Sedona

 Twisted Juniper by the Vortex's.  All the trees near a vortex tend to twist unnaturally

Twisted Juniper by the Vortex's.  All the trees near a vortex tend to twist unnaturally

  Chapel of the Holy Cross. Pretty spectacular. It is a replica of the top of the Empire State Building in New York

Chapel of the Holy Cross. Pretty spectacular. It is a replica of the top of the Empire State Building in New York

   An oasis in the middle of the desert. Oak Creek runs right in the middle of the red rocks, creating a lush green spot " Verde Valley". It is great for fishing, kayaking,  or sliding at Slide Rock Park  .

An oasis in the middle of the desert. Oak Creek runs right in the middle of the red rocks, creating a lush green spot " Verde Valley". It is great for fishing, kayaking,  or sliding at Slide Rock Park.

Sedona Arizona. What can I say. The mecca of all that is light and healing. Once a year I trek there to drink the mountain spring, meditate on a vortex, and people watch the "airy fairies".

   Bell Rock, lovely hike. I passed several people meditating and doing yoga on different levels up. Bring good shoes and water.

Bell Rock, lovely hike. I passed several people meditating and doing yoga on different levels up. Bring good shoes and water.

When you arrive you are immediately taken in by the beauty of the place. It seems almost unreal. The red rocks jutting out of the ground, and the green lush valley that seems implausible in a desert.  Take a deep breath, smell the sweetness of the air. Yes, this is real, yes you are here.

Sedona is a little town with a big spirit.  This town is a New Age paradise.  For one, there are several reported natural energy vortexes, you can hike to .  People report feeling different things when in proximity. Reported to have healing powers, people flock to experience it themselves.  Some people feel light headed, some feel happy, some feel nothing. I once heard that they generally help personify who you really are. I tend to agree with that.

If vortices are not enough, go to one of the many places and get a special service, unique to this area. You can get your chakra aligned as easily as you can get a haircut. You can have a photo of your aura, take a helicopter ride, get your tarot read, visit ancient ruins and even go on a night trip in search of aliens, equipped with night vision goggles. The choices are endless, as the vast beauty around you.

Soak up the vibe,  get a past life reading, or take a quick trip to the local ghost town Jerome for some shopping.  Whatever you are looking for, I am pretty sure this little town offers it all. I hope to see you there.

Montezuma Castle. five-story cliff dwelling built by the Sinagua Indians around the 14th century.