Trust me…it really is All About the Light.

This week the LAPC, hosted by Tina, challenged us to share images that illustrate the power, or the magic of light.   

Ironically, the day I read her post I had returned from a road trip to Sedona. We were curious about the landscape changes with the recent monsoons and decided a walk along Red Rock Crossing to Buddha Beach would be enlightening.   

Buddha Beach, known for the hundreds of cairns that line it’s edge, was now a blank slate, and the dry landscape was now lush with new growth.  

The usual trickling creek now appeared to be more like a bayou of the southeast. 

And to the delight of the children, the rivers were flowing safely.   

In the right light at the right time, everything is extraordinary. -Rose 

But there was another stop we made before venturing home.

I had heard of the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park, and the walk along Buddha Beach reminded me it was nearby. It is a must-see destination for those yearning for reflection and spiritual renewal. It is unique because there are very few stupas in the west, and with the existing spirituality surrounding Sedona, it is the perfect place.

Amitabha means limitless light, or infinite light. Seems quite apropos as Sedona acts as that guiding light to so many.

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors… its an extraordinarily subtle language.  Figuring our how to speak that language is a lifetime job.-Hall 

The prayer flags line all the paths and sitting areas.

Love is the path that guides the men to the fields of infinite light. – Sebian 

The clearing brings us to the prayer wheels.

There are many ways to spread the light; to be the candle… or the mirror that reflects it. -Wharton

The grounds are also a series of trails.

Be patient where you sit. The dawn is coming. Rumi

The colors of light are infinite, and yet they all come from the same source.

Sit quietly.


And may you find a glimmer of light in the tiniest moments of your day too.

Wind Kisses, Donna