A Conversation With A Chipmunk! Sedona Style

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739

 

A Very Special Sedona Sunrise...

 

It is another brisk morning around 60º. A perfect time for a hike and a climb up Cathedral Rock. You arrive before the many other hikers.  Finding that special place in the saddle of Cathedral Rock, you clear your head and start your meditation. 

 

Hi Little Fella!

 

What's that chirping noise? Hello little fella! What's that you say?  Ahhh! I see what I am missing!  That sure is a beautiful sunrise. The sun is just starting to peek through the red rocks. Well little fellow, if you had not given me that nudge to open my eyes and make me look up I would have missed this daybreak. Thank you, for reminding me to live in the moment, little fella!

 

 

Living in the Moment...

 

My son is an avid hiker who has a favorite spot for meditation at Cathedral Rock. He has had little critters enter his meditation circle before but this time, he felt this chipmunk was trying to get his attention. Fortunately, he had his phone close by and was able to capture this moment on video.

 

"The next message you need is always right where you are" 

Ram Dass

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"Remember then: there is only one time that is important - Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power." 

Leo Tolstoy

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"Past and future are in the mind only - I am now." 

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."

Abraham Maslow

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Good morning, Sheri... what an incredibly gorgeous picture by Rick -- couldn't stop looking at it. And Leo Tolstoy had it right (I've read all his books):

"Remember then: there is only one time that is important - Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power." 

 

Sep 06, 2019 05:59 AM #12
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Beautiful moment captured - and that lil chipmunk is filled with charm. Wonder what he was saying to your son.  Perhaps sharing in a perfect moment to be alive. 

Sep 06, 2019 06:53 AM #13
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Nina Hollander,

I am glad you liked that quote! Living in the moment does give us our own power.

Sep 06, 2019 07:14 AM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD,

My son said he was in pretty deep meditation and believes that chipmunk was trying to get him to look up at the sunrise. It was just too coincidental. 

Sep 06, 2019 07:17 AM #15
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Brian England
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So many beautiful scenes of nature in your area, I would love to have a conversation with a chipmunk and find out what is on his mind.

Sep 06, 2019 08:06 AM #16
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Brian England,

LOL! I would bet especially this time of year, gathering nuts would figure into the conversation!

Sep 06, 2019 08:49 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
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"Past and future are in the mind only - I am now." 

We have some resident chipmunks in our yard. They frequently dine on the back deck.

Sep 06, 2019 09:28 AM #18
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Hi Roy Kelley

I have a couple of chipmunks also.  For a while, we had a huge squirrel who dined on the pine nuts! 

Sep 06, 2019 04:50 PM #19
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You really inspired me with your great post full of quotes and video Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Sep 06, 2019 06:34 PM #20
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Awww! Reminds me it's been too long since I've hung out on the red rocks! Soon, I plan! Lil Chipmunk has words of wisdom!

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Sep 07, 2019 08:41 AM #21
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Lynnea Miller
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I have a vacation planned to Arizona this late November, early December and I hope to check out some of those amazing hikes in Sedona.

Sep 07, 2019 08:04 PM #22
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The little guy looks frustrated that he couldn't get a hide and seek game going.

Sep 10, 2019 06:32 PM #23
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Hi Sheri:

Gorgeous photo, fun video and a cute critter! We don't see them in my area but they sure were everywhere back in New England!

Jeff

Sep 10, 2019 10:17 PM #24
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS,

I am so glad you enjoyed it. You always inspire us with your quotes and images.

Sep 12, 2019 11:55 AM #25
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Hi Lynnea Miller,

You will certainly enjoy it!  

Sep 12, 2019 12:03 PM #26
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Joe Pryor,

The little guy does look frustrated!

Sep 12, 2019 12:09 PM #27
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - They are cute and don't cause much trouble at all. 

Sep 12, 2019 12:10 PM #28
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Candice A. Donofrio,

You are not to far away to enjoy the red rocks!

Sep 12, 2019 12:11 PM #29
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Good morning Sheri - the video is great and the rich red in the top photo is show stopping.

Sep 17, 2019 09:11 AM #30
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I loved everything about this post! I can appreciate you and your family and how you harmonize with nature. It's no wonder you are blessed and living well. That video was precious! I am proud to be associated with you here on ActiveRain.

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