Aliens in Sedona on 11-11-11

Aliens in Sedona on 11-11-11 (Photo shot by and blue sky added in by Julie, aliens photoshopped in by Ariel.)

Yesterday when we went to Shaman’s Cave, the original plan was to visit all of the vortexes in Sedona and choose which one to be at on 11:11 on 11/11/11, but that hike turned out to be WAY more than we had initially anticipated. Since there’s really only a few vortexes in Sedona, we figured it would be easy enough to just go check them out in the morning, feel our way around, and then decide which one we wanted to be at at 11:11am. Time to go check out some vortexes!

First off, where are these vortexes? Well conveniently enough, there’s an app for that! 😀

The main vortexes in Sedona include the Airport Mesa, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

The Airport we had already been to and so we decided to go check out Bell Rock next since it was really close to our hotel.

Bell Rock Vortex

Julie checking out Bell Rock

Julie checking out Bell Rock

It looked like today would be a bit overcast. Feels like being back in Seattle, almost. 😉

Now what was going to happen today, if anything, I honestly had no idea. I’d heard lots of things but honestly I have no idea what to believe… so for me it was simply about going on the journey and then finding out, as life unfolds, what would happen.

One random cool thing we spotted there was that there was a guy up on top of Bell Rock!! I have no idea how he climbed up there, maybe from the back, but it was pretty wild to see this speck of a person up on top doing yoga poses. 🙂

Evidently Lake Titicaca, in South America, was the first spot that would go through the 11:11 transition and the energy from there would go straight into Sedona at that time. We did the time zone math and found that that would be at 8:11am, Sedona time.

So when we got to Bell Rock, we naturally did a little exploring to look around and find a place to sit and meditate a bit, in time for 8:11.

(Matt had mentioned that he went through some process the night before, around 3am or so, and that his process was already complete. Cool.)

Once we started getting settled in at Bell Rock, Julie found herself a nice spot. Anna hiked off and found herself a spot too. Matt and I sat down in the same area and started meditating.

Now while meditating, I was just open to whatever would happen, if anything, with no real expectations. Shortly after I began, I started to feel more of ME turn on. I’m not sure how to describe it, it’s not so much a physical body or emotional body… if anything it was more of an energetic/etheric body. It felt like I was becoming aware of more of what I was, more of my body than my physical body, and as if things were turning on.

It was different than the sensation of an out of body experience. It’s not what I used to call “my real body” vs. “my physical body” when starting to have an OBE. This was decidedly different. It’s what I’ve felt before when intentionally meditating and asking for DNA activations.

In any event, whatever was happening was happening. Once it felt like that stage of the process completed, I opened my eyes and turned to Matt and said, “Lightbody activation.”

(I don’t know why or how I knew that. It just seemed incredibly obvious that that’s what had happened.)

He was excitedly telling me about shifting between parallel dimensions and alternate realities and I was enjoying this new shift that I was experiencing.

It didn’t feel in any way like it happened because we were in Sedona. We just happened to be in Sedona when this particular experience happened. 🙂

After this, Julie wanted to go hike up a bit and check things out closer to the rock. Anna and Matt stayed back to talk and I went up to go join Julie.

Red rocks from Bell Rock

Red rocks from Bell Rock (iPhone HDR)

From the rocks, you could see the orange landscape, the big red rocks, these awesome leafless trees, dry grasses, cacti, desert bushes, and just a great view.

Even when you get up to Bell Rock, the texture and striations of the rock itself is really interesting to look at up close… seeing the dots and patterns and lines in the stone… lots to explore. 🙂

Chapel of the Holy Cross Vortex

The next vortex we went to go check out was at this cool church which was embedded into the rocks in Sedona, a small church called the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

(I realized afterwards that I didn’t get any good shots of the chapel, so here’s an image from Wikipedia.) 🙂

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Since Matt had tweaked his ankle the day before on the hike at Shaman’s Cave, we decided to drive right up to it and keep the hiking as minimal as possible. Here’s a quick shot of Matt checking out the view from the Chapel:

Matt beside the Chapel of the Holy Cross

Matt beside the Chapel of the Holy Cross

Now something interesting on the way up to the chapel that you’ll find is this huge fricken mansion, complete with green grass (yes, in the desert) and even an observatory in the back!!

Mansion with actual green grass

Mansion with actual green grass

It comes with several waterfalls, some stone walking paths, fresh blooming flowers, a gazebo, a pond, and way more… It was beautiful, yet oddly out of place. You can see it here, as seen from the chapel, and how out of place it is, relative to all the other buildings in Sedona.

The huge and oddly out of place mansion

The huge and oddly out of place mansion

One thing I really liked about the architecture here is that everything is designed to blend with the landscape. This I found to be true all throughout the southwest, including NM, AZ, and TX. Basically the houses match the color of the surrounding areas (muted green/brown for trees, red/orange for stone, etc.). Everything is designed to blend. Even at night the lights from the house are designed to be non-intrusive so they don’t overpower the landscape when the sun sets. It’s all tucked in and nestled in, and I really enjoyed this. 🙂

Anyways, hopping back to the subject at hand, let’s go back to the chapel. 🙂 So on the way up, you’ll find these cool desert plants, but this is true everywhere, really.

Desert flowers and red rocks

Desert flowers and red rocks

Stepping inside the chapel, the energy really does feel great. (The again, if you go to a synagogue in Israel where people have been praying for thousands of years, you can feel strong energy there too.)

Inside the chapel is a really wonderful experience.

Inside the Chapel of the Holy Cross

Inside the Chapel of the Holy Cross

Music was playing when we walked in. There was no church service or anything. Inside there were these huge windows looking out over the landscape. There’s plenty of seating areas in the rows in the back, as well as more seating along the sides of the walls which is where most people sat. The main rows were nearly empty and the benches along the wall were nearly packed. You’d see people meditating, smiling, hugging, and just enjoying themselves. It really was a wonderful feeling place. Back towards the front (which sounds kinda weird to say it like that), you’ll find candles on both walls. I went and lit one and it was fun. 🙂

After spending a bit of time appreciating the inside of the tall tall chapel, we went back outside to head out to the next area, but not before appreciating more of the architecture and landscaping all around us.

An awesome sign we found

An awesome sign we found

Cathedral Rock

The clock was starting to tick closer to 11:11am and we decided to head on down to the next vortex, Cathedral Rock. Apparently this is a highly photographed area of Sedona, so the photographer in me was happy to be going here. 😉

Getting to the vortex, we followed the exact GPS coordinates that I had to the vortex. Unfortunately, they took us to a road that had been closed down. The clock is ticking! Now what?

Going back down some dirt roads we’d come up and amusing passing a road named Disney Lane, we headed into Red Rock Park, got directions to where we needed to go, turned back around yet again, and continued heading back towards Cathedral Rock literally just minutes before 11:11.

At this point, I start getting really amused. All this work to get to Sedona for 11/11/11, trying pick the best spot for 11:11, and angels parting the heavens or anything, this all seemed comical to me. Is this how it was going to go down? Trying to figure out how to get to a parking lot and not actually being somewhere for when the clock ticks past?

We roll into the parking lot with maybe 1-2 minutes to spare… With Matt’s ankle, Julie drops us off near the front as she goes back to park the car. We start walking down the sidewalk as the clock ticks over to 11:11.

11-11 screenshot

11-11 screenshot

I grab my camera and snap a shot of us walking down the sidewalk towards Cathedral Rock:

Strolling down the sidewalk for 11-11

Strolling down the sidewalk at 11:11am

To me, this is the funniest thing ever… Nothing big, nothing special, just totally ordinary everyday life. I was loving it and grinning goofily (if that’s even a word). 🙂

Anna meditating at the base of a tree like a Buddha

Anna meditating at the base of a tree like a Buddha

Anna figured this was a good time to meditate and so she found a nice little spot and sat down to do just that.

…so this is it?

As we wait for Julie to come back from parking the car, I head off to go to the bathroom. Yeah, this is about as unceremonious as it can get. 😀

Once Julie arrived, we continued walking on over towards Cathedral Rock, making sure Matt was still okay with walking on his ankle.

After passing a wedding group (turns out there were a number of them here in Sedona we’d spot for 11-11), there was this beautiful field that would open up, compete with yellowing grass, fall colors in the trees, and a long since abandoned mill.

Sweet mill on the way towards Cathedral Rock

Sweet mill on the way towards Cathedral Rock

If you remember the picture from the opening of the blog post, it was from this location. 🙂

Since we didn’t have any aliens come down and join us as the clock ticked over to 11:11, here’s some fun little photoshoppy action to pretend that they did. 😉

Aliens in Sedona on 11-11-11

Aliens in Sedona on 11-11-11 (Photo shot by and blue sky added in by Julie, aliens photoshopped in by me.)

Continuing on down the walking path, you head under a canopy of trees and eventually wind up arriving at this area with red-orange stone (surprise! heh) and a nice view of Cathedral Rock with a river flowing past in the foreground:

People enjoying Cathedral Rock

People enjoying Cathedral Rock

Walking closer to the water, I continued snapping away.

On the edge of the red stone, looking at Cathedral Rock

On the edge of the red stone, looking at Cathedral Rock

Matt and Julie had sat down to enjoy the view and click some more photos.

Going for the ‘postcard’ shot of the rocks, I walked up to the water, composed, and fired away.

Cathedral Rock behind the trees

Cathedral Rock behind the trees

With the overcast lighting and barren foreground trees, it wasn’t exactly knock-your-socks-off picturesque, but it was still nice. 🙂

Now just off to the left from here, there was this trail that continued on. I wouldn’t have known about this, but Julie told me about it so we continued hiking on while Anna and Matt stayed back.

Just a little ways in, we stumbled across this rock with tons of little stacks of rocks. Snap snap snap!

The first set of stacked rocks

The first set of stacked rocks

As we shot pictures of this, someone was hiking back out. We asked him if there were more of these rocks and he was like, “This is nothing compared to what’s up ahead. This is just the beginning…”

Turns out he was right. 🙂

As you continued to hike on, there were literally fields and fields full of rocks!

Rocks stacked amongst the trees

Rocks stacked amongst the trees

When you’re hiking, stacks of rocks like these are called “cairns” and are typically used to designate where the trail is. When you’re hiking through the woods, you’ll get a wipe of paint down a tree, called a blaze, which let you know that you’re on the trail. Different color streaks designate different trails. Ever heard the term “trailblazer”? Well that’s meant for people who go into the outdoors and create a trail, marking the trail with blazes as the go along. Hence the term trailblazer. 🙂

In locations where there’s not an easy way to create a blaze, which is common in rocky mountains or desert environments, you stack rocks to create cairns. In this area, the stacked rocks were more artistic than anything else. 🙂

Gettin' down low with the rocks

Gettin' down low with the rocks

This place, as cool as it was, was actually really hard to shoot…

The more you’d walk, the more fields of rocks you’d find. 🙂

Stacks and stacks and stacks of rocks

Stacks and stacks and stacks of rocks

This is a place where you can really appreciate all the time and energy people had put into building the cairns. Whether you build one yourself, build upon someone else’s, or just quietly stroll through and appreciate the work of others, it feels like everyone has a role here and everyone contributes. It’s mass cooperation, and I love it. 🙂

Stacked rocks in the water

Stacked rocks in the water

Anna and Matt were getting super hungry so we didn’t want to spend too much time here, even though you could get lost here for hours, but eventually we started making our way back. Julie was looking everywhere for an Ohm sign in the rocks and didn’t see one, so she created one herself. 🙂

Julie making an Ohm out of rocks

Julie making an Ohm out of rocks

Once we left here, we were all really hungry, so we wound up heading on off to a delicious pizza place in the area.

Getting a little woo-woo

In the parking lot there, I stumbled across a nice Sedona find… An Ashtar Command truck!

Ashtar Command car sighting on the way to lunch

Ashtar Command car sighting on the way to lunch

I’m not particularly familiar with them, but I know they’ve probably got some youtube videos out. They’re probably some channeled entities or something.

(Last time I was in Sedona with Glenn in the beginning of 2010, we found a UFO store. It must have closed down since because we didn’t see it this time around.)

In any event, after getting a nice delicious meal of Italian food, we headed out to go check out some of the more woowoo sides of Sedona.

One of the most visible spiritual arenas is this building near one of the main roundabouts in Sedona called the Center for New Age.

The Center for New Age and their big mural

The Center for New Age and their big mural

Inside you could find all sorts of books, crystals, and so on, as well as different intuitive readers and psychics.

Around back they had a person who offered UFO tours. You’d basically go out at night with nightvision goggles and you could go spot UFO’s. 🙂

Anna and Matt both opted to have their auras photographed and analyzed here at the center. Julie wasn’t interested in it so she left to go explore elsewhere while I sat in and listened to Matt’s reading and Anna’s reading.

Heading towards the Center for New Age

The Center for New Age

Basically what happens when you go for an aura reading is you sit in a room in front of a box/camera and they take a picture of you while you have your fingers on this metallic sensor box thingy. Scientific names, I know. 😀

I was actually surprised how spot on both Matt’s and Anna’s readings were! The lady who did the readings would look at the polaroid-like photograph that would come out, and she was also really intuitive, so she could put the pieces together and give you a nice reading.

I wound up coming back the next day to get mine read. Here’s my aura photo:

Ariel's aura photo

Ariel's aura photo

(Interestingly enough, the photo looked very similar to the aura photo I had done several years back. I think they used the same technology which would make sense.)

Anna’s photo looked similar to mine, but a bit different. Matt’s was way different with a bunch of violet energy.

Looking at my photo, for example, the red had to do with a lot of intense creative energy in me. I believe the yellow off to the side has to do with organization and future abundance. The gap in the aura above my head has to do with the connection up to spirit. The lady went into intense detail about my creative energies, specifically targeting photography, was able to know that my intuitive gifts were not regarding clairvoyance (seeing things) or clairaudience (hearing things), but clairsentience (just knowing things), knew that energy healing would be a good match for me (I’ve done the reconnection and am a reiki master), knew that running my own business is good for me, and so on.

Even though the reading was so spot on, I was a bit let down by it. I felt like it just wasn’t useful. I mean great, you can really read me and tell me all about myself, but I already know all that. I live it every day. Tell me how I can do something useful with it. Then it’ll be helpful. Nevertheless, it is pretty surprising how spot on a person can get doing this…

Alien watching for 11:11 pm:

After bopping around town and checking out lots of different restaurants for dinner, we wound up stopping at a restaurant up atop the airport mesa near the Vortex. They were actively advertising themselves as the most expensive place in Sedona, yet their prices weren’t actually all that outrageous. Amusingly enough, I think this place was the least amount of money we’d spent… ordering just tapas and waters since we weren’t all that hungry. :p

After dinner it was definitely dark. Since we were already up at this vortex, we decided to wait out until 11:11pm and check out more aliens if we could spot any.

At this point it was cold. It was definitely cold. We were all bundled up. Some of us just wanted to go back. Some of us really wanted to spot something. Some wanted to stay. Some wanted to go. In the end, we decided to wait until 11:11 and see if we’d see anything.

After chilling up there for a while (no pun intended) and as 11:11pm approached, I asked Matt if he could sense anything or communicate with anyone up there. He said that he didn’t feel anything and that it’s not something he necessarily initiates. They simply come to him and begin the dialogue and he’s here open to whatever happens. Made sense to me. But he didn’t have any senses of anything going on or about to happen.

11:11pm came and went and as soon as 11:12 hit, we all loaded up the cars and went back to our hotels to finally get some sleep… 🙂

Definitely a unique day!

One Comments

  1. Kacie
    on February 23rd, 2012
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    I love Sedona so much… I went on a “Soul Adventure” solo retreat there about 2 years ago. It definitely rocked my world, I can’t wait to return… Reading about it reminded of why I am so drawn there. I learned a lot about myself and did a lot of past life healing when I was there as well as tons of hiking.

    My favorite energetic spot is up right in base of the spines at Cathedral rock. I hope you have the opportunity to climb it someday, if you haven’t already.

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