June 06, 2011
Wonderful pilgrims on the road and in the albergues.
Early morning walks in open fields and farmlands with birds singing with cows and horses grazing. Hours outside days after days.
We have all gotten along so well, each finding our own rhythm and strengths along the way. Funning stories, long days on the road.
Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts....we got them!!! Love, Rose
Best of all for me was watching nadal play the french open in Spain with Spanish people cheering. Great fun.
Tomorrow hopefully half my sins will be forgiven. See you soon.
Gail alias, Sally, alias Gabriella
Lots of love and Blessings,
Manny & Cristina
May 31, 2011
Sorry for not being able to post earlier. The days just fly as we get up before 6:00am and we go on non-stop till bed time and there has been almost no internet access once we arrive at the Albergues. We have had great weather and the Camino has been spectacular. We have had a couple of 11 hour walk days!
The food, history and the architecture is magnificent!
May 24, 2011
Since my trip trough southern India 5 years ago I have wanted to recreate and share the magical and mystical energy that was so prominent in my journey. That magic stills affects my daily life since it was through a friendship made in India that I ultimately met Cristina and my life was transformed.
Cristina and I have been discussing the many amazing places to visit and experience that have held special importance for spiritual seekers through out time. That has let us to create the Butterfly Journey Retreats as a way to unite with like minded folks and continue to expand our awareness and move into places of perceived limitations.
El Camino, which predates Christian era and its magical energy, became the ideal place for our 1st Yoga Center retreat. In two days, nine of us will become pilgrims and embark on a 193 miles walk across northern Spain.
In many ways our pilgrimage began months ago as we have been in our own way preparing the logistics, and getting ready for the physical and mental challenges that will come before us.
We will walk as a united group, yet each one of us will have our own unique challenges. We invite Grace to lead and clear the path for us as we welcome the gifts that are to unfold.