Getting Mystical in Sedona
I recently returned from my first trip ever to Sedona, AZ, when I decided Sedona might be the best place on the planet. I was there in early June to assist a Level 1 Baptiste teacher training, held for the first time at Sedona Mago Retreat. The retreat center itself is a vortex site, and before I got there, I was obsessed with learning more about energy vortexes. Sedona is home to several vortexes, which are reported to magnify energy and emotion and make it a lot easier to quiet mind chatter. One friend said she sat down to meditate at a vortex site and opened her eyes four hours later.
I’m not terribly mystical, and I usually temper my slight woo-woo tendencies around non-yoga peeps. Yoga teachers nod their heads vigorously when the topic is energy; most other people’s eyes glaze over. But in Sedona, my woo-woo side showed up with a vengeance. From the first day I arrived, I could feel energy vibrating in my fingers. It wasn’t long before a few of us on the assisting team were swooning over stones and crystals and ruminating about our chakras. (Sedona and its rusty red rocks are all about the second chakra, in case you were wondering.) Tai chi and energy meditations deepened our love of the place. I was even-keeled, happy and GOOD. It was double, even triple, rainbows.
I have been longing for the magic of Sedona ever since I came home. On top of the incredible energy, the place is epic and lovely. Go. As soon as you can.