Allow us to take you on a spiritual journey to experience a Medicine Wheel ceremony. We built a Medicine Wheel right here at Alma de Sedona Bed and Breakfast and are offering private ceremonies to enhance your Sedona vacation.
Many people, who come to Sedona, seem to resonate with Native American teachings as they are based on understanding our connection to a living Earth where humans are but a part. These teachings bring our awareness of blending the spiritual into the workings of our everyday life.
The Sedona area has become a true melting pot of people where the sacred tools of different cultures have become available for others to explore their spirituality. One such tool is the Medicine Wheel.
The Medicine Wheel is a ceremony with Native American roots, but we believe its teachings are timeless and can be applied to living in our modern world by anyone with intentions of self- discovery, healing, spiritual understanding and/or reconnecting to the Earth.
The Medicine Wheel is full of symbolism as it consists of an equidistant cross within a circle. The circle represents the wholeness and unity of all life and, as we step inside the circle, we come into relationship with all life. This realization of Inner unity is an important aspect of the healing process as it dissolves the idea of separation. As we establish a sacred bond with life around us the signs and omens omnipresent in nature come alive always sharing with us where we are on our path. Life thus becomes more profound and meaningful. The circle has no begInning and no end so that it becomes a symbol of constant change and a realization of being able to flow with the energies of life that exist all around us.
The equidistant cross represents the search for balance as we attempt to reconcile the opposites of life – masculine/feminine, night/day, Heaven/ Earth, etc. When we are able to integrate the dualities of life we are then able to come to a place of acceptance for the perfection inherent in our nature and in others.
The cross divides the circle into four equal quadrants each represented by a season, direction, element, color, animal totem and aspect of being human.
East: spring, air element, yellow, eagle, child, spiritual aspect
South: summer, fire element, red, coyote, teenager, emotional aspect
West: fall, water element, blue/black, bear, adult, mental aspect
North: winter, earth element, white, buffalo, elder, physical aspect
From these teachings we can get a true barometer as to what energies are at work with you and the ways you can flow with those energies into balance. You will be able to recognize what strengths you utilize on your path and also what may be blocking you from creating the life you desire. True healing occurs when we are able to recognize and accept all parts of ourselves and integrate them into wholeness.
We will begin our ceremony by introducing the use of the healing herb, sage, which helps us to cleanse away old, unwanted energy and opens the door to the spiritual world where all life is interconnected. We will then place ourselves in a wheel position from which we will share with you the teachings of each quadrant and allow some reflection time to see how the teachings intersect with where you are on our path. We will also share stories on the Native American spirituality of the Sedona area.
Come join us to experience sacred ceremony in Sedona and open yourself to the spiritual journey within.
Cost: $85/ first person, $50 for each additional person
Time: Allow approximately one hour