This post first appeared in 2014. However, since I’m leading a pilgrimage to Iona next March (only 3 SPOTS LEFT!) and we’ve been dipping our toes into Celtic Spirituality, I thought it would be the perfect time to explore thin places again. After all, thin places don’t always have to be special places—we can experience moments when the veil between heaven and earth seems thin each and every day.
Have you ever heard someone talk about a thin place?
Perhaps they were recounting inspirational sites visited on a recent pilgrimage or sharing about how journeying out into creation always draws them closer to the Divine. They might not have even been talking about a place at all, but instead a Sacred moment spurred on by a spiritual practice or a deep conversation that pierces the soul.
Whatever the circumstance, which can be as unique as one person is to another, one thing is common: a thin place is a term used for millennia to describe a place in time where the space between heaven and earth grows thin and the Sacred and the secular seem to meet.