Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter April 2nd, 2014
WHAT’S NEW? Feeling Trapped by Your Own Life?
I just returned from our women’s Maui retreat and it was amazing! Each woman brought something unique and interesting to the table and we were able to expand lives, change perspectives, and reinvent lives.
So this week Brandt asks an important question – do you feel trapped by your own life?
Many of us do feel that way and sometimes we just need a little guidance to help us move past that place.
Whether you choose to take a spiritual journey or retreat – or to dive into a personal intensive – I think the most unproductive approach is to do nothing.
Change can be scary but staying painfully where you are can be much worse! I encourage you to be brave and make the changes you need to have the kind of life you’ve been dreaming of.
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
Dream You 2.0! – Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Peru April 22-May 1, 2014 LAST CALL!!!!
What sets your heart on fire? Do you have dreams tucked in the shadows of your being waiting for your light and your focus to bring them to life? What unique and necessary gift is this world waiting for you to share? If you have ever asked yourself or wanted to answer these questions, then DREAM YOU 2.0 is for you…
Throughout the journey, we’ll engage in energy work and ceremony with the intent to let go, re-energize, rebuild, and renew each traveler’s heart’s desire. We will also develop our individual ability to “see” through listening, asking, and receiving what this sacred land has to offer.
We’ll have focused time to ground our daily experiences and along the way create a personal tool kit designed to assist with moving your unique and necessary gifts in to action. Our goal, in addition to having an AMAZING time experiencing Peruvian sites and culture, is to uncover our gifts and plant the seeds of our dreams in this powerful, magical land.
Trip tuition: $3245 USD per person double occupancy
Personal Intensives Your Private One-on-One 3 day retreat! Custom Dates Available
It’s almost the end of March and a great time to evaluate if this year is going in the direction you were wanting it to go.
If it is – congratulations! My guess is that you are great at taking action. But if it’s not – what happened? What’s stopping you from achieving your dreams for this year?
If I had to bet I’d say it’s not the external circumstances in your life – but rather internal issues that are hindering your dream.
There are tons of external issues that can derail us of course – but honestly, I’ve seen thousands of people over the years create amazing things in their lives under the worst circumstances. So why are some folks able to do so and others not?
Well that’s the question isn’t it? And it’s the exact question we seek to answer in our Personal Intensives. If you’re struggling right now and don’t have clarity – perhaps an intensive is just the opportunity you’ve been looking for to get your life back on track.
If you could use a major reset in your life, take a moment to read about our intensives and see if it sounds like the right opportunity for you. Changing your mind might completely change your life. 🙂
Feeling Trapped by Your Own Life?
Recently, a friend of mine told me about an unusual dream. She was watching a group of people—including herself—who appeared to be trapped in a dank, dark, uncomfortable space. It was a prison—or so it appeared at first.
But from her bird’s-eye view, my friend could also see that the prison was open at one end. Everyone inside was familiar with the structure. In fact, everyone was free to come and go as they pleased, yet nobody was leaving.
Outside the prison walls, there was a man who was encouraging everyone to leave. He said he would show them the way; that it was all very simple. He even walked inside the prison and then walked out again, just to show them how simple it was.
Many agreed to leave, but when it came time to go, they couldn’t pull themselves away. One said she had to go back for something she’d forgotten. Another said this was not the right day, that he might go tomorrow or the next day. A third decided she couldn’t leave without her friends. And on and on. Everyone had a good excuse.
As soon as she saw the truth—that everyone was making excuses for their suffering—something happened. My friend “disappeared.” She could no longer find herself among the prisoners. Now there was only herself watching.
We humans are so funny. So often we act like those prisoners. We have good excuses. We complain about our suffering but don’t have the courage to drop it. We talk about our hopes and dreams but don’t take simple steps to make them real.
When it comes right down to it, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Or more accurately, fear. And why not? Beyond the familiar is the unknown. Change is scary. Besides, who would you be if you were free?
Well, guess what? You would be you! And guess what else? You’re already free! Just like my friend in the dream, you are already the watcher. You are already the person you’ve been waiting for—both the one who can guide you out and the one who is already out.
Sure, we all have busy lives and obligations, and many of us even have serious diseases and handicaps. But people before us have overcome all these and more. Prisoners before us have found their way out. So can we. And the reward for taking those steps is far more fun than suffering and confinement. The reward is being happy and whole.
The next time you feel you can’t be, do, or have what you want, look at your prison walls. Look at your excuses: your “good reasons” for hesitating or procrastinating or complaining. Then look at the opening and remember the way out. It’s so simple, so obvious.
Then take one small step. Then another. And another. Day after day, follow your heart. Walk in the direction of freedom and joy. Step by step, you can do it.
And as you watch yourself taking those steps, smile with wonder and gratitude over this simple fact: You once imagined you were in prison, but that was only a dream. The real you is the watcher, the one who was already free.
Blessings + love, Brandt Morgan
If you want to explore your personal freedom amongst the beautiful wild dolphins around the Caribbean island of Bimini (just a quick flight from Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – I highly recommend signing up for Brandt’s upcoming Blessings of the Wild Dolphins – June 15-20th.
Brandt Morgan is an internationally known author and teacher whose passion is helping people find their true selves and the vision and courage to live their dreams. His classes, workshops, publications, and personalized coaching and apprenticeship programs combine the wisdom of the heart with common sense and powerful tools from many traditions..
Brandt is a Master Toltec teacher trained by don Miguel Ruiz, author of the bestselling book, The Four Agreements. He is also a certified firewalking instructor and the co-author of four books with Tom Brown, Jr. (The Tracker) on wilderness survival and nature awareness skills. Brandt is also the creator of Vision Walk, a simple meditation process that makes it possible to answer questions and solve problems in just a few minutes by accessing one’s own deep inner wisdom.
~ENLIGHTENING APRIL TRAVELS~
Dream You 2.0!
Peru – LAST CALL!!
Trip Leaders: Laura Pirie + Luca DiMatteo + Russ Jones + Jorge Luis Delgado
April 22-May 1, 2014
~MARVELOUS MAY EXCURSIONS~
Highlands and Mystical Islands
Trip Leaders: Glenn + Cameron Broughton
May 11-18th, 2014
A Women’s Journey to Avalon
Trip Leaders Cameron Broughton
May 29-June 6th, 2014
~JOYOUS JUNE JAUNTS~
Sacred Energies of Maya Lands, Awakening Our Freedom To Be In Perpetual Bliss
Trip Leaders: Erika Licón + Miguel Buenaflor
June 1-7th, 2014
Blessings of the Wild Dolphins
Trip Leader: Brandt Morgan
June 15-20th, 2014
The Heart + Wonders of Wales
Trip Leaders: Cameron + Glenn Broughton
June 18-29, 2014
~GENTLE JULY JOURNEYS~
Crop Circles and Sacred Sites
Trip Leaders: Cameron + Glenn Broughton
July 20-29th, 2014
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year? Visit our Trips at a Glance page.