When I wake in Sedona and look out from my bed, I can readily see the formation known as Coffee Pot Rock.”
Like many of Sedona’s Red Rocks, this one is named for what it resembles.
Can you see what looks like an old-style, percolating coffee pot at the far-right end of the elevated range? (You may need to use your gift of Imagination.)
Recently, when I woke, Coffee Pot Rock was not there!
At least it appeared to “not be there” because a heavy fog rested right on the tree tops and covered the entire rock range. (Notice the seeming “absence” of the Red Rocks in the second photo.)
In a few hours, the vapor lifted, and I could once again plainly see the Red Rocks.
Meanwhile, while the rocks remained hidden from view, I was reminded of how our inner gifts can seem to be absent.
In fact, it was a morning when I felt empty of Joy.
I saw this illusion of the rocks missing, along with knowing that the giant formations were indeed present, as a symbol of Faith, which led to feeling of gratitude and on to a stirring of Joy.
Anytime we experience the “absence” of Joy or Love or Faith… any of our inner resources… we can remember that that experience is an illusion… like the missing rocks.
Just like the Red Rocks existing, as they have, for millions of years,
the gifts of Life exist in us, always.
Consider letting this be a symbol of Faith for you, too.