Lessons I Learned On Cathedral Rock ~ #1 Honor Others


This week’s post is the first in a 4-part series of little lessons I learned while hiking up Cathedral Rock, my favorite vortex in Sedona. The hike is a vigorous, steep 30-40 minutes journey up the most photographed rock formation in Sedona. It’s breathtaking. Cathedral feels like the great mother to me. She challenges you but always in a very supportive way. When you get to the “saddle,” you feel cradled in her arms. There, the organ-pipe looking rocks that inspired her name, feel like they are bending over you protectively.

My partner, Ross, and I hike Cathedral often, and I have found that every time I go up I seem to learn a little lesson. So I made this mini 4-part video series of “Lessons I Learned From Cathedral Rock.” All the videos capture the healing, feminine energy of Cathedral. See if you can feel into each one and take the energy in.

This first video focuses on honoring others – those who have come before you and have so much to teach you. In NLP, we have a term called “modeling” which is amazingly simple and yet so often forgotten. The concept of modeling is this:  find someone who is where you want to be or good at something you want to be good at, and simply model them. Break down what they are doing, and do it yourself — with reverence and appreciation.

This video also focuses on those who come after you, because you are the one teaching or influencing them. You honor them when you leave a legacy that makes the world a better place. And I’m not just talking about a life legacy here. I’m talking about the “footprint” you leave every day wherever you go. Do you leave each person and place  you connect with a little elevated by your presence?

I hope so, because if we all live that way, the planet will be healthier, more joyous and more peaceful.



Vicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ and the Healing Album “Chakra Love” as well as the author of “Boost Your First Chakra For Grounding & Prosperity.” She loves helping people experience their spirituality in their bodies and feels that “embodiment is the new enlightenment.”


  • Zora
    November 12, 2014

    I totally agree – honor those who came before us. But not just for what they can teach us about how to do things in the RIGHT way…also in how to best avoid certain situations.


  • Katherine L
    November 12, 2014

    That is an excellent observation. There are way-shower’s that pave the way for the rest of us and that is most appreciated. Thank you for sharing!

  • Vicki
    November 17, 2014

    That’s for commenting Katherine 🙂 Vicki

  • Robin Munson
    November 19, 2014

    So true! Thank you, Vicki. 🙂

  • Ivory E. Mobley
    November 21, 2014

    We truly stand on the shoulders of others and their offerings and sharing, provide us with stability and purpose.
    Thanks for sharing.
    May the blessings flow.

  • Vicki
    November 21, 2014

    Well put, Ivory. Thanks for sharing. xoxo, Vicki

  • Vicki
    November 21, 2014

    xoxo, Vicki

  • Vicki
    November 21, 2014

    Thanks for adding that, Zora. xoxo, Vicki

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