Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed

Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed

by Sonia Choquette


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ISBN-13: 9781401944520
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 170,982
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sonia Choquette, a world-renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher, is the author of 19 international best-selling books, including the New York Times bestseller The Answer Is Simple . . . ; as well as numerous audio programs and card decks. Sonia was educated at the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. Website: www.soniachoquette.com

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Part I The Humbling

1 Death 3

2 Humpty Dumpty 8

3 Spiraling Downward 15

4 A Pilgrimage? 18

5 Making the Decision 24

6 Getting Ready 27

7 Two Backpacks and Counting 35

8 Taking the Pressure Off 42

9 Packing Up 44

10 The Last Night at Home 47

11 Chicago to Paris 51

12 Get Ready, Get Set 57

Part II The Healing

Day 1 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles 67

Day 2 Roncesvalles to Zubiri 77

Day 3 Zubiri to Pamplona 88

Day 4 Pamplona to Puente la Reina 100

Day 5 Puente la Reina to Estella 112

Day 6 Estella to Los Arcos 121

Day 7 Los Arcos to Logroño 134

Day 8 Logroño to Nájera 139

Day 9 Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada 146

Day 10 Santo Domingo to Belorado 154

Day 11 Belorado to San Juan de Ortega 161

Day 12 San Juan to Burgos 176

Day 13 Burgos to Hornillos del Camino 182

Day 14 Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz 189

Day 15 Castrojeriz to Frómista 195

Day 16 Frómista to Carrión de los Condes 204

Day 17 Carrión to Calzadilla de la Cueza 213

Day 18 Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagún 221

Day 19 Sahagún to El Burgo Ranero 231

Day 20 El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas 238

Day 21 Mansilla de las Mulas to León 244

Day 22 León to Mazarife 250

Day 23 Mazarife to Astorga 257

Day 24 Astorga to Rabanal del Camino 264

Day 25 Rabanal to Ponferrada 271

Day 26 Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo 277

Day 27 Villafranca to O Cebreiro 285

Day 28 O Cebreiro to Triacastela 292

Day 29 Triacastela to Sarria 299

Day 30 Sarria to Portomarín 304

Day 31 Portomarín to Palas de Rei 310

Day 32 Palas de Rei to Arzúa 316

Day 33 Arzúa to Amenal 323

Day 34 Amenal to Santiago de Compostela 332

Afterword 339

Acknowledgments 341

About the Author 342

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Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered Walking Home for my Nook Book. I could hardly put the book down. I just wanted to keep reading and reading. My intuition had told me to order a hard copy. Unfortunately I did not listen to my intuition. When I got to the pictures they were a bit hard to see on my Nook Book. I had to laugh a bit, as I realized this is why I should have ordered a hard copy of the book. Note to self, "FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION!" I just went to Barnes and Noble and now in addition to my Nook Book copy, I now have my own hard copy of Walking Home. The pictures are beautiful and well worth the purchase. Walking Home is a wonderful and inspiring book which I will pick up again and again. I felt as though I was walking the path and facing demons and challenges with each step Sonia took. There were so many situations and challenges that we can each parallel into our own lives. This book is a true treasure. Forever Buen Camino ! Thank you Sonia for sharing your Pilgrimage with the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I didn't want Sonia's journey on the Camino to end. I felt like I was with Sonia through her journey. I also read The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho (years ago) and loved that book as well. These 2 books have solidified my decision to walk the Camino in the near future. I recommend this book to anyone loving a good travel and self discovery story.
OutdoorRobin More than 1 year ago
An excellent read! Hard to put down! I felt as if I was walking the Camino with Sonia and healing my wounds. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a Sonia Choquette fan for years and have read many of her books. This sharing of her journey on the Camino path both inspired and resonated with me in a major way. I felt like I was there with her, examining, feeling, and letting go of baggage, emotional, physical and metaphysical along the way. This may end up being a bucket list journey for me in the future! Thank you Sonia!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sonia's journey to healing starts with her courage to walk the Santiago de Camino. It takes lot of guts and determination to hike a 500-mile trail, but Sonia's soul guided her to make this journey. Through her hike, I felt her frustrations, as well as her quiet strength to heal. I truly enjoyed her story and learned a little about my own healing down the spiritual path. Lovely book!! Thank you Sonia for sharing your experience.
Orelinde More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read with enough detail on her journey without becoming sappy or preachy. After reading (and watching) The Way, it was a different perspective on the pilgrimage that gave me pause about perhaps going myself for the spiritual aspects. I applaud Ms Choquette for facing her fears and just doing it....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in a long time. Her honesty was humbling.
atlantabooklover More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the spiritual journey on which it takes you. The side stories of the people along the trail and the mystical events that were part of the walk were fun and eye-opening. I have been a fan of Sonia for quite some time and I admire the guts that it took to get up every morning and continue the the odyssey through both physical and emotional pain. Very life affirming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. Life isn't easy sometimes. I like that Sonia story shows that even a world renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher can get stuck deep in negative emotions and thoughts. We can work through them and become stronger if we choose. Thank you for sharing your story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dreadful book. I forced myself to read the entire saga. Since litterally my entire family is identical to hers I thought id like this book. Not so much. Each day is like the last. Orange juice can only be described as 'fresh squeezed' and instead of just saying coffee, it has to be called 'cafe con leche' every time. She clearly believes she is one of the more important people born in the 20th century. Go find a fun book. You'll want to massage your temples with a semi automatic hand gun after you read this. ~Patrick, Fruita, Co.
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I just loved that book. I've been wanting to go on that pilgrimage for quite some time...and put it on the side...but now I have to go in the near future. I am very happy of the road she took and the explanations, insights that Sonia gathered. It was a great read. It was so great to follow Camino Patrick as well as Sonia's journey. I appreciated the pictures too. Hope found another friend to smile at and to inspired. Thanks Sonia, and Buen Camino!
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Name: Rochella MacGallagher Year: 3 Personality: Quirky, inventive, very funny, amazing at Quidditch, kindhearted and smart House: Ravenclaw Looks: Light brown hair, emerald green eyes, fair- skinned
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Name: Merida Isabella Granger Age: Second Year at Hogwarts. Appearence. Shes very pretty and all the boys like her. Blue/grey eyes.
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Name: Lenora Lovegood. <br> Age: 2nd year ; 12. <br> Gender: &female <br> House: Ravenclaw. <br> Appearance: Very pretty. Has dark chocolatey brown hair in ringlets, a luminescent smile, bright blue eyes. She's quite short, with an athletic but feminine figure. <br> Persona: Very sweet. Will risk anything for friends. She comes from a poor Muggle family, but tries her best when it comes to gift-giving and kindness. <br> Crush: Jason Dumbledore. <br> Friends: Nope. Dx
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Savannah Weasley passed compartment after compartment on the Hogwarts Express. All of them full, her heart sank. It sank lower as she heard jeers from some kids. "Red-head!" "Freckle-face!" Savannah felt tears stinging in her eyes. Though through those tears she saw a boy and a girl sitting in a compartment with an empty seat. The girl had brown hair, glasses, and burgundy robes. She was reading what looked like Quidditch Through the Ages. The boy was half asleep, playing with this thumbs sleepily. Savannah sat down quietly, but the girl's head jerked up. "Umm... 'ello..." the girl said, frowning. "One of those Weasleys, right?" Savannah frowned. The rude comment hurt her. "And I suppose you're someone special!" She retorted as she turned to leave. "But I am," the girl said as Savannah whirled around. "I'm Emma Potter." Savannah gasped and sat back down. "I'm-I'm sorry!" She gasped. The boy snorted and the girls giggled. He stretched and frowned. "What's more annoying than two giggly celebrites..." "For all I know, you could be one yourself." Emma retorted as Savannah broke into laughter. The boy held his hand out. "I'm no girl, but I'm a sort-celebrity. My name is Jason Dumbledore." He sank back in his chair after Savannah had shook it. Emma sat rooted to the spot. "D-Dumbledore?" She gasped. Savannah laughed. "Quite the celebrity," she said to Jason, who grinned. Emma grinned as well. ***** In the Great Hall, Headmaster McGonagall droned on about rules, information on the school, and tips. "-and Filch has said if he finds any Exploding Snap, it will be confisticated." A bunch of students gasped at this news; the rest gaped at her. Emma frowned. Savannah gasped. "No Explodin-" "First Years, please line up!" The Sorting Hat sand its usual, long boring song. Then each student was called to try the Hat on. "Dallas Malfoy!" "SLYTHERIN!" "Luisa Longbottom!" "RAVENCLAW!" "Emma Potter!" "GRYFFINDOR!" "Jason Dumbledore!" "GRYFFINDOR!" "Savannah Weasley!" "GRYFFINDOR!" Savannah went to sit with Emma and Jason as the other were sorted. "Can't wait to try butterbeer." Emma grinned mischeviously. Savannah grinned. ***** "Damn these things are heavy!" Emma fumed as she dragged her trunks to the portrait of Fat Lady. "Knotgrass!" Emma gasped. The portait swung open- to reveal the hole was a foot off the ground. Savannah moaned, for surely her arm would come detached. "Locomotor Trunks!" Emma flicked her wand at her trunk as it flew. "How did I forget that?" Savannah made a facepalm as they climbed into the hole. "Having fun, girls?" A voice said behind them. The two girls spun around to see a face. Emma gasped. Professor McGonagall had seen them. ***** I need a few characters! Post some bios on this res! We need 2 Hufflepuffs, and a Ravenclaw. The best will be in the next chapter, which is at the next res. ~ &hearts Owls Galore &hearts