TGIF! One of the most enjoyable things to do with your significant other or friends, in my opinion, is to travel. Experiencing new things and places with your loved ones creates lasting memories and deepens bonds. There are many spiritual locations located all throughout the world for lovers and friends alike. Each week, I will introduce a spiritual destination that would make a perfect romantic getaway or a fun trip with your girl or guy friends.
This week’s featured travel destination is Mount Shasta, California.
Located in beautiful Northern California, Mount Shasta provides spiritual enrichment as well as beautiful scenery and outdoor adventure to enjoy with your lover or friend. The city even claims to be the place where “heaven and earth meet“.
- Healing and Transcendence
Mount Shasta is a sacred mountain range. Native American tribes believed the mountain to be the “sacred center of the universe”, and some even believed it to be the “home of the creator.” The legend of Telos believes there to be a crystal city located inside of the mountain, populated by higher dimensional beings know as Lemurians. The city is known as a spiritual energy vortex, as was Sedona. Shasta Vortex Adventure Tours provide guidance through the epic mountain. During such tours, you will visit sacred sites and partake in meditation treks. The ultimate goal of these tours is to “refresh the body, inspire the mind, and rekindle the spirit.” They promise to help you to “connect with the energy of the mountain, the healing power of nature and with your self.”
- Peace and Purpose
Mount Shasta also offers spiritual retreats. The goal is to help you find “connection, peace, and purpose.” Private couples retreats are also offered year round. However, one should note that the busiest time of the year is May-October, so if you are looking to miss the crowds, then you might consider making plans aside from those dates.
Depending on whether you want to be immersed in nature or a more settle approach, Mount Shasta offers both luxury resort retreats as well as wilderness camping. Hiking and skiing down the immense mountain are very fun and popular activities as well. Lake Siskiyou is a great place to fish, boat, swim, or just relax. The city provides much recreational activity, so this a wonderful place for those that are a more active couple or individual.
Mount Shasta, the mountain and the city, has a lot to offer for a spiritual getaway. It is not one of the more publicized spiritual locations, but more or more visitors are discovering its charm every year.