Trouble sending data with xbee

So I have a seeeduino stalker with a xbee on it and I have a xbee with a shield attached to my computer. right now i am able to send data from the stalker to my computer using Serial.print. What I am really struggling with is how to send data from the console on my computer to the arduino.

I have attached two photos of my basic setup

I am fairly new to arduino and brand new to using xbee’s so odds are I am making a very foolish mistake. Thanks for any help.

Your computer can't read serial data. Some application running on your computer can. If you know that serial data is getting to the computer, it is because it is being received by some application.

Don't keep us in the dark, if you expect help. What application is receiving the data?

I am using the console from X-CTU too see the data being sent from one xbee to another xbee

I am using the console from X-CTU too see the data being sent from one xbee to another xbee

OK. So, you know that they can talk to each other. What is your real reason for using XBees? It isn't so that the Arduino can talk to X-CTU.

The goal is too have the xbee with the arduino logging data, ie temperature and a few other values. The other xbee is too allow someone at their computer to see the data. Ideally I would also like the user to be able to send commands to the arduino to perform additional tasks