My Sacred Grounds


My heart was touched in a way that it never had been before

It felt sacred

The grounds told stories of souls who had gone before

There were many

It was not sadness

But tears fell down my face

First in a trickle

And then floodgates let loose the river that was cried

Near the river that carved the great canyon

The emotion was unlike any I had ever had before

Or have had since

Mere words can not describe the billowing raw emotion

that shook my heart

It was like my whole





Knew every other soul

In an instant

I knew their stories

I knew their hearts

I knew THEM

I accepted their love with open arms

And crying eyes

I was accepted the same

Because in an instant

I realized

we were

all the same


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I just came across a journal that I had written this experience in.  I was traveling cross country by car to attend a national tennis tournament in Palm Springs.  The drive was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.  We went through all the national parks and on this particular day we visited the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

On the ride from the north rim on 89A around the east side of the canyon, something so emotional happened to me.  All of a sudden I felt this energy.  It surrounded me.  It felt like it came up from the deep recesses of the earth and it would not be denied.  It welled up in my chest and expanded out through every cell in my body.  Then it made its way to my eyes.  Tears started to fall and I did not know what was wrong with me.

Now I know nothing was wrong…everything was right!!!  I was at first embarrassed thinking my passenger would think I was crazy.  But then I knew that it would have been a monumental mistake to try to hold back what I was feeling.  I started crying…sobbing really.  My girlfriend was shocked and asked what was wrong.  I told her nothing was wrong but could not elaborate what was happening to me.  She usually would be one to laugh off something that made her feel uncomfortable, but that day she just sat quietly and let me cry.

When it was over I tried to articulate what had happened to me.  I didn’t, couldn’t, come up with the words that could give the proper meaning to what I had experienced.  When I saw the journal entry yesterday the above poem was written.  I think now, some eleven years after the experience (which was way before my healing and transformation) I have a better understanding of what it was.

Yet, I’m still rather sure that I don’t have the proper words for it.

Lorrie ❤



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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

29 thoughts on “My Sacred Grounds

  1. Lorrie, sometimes the Spirit takes us to profound places that no words can fully express. We feel it in our hearts, our bones, our core, our tears. I think when that happens, we are so filled with our Creator’s love, we are simply awestruck with the manifestation of how great and full that love is.


  2. Hi Susan….I am so happy!! Remembering this time in my life yesterday brought with it such wonderful emotion. Sharing it here and having you all comment has kept me in that super charged place of love and compassion. I Thank you for what you have added….you get this feeling and that is sooooo good! And when we all recognize this feeling together…oh…the power of this love!!!!! 🙂


  3. Sounds like 7th Heaven to me, Lorrie. I cry easily, still;
    tears of sorrow, and joy, and everything in-between.
    Sorta embarrassing at times, but not usually. I’m human.
    Your human. We do that. We belong here. Thus is life.

    The sacred is personal! Who wood want transcend that?
    Sacred places can do that to people. Not all the time, no.
    Timing is everything, and when our time comes to synch,
    we are overwhelmed in the best possible sense of the word.

    You are part of the club, girl! Welcome to World 1! 😉 UT


    1. I knew you would appreciate that post. And it is personal…and it is pretty much indescribable. ..As it probably should be. Thank you for the huge welcome to the club…There is a nice feeling when someone understands what you are talking about. 🙂
      Lead me to the next post you believe I should read…if u don’t mind ❤


    1. What a wonderful thought… I think it would change the landscape of our world!! Thank you for taking the time to visit this post, I felt compelled to lead you here 😉 Have a blessed Sunday.


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