I’ve actively begun my
Camino with deliberate action.
The 28 Days to Discover
You Authentic Self is a wonderful journey for those wishing to rediscover their
soul’s truth. As a Certified Soul Coach®who trained directly
with Denise Linn, I offer workshops on
this.As well, I’ve had the privilege,
and been invited, to journey with individuals through their discovery to their
authentic self.It really is an amazing
and awakening experience.
Because I’m adding my
Discovering as part of my Camino in this blog...I’m not going to spend a lot of
time explaining the details of Soul Coaching® , but if you would like
more information or individual support, you’re welcome to contact me directly
firstname.lastname@example.org.You may wish to purchase Denise’s book “Soul Coaching - 28 Days to
Discover You Authentic Self”
What I love about Soul
Coaching® is that there is no right or wrong
way; it’s YOUR soul’s way and that can’t be wrong.Even the 28 Days to Discover You Authentic Self
is a NO FAIL process.There is no need
for ‘starting over’, or need to ‘catch up’.The 28 days are divided into four sets of 7 days and aligned with the
four elements; air, water, fire and earth.Each week has an intent and each of the 7 days in each week has some
suggested activities, three levels each called, “Committed to Change” “Going
for it” and “Playing Full Out”.No
matter which you choose to do....you will invoke change and no matter how much
effort you put into these 28 days....just by reading this...your soul has
already received and engaged changes for you.
This should NOT be a
daunting exercise, but fun.It can be
emotional and that’s....OK!Just
remember to be kind to yourself.Remember
CLUG: compassion, loving, understanding and grace.Think of someone or something you
treasure.How you treat them/it?That’s how you should honour yourself.That is what this 28 Days to Discover You
Authentic Self is about!
First seven days; Air
Week: Clearing your Mental Self
This week focuses on
assessing and evaluating your life; clearing your clutter; making commitments
that Empower you; stop procrastinating; getting organized; examine your core
values (are the aligned with your life style); Breathe...and become aware of
the quality of air you breathe and surround yourself with; notice the sounds
around you (do they inspire you); use your voice – in kindness; and communicate
Two years ago today....I
arrived in Madrid Spain, caught a connection flight to Santiago were I was
picked up by – I forget the lady’s name – but she was wonderful and shared her
experiences doing the Camino and gave me lots of interesting insights to watch
for and experiences to consider while on my Camino; as she drove me to my hotel
in Sarria.Sarria would be my final
destination for today, but it would be the starting point of my 111km
pilgrimage back to Santiago over the next 9 days.
This is the lady I was telling you about...she was holding the sign at the
gate where travelers walk out of the secure area.It was really nice to see her and her sign;
especially with my name on it.
This is a sample of the sorts of shell work along the way of the
Camino.Whenever you saw this
shell....you knew you were welcome.
This water way, was behind the hotel I stayed at in Sarria. I cross this bridge to visit the shops,
This iron work is on the bridge I crossed the water way on.
This is looking back at my hotel after crossing over on the bridge.
I couldn’t find anything to explain this piece of art but I liked it.It was near the bridge.
111Km Cafe & Bar.... I didn’t get a chance to go into this place as it
was closed, but I thought it was cool; considering Sarria is the 111km point of
the Camino.Sarria is also known for its
witches.I found that surprising....
A group of pilgrims doing the Camino together; standing on the road.
For those of you who’ve never been to Spain...in most of the towns,
villages and hamlets I visited...this is what the roads/sidewalks looked
like.I had a very hard time remembering
this is actually a road and not just walk way.And the yellow arrow you see on the corner of the building....these are
what thousands of pilgrims follow for hundreds of miles from Jean Pied de Port, France,
across the northern part of Spain to Santiago and on to Morte de Costa; Finisterre
Today, I spent some time
to mediate– to be still, – to listen to my soul and consider where I was two years
ago, where I am today and where I see myself in two years from today.I created my altar.I created and signed my scared contract.I’ve prepared by journal and as part of my
daily affirmation, I will be using my Oracle Cards.
My affirmation for today
comes from my Soul Coaching® Oracle Cards.The card I drew is: “POWER; I am a radiant, glorious,
powerful being.” – The message reads: “Express
your strength with grace and take back your power.It’s safe to own your gifts.Accept that within you is a place of divine
strength and inner ability.”A nice
reminder; I know who I am to be brilliant and...not only that it’s ok but
more importantly....I’m ok with it!
And this is my “Air” altar.For the
next few days, I’ll add to it.The truth
is...I’ll likely move it to a larger surface that is more secure than where it is
situated right now.The drum pictured
here is Celtic designed and was a gift from my daughters.The bell, St Francis, was a gift from Denise
Linn handmade by Tibetan Monks.My Buen
Camino Pilgrim was a ‘gift’ from an artist at Mount Goza Spain, just before
entering Santiago. Kokopelli, is usually not too far from anything I hold dear.This one was a gift from my mom. My feather was
given to me by a little boy who saw me picking up nature’s trinkets.He smiled and said, “This comes from a pheasant”
and so...I have it.My parents gave me
the ‘wind’ carving which was done by a First Nations’ artist named Lorreen
Henry and...I used a pink scarf (likely purchased at the Dollar Store or Ardene’s)
to set my base. And...I’ve placed my
Power affirmation card on my altar.
Today, the wind seemed
to know I’d be more aware of its presences.Sometimes it was blowing furiously as if to say....let’s get this
cleaned up....and other times, it was as gentle as a soft stroke offering comfort.I cleaned the main bathroom and...I made a
list of all the repairs my home needs.I’ve
done as productive inventory of my life and my home as I can today.Now...I will celebrate by taking some
time to enjoying some food (homemade pizza) and spend some time with my children before
calling it a day.
Oh, and today...I
realized I’ve been spelling “Bon Camino” incorrectly...you’ll notice I’ve
These are the first two
blog entries I did while in Spain: