Traveling isn’t just something that I love to do, it’s also for my mental health. I always come back different when I travel. It’s like a new sense of life and a better perception of the woman I am is gained. Along my travels, I have visited some countries where you can connect with a goddess. That connection can be reaching out to call her name while taking a deep breath with your eyes closed, visiting her actual shrine, or going on a tour and learning about her and her origins. Below is a combination of places I’ve visited and what has been highly recommended. Keep in mind that these places are recommendations as there are many places you can visit around the world to connect with the Goddesses.
Mexico: Isla Mujeres for Goddess Ix Chel
Ix Chel is the Mayan moon goddess of healing, life cycles, mother of Mayan deities. She is also known as Lady Rainbow. Isla Mujeres is an island off the coast of Mexico. There is a shrine on the island that is dedicated to Ix Chel. The island means women island. It’s a small island in which you can do what me and my bestie did and circle the island within an hour in a golf cart! You can stay on the island as there are hotels there.
Connecticut, United States for Kuan Yin
Kuan Yin is the Chinese goddess of compassion and fertility. She’s also known as “She who hears all prayers.” There are many places to visit Kuan Yin. The place I visited is called The Chuang Yen Monastery where this is a statue in a garden for Kuan Yin. Chuang Yen Monastery is a Buddhist temple situated on 225 acres in Kent, Putnam County, New York, in the United States. The temple is home to the largest indoor statue of a Buddha in the Western Hemisphere. The name “Chuang Yen” means “Majestically Adorned”
Iceland for Freyja
Freya is the Norse goddess of war, love, sex, and sensuality. Iceland is deep in Nordic folklore so when I went to Reykjavik I was excited to go on the Golden Circle Tour, you can learn more about my trip to Iceland here. We learned so much about Iceland and I felt like I was visiting one of the homes of Freyja. It’s just a different feeling when you visit a place that has history or dedicated to a particular goddess, the vibe is different.