Starting as a communal, ritualistic burial place of honour, Stonehenge became a place of very great importance in Britain, a gathering point for thousands every year at the time of the winter solstice when Britons from the furthest reached of the land made their pilgrimage to celebrate together. They came from far and wide to build the monument too, joining together in an act of dedication and spiritual joy that was a shared and treasured event to create the largest spiritual church in Europe. Imagine what it was like, the shared determination and commitment, the celebrations involving a large part of the British population, and the pagan worship that must, in those numbers, have been magical and sublime. I am sure you were there.
It is strange to think that, after Stonehenge was completed, it was only a few hundred years before it faded as a spiritual centre to be left, eventually, forlorn and stripped of standing stones and reverence. It happened elsewhere too as other temples fell into neglect at the same time as man turned outwards as opposed to inwards, forgetting his place and purpose as God's representative on Earth and his planetary responsibilities of stewardship and honouring.
It was our choice to abandon the old ways and to begin the path to separation, and it was not wrong, for it was our time to learn about being human without the conscious integrated presence of Spirit. God was there always and if we had asked, would have poured Love and Light upon us, as God always has done, but we chose then, perfectly, to do it otherwise. It has taken time to learn that duality does not suit nor serve, and that community is at the heart of being human.
Stonehenge has slept for thousands of years, waiting for this time. It will thrive again albeit in a different way and perhaps non-physically, but the Temple of Light that it was and is will shine again, like a beacon drawing humanity to it from all quarters. It would like you there, again, but makes no demands, as always.
Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of “Spiritual Wisdom”.