Spirit of place

 

St. Clether Holy Well, Cornwall

St. Clether Holy Well, Cornwall (Photo credit: saffron100_uk)

So what, exactly IS a sacred site?  Why do we feel different in one place rather than another?  Where does the special quality of a location revered for millennia come from?

We’d come to Cornwall to visit, dowse and experience some of its many sacred sites and to follow the St Michael earth energy line.  Before leaving on this journey, I’d asked those questions of The Council – a group of Spirit Beings channeled by Cynthia and Bob Dukes.  Their answer had initially shocked me:

“The whole reality – your whole planet – is sacred, because you have created it from spirit … you have set up in your mind with others where energy will be felt differently, in different places.”

I shouldn’t be surprised by that, in all honesty.  After all, I wrote a book explaining how we create our own reality.

It’s one thing to read and write about it – believe it, even – and quite another to live it on a day-to-day basis, though.  That’s the challenge Spirit is currently leading me through.

The Council went on to emphasise that the fact that we created these magical places makes them no less special.

“We encourage you to go to these places that would feel uplifting – that would recharge your energy field.”

By the most wonderful of synchronicities (what else should I have expected?) our holiday cottage was within a mile or so of the holy well and chapel of St Clether – one of the sites on our itinerary.

We wandered down a steep wooded sunken lane to find St Clether church in the verdant Inny Valley.  The well and chapel, though, were further on.  A signpost directed us across a sun-baked field with views across nearby Bodmin Moor.

English: St Clether: Inny valley. Looking sout...

The landscape looked deserted, apart from sheep grazing the nearby fields.  No sign of any building.

With a mounting sense of disbelief that there could be any structure hiding in this remote place, coupled with a hint of excitement that maybe we would eventually find something extraordinary, we turned a corner and spotted the tiny granite chapel.

photoIt was a wonderful place – a sense of peace and welcome permeated the whole area.  Coins and ribbons – offerings from passing pilgrims – decorated the tiny wells, for there were two.  The first we discovered was set into the wall of the chapel, the second had its own roofed granite cover.

St Clether chapelThe atmosphere inside the chapel was almost palpable.  The water from the holy well flowed through the building itself, right beneath the megalithic altar and in the stillness, the sound of water flowing over ancient stone could just be heard.

As The Council had predicted, I felt utterly uplifted and energised by my visit to St Clether.  I also felt it had something more to teach me.

Back at the holiday cottage that evening, I sat down to meditate and commune with Koimul – my own Spirit Guide.  What follows is my record of our conversation about the holy well and the Michael energy line.

If such things lie within your reality field, I hope you will be able to draw wisdom from it, as I did.

Koimul, what can you tell me about the little well and chapel at St Clether?

IT IS DAWNING ON YOU HOW POWERFUL PLACES CAN BE

Yes, it is. So you’re saying St Clether was waking me up to that?

YES

Where does the energy come from?

GOD IN YOU AND THE EARTH AND THE WATER AND THE MEMORY IT HOLDS

I see. So in the way that water holds vibration as memory, so that place holds memories of those who worship there or treat it as sacred?

YES

Thank you.

Can you speak now about the Michael line and the node points where it crosses other earth energy lines?

IT IS SIMILAR   IT IS A POINT OF FOCUS FOR YOUR DIVINING THAT IS YOUR DIVINITY

I’d never connected ‘divining’ to divinity before. Thank you. I still don’t exactly understand what the energy lines are, though – I mean why they are in one place rather than another.

YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY   REMEMBER THAT

So you’re saying that generations of humans who have focused our thought on these lines and points are adding to the strength of these places? Is that it?

YES

And what about the Archangel Michael – did we ‘make him up’?

NO YOU DRAW MICHAEL ENERGY TO YOU AT THE PLACES YOU MAKE SACRED