This chapter is copied from the ebook, Native Earth Wisdom

Sacred Places

Special Sites

In the view of Native Traditions, there are special places on the Earth which contain and transmit special, sacred energies for empowerment, or for healing, or for spiritual vision. All parts of the Land are considered sacred, but these special sites are known to have a greater power than most other places. These are known as power sites, or sacred places for healing and awakening.

There are four basic kinds of special sacred areas, depending on the particular quality of energy. The first kind is for self-empowerment, the second for self-healing, the third for spiritual vision, and the fourth kind for spiritual rituals and group celebrations. So, each sacred place may have its special purpose and unique energies. Of course many places have a mixture of these energies, so there are many sacred places where all four energies are strong and can be received or used.

Sacred places can be found anywhere in Nature, though mostly found on mountains, hills, rock outcroppings, around rivers and lakes, and in intimate groves of trees. It is also possible to intentionally make a sacred power site by enhancing and bringing forth the greater potentials of sacred energies locked within any area of the Mother Earth. This can be done by building sacred architecture, love-gardens, special totem structures or alters for prayer, or by gathering in that area for group celebration or sacred ritual. These ways can also enhance an existing power site, although most sacred sites should be left alone and unaltered, because it is also possible to partly destroy or hurt an existing sacred site.

We need to remember that these sacred sites are not just places of energy but are actual spirits of Nature, who are conscious and sensitive. The mountain, the grove, or whatever the place, is the manifesting location and body of a particular spirit of the land. So when we enter a sacred place we are entering the body and consciousness of a loving spirit of Nature, who is part of the Mother Earth. We are sitting or standing in this spirit of nature. Therefore, be aware, respectful, and finally grateful.

Sacred Sites

Sacred sites are places where sacred, very positive energies exist naturally. What people most often call sacred sites are places where there are special religious or ancient structures of worship. Spiritual structures on the land can of course enhance the sacred energies of a place, but the most powerful sacred sites are places where the sacred earth energies were and are naturally present, even before any religious or ancient structures were built there.

So in the context of geomancy, sacred sites refers to places with especially healing or uplifting energies, occurring most naturally in that place, though there could be spiritual or symbolic structures placed there which help enhance the sacred energies even more. In other words, the primary meaning of sacred sites, in geomancy teachings, is regarding the land itself or a natural area, though human placed structures can enhance this sacredness, or contrarily some structures could diminish the site.

Generally, sacred sites are wonderful places to have group ceremonies and celebrations, as well as meditate alone in. These higher activities give further recognition and agreement to the sacred site, which accumulates in and further empowers the place. Sacred sites are meant to be used and enjoyed, but not abused with un-necessary buildings or egotistic art-forms. They should be highly respected and not just taken for granted. If we can come into these areas with true emptiness and high aspirations, they can offer us much, harmonize and transform our being. These are places where we can re-charge our vitality, gain higher vision and come into a greater love.

Groups of people gathering and collaborating together at sacred sites or power points for inner or outer work, sacred rituals or joyful fun have a wonderful effect upon the site, and the higher consciousness and love generated there will resonate with and be carried along the etheric threads and subtle electro-magnetic field of the planet.

Respecting and Protecting Sacred Sites

Above all, the greatest work we can do at sacred sites is to respect them and protect them from abuse. Our conscious loving recognition and the self-transformed energies we bring to these areas, is the greatest healing we can do. Some areas can be more vitalized, and greater potential energies released, through a physical work of defining them properly in our land-use, whether it be on private or public property. By definition, I do not mean that one should put a fence around them or place a sign saying, “Sacred Site -- walk with care!” The act of defining an area is basically an agreement with the land.

Let us not destroy a sacred place with our selfishness, greed or dis-respect. Let us be careful and aware of our responsibility, and the need to transform our harmful habits, negative emotions and solely selfish motivations. Let us not reverse the positive radiations and beneficial flows on the land with our ignorance and violence. Let us receive the goodness of sacred earth, allowing her love to transform us, and give back all the reverence, gratitude and joy in our hearts for the life we have been given here and the opportunity to grow in so many ways.

Many important sacred sites need to be officially defined in public land-use planning for protection against harmful building or use, but this should be done in the most discreet manner; otherwise all sorts of idiots will trample all over it “in search of the holy vortex” and collect all the rocks to take home. Considering all the stupidity and greed in this culture, the worst thing I could do would be to publish a map of power points for the “new age”. It is best to keep these things discreet.

The very powerful sites should be left alone, though we can always help by cleaning up the area of un-necessary trash and debris, and we can visit them with respect and permission of the guardian spirit. These special power spots best serve us and the planet by being left to work in their own way, without human intervention or over-use. What we do and make of the area around these power centres is very important.

Respect and receiving can be our giving

The best approach to sacred sites is a humble respect, and it is really more important to respectively receive what is already there, rather than arrogantly believe that the site somehow needs your special energy or help. Remember that you need the sacred site more than the sacred site needs you. So the right attitude is to be in the receptive mode, be humble, and just receive what is given.

What you can give back is your respect, your recognition and gratitude. That’s all you really need to give or do. You can give an offering to the land, or make a ritual of prayer and gratitude. And of course you can clean up any trash left around the area. But mostly what you should give is your respect for what was there long before you arrived, and just be openly receptive to the special gifts and sacred energies of this particular place. You can send or expand your love to these places, and this does help awaken their energies, but if you are not first open to receiving what is being given, then you are not respecting and recognizing the sacred power already there.

But it is an unfortunate fact that many sacred places of this Earth have been abused and disrespected. So a kind of healing needs to take place at these sites. We can first help in this healing and renewal of sacredness by entering the site with humble respect and giving our love and sharing our prayers, chants and celebration. The spirit of the land will respond to this love and celebration, and the sacred energies will once again be awakened and flow within the site and all around it.

The essential attitude in this healing work is one’s own renewed respect and receptivity to the special sacredness and spiritual quality of this land, and to the sacredness of Mother Earth as She manifests here at this site. The healing occurs through our re-cognition and our re-connection with the sacred spirit of the land. So we can give a higher quality of love and energy to sacred places, but it is a giving of our receptive attention and sensitivity, a gift of our recognition and humble receptivity, and reverence for the Divine manifesting through Nature.

So, our ability to open our sensitivity and mind and receive from the special energies of a sacred place is the fundamental way to re-awaken and restore the power of those sacred sites. Many of these sacred places are sleeping and inactive, primarily because so few people recognize and consciously receive from this sacredness. Unless there is an open receptivity for the spiritual power and natural energies to flow through, these sacred places will remain sleeping and inactive.

For their healing and restoration, the first step is recognition and the next step is conscious receptivity, and then there is gratefulness, which is the love energy given back to them. We can send or expand our love to these places, and this does help awaken their energies, but if we are not open to receiving then we are not respecting what they have to offer. So you pay your respect by opening up in trust and receiving what is given. Give by giving respect and opening up in trust to receive what is given.

Recognize these places as special springs of good energy for the planet and all relations, and then actually receive that good energy, for your own spiritual well-being and unity with the land. Be in a purely receptive consciousness. As you consciously receive and allow these energies and spirits of Nature to come into you, you become as a receptive channel for this healing to move into the consciousness and heart of all humanity and through the whole Circle of Life.

First, in recognition and respect, open up the channel of receptivity, for nothing can be given without first a receptive space. That is the natural law. We can create a line or channel for the energy flow, by marking something where we are or where we live, which calls forth the distinct energy from that particular sacred place. One should find some object or symbol which represents that place or that energy, and then mark it or place it on the land where you want it to be received. This then becomes the receptive conductor or a kind of magnet for that energy to come in.

This is how shamans and geomancers use the natural law of resonance and attraction to bring in particular energies from far away. They use a selected tool or place a certain magical object or symbol on the ground, which resonates with a greater power source and receives that power. This power received may come from a particular power place, or it may come from one of the Animal Powers or from one of the four Elements or from one of the Winds of Great Spirit or maybe from Radiant Sun Power or Dreaming Moon Power.

All shamanic and medicine work is to do with energies. All things have energy. In essence, all things are energy. Our feelings and our recognition are energies as well. The greater harmony of the planet will come about as more and more people give of their recognition and gratitude, and consciously receive the good medicine energies of Nature, and then circulate these to areas and lives in need of the good energies.

Restoring Sacred Places

If we have the opportunity to spend time at a sacred place or at a power place, we can practice the attitude of respect and conscious recognition of the spiritual presence and the sacred power energies of that place. In respect, we open our feelings, our mind and our body senses to this Presence and the good energies it gives. We become simply receptive and allowing of the energies to come forth. The greater is our conscious recognition and faithful acceptance of this, the greater is the releasing of medicine energy from the Presence, into our self and into world around. The spiritual presence of the place awakens and shares its particular qualities of energy, as we give recognition and open the receptive channels. This is a kind of spiritual work we can do, for the whole planet and ourselves as well. It helps to bring forth and circulate sacred energies.

This work is most potent when a group of three or more practice this conscious recognition and receptivity. When there is group agreement, in the intention and feelings of group prayer and group service, there is a greater possibility for the emergence of spiritual energies. Ceremony and ritual will also greatly increase the potency of these emerging energies. First, create a circle around the recognized center of the place, and maybe establish a Medicine Wheel, and call upon the Four Winds of Spirit, and call upon the attention and energies of Father Sky and Mother Earth.

Through prayer and ceremony, and with sincere agreement in the group, the greater powers of Spirit begin to give their recognition and attention to the group and the place, and these greater powers come into this focal point of receptivity. As our energies and attention are focused on the need for greater spiritual help, through sincere prayer and faithful receptiveness, the attention of those spiritual powers are brought into the circle or into the general area. This is called Calling on the attention of Spirit Powers, and through the asking and the receptivity, those powers are allowed to enter the receptive space. The same applies to the awakening of the Spirit Presence of the Land. Through our prayers and ceremonies, we are drawing attention from the Spirit. We are making known our sincerity of wishfulness, our faith and our receptivity.

These prayers may involve words or songs or chants, yet the essence of the prayers are communicated through feeling. Sincerity of feeling is the true language for communicating with the Spirits of Nature. Song, music, drumming and dance will carry these feelings and prayers into the Spirit world and into the world of Nature. It is also believed that song, rhythm and dance are especially effective means for communicating with Nature Beings and with the Spirit of the Place.

So we celebrate with joy and gratitude, and call attention to our sincerity of prayer. And through our receptivity, those powers and energies come forth to aid and heal us. This is what blessing the Earth is all about. We essentially give blessing by our recognition of sacredness, and by our receptivity and gratitude for all that is given. If we make offerings to the earth, we do this to show our recognition of the spiritual consciousness or presence of the land, and to show our sincerity of love and gratitude. So through prayers, offerings, and ceremony, we are calling attention to our sincerity of recognition, need and receptivity, and then the Spirits of Nature and the Presence of the Land will respond to this Calling and sincerity of feeling.

Sacred energies

We use the terms, sacred energies and subtle energies, because the energies are felt to be sacred in the land and sensed in a subtle way.

The subtle energies around influence and affect our psyche. They affect our psychological experience, our emotional responses and our health pattern. The subtle energies existing in the areas we live or visit create a very influential pattern on our experience and well-being. Particular kinds of ideas and feelings will come to us because of being in a particular place. There are objectively real energy-qualities in every particular place, which evoke certain kinds of responses in us. We feel different in different places, and this feeling is not just subjective or imaginative, but is a real effect upon our being and our lives. It can produce a psychological and physical health if flowing in harmony, but can also produce anxiety, depression or disease if blocked or distorted out of harmony.

If there are subtle problems in an area, problems will manifest for those around. The qualities and harmony of the subtle energy flow are very important to our lives and has been overlooked for too long. Since human beings have developed such power to change and use things, along with the capacity for great stupidity and selfish greed, the possibilities for doing harm to the subtle environment creates much hazard in the workings of the formative world. We can and do a lot of harm to the environment, and hence to ourselves, due to ignorance and abuse. Therefore a better understanding of geomancy is needed, especially now on the planet. We need to learn how to live in harmony with the sacred energies given to us, and learn to heal the harm all ready created.

Natural healing

Sacred areas radiate a very powerful healing. Our physical health can improve by spending receptive time in these areas. Our emotional body can be harmonized and our minds quieted and inspired by higher creative ideas. Our soul being can more easily grow and unfold here. Sacred energies can also help our service work, besides helping our own being. They give us inspiration and guidance to work selflessly for the greater good of our fellow beings and the planet itself.

Sacred areas are very special places of healing, but in fact, most natural areas are healing, as long as they are not being messed with by human habitation or by economic developments. This is why we need to keep as many natural places free from development, as possible. Most people don't realize how important natural areas are for both psyche and body.

Natural areas have a healing quality that cannot be matched in any other way. There are actual energies in nature that are actually vital to our being. These areas heal our physical bodies, our emotional bodies, and our minds as well. This is a simple fact, which will be scientifically proven sooner than later. The reason for this because of the healing energies within nature. Yet we can also understand this healing benefit as an effect of harmonious resonance. When in the serenity and purity of nature our bodies, emotions and mind begin to resonate with the surrounding natural harmony. So, the subtle energies and vibrational quality of natural areas begins to permeate through us and resonate in us. Being in natural areas is to be immersed in healing energies and resonance. This then creates health and healing in us.

Natural areas are especially healing for our emotional bodies - our emotional energy field. We all have times when we feel emotionally pent up, stressed, or emotionally burnt out. We also have occasional times of feeling emotionally distressed or out of harmony, for some reason or another. There is nothing better than spending time in nature in order to heal and unwind our emotional being. Walking or exercising in nature is even better.

Healing with breath and nature

There are particular practices we can do for self rejuvenation and healing. The simplest practice involves in and out breath. Breathe out any stress or emotional tension, and let nature around you and below you absorb these emotions. This does not hurt the natural world, because the land and trees can absorb and transform these emotional energies, whatever they are. Similarly, we breathe out carbon dioxide that is not good for us but which feeds tree and plants; while trees and plants release oxygen which we happen to need. This wonder of reciprocation also occurs with emotional and mental energies.

Nature easily transforms any stressful or even negative emotions, so we can let these go to nature, to the land and trees and vegetation around us. Nature accepts all of our emotional distress, emotional pain, and even the negative emotions we would like to be rid of. We simply have to release it all to our loving Mother, to the nature around us. Let it go, and let nature transform it. Simple as that. Just breathe it out consciously, willingly, and with surrender. Let it all go.

Then, after spending a good amount of time doing this, as long as it takes and no less, we next practice breathing in the vital, health-giving energies available to us from nature. These are the sacred-natural energies available to us from the natural world. Vital-life energy is most prominent, but nature gives emotional qualities as well, such as love, peace, and harmony. And thirdly, nature gives energies of consciousness and intelligence, which we will consider later.

First, notice the vital-life energies given from nature. Notice and breathe-in this at the same time. If the breathing-in is intentionally conscious, one will more easily notice the vital energies coming in through the breath. As we consciously breathe in, we take in the vital health-giving energies that we need. We receive in all that we need. Take in as much as is needed. There is no need to hold back. Nature has plenty, so take in all that you need. Take in so much of this beautiful positive healing energy that you become more and more joyful - due to being so filled and immersed in this positive health energy. Through the in-breath we take in what we need and assimilate this into our body, and in all of our being.

In addition to vital energies, nature also gives higher emotional energies, such as love, peace, harmony, joy, and more. We just have to tune in to these, then breathe the energies into us. Then soon, we can feel in balance with nature and in balance in our self as well. Our in and out breath will also eventually come into balance, when we finally come into our inner harmony - and in harmony with the nature around us. Then, when our breath is balanced and in harmony, and when our being is in harmony, we then easily merge our self into natural resonance around us. We come into a harmonious resonance with the natural environment around us, so that the physical and emotional healing qualities of nature resonate in us, and we might even then enter into a mystical union with the natural world.

Breathe in and receive the finest energies

Sacred positive energies are all over the place, all over the the world. Some places have more of these positive energies. Some places could have more of these energies, if we can heal and restore them. Furthermore, these sacred earth energies are actually necessary for our well-being; even though the average person is unaware of this, and seldom does anyone even talk about this. We need these energies as much as we need food, water and air. If more people realized this, then there would be a larger concern for restoring sacred areas both locally and all over the planet, and healing the earth energy matrix which is getting blocked in so many places, due to misuse, greed, and violence. These writings also touch upon how we can receive and accumulate sacred positive energies, for our own strength and health.

Breathe in the energies of vitality, of love and beauty. These are the great energies available from the natural world. Receive into your psyche the medicine qualities and strengths of the the various animal natures, and the qualities which come from the trees and plants. Receive also the qualities which come from the mineral kingdom, from various gems and crystals and the Rock People.

Consciously receive and digest all you can, from all the good energies and qualities of Nature. Receiving in this way does not deplete the earth, but actually brings forth more energy and helps distribute that energy. The more you consciously receive and digest, the more you have to give. And the giving will be in your own particular way. The balance of natural life depends on the balance of breath, or the balance of receiving and giving. Receive all the good you can and all that you need, for your own healing and wholeness, and then breathe out or radiate all you have been given and digested.

So you can gather and accumulate sacred energies and qualities from the different lives and spirits of nature. This adds to your wholeness of spirit and connects you with the inter-related Spirit of Life. Make as many connections as you can and receive as much as you can, for all of this inter-related abundance of life is here to be shared and circulated all around. The more of this diversity of life which you can receive, understand and assimilate; the more you have to give and share with those around you. Breathe in all you can consciously receive, and breathe out all you have and all you are. Receive and give. This is the Path of Unity and wholeness.

Digestion is a matter of accepting and assimilating the different qualities of energy and impressions that one consciously received, and allowing these energies to settle and harmonize together in one’s being. There are differences in energies and different kinds of impressions; and as we are more conscious of these, our understanding of Nature and our self grows.

The Native Path is to re-connect oneself to the many powers and qualities found in the natural world. One recognizes the various forms and lives of Nature as reflections of one’s own potential wholeness. So one discovers a sacred relationship between oneself and all the various aspects of Nature. Then, there is a loving respect for all of Nature as the manifesting Qualities of Great Spirit.

The Key is to receive from the various lives and qualities of Nature, from the elements of fire, light, air, and water, and from the earth elements of mineral and rock, and from the plants and trees and all the animals, fishes and birds. And also to recognize and receive from the special qualities as found in our brothers and sisters of the human family.

From the mineral, crystal and rock spirits, you can receive energies which ground you and connect you to the physical being of Mother Earth. And each of these mineral kinds emit particular vibrations and colors of spiritual energy, each of which heals and balances different parts and aspects of the body and soul. From the plant and tree spirits you can also receive medicine energies to balance and heal the body and mind, and each of these reflect and resonate particular qualities of the soul potential. The plants, the flowers and trees also connect us with the vital and love energy of Mother Earth.

From the animal world you can receive and understand various qualities of the soul potential, as each animal kind expresses and transmits particular talents and strengths which you can learn from and take on as your own. The animal world also connects one to the ingenious intelligence of Great Spirit as born through Mother Earth. So, all the various lives and expressions of Nature are potential gifts of healing and balance, which can add to your wholeness and beauty of self-expression, which is a unique expression of the Great Spirit, the Great Mystery.

Accumulating sacred energies

One of the great possibilities of being in a sacred place or being surrounded by healing natural energies, is to accumulate these energies in our own energy field, or in our own being. In order to take in and accumulate special energies of a sacred site, or any positive natural energies, breath is very important -- how and what we breathe in and out.

The energies of a place, as well as the basic vital energy of the planet, can be accumulated within ourself to a certain degree and stored, to be used later for some intended purpose or transformed for our own special needs of our being or given back to the land in some way or another. In order to help the world and transform ourselves, we need certain energies, of which the vital Chi is essential. The earth provides these energies to us, and if we can get the energy moving and flowing within ourselves, then we can really do some work. But besides the vital energy that we need, or the Chi, we also need higher emotional and mental energies.

Sacred places, and to some degree all natural places, have three kinds of significant energy - vital-energetic, emotional-feeling, and consciousness-intelligence. These are real energies, but different kinds. In most spiritual teachings, these kinds of energies are believed to come from 'higher worlds' or from God. Where these energies and life itself originally come from is open to speculation; but it is certainly true that our beloved Earth provides these energies. In fact, all spiritual energies can be found and received from nature, from Earth. These higher energies are in the Earth, right in the land. If we could realize this, then we would be more cautious and respectful about how we use the land, treat the land, and walk upon the land. This is why we are using the term, sacred energies.

So, in the land and in nature are these very special energies, which most people do not recognize. But if we give some attention to this while in nature, we will notice and realize these energies. Then, once we recognize a kind of energy, or consciously tune into it, it is then possible to receive and accumulate these kinds of sacred energy. Three essentials are needed. First is to intentionally be awake to a particular kind of energy; best to focus attention on one kind, rather than be ambiguous. Second is mental and emotional receptivity; one has to be in an attitude of receptivity. Third is breath; consciously and intentionally breathe in and receive into oneself these natural sacred energies.

Substance of subtle energies

Subtle energies in the land also have the property of being a kind of substance, which can accumulate in things, disperse outward, move and flow, and can be alchemically transformed. This substance can range from being very subtle to being more apparent. It can also range from being very fine and purified to being more gross and chaotic. The more pure substance subsists as potential all over the planet and through us, and in some areas it manifests in a more evolved way than in others. We call these places sacred sites, though the term is relative, more or less.

The sacred energies provide our being with a higher substance or food for our inner development and transformation. The energies, in fact, transform our inner being as we recognize harmonize and work with them. The sacred energies and their manifestations feed and support our lives and are the key to our potential evolution. The subtle sacred energies are in and all over the place and throughout our being. How wonderful it is that we have the consciousness to recognize them, and the powers to use and transform them. This world is our home, and it provides the substances we need. The kitchen is full of food, but some of it we do not know how to prepare for eating. There is all this energy available, but we don’t know how to turn it on and we often don’t know what to use it for.

Part of our work, as human beings in conscious evolution, is to participate in the transformation of these subtle substances, both on the planet and within ourselves. We can bring out more of the pure energies from latency, and transform subtle energies into a more purified state. This is done from an inner work involving our consciousness and an outer work involving service and knowledge.

These subtle substances or sacred energies are within everyone, in different states and degrees of actually doing something within. They are the energies supporting and creating our lives. They manifest as vital, life energy to our physical body, and as psychic energy to our mind and emotions. In its most purified state it is the substance of our soul. As we transform these energies into higher, more purified states within us, the environment receives this, and as the environment is transformed, we subsequently can acquire these higher energies.

We can use these energy substances to build our home, our environment, our world. We can even use these substances, acquired and developed within our being, to produce ley lines, power points and sacred areas that will nurture and harmonize our existence. We can put these energies into our work or play, and into our creative buildings and art-forms. We can make worlds with these energies.

The subtle energies exist around us and also within us as a substance that can be used, applied and directed. Bees acquire substances from their environment, cross-pollinate them and spread them about, transform them for their sustenance and even build their home with them. We have no less potentials than the bees. We can do all these things too. We can acquire the subtle energies and assimilate them for our good. We can cross-pollinate them, carrying new energies to different places, to be blended and integrated into evolved states.

The bee knows how to use these substances and build their home according to natural law and proportion. Using these energies in the best way, with correct pattern and proportion, in harmony with nature, they build a life that is sustaining and useful for the whole ecology. We can learn much from bees and from all life, and we have a lot more possibilities and potentials.

We can more consciously participate in the transformation and unfoldment of subtle energies, psychologically and spiritually. If we can develop the highest values and attitudes within ourself, and learn how to better approach our relationship with the environment, then we may be able to really help the unfoldment of life on the planet. It is important to remember that nobody is alone in this, and we are helped in many ways and from many places, when we go onto the path of study and service. In fact, we need help from teachers and other people, and from the higher worlds and different kingdoms of nature.

Extra opportunities at Power Sites

Sacred Sites enhance our consciousness of love and service and also our power to be of service. If we can tune in and receive from sacred sites, the energies of sacred sites will help us be stronger and more loving servers of the planet. The energies of nature and of sacred sites can awaken our consciousness and our will-to-love and serve life. These energies of nature awaken and inspire us -- inspiring us emotionally to love and mentally to understand. The energies of the land actually transmit such inspiration - to love, to understand, and to serve the planet in whatever way we can.

Our spiritual work is to take on the responsibility given to us as human beings to help serve the greater Will and Purpose of creation, and also to be a conscious steward and creator on this planet for the purpose of sacred unfoldment and realization. If we already have a conscious intention to serve life and the planet, the sacred sites and power places will enhance our power to serve. They will enhance the energy of our prayers, our visualizations, and our meditations, for the good of the planet and humanity.

We need power, love, and knowledge, in order to help the planet and serve the greater purposes of life. Love is our care and willingness to give fully of ourself to serve life and the needs of the world. Knowledge is the understanding of what is, and the needs there of, which comes from receptive awareness and study. Power is the energy and ability to gather what is needed, as well as the firm intention and concentration to accomplish the goal. Power is needed to accomplish goals and to circulate good energies all around the planet.

Thus, one of the useful purposes of power places and sacred sites is to give extra power to our prayers and meditations for the good of the world. Power places are not merely to do with giving ourselves power. So when we are in these places, we can do this kind of helpful work, using our mind and heart to circulate finer thoughts and feelings around the planet, enhanced in power from the sacred place we are in.

Sacred energies and sacred places are throughout the Earth. They emit and circulate the spiritual energies of love and beauty. They combine in a synergistic way to spiritually awaken our minds and hearts. So firstly, let us be open to this and consciously receive from these sacred natural places and from the circulation. Secondly, we can learn how to work with these energies and to help circulate them, so that these energies flow more freely throughout the world. And thirdly, we can help in the synergistic connection of all sacred sites, thus connecting the Web.

Our love and hope will carry throughout the planet with the help of these sacred energies. Our love and our will-to-serve can combine with the flow of these energies. We can resonate our being, our meditation and our prayers with this higher energy available and in flow, which will enhance the overall Divine Work happening on the planet. Thus, we can be conscious focalizers and mediators for the Divine Work.

The receptivity and conscious willing service we bring to the sacred areas will provide an opportunity for our own inner work, yet also help the planet and the evolution of humanity. We can help strengthen the whole interconnected energy matrix through our conscious presence and service work in special sacred areas and vortexes.