I just returned from a trip to Arizona to visit old friends. One of the sights we took in were the amazingly beautiful red rocks of Sedona. What a magical ride into the town it was. I can see why mystics and dreamers are attracted to the outworldly landscape. I had forgotten that Sedona is thought to be a spiritual power center, in part because of the vortexes found in the area.
Vortex? What is this vortex you speak of? According to a handout I picked up, a vortex is “the funnel shape created by a whirling fluid or by the motion of spiraling energy”. Vortex examples include water going down a drain and tornadoes.
Look at the map and you will see that there are 4 major sites in the area. These are considered energy vortexes and are supposed to interact in a positive way with your own personal energy center when you get within a quarter mile of them.
How could we not go and check it out? Depending on which site you visit, your masculine, feminine or balance of the two sides could get a boost. Since we were limited for time (didn’t want to miss dinner back at the ranch), we decided to pick one. Bell Rock seemed ideal as it was described as a quite powerful vortex that would work all three angles. It also had an easy trail and was on the way home.
Bell Rock is impressive. When you see it up close you can see the actual spiral in the rock on which equally twisted juniper trees grow. Juniper trees growing in a helix are supposed to be an indication of a strong vortex.
So, did we feel the energy? Even though we walked part of the trail to get even closer, none of us did. They say the power is subtle, so maybe we didn’t notice it. I do feel a bit more balanced lately, though, or was it the acupuncture?
Bell Rock Trail