Start Seeing Spiritual Portals!

Presented By: Lelan Harris
  • Have you ever stepped between two boulders and felt a shiver of transition?
  • Have you ever walked into the midst of a triangle or circle or square of trees and felt a spiritual presence?
  • Have you ever experienced the wind speak?
  • Has your heart ever skipped a beat when a spirit animal appeared out of nowhere?
  • Has your body ever shivered in the presence of a sunrise or sunset?
  • Has your soul ever ignited at the precise moment of a solar or lunar eclipse?

For decades I have become increasingly sensitive to “thin places” in the veil that separates earth and heaven.  A thin place describes a moment in time and space when the sacred and the secular touch, when the existential distance between the physical and spiritual worlds suddenly but softly disappears.  We catch glimpses of the divine, discover the transcendent, meet the infinite, experience union, or immerse in oneness.


This is a free article by Lelan Harris about some of his experiences with spiritual "thin places" and "portals" during his backpacking “thru-hike” of the Border Route Trail in northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  More than a straightforward backpacking trip, it was a spiritual pilgrimage: part vision quest, part healing odyssey, part rite of passage, part culmination of a 14-year period in his spiritual formation journey.
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