About five years ago my wife, Carol, and I took a trip to the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona. It was a working vacation for us; I did a book signing and lecture at a very, popular bookstore there. During our vacation, we took a one day excursion to the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area. It was a profound and eye opening event; the energy and expanse of this natural creation took our breaths away.
My fear of heights made it all the more exciting as we stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon gazing at this wonder of creation. Suddenly, I had a vivid past life glimpse. In the vision, my wife and I, dressed in ancient clothing like Mayans, were being thrown off the side of a steep cliff; this was some type of ritual sacrifice. It looked and felt very real, as if we were right there. In fact, my fear of heights may have originated from this past life event (many fears and phobias can sometimes be traced to previous incarnations).
Our final day in Sedona was also eventfulâ€”we signed up for the “Ancient Ruins” jeep tour. The tour guide, dressed like a cowboy from the Old West, was a knowledgeable and unique character. He took all of us from Sedona up into the surrounding hills to an ancient place called Hoptaki Ruins. The ruins are nestled into the side of a butte, and there are ancient pictographs and blackened walls at this ancient place.
While we were exploring the Hoptaki Ruins, a former home of the Anasazi Indians, the tour guide explained that sometimes cameras will not work here due to the high energy. Sure enough, we experienced “camera issues” here. As we came close to the ruins, our camera simply stopped working, and another tourist walked by us saying, “My cameraâ€™s not working.” We believed that the high energy here had affected our digital camera. As an extremely sensitive person, I could sense the Indian spirit guides and protectors in this ancient place. My wife and I both felt we needed to be respectful of this place, this place that may have been sacred to the ancient people that lived here long ago.
All of the Sedona area possesses extremely high vibrations of energy. In fact, it is believed that there are four energy vortexes in Sedona; one of these energy vortexes is believed to be on top of Airport Mesa, which overlooks the town of Sedona. Sedona is a mystical and marvelous place with the beautiful red rock cliffs and buttes that glisten under the sun. It is a magical destination to visit.
We returned home to Canada with our lives forever touched by this incredible place. We plan on visiting Sedona again in the not too distant future. (Also, for those wondering, our digital camera did not work again until we arrived home.)
Our beautiful earth possesses wonderful and magical places. Sedona is one of these places.
Our thanks to Doug for his guest post! For more from Douglas de Long, read his article “Discovering Our Many Past Lives.”