Mel's Healing Pilgrimage 2016

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Friday, July 14, 2023

Struggle to get up - July 10

 It was a struggle to go up the mountain to the tiny village of Foncebadón. It usually is. The rocks on this mountain are pretty extensive and can cause the ankles and knees some stress. You really gotta drink a lot of water and go slow.

It also helps if we can help each other. One of us had overpacked her backpack and struggled to get up the mountain. Vanni from Italy saw this and offered to carry up a bag of items in a day pack. She filled his small pack and he carried it on his chest while carrying his own backpack. Together they were able to get her up the mountain.

Sometimes we don’t know how heavy our load is. We think we have it, we think we should be able to do it alone, we think there’s no alternative. But there’s always help. Our struggles don’t have to be alone. We can share the load and slowly, steadily find our way up.

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