So, my apologies about not writing this sooner, as I was in Sedona, AZ 2 weeks ago to complete goal #37- getting my aura read!
Actually, getting my aura re-read. Let me explain how all of this started. About 3 years ago, my friend and I visited Sedona for the first time. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a beautiful place about 2 hours north of Phoenix; known for it’s energy, healing powers, and beautiful geography. (I LOVE Red Rock Canyon.) Some people may call it “hippy-dippy.” And I would agree. And that’s why I love it!
While we were there, we saw a place called “Center for the New Age.” We thought, “What would be the most hippy-dippy thing we could do while we’re here?” So, a few weeks beforehand, we scheduled an aura-reading. This is a photo you take that “captures” your energy and can assist you in aligning your chakras. Now, do I know what that really means? No. But I’m open-minded.
They scheduled us a meeting with a woman named Jamie. I had no idea going in how FREAKING AWESOME this chick would be. Funny, intelligent, down-to-earth, gifted, on-point, and really, really cool. She’s one of those people you look at and think, “Why aren’t we friends?”
My first reading was in January 2011. (Below, left) I was in debt, depressed, stuck, and had just launched “LeavingMilpitas.com” as a way to get out of my parent’s house and out of debt. The second picture (right) was taken in April of 2012. I was a month into my new job at Star 101.3, had moved out of Milpitas and into a new apartment, and was out of debt. (Until I furnished my new apartment. Then I was f***ed again.)
It’s less than a year later, but I had to go back. I’ve felt more connected to myself within the last 2 months than I have my entire life. (That will be in the next blog. And trust me…it’s gonna be good.) The one thing she said that made me so, so happy was, “Girl, you’re guided.”
New aura photo. The white circle in the center is actually my “heart” chakra, which is in a transitional phase as I’m just beginning to be ready to let someone in. The white light is right over my face/crown chakra. (Also, forgive the darkness; my scanner didn’t work so I had to take this photo with my cell phone! #janky)
She was right. I really am in a place in a place where I’m ready to share, ready to inspire, and ready to stop being in my own way. This is the first time in my entire life that I have ever felt this way.
And here’s Jamie. Remind me to also turn to my side if I’m standing next to someone who’s 96 pounds AND taking pictures from the side. (On another note, isn’t she pretty?)
Other highlights include:
* Taking a bubble bath 2 nights in a row at my hotel!! (the bathtub in my apartment is child-size, I swear.)
* An AMAZING meal at Elote: “Camarones con Espinacas” (grilled shrimp w/a spinach-chipotle cream sauce) AND a ginger AND prickly pear margarita. Yes, 2 margaritas. Suck it.
* An AMAZING smoked chopped salmon salad at The Barking Frog Grille.
*Working out 2 days in a row. Really proud of myself for this.
* Visiting Chapel of the Holy Cross. Amazingly beautiful. Do it if you can.
* And… a 2 hour UFO tour!! This was the coolest thing I’ve ever done. We went to the top of a mountain (in between several vortexes) and watched the sky through super fancy night-vision goggles for 2 hours. I saw 7 UFOs. I can’t wait to do this again. I went with Melinda from Center from the New Age.
Not bad for 2 days. Next time I hope to be there longer. I want to work in an extensive hike, a bike-ride, more hippy-dippy and raw foods, maybe a spa day, etc. (Ah, money. If only there were more of it!) If you’ve ever been to Sedona, or done anything I’ve mentioned in this blog, I’d love to hear about it! Thanks for reading and special thanks to Jamie and Melinda for making this a wonderful, memorable weekend!