I got the urge to go back to Ojo Caliente Spa today for the first time since my 1998 life altering spiritual rebirthing experience (read about that here) to go hiking. I could not believe how much the spa has been built up and gentrified since I was there 19 years ago. I was too cheap to get any treatments done today, or soak in the powerful waters, but do plan to go back when I feel like pampering myself. Today, I strictly went there to go hiking despite the very cloudy (rare in NM) day.
After hiking up the big, rocky hillside right behind the spa, I came to a sign that pointed to some ruins to the left and a lookout and mine to the right. I felt drawn to go see the mine. Now, the trails are not clearly marked and it’s hard to tell if you are headed in the right direction or not. I kept hiking and hiking and no mine was to be seen. I kept telling myself, “Just go another 50-75 yards and turn around if the mine isn’t there because you really shouldn’t be out this far alone with a cell phone with zero service and only some glucose tablets.” Just as I was about to actually turn around, a bunch of white rocks in a cluster got my attention near my feet. They were quartz! I then looked around to see smaller and BIG quartz stones EVERYWHERE. Some of them are pictured up top and some were really big, as you can see. Of course, that made me continue on a bit further before I realized I was never going to find this mine that’s supposed to be up there somewhere. I’ve gotta say, the energy was very strong in this area. Here’s an Instagram video I took.
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There are big chunks of #quartz #crystals all over the ground here and the energy is strong! I couldn't find the mine I was looking for though and got totally lost. Thank God for good survival skills! #hikingadventures #hiking #newmexico #ojocalientemineralsprings #ojocalientespa #ojocaliente
Now, in this video you don’t see the really big chunks of quartz. I recall Shirley MacLaine saying years ago that New Mexico sits on a quartz bed and that is why the state is so powerful energetically and spiritually. I believe that now! Back in September I found quartz and other stones scattered on the top of a mountain in Santa Fe too…but modest sized, not huge like some of these today in Ojo Caliente. The healing spa is in a great location.
I decided to sit amongst the quartz (and other types of stones) for a bit and meditate to see if anything would happen. Now, keeping in mind that I’m hyperactive and not great at sitting still and/or meditating, I didn’t sit that long, but something did happen. Not long after I sat down and visualized the powerful image my guides gave me recently to use in my 3rd eye…suddenly everything got bright (closed eyes) despite the cloudy/dark day. Then I “saw” light being poured into my 3rd eye image. It kept pouring and pouring light in…like my symbol/image was a bottomless pit. (I feel I’m not supposed to tell you what symbol my guides gave me…sorry.) At one point, I peeked and opened my eyes to see if the sun did break through the clouds, but, nope. I felt very infused with something good. It’ll be interesting to see if some new things start happening.
After sitting for a short while, I went to head back to the spa…and got totally lost. I could not recognize unmarked trails and ended up going in the wrong direction. Relatively soon I realized, “Uh oh. Atheria, you are alone without water and food and there are wild animals around here and you’re lost.” But, thankfully, I’ve watched a lot of survival stories. Ha! Now, I will admit that from one HIGH point I could see a road far off in the distance and could also hear cars. I knew trying to get back to the spa would cause me to end up in no man’s land, and felt it was a better idea to head toward the highway. I came upon a dried up flash flood channel or river and knew to follow that toward the highway. Along the way, I came upon some more of the rocks people had balanced upon each other so I knew other people had gotten lost too! I followed the mini “sculptures” until I ended up at a river…which I thought I’d have to wade across…until I saw a blessed bridge! Not long after crossing the bridge and walking on a dirt road type path, I finally saw a building in the distance and came upon a labyrinth and 2 women drinking wine. I was safe! 🙂 I told them what happened and one of them had also gotten really lost up there. Seriously, the spa needs to mark the trails better! As fate would have it, the dried up river bed I followed for a long way is actually a trail called the Tewa Trail.
Okay, CLEARLY I went in the wrong direction because I did not see what this woman wrote about regarding the mine! There are also some ruins that are supposed to be pretty cool in the opposite direction from the mine. I’ll have to look for them next time. The wine drinking women I ran into had been to the ruins and they said here was ancient broken pottery scattered around and everything. One of the things I love about New Mexico is the history and Native Peoples that lived here and left behind traces of their existence. I took a wrong turn years ago in Bernalillo and ended up in 1,000 year old ruins.
If you want to see all of today’s pictures, you can click on my Flickr album below.
If you are ever visiting Santa Fe or Taos, I highly recommend checking out Ojo Caliente Spa and the surrounding area. The healing waters are VERY powerful. I mean, they made me see interdimensionally in 1998!