Sedona Splendor travel blog

Sedona is dominated by its surroundings

Views from the Airport Mesa vortex site

We could see for quite a distance

Sedona at our feet

Jim waiting for the energy

Cactus all in a line

A cutie

Sedona has the only McDonald's without golden arches

The green arches take getting used to


This javelina did not cooperate with getting his picture taken!



Phoenix, AZ What is a vortex? Sedona vortexes (the proper grammatical form ‘vortices’ is rarely used) are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation and self-exploration. These are places where the earth supposedly seems especially alive with energy. Many people say they feel inspired, recharged or uplifted after visiting a vortex. Although all of Sedona is considered to be a vortex, there are specific sites where some feel the energy crackles most intensely. The four best known Sedona vortexes are found at Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Boynton Canyon — each radiating its own particular energy. Some are thought to produce energy flowing upward while at others the energy spirals downward, entering the earth. Naturally we had to check it out. We had already been to the Boynton Canyon site with no impact so we tried the Airport Mesa. We hiked up to the top, saw some beautiful views of Sedona and felt absolutely nothing. Apparently we are not receptive vessels for spiritual energy. After the hike to the top, we could have used an input of energy! We spent the rest of the day transporting ourselves to Phoenix.

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