Journeys

Sigiriya3Throughout the world, there are sacred places that evoke feelings of awe and wonder. Whether it is ancient stone circles, majestic pyramids, cathedrals or mountaintop shrines, people have visited these sacred sites for healing, inspiration and guidance.  Sacred places are like doorways to another world, reminding us that life is more mysterious and wonderful than we can ever imagine.

For some a sacred place will be connected with their religion, it will be a place of miracles, for others it will be a place in nature whose grandeur or beauty touches the heart.  For me, it is the reconnection to oneself, to the earth, to what has been before.  I felt this most strongly in Egypt, chanting ‘Om‘ in the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid, and also on the drive from Luxor to Abydos.  In Sri Lanka it was climbing  magical Sigiriya and in Peru it was the wonder of Machu Picchu.  These types of journeys enrich our soul, challenge and inspire us long after the physical journey ends.

‘One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.’     Henry Miller