This natural red rock architecture is, for obvious reasons, called “Eagle Peak”. This formation is one of Sedona’s many awe-inspiring elements. For anyone who has visited Sedona, these red rock formations are, without question, abundant and magical! Let’s take a look at how they were formed?
Over millions of years, layers of sandstone and
limestone were left in the area by a receding ocean. Iron oxide eventually
covered the grains of sandstone and, in a natural process, rust formed. The
stunningly beautiful red rocks of Sedona are the result of this process.
Sedona is known as a highly spiritual, mystical place. Long
before the “intuitives”,
channelers, and massage therapists took up residence, long before non-native
settlers broke their backs tilling Sedona’s rocky soil, people from all over
the Southwest regarded Sedona as a special place, reserving certain canyons for
sacred activities only. With all the mysticism that Sedona holds and the many vortexes that exist, one can see why this place has touched so many souls for thousands of years.
So what is a vortex anyway?
Well, we see them in everyday life. The turbulent flow
of water makes vortices. If you have ever seen a whirlpool in a river or
watched water going down the drain in the bath tub or have witnessed the
tornado like glassiness of spinning water, you have seen a vortex. A vortex is
created from spiraling motion of air or liquid around a center of rotation. If
you have ever witnessed a dust devil kick up in the desert, you have, indeed, seen a
In Sedona vortexes are created, not by wind or water,
but from spiraling spiritual energy. They are believed to be spiritual locations where the energy is right to
facilitate prayer, mediation and healing. The vortex sites are said to posses an energy flow that exists on multiple dimensions ~ an energy that interacts with a person’s inner self. This phenomenon is not easily explained; therefore, should be personally experienced. I highly recommend it!
Combine the magical backdrop of Sedona with The Hummingbird Society’s Annual Hummingbird Festival in August, (think, MAGIC meets MAGIC!) and you will walk away with one of the most profound and joyful experiences of your life…
Thank you, Sedona!