I have just returned from a wonderful few days staying with friends in Somerset. This trip included a day out to one of my favourite places – Glastonbury. For anyone who has been there they will understand my passion for it. It is incredibly spiritual, a place of celebration. The Tor is probably known as one of the most spiritual hills in the Country.
Before the Glastonbury Thorn (Hawthorn Tree) was thoughtlessly destroyed by vandals a few years ago, I would love walking up to the tree. People place ribbons with wishes or prayers. According to legend, Joseph of Arimathea visited Glastonbury with the Holy Grail and thrust his staff into Wearyall Hill, which then grew into the original thorn tree. Various cuttings have been taken from the original tree and sent all over the world and The Queen receives a cutting every Christmas. The views from the Thorn take in Somerset, Avonlea and Glastonbury, including the Tor.
The town is full of quirky shops, crystals, incense, ritual paraphernalia, pagan Gods, meditation tools and music. The most wonderful book shop, floor to ceiling shelves crammed with books with a massive old leather brown sofa on the upper floor right next to the window. Cafes serving wonderful home-made healthy foods made by a chef wearing a huge knitted hat!
The majority of the shoppers as you can imagine are all a little different! Hippy clothing, velvet cloaks, quirky hats. It is like being in Diagon Alley in Harry Potter! It is just wonderful, even if it’s not “your thing”, you cannot miss the relaxation and calmness of the place. It makes you laugh and it makes you think. It relaxes you as well as invigorates you. If you get a chance to go then do it!
Appreciate the love that is in abundance there.