June 2 Camino Portuguese: Releasing fear, accepting our connections.

So today is the second day of actually walking the Portuguese Camino. We have decided that all books, and most people have know idea how far something really is. We read 11 Kms and were told one Km to go. Ha ha ho ho hee hee. It was actually 15Kms and so much more than 1 to go.

And yet today offered interesting musings. The roads here are very narrow and when you and a car have to share the space, with absolutely no where to go, there is a wonderful opportunity to choose fear. Fear that they will just hit you. Gregg has this belief that, if given a chance with you on the road that car is going to run you over. It is a longtime belief from being a runner in Tallahassee and there people really do run you over.

So today, with an abundance of dreams and with all my clearing out and releasing old beliefs, what came to me was, I choose to release my fear and recognize we are all in this together. I stopped jumping every time I could hear a car coming. And you really can hear them from a long way off because most of the roads today are cobblestones. I just Walked. No judgement about how close they were, no thoughts that they were out to get us. Oh my how much more pleasant. No Adrenalin pumping through my veins.

It reminded me of Ireland. When we were driving there. The roads also were narrow. So narrow that the side mirrors would sometimes be in the hedges along the roads. But, and I do mean but, those people would drive like bats out of hell and they didn’t hit us. They are used to those narrow roads, and drive them everyday. So here too, these drivers are used to skimming by pedestrians, it is an experience they do so many times each day for their whole lives.

These really are the roads, and we really did share them with cars. Cars driving really fast!

I choose to release my unwanted beliefs of fear and separation. Thanks Licia Berry. Buen Camino.

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