I just returned from a fabulous long weekend in Sedona with three of my soul sisters. It was a weekend of rejuvenation, healing, laughter, and connection. We were jokingly anticipating coming home with super-powers after this weekend, and though no one is levitating or bending spoons with their thoughts, we did, indeed, gain some powerful insights.
But more on those later.
Today I want to share with you one of those "NO WAY! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? HOW COOL!!!" kind of moments. It came in the form of a picture, and more specifically, something that showed up on a picture a day after it was taken.
I don't know what possessed us on that first traveling day before we left Phoenix to ask the guy in the Enterprise rental car parking lot to take a picture of all of us in front of our rental car. I mean, we were on our way to Sedona, with all of her beautiful scenery, and we wanted a picture in a dark garage. Whatever. So the guy took the picture for us, and being who we are, we eagerly took the camera and zoomed in to be sure we all looked good before letting him off the photographer hook. It was a great picture of everyone, and so we thanked him and began our road trip to Sedona.
The next day after an amazing hike and meditation up on Bell Rock, we went into town to eat our sack lunches and visit the Crystal Palace metaphysical store. (If you go to Sedona, this is the one to shop. There are tons of these metaphysical stores, but we were told by a shaman that this one – it has 2 locations – is the best.) We kind of made ourselves at home there on and off at both locations over the weekend. Anyhow, in the Crystal Palace, I leafed through a little booklet on Orbs. I hadn't heard of them before. They are said to be a way that spirits/angels/whatever can make themselves seen by humans. You can't see them directly, but they show up as little circles of light on photos taken by digital cameras. There are different types of orbs, depending on their interior patterning and color, which some say represent different entities. I was kind of giggling at this. They look a bit like water spots on pictures.
So then we left the Crystal Palace to go to the Secret Garden coffee shop across the street, where our server was the most strikingly beautiful red-headed fairy princess of a young woman I've ever seen. You'd agree with me if you saw her. (Psst … Lisa, I thought of your daughter at 18 or so!) We asked her to take our picture, and again, being who we are, we took back the camera and zoomed in to make sure we all looked good. It was a lovely picture, and as we waited for our coffee, I began to click back through all of the pictures we'd taken so far. When I got to the first picture - the one taken in the car lot in Phoenix - I froze.
"Hey, what's this?" I said to the others. "This wasn't here before. We would have noticed this when we zoomed in to see if we looked good enough to keep the photo." There, on my left ear, was an orb - just like the ones in the book! There was much squealing and OMGs and general enthusiastic wonderment.
Here is what we saw:
And here is what it looks like zoomed-in close:
Do you see the shape of a wolf's face inside? Or maybe a Husky? See that beautiful red-head in the picture with me? Her animal totem has always been a wolf. How's that for interesting?
Later in our trip, we noticed this green blob in one of our photos. It's not an orb, but just like the orb, it showed up after the fact. We didn't see it when we first zoomed in on the picture.
Curiouser and curiouser … upon my return, I was skimming through blog posts and noticed that Janice, of the blog, Raising a Sensitive Child had just posted a photo of orbs surrounding her son! No way!! Go check it out.
Have any of you captured orbs in your photos before? What do you know about them?
(I'll get back to writing the rest of my meditation series, but I just couldn't wait on sharing this little bit of enchantment with you. Stay tuned…)