“Let your feet follow your heart until you find your place of resurrection.”
This Celtic saying reflects the importance of pilgrimage as a spiritual practice in the Celtic tradition.
At the holy well of St. Brigid in Kildare, Ireland.
Why “place of resurrection?” During pilgrimage we leave behind our usual ways, our comforts, as we step into the unknown. Resurrection is about the trust we have that our steps will be led by the ever-unfolding presence of guidance in our lives – that which brings us hope, healing, renewal, liberation, transformation, rebirth – whatever we choose to call it: God or Goddess, cosmic serendipity, Tao, flow, Christ consciousness, emergence, the Universe.
Celtic monks sought their places of resurrection in this world, journeying to find the place where they could best fulfill their mission. Many of us are wanderers in this way – spiritually if not physically. We follow our hearts to best discern where we can serve, and how we can bring the spirit of resurrection to others.
Feel free to share your pilgrimage and resurrection stories.