Rebecca Tinkle shares the spiritual and mystical details of what she calls “a complete recycling and evolutionary leap” that resulted from her Call to Sedona.
LT: Rebecca, please tell our readers about the profound changes and series of events you experienced following a tour of South Korea that led you to move to Sedona.
RT: In 2008, I had gone to South Korea. I was a young girl who was going to Dahn Yoga classes, and I was so in love with the energy and the principles that Dahn Yoga was helping me to familiarize and integrate into my life. Just from going to a couple of yoga classes a week in Denver, my whole life was starting to transform. I just started to bloom and shine and really come into my own, because I had never focused on myself before in a very real and grounded way.
I had always been interested in spirituality but it was more . . . kind of mystical, airy fairy, and “woo, woo.” I was fascinated by it, and with Dahn Yoga I was able to experience not only the intellectual concept of energy, but the actual feeling of that energy in my body, in my heart, in my soul, between my hands. It was real! I was hungry for more experience. I’d heard there was a Korean Meditation Tour where we’d get to meet Ilchi Lee for one of the sessions. So I booked it—I was so curious to see how the thing I loved so much and had brought me so much value had started.
On the very last night of the tour, Ilchi Lee was holding a lecture. It was the only time we saw him in the whole time we were there. He led a training and it was really good. At the end he offered to open everyone’s seventh chakras. He went around the room and put energy into everyone’s brain, just by tapping them on the head. As he approached me, I was focusing and coaching my brain, thinking, “Rebecca this may be the only time you ever get to meet an enlightened master. Please be focused, take as much energy as you can, don’t waste it.” It was almost like praying to my soul to be present and not waste this opportunity.
He just tapped the top of my head—it was like a one second interaction.
LT: A lot changed for you following the tour and your experience with Ilchi Lee . . .
RT: Yes, after we returned to the U.S. I was sick for 2 weeks. When the haze of illness passed, I woke up to a completely different world. I could now see and feel energy, feel vibration, I could clearly see consciousness. I went through a four-year integration period.
During that time I became an author; I was never a writer before, never! It was then that I wrote my first book. One of the gifts that I have is I dream things, and every night I would dream the next scene of the story. So I began writing it down and it became a book, Eve: Redemption.
During regular yoga practice in 2012, I learned Ilchi Lee was doing a book lecture for The Call of Sedona. It had become a best seller. He came to Denver, and I stood in line to meet him. I was anxious to meet him because literally within one second of his attention [in Korea], he had changed the entire trajectory of my life! Even though he had never really “met” me, he was so important to my growth.
I was able to share the two minute version of my story with him. We talked a bit longer with my center manager, Ilchi, and a translator. At that time, I was working on developing the book that I had written into a film, which ended up not ever happening, but at the time I was working with a producer, and Ilchi Lee was working on the CHANGE film. He invited me to come to Sedona and work on the film. So I literally received the Call of Sedona from the writer of the The Call of Sedona, Ilchi Lee!
I worked on the film as the associate producer. What that meant was I was doing phone calls and getting coffee, sweeping the floor after the filming. It was an assistant position, where I learned the ropes, so to speak. And I’ve been here ever since. I’ve gotten to work with him and the companies that make his media products. It’s been such great experience.
I thought I had grown so much just from that one second of interaction in Korea, but the amount of maturing that I’ve done since I’ve moved here and worked with him and his students here—it’s incredible and remarkable. I am actually a much better human being since I’ve moved to Sedona! I was pretty good before, but I have just grown and matured so much and my life has changed—a complete recycling and evolutionary leap.
LT: Please talk a bit about your experience of Sedona.
RT: I’m an Empath, so living in the city was very hard. I felt the condition of all the humans around me. The energy of all the humans was louder than the energy of the earth. So there was a lot of static, and I couldn’t really feel the essence of the earth. When I moved to Sedona, it was like an epiphany—I felt the vibration of the earth, and not the people.
Sedona has really helped me to become grounded in my body again. I feel like it’s a modern-day Eden. Living here I often wake up at 3 a.m.—there’s like this transference of energy—my body is buzzing with energy like I am a battery being charged up. I’ve also become more physically active because I’m full again—my body wants to move again—I’m not so drained all the time.
Visually, it’s gorgeous. The emphasis of my life in Sedona is not people, but it’s the earth, and myself and the earth. Unlike the city, there is less pulling and pushing of energy between people here. It is a hint or a glimpse of the way we were supposed to live.
LT: Sedona has inspired your latest book, The Secret of Mago Castle.
RT: Yes, the story is actually set in Sedona. It’s about a woman named Angeline that’s called to come here. She discovers that connection with the spirit of the earth, with “Mago,” and that it’s her destiny to be like an avatar for Mago—to be Mago’s voice for the world.
She then meets four other people here in Sedona who were also called to Sedona; people who she was literally destined from the beginning of time to meet at this time on the earth. When they join together, they work to improve the consciousness, not only for Sedona and for the United States, but for the whole planet.
LT: This has been wonderful. Any final thoughts you would like to share?
RT: I’d like to say that I’m grateful that a place like Sedona exists on the earth. Sedona is a window into what it must have felt like to live on the earth before the rush of industry. It’s a return home.
LT: Thank you, Rebecca!