Send Steve Where?: Origin New Mexico a hub for spiritual journeys
July 06, 2017 10:24 PM
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TAOS COUNTY, N.M. -- Just west of Ojo Caliente, visitors can find an oasis in the high desert.
Welcome to Origin New Mexico.
"We hold this space here for anybody to come here and enjoy the beautiful environs. We have 147 acres, beautiful, very sacred primordial land," said Jill Marie Inanna, who opened Origin after her own spiritual journey. "I hope to have this place be a grounding point or a centering point for people, a place where they can really kind of disconnect and reconnect to their truer selves, their higher selves."
One of the avenues for self-discovery is an unexpected refuge hidden in the heart of the mountains. Origin's cave sanctuary was created not by nature but by hand, specifically by the skilled hands of Ra Paulette.
"He has really, really truly desired to create a space that touches, according to him, a place of deep emotionality," Inanna said.
Paulette has hand-carved more than a dozen caves in the mountains of New Mexico. The one at Origin is a place of self-discovery.
"I love using that cave sanctuary for its intended purpose of transformation," Inanna said. "I do ceremonies, meditations, guided meditations, journaling and very deep inner work up there as well."
Getting to the sanctuary -- a place to experience a moment of meditation -- takes a hike. Once inside, Inanna played crystal bowls as a form of sound healing. The tones filled the air as we soaked in the natural beauty of this New Mexico treasure.
"When we're in that space, if we're quiet enough, we know the true deep, deep nature of ourselves and of Mother Earth," Inanna said.
Inanna hopes others will travel to origin to experience the cave sanctuary for themselves.
"I see Origin as a beautiful hub for so many people on explorations and they don't have to be spiritual seekers," she said. "They can just be people wanting to enjoy the beauty of the land."
Updated: July 06, 2017 10:24 PM
Created: July 06, 2017 08:26 PM
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