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Exploring Calf Creek Falls


20160409_161502_resizedYesterday, our last day in Escalante, ended with a beautiful six mile roundtrip hike to Calf Creek Falls – the 126 feet high lower falls.

This is an incredibly beautiful hike that has 14 interpretive stops along the way, leading you to the cool, shady haven of the falls.

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It follows Calf Creek the entire way, meanders over cliffs and through canyons, which at this time of the year was full of beautiful purple blossoms and purple cactus that almost looked painted at times with splashes of yellow.

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The area is also home to the North American Beaver, so we did see evidence of dams and lodges.

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Above the canyon ledges were several granaries built by the ancient Fremont Culture that inhabited Utah from AD 700 to AD 1300.

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There were also incredible painted figures at the bottom of one of the smooth cliffs. These are three large figures done in red pigment and have a trapezoidal shape (hard to fully see them in the photo, as it is across the canyon, but which also shares how large they are). The three figures are typical Fremont-style rock art with elaborate head dresses and seem to be holding hands together. Only speculative ideas on their meaning are available – religious ceremonies, deities, lineages, information, maps, or even warnings.

Interestingly we saw our only snake of our trips so far, on this hike.

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Not sure of the type, but was not a rattlesnake and likely not poisonous, but it slithered quickly across the our path ahead and into the brush quickly, then made its way out from the brush back toward us and hid under a rock.

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It moved quickly and seemed to time its appearance with us in order to see it, but then quickly disappeared back to the shadows.

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Snake medicine is powerful and last night I also dreamed of black panther that kept coming at me….so a lot of shamanic and deep shadow, mysticism, and cosmic energies abound. Still making sense of all of the messages.

There was much lush vegetation in this wetlands habitat due to the creek, which makes it an ideal home for many animals, bird varieties, reptiles, fish, and plant life.

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It was much colder near the falls that are set back in the shady canyon. Scarlet monkey flower, maiden -hair fern, and Easter flower are said to bloom near the seeps in the cliff walls here at certain times of the year.

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We started our day with lunch at Kiva Koffeehouse, which is a unique and secluded spot outside of the main town of Escalante on the way to our hike.

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It sits atop a hill with great views all around. And to our delight, which I had called ahead to make sure of, they had a couple of yummy vegan options including a vegan fire roasted corn and potato soup and veggie sandwiches with carrot salad, fruit, home made vegan bread and hummus on the side.

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Even their hot drinks like lattes, mochas, and hot chocolates all had vegan options with choice of almond, oat or soy milk… So I enjoyed a chai latte with lunch, warming up from a cold morning that was just finishing off from rain all night and first part of the day.

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We have lucked out with everything, including weather, as the rain started the day before, but had only sprinkled during our time at the petrified forest, which made the wood vibrant for us. Then rained hard again after and all night and morning.

But it didn’t rain once while we were on this hike and the sky in fact opened to lovely blue skies.

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We talked to others coming back from the falls, as we were heading to them, saying that it actually was freezing and hailing at the falls when they were there right before us.

We didn’t experience any of this, but the sky did darken and gray once again when we finished the hike and made our way home, although did not rain again and today the sun is shining.

I love the image of this portal in the sky and glowing rain off in the distance, as we drove back last evening.

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Another door has opened for us from our time spent here in Escalante and all that has been received.

And from the snake and black panther medicine, something big seems to be initiating and needing my embrace in a bigger way again.

I wonder what will be next as we continue our journey with three more Utah National Parks, heading off to Capitol Reef today.

Sleeping Rainbows


20160408_162446_resizedYesterday was a really special day of exploring the Petrified Forest Trail, but my favorite was the Trail of Sleeping Rainbows, which is an extension loop to the first trail. You must do this extra loop if you visit, as this is where you’ll find the most concentration of these rainbow beauties greeting and guiding you along the way.

It was like walking on the rainbow wood road…instead of the yellow brick road.

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There were incredible specimens of stunning petrified wood everywhere – 5 1/2 million tons of fossilized wood to be near exact.

They are over 135 million years old – that’s pretty ancient. 😉

20160408_154459_resized20160408_154639_resized20160408_155811_resizedThe trail is lovely taking you first through an area of balanced rocks, desert varnish rocks, Roundleaf Buffalo Berry shrubs, beautiful multi-colored lichen on rocks (blues, yellows, greens..), a pygmy forest, views of the town of Escalante and Wide Hollow Reservoir, black volcanic boulders and of course tons of beautiful and ancient petrified wood.

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One of the nature trail markers speaks of the “Land of Imagination” when you come to the largest single deposit of petrified wood along the trail.

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The guide pamphlet says:

“Imagine yourself in a large low floodplain similar to the Mississippi Delta area but with less foliage. To the northwest you could see towering volcanoes such as Mount St. Helens. To the east would be a large mountain range similar to the Sierra Nevada. It is the ancestral Rockies. You would be surrounded by large conifer trees, some more than 200 feet high. Nearby would be cycads, the ancestors of palm trees and some ferns. One hundred fifty million years ago this region was near the equator, but our continent has since drifted north.”

And of course dinosaurs would have been roaming the land.

Simply amazing to be in these ancient areas and to see the petrified wood of the towering trees that once stood here. You can tell they were huge by the size of the stumps, trunks, and branches remaining…like nothing that exists in this area now.

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I’d never seen petrified wood like this before with so much brilliancy in color. It was truly stunning and mystical.

At the end of the trail you come to “one of the most remarkable petrified wood specimens in the park.” It shows “the subtle color changes from the outside rings to the center, which only a few petrified wood specimens in this formation are sufficiently preserved to be recognized.”

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So just how does the petrified wood form?

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Here is a brief explanation of the evolution of petrified wood that Scott, the Escalante Rock Shop guy provided me with my beautiful little specimen:

“Over 135 million years ago, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument was closer to the equator and tropical. Dinosaurs roamed the area and the plant life mostly consisted of cycads, ferns, and conifers. The earth was geologically unstable. Floods and erosion would uproot trees and plants depositing them in flood plains and along sand bars. Later, volcanic ash covered the area.

In order for the trees to petrify, they had to be buried quickly with mud and silt to eliminate oxygen, which would cause them to deteriorate. Ground water rich in silicon dioxide and other chemicals would saturate the buried trees. The reds, browns, and yellows result primarily from compounds of iron, while manganese and other minerals account for the purples and dark blues.

Through a mineralization process on the cellular level, and by silicon dioxide acting as a cementing agent, the wood became petrified. This process takes millions of years!

This area lies within the Colorado Plateau, which has been uplifting for about 40 million years. These upheavals of the earth’s crust break the logs into irregular sections and exposes them to the forces of erosion. After being exposed the logs are further cracked and broken by the effects of freezing and thawing water that seeps into the cracks.”

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I fell in love with all of these ancient spirits and was just in awe of the amazing colors and energy, as I stroked my hand over their surfaces.

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It sprinkled on and off while we hiked the rainbow wonderland and we were even greeted by a group of deer that surprised us, just as we had turned onto the Trail of Sleeping Rainbows….coincidence?

These deer frolicked right across our path and around us….I was so taken by their graceful leaps and could see why flying reindeer are part of Santa’s story as we know it. They literally looked like they were flying, as they barely touched the ground with each leap and then floated along their way.

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It all happened too fast to capture any photos or video, so I just took it all in and took a few photos of a couple of them peeking back from in the distance after they flew through.

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I so loved it.

And here and there you’d see piles of the petrified wood placed like cairns along the way from other hikers over time.

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And upon completing the magickal trail, we headed to the Escalante Rock Shop, just below the park where I ended up finding the perfect small piece I was hoping to find.

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I kept telling Dave that I wanted a rainbow piece of petrified wood to bring home and that is exactly what I discovered at the shop….and it was the only rainbow piece there, as the others were mono-colored mostly or had a couple of colors at most, or more in the browns.

Mine is delicately shaped like a long fern leaf, which I love too.

We only had five minutes to explore, as we needed to get back for Dave’s work, but it only took me about two minutes to survey everything and this piece was literally one of the first I saw.

We went to go pay for it and the guy gifted it to me for $1 because we didn’t have the right change.

We pulled out a twenty and a one, and because he had no change on hand, he said, “it’s your lucky day…just give me the one dollar bill and we’re good.”

That was very sweet of him and I was feeling the faeries and ancient ones shining upon me.

However, Dave found change in the car after we got back to it and before we drove away, he decided to bring it to him just because and to make sure of clearing any potential karma.

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There are stories about the petrified wood here.

You are not allowed to collect or take any specimens from the trail. You can only purchase what is offered from the rock guy that he purchases through the park. Anasazi and Fremont Indians gathered petrified wood here to use for tools.

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Some believe in an ancient curse on the area and whether this is true, or the power of guilt and belief have made it so, about a dozen times a year the park receives letters apologizing for taking the petrified wood and in the envelope is the returned piece, asking that their wrongs be made right, as they’ve had nothing but bad luck since taking it.

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I took tons of photos of this amazing ancient garden of imagination…a place the dinosaurs once roamed, feeling the perfect piece would be at the rock shop and that knowing was actualized.

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On Safari in Zebra Slot Canyon


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Yesterday we set out on the Hole In The Rock bumpy, gravel, dirt, and hole filled road for 8 miles to our next adventurous destination – Zebra Slot.

It is about an hour hike each way to and from the slot canyon…about an extra 20-30 minutes extra, each way, if you decide to venture off to Tunnel Slot also, although Zebra is the most popular due to its unique pink stripe features.

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It’s quite a beautiful hike in, journeying the high desert, through canyons and across washes.

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Definitely makes you feel like you’re on an expedition, and the way I felt inspired to dress, along with our destination of “Zebra” Slot, made me feel like we were on safari. 😉

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(Side note: I’ve found that hiking in dresses is my favorite and freeing thing to do, so I have a couple of favorite ones for the occasion. I also love my hiking sandals, which I try to wear as much as possible unless the weather demands otherwise, as I just can’t stand wearing closed shoes and my sandals not only keep my bare feet touching the dirt, mud, sand, and water, but let my feet breathe and never get blisters. I know I’m quite a spectacle to some hikers we cross along the paths at times, but it doesn’t phase me.)

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Although the trails are well marked, when you get to Harris Wash the trails veer off in different directions so it could get a bit confusing. Luckily I had retrieved some descriptions on what to look out for and along with our intuition it all helped veer us direct, although it wasn’t until the crow appeared, cawing and and turning into the direction of the entrance that we knew we must be there.

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We also found bones right after the crow led us to the opening that seemed to be creating an arrow pointing into the canyon. Another sign.

And to confirm it all, we then came upon a young guy sitting in the sand with his camera around the bend who said in fact we were pointed the right way.

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It was all a bit ominous as we continued finding bones at the entrance of the canyon, the crows kept cawing and we could see and hear them flying above the slot – their wings casting shadows.

They were chattering about something continuously.

We couldn’t make out if perhaps they had a nest up above and there may be babies with them, as I found a pile of twigs that could have been nesting material, inside a corner of the slot.

Or, if they were trying to give us a message.

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I then came upon a moth on the rock and right after the moth, a beetle.

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A lot of symbolism in this slot and we also found it a bit more challenging than Spooky Slot, although not dark like it. The tight squeezes had drops below them in areas where branches had been laid to help you across.

I had wanted to video our journey in or out of Zebra, but because I needed both hands to assist me through the tight and challenged areas, was unable to.

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Luckily, Dave caught some photos of me getting through some parts of the slot, unbeknownst to me, but they give you a little idea  of the maneuvering needed.

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There were much harder areas than the ones he captured, but you can see that I hadn’t any hands for holding a camera to video.

20160407_153550_resizedAt the mouth we came upon two women who said they didn’t go back that far – only until the first branch and turned around.

That’s too bad, we thought, as it wasn’t until after you crossed the branch and ventured into the more challenging and tighter parts that you got to see the real beauty of Zebra and why it got its name…the gorgeous striping begins deeper in and apparently you can go back quite far.

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You can see the transition in the photos to where the stripes really start popping in beautiful colors.

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We came to the pools of water they mentioned in the guide information I found, which apparently can be ankle to hip deep and you can cross into even more Zebra beauty, but we felt that arriving at the pools was as far as we needed to go, as it just increasingly got much, much harder and we were already incredibly awe struck with how stunning what we had seen was, plus we needed to get back at a certain time for a conference call Dave had scheduled.

After all, our days are balanced with work and play.

At the pools the slots opened to the skies more.

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Once again, we had the slot to ourselves, as the women left immediately after we conversed briefly with them, and we got to explore on our own.

It is such a unique and hidden gem out in the middle of nowhere. Much like most things here in Escalante are….it is pure wild territory.

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I hope you enjoy the images, as we once again journeyed into the ancient womb energy of Mother Earth.

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There is so much unique, raw beauty to discover and we are continually awed at the vast and rich creativity that this planet has birthed from.

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Finding Your Way When the Path is Unclear


Yesterday we found ourselves exploring the history of Escalante and the two sites we’d felt drawn to explore ended up giving us a pioneer perspective.

We began by checking out the small museum at the west end of town, which was incredibly interesting.

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There we found a replica of one of the small covered wagons the 250 Mormon pioneers used to carry all of their supplies and families on their treacherous six month journey, along with an outdoor walk of replicated images of the journey with information and quotes from the brave souls who forged their own way.

Inside the building the older couple that are caretakers of the museum graciously showed us some of the artifacts found in the area, including a collection of hundreds of different sized and different stone arrowheads that lined the wall like a border and were behind glass cases.

We then watched a short 15 minute film on the journey the pioneers took.

Simply amazing to say the least was the six month San Juan Expedition (which they thought would be six weeks) they embarked on unknowing of the challenges that lied ahead on the 200 miles of some of the most rugged, grueling, and treacherous terrain there is, including a nearly vertical 2000 foot cliff they would descend.

“The rough and broken country is characterized by sheer walled cliffs, mesas, hills, washes, slickrock, cedar forests, and sand.”

Which today still remains greatly untouched except by natural erosion, since the area has been preserved in an effort to keep it in its natural state as much as possible. This makes the land here quite unique in energy, as it is raw wilderness, giving you a feel for how things once were. This is also why they leave trails greatly unmarked, sometimes only with a trailhead and other times, only known by their miles in distance.

But with determination and belief they forged ahead and the men went about for six weeks building a steep, rough 2000 foot/mile long road in the only somewhat passable crevice they found in the canyon wall for the 250 men, women, and children settlers, 83 wagons, and 1000 head of livestock, which became known as “Hole in the Rock”.

Here is a quote from one of the women pioneers on the descent down Hole in the Rock:

Elizabeth Morris Decker, in a letter to her parents, wrote a vivid account of the descent to the river: “If you ever come this way it will scare you to death to look down it. It is about a mile from the top down to the river and it is almost straight down, the cliffs on each side are five hundred ft. high and there is just room enough for a wagon to go down. It nearly scared me to death. The first wagon I saw go down they put the brake on and rough locked the hind wheels and had a big rope fastened to the wagon and about ten men holding back on it and then they went down like they would smash everything. I’ll never forget that day. When we was walking down Willie looked back and cried and asked me how we would get back home.”

The story speaks to that determined pioneer spirit that makes all things possible. Every time they met a challenge, they kept finding a way.

What we found extremely synchronous was that the day we were inspired to connect with the incredulous history was yesterday, April 6th, 2016.

We discovered in the short film that after passing through the Hole In The Rock, the pioneers arrived in San Juan County area and settled in Bluff on April 6th, 1880.

Coincidence of it being the exact same day, 136 years later?

Hmmmm….

We keep finding ourselves connecting deeply with ancient and past ties that integrate everything along our own and the collective journey.

After our journey through the past, we set off for the two areas we were drawn to explore: Covered Wagon Natural Bridge and Cedar Wash Arch.

I thought it quite synchronous again that after learning about and seeing the replica of the wagons they used, here we were heading out to a natural bridge that carries the name “Covered Wagon”. All chosen ahead of our historical exploration.

Both of the sites were on a different road we hadn’t taken yet – Cedar Wash Road, which starts at Center Street that takes you through the farms of the current day inhabitants of this area.

Then you’re in the backcountry on a dirt, rock, bumpy and winding road and the only way to find the trails is to keep track of mileage and pay attention for the things our information from the guide we visited a couple of weeks back had given to us on looking for things like road curves and washes, unmarked pull outs, etc.

Our whole time out here was again on our own, making it feel much more like it once would have been.

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First we went to Covered Wagon Natural Bridge, following the wash upstream five minutes or so until you come to the beautiful bridge.

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We took turns climbing out on it and journeying under it following the wash to another cool cave-like cut out behind the bridge that created a large half circle carved out by the water.

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It was both haunting and nurturing there.

Another Earth womb feeling to experience.

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After exploring we headed back on the road another mile or so to find our next discovery.

This one was more challenging in terms of tracking, as there was a quarter of mile to get to the Cedar Wash Arch without anything but directions saying to head southeasterly toward the rim of the canyon, pay attention to landmarks so you can find your way back, follow game or wash trails, and head/look east for the arch in the distance.

Luckily Dave is a good navigator. We like to say we’re a good team because of his skills coupled with me being the treasure finder and energy guide. 😉

This was definitely a hike we had to use all of our skills for, luckily not too long of one. Along the way we kept seeing deep mountain lion tracks and some deer tracks that we followed, as we kept following southeast.

Incredibly we came right out at exactly the point we needed to, which we knew we had because someone had put a small cairn on the gray stone cliff we arrived at, indicating we were on track.

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A little ways up from there we found the Cedar Wash Arch in the distance, just as the directions said we would.

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Being that there was no trail and we were simply making our way in the wilderness, it connected us to the feeling of pioneers, although this was nothing like the wild journey the original pioneers were on, in some small way we were tapping into our inner determination and guidance too and the directions we had were like receiving back information from the scouts that were sent ahead for the pioneers.

We followed our tracks back and arrived directly to our car, again without any veering off.

And on our way back to town on the winding, rough road Jack Rabbit ran across our path just as I was speaking about Joy and Cosmo to Dave.

We stopped the car to watch him, as he connected for a bit and then ran off out of sight with speed, agility, and a little playful frolic.

Such a wonderful ending to our day.

The whole experience made me reflect on how we all at times will feel the path is unclear and have to forge ahead with only our instincts and will guiding us on.

There is nothing like the determined spirit that doesn’t allow fear to overcome it, but instead turns that fear into a formidable force of courage and strength that turns anything into the “possible”.

You may not know what lies ahead, but there’s an inner drive within you, a yearning, a passion, freedom, excitement, knowing, that encourages and urges you on.

I saw a quote in the museum that said something like “When met with a challenge you don’t find a way out, you find a way.”

I also love this one by Jim Rohn, “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

Let your pioneering spirit and heart pave the way to your soul’s dreams.

You are incredibly more powerful, able, resourceful, resilient, and creative than you think.

You don’t need to know how.

The road doesn’t need to be clear.

You simply need to allow your heart to fuel your mind with passion that is food to the creative will.

Releasing the Crimson Dragon


To recap my last post for better understanding of how this sound channeling came to be, we were exploring the Dinosaur tracks yesterday and after doing a tuning in and receiving of the energy, I then encountered the Crimson Dragon.

I took my shoes off to feel the ground on my bare feet, as the dinosaurs would have, and laid back with my head to the ground and my hands palms down to the ground.

I received what ever wanted to come through…after a couple of minutes of some sporadic visions, I then saw what felt to be a Crimson Dragon behind some rocks and trapped – only parts of his head were visible to me.

He peered through a small opening at me with his golden eyes with black slits in the center.

He was huge. I wondered at first if it could have been a Dinosaur, but no, that is not what I was getting….it was a Dragon. He was unable to release himself from this prison and here I was coming to his assistance.

I approached him delicately and investigated his intentions and nature. He was indeed fierce, but with a gentle heart – easily misjudged and feared by others, but without malicious intent. Perhaps this being why he’d been trapped, or that someone did not want his powers used with the good intent they were meant for.

He then squeezed one of his front clawed arms through the crack and pointed to my right. I felt he was directing me.

I knew then that my thought about doing sound channeling would come to be, as it would be sound that would help release him, help to direct energy that would open a door. And likely would also help release any other trapped energies or help realign things.

I opened my eyes and Dave was done too. He started making his way back down.

I took my time. I got up and realized that we had been sitting right in front of some amazing footprints. Oddly, when I first sat down I had surveyed and didn’t see any, thinking that’s interesting we found an area that was clear.

But in actuality there were quite a few, unless I was only now able to see them. One in particular seeming very much like could have been a Dragon’s.

I started walking to the right, which also happens to be the way out.

And stopped at a certain point just instinctively. I caught the last glimpse of Dave’s head disappear down the rocks and on his way to the car.

I got that this was where and when to begin.

I decided to video it, as it felt like it would be very different. And it was.

I wasn’t sure, at first, that I would share it, as it has a different energy, but I feel it is a very important expression of energy to share for complete understanding of the totality and power of all expressions of All That Is.

It shares the haunting and powerful ability of sound to direct flow and create portals that can sound both at times beautiful and ugly.

Afterall, all things ride that fine line of both, as that is Oneness.

The sound that came through reminded me of keening that is like a mourning and wailing that the Celts do. Something I’m quite familiar with and did myself when Nestor transitioned.

It can be guttural and sound like a release of pain and moaning.

I felt this to be both my channeling the Dragon’s energy directly and the key to unlock the door to free him.

It was very intimately moving and deep, which was another reason I wasn’t sure if I’d share, but decided it important to reveal this type of sound and energy expression, as we are here to work both the shadow and light and to walk all worlds with empowerment.

After all, if I had feared the Dragon, as others may have in the past or tried to abuse his powers, I would not have come to know his gift.

His gift was a sweet release that also provided a deep deep healing for me, as after I finished channeling the sound I was a bit shaky and felt like I’d moved a huge amount of energy (Kundalini) through me that cleansed and released parts of myself along with him.

I love the rawness of the video, the sound, and even me in a different state than people see me as, and it was the first time I started moving in one.

I began with my eyes closed and then drawn to open them and start walking…perhaps the intensity of energy needed to be moved through or I was being led to where the Dragon pointed.

The video is very emotional and intense for me to watch and in the end you can see there is like an awakening breath after the movement of energy has completed through me.

It’s as if I take a breath of freeing life for the first time and emerge from the dream walking between worlds in which this song, this Dragon’s story, and the key frequency to open the portal came from.

And when I saw it for the first time was then taken back immediately at how my Dragon tattoo shows up so clearly in this one and I didn’t even realize that at the time – talk about divine perfection.

It was amazing to be on the rocks there alone with this energy, as Dave was back at the car. I slowly made my way to him, climbing down and following the path of his footsteps.

I felt my work here was complete and we made our way to Devil’s Garden.

Dinosaurs, Dragons & Devil’s Garden ~ Tracing Ancient Steps & Opening Doorways


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Yesterday was a really unique and mystical day, as we explored two sites in Escalante. The first was the Twentymile Dinosaur Tracksite and the second was Devil’s Garden.

Both so unique from things we’ve seen, but the Dinosaur tracks were incredible.

We drove out to this remote area and found ourselves the only people there, which made it ever-more special.

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I’d talked to a guide a couple of weeks back where we’d collected info from him on hikes we may want to do in the area. I was immediately drawn to the Dinosaur Tracksite, knowing I had to go there and so I waited an extra ten minutes to talk to him, as he got busy with other people.

He said we would find the tracks all over the site, but that it depends on the angle of the sun to reveal them. Once you see them, they will pop out all over, which they did, and will appear as if they walked right off the cliff.

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He gave us an info sheet on the site, which I’d like share here for background:

“Over 800 dinosaur footprints are preserved in the upper part of the Entrada Sandstone. The main 2-meter-thick track-bearing horizon crops out at the top of a 400-meter-long east/west trending bench, exposing tracks and trackways from multiple levels. Track preservation occurs as darker sediment infillings and as alternating light and dark underprinted sand laminations. Both three-toed tracks of carnivorous therepod dinosaurs and a unique sauropod (herbivorous) track are present.

This area was quite different 170 million years ago during the Middle Jurassic, when these dinosaurs walked here. Utah was located on the western edge of a giant supercontinent known as Pangaea (all lands) that was in the early phases of breaking apart into smaller continents. A long, narrow seaway stretched into this area from present day western Canada, down through Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, not quite making it to Arizona. Vast coastal sand dunes (Entrada Formation) bordered the southern edge of this seaway, as the climate then was quite hot and dry. As the coastline moved inland and retreated, dry sand environments gave way to seasonally wet streams and tidal flats. These wet environments were perfect for recording the steps of these giants, the only evidence we now have that they ever existed here at the time.”

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The energy here was powerful. We spent a couple of hours exploring the gray rocks and finding all of the tracks we possibly could – and they were EVERYWHERE!

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It was absolutely incredible to be walking where once these giants did. I’ve seen so many prehistoric specimens of dinosaurs – bones, tracks, etc. – at museums and behind cases or secure areas.

But to walk in the footsteps of these creatures and be able to see and feel from their vantage point was quite a gift.

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And being that no one was here, we had the whole sacred site to ourselves.

We explored both together and apart, being drawn where each was meant to go.

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It may be hard to see in the photos due to lighting (I had a hard time photographing because it was so bright and wasn’t sure what I was aiming at – so shot and hoped), but the tracks were so distinct and in some cases quite deep. You could see the heel imprint and three toes with the therepods and the whole footprint with the sauropods.

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You could see their strides and how they walked…we could track one footstep to the next in the case of the two-legged therepods, which were huge! And the four-legged sauropods would move with smaller strides and you could see all four footprints. Just beautiful.

And there were such a variety of different types within each group of dinosaur. You could see smaller to quite large ones. They would have been such an impressive sight.

I was completely consumed with what felt like such a treasure hunt in finding these ancient footprints, feeling the impressions gently, as you don’t want to rub away any sand or disturb these tracks, in order to continue their preservation.

It was amazing, to say the least.

I had wondered as we drove up, if I would be doing sound channeling here and that became clear after we stopped to just be with the energy.

We sat at the edge of one of the bench levels of the gray rock to meditate or simply receive. I took my shoes off to feel the ground on my bare feet, as the dinosaurs would have, and laid back with my head to the ground and my hands palms down to the ground.

I received what ever wanted to come through…after a couple of minutes of some sporadic visions, I then saw what felt to be a Crimson Dragon behind some rocks and trapped.

He peered through a small opening at me with his golden eyes with black slits in the center.

He was huge. I wondered at first if it could have been a Dinosaur, but no, that is not what I was getting….it was a Dragon. He was unable to release himself from this prison and here I was coming to his assistance.

I approached him delicately and investigated his intentions and nature. He was indeed fierce, but with a gentle heart – easily misjudged and feared by others, but without malicious intent.

He then squeezed one of his front clawed arms through the crack and pointed to my right. I felt he was directing me.

I knew then that my thought about doing sound channeling would come to be, as it would be sound that would help release him, help to direct energy that would open a door. And likely would also help release any other trapped energies or help realign things.

I opened my eyes and Dave was done too. He started making his way back down.

I took my time. I got up and realized that we had been sitting right in front of some amazing footprints. Oddly, when I first sat down I had surveyed and didn’t see any, thinking that’s interesting we found an area that was clear.

But in actuality there were quite a few, unless I was only now able to see them. One in particular seeming very much like could have been a Dragon’s.

I started walking to the right, which also happens to be the way out.

And stopped at a certain point just instinctively. I caught the last glimpse of Dave’s head disappear down the rocks and on his way to the car.

I got that this was where and when to begin.

I decided to video it, as it felt like it would be very different. And it was.

I will share the video separately in another post. I wasn’t sure, at first, that I would share it, as it has a very different energy, but I feel it is a very important expression of energy to share.

More on that in my next post, along with the video.

 

It was amazing to be on the rocks there alone with this energy I was channeling and feeling all around and within me, as Dave was back at the car.

I slowly made my way to him, climbing down and following the path of his footsteps.

I felt my work here was complete and we made our way to Devil’s Garden.

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Devil’s Garden was a beautiful site that is just as it sounds….it is a garden of rock formations you can meander through and explore.

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Very unique formations too.

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You wander through oddly shaped hoodoos and find several arches, including Metate Arch.

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There were two hoodoos that immediately felt to me like Egyptian God statues. Having a strong connection to my Egyptian parts and knowing that Egypt, in this life, was where I opened my sound healing for the first time, felt like a full circle experience.

So I had Dave snap a couple of shots of me with these two figures.

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And the wind picked up. I seem to have a thing with wind these days.

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I hope you enjoy the images shared. It was truly a powerful experience all around.

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A Walk Along the River


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Yesterday we enjoyed a late evening hike, getting out at 5:30 pm to explore the river a bit on a trail to Escalante Natural Bridge. Since it stays light until nearly 8 pm, we have all day to adventure about when feeling called.

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Our timing was met by complete solitude on this four mile round trip hike that was simply beautiful and serene, taking us across the river to our destination of the stunning and natural carving of Mother Earth.

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On this hike you get to cross Escalante River four times, which made it not only fun, but cleansing and invigorating.

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Here’s another fun, short video of the river experience.

The river is home to otters and although we didn’t see any, the running water created a beautiful flow to the energy we experienced here.

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The timing of day also created a mystical feel with the sun behind some clouds, peaking through only when we arrived at the bridge in welcome and when we left the bridge in farewell.

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A lovely hike worth doing if you’re in the area and quite moderate, only challenged by hiking in deep sand. There are walking sticks left at the banks to help you in crossing too.

We are discovering more and more how remote and more untouched Escalante is, creating a feel of rugged wilderness that is deeply healing.

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