Places of Power
There are special places on our planet, places of power, healing and renewal; places where the mind-body connection is enhanced and that enable us to get back in touch with our deepest innermost feelings.
We need to preserve these sacred locations for ourselves, for the species of plants and animals that coexist in harmony there, and for the future generations of humankind that will need to be refreshed, renewed and healed by them.
- Rama/Frederick Lenz
There are many wonderful places that are easily accessible from the Central Valley. Swimming, walking, hiking and especially meditating at a place of power will help elevate our level of attention, empower us, cleanse our aura, and give us an appreciation for the planet that we all live on and share. It is important to approach these sacred places with respect and to keep our mind in a calm and meditative state.
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Mt. Pinos is considered a sacred mountain by the Chumash Indians. Mt. Pinos rises over 8,000 feet above the floor of the Central Valley. There is a beautiful hike from the parking lot to the summit. The hike lasts about an hour (one way) and goes through a forest with spectacular views of the Central and other valleys. Bring your own water. Take the Frazier Park exit off of I-5. Go about 7 miles and make a left at the Y intersection. If you get to Pine Mountain Club, turn around and make a right at the Y intersection. Go another 20 minutes up the mountain to the large parking lot near the summit.
Sequoia National Park
There are many easy trails that wind through the Giant Forest where spectacular Redwood trees live. The Giant Forest is about 2 1/2 hours from Bakersfield. Bring your camera! These trees can live for over 1,000 years. Stay in Three Rivers for easy access to the park. Take the 99 N for about 70 miles and then take the 198 East at Visalia/Sequoia National Park. Directions.
Spending time at the beach, especially when it is not crowded, is beneficial for those who live in cities. Cambria and Moonstone Beach are wonderful places for a quick, rejuvenating weekend. Scuba diving is an amazing experience for those who meditate.