Have you ever felt a vortex? Have you even heard of one? What are they exactly and where are they found?
The words “Sedona” and “Vortex” are often seen together, but before visiting the area I didn’t really understand why. What is a Sedona vortex and what happens if you’re in one?
First, let’s answer some of the basic questions:
A vortex is an energy center, producing power that radiates throughout a region. The power that is said to be emanating from the vortices produces some of the most remarkable energy on the planet. Believers claim the earth’s energy swirls round and round like a tornado, drawing everything that surrounds it towards its center. At these vortex sites, you can often see tree trunks twisted and mangled in areas with the strongest energy.
Some people claim that the energy makes their body tingle. Others will feel teeth aching or get goosebumps. Others feel nothing. Many feel a sense of peace, mental insight, or a flow of energy. Everyone is said to be affected differently by these subtle energies.
There are a handful on earth, but the strongest vortices are located in Sedona (Arizona), Cairo (Egypt) and the Bermuda Triangle. There are five popular vortex locations in Sedona: Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Boynton Canyon, Airport Mesa, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
I recently took my first trip to Sedona, Arizona, home to beautiful desert landscapes and red rock formations. While driving through town, I could sense a lot of spirituality in town with many alternative medicine clinics and spiritual centers on the main roads. As many people come here to experience a Sedona vortex and to experience personal enrichment and spiritual wellness, others come to experience the beauty of the area as well.
Let me be the first to say that I’m not into the whole New Age movement. My bachelor’s degree is in nursing and I know a lot about medicine and the human body. I am all about science and scientific proof. Sure, I do yoga, sometimes I meditate, and believe in the power of the mind, but I’m a pretty strong skeptic when it comes to alternative therapies. Show me some scientific proof that it works and then I’ll believe you.
My family and I decided to go to some of these vortices, mainly to see the sights and the red rocks in the area. I figured the vortex theory was mostly a hoax, but still wanted to see the areas myself.
At Airport Mesa, we found the twisted Juniper trees, meaning the vortex is nearby. (Although I believe more so that the tree trunks are twisted due to wind). However, while at this vortex location, I did feel a slight tingling in my mouth – my dental crown was a bit achy. Sure, I thought, I only feel something because I’m supposed to. Fortunately, the ache wasn’t painful, it just tingled a bit. When we got back in the car, I noticed the pain in my crown was gone. I found it very odd, but I just figured it was all in my head.
In the afternoon, we headed out to the vortex at Bell Rock. We did not hike up the rock but walked the path towards the rock. We hung out, took a few photos and walked around. While walking away from Bell Rock and towards the parking lot, I had a crazy experience that could have been from the vortex. The experience lasted only ten seconds but it was like nothing I had ever felt before.
My youngest daughter and I were talking and walking the path to the car when it happened – I suddenly was growing taller. While I continued to walk, I kept looking at the ground getting further and further away from me. I was super tall! The feeling of being so large felt like an “out- of-body” experience – almost like I was hovering above myself. My mind was in shock and I couldn’t understand how I was getting so tall! My eyes felt huge and I felt as light as a feather. Waves of positivity flooded through me.
After eight to ten seconds, I slowly descended back into my normal size. I continued to walk during this experience as my daughter and I were having a conversation. It was a super odd experience, something I wasn’t expecting to have. I told my family right after it happened, not that any of them really understood or believed me. My dental cavities and crown also did bother me a bit while we were here. Before this experience, I was very skeptical about vortices and their legitimacy, but now I’m not so sure.
It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the earth had pockets of powerful energy. I don’t think they necessarily will cure or heal people from any illness, but just the experience of feeling that energy was pretty unique. I have never had an “out-of-body” experience before this and haven’t had one since this Sedona trip. (Just to note, I was not dehydrated, had low blood sugar, nor was on any kind of drug when visiting the vortices.)
Looking back, I should have stopped, walked back to Bell Rock, and investigated further when I experienced this. I could have tried to find more energy, try to find where it was the strongest, see if my family could feel it, etc. Perhaps I’m just more sensitive to the energy that is there. Whatever the case may be, this experience convinced me that vortices are real.
Have you visited a Sedona vortex? Did it affect you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!