Experience Vortex Energy
Experience Sedona’s Vortex EnergySome people say that there are special places in Sedona, Arizona—vortex sites—where the energy is particularly powerful and transformative; others say that to focus on specific sites can be very misleading; that the entire Sedona area is a sacred spot and has been for thousands of years. Most everyone will agree, however, that the best way to experience Sedona’s natural beauty and extraordinary energy is to get outside and enjoy it.
What is a Vortex?Vortex sites are enhanced energy locations that facilitate prayer, meditation, mind/body healing, and exploring your relationship with your Soul and the divine. They are neither electric nor magnetic (although these words are often used to describe the vortexes, along with the other nomenclature such as masculine or feminine sites). The explanation for vortexes lies more at the boundaries of known science, rather than in electromagnetic descriptions or gender related labels.
Recently the PBS program Nova, featured a breakthrough in physics called “String Theory” (also known as super-strings) that is revolutionizing all of science on the same order of magnitude that Einstein’s discoveries did in the early 1900’s. The key spiritual implications of super-strings is that the world’s top scientists agree that all things exist in a minimum of 10 or more dimensions. Simply stated Vortex sites are locations having energy flows in those deeper dimension that the Soul can soar on.
Vortex HikesSedona’s red rock country has more than 200 miles of trails, which vary in difficulty from short and easy hikes to long and demanding ones. Some of the most popular vortex hikes in Sedona include Bell Rock Pathway, Bell Rock and Courthouse Loop Trail, Cathedral Rock Trail, Boynton Canyon Trail and Airport Loop Trail. Each season these trails have particular attractions—blooming wildflowers in the spring, rush green in the summer and vivid colors in the fall. Even the winter months can be invigorating, and a dusting of snow is an awe-inspiring sight.
One reason why hiking is the perfect way to experience Sedona’s vortex sites is because hiking connects us not only with nature but also with ourselves, says Dennis Andres, author, guide and founder of Sedona Private Guides. “Hiking gets us breathing. Breathing gets us feeling. Feeling brings us to the present moment. That is why hiking around sacred places in Sedona is fun, spiritual and rejuvenating,”
Being in the presence of natural beauty is known to be nourishing to the body and spirit. “To some people hiking will bring a sense of peace; to others it is more of a thrill. One thing is for certain, everyone seems to feel better for having done it,” adds Andres.
Experience a VortexPeople who have visited Sedona’s vortex sites often report feeling tremendous vitality, unexpected energy and increased physical stamina, a sense of euphoria and a feeling of wellbeing. Many choose to sit quietly once they get to a vortex site and enjoy the views; others meditate or pray. Everyone experiences vortex energy in individual ways, depending on their inclination and sensitivity.
“I feel that it’s not important what spot you are standing on as what is going on inside you wherever you are standing,” says Andres. “If you appreciate the natural beauty around you, you’ll surely have a beneficial experience.”