I’m writing to you right now from my favorite place on earth Sedona, Arizona. I always get filled with things I want to write to you when I come here, but then I also get filled with all sorts of desires — to hike all the awesome trails, climb through caves, dive into Oak Creek, visit all the amazing spiritual shops… you get the picture. There’s so many things I love to experience here that I’m torn between writing to you about the insights that seem to download the minute I hit the outskirts of this beautiful town, and keeping all my time to myself and my beloved Sedona activities.
At this moment, the download is winning, so let’s take advantage of it.
As I was driving here to Sedona, I could feel my excitement rising. Beautiful memories started running through my heart and mind reminding me that Sedona is my spiritual home here on earth. Now I know this area has lots of vortex energy, and that I’m not alone in resonating with it. I understand that Sedona and I do not have a monogamous relationship, that she has many lovers. But as far as I’m concerned, we share a special bond that feels extremely unique and personal, and that’s more than good enough for me.
What I’m getting to is this: I believe we all have a place or two on this planet with which we deeply resonate. We all have a spiritual home here on earth, a place where our deep personal growth is catalyzed and supported, a place that heals us.
I believe it’s essential that we all find and use our healing place. It’s one of our biggest healing tools and greatest physical gifts. And to find it, we need to follow our heart and gut. The rational mind that guides us through so many of our daily activities can’t help us find our spiritual home. It’s an intuitive, inner process.
Here’s how I discovered my connection to Sedona. About five years ago, I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, “Eat, Pray, Love” and I began to wonder… Where is my Bali? A lot of my friends who had read the book were longing to got to Bali, and I will admit that Elizabeth’s book sure made it sound enticing. Still, her book was not about going to Bali, but about going where your heart calls you.
As I read the book, I kept getting insights and flashes guiding me toward Sedona, even though I’d never been here. I felt an inner nudge to go, and I also got external clues — a friend mentioning visiting Sedona, a magazine article about places where there were red rocks, a comment by a spiritual mentor. When we are living life fully, our inner and outer lives begin to unify and dance. The symbols outside of me and inside of me were all pointing to one place, Sedona.
About a month after I finished the book, I couldn’t wait any longer. I got in my car and drove to Sedona. When I arrived, I couldn’t believe how beautiful and powerful it was. I was in awe of the gorgeous red-orange-yellowish (lower chakra) rock formations and the gentle warm glow my body felt in their presence.
My personal shifts began almost immediately. I became much clearer on who I was and what I wanted. When I returned home, my marriage that had already been ailing began unraveling, a process that was long overdue.
A few months later, I returned to Sedona to get a root tattoo, and the you-know-what really hit the fan. It was time to let the healing crisis begin. My marriage ended and my healing career began in earnest. I created my Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos. I learned how to do Sitha healing, a healing modality similar to reiki. I studied hypnotherapy and became a certified hypnotherapist. I created the Chakra Life Cycle System. All of it began in Sedona.
So where is your Sedona? Your Bali? What place gives you that undeniable spiritual kick-in-the-butt that gets stuff moving? If you don’t know what it is yet, then simply ask to be shown. Pray about it. Meditate on it. And listen very closely for any answers the universe may provide. They can be easy to miss as they often come in a package you don’t expect.
If there is a place you’ve been longing to go your whole life, chances are, it’s your spiritual home. So, what are you waiting for?
Vicki Howie, MA, CHt is an International Life Coach, Yoga Teacher and Certified Master Hypnotherapist. Check out Vicki’s free Chakra Abundance audio download here.