The Sedona Vortex

Driving through the red sandstone formations of Sedona Arizona

My eyes watered from emotion stirred by driving beneath the towering spires and sheer red rock bluffs of Sedona. The extraordinary experience I had in Sedona went far beyond my expectations. The scenery in Sedona was not what I expected. I thought I was going to see a bunch of red rocks in a desert. Instead of a flat desert floor filled with red rocks, I descended a narrow winding road for an hour into a deep canyon. My RV barely fit on the road. Several times I stopped to let cars pass me. I wanted to take my time during this drive. When I finally reached the canyon floor, steep canyon walls rose dramatically on both sides.

Sedona is famous for being one of the places in the world with vortices. A vortex is believed to be a special spot on the earth where energy is either entering into the earth or projecting out of the earth’s plane. Vortexes (or vortices) are found at sacred sites throughout the world – the Great Pyramid in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru, Bali, Stonehenge, Ayers Rock in Australia, etc. It is believed that the vortex energy moves in a spiral, moving up or down.

Well I don’t really know about the vortex and the effects, but I can tell you this. While driving down to the canyon floor, I felt the sensation I was floating down into canyon, not that I was just driving the RV. While in the canyon, I began to feel a sense of inner peace and calm. A deep feeling of tranquility enveloped me that I have not felt in a long time. While I don’t know whether the vortex phenomenon exists, I can tell you that I felt wonderful at Sedona. An hour after driving out of Sedona, the feelings of peace and tranquility dissipated. By the way, the cats slept through the entire drive.

I started this day in Winslow AZ, drove through Sedona, and I’m now in Prescott at the nicest campground I’ve been in so far this trip. The Point of Rocks Campground is very quiet, peaceful, and yes, surrounded by large rocks. I’m hoping to see a lot of stars this evening. I going to rest and regroup here for a few days before continuing on with the trip.

Enya – Orinoco Flow


The Sedona Vortex — 8 Comments

  1. Thanks for the thorough description of Sedona. Michele has been wanting to go there for a while.
    Curious though, when you started out, did you see a girl in a flatbed Ford?
    I think we stayed at that same campground in Prescott to or from a trip to Lake Havasu. Don’t know if that is on you agenda, but you should go there just to see the London bridge.

    • No, I didn’t see a girl in a flatbed Ford, but last night two women camped nexted to me with a Toyota Tundra with a camper built onto the back. Toyota Tundra just not have the same sound as flatbed Ford.

  2. The way you describe Sedona is somewhere I love to visit, but the trek down scares me. Is there somewhere to camp before getting to Sedona canyon and then taking the car down? I would just love to go there…put it on the bucket list. Any info is greatly appreciated sounds like a great retreat not to miss. One of those out of the away places.

    • Yes, there are two campgrounds right next to Sedona. They were both full, probably require reservations well in advance since this is a popular place. I have not been making reservations more than a day ahead of time on this trip. I realize that this means I am going to get shut out of some of the most popular places, but I enjoy not having a schedule or a deadline. There is also a bustling town at the south end of the canyon called Sedona. Lots of shops, motels, restaurants etc. Driving the RV was not an issue on the road, but it was an issue when it came to parking in the crowded turnoffs. A car would be easier.

  3. Awesome description of your experience. Thank you for sharing, Rob. Sedona is most definitely going onto my Bucket List of places to visit this year. Thanks!

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