Thursday was an exhilarating hiking day in Sedona, an inspiring red sandstone rock formation destination approximately 120 miles north of Phoenix. It’s also home to many spiritual seekers from around the world.
Many believers come to Cathedral Rock to meditate and create cairns, man-made piles of stones often used as the focus for zen pictures.
People are drawn to these magnetic mountains because Indians considered them home to the Great Spirit. Rumors are that many a personal spiritual transformation has occurred in this peaceful location of Cathedral Rock.
Below are just a few pictures of the hundreds of stone piles left by people during their spiritual pursuit at this famous location.
The Buddha Beach cairns are seen everywhere, back-to-back, side-by-side, mile-by-mile through this hike near Cathedral Rock and everywhere around the town.
Before attempting to hike to Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, we stopped to revel in the peace and tranquility of the Chapel of the Holy Cross. This small, but elegant, chapel is a Roman Catholic church built in the rocks in 1956 endorned with a large Archangel Michael statue from Mexico and a carved granite head of Jesus from France.
The next hike we attempted, but stopped midway from exhaustion, was the trail to another vortex of energy called Bell Rock situated next to Courthouse Butte a towering rock formation that resembles a courthouse building.
I’m grateful to have experienced the charm and magnificent surroundings of this beautiful place. I’m sad to leave, but know I’ll be back sooner than later.
I send you love, blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!