Welcome to Aingeal Rose and Ahonu’s Tours of sacred places. We are at the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
The energy of this place is clean, powerful, inspiring, and it’s rejuvenating, especially when we’ve all been so suppressed. The Canyon is magnificent. It has beauty and grandeur. It uplifts your spirit and gives you faith and hope that beauty and love still exists.
At 11 miles wide, this place is enormous, and deep, and the multiple layers of rock show millions of years of earth history. The Grand Canyon has the Colorado River running through it at the base. When you’re on the South Rim, you’re on the upper part of the canyon and you’re looking out over rocks and cliffs and plateaus and trees... and depth.
They offer excursions down into the Grand Canyon. You can hike, ride a mule, take a horse, you can even have a helicopter bring you down. There’s a summer resort down at the base by the Colorado River.
We drove along the rim of the canyon road which has several lookout points where you can get out, stand over the edge, and take pictures. And as beautiful as the Grand Canyon is for tourists when you first arrive, it’s even more exquisite as you move along down these lookout points. The canyon’s vastness is amazing. It has lights and shadows when the sun changes position, and I had fun counting all the faces I saw in the rocks; many of them looked like giant faces to me.
Sneaking to the edge to take pictures, Ahonu drove me crazy. I, being the motherly type, kept cautioning him not to get too close to the edge!
There is a monument on the South Rim to John Wesley Powell. Powell was a geologist, U.S. soldier, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He was the first to survive navigating down the treacherous Colorado River that runs the length of the Grand Canyon.
Sometimes the cliffs look like rock temples. Sometimes it feels like a kingdom. It makes you wonder, because they’ve found caverns within the Grand Canyon that have hieroglyphics in them. Some ancient civilizations lived there, and there’s even rumor there are entrances to Inner Earth from deep within the Grand Canyon. You get that feeling when you’re there.
The cliff faces change color by the hour and by the season. The colors change from red to white to dark brown and black. Green trees growing in the distance on the upper plateaus of the canyon complete the panorama.
As people walked by, they commented on how beautiful the Grand Canyon was. I cried when I first saw it. We needed to go some place beautiful. We needed to be in this energy because we needed our spirits revived, and the immensity of the Grand Canyon did it!