“Shared territory is holy ground; holy ground is shared territory”
In Celtic tradition sacred sites are called thin places: thin because these are the places where the boundary between Heaven and Earth dissipates and the holy breaks through, perhaps as slivers of sun as clouds part after the rain.
Thin places are all around us. If, on a quiet morning or a still evening, you walk slowly with open awareness you might feel some of them.
For example: feel the thin place in Crab Park — on the hill overlooking the harbor — for generations the Musqueam and Squamish knew it as Kumkumalay, “the place of big maple trees.”