Stikkordarkiv: Pilgrimage

An historic event!

15th April Anno Domine 2014

The very first Pilgrimage in Balestrand… in modern time. We wanted to try out and test the path. Exciting! Would they become as enchanted as we are? After the first few steps I became at peace; they were with! They saw and took in the wondrous God’s nature… saw that here He had really been strewing out from His generous hand… 

Lage stistones
birds’ twittering
the frog pond
pine barren
spruce forest
pine needles
dry knolls and crags
the stone steps
the bobbling brooks
The old Road bits
the moss carpet
leaves from years before


In the end we all agreed on: It had been The good Pilgrimage!

We are filled with gratitude and admiration to Jørgen, Arthur, Erik, Ingvar and students from Sygna for the good work they have done to find the good trasee, clear and make even the path… we had a strong sensation of their hands’ work; and that this is a deed with brain and heart as well! We are looking foreword to guiding ‘all people’ on this Pilgrimage….

Warm evening sun….

Through the Pilgrimage path

An evenung walk on the pilgrimage path…. wondrous nature never seasing to surprise….. always giving new energy, again and again….. Our only duty is to come to meeting with it and walk….

Lage stiI went for a walk on the path
it was quiet around me
some places stony
moss carpet in-between
the path turn around a stump
careful… so you don’t stumble over a root..
The small miracle is happening:
The stiff knee was getting softer
The spine as well
it didn’t ache like before
I started walking

…and the birds could not stop singing...

Over bridges and through gates

Bridges and gates are some quite special items…

So… now Jørgen and his men will make a  gate in the fence from the ‘outer’ ground to the area closer to the farm…. and a path the will lead the pilgrim to a silent while on the hill … There one can feel the connection with the past… with you oneself … and it is easier to listen to the voice of the soul inside…. Reflection  and meditation … and one might even find out something about the meaning of life….why we are here, just now…… under the honourable old oak…… and if you go into the open trunk, you can even see the sky….


Over bridges

and through gates
in unknown land
you need men’s courage
and women’s strength
to venture on to
and through
but you have to go
over and through
to reach
the land of tomorrow