Has it been an incredibly stressful year? If it has, maybe it is time to consider a vacation. One that will take you to a spiritual place and that will allow you to feel calm and relaxed. Now, whether you choose to visit Kyoto in Japan or La Mezquita in Spain, the one thing you should remember is that they will provide you with a way to find your spirituality.
If you are looking for places that can allow you to find your inner self, this article might be able to help you. In the text below, you will discover what places can give you the knowledge, inner peace, and a connection to nature. Let’s take a closer look:
1. The Mesmerizing Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia
Besides being one of the best-preserved locations of the Khmer Empire, it is also the biggest spiritual complex in the world – it covers more than 400 kilometers! Various archaeologists found that there are connections between the sky movements and the position of every stone of this ancient building. Today, tourists that have visited Angkor Wat reported that they felt connected with the cosmos and that the spirituality levels were high.
2. Lourdes The Pilgrimage Site in France
At the beginning of 1958, the Virgin Mary “appeared” to a 14-year old girl when she was walking back from school. The visions – in which Mary had the form of a white-robed, beautiful woman – happen eighteen more times until they stopped happening in July of 1958. Later on, a spring was discovered close to the location where the vision happened and nowadays, the site is visited by more than 5 million pilgrims annually – and most people visit the location since they think that the water has healing properties.
3. The Holy Mountain Athos Located in Warm Greece
Sadly, this Holy mountain can only be visited by men, however, they must be over 18 to do so. This mountain stands at 2.033 meters, where twenty Orthodox communities of monks live. There is also a quite strict entry system implements, but there are also accommodations for people who are hiking, on a pilgrimage, or both.
4. The Colorful Sedona in Wonderful Arizona
This place used to be the home of the Indians and it is believed that this place has incredible healing energies. For a lot of years, it has attracted people that love alternative medicine, and, even if you cannot feel those energies flowing you will definitely be able to find yourself and feel grounded. Besides the holistic therapy you can get, you will also be mesmerized by the beauty of this location. If you want to learn how to ground yourself, this guide by Scott Jeffrey offers techniques and exercises to help you connect with the earth in beautiful environments like this one.
5. The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem
This list would not be completed without mentioning the Western Wall, more commonly known as the Wailing Wall. The nickname dubbed references the tears of Jews who long wanted to rebuild Jerusalem. And, for the entire Jewish culture, this wall is their most sacred place. This place has an incredible history and it is quite spiritual, hence, people from all religions are welcome to prayer near the wall.
6. The Place Where St Francis Lived, Assisi in Italy
For Christians, one of the most famous destinations to visit in Assisi. It is linked with Saint Francis who spent his life there, and his humble lifestyle is that made him Italy’s most cherished and loved saints. Also, another interesting fact is that the Franciscan Order – which promotes tolerance and understanding between all individuals regardless of their religion – has roots here. It is an incredible place and one that will allow you to feel calm and grounded.
7. See the Nazca Lines in Peru
Since the Nazca lines can only be seen from the air, a lot of experts have questioned for whom these lines were created. Some of the lines form animals, while others simple geometrical shapes. Were they made for the gods or perhaps aliens? No one really knows. One popular theory suggests that they were created as a ritualistic site, where people would walk along the lines with a goal to find enlightenment and guidance. Whatever it was meant for, you will definitely be awestruck when you see them from the plane.
8. Mt Sinai Where it is Believed Moses Walked, Egypt
A wide range of people believe that Moses received the 10 Commandments from God at the top of this mountain, however, there is no concrete evidence to support this theory. There are various monasteries found in the area, and you can choose to walk or ride a camel to the mountain’s summit. The sunrise will definitely mesmerize you and it will be a healing and spiritual experience.
9. The Remote Macchu Picchu Located in Peru
Macchu Picchu is incredibly remote, and that remoteness led to it being undiscovered for over four centuries. It is an engineering wonder, its stones are all perfectly shaped and they fit so well together that there is no mortar required for holding the stones. Once there, you can visit several shrines and temples, and you will feel so calm and grounded that you will never want to leave this place.
10. The Dead Sea That is Actually a Lake, Israel
Although it is called the Dead Sea, it is in fact, a lake. However, the lake has high concentrations of salt and other minerals that have healing properties. It got its name since nothing can live there due to the salt and people from all walks of life come here to get healed. It is an incredible place of healing and if you are suffering from some conditions like respiratory problems or arthritis, choose this destination.
The spiritual destinations from this article are incredibly important to a lot of people in the world. And, as you were able to learn, there is a wide range of locations that can help you feel grounded. So, now that you know what you can opt for, do not waste any more time, choose a destination that you want, and enjoy discovering your inner peace!