s vineyard should have one foot on the ground, and the other raised to proceed on their journey.” ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola

Where are your feet?

Intentional

A pilgrimage is an intentional journey into this experience of unknowing and discomfort for the sake of stripping away preconceived expectations. We grow closer to God beyond our own imagination and ideas. ~ Christine Valters Paintner

What is stripped away?

Hope has holes

Hope has holes

in it’s pockets.

It leaves little crumb trail,

so that we,

when anxious,

can follow it.

Hope’s secret:

It doesn’t know

the destination —

it knows only

that all roads

begin with one

foot in front

of the other. ~ Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer