Our January Pilgrim in Residence Kayce Hughlett has posted the rest of her interview with me on her blog! To read the first part of the interview from last week and learn about my inspiration for Pilgrim Principles, my writing process, and my morning routine click here. And now, here’s a preview of the second half of the interview with a link to the rest of the juicy Q & A session.
Kayce: What’s next up as far as traveling adventures go? Or I guess I might ask, has a future destination picked you?
Me: Well, aside from the adventure of moving back to Seattle in the coming months, I have two trips to new places that I’m really looking forward to, each of which will play a huge role in the future of my work with A Sacred Journey. In less than a week, I head to the desert in Tucson, AZ for two weeks of spiritual direction training through the Heyschia School of Spiritual Direction. I think it will be so appropriate to do this training in the beautiful desert of the Southwest; I haven’t spent much time there, but Kyle and I drove through on our way to San Diego and I was struck by how spiritually inspiring it was.
Just a month after I return from my spiritual direction training, I’m heading to Ireland for the first time to join Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts on her first Ireland pilgrimage along the theme of the Abbey’s Monk Manifesto. (Christine has been an amazing resource and guide as I’ve developed A Sacred Journey, and she also wrote the foreword for Pilgrim Principles.) When I first found out about the pilgrimage last summer, I asked Christine if I could come along as an apprentice since I hope to lead pilgrimages through A Sacred Journey in the future, and I’m so glad she said yes!…