There is no definitive definition of spirituality. Most people correlate the concept of going to a church or attending the religious ceremony with spirituality. Spirituality is free from religion connotation in current times and is related to the concept of personal well-being and development via several modalities.
However, spirituality is frequently thought to be ‘sacred.’ This is why many outdoor enthusiasts try to gain spiritual experience by connecting with nature. The below-listed destinations are not just average or simple location; these are sacred and spiritual. And it is believed that they might have a history which contains spiritual importance.
1)Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia:
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, earlier known as Uluru (Ayers Rock), is one of the most famous places in Australia. It is a flat top rock which is 1100 feet tall and has a circumference of 6 miles. The red color rock flashes hues of red and orange when sun rays fall on top of the basalt, granite rock and sandstone layers on it. People belonging to the tribe, Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal consider the rock to be sacred. Spiritual rituals and ceremonies continue to happen in the place. Visitors can notice several spiritual paintings made on the wall of the rock.
2)Mount Kailash, Tibet:
Mount Kailash is extremely sacred to Jains, Hindus, and Buddhists. It is a black color mountain which is located in the western region of Tibet. Hindus believe that Lord Shiva resides in the Mount Kailash while Buddhists believe that its residence to Buddha Demchog. The Jains believe that the mountain is the spot where the first ever Jain achieved nirvana. The peak is located close to Lake Manasarovar, another site holding spiritual value for Hindus and Buddhists.
3)Crater Lake, Oregon:
Crater Lake is believed to have originated due to an extensive eruption of Mt Mazama, around 8,000 years ago. It is the world’s 7th deepest lake and is considered as a sacred landmark of the Klamath tribe. It’s believed that a fight between Chiefs of the Above and Below World’s destroyed Mt Mazama. Later, the Crater was used by tribesmen to conduct vision quests. This is one of the major reasons why Crater Lake is considered a sacred spot still.
4)Mount Parnassus, Greece:
Greece is full of historic and ancient places. Mt Parnassus is a barren limestone mountain which is situated in Greece, just above Delphi. Oracle of Delphi was a sacred place for god Apollo. It’s known that a God romanced 3 Corycian nymphs. The Mt Parnassus is also known for several minor myths. However, it is also a popular destination for hiking trails and skiing.
A spiritual journey is enriching for several people certainly. However, it is important to respect when you visit a place which holds spiritual value. You should obey any guidelines and rules set for the location. And no matter which place you travel, chances are that you will discover something, connectedness, beauty, inner peace and knowledge. It is the presence of trust which elevates such spiritual places.