I don’t know a lot about power spots but I do know that some places on this Earth feel special and more alive than others. Or perhaps it’s that I feel more alive in those places. One of those places is the grotto in Ballinspittle, South of Kinsale in County Cork. In the 1980s in Ireland, in the depths of economic depression, there was a craze of moving statues. The most famous of these was the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Ballinspittle.
Two years ago I realised my mother and I shared a compatible spiritual outlook. We were nearby and she suggested visiting the grotto on the way back to the flat. She said, regardless of what one thinks of the moving statue craze, the fact that thousands of people have been praying at this one place had changed it. She’s right: there’s a wonderful sense of the sacred there. It doesn’t matter what flavour of spiritual practice (including none) you adhere to. It’s a special place.
I wonder what other special places there are in the world, created by prayer. Have you been to one?