I started my day still very much powered down. Doing my Letter From The Light Side I had my fingers and toes crossed that I would have enough battery. And I went back to paper maps to work out how to get to the Lake of Menteith so I could visit Inchmahome Priory with my lovely friend and Travel Hag, Mindie Burgoyne.
Fortunately Mindie was able to let me charge my technology whilst we took a boat trip out to the island to visit Inchmahome Priory. This is a beautiful place with very special energy. However we had to wait for the wind to die down before taking the small boat across. Several people waiting for the boat wandered off because the wind was gusting very strongly. To me it felt like the island was making sure only the right people got to see it. So when we set off only Mindie and I took the trip. Funnily enough the wind had almost completely died down by the time we were in the middle of the trip. Stepping off the boat was like a step back in time to me. The ruined Priory still had majesty. And a peaceful power.
As I walked amongst the trees I could hear the soft beat of drum. Then the chime of bells. And at one point I stepped into the energy of monks, still there to be experienced by anyone paying attention. Inchmahome Priory is still able to tell a tale of reverence and prayer. Looking at the fantastic shapes of the trees, the colours of the interiors and the carpet of bluebells I felt the peace settle somewhere inside of me. I was being powered up again. And being inspired to record a little video about the bounty of Mother nature (see here). Time slipped away. The sun shone into days long past. I really had stepped off the world in this secluded place.
Inchmahome Priory finally let me go when I was fully charged once more. Going back the lake was as calm as could be. I was being released, with a wonderful store of energy, to take it back to my next destination. I love being an energy battery. Until the energy from the island is fully discharged I, and everyone connected to me, will receive the peace of that place.
Day 896 of my blogging challenge
I’ve had an energy adventure today. A trip to Kilmartin Glen up near Lochgilphead in Scotland. A place of ancient energy sites dating back 4-5,000 years.
I had been invited to join a group tour run by my friend Mindie Burgoyne, the Travel Hag blogger, writer and tour organiser. She and her husband Dan had brought a group of people from the United States. I was delighted when Mindie invited me to join them at Kilmartin Glen to see Dunnad Fort and the remains of cairns, circles and cists. There are certainly plenty of them there. The fort is a testing climb but the view from the top is spectacular. The site has been occupied since the Iron Age. It’s also the place where kings were crowned.
Using my pendulum I stoped in various places on the rocky hill fort to tune into the energy. I like to strip away the layers of energy impressions to see how far back I can track human occupation. I liked the protected feel I got from the energy flow. All down through the timeline. I also hit a deep band of ceremonial energy related to the creation of kings. It was strongly masculine, rather fierce and very proud. I could also see all across Kilmartin Glen. The hill fort would have been very noticeable from any approach towering above the surrounding flat land. There is a footprint in the rock and a bowl shape near it for water. I felt i had to share some energy with the place as a repayment for ‘reading’ it’s aura.
When we came down from the hill fort I went with the tour to other sites in the Kilmartin Glen. With the help of a local guide I was able to understand the layout and timeline of some of the remains.
There is certainly still energy in the standing stones and the circle we visited. I was delighted to find the Mother Stone of one circle at Temple Wood. She gave me a lovely burst of energy as she acknowledged my contact with her. That’s why I love Thin Places. The point where the energies of the past are close to the surface. And the places where I can step more easily between worlds. In fact, anyone can if they open up their intuitive abilities. So it was interesting to discuss with the other people what they were experiencing. Sharing information can often confirm a single experience because others have had it too.
That’s what I like about evidenced based work. I find it really useful to validate what I have sensed with the experiences of other people. And this very friendly group of people were happy to share their thoughts and feelings. In the end, that’s the best outcome for all of us. To go on an adventure, experience the energy and share our thoughts. I enjoy listening to different points of view. Or questions. Because it makes me think about my own experiences. And what they might mean or be interpreted as. Of course my Guides love to send me on these experiences. Because I learn so much. And get inspiration for further explorations I can carry out.
I’m sure I will be back at Kilmartin Glen and Dunnad Fort. There is a museum to explore, more monuments and plenty of walking routes to try. All to tune into the energy and find out more about this Thin Place. I cant’s wait!
Day 657 of my blogging challenge