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Spiritual Destinations For Black Travelers Looking For Healing
For those of you looking for healing, there are some destinations you can travel to for spiritual growth.
When you’re looking for a destination for healing and feeding your body and soul, you must be surrounded by nature, therapeutic hot springs, earthly wonders and spiritual retreats.
Here are the most spiritual destinations for Black travelers.
Mount Sinai, Egypt
Mount Sinai is an important and sacred destination for three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. All three religions believe God created a covenant with His people here. Believers of all three faiths say Moses received God’s ten commandments, hence the nickname Mount Moses.
You don’t need to be religious to experience the healing energy of Mount Sinai as you climb. There are two routes to the summit. The original route, The Steps of Penitence, consists of 3,750 steps. The views and the 2.5-hour hike will be worth the trek if you’re in physically good shape.
The Camel Route is the easier route. You can ride a camel from the trailhead to the Steps of Penitence. You would have to climb the remaining 750+ steps.
Chichen Itza, Mexico
The UNESCO heritage site Chichen Itza is located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s one of the world’s most visited Mayan sacred sites, where people embark on a spiritual journey.
Those who study The Mayan sacred sites say Chichen Itza has healing powers. According to the History Channel, the name Chichen Itza is a Mayan term for “at the mouth of the well of the Itza.”
The well refers to the underground rivers that run beneath the region, once believed to be the city’s water source.
You don’t have to go far if you’re on a spiritual journey to healing your mind and body. Sedona, Arizona, is revered as a spiritual mecca attraction for healers and spiritual guides worldwide.
The red rock temples are the backdrop and essential ingredient for a life-transforming and soul-nourishing experience. During your stay, you can participate in hikes, yoga, healing therapies, spas, tours and more. If you’re unsure where to start, Visit Sedona has a list of teachers and instructors to assist you on your spiritual journey.
The True Rest Float Spa is another experience to explore while visiting Sedona. True Rest, which stands for restricted environmental stimulus therapy, is a zero-gravity environment that allows you to rest your mind and body to focus on spiritual healing.
Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka
Adams Peak, locally known as Sri Pada, is another site unique to many religions, including Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Hindus.
Adam’s Peak is famed for what all these religions call the “sacred footprint.”
Hindus believe the footprint belongs to Lord Shiva, while Buddhists believe Buddha left the impression. Muslims and Christians believe this is where Adam took his first steps on Earth after he was exiled from the Garden of Eden.
The journey to the summit is considered a pilgrimage. It purifies the mind and body while attaining spiritual enlightenment.
Mount Shasta, California
The City of Mount Shasta sits right at the bottom of the mountain, surrounded by natural beauty. Mount Shasta is the second-highest volcano in the United States.
The Siskiyou Trail is a historic landmark. It’s a track of an ancient trade and travel route of Native American footpaths between California’s Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest.
Located midway between San Francisco and Portland, Mount Shasta is growing among visitors. Its popularity is increasing for those on a spiritual journey. Locals say the mountain is one of the spiritual destinations that can heal those who visit.