In the beginning of Sedona there was the word and that word was vortex. One word with so many different viewpoints.  People come from all over the world just to experience the power of Sedona encapsulated, to many, in one word – vortex. “What is a vortex?” “Where do I find one?” “What am I supposed to feel?” I used to think that I had an answer for people, but, in my experience, I have found but one truth: there is no single, right answer when it comes to exploring vortexes.

Today our times are dominated by the concepts of science and logic where, if we can measure, taste, see or quantify something, then it must be true.  Science would have us believe that there is nothing special going on at sacred places like Sedona because they can’t measure anything quantifiable with their instruments but I offer a fact for consideration: many people have deep, profound spiritual experiences while in Sedona.  Spiritual experiences that are personal and unique defying the limits of our minds.

I’m sure nearly everyone who reads this has experienced moments of peace, clarity or oneness at least once in their lives. That is what “vortex” is about.  It could happen in nature, church, in your backyard, etc.

Sedona vortex map

So don’t limit yourself to the fact that you have to go to one the spots marked on a map or in a book. Trust yourself and find the places, wherever they are, that speak most clearly to you.

Some people come here wanting to go through the vortex drive thru, order the vortex happy meal from a pre-selected menu and gobble it down as they race out of town to tell their friends how tasty it was. Instead of searching for the “the right place or the exact feeling”, allow yourself to get out on the land, relax your mind and let the power of such a beautiful place wash over you.  Put your camera away and allow yourself to feel the benefit of being in Sedona.  That feeling is something you can truly capture and take home with you. I believe that power is what some people have come to realize as a vortex.

But all that aside, there are some avenues that we can explore in an attempt to justify the power of Sedona.  First of all, Sedona is home to a unique geology of rocks with quartz, iron and volcanic formed basalt which are typically found in sacred sites all over the world.

Secondly, many people would agree that nature exerts a therapeutic effect on our lives and Sedona is surrounded by nearly two million acres of national forest.  Last, Native Americans have long believed that Sedona is sacred ground and that the creation story of their ancestors has its roots in Sedona.  They will say that Sedona is a place where the veils between the physical and spiritual worlds are thin.

So, no matter if you come to Sedona looking for peace, natural wonder, personal answers, spiritual growth or spaceships, Sedona, with all its stunning rocks and desert landscape, provides the perfect backdrop from which we can search for the answer to that oft asked question: “What is a vortex?”

– Kurt Raczynski –

You may learn more about Kurt Raczynski and explore the spirituality and sacredness of Sedona by visiting hisInner Journeys website