Finding and Visiting Sacred Sites: Getting Started

Finding and Visiting Sacred Sites: Getting Started

 

Hi! Nice to see you again.

 

Have you tried using Google Travel?

 

I’m loving it.

 

Pinterest is great too to see where I’m planning on travelling to.

 

There are so many sacred sites around the world to see. Do a quick Pinterest search for sacred sites and you’ll see what I mean. I could travel once a year for the next forty years and not see everything that there is to see. Wild!

 

I’ve started with Sedona in Arizona, as the first sacred site to visit based on a friend’s recommendation. I was visiting friends in Phoenix and she recommended Sedona as an incredible place that is very uplifting. So that’s where I’ve decided to start for this blog. I found many pins about Sedona on Pinterest.

 

I’m Canadian, and I’m aware of a few sacred sites in Canada too, but I would prefer to consult with Indigenous Elders first before further venturing in that area.

 

Also, being Canadian, it would seem that Phoenix, about an hour’s drive south from Sedona, is a big snowbird destination for retired Canadians. So, I’m thinking it’s a nice way to optimize the effort and time – making new friends in Phoenix – whether they are Canadian, American or from other countries. I see myself traveling up to Los Angeles to catch up with friends. It would be cool to travel further north to visit Mount Shasta, another known sacred site. An American friend recommended Santa Fe as an artist getaway. From the pictures online and the Google Maps review, Santa Fe, New Mexico certainly seems promising.

 

I’m sure more ideas will suggest themselves the further I follow this adventure. First step though, is to start. So, Sedona it is.

 

I also see myself traveling with my kids. Perhaps not every trip, but definitely for some of them. It’ll be fascinating to see how they see the world I’m starting to explore. I’m very intrigued to see how that will unfold, especially over time.

 

To make the trip become more concrete, I’ve started looking at pictures of Sedona. There are many hiking trails to try out. I am starting to build my itinerary of things to see and do.

 

It’ll be important to make time for vegging out, as I call it. Visiting a sacred site with a to-do list is missing the point, in my opinion. It’s in the stillness that one can hear better what is to be learned from a sacred site.

 

So, we’ll see how that goes.

 

As I mentioned before though, you have to start somewhere. So looking at possible trails to follow, or sites to see, is a way to get the ball rolling. Once onsite, a whole new pathway may open up, and that’s fine too.

 

Talk soon.

 

P.S. I’ve started organizing a telesummit on topics related to feeling stronger, wiser, brighter, by doing more of the things that give you true joy. More to come. I’ll keep you posted.

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