12 Days in 2012: Hugged, Laughed, Cried – and Oh, SO Loved and Lighted!
By Stephen Cook – Sunday 4 November, 2012 – Sedona, Arizona, USA
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Twelve days ago, Anthony and I arrived in the sleepy town of Cottonwood, near Sedona. It was late in the afternoon and we had driven in from Las Vegas.
Rahman, the hotel manager’s wife greeted us with her beautiful, warm smile and gentle energy.
It was the calm before the lightstorm – and the lovestorm.
After showering and changing we heard a familiar voice yelling from outside. It was Dave Schmidt. Within seconds we were all hugging and yelling out. I think I cried. I know we laughed as we enjoyed that first moment in each others’ presence. For, although we had worked together for almost a year, and chatted and held meetings on Skype regularly, it was the first time we had met. It was emotional and instantly reassuring.
It was the beginning of what has been THE most amazing experience of this earthly life.
Within hours we had met the very tall Sierra Neblina and the lovely, cuddle-able Jennifer, with whom we had bonded while working to set up and organise the 2012 Scenario Conference. We had dinner for the first time together as we laughed and talked like old friends from many years ago.
The journey had well and truly started.
Mike Quinsey arrived the next night and, after ensuring he was settled, we left him to sleep. By early morning as I took a quick dip to refresh myself, Mike was ready to go to the supermarket to get some toothpaste. Airport security had taken his tube from home.
Within days, despite the hard work and lack of sleep, we were ensconced within our soul family in Sedona. My Arcturian brother Steve Beckow, his wife D’Arcy, my soul-sister, the totally lovable Linda Dillon and her caring and kind husband, Isaac, my kind, caring, and sensitive other brothers, GD and Geoffrey West.
As well as Andrea Scully and George (of the jungle), Barry Kapp and his gorgeous wife Cynthia, and Karen Wilson.
Then Suzy Ward, Blossom Goodchild and Genni Townsend were soon with us; and Wes (via Skype).
It was like Christmas and WE were the presents – for ALL of us to enjoy.
It was overwhelming and yet deeply reassuring. It was exciting, inviting, inspiring. Despite the fact it was the first time we had all met face-to-face, it felt like we had all been together just yesterday. And the day before. And the day before that.
Then we met our extended family as the conference attendees arrived.
Over the next three days we met Christopher, Dr Melissa, Jim, Barbara (God), Heather, Marisa, Carl and Lori. We met Mahabba, Rick, Brenda, Ronald, Tao, Andrea, Portia and Lori, Nilda, Neva and Nutu. As well as Bea, Zanne, Greg, Nina, Renee, Brad, Joe, Deb, Dennis, Alice Ann, Julie, Kiran, Jeanne, Charles, Susan, Birgitta, Stephen, Frederick, Wayne, Ake, Joan, Pedro, Luz, Brenda, Katarina, Maraeil, Shiela, Dr Randy, Hans and so many more beautiful, beautiful souls.
We also met the wonderful staff at Poco Diablo – the ever-smiling Cindy, Douglas, Alun, Russ and the team. They cared and looked after us like no other resort I’ve been to. In fact we loved them so much, Anthony and I had the pleasure of staying with them even during the second conference.
The first conference was a blur of love and laughter. The energy enlivened us all. The love was all-encompassing. I laughed and I cried. I hugged and was hugged – and cried. I have never felt so loved and loving. So moved. So fulfilled – in every sense. Topped up.
The second conference also flew by. And the livestream added a whole new dimension. It gave us an even bigger room to fill with our light and our stories and Ascension preparation suggestions and experience. Every day we grouped even closer to the world that awaits us.
And then as quick as it came, it finished. We said our heart-filled goodbyes, all the while knowing that we will all see each other again very, very soon.
Then for two more days, things kept going for Anthony and me as we took Blossom Goodchild to see the Grand Canyon for the first time. WOW! In fact there was four of us that day – we even had the honour of having White Cloud with us (but I will let Blossom share that incredible, moving moment, although the three of us now know it was not his first time in the canyon, so grand).
We also had the funniest day of our lives. Anthony and I love a good laugh – and Blossom does too. Our trip back to Sedona – which should have taken us around 3 hours took this ‘Los Trios Australis’ a whopping six hours. Why? Well we took a side road so we could call out to and see many spacecraft. We did. One massive craft powered up right above us.
But the trip itself was an absolute hoot! We had no idea where we were or what we were doing as we drove at one mile per hour for our own safety! (We found out the next day that we had descended 4,000 feet down a precarious mountain road in the pitch dark – and we did it in a regular passenger vehicle; not a sturdy four-wheel drive. We laughed and laughed. The locals are still in shock. We did it!!!!)
Then, yesterday, we had the joy of visiting Genii Townsend at her home. I am in love with Genii. She is an angel and her home is just like her – a fairytale of beauty and kindness.
She and her business partner Charles then kindly took us to Sedona’s famous Cathderal Rock, where we worshipped the beautiful Sedona environment, said a farewell prayer and enacted a special ceremony to bring the City of Light even closer. Genii and her town are now in my heart forever.
As are Genii’s friends, the love-lighted Nina and Bracken, who invited us all to their beautiful dome-shaped home on the edge of the Village of Oak Creek, just outside Sedona, and let us sit in, absorb and drink in their special City of Light portal in their garden – www.xanaduofsedona.com.
Today, we fondly leave Sedona. I am crying as I type. But not through sadness. Just pure, unadulterated happiness for having received and enjoyed the privilege of being part of this total ‘WOW’ moment. I will never, ever forget the past 12 days.
It has been an extraordinary experience from go to whoa. I can’t tell you how immensely moving it has been. I have laughed and cried (yes, John Smallman, lots and lots).
I have been hugged and have hugged more than ever before. And I am even more lighted than I ever was – if that is possible. Anthony, too!
Thanks to our soul family who invited us to be part of this incredible, wonderful, uplifting experience.
This is our future. This is the future of the entire planet. Gaia’s’s future. This is what the world is waiting for.
It has been a totally amazing 12 days in 2012. And yet I know there is SO much more to come….
So Long Sedona. See ya – and all my soul family- again real soon!
I love you all – always and forever. THANK YOU!