We spent a week in Sedona, Friday to Friday. I had expected the trip to be interesting visually and had been curious to see if I would experience the ‘energy’ that so many people talk when they speak of Sedona, particularly the energy of the vortices. I hadn’t expected anything like the experience I got. The only word I could think of to adequately describe my response to the sight of Sedona and the amazing rock formations was astounding. Pictures, photographs, simply cannot do it justice. To be in the presence of such immense natural wonders left me speechless and the sense of needing to go to the rocks, to be with them,was undeniable and impossible to ignore. And so we went to every one that we could get to in the five full days that we spent there and we climbed as high as we dared considering that I had not brought proper climbing shoes or clothes and my husband had recently sustained a fall from a horse and was not in good physical condition. The next time we go, we will be more prepared for the physicality of the experience… and the next time will not be far off.
I am a person who likes to be at home; I do not crave travel though I do it fairly often since those that I love are far from me and do not have the sort of schedule that allows them the freedom that I enjoy. And no matter where I go, or how much I love being with the people I am visiting, coming home has always felt like heaven. But this time was different. Rather than looking forward to returning to my sanctuary, glad to leave temporary lodgings behind, I found myself crying silently in the car on the way to the airport, loathe to leave Sedona. Even the next day, stopping mid-way home, my sadness summoned tears and that night I dreamed of a great, but necessary, loss. Home now, having spent the night in my own bed, awakening to the beauty around me I feel perfectly comfortable amidst the slight overwhelm that always comes after a long trip, having to get everything back where it belongs.
There is a new love in my life now, a great love, the only place on earth so far that I love as much as I love my home in the hills. Like my children, it lies a long way away but will always be in my heart. My husband has brought me an amazing life and amazing love and when my heart opened to him, it opened me to far more than I ever expected; I count Sedona among those gifts of love.