Kondalilla pocket is a tiny section of Kondalilla National Park in southeast Queensland.
While Vita regards national parks as sacred places, there are often locations within them that stand out, and deserve an extra level of attention.
Kondalilla Pocket is located within a rain forest, and here the air is still and cool. It is dimly lit, beneath the trees, punctuated by narrow spears of sunlight that break through chinks in the the canopy.
The Kondalilla Pocket sacred space is about a hectare in size, and features a stretch of concrete path that curves 180 degrees. At one end of this stretch of path is a bench seat, and at the other is a concrete bridge that leads to a flight of stairs. The Kondalilla Pocket lies between the bench and the stairs.
The bridge spans a rocky creek that is punctuated with a scattering of little waterfalls that contribute to a pool about ten meters in diameter.
In the Kondalilla Pocket, the air is still beneath the canopy. It is quiet here, except for the sound of moving water that reflects off exposed rocks and is muffled by the abundant vegetation.
The moving water is a constant companion, a multi-frequency white-noise, punctuated by the back and forth communication of frogs. A half dozen calling frogs inhabit this place, hiding in moist cracks between the boulders, their trill ringing out to prospective mates.
Kondalilla Pocket is also periodically inhabited by transient human beings who traverse the track en-route to the main feature of the park, the large waterfalls.
These are people from many cultures, and from all over the world, so humanity can be see in all her diversity.
If one were to visit the Kondalilla Pocket, one should do so barefoot, and wearing clothing that contained no synthetic fiber.
Honor the people who built the path, and if departing it, remember that every footfall materially impacts something alive.
A Vitan Ritual might be to use a metallic container, or just one's cupped hands to move water from one side of the bridge to the other.
A Vitan Minister visited the Kondalilla Pocket and tagged it with the Ecociv symbol, thereby identifying it as a Vitan Sacred Space.