Sunrise over the mountains

“Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there.”
-Robb Sagendorph

The very thought of sitting atop a mountain at sunrise has uplifting energy of its own! In fact, by re-imagining such an image at a later time following the experience, we can know the same bliss, perspective, and emotions that occurred when we actually lived the experience.

In primitive times, it is likely that living in cliff-type dwellings or having access to places where the horizon could be seen afforded a sense of greater safety as impending storms, unknown visitors, and even hunting prospects could be surveyed from that vantage point. Places such as the Native American Palatki Ruins and Montezuma’s Castle are examples of cliff dwellings in the area surrounding Sedona that illustrate this point.

But being on a hill at sunrise offers more than a visual survey of the land. Our mind responds to the soothing curve of the horizon and begins to slow to the rhythm of nature. Time becomes irrelevant, as thoughts slow and become more spiritual and peaceful. The bustle of the world fades into the distance. We develop new perspective on life.

In The Call of Sedona, Ilchi Lee comments, “Every land has a sacred mountain or place of wonder where people gather, drawn by the extraordinary energy there. Sedona is no different.” There are many mountain tops here from which to gain perspective. Soak up the experience until it crowds out your concerns and fills all of your senses. Then take that experience home with you to call up in your mind’s eye, wherever you roam.

By Lynn A. Trombetta