I met a shaman in Utah

Red Mountain UtahDuring my quick trip to the Red Mountain Spa in hippy-dippy St. George, Utah, I had a one-track mind: to visit their shaman who I’d heard so much about from my friend Diana. Betina was a calm soul with a smile that lit up the room. I enjoy trying these spiritual treats and never turn down a touch of magic. (This was just a few months after trying hypnotherapy for the first time.) So I walked into Betina’s suite with an eager, open mind. The sweeping southwest landscapes were the perfect backdrop for this kind of adventure– being surrounded by miles and miles of untouched earth put me immediately into a peaceful state of mind.

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Fall in love with the Southwest landscape

Red Mountain Resort Utah Labyrinth

Meditation labyrinth

When I look out my office window, I can see clear to the Strip on one side — and clear to nothing on the other. (In the middle is the sprawling suburbia where all of us locals live and play, those of us who don’t “live on the Strip.”) Yup, there’s a line in the sand so to speak, a drop-off point where all of the buildings and roads of razzle-dazzle Sin City end, and the desert begins. Outside of Las Vegas, there really is basically nothing. Between the towns that have been built in Nevada, there are miles and miles of dirt and sand. Depending on the time of day, this landscape can be the most beautiful shades of orange or pink. It is so peaceful being out there, with nothing to see all the way to the horizon.I just love this Southwest landscape.

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