Hi I’m back, sorry for not writing sooner! Pilgrim, thank you so much again for your prayer albergue (I do not really know what I have to imagine with this …) but in any case it helped me so much!!! All you others who thought of me: Thank you so much, too!
I am very busy since I came home and it is the end of the school year with many activities here, so I am sorry not to be able to write much for now. Just to say that coming back hasn’t been easy as family life seems not to fit with my needs … and vice versa.
Ok, that’s it for the moment as I have to go to bed urgently! Thanks for the beautiful poems and texts below!
Best to all, be well and blessings! Ursula
AND IN GUBBIO … with me!
For all who have written to me here … Thank you! Grazie. This is Francesco in Montecasale! ~ Blessings to all!
Hi everyone, this is just to say hello from Umbria/Toscana (Tuscany) and St. Francis’ path. We are in a most beautiful place at the moment called ‘Alpe della Luna’ (Alp of the Moon) and I am sitting here in the grass listening to Mozart music and HEALING. A prayer for everyone! Love, Ursula
Thanks to all who care about me here! Today I didn’t walk, of course. My guide and doctor says tomorrow I can walk a little bit, of course (!!). Everybody here is relieved for me and with me and really astonished that I seem to do well. Well … I have a few painful points and I suffered a bit today but more spiritually than from physical pain. That’s the harder one for me!
But I have learned once more that Iam held in the hand of God! Aine, joking is good, and so did I! This morning people were relieved when hearing me laugh! Thank you all for your prayers and loving Words, dear Gratefulness Community!
My health and my loved ones. Yesterday I fell down a stairway late at night and I am happy to be ALIVE!!!! All the Guardian Angels have protected me so that I only have a wound and hematoms. Our doctor and all the others cared for me so that I didn’t have to go to hospital. The fear is only coming now – yesterday I was just shocked. Thank you God for protecting and saving me! 🙏
And here is a picture for you, Palm:
Thank you for your thoughts, dear Palm! Mary’s contributions here are very moving to me, too! Blessings and love, Ursula
Here is one of my pictures for you:
First of all I want to thank you, dear Mary, for your words here on gratefulness, not only to me but also to Gargi lately. I find you are helping so much through your words! As I said I do not have time & energy to post so often here.
My needs are more stillness, rest, listening to my meditations (!!) which you recommended to me – thanks again! I love Belleruth Naparsteks General Wellness and Trauma Healing tapes which my husband downloaded for me on my mobile phone before I left for the pilgrimage. Although I didn’t always have time to listen to it when I was there, I do it now that I am back regularly, and once on the pilgrimgage when a “pattern” on the path struck me I did the Trauma Healing Heart Meditation spontaneously with my companion who was with me that day and who was moved to tears. She has become a friend since.
At home, it is ok for the moment. My children are in school but as it’ s the last two weeks before the holidays, the program sometimes changes and they get home earlier than before. There are also some parties (my younger son is leaving primary school) and events with many people (and more specifically parents of other scholars!) are often difficult for me …
My husband recently said to me that my needs for quiet and meditation are not compatible with children – he saw that I am sometimes harsh and impatient with them, especially when they invite the neighbours’ boys to our house (well, we live in a condominium and children often are not only in, but immediately in front of the neighbours’ doors and make noise outdoors or indoors. Some of them eat with us spontaneously sometimes and my son sometimes does in a friend’s house, but when he complained last week about too little to eat I told him he had wished to invite his friend and I hadn’t known when I went shopping … it was a holiday so we couldn’t shop anything else that day. I maybe was too harsh and sometimes I think women and men are so different that there are often misunderstandings. I am the only woman here, the rest are all men in our house, and the friends of my sons are all boys!
What I fear are the holidays because most of the time we will be at home, it seems I have to go to hospital again and I am not the one who loves going swimming … My husband does in the evenings with my younger son (and his friend), my elder son only wants to play computer games … So I feel guilty not to be a “good” mother! I prefer going to the woods or staying at home but without the Wifi on all day!
Thank you for reading my complaints so patiently, I sometimes just don’t know how to handle all that … But maybe you understand the different needs better now!
All the best to you, Mary, and enjoy your vacation!! Ursula
Ecco una delle mie foto con un ulivo e i pappaveri:
And thank you for the welcome home, Pilgrim!
Dear Pilgrim, I am deeply touched by your compassionate and wise words and by the fact that you have lit candles for me every day throughout my pilgrimage! I don’t even know how to thank you for that!
It has for sure made my pilgrimage a path full of light, and especially at the moment of my fall downstairs I know that the angels have protected me … Your prayers and the prayers of everyone else here have helped to make this a secure path for me!
I hope you are doing well yourself, dear Pilgrim, and that you could feel my prayers for you and all of the gratefulness community which I made on different occasions when I visited churches and sacred places – and I often did!
Thank you again, much love and blessings to you! ~ Ursula
Ciao Anna, and thank you for your words! You are right, fratello sole is a very warm and sometimes even hot brother! Even here in Austria! And he also was shining bright nearly every day during our pilgrimage. I was so grateful for brothers and sisters the trees who gave us the shadow we needed before it got too hot! And you cannot imagine how many pictures I took, especially with trees and poppies of course!! On some of them, fratello sole is shining through the leaves of fratello albero (brother tree) – fantastic!
Buona settimana, cara Anna! Un abbraccio, Ursula
Wishing you much love and peace! Best for your gratefulness journey, BKC! ~
Dear Kevin, I wish you to get better and better each day and to be able to do the things you love soon! Maybe Belleruth Naparsteks General Wellness Audio Tape could help you, too? Mary suggested it to me some time ago and I love listening to it! Best & blessings, Ursula
Grazie Anna for your good wishes! Yes, the weather isn’t always easy to support. I learned that walking early in the morning – and on paths with plants giving shadow!!- is far more easy than walking on midday and in the afternoon, and paths without shadow make people sick! I try to rest as soon as I feel the need to do it, and I make efforts to take care of myself! Good night, Anna! 🌺
Love to read from you and wish you the best, dear Diane!! Ursula
Thank you so much for your deep wisdom and comforting words, dear Aine!
Happy to see you here Kevin! I prayed for you and am glad all went well!!! Ursula
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