What’s so special about Sedona?
The beautiful small city of Sedona, Arizona, surrounded by astonishing red rock formations which are really the sand dunes of a prehistoric seascape, is also known for its spiritual energy centers called vortexes (note: the spelling vortices is not used in Sedona). Comprising a circumference of about 22 miles around the town, these centers often give those who visit them the visceral feeling of a ”lift.” Some visitors feel a general sense of spiritual well-being and energy just spending time in the vicinity.
What is a Vortex?
A vortex is defined is the funnel shape created by a turbulent flow of water, wind, electricity, or spiraling energy around a center of rotation; some examples of vortexes are whirlwinds, tornadoes, water going down a drain, or a dust devil kick-up in the desert.
What’s unique about Sedona’s Vortexes?
In Sedona those vortexes are created, not by wind or water, but from swirling centers of subtle energies that emerged from the surface of the earth, drawing into its center everything that surrounds it, much as a tornado does. The spiritual centers of Sedona consist of powerful and transformative energy centers located at specific sites around the immediate region where the city has since sprung up. Trees at these magical sites often display the swirling or twisting of their trunk which has come about as powerful energy rises from the vortex they are near.
On the land immediately surrounding Sedona four major spiritual sites have been identified: Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, and Boynton Canyon. Each center has been well-documented and publicized, although many smaller vortexes exist all over the region, some on private land. These sites are not just recently discovered: Marcie American tribes, including the Navaho, Yavapi, and Hopi, have long recognized the spiritual power of Sedona’s vortexes, honoring the land here as well as making use of these sites for sacred ceremonies.
Vortexes occur at the intersections of natural electromagnetic earth energy—also known as ley lines—which can intersect in a number of ways, thus creating different types of energy centers. The three most common types of vortexes are magnetic, electrical, and balanced.
Magnetic vortexes have a feminine or “yin” energy: the flow of energy feels nurturing, soft, and welcoming, and helps with inward activities, such as contemplation, meditation and reflection. Cathedral Rock, the “womb with a view,” is a well-known magnetic vortex.
An electrical vortex is a “yang” or masculine vortex. These tend to be highly energizing, great for getting moving. Electrical vortexes are somewhat akin to drinking a double espresso. One fine example, Bell Rock, is the ideal place for a vigorous yoga flow, for chanting, or for offering prayers. This site will amplify the practitioner’s petitions, sending them up and out into the Universe.
Balanced vortexes are simply a mix of electrical and magnetic energy, both yin and yang. Airport Mesa is one of the best known balanced spiritual vortexes in Sedona. Go to Airport or any other balanced vortex to see things from a larger perspective as well as to gain clarity, plus a higher vision for one’s life.
How do I use a Sedona Sacred Red Rock Pendant?
The rocks that form the base for my Sedona pendants were gathered near the Bell Rock area; placed inside a medicine wheel on this land, the stones spent a night soaking up additional energy. Each of these rocks was fashioned into a pendant with copper wire representing the vortex; an additional quartz crystal has been added, representing the master healer.
Electrical vortexes such a Bell Rocks tend toward creating highly energizing situations which provide excellent opportunities for get the energy moving in our lives. These pendants are perfect for forward momentum: setting personal intentions as well as increasing resolve and stamina. The energy these pendants emanate amplify the wearer’s intentions, sending them out into the Universe in a powerful way.