"Once a year,
go some place you have
never been before."
Churning is a constant movement, where the real self is struggling to establish itself as an ideal. The churning will stop only when the 'self' completely releases from the sideways movement, and rises above the downward pull.
The idea behind 'Sacred Spaces' is: to seclude our 'self' to peel the colourings that stain our vision just as a snake shreds its skin. The seclusion is necessary to keep the perceptions to stay above the churning.
For achieving this, 'thīrta', meaning fords, are chosen to connect with elements of Nature to rejuvenate our body, renew our senses and refresh our perceptions. The five fords chosen are ecosystems mirroring the stillness of a lake, movement of a river, restraint of a mountain, pathways of a forest and consistence of the sky.
Practice the knowledge, and wish to experience the self!
STILLNESS OF A LAKE
MOVEMENT OF A RIVER
RESTRAINT OF A MOUNTAIN
PATHWAYS OF A FOREST
MIRRORING OF THE SKY