What makes a place sacred? What makes it holy? Is it a merger between mystical ley lines that come together at a specific location? Is it a geographic feature of the terrain? Could it be a look or feel to the land that touches the soul of the observer? Is it a human imprint upon the land that makes a place sacred or holy?
Yes, to all of the above. All of these criteria can make a place sacred or holy. In fact, there are two well-known holy places that come first to my mind. One is the holy city of Jerusalem, while the other is the ancient and mysterious site of Glastonbury in Britain. There are, of course, literally thousands of other sacred holy places, but these two places are the most important ones for me.
Can other places that are much smaller and not so well known (if known at all) still be considered sacred? Yes, I believe so. In fact, there are hidden places like our own gardens or backyards which may not have all, or even any, of the usual requirements shared by many of the well-known sacred places. Though these small plots of land would likely go unnoticed by a passing spiritual pilgrim, they are our very own sacred and holy places, because we love them.
Though they may be tiny in size, these small parcels of earth have been given to us by the Creator to care for and watch over, to nurture, and to love. They are the sacred holy places of our heart.