A lost cause.


Making our way up the hill…




We passed gardens.




And rocks!







And then we saw…




The church.




I have to say I was a little disappointed.

The setting and views were drop dead gorgeous…




Look! There’s my Arizona (winters are too cold in Maine) cottage.

But the church itself?




Seemed a bit of a let down.

Granted, I’m not religious and wasn’t filled with the holy spirit…




But when we opened the door…




And stepped inside?

I admit it.

I felt…





The quiet reverence moved me.

And it’s simplicity filled me with a feeling of utter…..






I’m not signing up for bible study and I won’t be saying bless you child with every second breath.

But I didn’t burst into flame upon entry either… so that was a good sign.

Downstairs, in the little gift store where the husband went to buy something for a co worker who moonlights as a pastor, I overheard the saleswoman say that many people experience odd feelings when entering this church.

I found out later that the building site is actually one of Sedona’s famous spiritual vortexes. A cross point between energy fields in the earth’s grid system. There’s a lot of woo woo surrounding the vortex phenomena …. but Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids are also built on such sites.

So who knows?

Maybe I was touched by an ancient Druid.




Anyway you look at it….




It was a beautiful place.



And I’m very glad we went.




Even if we didn’t get to pick the flowers.




Or walk on the rocks.




Geesh, for a laid back spiritual place they sure had a lot of rules.




So after sucking up what healing vibes we could…




We headed back down.




Surrounded by those lovely red rocks.






We also passed some interesting cactus on the way out.

The blooms on this one were like hard rubber.




And then there was this spikey weirdo.




And finally?




The end.





Of this post.

Not the Arizona trip series.



27 thoughts on “A lost cause.”

      1. Exactly. I’ve been to Stonehenge back before it became a tourist trap and it was a positive mellow vortex if there ever was one. Of course, I shouldn’t judge this one without visiting it first. Mea culpa.

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      2. I worked with two women who were CRAZY about Arizona vortexes. Going there every summer to get in-tune with them. We went to AZ but seemed to never stumble over any vortexes which probably was how it was meant to be.

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  1. One of the reasons I’m non-religious is because all of the rules. I think that’s the whole point of religion is to impose rules on its followers… so all the signs. Not surprised at all…

    So how many more to go before you can claim to have photographed every rock on the planet?

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  2. “Don’t walk on the rocks!” they say … after they tromped all over them building that chapel and trails … kind of elitist of them, in a lederhosen clad eviro-nazi sort of way.


  3. That church sounds like a place I need to check out. I am not Catholic but I musta been in another life. I feel such peace walking into Workman’s Cathedral, or the Shrine, or any of the churches in Italy. Like a weight has been lifted. I am not religious by ANY definition of the word. I do not believe in organized religion. But I am spiritual. I do believe there is a higher power. And that gives me peace.

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      1. It could have been the rocks. But some places just give you that. Who knows….you may have been able to wander out in those beautiful NUMEROUS rocks and felt the same peace…..but I somehow doubt it.

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