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It’s been awhile since we had been final in Sedona, but it surely’s dwelling to all issues non secular and naturally, recognized for its vortexes. Whereas the 4 greatest recognized vortexes are discovered at Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Boynton Canyon—there are different lesser recognized ones to be discovered as effectively.

Some really feel the vibration radiating from them whereas others don’t have such a bodily response to it.  Consider them as vitality flowing upward or spiraling downward, the latter of which has a extra grounding impact.

Renee and Anthony on the Sedona Stupa

The final time we had been within the space was a couple of years in the past after we checked out the After Life Symposium in Scottsdale, which introduced collectively researchers, scientists, healers, channelers, academics, authors, musicians and extra all below one roof. We did a Phoenix and Scottsdale foodie round-up at the moment and a Sedona Purple Rocks tour with Detours American West, which takes you to Native American ruins and the native artisans of Sedona. We additionally had been capable of see the Montezuma Nicely which is a flooded limestone sink gap 55 ft deep shaped by the collapse of a giant underground cavern in addition to the Tuzigoot Nationwide Monument. Right here, there’s additionally a picnic space and foundations of a Hohokam pit home, which is protected by an iron roof.

Montezuma Nicely

Right here, you possibly can see Sonoran mud turtles and limestone cliff dwellings constructed by the Sinagua Indians across the 14th century.

Contained in the museum

We liked the vitality and messages we obtained on the Amitabha Stupa in Sedona, which is fantastically positioned among the many pinion pines, juniper pines and crimson spires. The stupa is understood to be one of many oldest types of sacred structure on earth, relationship again to the time of the Buddha, 2600 years in the past. It’s thought of to be the dwelling presence of the Buddha so represents the Thoughts of Enlightenment.

Renee and Anthony on the Amitabha Stupa in Sedona.

Amongst purple rock in all instructions, you are taking a brief trek up winding trails brings you to the 36 foot Amitabha Stupa after which, you’ll additionally uncover a smaller Tara Stupa for prayer, meditation, therapeutic, and the expertise of peace in a sacred place. We love that the Amitabha Stupa is open day by day from daybreak till nightfall and there’s no cost to expertise it. Under are some photographs of the grounds and the encompassing pure magnificence.

Anthony on the Amitabha Stupa.

From almost each level in Sedona, you’re greeted with the vivacious and ever so energizing purple rocks.

There’s the notorious pink jeep excursions in fact, which we’ve finished fairly a couple of occasions over time. When you’ve by no means finished it, then it’s a should do, however should you’ve finished it as soon as, I’d recommend one other tour or maybe a personal tour in case your finances permits.

Wish to see Sedona from above? Then take a look at one of many helicopter choices. We went with Sedona Air Excursions a number of years in the past and I’ve to confess: the views are spectacular.

Additionally, to see the Chapel of the Holy Cross, you head up Freeway 180 roughly 3 or so miles to Chapel Street and comply with Chapel Street to your left till you attain the spot – you possibly can’t miss it.

Except for all issues nature and non secular, there are tons of nice procuring – assume artwork, crystals and jewellery for my favourite picks. There are even massive shows of crystals in espresso bars round city.

If you’d like rarer finds and a wider choice, then take a look at Crystal Gratitude at Creekside Plaza. Right here you can even join Reiki periods, therapeutic massage therapies and extra. In addition they have an amazing show of crystal bowls which you’ll be able to play as effectively – with permission in fact. They provide sound therapeutic periods and sound baths. In addition they have Peace Place Presents alongside Jordan Street in Sedona as effectively.

As for meals, we didn’t dine out as soon as this journey, largely due to a number of home social gathering invites and our busy schedule.  A gem from previous journeys consists of our 5 star expertise at Che Ah Chi on the Enchantment Resort, which is about on 70 acres in Sedona Arizona’s Boynton Canyon. Examine out our evaluate from a number of years again. My favourite spot is Dahl & Deluca, the place romance meets outdated world Italian delicacies. We needed to cease in and say hi there to Lisa Dahl (chef and co-owner) who we’ve met a couple of occasions over time and have all the time felt an amazing connection.

We additionally love René Restaurant on 336 Hwy 179 within the upscale Tlaquepaque procuring plaza, which is surrounded by a Mexican courtyard and effervescent fountains. The meals and wine pairing is out of this world on this Southwestern Swiss/French mix, open for each lunch and dinner. Learn my earlier write-up which incorporates tons of yummy photographs.

We DID get to fairly a couple of espresso bars this journey nevertheless as a result of we would have liked a spot with robust wifi to work on a presentation and who doesn’t love espresso, particularly within the winter? Just a few nice picks are Theia’s, Synergy (small, however funky with velvet couches and chocolate), Kota’s Espresso Home, Creekside Espresso and Bakery which overlooks a few of Sedona’s most enjoyable rock formations, Oak Creek Espresso, Elote Cafe and the Chai Spot. The latter is tremendous funky and situated at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village — in addition they have one in Manhattan. We additionally sampled some scrumptious Indian fare from the fojols.com meals truck. (beneath)

Fojols.com Meals Truck

We had been there to talk on the Ascension Equinox Retreat which was held at Unity Sedona. Bringing collectively audio system and experiences from each the worlds of science and spirituality, it was an attention-grabbing expertise for us. We centered on the multidimensionality of who we’re as vitality beings and the way realizing extra about non-local consciousness and consciousness can carry extra pleasure, peace and serenity into our lives.

Above and beneath, Renee and Anthony talking at Ascension Equinox Retreat.

Under, Suzanne Ross, the host and producer of the convention with Jimmy Church, radio present host.

Suzanne Ross and Jimmy Church

Maureen St. Germaine, instructor and writer

Alan Steinfeld, writer and host of New Realities

Nick Hawk

Speaker Dinner

Speaker Dinner

Above: panel dialogue

Outdoors of Unity, there are numerous statues throughout cultures and perception techniques in addition to a patio sitting space to loosen up in between periods.

Outdoors Unity Sedona

Renee & Anthony at Unity Sedona

Tanjila, Renee, Peter and Anthony at Unity Sedona.

Occasion after social gathering, partially below the celebs and partially by the hearth

We additionally led a smaller gathering on Friday evening on the Sedona Quantum Consciousness Middle, organized by our pal Tanjila Islam who’s the founding father of a brand new on-line platform referred to as Soul Search.  Soul Search curates those that supply their expertise and providers round all issues consciousness and spiruality, from therapists and masseuses to wellness and Reiki practitioners, channelers, biofield healers and past. We now have a list on her platform which you can discover right here — it’s an effective way to let others find out about what you’re doing and to attach with others in comparable industries.

Let’s not overlook that daybreak and nightfall are magical occasions in Sedona — the solar is all the time illuminating the rocks, enhancing their colours a lot so that you simply get glimpses of them in shadows, reflections and even the sky itself. We noticed a double rainbow after we had been there that we didn’t handle to seize effectively on my older iPhone however let’s simply say it was magical sufficient for us to tug over and sit with it for a half an hour.

We additionally did a small occasion separate from the convention at

Getting There

We now have pushed to Sedona from the west coast consider it or not (roughly 13-15 hours which you’ll be able to break up up over 2-3 days you probably have time) or you possibly can merely seize a shuttle out of LA or SFO. Alaska Air has direct flights from SFO to Phoenix and though we’re comparatively new to them, it’s an effective way to go. The flight is barely round an hour and a half after which you possibly can choose up a rental automobile on the airport (through shuttle bus) and go exploring from there. And, the views are spectacular. Take a look at their newest routes.  #FlyAlaskaAir

We’re trying ahead to returning when we’ve extra time to absorb some hikes and trails — it’s all the time such a magical place to be in nature among the many highly effective vortexes, purple rock, canyons and cactus.

 

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Her ardour for artwork, storytelling and pictures led to the launch of Magic Sauce Pictures, which is a visible extension of her writing, the results of which has led to producing six picture books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee can be the co-founder of Touring Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to different international locations to share and be taught from friends, governments, companies, and most people with a view to educate, share, consider, and promote progressive applied sciences.

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