Ever felt a vortex? Ever even heard of one? What are they exactly and where are they found?
What is a vortex? A vortex is an energy center, producing power that radiates throughout the 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.
Where are these vortices? There are a handful on earth, but the strongest vortices are located in: Sedona, Arizona; Cairo, Egypt; and the Bermuda Triangle.
I recently took my first trip to Sedona, Arizona this past March. I had never heard of the vortices in Sedona until we got there. I realized the town had lots of alternative medicine and spiritual centers just by driving through it. Apparently there are five popular vortex locations in Sedona: Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Boynton Canyon, Airport Mesa, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Okay, 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 love science and I love scientific proof. Sure I do yoga, I try to 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 a hoax.
At Airport Mesa (photo at left), we found the twisted Juniper trees, meaning the vortex is nearby (although I believe more that the tree trunks are twisted due to wind). I did feel a slight tingling in my mouth – my dental crown was achy. Sure, I thought, I only feel something because I’m supposed to. The ache wasn’t painful, just slight. When we got back in the car, I noticed the pain in my crown was gone. I found it weird, but I just figured it was all in my head.
In the afternoon, we headed out to the vortex at Bell Rock (see photo at right). We did not hike up the rock; rather we just hiked the path up to the rock. We hung out, took a few photos and walked around. On the hike back to the car, from Bell Rock, 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. 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. 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. I was very skeptical about all that hocus-pocus on vortices, 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 cool. 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 pharmaceutical at that time.) Looking back, I should have investigated further when I experienced this – 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 been to Sedona and visited a vortex? Did it affect you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!