Greetings from Sedona!
Big apologies for us being MIA yesterday.
I spent most of the day out on trails - to Coffeepot Rock and Airport Mesa where I either didn’t have any signal or I forgot my phone in the van. Duh! - And then coming back to a rather lousy signal once we returned back to our room.
While out and about the gang had grabbed a nutritious lunch at Local Juicery which has absolutely delish açaí bowls that I’ve become familiar with from enjoying while in traveling through Flagstaff (another of their locations).
We also climbed, visited and meditated at Airport Mesa where the 360 views are out of this world!
As for today we are on the hunt for yet another vortex. This time at Cathedral Rock.
Please enjoy the vlogs and pictures that sent my dear cousin and “partner in crime” Travelin’ Elisa has been such a huge help with posting for me.
The following pictures are from Teacup Trail to Coffeepot Trail in Sedona
Video of Tanya at Cathedral Rock - Getting ready to Meditate
Red Rock Crossing/Cathedral Rock Vortex
Video of Tanya at Red Rock Crossing/Cathedral Rock Vortex
Sedona Vegan Foodie Fun!
What is traveling about without a vegan foodie adventure as well! .... Tanya and gang made a stop at Local Juicery in Sedona, which also has another store in Flagstaff which Tanya has been too as well. They enjoyed yummy Açai Bowls and Avocado Toast during their day of Vortex visiting adventure! - E
Hey there and Happy Thursday!
Sorry we missed you yesterday - Tanya had bad wifi and I wanted to include her lovely photos in this blog. So, here we are back today with a recap of yesterday and a look at what's happening today!!
I finally had an opportunity to chat over the phone with Tanya yesterday morning. We hadn't talked at all (except for text) since she left for Sedona over the weekend.
Aside from catching up personally, we had a very interesting conversation about Sedona and one of things for which it is known.
Unbeknownst to me, Sedona is home to a number of areas classified as being a "Vortex." If you are like me, you may be wondering, what exactly is a vortex and what is its significance.
According to VisitSedona.com, "Sedona has long been regarded as a place both sacred and powerful. It is a cathedral without walls. It is Stonehenge not yet assembled. People travel from all across the globe to experience the mysterious cosmic forces that are said to emanate from the red rocks."
These areas of force or energy are known as vortexes or ‘vortices’ which is the rarely used correct grammatical term, are areas of concentrated energy rising from the earth that are believed to be spiritual locations where the energy is right to facilitate prayer, meditation, and healing.
"A Vortex is a place in nature where the earth is exceptionally alive with energy. The term Vortex in Sedona refers to a place where the earth energy swirls and draws to it’s center everything that surrounds it like a tornado. At these magical sites, trees often exhibit this swirling or twisting of their trunks due the powerful vortex energy at the core of a Sedona Vortex," as noted on A Guide to Sedona
As someone who considers herself to be quite spiritual, I was completely enlightened by my conversation with Tanya and her knowledge about Sedona's Vortex sites. It is also believed that these locations have energy flow that exists on multiple dimensions.
Today, Tanya and gang are headed out for a day at the vortexes, some meditation and some prayer. The four best-known Sedona vortex sites include Bell Rock (which Tanya visited on Monday), Cathedral Rock and Airport Mesa, (both of which she will be at today) and Boynton Canyon.
This map shows the location of all four vortexes, each of which, radiates its own particular energy. Some are thought to produce energy flowing upward while at others the energy spirals downward, entering the earth.
Tanya did express to me that she did feel a distinct energy while visiting Bell Rock the other day and was looking forward to having some additional spiritual experiences today as well.
It is estimated that over 4 million visitors a year come to Sedona to experience Sedona’s Vortexes, red rocks and spiritual energy.
In other news...
As for today, after a 3-mile walk, I actually got a jump on my Christmas shopping! With these kids getting older, they have less that they are asking for, but the items are getting more expensive!
Kelsey asked for a television for her room and so I was able to get in touch with my favorite salesman at home store chain, P.C. Richard & Son, here on Long Island and secure a fabulous deal on a 55" smart TV!!
Believe it or not, I'll be picking it up today and then arranging to have it installed and hung so she can enjoy it by the time Christmas is here!
Gianna has told me that she is preparing her Christmas list now, so I cannot wait to see what she will be asking Santa for this year!
Love you guys - back atcha tomorrow!