Signs

if you lose your way,
consult the sky above you:
by day, track the sun;
at night, trust in the atlas
of shiny constellations

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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My response to Carpe Diem #1126 depend on yourself

In this episode, Chèvrefeuille has explained further about the connections between the Road to Santiago and the Tarot. He says that all the Major Arcana Tarot cards you can see flowing water, which is known as ‘the path of life’.  As we walk the Road, we will grow spiritual and become more in tune with our surroundings and the Cosmos. We will cleanse our souls with the water of life.

Paulo spoke with Father Jordi, who showed him a wonderful miracle with his scallops: they started to glow. Father Jordi is a sorcerer of the Tradition and he shows Paulo how he can reach the end of the Road. He has to depend on himself, not only on his guide Petrus, because he will not always have a guide to show him the way. Father Jordi says it in this way:

[…] ‘The Jacobean route is marked with yellow pointers, painted all the way across Spain. If you should lose your way at any time, look for the markers – on trees, on stones, and on traffic signs – and you will be able to find a safe place. Try to depend mainly on yourself “. […] (Source: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho)

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