More important than what you’ll bring on a trip can be what you’ll leave behind.

The standard travel pack list is filled with items like; your favorite shirt, ID, phone charger, nail clippers and quick dry underwear. That list begins to meet the physical needs, but leaves the mind and spirit sorely lacking.

We travel, in 3D or virtually, to experience the new, to wonder, to feel amazed and inspired.

In order to do that successfully, we need to drop some of our baggage before we walk out the door.

Here’s a quick list of things I like to take with me, and things I do well to leave behind.

Pack it!

  • Quick dry undies (I’m a big fan)
  • Flexibility (mental and emotional)
  • Big questions
  • Curiosity
  • Persistence
  • Intention
  • Reverence
  • Confidence
  • Compassion (inward and outward)
  • Sense of Adventure

Ditch that stuff!

  • Heavy hiking boots (they weigh you down)
  • Blame
  • Death grip on your mobile device
  • Death grip on your opinions
  • Tired, old stories that make you feel small
  • Expectations
  • Rigidity
  • Negative self-talk
  • Apathy
  • Unfounded fear

Tomorrow we’ll start our virtual pilgrimage. We’ll ponder the question “Who do I want to become?” We’ll foster awe, walk at least 30 minutes a day, ask for support from our friends and family and share our experiences. It’s our first experiment at REALIZING CONNECTION, and I’m so grateful you are here.

Let’s really stick to our commitments the next 14 days and see what happens!

I’ll be posting images and videos and daily prompts from the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Join in by sharing images, thoughts, videos and realizations happening where you are on our Facebook group or in comments on the blog posts.

We are a mighty band of International and Stay-At-Home pilgrims!

Make sure you sign up and take the pledge, so you’ll receive all the prompts. Once you do, you can join our private Facebook group. It’s our headquarters for keeping it interactive and international!

And before you take a step out your door, check to see how much unwanted baggage you can leave behind.

Re-boot your life, one step at a time.

With Love, Light and so much Gratitude,

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