“Everything Is As It Is Meant To Be”

    “Everything is as it is meant to be.” I received this message from the Giant Rock People while lying on the top of Cathedral Rock in Sedona this past weekend. In this post, we’ll explore what that could mean for you in this “epoch-making year of 2012.”

    My wife and I take a yearly trip to Sedona Arizona to celebrate our Anniversary. One of our favorite events on this trip is our climb to the top of Cathedral Rock. This year that trek was particularly significant.

    Before our hike, I was reading a book about how, if you are open to it, the sacred red rocks of places like Cathedral Rock, may give you messages. I was anxious to try this out—just to see what might happen.

    It was a beautiful sunny spring day in Sedona as we made our way along the creek that borders the north of Cathedral Rock. Here’s a picture of the view from below:

    After about 20 minutes, we reached the “ascent” where switchbacks begin to take you up the north and then the east side of this majestic mountain. For us, it takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours to make the climb, at times going on all fours up the rock face.

    At the top, there are several perches from which you can view the sweeping landscape far below, lie in the sun, or rest in the shade with your back against the red rock walls. If you are open to it, when you sit at the top, if you close your eyes and “feel the mountain” you may find yourself “verrrryyy” relaxed, you might fall into a dreamy sleep, you might get messages—or none of this may happen.

    As my wife and I sat at the topmost point, we watched various people come and go—each with their very own experience. There was a guy who you could hear coming from a distance, grunting and moving at an intense clip. I got from him that this was a “great workout” and he was determined to push himself up as fast as he could go. He reached the top, took a brief glimpse around, then told his pretty young girlfriend to “stand over there” so he could take her picture. She didn’t think “she looked good enough” after the tough climb and shooed him away.

    There was a middle-aged couple. The woman got to the top and you could hear that her main concern was how scary it was to look at the way back down. She almost immediately began to back her way down, her husband, like a high school football coach at her side, telling her where to step and “how great she was doing.”

    Then there was the barefoot girl. Yes, she had made the rocky hike barefoot. When she got to the top she found a nice slab in the sun and nestled in for a little rest with a smile on her face.

    After looking around for a bit and wondering in amazement at how there seemed to be two Giant Rock People overlooking the spot, like guardians, my wife and I joined the barefoot girl’s style. After all, I was looking forward to “a message.”

    The first message I received was “I am soooo relaxed.” I settled my spine against the cool and surprisingly soft red rocks and sunk in. I felt like I could rest here for ages.

    I asked if there was any message the Rock People wanted to share. I rested and waited.

    Before too long, the words, “Everything is as it is meant to be” came gently into my mind. As I wondered about the meaning of that, I saw images of past events in my life that had seemed like they were “mistakes,” or felt “painful,” or “confusing,” and I saw that they were exactly as they were meant to be. I wouldn’t be “here, now” without those experiences, exactly as they were. I felt a great comfort in that. I felt “It’s O.K. All of it. Every single detail.”

    What if I went through life with that perspective? What if I accepted and appreciated the exact details of everything that is happening?
    How would that shift my experience?

    How might it shift yours?

    How would it change your life if you listened for messages from the rocks? Or the trees? Or the sky? Or . . .

    At the least, it might put a smile on your face.

    Next week, I’ll share another message from the Rock People.

    Enjoy your practice,


    Kevin Schoeninger

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