Are there spiritual places in the world?

June 19, 2010

Last night, before going to bed, I wondered if some places in the world are truly more spiritual than others?

A primary reason for wondering about this was me thinking about driving back to a place where I lived in 2007. Never in my life have I had as many OBE adventures as I did in 2007, when I lived in that area.

It's not much of an exaggeration to say that it was all I could do to stay in my body, as many nights led to adventure and excursions, from correctly seeing cards during one OBE, to working as a night watchman in another OBE. In that area I had the most reproducible and predictable OBE's I have ever had.

Conversely, just 75 minutes to the south, I dream of serial killers here.

The Monroe Institute in Virginia also struck me as a "spiritual" place, as it is still the only place I've ever seen an orb, and I saw that with my naked eyes. (Everyone I know captures orbs in photographs, while I watched this "thing", only to later learn that this thing looked exactly like a photo of an orb.)

I really liked staying at the Tibetan Cultural Center (TCC) in Bloomington, Indiana, and I think of that place as spiritual, though nothing major happened there for me, just some good meditation. It is, however, a wonderful place to go on a quiet retreat.

There was a wonderful place in Bandelier National Park in New Mexico where I felt very much at home, and I remember wishing everyone else would leave so I could be alone there. Sorry, I don't remember the exact names, but it was a place where the American Indians who lived there many years ago would perform ceremonies. I would love to meditate there one day.

The Abbey of Gethsemane means a lot to a friend of mine, and I also found it to be a very peaceful place. I don't remember her exact words, but the feeling I have is that it speaks to her in the same way these other places speak to me.

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