Shapeshifting into the Land: The Sacredness of Place

The Sacred Wild

My partner and I have always had a close connection to Mother Earth.  So when we had the opportunity, the two of us plus our rescue felines moved to 18 acres on top of what is left of the Uwharrie Mountains in North Carolina, USA. The mountains are millions of years old, so old in fact they have been worn down due to erosion and other environmental factors. These mountains were the ancestral lands of the indigenous Uwharrie Nation and also saw much death and destruction during the American Civil War.  Over time the land was not just neglected environmentally, but also spiritually. It needed clearing on many levels and also needed to be reminded it was a good and beautiful place where life could still thrive… botanical, animal and human.

While the drive was beautiful, when you got back to the house – set 1/3 of a mile up…

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