For me, Sedona, Arizona is one of the most beautiful, sacred places on the planet. I visited for my third time this fall with a group of women for our annual retreat. We stayed at a resort called “Enchantment”, artfully crafted into the red rock of Boynton Canyon. The red rock cliffs and canyons are said to house some of the most powerful energy vortexes in the world as well as sacred burial grounds for Native Americans. Whether you believe the energy vortexes exist or not, visiting Sedona helps you to see things differently from the many amazing vistas and perspectives that are unique to this desert locale.
Daily hikes, meditation, Reiki and massage treatments, visits to town for Tarot Card readings, art gallery hopping and evening dinners under the desert stars were all part of our amazing adventure. Three take aways that I would like to share with you are:
- A quote by Mahatma Gandhi that I saw on the front of a T shirt in a souvenir shop. I didn’t need to buy it to bring it home with me: “The way to find your self is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
- A book called A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids by Margo Datz. The book is beautifully illustrated and comes with pearls of advice for landlocked mermaids. A must have for women of every age. The funny thing is the book was introduced to us by a man.
- My own thoughts as I looked out over the vast expanse of red rock………a feeling of being connected to everything….gratitude for family, friends and good health, and a sense that for just this moment, all is well in the world.