This is the drive to Sedona from Williams, which was only about 90 minutes or so. Thank God! After my last day’s drive of almost 7 hours!
I saw this sign in one of the stores there, I believe it was the Center for the New Age, where I bought a particularly beautiful malachite bracelet! Anyway, it actually says, “change” the world, not “hange” the world (I am giggling my ass off as I write that!!).
These are just "around town" pictures in Sedona.
I looked up meetings for one of my fellowships since it had been a while since I’d been to a meeting (which is very unusual for me) and there was one that night at 6 p.m. It’s held at a place called Unity of Sedona which is a pretty magical place, from the looks of it. I could absolutely see myself living there and worshiping in this place!
What’s really cool is that at that 12 step meeting someone I know showed up! In Sedona, Arizona! We met at a 12 step meeting in Mass. and she was there because her dad lives in Sedona. What are the chances of that??? She and I had coffee a couple of times, then stayed in touch, and she even came to visit me in New Haven and came to my Friday night meeting with me several months ago.
It got to the meeting location about an hour early since I didn’t have much else to do, and walked the labyrinth. I always ask God, “What do you want me to know or do?” before I walk a labyrinth, and this time I was given the image of a guy named Chuck. I've met Chuck a few times because our two churches were going to merge, but I don't know him well. It’s my understanding that Chuck has been integral in helping to keep the 12 step groups that meet at his church in the forefront of the minds of the members of the congregation as they transition out of the building (the merger never happened). His church happens to be the church where two of my meetings are held, and where the vast majority of my healing has taken place. I am eternally grateful to that church, and to Chuck for making sure the members keep in mind the incredible service they’ve been doing in the community.
Anyway, I have a friend from that church who knows Chuck, so I sent him a text with a picture of the labyrinth and told him that it came to me as a result of my walk in the labyrinth to express to Chuck how grateful I am for his efforts, which has resulted in the meetings being able to stay in the building until at least 6/30/19 (but possibly longer depending on what happens with the building). My friend said he’d pass the message on, but if I wanted contact him myself he gave me Chuck’s number. So I contacted him, told him where I was, what I was doing and why I was writing. He said, “Sign me up to hear about your trip!” so I shared my blog with him. Turns out he’s a photographer! And he turned me into Ansel Adams by taking one of my Yellowstone pics and making it black and white! Pretty cool, huh?
And this sign was in the bathroom. See? I told you you are loved!
Barb Nangle is the founder of Higher Power Coaching and Consulting, an entrepreneur and an eternal optimist. She loves motivating others to become better and better versions of themselves, just as she has become better and better versions of herself.