The majestic red rock scenery and evergreen vegetation are two obvious reasons for the unique energy of Sedona and its tangible regenerative and inspirational effects.
From a Brain Science perspective we know that the red-orange color of the rock is one of the most neuro-stimulating of colors. It enhances creative thinking and problem solving. That mental boost makes it easier for people to tap higher states of consciousness in Sedona. Also, because Sedona is framed year round by green, visitors are also bathed in sense of hope and renewal, regardless of the season. The spectacular trails and overlooks provide numerous opportunities for meditation, prayer, and contemplation.
Sedona is also internationally known for the uplifting power of its Vortex meditation sites. Two aspects of those sites make Sedona truly special. First within a very small geographical radius you can easily access all the different types of vortexes (upflow/masculine/electric, inflow/feminine/magnetic, or combination /electromagnetic, etc.) Second, the Vortex sites are interwoven with the real world of a growing city. As a result, seekers have experiences in how to live their spirituality as they go through their daily lives. Rather than having to escape from civilization to find peace, visitors discover that Sedona's splendor gives them insights for how to create an inner harmony they can maintain once at home.
Vortexes Made Simple
Vortex sites are enhanced energy locations that facilitate prayer, meditation, mind/body healing, and exploring your relationship with your Soul and the divine. They are neither electric nor magnetic (although these words are often used symbolically to describe the vortexes, along with the other nomenclature such as masculine or feminine sites). The explanation for vortexes lies more at the frontiers of science, rather than in electromagnetic descriptions or gender related labels.
Recently the PBS program Nova, featured a breakthrough in physics called "String Theory" (also known as super-strings) that is revolutionizing all of science on the same order of magnitude that Einstein's discoveries did in the early 1900's. The key spiritual implications of super-strings is that the world's top scientists agree that all things exist in a minimum of 10 or more dimensions. Simply stated Vortex sites are locations having energy flows in those deeper dimensions that the Soul can soar on.
Upflow Vortexes (also symbolically called electric or masculine sites by some) have energy flows that help you soar to higher spiritual perspectives. They enhance prayers or mediations for blending with the Universe, feeling one with the divine, or facing a problem from a Soul level. Inflow Vortexes (also called magnetic or feminine) have energy flows that help you go inward. In them you will be more successful with meditations or prayers about your life purposes or how to heal hurts in your past. There are also Combination Vortexes that have aspects of both energies. These allow the seeker to experience more advanced or in depth spiritual skills and meditations.
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