“The Camino Provides”

Celebrating Walking to the End of the World

The Camino Provides ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I love this oft-used expression: โ€œThe Camino Provides.โ€ But what exactly is given? What is received?

In 2017, I embarked on a challenging pilgrimage journey, walking over 900km in more than 6 weeks despite having peripheral neuropathy (lack of feeling in my hands and feet). Embarking on this pilgrimage was a profound life shift for me, my quest for healing and rediscovery. Equally, too, I have walked with others who were not seeking answers to problems โ€“ they were simply pilgrims for the sheer joy and relaxation the Camino provides.

Jump in with Both Feet! ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

In my case, despite numbness in both feet, I dove wholeheartedly into this transformative experience with excited anticipation. Did I have doubts? Sure. Plenty.

Trust ๐Ÿ™

Trust became my mantra. “The Camino Provides,” was an expression regularly used by pilgrims, and indeed, I came to quickly find that it did. With every step, the Divine presence โ€“ my source of optimism and joy โ€“ proved unwavering in the fulfillment of my needs.

Not only did I trust for my own well-being, I realized that I, too, was part of the grace on the Camino. I remember one pilgrim I met, Kristin, who faced severe challenges on the Camino with blister upon blister upon blister on her feet from improper shoe selection (donโ€™t worry, I give lots of guidance on how to avoid this when you join our pilgrimage!).

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Cross near Avila, Spain

In Kristinโ€™s struggle, I offered her help and companionship. I carried her backpack one day when she could barely walk to the next town. I stayed with her three nights so she would not be left alone in her healing process. Through giving, I received many abundant blessings, and the Camino provided for both of us in beautiful ways.

Join me this year on the Camino de Santiago ๐ŸŒŸ

Embark on your own pilgrimage to discover the friendships, blessings, and profound experiences that await on the Camino de Santiago.

Let the Camino provide for you by taking a pilgrimage. Jump over to the trip page and click on the Camino Pilgrimage Tour Page.

Are you ready to take the first step? Join us this September. Let’s walk the Camino together.

Blessings and joy, ~ Sitabai

โ€œI particularly enjoyed walking into the sun-kissed plaza in front of the Santiago Cathedral for the first time surrounded by other pilgrims. I felt I was surrounded by celebration and an incredible joyous energy!

Dick, Palo Alto, California

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