Sunday, April 24, 2016

Take Me Home #SoCS #FridayReflections

There are many places that we are drawn to and while there are many spiritual places on Earth, these I believe are our personal spiritual or sacred places. The places that make us feel we've come home.

The mountains have always fascinated me. I think they are the most spiritual places on Earth. The mountains feel like home particularly the Himalayas. I remember the first time I saw them as a child of 11. It was a breathtaking moment never to be forgotten. My dream is to have a Himalayan Adventure - take a flight across the Himalayas, Seeing mountains from up high is breathtaking - the Rocky Mountains and  the New Zealand Southern Alps were spectacular.

Another place I am very drawn to is Hawaii. Not the commercial beachy stuff but the spiritual side of Hawaii. For a long time I've wanted to attend a spiritual retreat but couldn't put my finger on where. I feel that place is Hawaii.

Who knows why there are things we have a strong desire for.  And who knows why we are drawn to these places. Perhaps we've lived a life there or perhaps they are places where certain major events of our life are meant to take place.

I can't wait for the day when I will attend my first spiritual retreat in Hawaii and then I will look forward to visiting Dharamsala the home of the Dalai Lama in the foothills of the Himalayas in India. These and many other places that I would like to see someday, I know will feel like home. 

So in the words of a John Denver song, "Take me home, country roads".


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25 comments:

  1. Same here! I love mountains but I haven't got much of chance to see them. Someday I would like to open a window in the morning at look at the sun rising from behind the peaks with a cup of ginger tea in my hands. Some day :)

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    1. Thanks Parul. Oh your description is so divine. I hope your wish comes true.

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  2. You are right, we can never really know why some places seem to call us so much. Some deeper, mystic connection, perhaps. I hope you will soon have an opportunity to have a spiritual retreat in Hawaii. And of course I can so relate to the call of Himalayas. I have felt it too, just haven't had a chance to do something about it, yet!

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    1. Thanks Beloo. I am certain it is a mystical connection. And that is exciting.

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  3. I hope your wishes come true sooner rather than later, Suzy. It's amazing how some places have such a draw. For me it's Africa. Someday...someday...

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    1. I hope so too Corinne. And I hope you'll have your African adventure soon I am sure that these places that draw us in are mystical connections.

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  4. HOw lucky that you have time to dream....my days go by in a whirlwind of activity and I simply don't have the luxury of thinking of what I'd like to do

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    1. Hi Bellybytes. My days are also a whirlwind of activity but I can always find a few minutes to be still and dream :)

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  5. I hope you get a chance very soon to attend the spiritual retreat in Hawaii. I agree there is certainly mystical about the Himalayas and being in the quiet of hills makes connecting with oneself effortless.

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    1. I hope so too Anamika. The hills and mountains make me feel peaceful. Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. Yes! I love the snow covered peaks. View from the top is always wonderful! :)

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    1. Very true Payal, The view from the top is always spectacular.

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  7. I call these my "happy places" there is a feeling that I get when I arrive at Shelburne Farms for example that makes me feel complete. Thanks for making me think of it!

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    1. Thanks Anna. I'm glad you can feel your happy places too. Thank you for visiting.

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  8. This post of yours tempts me to turn to saffron hood. Lovely.

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    1. I hope not Ajay. Being spiritual doesn't mean you renounce everything.

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  9. Spiritual retreat...something new to me. What is that Suzy?

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    1. It's where you can connect with nature, your soul, God, meditate, cleanse and detoxify, relax and rejuvenate.

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  10. Flying over the Himalayas would be awesome! I loved the Rockies and enjoy visiting the mountains here in Aus too. However, at the end of the day, I'm still a water-person. Anywhere with water --- oceans, lakes, rivers --- and I'm in my happy place :)

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    1. I like looking at the ocean too but stepping into the water is not my cup of tea.

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  11. I think its great that you have this awareness of your sacred place. Mine is most definitely the beach. I don't really love deep water though, maybe just the seaside, with my feet on the ground :)

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    1. Me too Alicia. Love watching the ocean but like my feet on terra firma.

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  12. I too have always wanted to visit the foothills of Himalayas! Someday..

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    1. I hope you will someday Shanaya.

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  13. There's something about mountains and volcanoes. I think maybe they're magnetized. :) I'd love to visit Hawaii! One day... :) Thanks for making this post part of SoCS, Suzy! :D

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