There was an error in this gadget

ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?

EOYmpyW2PZ4/SdqCX13Nkbl/AAAAAAAACBW/9cn

THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE FUN!

THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE FUN!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

VORTEX




A vortex is a transcendental space on earth that is conducive to the metaphysical. It is said if you stand in this space, pray and meditate, you can find peace. Some claim that the experience brings you slowly back to your core, your sense of purpose. All four vortex or "vortices" as some call them are located in Sedona Az. I visited two out the four. On the Sedona map there are four tornado like figures symbolizing where they are located. The drive up the mountain to get to the first vortex was steep. For sure I was at least 6,000 ft. above sea level. I walked past a lady high on a ledge in the mountains, arms outstretched to the sky and knew I was at the place. There are no signs or markers but there was a notation on a small information board asking you to be mindful of people praying and meditating. A person pointed to a spot on the mountain to a juniper bush. I was told it normally grew straight and tall but because it was in the vortex it was all twisted.



I climbed what seemed to the top of the world. Then I saw it, a few feet from the edge of the mountain. It was a stunning sight. There at a slope stood the Juniper bush caught in the Vortex. My first thought was that it looked like the "burning bush" Moses encountered. It was hard to get to because it was on a declining slope which led to the edge of the mountain. I didn't know what to expect or what to do. I pulled out my rosary and started to pray frantically. I had so many people to pray for. All of you reading this blog, my family, all families, especially our children. I prayed for the sick and the elderly for the hungry and for our president and his family. Then something took over my prayers. I began to relax and instead of me praying I heard my prayers my thoughts come from outside my conscious mind. I heard my prayers being recited to me.


I left this particular site feeling extremely blessed and at peace. My thoughts turned to Moses going up the mountain and returning with the Ten Commandments, and Jesus experience in the mountains and other biblical references that happened in the mountains. Is it a coincidence that all four Vortices are found in the mountains? Maybe the world is so busy and noisy that you have to climb above it to hear the voice of God. I know a new layer of spirituality exist now in me. It is the spirit of peace and tranquility but also one of confidence and astuteness in a world driven by chaos. Physically, there is a subtle streak of gray in my hair running down the center of all places that wasn't there before my Vortex visit. A reminder of things unseen and unexplainable. A testament to my faith. What do you think? Was it all in my mind..me wanting to believe? Have you ever visited any of the Vortices? The picture is me praying in the vortex among the juniper bushes.

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really special place. I've never been there, but based on your post, it's a place I'd like to visit!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm not sure what to think about the vortex concept, but I could accept it I suppose. I do know that Sedona is an extraordinarily beautiful place. I didn't go to any of the official vortices but I have been to some very spiritual feeling places in my life.


    Lee
    Please help me reach 100 followers at:
    A Few Words
    An A to Z Co-host blog
    My Main blog is Tossing It Out

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sherry- I visited all of them but only had the experience at one. The others I didn't feel a thing. A very strange experience.

    Lee- I went there not accepting it at all. The first vortex I felt nothing at all, just nice scenery. The second one was where I had the spiritual experience. The 3rd one I'm not sure if I was at the right place. Got jinxed and left. I do know what I experienced was real and I am reminded everytime I dye that little sting of white hair in the center.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I loved this and now I'm on a quest to visit the vortex you described, and more if I can. My post on Saturday and picture was about the area of Tomales, California, and the big spirit rock. Again, no sign. But visited by people who knew. I just sat on that flat rock and prayed. I too felt blessed and touched by something divine.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Debra, looks like you a had a very refreshing time at the vortex. While we all might climb a mountain, I do think it's necessary for us to get up above our day-to-day going on(s) in order to see a fresh perspective of God.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sharon- I enjoyed your post on Tomales. We should have a blogfest in Az. See if we can get some creative juices going.

    Wanda- I know you know about spirituality. I love your posts and blog so much. We are kindred spirits and I met you on the very first challenge. My good fortune.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sounds remarkable and peaceful! I'd love to visit the vortices some time and see what happens. I know I've been to a few places that surrounded me with a sense of peace.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    ReplyDelete
  8. I certainly believe that we have to find a place that opens our minds to the infinite. What better place than the mountains? I found the high desert in Arizona to be that way for me. The "still, small voice" is so easily drowned out.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Shanon- It is so great when you find such a place our spritual muse.

    Stephanie- Any place where you can listen in silence will get you there.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Debra, what a spiritual experience. Having a quiet mind is important, hard to do this in our everyday life, too much hurrying, too many distractions.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Excellent write, I've never been to one but a close friend was and said it was a 'life changing' experience, I really like how you described your encounter.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Debra! I've never visited the Vortices, but would like to one day. It sounds like your visit was quite a spiritual experience.

    Thanks for your recent visit to my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is gorgeous and I love the line where the story ends! I have never visited one of the four, but a cliff on North Beach(in San Francisco) overlooking the ocean is a meditation spot for my husband and I. I will now refer to it as a vortex. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sometimes I think Nature itself forces us to be quiet and listen to the deeper world around us. I find the part about the juniper bush most intriguing, though. I've driven through Sedona and it is absolutely beautiful, but had never heard of the vortices before.Very interesting post!
    Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  15. loverofwords- you almost have to climb a mountain to get peace
    rch- it was life changing for me maybe I will post more later
    susanne- you must go and seek out what you desire, GO!
    Arcna- yea! you've created a new vortex. I love it.
    Dawn- I agree nature does force you to listen and go deeper inside

    ReplyDelete