When most people talk about their spiritual journey they talk about it as a path. I even use that metaphor sometimes. But I really view my spiritual journey as a huge multi-lane superhighway. Not very rustic I realize but it more accurately describes my experiences.
Being on my journey is a little complicated. I need to have more than one lane available to me. I admit I am not a reconstructionist Vitki. I find great value in the traditions and teachings of many cultures. For example I use chakras in my vitki work. Not very Northern Path but it works for me. So why not use it? I am sure the ancestors used all methods available to them to achieve a goal. Every tool available was used. And so I use as many different traditions as I need to achieve my purpose. I can switch lanes on the highway.
Also like a highway I sometimes need the slow lane and sometimes the fast lanes. Nothing wrong in traveling at different speeds from time to time. I confess to going through periods of speedier growth and periods of just trudging along. I think that’s true for all people.
Sometimes I need to get off the highway completely for a rest stop. That’s okay too. On a long journey sometimes you just gotta pull over and rest. Or get some fuel. Plenty of time to chill for a bit.
So you can see why I prefer the metaphor of a superhighway. It suits my journey. So look for me on the road and wave as you pass me. But don’t forget to use your turn signal!