You love to travel and explore diversity
You want to go on a journey of Connection and Personal Transformation
You love to slow down and connect with the land
You love to explore what makes us human in sharing circles
You have a personal theme and you want to explore this more in depth with a non-judgemental council.
What will you get?
You will be invited to slow down and allow yourself to experience what wants to emerge. We will walk this Camino as a soul tribe. Our daily program consists of long pilgrimage walks, meditation moments, poetry and music, 1-1 conversations and group sharing & integration circles … the idea is to go inside and open up for the unexpected. We will work with the enneagram and other transformational tools.
You will discover:
– The abundance and caring nature of Umbria
– The true life and meaning of Saint Francis
– The connection between Francis and Rumi
– Ancient practices of connection and healing
– A path to inner freedom within community
Everyone with an open and curious heart who wants to connect with the self and with others. You need to be open for adventure and be able to embrace the Camino spirit. You will need to carry your backpack (10kg max, less advised ). Daughters and sons over 16 are welcome as well.
We want to connect with the true spirit of Francis and explore his relationship with the Sufi master Jelaluddin Rumi. This is a pilgrimage through the mesmerizing Umbria which inspired Francis for his quest. We will tap into the energy of the sacred spaces where he lived.
What is common between Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) and Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)? Both are ecstatic mystic of divine love and the common source is Shams of Tabriz who is more known as the guide of Rumi. What is less known is that St Francis was in contact with Rumi’s mentor at an important point in his life in Damascus.
Saint Francis of Assisi, perhaps the most beloved saint of the Western world, founded the Franciscan Order, and is known for his embrace of poverty (which in its true meaning corresponds to the Sufi concept of faqara where it means spiritual poverty, inner emptiness and freedom from unhelpful attachments.), his commitment to creation, and to nonviolence. On the other hand, Rumi is the most beloved poet of love not only in East but also in West. Francis and Rumi both are most celebrated mystics of love.
Saint Francis’s love for nature and his hymns to the sun, moon, earth, and birds have captured the hearts of millions, also a lot of non-Catholics. You will discover why I think that Francis was also a shaman and so much more. What’s in a name!
- Day 1: Day tour Spoleto (12km)
- Day 2: Spoleto – Trevi (14,5 km)
- Day 3: Trevi – Spello (19,1 km)
- Day 4: Spello – Assisi (17,6 km)
- Day 5: Assisi day tour (12km)
To be added