The Elements of a Pilgrimage

When we pilgrimage we spiral back to core, to the centre of our soul.

Earth — into the woods / earth / matter 
Water — over the ocean / river / water / emotions
Fire — exposed to the sun / the inner flame / mind / thoughts
Air — bathing in moonlight / shadows / sound / prayer / source

Ether — integration and interaction of other four … the cross section

Can you trust the shedding of the skins … can you stand naked and raw and exposed for just long enough to feel the pain and discomfort of the not knowing, the not belonging, the not defended … to allow your new soft skin to rise up out of you to form the new membrane of your being … a gently woven tapestry of gossamer that is both protective and porous.

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