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 Post subject: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:33 pm 
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I would like to hear your comments on this :

Whnever I go to the Kruger , it seems like there is no worry in the world , you have so much more energy , your mind is clear , and decision making becomes so easy

You tend to be calm , relaxed and not moody

I have been to other game and national parks and dont get the same feeling

I do believe that kruger is a piece of paradise :o


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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:49 pm 
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I agree 100%
There's nowhere like it and day by day as you're there, time slows down, relaxation rules and the place just bring you happiness!! :P

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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:43 am 
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A warm welcome to you, Shabu :D what a special thread.

I often stop in Kruger, anywhere and allow myself to be filled with something I can only call, "Presence".

Recently, a friend was in pain and needed comfort. I was far away and promised to go to our local church to light a candle. Later I sat in the empty church, just allowing my mind to still.

It was then that I had an overwhelming sense of being in Kruger. Indeed, it was an experience of "Presence".

It is an awareness, an understanding, an experience of just "being", in the gaze of One who cares.

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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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Meandering Mouse wrote:
It is an awareness, an understanding, an experience of just "being", in the gaze of One who cares.


That is exactly what it is MM.... no better words to describe it. A knowing of how things are meant to be. How the world should be.

Most people go into a totally different mode while in the park. I love the place, I love being there.... I wish we could all start our day there.... a pop-in at the Kruger instead of a cup of coffee... the world might just be a better place. :wink:

Yes Shabu, There is something spiritual about Kruger :D

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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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For me there is no other spiritual place except Kruger. Yes you feel it when entering and the peace stays with you your whole stay.

I tell people that my soul lives in Kruger and every visit I reconnect with it and feel renewed and blessed.
I can talk to God in Kruger, and this does'nt happen anywhere else.

I believe its the animals and their purity of spirit, no greed for anything, just a will to survive and be.

A very personal opinion.

A wonderful thread. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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I regularly need to take refuge from this hamster wheel , this dull fishbowl existence and clockwork way of modern life many of us are locked into , the KNP is the closest refuge where I can find sufficient space and silence and an unrestricted view of the world as it is meant to be .

It is my church , the less human influence the more spiritual my experience .

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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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I so agree with you all esp bornfree. It is the amazing transformation coming over me when I enter the gates to Kruger. So hard to describe, but just that wonderful peace and being totally with nature, and feeling that all the problems in the world have gone away.

I am fortunate to live in a beautiful coastal town in the Eastern Cape. There are many reserves and game on our doorstop. However NOTHING beats Kruger. I experience nearly the same when taking lovely quiet walks on our beaches here. Am so in touch with God, nature and the whole creation.

Two more months and then I will be in Kruger again. Cannot wait


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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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I couldn't agree more with all the above comments.
There are some who don't feel or understand those sentiments and I think they are are poorer for it.

Warm welcome Shabu and thanks for a wonderful post. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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Shabu is absolutely right. I have visited most of our National Parks but there is no other place on this planet that has the same effect on my personal well being. It is a natural alternative, better than Prozac, Valium and other artificial stuff.

To illustrate the effect that Kruger has on people, I have to tell the following. About 15 years ago we started to invite the senior Magistrates in our area to go with us on an trip to a reserve in the Timbavati area, which shares a border with Kruger. When we organized the first trip, we battled to get enough people to fill the Kombi, but after the second trip, they started to fight amongst each other as to who should go on the next trip and who not. Now these Magistrates were supposed to be responsible grown-ups but the fighting got so worse that they didn't speak to each other for months. At least two of them bought themselves caravans and visit Kruger at least twice a year.

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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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I agree with everyone - once we drive through the main gate into the kruger park I find peace and quiet and I feel rejuvinated :D I don't think I have the right words... If I could, I'd stay in the kruger park :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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Gemma T wrote:
There's nowhere like it and day by day as you're there, time slows down, relaxation rules and the place just bring you happiness!! :P


Sorry to disagree Gemma, there are a lot of places like it for that.
Kgalagadi, Etosha, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon to start with.

What is spiritual to me is that these places are largely untainted by man and are almost still as God intended them, so we relax and have time to feel His presence.

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 Post subject: Re: There is something spiritual about Kruger Park
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Beautiful topic Shabu,
God is beautiful and so is Kruger. I can feel so close to God when i m there. I get completely rejenuvated and charged at the end of my trip. I could say that there is something theraputic about that place which works as an antidepressant for me. wish i could go to Kruger more often.


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For me Kruger is the ONLY place, I do not get the same sprirtual feeling of well-being in any other park.

As RosemaryH said, this is how the world should be. This is why we Mites are always in a state of longing for Kruger - we long for that "Presence", that feeling of complete peace and coming home. For me, Kruger is my picture of paradise. :pray:

There is really something spiritual about Kruger.

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To add something more, and I here I would like the assistance of Ndloti or any other mite that have a copy of the book "Neem uit die Verlede" (Mine has been hijacked by my sister and exported to New Zealand when she and her husband emigrated to Kiwi land)

If I remember correctly, there is a chapter about all the pioneer rangers like Wolhuter, Kirkman, Trollip etc. I remember reading about their ages when they died. Most of them, with exceptions here and there, died when they were deep into their 80's. They worked hard physically but worked in paradise. They didn't wake up just to hear the Sparrows coughing from all the smoke, that we hear in our cities. They did not care about time, dates and deadlines. They did not have to battle through traffic, dodge taxis, attend meetings, worry about electricity outages and all the stress and frustrations of modern life.

So yes....there is something spiritual about Kruger.

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Rooies , I will do .

I urge everyone who can read Afrikaans to acquire this book . It is a "bible" , it will transport you into the past , when the KNP was a largely unspoiled Cinderella , like it should still be ...

I read about a translated version , read here ...

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