Sacred Locations

Most of us hold at least one place on Earth as a sacred or holy site/destination/place. The Abrahamic faiths see Jerusalem and Israel as some holy places. Some other places that are considered holy are Rome, Italy; Stonehenge, UK; Machu Pichu; Sedona, Arizona; and the Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya, India. There are other countless places.

How are some of these places chosen as “holy?” Most of the places are selected by different religions. Some are holy because of some supernatural experiences people have had in those places.

In these places, there may be structures that have been built because of that location. Some of these structures are holy buildings (temples, churches, mosques, etc.). Other structures include: statues, stone circles, and monuments. In some of these places, there are ancient trees, mountains, rivers, etc.

In the sites that are still considered holy, people are around to maintain them. This benefits them and the public that come to visit. If it’s connected to a deity or deities, then the people believe that that deity appreciates it. 

Where ever you are now, may have been or is considered sacred. 

Everyone has a place that is sacred to them. It could be some faraway place. It may be in a forest. It may be your backyard. Wherever it is, it’s your place to be calm and be you. It’s the place where you feel the most at peace, feel the most love, and power.

“I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to.” ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


Posted on May 20, 2012, in Concepts to Think About, Religion and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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