Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Spaghetti Squash Gift-The Recipe and The Manifestation

The spaghetti squash gift. 
Even though your desires seem to go unnoticed by the universe, enjoy your life anyway just the way it is. Faith, surrender, and gratitude, those desires will manifest in ways you never imagined.

I love spaghetti squash.Here is how I fix it
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Lightly oil a baking sheet
  3. Cut squash in half from stem to blossom end (lengthwise) and soup out seeds and pulp
  4.  Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
  5. Place cut side down on the prepared baking dish
  6. Bake for 35-50 minutes ovens temps vary. I do 50 minutes because I am high in altitude.

Spaghetti squash grows really well in my clay soil. Each plant grew many 6-7 nice yellow squashes. Last year the squash bug got my crop of pumpkins so I opted not to grow any kind of squash this year. While shopping at a local nursery in late spring, I was attracted to a beautiful banana squash plant  in a small pot. I bought it and planted out back away from the garden hoping the squash bug would not see it. The squash bugs came anyway and I had to pick them off one by one and also scrape off the eggs deposited on the backs of the leaves and stems. To my surprise after 3 weeks of picking off the bugs, they stopped visiting. The plant flourished with our nourishing monsoon rains and the daily care I gave them. I loved watching the beautiful bright yellow-orange flowers bloom.

One day in mid September, I noticed a squash forming!  I had visions of baking the squash in warm oven on a chilly fall day. 
A few days later I happened to notice the baby squash was 
eaten by a lucky critter, probably a squirrel or a skunk. But I still had faith it would grow nicely in spite of the eaten squashes. 

Early October, before any more fruits developed, Jack Frost came and waved his frozen wand over all the plants here in Utah. The Squash plants withered and sunk into the earth. It would seem that all my inspired action had turned into failure. But,  I had crops frozen before so I took it in stride. I let it go. I still loved eating squash and still had the vision of baking it in the warm oven on a chilly fall day.

A few days after the frost my husband went to get hay for our animals and brought me a spaghetti squash! I was so delighted. The man who sells us hay had shared his crop with us. A week later, we went to buy 4 more big bales for winter. The man said, " Go to the back of my truck and get yourself a few squashes" I went back to his truck bed and it was filled with beautifully formed spaghetti squashes. I chose two. So now I have 3 spaghetti squashes! I was so grateful and delighted that in spite of my dilemma with the squash bugs, the hungry critters, and the frost, I indeed received the squashes I desired initially. Woo hoo ! Thank you universe !

As I sit in my kitchen writing this post, I am preheating my oven on a chilly fall day for delicious roast spaghetti squash. I have chills writing this because I can feel the magic in this process.

So the point is, do not give up your dream or desires. The gifts are revealed to you in ways you could not imagine.

A good tip is, the things we need do not manifest as quickly as the things we desire. So hold the desire as long as it makes you smile and let go of the need. Have faith and learn to love your life and appreciate the many miracles around you now.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Try This Easy Experiment: Prove The Power Of Imagination


The world is really what you think it is. Try this experiment. It shows us how imagination can change things

1. Take a deep breath and relax where you are.
2. Keeping your body straight, now turn your head to the right as far as you can and note what you can see at the end of the turn.
3. Bring your head back to the front.
4. Now close your eyes and imagine that you are an owl and that makes it easy to move your head all the way around to face backwards if you want to. Keep facing forward and just imagine your head turning around like that.
5. Open your eyes and actually turn your head to the right as far as you can.
6. How many could see farther than before?

What do you think you can use your imagination on now to change or transform or create your life?

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Fires, Earthquakes, and Solar Flares, Oh My!

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 We must admit, as long as man has been on earth it has been a natural roller coaster ride for man with the volcano's, fires, earthquakes, ice ages, continents splitting apart, rivers reversing their course, leaders that were unpopular, saber tooth tigers, wars, and species of animals becoming extinct.  Everything about the earth is always changing including humanity. 

Solution: Living in harmony on such a changing planet, is a matter of claiming your safety and your place of bliss upon the earth. All things are potential. By identifying what you want and trusting you have the facility within you to be guided on through life in bliss and harmony is key to enjoying your life.

You/we/all could be relieved from a lot of trouble of hearing information through Facebook, TV News, and idle conversation, that has little or nothing to do with what you/we/all are about to live. Reality is always a jumping off point waiting to be changed or transformed. 

Attention to the catastrophes can and will create catastrophes for those who place their intense attention there. Each individual creates their own apocalypse or heaven on earth. I prefer to place my attention on the positive aspects. This does not mean sticking our heads in the sand. We have a choice to respond in a   way that supports our well-being. When we respond instead of react,  we place our power where it will do the best good for all.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Mat got loose and wandered
onto my front lawn.
He was a delightful goat.

We are now entering a new lunar cycle - the month of the Goat. Because the lunar calendar is a 28 day cycle, every so often it corrects itself with a “double month” and the sign repeats. In 2017 we have a Double Goat month. The animal that governs this year is the Rooster. Both the Goat and the Rooster try to make their partnership work. Roosters appreciate order; they love deeply but are not overly affectionate, while Goats love passionately; they need affection and reassurance. Both are prone to moodiness. The best scenario would be to let creativity shine.

The global economy should pick up, as the Rooster/Goat combo does well in commerce. Their differences complement each other, highlighted by the Rooster’s financial acumen and the Goat’s innovative talent.

This double month, watch for emotions to flare in relationships and be sure to keep reactionary behavior to a minimum through concise communication. Let go of judgments. Have heart-to-heart discussions with loved ones and allow them to see your true self. Speak your truth with love. The more authentic you are, the higher your chances for success in all your endeavors.

Monthly Quote: Life is full of illusions. Life is full of obstacles. Life is full of obstacle illusions. Life is full. ~ Anonymous

Monthly Horoscope: Double Goat Month in the Year of the Fire Rooster

RAT – Now is the time to reaffirm your belief in yourself. You have the ability to fulfill your purpose even though it hasn’t yet taken physical form. Be aware that you are being guided to adopt a more balanced perspective; this will help you to increase your capacity to love those people and other living things around you which will bring you healing. Hold your highest intention toward the most positive attributes of life. You are an agent of love and now is the time to fulfill your important work.

OX – You have a tendency to want to control the outcome of events which will put you into an immediate struggle. It’s time to release control so that freshness can flow into your relationships. Do this and you will experience joy and happiness. Don’t always rely on your rational mind as it can create limitations. Accept that you are being guided by divine love and the fogs of disbelief, fear and concerns will all lift.

TIGER – Something significantly profound is cooking in the Tiger’s den. Divine guidance will direct you to a special message whether it be a poem, something you read or a vision. You may perceive a positive message from a guide or a spiritual master who is not incarnate right now. Silently bless the lives of those around you. Be observant: this is a special time when you can perceive events and emotions with much greater clarity.

RABBIT – Your internal landscape is shifting. You may experience sudden mood changes or the emergence of new ideas, desires and feelings. This may be entirely new to you but hang on for the ride of your life. You may feel the urge to travel in order to place yourself in a very different setting. This is an excellent time to observe your own inner nature. Be aware of the present moment and enjoy where you are now. By doing this you will sense the subtle shifts in your own life.

DRAGON – Transform your shadow side and let go of worry, fear and guilt. Guide yourself without dread or resistance. Redirect your inner energy to help heal emotionally so that you can continue to grow spiritually. Your ability to nourish yourself on a deeper level enables you to release bothersome habits. Transform negative emotion and pain into love. Keep your attention directed toward beauty and magic and joy will prevail.

SNAKE – The Snake can maintain calmness and serenity within and not be led astray by the continual demands placed upon them. It’s time to make a choice. Nature holds no favorites; it loves the butterfly as well as warthog equally. All is beauty regardless of preconceptions. Breath work is crucial at this time so breathe deeply, consciously and fully. Remember to share your abundance with others.

HORSE – Spiritual opportunity knocks at the door of the Horse. There is an illuminating energy that will radiate out from the divine. You are being guided to accept love into your life and to realize compassion flows through every life experience. You are blessed with foresight and will be able to perceive events and emotions with great clarity and perspective. Channel divine energy and let your creative juices flow.

GOAT – It is time to rejuvenate. You are given the permission to follow your inner child; bring it forth to enjoy and rediscover your innocent self and your place in the world around. Take time to relax in nature; find a peaceful place where you can connect with the Earth’s rhythms and practice meditation. Nature will offer you refreshment and rejuvenation, so seek out trees, flowers and wildlife. Even if it’s for just a few moments every day or once a week, you will derive new levels of energy from the experience.

MONKEY – Just like your 12 Zodiac neighbor the Goat, you also need to go out and connect with nature. This will give you the understanding you need to see the larger picture of how you fit into your world. The spirit of nature will bring healing to your self, your relationships with others, and help to re-balance your life. If you become too preoccupied with business and success you may miss opportunities to help your spouse or other family members. Deepen your bonds so that you may bring in joy to your family life.

ROOSTER – It is time to finish up old business, both physically and spiritually. Open up to guidance from the other side. You have a specific dream or aspiration that you felt was to be a part of your life: you are now being challenged to fulfill this destiny. You must face your inner demons in order to achieve your dream. This is not the time to rest on your laurels. Initiation is key to opening any opportunity so get things started and use verbal affirmations to mentally program yourself for success.

DOG – The keyword for the Dog this month is abundance. You will accomplish much and be rewarded richly. Using your creative ability and imagination to the fullest is the way to achieve your dreams. Be mindful of the integrity of who you are dealing with and what their true intentions may be. The color Green and Wood energy will play important roles in getting your momentum rolling toward greater success.

PIG – Partnerships are a key focus this month. They hold the potential for joy, love and creative expression. You are reminded that you alone make certain choices for your life by accepting this challenge. You will awaken to a new level of creativity that had been unattainable before now. You are like a new bud, full of potential but with much growth still ahead. Bring a flowering plant into your home and watch it as it blooms. This will inspire and guide you through your development into the perfect being that you are becoming.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Home Computer: Sitting All Day?

SITTING ALL DAY ? If you are on the computer a lot, sitting can really do a number on your body. It is easy for time to sweep by and realize you've been sitting for 3 hours or more.

There are a few things you can do to improve your circulation, strengthen your muscles, lubricate your joints and align your skeletal structure while you are on the computer.
  1. Set a timer and take breaks every hour and walking around or do a task around the home, go outdoors and stretch, Breathe in some fresh air. This is a great solution.
  2. Part of the day, prop your computer up at a comfortable level so you can work without stooping.. . You can see I used my laundry basket on my stove. Maybe you have a shelf or bookcase you can use that is the right height. You can also use a carboard box. Get creative.
  3. Get a Ball Chair

Tips for standing at the computer:
  • At the computer I stand with feet shoulder width apart. My pelvis is relaxed and tucked forward so as not to sway the lower back. Ever so often I shift my weight to the right leg and then to the left leg then center my weight between my feet. This strengthens your legs, circulates the blood and keeps the energy flowing.
  • While you are experiencing down time or waiting for downloading, uploading, listening to videos, you can do some other tasks around the home. It is easier to move right into a task if your standing already.
  • To ease your back prop one foot on a stool or box. change from one foot to the other.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Probiotics Prebiotics Naturally

Probiotics naturally.
Yes, you can get your probiotics and your prebiotics naturally.

Probiotics are the healthy flora that facilitate digestion and protect the gut against harmful microbes.

A single gram of earth, the size of a small coin, contains over 40 billion probiotic bacteria. Upgrading your intake of probiotics spend more time outdoors.

How to Get Your Probiotics Naturally
  • interacting in our natural environment
  • breathing in dust that rises from the soil as we garden
  • petting our dog or cat
  • holding another person's hand
  • swimming in a lake, river or stream 
  • handling organic vegetables befor you rinsing off the soil
  • fermented food like pickles, saurkraut, miso and kimchi
If you think you are not getting enough of that then you can take probiotic supplements. 

Prebiotics promote the growth of good flora in your gut.  You can get your prebiotics from cruciferous vegetables. wich contain fiber that good flora feed on, a good foundation for beneficial flora.

Cruciferous vegetables are among the healthiest of the superfoods. Some cruciferous vegetables include cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower but there are more.

There it is as simple as that.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Fear Not the Storm

This looks like me in the snow storm this morning. 


 The howling winds and snow pinged and tugged on my rain jacket. I was out feeding our llamas. When I see the storms from inside my warm protectect home, I feel a sort of dread before I go out. Once I have the snow pants on and my coat and gloves I feel better and when I step outdoors, I find it is not so bad as I first thought. I also become aware of my posture, my facial expression and how I move through the task or situation. am I trudging through the snow with my head hung low, am I frowning and I thinking thoughts of victimhood or drudgery? These can have a great effect on the outcome of your experience. 

Storms of life lurk everywhere in our earth experience. As I face these storms of life, I am reminded of how important it is that I respond with a sense of adventure and not fear. Not to whine about what I dislike or grieve over what could have been but enjoy what is here before me. 

After I fed the llamas and cleaned their corral, I unraveling the tarps and tie downs on the hay. I just couldn't see inside the hay stack to attach the tie downs so I knelt down in the wet slush. I still could not see for my hood was flapping over my face and my long hair was whipping over my eyes. 

 I groped for my coat zipper with my wet glove and  pulled down on the zipper tab of my coat. My head and face was instantly free to blow in the storm winds. Exhilarated I laughed…After securing the tie down on the hay, I turned my gaze skyward which  naturally formed a squint and a smile. It was then I saw the dark clouds part to reveal a pale blue winter sky. What a great feeling I got. A feeling of empowerment and strength. 

Can you see the metaphor in that?

I felt so thankful to be alive on this earth. To be on this earth at this time and know how to navigate through these challenges is a great blessing. There is a blessing calling us to our Center in every moment of every day. 

  • be mindful, kind and loving
  •  adventurous
  •  aware 
  • responsible for your vibration ( emotions, thoughts, and attitude) 

Fear not the storm and live life with an attitude that can help you weather the challenges life may bring us. Look for the beauty, the love and all there is to appreciate in each moment. Take care of yourself when you need to. You will see the metaphors for a good life forming right before your eyes. You can apply this to all situations and relationships. 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Promise of Sedona- Chapter 2 Get Into The Vortex

For Chapter 1 please click this  The Promise of Sedona Chapter 1

I have found the Vortex . It is a place :

  • where time dissolves 
  • endless mind chatter quiets
  •  feeling uplifted and joyful as well as calm and peace
  •  It is a place which sparks creativity, discovery and feeling at one with nature and people. 
  • intuitive clarity and epiphanies may be occuring

The Vortex is unconditional love. The Vortex is within you. If you visit Sedona and you feel any of these wonderful responses to your experiences there then, my friend,  you have been in the Vortex.

                                                   Another Memory of  Sedona
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Note:  I wrote about my mysterious and enjoyable experience in Sedona in Chaper 1

 I discovered a lot of information from listening to an audio tape I had recorded in 1995 when I made another trip to Sedona with my daughter.   Though I was not conscious of it then, the experience echoed Sedona's promise to plant seeds, that flourish and grow, in just the right conditions. Here is that story.

 I decided to rummage through the shed to retrieve the audio tape cassettes that I had recorded on my trip to Sedona with my daughter, 16 years ago. I had done a lot of reading, study, and research on Sedona, Vortexes,  geology and all the hundreds of ideas and perceptions about Sedona's spiritual power spots. I gathered the facts and placed them on file to simmer.

The next day, the weather had settled down. The sun was out. The gale force winds were down to a gentle breeze, the clouds white and full. It was a beautiful spring day. I put on my Walkman and earphones, gathered up a bucket filled with essential weed plucking tools, and went off to my elderly neighbors lawn to pick weeds. I knelt down on my knee pad, clicked on my Walkman and began listening to the sounds of my daughter's sweet voice and I, laughing and giggling n Sedona. The sound of my daughter's voice on the tape was so delightful as I had not heard her voice for many years. She is now, I suppose, looking for her own Vortex.

Note: Since writing this so much has happened and my daughter and now I communicated  over the phone and it is always a delight for me. 

 Church of The Holy Cross in Sedona

A year later Rebecca, my daughter and I took off for Sedona. I took a plane from California to Arizona and rented a nice red suv for our trip. We had a ball !  

It was a straight shot to Sedona from Phoenix. From I-17 we took Hwy 179. the scenery quickly turned from city buildings to wide open country We had just drove into Sedona and decided to visit the Holy Cross Church.  I was instantly transported to a place and time just by hearing the the beautiful Gregorian Chants inside the church again.  

Please listen to the Gregorian Chants in the video below. while yu read about the Holy Cross church

These are the Gregorian Chants I was hearing In The Holy Cross Church.

Church of The Holy Cross as you enter Sedona from Verde Valley

 Right there on the front lawn, I was moved to sit upright on my knees and place my palms together in front of my heart.  The chants brought visions of the candle I lit at the alter for my Mother. I remember the glow of flickering candles as I placed mine down. The glow of the flames in the unlit room and the chants were beautiful just like my Mother. It felt very comforting to acknowledge her in a sacred way. I became conscious of a feeling of appreciation for the time spent with my daughter and appreciation for my mother. I felt my heart and my mind expanding.

 Still weeding my neighbors lawn and listening to the Sedona tape... I heard, on the tape, a car door slam and gravel crunching under footsteps. We were walking
 into the ranger station where I heard myself asking for a map of the Vortex locations.  I couldn't help but wonder about how I came to know about these energy centers.
Medicine Wheel  Boynton Canyon
I thought back to my first time in Sedona. I pictured the circle of entwining hands with the Sierra Club members around the beautiful large Medicine Wheel made of rocks stuffed with notes in Boynton Canyon. I remembered it was someone in our group mentioned Vortexes. The mystery of it stuck with me. I was attracted body, mind and spirit to the presence of these circles of stacked rocks and the messages they held.

 I heard myself ask the ranger, "How do we distinguish the Vortex?" The ranger pointed at the 4 well known sites on a map. One was Boynton Canyon.  Another was Cathedral Rock. There were other sites at Bell Rock and Airport Road. I pointed to the map near the trail head of Boynton Canyon and asked "How far up is the Vortex?" The Ranger answered "It's all around." Huh? I thought to myself, what does she mean ? Then she added "Wherever it is good for you". I took the map and thanked her.  I was even more confused..

So Where Is This Vortex?

 I had the map and was told the 4 locations but I had no idea where to find the exact Vortex location and what to do when I got there. How did they arrive at these 4 locations anyway?

"In the late 70's a psychic by the name of Page Bryant channeled a being named Albion who told Page there were seven energy centers here in Sedona. She wrote a book on four of those places - Boynton Canyon, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock and Airport Mesa". http://www.innerjourneys.us/sedona_information/sedona_vortex_information.php

There are pictures of twisted junipers in Sedona that are said to be formed by the swirling subtle energy of the Vortex areas.
 I just found this  picture of a twisted juniper on the rim of the Grand Canyon so I gather this is not exclusive to Sedona. This gives me thought of finding more Vortex areas.

Geomagnetic Forces
Note: While researching these Vortex areas in Sedona, I found there is a rich magnetic force that extends way beyond Sedona to Scottsdale. I always thought the magnetic fields of Sedona was exclusive to Sedona alone. Below the chart shows the rich magnetic force in and around Sedona and beyond the boundaries of Sedona. 

Further evidence that Sedona and the surrounding area ranks high in magnetic anomalies can be seen in this chart which is a product of the USGS North American Magnetic Anomaly website. Geomagnetic intensity is indicated by the vertical bar graph. Sedona is off the scale being whitish pink in coloration. I have measured magnetic activity in excess of 650nT in Sedona. 

Even back in 1995 on my Sedona Camping excursion, I had an idea about magnetic forces in Sedona. I had read that Sedona and France had high magnetic force fields.  If you would like to read more, the above map comes from http://sedonanomalies.com/  you will find a vast amount of information that relates to natural Geomagnetism and how it effects Human brainwave activity in certain places like Sedona, Arizona on this site.

Medicine Wheels
 On the audio tape of Sedona I referred to the Vortexes as energy centers. I associated these energy centers with medicine wheels.
  I listened to Rebecca and I arriving at the spot where the great medicine wheel was displayed 16 years ago with the Sierra Club. My eyes scanned the empty space. I felt curious as to why this great circle of stones had been disassembled and removed. Although there may be many reasons, perhaps the article below from http://www.travelandletsure.com/  explains one of the reasons why the medicine wheels were dismantled just in case you go looking for them after reading this.

NOTE: from travel and leisure.com in an article titled Seduction by Sedona

"The U.S. Forest Service, however, is doing its best to make sure you never see a medicine wheel. To the people who maintain the wilderness areas, medicine wheels and other New Age cairns are vandalism, plain and simple. The fragile ecosystem isn't exactly enhanced by all the offerings left behind in medicine wheels -- feathers, beads, fetishes, crystals, medicine bags of herbs, even ashes and money.

Red Rock Country
From September 1999 By Libby Morse

Medicine wheels aren't just environmentally incorrect; they are anthropologically off-base as well. While much of Red Rock country is considered sacred by the Yavapai-Apache and Hopi, there's no evidence that any of the tribes who have inhabited the area ever used the wheels to express their spirituality -- it's a practice associated with the Great Plains Indians.

Luckily, the Forest Service may be seeing results. In 1997, 193 medicine wheels were discovered and disassembled; in 1998, the number was just 73."

 What Is A Vortex ?

 There are physical vortexes that we can see and feel and touch immediately. They come in the form of swirling winds like a tornado, swirling forces of water like hurricanes or water swirling down a the bath tub drain pipe when you pull the plug. There are swirling subtle energies that are magnetic, electromagnetic vortexes (like the ones in Sedona). these subtle energies are invisible and imperceptible to the conventional or busy mind. These kinds of subtle energies can plant subconscious seeds that grow into epiphanies and discoveries later on.  

The Promise of Sedona Is Clear

Like a tiny acorn has the blue print to grow into an oak tree, Sedona promises to nurture the seeds of extraordinary knowledge that are already planted within every cell of your being. Dazzling epiphanies and discoveries may sprout when they find the right conditions to manifest.  Sedona expands our heart and spirit with her beauty. She is food for the soul. It is said Sedona is the heart chakra of the planet. She has many places to enjoy and wander about in. Enhance your trip to Sedona's Vortexes through practicing meditation to relax and calm the mind, practice kindness, happiness and joy, deliberately announce your appreciation out loud, get in touch with compassion, practice self-love and honor your own path. Most of all let go and have fun. Enjoy. There are endless possibilities for your experience in Sedona.

Related information:

For Chapter 1 please click this  The Promise of Sedona Chapter 1

Absolutely the best article on the history of Sedona.

Colorado Plateau Geology
 This site will explain very nicely some information on how the red color develops in the rocks.  It does not mention Sedona.  

Sedona geology

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The Promise of Sedona - You Deserve the Best Chapter 1

Me sitting high above Boynton Canyon
 in a cliff dwelling. 1993
Sedona's beauty and lore draws many kinds of people to her. Thinking back on my encounters with Sedona, I recall hiking, exploration, camping, shopping and even dined on Rattlesnake Brochette at the Cowboy Club which also serves Buffalo Brochette and Fried Cactus. The most intriguing thing I found in Sedona was the promise of mystery.

The Sierra Club, Solo

The mystique of Sedona came into my awareness during my first visit to in 1993. At that time, my man friend was a geologist, and when we parted, I felt I would never have anyone to hike with again. But an opportunity to go to Sedona with the Sierra Club magically appeared and I signed up for the trip all by myself. I was rather nervous about not knowing anyone. I drove on the freeway to the bus bound for Sedona in Long Beach with sweaty palms and a shortness of breath. Once I got on the bus, I found my experience to be one of the most fun experiences in my life. Everyone was so nice and it was wonderful to be with like minds.

A Medicine Wheel in Boynton Canyon, Sedona  1993

Me by a Medicine Wheel Sedona 1993
We hiked and explored the Boynton Trail where we came upon a circle of rocks cairns upon each with notes weighted between the rocks. We guessed the notes were prayers or prayer requests. I was drawn to the mysterious circle and had my picture taken there.

On the way back from our hike we came across a sandy enclosure bordered by trees. someone in the group mentioned it to be a Vortex. I had no idea what that was but I knew it was a spiritual or sacred energy of some sort or a place where sacred things could occur. It occurred to me we could all stand in a circle, clasp hands and have a moment of silence. I spoke out loud to the group and asked them if they would like to clasp hands. They all agreed it would be a nice gesture. So we did and it was lovely. The next day we hiked the beautiful Sterling Pass Trail and continued to the Vultee Arch.

Louis Hay and Sedona

In 1995, Louis Hay was speaking in Phoenix, Arizona.  I asked a girlfriend to join me. We also included a trip to Sedona because Sally (not her real name) was seeking a woo woo sacred experience like the experiences she has had in the past. I agreed to count Sedona in and the trip was on. Louis Hay was wonderful. There were many speakers there and one spoke about Feng Shui. Which was a synchronicity for me as I was just beginning to learn Feng Shui.

 On the way to Sedona we stopped at an art show just outside the city limits. We had just gotten out of the car and passed a few booths when we were met by a very friendly man dressed in western clothes. He introduced himself as Carlos Haydaway, the Western Artist Carlos Hadaway (The Arizona Kid) of Fountain Hills, Arizona. I had never heard of him but he took my arm and lead me to his booth. He proceeded to tell me about his life, looking into only my eyes. It was a beautiful story about how he lost his use of his eyes and regained his eyesight. He told me of his new wife and how they loved each other.

By this time my friend was fuming because he did not included her in this conversation This conversation was a sacred one. The kind of sacred she was seeking. I felt I was receiving an important message and it was coming around the bend. He looks into my eyes and told me "You be picky !" He was referring to any future love interests. "You deserve the best" he continued but then repeated 'You be picky!" This was a very important message and affirmation for me. I am sure it would be common sense to most but for me it was a great affirmation and acknowledgement of my self worth. Before I left , we had been there for an hour or so, he told me to pick out any of his art prints for myself to remind me that I deserve the best.

My friend stood beside me with her mouth open, hands on her hips. I was convinced this man was indeed an angel and that our meeting was meant to be. I chose a painting of an old miner leading his mule through a dust storm. The mule packed all kinds of pans, picks and other provisions. To this day the picture reminds me that I have everything I need to handle any situation.

Carlos gave me the sweetest kiss on the cheek and sent me on my way. I was quiet as my friend slammed the door of the car. She was furious with what had happened. She was not in the least, glad for the mystery of Carlos Haydaway and his sacred message to me. I endured the camping trip with Sally and realized I might want to attract better companions. After all, I now knew I deserve the best.

You can see Carlos Haydaway's art here http://www.thearizonakid.com/gallery.html  and his biography here http://www.thearizonakid.com/bio.html

Sedona With My Daughter

The Chandler Country Station 108 was blaring over the radio as my 24 year old daughter and I left from Phoenix for a 4 day stay in Sedona. Along the 17 Highway we spotted hot air balloons drifting over the land before us. We laughed and sang and enjoyed the scenery of Verde Valley. We marvelled at Montezuma's Castle and the rich red rocks as we entered into Sedona. we stopped at the Holy Cross Church where we lit candles for my mother then we set off to find our room. We planned a hike to Boynton Canyon. I was excited to show Rebecca, the sacred circles of rocks, medicine wheels, and the lovely spots I explored with the Sierra Club. Rebecca sank onto a rock to rest looking bored and tired. We decided to go to Red Rock Crossing under the majestic Cathedral Rock. We strolled along the river and as we got further and further up the river Rebecca began skipping in the water and playing happily with rocks and sticks. This was a complete transformation from the lethargic lump I saw just minutes before. I still have the sight of her smiling and laughing in my heart.

I will stop here and reflect on these experiences. I truly feel I was blessed in each Sedona adventure. they happened at a time I was just beginning to find myself. I was new to meditation and quieting my mind. But years later, in this recent reflection of my visits to Sedona, I see that she has blessed me and continues to bless me.  I am now living in Utah on the Colorado Plateau. Sedona has planted her seeds in me.  After writing this post I have realized it is still flowering because it has renewed my spirit and given me a different perspective.

My Story of Sedona continues...

The Promise of Sedona Part 2 - Get Into The Vortex is posted click here
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Love Deborah Moon Moen

Mentor, Teacher, Universal Law and principles