The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart

The Native Americans called Sedona “the land where Mother Earth’s energy, which gives eternal life, comes out.” Furthermore, they believed that “great souls” inhabit the red rocks, and that they make the people who come and find Sedona awaken to their true dreams and yearnings.

BY: Ilchi Lee


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According to archaeologists who research ancient Native Americans sites, the Native Americans who lived in northern Arizona for thousands of years have long regarded Sedona and its surrounding Oak Creek Canyon as an especially sacred place. The Native American sites discovered here are not centered on Sedona; instead they encircle it.The Native Americans visited Sedona only when they were conducting rituals or religious ceremonies. Even today, just as Hindus make a pilgrimage to the Ganges River, several Yavapai and Apache tribes come to Sedona to perform traditional ceremonies and blessings.

Sedona is also a haven for artists and art lovers. It hostssome forty art galleries. From galleries to studios, art is everywhere in this small town. Sedona is truly the perfect city for artistic inspiration. In Sedona, everyone naturally feels the urge to paint a picture or play a flute. Standing before a display of the beautiful artistry of nature, human beings want to dance and sing and demonstrate their own creativity as well. Although I had never played music, evenI learned to play the flute and do calligraphy here.

One of the things you can never leave out when speaking about Sedona are its vortexes. A vortex describes the energy field of an object rotating in a spiral around a central axis. Examples include a tornado, or water forming a whirlpool as it goes down a drain. Actually, from the smallest atoms to the Milky Way, we find that our universe is full of vortexes.

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