The Hill of Tara (Irish: Cnoc na Teamhrach, Teamhair or Teamhair na Rí), located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments and, according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland. A new theory suggests Tara was the ancient capital of the lost kingdom of Atlantis. The mythical land of Atlantis was Ireland, according to a new book.
The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in gaeilge, was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland – 142 kings are said to have reigned there in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology. Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld. Saint Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans at its most powerful site.
As soon as we walked onto the Hill of Tara I could feel the powerful, vibrant and exciting energy. It was the first sacred site we'd visited other than castles, estates and gardens. I'm glad I wore my hunter boots as it can be a bit of a challenge making your way up and down the hills after it has rained. I give credit to the older people who came to the site and made the effort to get up the wet and steep hill to the Stone of Destiny.
Looking into the Mound of the Hostages to see the megalithic art was really amazing.
At the Stone of Destiny Elliott and I held hands while each placing a hand on the Stone and said a prayer in honor of the High Kings as well as a personal blessing for us.
It is said that there have been human and animal bones found here and that the site is believed to have been used for many sacrifices and rituals. There's nothing like walking ancestral ground and feeling the inspiring presence of previous pagans and their remarkable impact that the Earth so strongly holds and reflects to this day. I did see and feel the energy of intense group and ceremonial work. I decided to find a quiet spot away from the crowd and channel Queen Maeve.
QM: You often refer to the heart as the true throne. What is a king? More than a title, more than a chair. We all may be King or Queen of our own world and indeed if we claim this full inner power will surely fulfill our destiny. You stand on the seat of the High Kings and you see the truth: That nothing is ever truly gone. Time is ticking but energy remains, surpasses it. Destiny will claim its stars. Your responsibility, duty even, is to be brave enough to take what is yours. Do what you can, what you will, and as you do, time stands still. Time is mortal but what you create lives on. Will you leave a legacy? Will you touch your stone of destiny and sit on your rightful throne? For freedom bears the choice of home. Admire not us or what we have done, but ignite the flame of what you might become. - Sep. 12/16
This was the first of many messages about time that came through during our trip and the channelling I did. There was a very strong theme in all the messages, both in Ireland and Rome, about recognizing and accepting your mortality but also assuredness that life is eternal and goes beyond the flesh and bone. It was both humbling and inspiring to be reminded that life is temporary but that you are capable of creating something that can maintain itself through the ages, just as they have done.