While many people know of Sedona, Arizona as home of the beautiful Red Rocks or as a hub for the spiritually enlightened, they may not be aware that the city is also home to an active and creative arts scene.
According to VisitSedona.com, hundreds of artists of all mediums and genres reside and show their creations in Sedona, making it a major destination for those who appreciate art in all of its forms.
With more than 40 galleries and an active art gallery association, any type of art may be found in Sedona. The land's history has inspired Native American style art, its ruggedness has lead some to create works that mimic nature and its burgeoning community of intuitives has given way to modern and contemporary forms of art.
On the first Friday of every month, the Sedona Art Gallery Association gives tribute to the city's talented artists with a trolley tour of the galleries.
Author, philosopher and artist Ilchi Lee is just one among Sedona's many talented artists. His calligraphy and art are inspired by a sacred Korean text known as Chun Bu Kyung and are meant to convey unity and interconnectedness as well as inspire world peace.
In an article on GatewayToSedona.com titled Mystical Sedona Known the World Over as New Age Mecca, the spiritual draw to Sedona is explained as a possible result of the stunning beauty of the Red Rocks or the folklore surrounding the area.
The serene Arizona city is now home to people seeking enlightenment and those who may help them, like intuitives, channelers and massage therapists.
Even early settlers of the area recognized its beauty and recognized it as a special place as they reserved some of the majestic canyons for sacred rituals and practices.
"Many attribute Sedona's special draw to the 'vortexes,' specific points of energetic intensity among the Red Rocks that affect every living thing," writes author Sarah Horton.
The Arizona State Park website reports that the Red Rock park is a 286-acre nature preserve and educational center. Trails, meadows, creeks and, of course, the stunning terra cotta-hued cliffs make it a popular destination for tourist and enlightenment-seekers alike.
Sedona, because of its power and beauty, was the place Ilchi Lee chose as he settled in the U.S. to spread his teachings of Brain Education, brain wave vibration and Dahn Yoga to individuals all over the country.
Only then will this journey end, and will your soul end its time as this particular incarnation.
The lake will then become just water again. The nucleus that held the soul together need no longer be maintained, for it has been satisfied. Therefore, the Life Current that coalesced around this nucleus is loosed from the chain that bound it to the soul. Once free, it goes back to its original condition of absolute freedom.
No one knows how long this freedom will last. The time of freedom, from another point of view, could be the time before the Life Current is called forth again to come together around another seed of hope and give shape to another soul about to embark on a new journey. It is getting ready to dream a new dream. Just as our bodies decay and provide material for new life, Life Current is recycled continuously to serve the needs of the soul. This process is happening naturally without waiting for someone to attach a label or meaning to it. Put in human terms, we could call it an act of sacrifice and highest love, for it willingly gives up absolute freedom to help one seed of hope to come to fruition and be realized.
Who among us six billion strong, has experienced death? Not a near-death experience, but real death? Of course, everyone eventually experiences death once in her life. But there is yet no way to share that experience with someone else. Have any of you reading these words experienced death? If you answer, “yes,” then wake up, for you are mistaken. You are not dead yet. Generally, we do not understand death. More clearly, our level of understanding about death is at the level of ignorance.
If we don’t know what death is, what are we afraid of? What we are afraid of is not death, but information (or the lack thereof) about death. We are afraid of the accepted interpretation or myths about death. We are actually afraid about our own ignorance about death, and out of this ignorance rises our fear. Our ignorance has a deeper source in our ignorance about life itself: “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” If we knew the meaning of life and were able to judge ourselves as natural phenomena in the cycle of life, our fear about death would have no room to stand in our lives.
Do you still not know what your life’s purpose is, or think that you don’t know? When do you think you will find out? If you don’t know your life’s purpose, who do you think is more qualified to know? If you don’t know, no one, not even God, will know. Then how do you find the answer to the question that not even God knows? There is only one way: choice.
If you are willing to go deeply enough into your practice, you may come to some epiphanies about the world and your place in it, as this group of stories demonstrates. Connecting to energy greater than your own personal energy, you too will be able to see the big picture of your life and gain a better sense of meaning and purpose. Take your practice time as a precious moment with yourself. Get to know who you are and where you fit in the grand scheme of the universe.
Brain Wave Vibration seems to allow people to take a deeper look at themselves and the things holding them back. These people were all able to transcend information about themselves, gaining the ability to step forward in life.
The biggest change that happened to me is I ran completely out of the limiting information that used to confine me. When I ran out of negative information, I sensed that something had changed in my brain. Since then, whenever I encounter a knotty problem, I try to get an answer through Brain Wave Vibration.
-Kyung-hee Im, Korea