Shifting Realities

by Debra Mae White on October 14, 2012

Sedona has always been about shifting reality for me. My husband, Dennis and I started visiting Sedona in 1993 and have traveled there 15 times over the years since. During one such trip I wrote a poem about leaving all my former selves there. With every return to the magical land of red rocks, I begin molting again, shedding one pretentious skin after the other.

This year’s journey comprised of spirit filled moments connected to nature was no exception. Hiking in the Coconino National forest, we saw colors beyond what our imaginations could conjure. Reds raucous enough you could hear their rowdy yells reverberate across the canyon walls. Verdant, vivacious greens in the shadows of caramel candy colored ripples of light.

One digs deep into the soul in that glorious place and cannot help but transform. Soaking in Oak Creek beneath Cathedral Rock, the view was so pristine that the mere sight of the mount broke open my heart. In a flash I could swear I saw the wisdom of sages tumbling down from the mountain tops.

Some things in life cannot be spoken of or described in language of the logical mind. Sedona is experiential. There is only a knowing that the process has begun.

In the final days of our visit, melancholy mixed with euphoria in my heart. As I shift back to my life in the busy city of Houston, my spirit longs to bring that serene, sacred energy home.

How does one capture a perfect moment of love?


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Devoni October 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Inspirational and wonderful as always. Perhaps a place to retire to???


Debra Mae October 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Thanks Devoni. We dream about retiring in Sedona all the time!


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