Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sacred Ground

On my very first day of walking, on the plateau above Le-Puy-en-Velay
before reaching Saint Christophe sur Dolaison

"Standing on Holy Ground 
– all is Sacred and all is gift"

I was nervous on that very first climb out of Le Puy
as I had heard it was steep, and wasn't sure if my fitness would be found wanting.
I was so pleased to find all my pre-Chemin walks meant it proved to be not too daunting.
I soon found myself relaxing into the landscape of the plateau above Le Puy
filled with an immense happiness to be there
and hoping that weeks of walking in the outdoors lay ahead.
I was filled with reverence and joy.
Life just seemed like pure gift in those moments.