Sunday April 14th is both my birthday and my oldest daughter’s birthday. I will turn 41 and she will turn 9. Last year, for my 40th, I needed some silence. So I told my husband that I would like to go to Sedona, Arizona for a birthday getaway without the kids. I just wanted to go on top of those red rock mountains and meditate. I shared this feeling with somebody who, in turn, asked me what technique I use to meditate and how often I do it. Technically, I don’t meditate at all, let alone use any ‘technique’ or system. It was really just plain and simple. I felt I needed to climb really high, sit on a piece of earth, close my eyes and just breath… in complete silence.
I had never been to Sedona before. I had just seen pictures of Sedona many years ago and had never forgotten it. Many people believe that there are energy vortexes in Arizona that you can visit. Those were exactly the places I wanted to go.
There we are below, in front of one of those energy vortexes.
While the boys were busy philosophizing, I went to seek my silence. I found just the spot. I was able to hide there alone for a few minutes before they found me.
When I sat, I did not notice there was, what the guide thought was a “petroglyph”, or a rock carving behind me. I just loved the spot. And I loved that there was a tree growing out through a crack in the rocks.
It said to me that life persists. Even in the most difficult circumstances, life prevails and persists. And that is beautiful.
And here is how my princess wanted to spend her birthday..
Preparing for and attending a tea party of course
I’m sharing at Outdoor Wednesday