Ayer’s Rock (Uluru) is a magical place. There is something very spiritual about the ‘Red Centre’ which is not surprising as it is sacred to indigenous Australians and is believed to have started forming around 550 million years ago. It is also said to be the third chakra of Mother Earth.
It is no wonder that my soul took me there during the time I needed it the most – while grieving for a devastating relationship breakup.
The breakup was hard, very very hard. It felt like the person I was closest to had died. I was in deep mourning. I had 8 years of memories haunting me every second of the day. It was a very tough time in my life.
I don’t remember whether I booked this trip before or after the breakup. It didn’t matter. I believe everything happens for a reason. It was the place I was meant to be at that point in my life to start the healing process. It certainly felt like a place of healing.
I went on the trip with my good mate who shares my passion for travel and adventure. We absolutely loved it there despite me feeling like a zombie inside. You know what it’s like when you are miserable inside, no matter where you go, you can’t shake off that terrible feeling. Nevertheless, I made a point to make most of the trip. And we did exactly that.
The amazing highlights I remember were:
- Watching sunrise over the national park – a spectacular natural scenery.
- Tasty dinner under the stars in the middle of desert (with local produce)
- Watching sunset over Ayers Rock (brilliant experience)
- Hike in the National Park with spectacular views of red rocks.
Recently, my friend and I talked about our desire to go back there. I think at this point in our lives, we are being called back there, perhaps as part of our spiritual journey.
Luke, my husband (who has never been there) is also keen to 4WD there so it will be a different type of holiday with camping etc as apposed to organised tours. I look forward to the 4WDing and hiking adventures but more importantly, I am looking forward to returning to the surreal place and experiencing that peacefulness of the sacred land again.
What place/s have you visited that felt spiritual and peaceful?