It often boggles the mind of the average spiritual person to think how much has been lost over the past ten years. Shops have been closed, many people have moved on, but to the north, not too far, there remains a place that local spiritualists of all natures can go to get away.The problem, of course, is often getting there, but this humble little community continues to thrive in the Shaker Valley.
A Sacred Place is a small, forty acre farm and spiritual center off of 118 in Canaan, NH. The abbess, Shema, has had a hard road to walk since the passing of her husband a few years ago, but the support from the community around her and the love that has been expressed by those who gather yearly in the sheltered valley retreat for various events continues to gain the respect and admiration of the community. A Sacred Place is not just Shema’s dream, but one shared by all who travel the journey in hopes of finding a place of peace in these troubled times or solace among like-minds when things are going poorly.
A Sacred Place was created with the hopes that it can achieve a hard-fought goal of becoming a recognized church and provide a solid foundation for those who feel the need to travel there. Soon to reach that goal, the board members of A.S.P. strive to continue the work begun five years ago by a couple with a dream. The very roof beam of the house is a testament to those who came together over the course of one summer to build a house that would be the heart of A.S.P. It is the home of the Abbess and refuge for those who are heart-sore.
A working farm, A Sacred Place strives to educate others about the world all people live in, and how much community and working together can benefit everyone. Check out www.aspcanaan.org for more information about this very special place in the spiritual community.