“Beyond and higher, onto Santiago!”
“To feel the pull, the draw, the interior attraction, and to want to follow it, even if it has no name still, that is the “pilgrim spirit. The ‘why’ only becomes clear as time passes, only long after the walking is over.”Kevin A. Codd, Beyond Even the Stars: A Compostela Pilgrim in France
Ultreia – Suseia is a call and response between pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. A fellow pilgrim will call out “Ultreia!” inviting your reply, “Suseia!” “Go further!” the first is crying out while the second replies “Go upwards!” Now imagine 350,000 pilgrims a year from all walks of life and every part of the world experiencing this minimalist and arduous spiritual journey to go beyond the mind, beyond what is known. Ultreia! Suseia!
In preparation for the 2024 pilgrimage on the French Way of the Camino de Santiago we will gather for 40 days and 40 nights across 40 weeks (once/week) to learn and speak Spanish, meet inspiring Camino phrases, engage spiritual reflections and practical questions, share research, support and encourage physical training on local pilgrimages, listen to relevant history and folktales, and learn some thought provoking history! All this, to amplify our attunement to the gaze of our pilgrim hearts, opening portals of wisdom for growth and renewal.
Whether you plan to go or not, we know anyone can start their Camino from anywhere at anytime! It is a mindset that lives beyond time and space. Each stage of the French Way on the Camino, 33 in all, brings discipline challenges for finding and sustaining continuous equanimity- eating and living minimally and realistically; hydrating well; pacing to your own rhythm and need; meditating continuously while engaging others respectfully, graciously and mindfully; renouncing negativity, attaining ideas and expectations; introspecting; and releasing what once saved but no longer serves growth and realization.
See how sustained practice in a community of pilgrims helps us return home! For more information, reach out through the contact page at https://kairoscenter4change.com/contact/
“The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust
We are all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass