Feel the Spirit
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Feel the SpiritLearn to explore from the heart.
It was an early morning in the 1990s when my two boys and I were coming into the outskirts of Sedona, Arizona, on our way to Colorado; and we saw signs telling us to buy maps to show us the locations of the vortexes of Earth energies in the area. Both boys wanted me to pull over so we could pick up a map.
“Look,” I told them, “we don’t need a map. We human beings are Living Spirits. And when we accept this, we become geniuses at Spiriting, so that means we can just feel these Earth energies inside of ourselves and know where to go on our own. We don’t need a map any more than we need a compass. Remember how I taught you to close your eyes and get to feel which way is magnetic north with your own body?”
“Okay, Dad,” said Joseph. “Let’s see if we can find these vortexes without a map.”
David didn’t say a thing. We were all sitting up front in the pickup. I was driving, David was riding shotgun by the window, and Joseph was in the middle. I pulled over, got out of the pickup, turned off the engine, and breathed and stretched and walked around, loosening up.
I closed my eyes and did some consciously conscious, deliberately focused deep breathing, relaxing myself and getting all empty inside, and this is when the humming started behind my left ear and spread across the back of my head to my right ear. This humming had begun a few months back. It was like I was becoming more and more of a Receiving Station for God-Goding; or more precisely, I could feel that I was tuning in to a Jesus-miracling frequency. And so I now breathed and breathed, and the humming got stronger and stronger, like it did when I went to write in the early morning.
So I got back in the truck, and we followed the humming feelings I felt. I turned left and left again right before we came into the town of Sedona itself, and we climbed a hill. Up ahead, across the flat mesa on top of the hill, was a small airport. I started to go toward it but lost contact with the humming. I flipped a U-turn and drove back to where we had come up the hill.
“It’s here,” I announced. “We’d passed it. Can you feel it? It’s strong right here.”
“I think I do,” said Joseph, my younger son. “It feels good, right?”
“Exactly!” I replied. “It feels real good and energizing!”
“Okay, I can feel it,” said Joseph.
“How about you, David?” I asked my older boy. “Do you feel anything?”
“I’m not sure,” he said. “I think it’s just my imagination.”
“That’s a start,” I said. “Just breathe easy and keep open, David. At first I wasn’t sure if I was feeling anything or just imagining things, too. We need to learn to trust our feelings and not go into our heads and start analyzing.”
We parked and got out, and I started to climb over a serious-looking fence that had a NO TRESPASSING sign on it, but I could see that both of my boys were very hesitant. I stopped and didn’t climb over.
“Now what is it?” I asked with some impatience.
“Maybe we shouldn’t,” said David. “They probably don’t want people going over that fence because it’s right alongside the runway.”
“I’m sure you’re right, David. But look, we’ll walk alongside the runway in those trees and grass.”
“Yes, but what if you decide that this vortex is in the middle of the runway once we get out there? What will you have us do, Dad? Get out in the middle of landing airplanes?”
I almost EXPLODED! David was really using some far-fetched stuff to try to make his point.
“Look,” I said, trying to calm down, “we will cross that bridge when we come to it! We can’t live our lives by worrying about maybes before we even come to them! COME ON! LET’S GO! THIS IS FUN, DAMMIT!”
Reluctantly, both boys climbed over the security fence with me, and we went jogging alongside the runway in the trees. We went quite a long ways, almost to end of the mesa, before I began to feel Mother Earth’s energy pulsating with power under my very feet!
“This is it!” I said. “RIGHT HERE! Can you feel it?”
“Sort of,” said Joseph.
“I don’t know,” said David.
“Well, this is it! Just close your eyes and put out your hands, palms facing down, and fill yourself up with all this great-feeling MOTHER EARTH ENERGY! These map people are really right! Sedona does have some good, strong-feeling spiritual vortexes! Wow! Let’s hold hands and give thanks to Mother Earth and Father Sky and send good healing energy around our whole globe, letting Mother Earth and Father Sky know how much we love them, and that we are fully aware of them being alive and in need of our healing help!”
We held hands, with our left ones facing up and our right ones facing down, and I could feel an EXPLOSION of power come BURSTING into me! A red-tailed hawk came flying overhead, SCREECHING! I felt so energized that I could pop and/or take off running for 100 miles nonstop!
Even David was laughing and smiling as we went back to our pickup.