, Sedona Serenity

Sedona Serenity

This past November, my husband David and I vacationed to Sedona, Arizona. It was a celebratory trip for our 13th wedding anniversary and his birthday. Neither of us had ventured out west before, nor had we beheld the iconic red rocks of Sedona. Drawn by the allure of what we had heard about this mystical destination, we eagerly anticipated the experience: exploring vortexes, immersing ourselves in its rich tapestry of magic and history, indulging in long hikes, and simply unwinding amidst nature’s grandeur.

Throughout our stay, we found ourselves continually moved by the breathtaking landscapes, often finding tears welling in our eyes at the sheer beauty of the surroundings. Nestled within a canyon resort, we were dwarfed by towering boulders exuding such a strong sense of strength and majesty. It felt like the rocks were communicating with us, imparting subtle yet profound messages that have lingered with me since.

On the first full day in Sedona, we hiked Boynton Canyon and set off early in the morning. The canyon embraced us with open arms, drawing us into its awe-inspiring splendor in a way that defies adequate description.

Amidst the silence of the canyon, the rocks seemed to convey a powerful message.

We had layered up as the temperature was cold; however, once we arrived at the top of the mountains, the sun was just starting to come up. We observed how the sun’s light breathed new life into every facet of the canyon, altering its appearance and ambiance. The sun completely changed the view and the vibe.

Give time. Wait for the sun, and you’ll see much more perspective.

What a beautiful reminder that patience is rewarded by the arrival of the sun .  . . give things time –  clarity and perspective inevitably follow.

Reflecting on the past two years, I am reminded of February 2022 when I made the decision to resign from my corporate position and go out on my own. Since then, I’ve cultivated meaningful relationships, engaged in numerous fulfilling projects, and embraced what I believe to be a balanced lifestyle. If I could advise my past self from two years ago, it would be this: take the time to intentionally slow down. Allow the dawn to break, offering various perspectives, and resist the urge to rush into the next endeavor.

And as for the affirmations I brought back from our Sedona adventures:

Where I want to be . . .  it is happening. Like these rocks, I am strong both in the light and the darkness.

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Here is a picture of the view from the top. So much beauty both with and without the sunshine., and you’ll see much more perspective.

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This is my favorite picture I took the entire trip. Seeing David so happy, the sun peaking over the rocks, and then the camera catching orbs. No doubt we experience the vortex.