Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

I love to travel. I like having new experiences, learning about new places, and immersing myself in different cultures. In the United States, you can go from one state to another and have a vastly different cultural experience so I am fairly easy to please! Still, there are some places that I have visited that have had incredible energy to them and I would like to take a moment and share some of them with you.

Sedona, Arizona is a place of unearthly beauty and energy. You might have heard of it due to some of the popular vortexes that exist there. In fact, many people make visits there every year to experience some of the unique energies that these vortexes produce. So what are the vortexes and what do they do?

By definition, a vortex is something that was created by the spiraling sensation of either liquid or air around a central point. (Think of a tornado, more or less.) However, in Sedona things work a little differently because instead of air or liquid circling around, the vortexes are made from spiritual energy. In Sedona, these unique places have been used as great locations for meditating, praying, and even healing. You don’t have to be Wiccan, or even practice a particular religion at all, to be able to gain benefits from them.

The vortex sites are thought to be areas that have flows of energy that exist on several different dimensions. The energy that is created from the vortex works with your own inner energy in order to facilitate a spiritual experience.

Although it’s a popular spot for tourists and those seeking spiritual experiences today, the area was used by Native Americans as far back as 4000 BC. In fact, you can even see evidence of cliff dwellings when you take some of the hikes around the gorgeous trails. Even if you don’t feel a lot from the vortexes, the stunning views, the ancient pictographs, and the peaceful atmosphere can be balm to a troubled soul.

Sedona got some popularity in 1987 when a Harmonic Convergence occurred. During this time, the Earth was supposed to begin falling out of its time beam and a risk of it simply spinning off into space was presented. The idea was that humans were to use their psychic powers in order to get it back on track. A lot of people thought that if a great number of people got together at sacred spots and devoted their energy to the earth then it would make things right.

I guess we will never really know if this worked, but so far we are pretty sure that the Earth is still in rotation.

My own personal experience with the vortexes is varied. The first one I visited left me a little underwhelmed. I think I may have been simply expecting too much. I was very ill prepared, too. The trail had been marked as being two miles long. While I brought along some water and snacks, I didn’t bring along much since it was supposed to be such a short hike. However, once I got started I realized that the trail was much longer than 2 miles. It was very, very hot that day and I ran out of water before I got there. Once I did, there were others about and it was a little noisy. I must admit, I didn’t feel much other than being tired and hot.

The next day, though, I tried visiting another vortex. This time, I left with plenty of water and snacks and set out early in the morning. When I arrived, I was the only person there and I wasn’t as tired as I had been the day before. I spread out my blanket, sat down, and began to meditate. Soon, all other sounds began to fade out. It was an incredibly moving and calming experience and I could actually feel the energy spreading through my fingers and throughout my body. I stayed in this position for nearly an hour, soaking everything in. Although I was aware of everything around me, I was still very focused on my own inner energy.

I barely remember the hike back to the car. Even though it was hot and I was tired, I felt revitalized and energetic.

I must also say that the scenery itself was enough to invigorate me. The red rocks and the bright blue sky were simply amazing and my jaunt into Oak Creek Canyon was incredible. It’s hard to imagine that you can go from virtual desert to lush canyon filled with trees, waterfalls, and vegetation in simply a matter of minutes.

If you manage to find yourself in the area, I would definitely recommend a visit to Sedona. There is something magical about the location and I think that you will find that it calls to your inner self. Just remember to pack plenty of water and to leave yourself a lot of time to enjoy the spot when you reach it.

I wish you safe and happy travels.

Brightest Blessings,

Rose Ariadne
Your Warm and Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”

Posted by Rose Comments 3



    March 25th, 2011 | #
  2. Linda says

    Google search: The Sedona Method. I am fairly new to the practice, but I’m thinking this is the place where it started.

    March 27th, 2011 | #
  3. Marie-Christine says

    You never stop to amaze me, I’ve learn something new today, because of you, I had never knew about such vortex, you just tickle me on this one, hum, I’ll wish one day to be able to do such a trip and have this experience on my own also. Thank you for sharing this with us dear Rose.
    Brightest Blessings

    March 28th, 2011 | #

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