Where do you go for some reflection?
Where do you go when you need some time to just be? I’m so lucky to live in the countryside where I can take walks with my dog, and be mindful. I have a garden to sit in, and a yoga mat to become present on. Sometimes though I need a change of scene, and recently I had an unexpected extra day off. I just knew that a trip to Glastonbury was on the cards.
Not just my usual trip to pick up some supplies from a few of my favourite shops, but a visit to The Chalice Well. I’ve lived in Somerset all my life and I have never been to this amazing place. I don’t know what made me decide to go, I just woke up and knew!
The Chalice Well and Gardens are a Living Sanctuary where you find your soul soothed and spirits lifted. It is one of the best known holy wells in the country, found in a vale between Chalice Hill and the Tor. You will find the entrance on a main road, but once you enter, it’s a different world. A complete feeling of calm. As I walked along the paths, there was a very slight breeze that moved the blossom in the trees. The first thing you hear is the cascading water moving through in to the Vesica Pool.
There we very few people there when I arrived, but it was a Monday morning. In fact, there were probably more gardeners quietly tidying the stunning borders, than there were visitors.
I found it!
I wandered up to the Well Head, and felt what everyone talks about. So peaceful. Hidden away at the top of the gardens in a space where you can sit and just listen. The cover features a wrought iron Vesica Piscis with a lance through the middle. An ancient symbol signifying a scared union of heaven and earth or spirit and matter.