The Psyche Awakening
Mind and Body
Mind and Body
The Sedona Vortex Experience: Analyzing the Healing Energy Qualities of Arizona's Spiritual Destinations
I had so many questions that I could not find any answers to. I understood that an energy vortex is something that you cannot visually see, but is it something that you can physically feel? Is this something paranormal? What have others experienced at these vortex sites? Why are they said to be spiritual?
March 29, 2017 - On a whim, I decided to take my mother-in-law on a day trip for a random vortex hunt. Little did she know, I had absolutely no idea where I was going, or how I was going to get there. I printed a super generic map that I found on Google, and soon started feeling like I should be on horseback with a compass looking for water in the desert. My mother-in-law had recently moved to Arizona, but had never been outside her environment to explore the beauty of nature in her new home state. We were slightly concerned that her physical ailments might get the best of us on this trip, so we packed our mountain bikes just in case she didn't feel like walking/hiking. We packed a cooler full of healthy foods, snacks, herbal tea, and water, and headed out on our adventure. As we approached our first vortex stop at Bell Rock, I was hit with a sudden jolt of goosebumps that felt more like static electricity as we were approaching Bell Rock on Highway 179. It only lasted a few seconds.
My mother-in-law had suffered from fibromyalgia, back and neck problems, and her ankles would randomly swell when she was on her feet too long. She had taken a few breaks to stop and rest, but was more motivated than ever to keep going and actually reach our destination this time. The closer we got to the "vortex site", the bigger the smile on her face grew and she seemed to have more energy than she did at the beginning of our hike. Could it be that her body was thanking her for the exercise, or was this "energy healing vortex" a real thing?
When I finally got some clear panoramic photos, I noticed there was an odd harp-shaped looking glow in front of my mother-in-law. We spent about an hour having tea and admiring the spectacular views that Sedona had to offer. Neither one of us "physically" felt anything odd at any of the vortex locations we visited that day...
Analyzing vortex energy
A Personal Experience
Prior to our vortex journey my mother-in-law spent most of her retired days at her home in Gilbert, Arizona. Although she had the desire to exercise regularly, her physical ailments often prevented her from maintaining a regular exercise routine. She enjoyed walking, and bicycling. However, she had not been on a bicycle in over a year prior to her vortex journey. She had never attempted hiking simply because most of the time it was difficult for her to walk for long periods, as her normal walking routine was approximately 1/2 mile at a time.
We hiked approximately 3 miles that day through what she considered to be "difficult terrain", and mentioned how she would need to invest in some walking sticks for next time. Under normal circumstances, she has a hard time moving for the next several days when she attempts to walk 1 mile on her neighborhood sidewalks. Although we both expected to be exhausted during our drive home that evening, we were incredibly surprised with how much energy we both had. Our physical bodies were not exhausted, or sore at all. In fact, we both felt like we could do another hike if the sun were not going down. We expected to crash in our beds as soon as we walked through the door, but neither one of us felt the need for sleep (mentally or physically) beyond our normal bedtime hours that evening.
I woke up the next morning with the idea of creating a meditation garden in the courtyard area of my home. I began drawing plans, and had all the materials I needed to begin my project by noon that day. This idea led me to a little shop that I have always been curious about that I pass often on my daily routine, but I never stop at. I was looking specifically for white sage. While I was purchasing the sage, the cashier asked me if I had ever been in before, and I told her no. She handed me a flyer, and a brochure. The flyer was introducing Jack Mario, a psychic-medium. I thought it was interesting, so I kept the flyer in case I ever needed it for awkward reasons. You never know, right?
My mother-in-law called me that day to let me know how super excited she was that she was not sore at all! In fact, she had not experienced any back or neck pain since before we left for Sedona. She went on to explain how she woke up 2 hours earlier than normal that morning with enough energy to skip morning coffee, although she drank it anyway. Without any hesitation she continued telling me about all of the new plans she now has (she had no idea that I woke up with new plans too). She was going to start her herb garden, and get into photography. She had already been practicing her coordination with riding her bike that morning, and wanted to become good enough to be able to ride her bike on the trails we hiked in Sedona. She wanted to start going more places, and doing more adventurous things.
I believe this experience was pure curriculum from Mother Nature. I can't even begin to explain the level of knowledge I received on this particular day, as it was truly an indescribable experience. I will say that I do not believe you need to spend hundreds of dollars on a professional tour guide to experience this lavish journey. All you need is a super generic Google map with a little motivation, and the ability to take action and GO!
This day-trip was spontaneous, and it was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that I took advantage of just because I had 24 hours worth of free time on my hands. Our bond became deeper than we ever imagined it to be on that particular day. Although we spent most of our day in silence, there was never a moment of silence in the car on the way home. We talked about life, and the different perspectives we all have. She shared with me some of her religious perspectives, and I shared with her some of my spiritual perspectives. There was no judging, just simply listening, understanding, and connecting on different levels. It was beautiful.
My mother-in-law died very unexpectedly six months later, at home, in her favorite chair in her backyard by her pool. The strangest part about where she died is that she once mentioned how her ideal way to go was "in her chair by her pool". In fact, she had put a solar-lit cross in the rocks next to her chair sometime before she died.
Five months after her death I received an email from my new favorite little sage shop that I found just after our Sedona trip. I remembered the flyer that I got from the cashier at the shop that day, so I opened the email to check their calendar of events. Oddly enough, Jack Mario was going to be in town the next day. I had never been to a psychic-medium before, and thought it might be worth giving up a few bucks for an evening of entertainment. My husband and I went to the group reading, and my mother-in-law came through. Our sign that this was definitely real, and she was definitely speaking to us was when Jack stated "she is literally holding up her underwear showing me that your father has a really hard time getting rid of her stuff". After she died, we discovered that she had a full size dresser stuffed full of bras and panties. We made a big joke about it before making the executive decision to get rid of them since he had such a difficult time letting her things go.
After my personal experience at these vortex sites in Sedona, I believe it is safe to say these spiritual vortex locations are credible destinations in Arizona. The "healing energy" effects, so to speak, do not necessarily have noticeable physical effects on the body prior to and during the site visits. The inventory of emotions associated with approaching and visiting the vortex sites included feelings of relaxation, peace, freedom, joy, and comfort. The emotions were enhanced by feelings of motivation and determination as we distanced ourselves from the vortex sites. The strong "healing energy" effects lasted approximately two weeks after we returned home from our journey. From my personal experience the "healing energy" effects never completely went away. It was like the vortex provided me with some tools I needed in life, and it was up to me to use them. The vortex may indeed have healing energy qualities, but it is indeed up to you to use them.
My mother-in-law never lost the motivation and determination to accomplish the goals she set after her visit to the vortex sites. It was simply her time to go home, and my desire to accomplish some of her unfinished business here on earth. The universe sure had its way of ensuring our bond was deep enough to recognize the beauty of our souls in life, and death. What healing opportunities might the vortex energy have to offer you?