Finding the Sacred on a Battlefield

Finding the Sacred on a Battlefield

A battlefield is not your typical place that a sacred seeker finds the divine. I mean, who ever heard of a sacred battlefield? If all life is sacred, then God is here, too. On our last trip to Scotland, we stopped at the Culloden Battlefield, where...
The Earth Weeps at Wounded Knee

The Earth Weeps at Wounded Knee

Sometime we don’t go to places for light and love. We go to remember. To feel. To touch the other side. And sometimes to heal. Wounded Knee is such a place. We arrived in the mid-afternoon. The sun was thankfully mild that day, and the breeze made it easy to sit...
Visiting the Spiritual Redwoods

Visiting the Spiritual Redwoods

There are many reasons why visiting the redwoods is a worthwhile spiritual journey. Redwoods are special in so many ways. They only live along a 450 mile stretch of coast that goes from southern Oregon to just below Monterey county, California that get heavy winter...
What’s a Cloutie?

What’s a Cloutie?

If you’re going to the British Isles for spiritual exploration, you will want to know about clouties (also spelled clootie). What’s a cloutie? Clouties are prayer ties. Traditionally these were small pieces of cloth that were infused with the energy of what you want...
A Gift From Machu Picchu

A Gift From Machu Picchu

Sacred travel isn’t just about seeing spiritual places. Sometimes it is just about being in communion with nature and allowing the high vibrational energy to work its magic. That’s what happened for me at Machu Picchu. I’d been to Machu Picchu before. It’s stunning....
How Will You Hear the Whispers?

How Will You Hear the Whispers?

In Wales I learned to hear the whispers. In the past I have concentrated on going where Spirit roars. These are power places where even the most dense people can feel the swirls of the earth’s chakras attuning their bodies. They are exciting. They provide “proof” that...
It’s Okay to Be Wobbly

It’s Okay to Be Wobbly

I’m wobbly. This isn’t the first time that this has happened. Spiritual travel can do this to me. Death, birth, graduation, marriage, divorce, menopause, betrayal, bankruptcy, or disillusionment, can create it. Heck, life can sometimes do it for no particular reason...
What To Know Before You Visit Peru

What To Know Before You Visit Peru

Ah, Peru. I’ve been all around the world, and read about Peru before taking my first trip, but nothing prepares you for the real thing. Still, it is better to have some idea before embarking on your journey so here are some need-to-know ideas that will help you...