Days later I am still floating on a cloud and trying to process all that I have experienced. This journey has restored my faith in mankind, humbled me in so many ways and opened my eyes to a whole different world. I met a blind man that walked the whole way on his own, I met a mom pushing her 20month old baby all the way in a pram and I also met an 85-year-old man walking with his granddaughter, young, old and disabled all with the belief that they will make it to the end.
There is a saying amongst the pilgrims – “The Camino will provide “and OMW does it provide.
Home is calling and Africa without a doubt is where I belong. The darkest and most painful moments on my journey where soothed and healed by just listening to the African Click song. A life saver on many occasions.
Africa reached out to me so many times in the most inspiring ways and one night in a tiny village in Spain I stumbled upon Nelson Mandela’s freedom speech and even though I have seen and read it many times it was as if I read it then for the very first time, with an open heart and understanding mind.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking. So that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We where born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.