Our growth is not linear.
Sometimes, it may feel like you are rooted, both feet planted on the earth.
Connected deeply to its core.
Other times, you may feel like you are growing in the opposite direction; backwards.
Your emotions may seem out of control.
Your thoughts may take you in all of the directions.
And then there is the stillness.
The moment of peace, when everything feels in place.
When you realise, it is all, always as it needs to be.
Visiting Sedona moved a lot for me.
It opened many doors, boxes and chests.
It brought up emotions and memories I forgot about.
It revealed memories I wasn't aware of.
Since coming home,
I've felt really open and raw.
Sometimes, so exposed that my mind tries to do everything to keep me safe.
I feel a small part of me asking to close.
Asking to stop the growth and go into a cave.
And another part of me that says, "keep going".
My dreams are becoming so vivid.
I am remembering them like I did when I was little.
Something I haven't experienced in many years.
Some days my emotions feel everywhere.
Out of control, even.
Moving me in directions I didn't think was possible.
And then I am reminded of the Sedona trees.
Growing in all directions.
Following the momentum of the vortex.
A surge in energy.
Being human means meeting yourself in the moment of what it means to be human.
To stand in the rawness of being.
To see the path forward, and take it.
So that you can observe the ways that you pull yourself away from the growth.
So that you can witness the ways that you cover your wounds from feeling the air of life.
Sometimes, these moments may feel really serious.
In those moments when it feels serious, look to nature.
I stood with this tree for a while.
I sat with it and breathed with it.
I thought about what it’s seen and witnessed.
What it knows.
And I thought about how it remains rooted, even in the most powerful vortex energy of Sedona. It stays rooted in some way.
Connected to this earth, because that’s its home right now.
It’s where it chose to be.
No matter what comes it’s way, it remains standing.
In its purpose.
Raw and exposed.
Another reason why Sedona is one of the best places to fall in love with nature (once again). Cathedral hike is a short hike, about one mile. Don’t be fooled by the length, it’s strenuous. If you don’t already have hiking shoes, get them! You’ll thank me later 💪🏼 #TravelDotToDotDoesSedona
We spent a week in Sedona last January and learned to pull energy (soul shifting) from different vortex’s in the area from Pete A Sanders. We stopped on our way out of town to practice and Maret took this photo.
Out of town got no food but still got MANY SEDONA PICS.
To be clear: I’m actually 5’3’’ but @artheidrich somehow makes me look 6 feet tall. He can’t cook worth s#it but he can take pics.
📍Church of the Red Rocks 📍Sedona, AZ
High upon the red rocks of Sedona lies a magnificent church that reminds me that whatever your beliefs are, they should be strong and unshakable. If your beliefs are shaky, move to a more solid place, and set them in an area where there is solid bedrock.
Weekend Re-Cap: those spur of the moment trips with fam are always the BEST! You know, the ones where you just get up & say F'it lets GO!! Make everyday of your life an adventurous one. Life is short 🤘
Happy Monday 💛