A vortex is the funnel shape created by the motion of spiraling energy. The vortexes in Sedona are swirling centers of subtle energy coming out from the surface of the earth. They characterize Sedona as a spiritual power center. (Although the plural form of vortex” is generally “vortices,” in Sedona, “vortexes” is used.) The energy is not exactly electricity or magnetism, although it does leave a slight measurable residual magnetism in the places where it is strongest.
The energy of the vortexes interacts with whom or what a person is in their inner self. It resonates with and strengthens the Inner Being of each person who comes within about a quarter to a half mile of it. This resonance occurs because the vortex energy is very similar to the subtle energy operating in the energy centers inside each person.
It is a unique phenomenon that Juniper trees respond to the vortex energy in a physical way that reveals where this energy is strongest. The stronger the energy, the more of an axial twist the Juniper trees have in their branches. Instead of going straight down the branch, the lines of growth follow a slow helical spiral along the length of the branch. That is, Juniper trees twist in the presence of a vortex. The stronger the vortex energy, the more pronounced will be the twist.
Vortexes can be classified as masculine, feminine or balanced. In other words, the energy emanating from a specific vortex strengthens the masculine side of a personality, or the feminine aspect, or it enhances the yin/yang balance of one’s being.
The masculine side can be seen as being on a scale that has strength at the high end and weakness at the low end. People who have a strong masculine side are self-confident. They have the internal strength to take charge of their own lives, and to claim their rights in life. This makes them good at standing up to people who try to take away their rights by force, intimidation or manipulation. Having a strong masculine side means being good at taking risks when appropriate, being decisive when necessary, and being able to focus or concentrate in order to get things done. It also means being good at figuring out how to get out of life what is desired; figuring out how to operate responsibly, and how to reason without distorting reality. Conversely, people who have a weak masculine side often doubt their abilities, and many things intimidate them.
The feminine side can be viewed as a continuum that has goodness at the high end, and the opposite, which is badness or evil, at the low end. The feminine side strengthens the ability to allow others their rights and not interfere with those rights. The vortex which enhances the feminine side strengthens the things normally thought of as feminine, such as kindness, compassion, patience and the ability to let others need you and depend on you. And it strengthens the ability to anticipate the impact of your actions before you act, which is what considerateness is all about.
The balance between the masculine and feminine sides is almost as important as growth itself. Even a less evolved person, if he is balanced, at least treats other the same way he treats himself. And that is what balance is all about. If the masculine side strongly outweighs the feminine, you are too strong for the amount of goodness you have, and you tend to do harm to others by taking unfair advantage of them. On the other hand, if the feminine side greatly outweighs the masculine, you have more goodness than strength, and you tend to let others push you around and take advantage of you.
Emotions are a good indication of this balance. If you feel anger more easily than fear, your masculine side is stronger, and if the opposite is true, your feminine side is stronger. Having a good masculine/feminine balance also helps make relationships work well, such as intimacy, commitment, honesty and openness.
There are a number of ways an individual can work at enhancing these aspects of personality. Perhaps the easiest way to accomplish this is to experience for yourself the magical, mystical, sacred vortex energy of Sedona!