Demi Lovato goes on a spirituality quest and gets baptized in Israel’s Jordan River: ‘I’ve never felt more renewed in my life’
Demi Lovato took a major step in her quest for spirituality and a heightened sense of connection to her family heritage.
The pop star – who suffered a near-fatal drug overdose in July of 2018 – recently took a trip to Israel and was ‘baptized in the Jordan River.’
‘There is something absolutely magical about Israel. I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now,’ the 26-year-old wrote in the caption of four photos taken during her experience that she shared on Instagram.
Spiritual quest: Demi Lovato revealed in a series of Instagram photos that she got baptized in the Jordan River when she recently visited Israel
In the first picture from her pilgrimage, Lovato is seen getting a hug moments after she was dipped into the holy waters, with a big smile of contentment on her face.
She’s wearing a white baptismal robe that must be worn for all baptisms in the Jordan River.
It is a common practice for pilgrims to come from all over the world, like Lovato, and visit Israel to get baptized in the Jordan River.
Her family heritage: The singer, 26, said she was raised Christian and has Jewish ancestors
‘I was raised Christian and have Jewish ancestors,’ the Get Back singer wrote.
‘When I was offered an amazing opportunity to visit the places I’d read about in the Bible growing up, I said yes.’
The New Mexico native went on to talk about how important it was for her to be baptized in the same place Jesus Of Nazareth was baptized, adding that she’s ‘never felt more renewed in my life.’
Pilgrimage: The Get Back singer also touched the Western Wall in the Old City Of Jersalem, which is considered the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray
Lovato also shared a few other photos of her in the Old City Of Jerusalem, including one where she touched the Western Wall. Made of ancient limestone, it has also been called the Wailing Wall due to the practice of Jews weeping at the site over the destruction of the Temples.
The Western Wall is considered the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray, though the holiest site in the Jewish faith lies behind it.
‘This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul,’ Lovato concluded in the caption.
‘I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel.’
Peace of mind: ‘I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart,’ Lovato said of her trip to Israel