Sedona, Arizona has long been viewed as a place both sacred and powerful. Sedona is a small and exceptional community located in Northern Arizona. With the vast and bustling metro Phoenix area to the South and the active college town of Flagstaff to the North, Sedona stands alone as its own unique and powerful destination. The town of Sedona is surrounded by crimson pillars of iron-oxide sandstone formations. These formations stand strong in the Sedona skyline, demanding your gaze and constant wonder. The Sedona red rocks are filled with layers of brilliant quartz crystals. These crystalline structures have been said to amplify a Universal energetic force. Some believe that when you come to Sedona, whatever you have buried emotionally or energetically will be set in motion, and any thoughts that you may have, manifest themselves. This is a primary reason why so many people visit Sedona. It is a spiritual center that people come from all over the world to experience.
Sedona is surrounded by ancient healing areas known as Vortexes. Vortexes are thought to be energetic centers of swirling energy that embody certain healing attributes. Historic relics and archives confirm Sedona, Arizona has always been a sacred place to certain Native American tribes as they considered the area to be the origin of their spirituality. These Native American tribes blessed the area for special spiritual ceremonies as they experienced great “Spirit” energies. Buried beneath the red rocks of Sedona, the earth radiates a sacred high vibrational energy into the ethers.
This vibrational energy is profound, deeply moving, inspiring, and shifting. Sedona vortex energy amplifies everything it encounters, which means that everything a person may be feeling can be magnified (which can be enormously powerful for active manifestation practices). The stagnant energy that one may suppress may be uprooted, untangled, and released. This can be a powerful healing method when combined with pure intention, love, and a willingness to grow. These vortexes are enhanced energy locations that facilitate prayer, healing, meditation, and exploring relationship with the divine. This is indeed the reason why so many people are drawn to Sedona, and no matter how deep your spiritual practice, you will feel the magic and mysticism that is Sedona.
The locals in Sedona describe the vibrating vortex energy as the “Spirit of Sedona”. It has a robust, creative, motivating, inspiring, and feminine presence. The vortexes are described as the crossing points between energy fields in the earth’s grid system. This crossing point is believed to be the intersection between our natural world and the celestial healing realm. Divine vortexes are said to assist in aligning spiritual properties, bringing together our spiritual makeup to create balance and harmony in the body, mind, and spirit.
7 Sedona Vortexes
Sedona, Arizona has seven main energy vortex centers, where the subtle energy that occurs at these Vortex sites interacts with the same subtle energy that belongs to each person visiting. The energy vibrates within the person and emphasizes the persons’ inner peace and deepens their inner “knowing”. This is part of what makes Sedona such an amazing place to experience and retreat.
Cathedral Rock Sedona Vortex
The Cathedral Rock Vortex of Sedona is one of the most popular and scenic places in Sedona. However, challenging as the hike may be, the area is known for its soft yet powerful energy, encouraging a person to “slow down” and to be introspective. It is common to see weddings taking place here year-round, as it is a spectacular place to unite male and female energies. Cathedral Rock Sedona Vortex is a feminine energy that nurtures a “letting go” experience, generating immense masses of energy. The vortex energy holistically cleanses a person, assisting in holistic balance. Cathedral Rock is the deepest magnetic vortex in all of Sedona, Arizona. It is recommended to find a quiet area, and sit down on the Earth, and connect with your innate profound wisdom that each person carries deep within them. Meditating at Cathedral Rock Vortex may soften your energy, create inner peace, and open up your ability to speak your truth and connect with your more nurturing feminine side.
Airport Mesa Sedona Vortex
The Airport Mesa Sedona Vortex is an extremely popular vortex site and trail. It is centrally located in Sedona. You can easily drive to the site and have a lovely lunch with a stop at the scenic overlook. We recommend, however, to park halfway up the Airport Mesa, to the left, and get out for a jaw-dropping loop hike. There are 360-degree views as you hike this scenic three-mile loop. In every direction, you can see well known Sedona landmarks such as Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Cathedral Rock, and Thunder Mountain. The Airport Mesa Vortex energy is masculine and powerful. The energy is strong, demanding, and penetrating. This masculine energy assists a person with building confidence, taking charge, and gives one that final push that may be needed to achieve true change. It is difficult to keep things “in the dark” at Airport Mesa Vortex, as the energy forces out the old, and breaks apart emotional walls. This is a perfect area to drum, chant, or meditate at either sunrise or sunset. It is a must-see in Sedona.
Bell Rock Sedona Vortex
The Bell Rock Vortex in Sedona, Arizona is another electromagnetic vortex that is beaming with energy. Some have noted that Bell Rock Vortex in Sedona has more of a masculine energetic make-up. However, it has also been noted that this vortex area embodies all three energetic components: masculine, feminine, and balance. This is a perfect place to work on achieving wellness and balancing your perspective. The masculine side is about self-preservation, protection, and forging forward. The feminine side fosters deep regard for others, with a focus on true altruism. Yin and Yang, black and white, masculine and feminine, these are all needed to achieve balance, wellness, and maintain a neutral emotional state as you interact with the world. The vortex energy at Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona will enhance one’s understanding, as well as gaining new perspectives. Being balanced means that you can lead by example and inspire those around you to live a holistically balanced life.
Boynton Canyon- Kachina Woman Sedona Vortex
Boynton Canyon Vortex is also known as the Kachina Woman Vortex Site. The Kachina Woman Vortex is one of the most sacred areas in Sedona, as it is known to the Yavapai-Apache Native American tribes as the birthplace of their Spirituality. The Kachina Woman pillar stands tall as she watches over Boynton Canyon. This sacred and ceremonial area is mysterious and exceedingly enchanting. It is said to foster both masculine and feminine energies, however, the most prominent of energies felt here, would be that of the mother/feminine. Many native American tribes believed this area to be exceptionally sacred. Kachina Woman/Boynton Canyon Vortex is a perfect place for inner child work, healing inner wounds, sacred ceremonies, and deepening one’s spiritual practice.
Chapel of the Holy Cross Sedona Vortex
The Chapel of the Holy Cross Vortex in Sedona, Arizona was inspired by a local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, who was inspired by the empire state building in 1957. This Catholic Church is one of the most compelling and inspiring architectural designs in Arizona. No matter your spiritual affiliation or belief, this area is known as one of the most powerful energetic centers in all of Sedona, Arizona. Its brilliance and power are gently carried by its soft and feminine characteristics. As you gaze at its many splendors, you can’t help but feel your heart well up with honor and love. With the red rock “eagle” spire that gazes down, it protects and forces away anything other than love. The eagle red rock outcropping is known to the locals as the “keeper” of the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The feeling of the vortex within the walls of the chapel is one of unity, oneness, compassion, empathy, and fosters a high vibrational force that is sure to move any person visiting.
Schnebly Hill Road Sedona Vortex
The Schnebly Hill Sedona Vortex is remote, unique, and tranquil. An off-road vehicle is needed to gain access to the top; however, it makes for a fantastic mountain bike ride for those looking for a more serene method of travel. This vortex area is robust and perfect for those who wish to make a greater shift in their lives. The Schnebly Hill Vortex energy is felt in the root chakra, or at the base of one’s body. You are grounded, rooted, connected with the Earth here. There is a primal feeling in this area, that is unique and different from any other vortex site. It is a perfect place to release limiting beliefs, blockages, and anything that may be holding you from your dreams.
Courthouse Butte Sedona Vortex
Courthouse Butte Vortex is located just east of Bell Rock Vortex and north of the Village of Oak Creek. The Courthouse Butte Vortex emits an aura of mystery, native history, and exploration. Courthouse Butte Vortex is known to many locals as the spot for deep spiritual transformation. The energy felt at this vortex site is grounding, healing, and extremely therapeutic. The high vibrational pulse is felt even when hiking, but if you sit down and tap into the silence, the ancient wisdom of the land begins to speak. The great wisdom of the “father” is in every sandstone red rock, draped over every waxy Manzanita, and sprinkled throughout the thorns of the prickly pear. This is an ideal area for Shamanic practices, such as drumming, chanting, or ceremony.
Things to do in Sedona
Enjoy off-road jeep tours in Sedona, Arizona, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Sedona Jeep Tours are a thrilling adventure for visitors. There’s a wide variety of tour companies to choose from. Some offer a spiritual experience, while others offer that “amusement park” day trip for all ages.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross
The Chapel of the Holy Cross has been a compelling Sedona landmark since its completion in 1956. The Chapel appears to rise out of the surrounding red rocks. The towering cross and awesome panorama of the red rocks are a source of inspiration inviting rest and reflection offering incredible photo opportunities in all directions.
Take a helicopter tour into the secret and myriad canyons of Sedona. Discover ancient ruins from the air and experience the “wow” that Sedona has to offer.
Night Sky Tour
Sedona and Flagstaff are known as “Dark Sky Cities”. This means that the light pollution is regulated in order to provide an exquisite and magical viewing of the stars! Don’t miss out on such an adventure.
Giant Sycamore trees surround Tlaquepaque which is an artistic village with a variety of specialty shops and exclusive art galleries. Shops are filled with local treasures and unique gifts often created my local artisans.
Sedona boasts of diverse restaurants in which to dine, including 4-star establishments known world-wide for excellence and service. One of our favorites is Mariposa (which is a Spanish word for butterfly). The views are awe-inspiring, the food amazing, and the service impeccible. We also recommend Elote for a unique culinary experience.
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