Archive for Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sedona and its vortexes

September 2, 2010

As of Monday, Aug. 30, Ada and I are still on vacation. This time in Sedona, Ariz., and it has the most beautiful redrocks, blue sky and fleecy white clouds. Sedona has a population of 20,000 but the visitors number four million a year. That is so easy to understand because of all the things here to draw folks back again and again.

So many people we have talked to say they came for a visit and ended up moving here. My main interests are the many lovely art galleries. I enjoy talking to the artists and sharing ideas with them.

Another drawing card is the Vortexes. There are four in Sedona and a multitude of folks visiting from all over the world come for that reason alone. They experience an energy that is exciting and growth inspiring. A Vortex is a funnel shape created by a whirling fluid motion of spiraling energy. Familiar examples of these shaped could be whirlwinds, tornadoes and water going down a drain. It can be made up of anything that flows, such as wind, water or electricity. The vortexes in Sedona have a strange magnetism and the area is considered spiritual.

Some visitors claim to let the energy flow into them and through them and that it is almost overwhelming. I personally have not had this sensation but the whole area is uplifting.

One strange thing is that the Juniper trees that grow nearby often have severely twisted trunks and branches, an effect attributed to the vortex energy.

I have read that the red rocks are caused by millions of years of layerin gsandstone and limestone that were left in the area by a receding ocean. Iron oxide eventually covered the grains of sandstone, and in natural process rust formed. The stunningly beautiful red rocks of Sedona are the result of this process.

We will be home in another week after visiting cousins in Sun City. It has been a wonderful trip but it will be good to be back home and in “the real world.”

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