Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter April 24th, 2013

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Dear Friends,

WHAT’S NEW? New Trips – New Opportunities!

Joy & Rapture: I’ve got TWO NEW trips to share with you this week!

Nepal retreat

FIRST: Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas: Nepal – October 16-25th, 2013.

Join Sharee James on this beautiful retreat exploring the soul of Nepal and one of the most incredible destinations in the world: the Himalayas. Why should you come?

Well, it’s a chance to slow down, reconnect with your inner self and deeper purpose. Re-discover your unlimited potential amidst the powerful sacred energies of the Himalayas.

This journey is about “kindfulness,” a term coined by Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm, meaning a state of kind and compassionate awareness. We invite you to extend this compassion and kindness to yourself by allowing yourself the time and space to realign with who you really are – a divine and unlimited being.



Spiritual journey Peru

SECOND: A “Spontaneous Café” Real Food Peru Adventure – October 4-11th, 2013 at Willka T’ika in the Sacred Valley. I’ve linked directly to their flyer since I don’t have the journey up on the website yet. But if you’re interested do let me know so I can book that for you. What a fabulous, yummy experience!

In Willka T’ika’s spacious kitchen and dining rooms we’ll learn the simplicity of “spontaneous” meal creation, using food from Willka T’ika’s abundant gardens. On our trips to the produce market and local organic farms, we’ll learn about selecting the raw materials for the day’s meals.

Experience the major highlights of Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley, and the program includes professionally guided tours and ceremonies. The quality and variety of offerings in this eight-day program ensure that participants experience a Magical Journey to Peru as well as plenty of time with Chef Mateo in the kitchen and organic vegetable gardens.


Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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EVENTS, FREE VIDEO-CLASSES & NEW PROGRAMS!

The Vitality + Sanctuary Elixir – A Woman’s Retreat
March 18-23rd, 2014

Womens Spiritual Retreat Lumeria

I want to let all my lovely ladies know about a very special trip I’ve created to Maui – March 18-23rd, 2014. Join me (your Transformational Life Coach) + and Deborah Kagan (your Sensual Lifestyle Specialist) for 4 days of delicious spa services, serious mojo + unrestrained vitality.

We’ll be focusing on how to uplevel: our inner vitality (what keeps us energized and alive) + our personal sanctuary (what allows us to deeply relax and recharge in our home) through heart-felt circles, ceremony, experiential exercises, and so much more!

Why you should come: If you’ve been feeling a bit down and dragged out – this retreat will have you recharged, centered, and ready to create magic in your life and business!

Right now the trip is at the EARLY-BIRD rate – AND the deposit is only $250 if you register NOW. Get the details for Maui here! And do watch the video about the retreat center below – fabulous!!

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OUR GUEST ARTICLE

Why are Sacred Sites Built in the Strangest Places?
Avebury Circle

Our ancestors knew the Earth intimately and understood her wisdom. They lived in much closer communion with the planet than we do today. Their sense of the natural forces of the Earth was a finely-tuned whole body awareness – not just a mental knowing.

Imagine yourself as a member of a neolithic society living five thousand years ago. You are walking along and suddenly you feel a tingling in your hands or feet or maybe a rush of energy throughout your body. You have just walked over an energy hot spot. This is where you would choose to build a structure in which you could work with the energies present for purposes of healing or spiritual insight.

Today this same sacred site might appear to be just a dead relic of a bygone age. However, myths passed down through the generations tell a different story. Invariably we find gems of truth in these stories if we interpret the symbolism. For example, it is said of several stone circles that the stones go down to the water to drink at midnight or on a full moon. This folktale speaks of the connection between the stone circle, earth energies and water.

Chalice Well

In fact, dowsing shows that most sites are animated by the serpentine currents of energy which course through the ground following the subterranean streams of water and which vary according to the seasons, the phases of the moon and even day and night. All holy wells have stories of healings attached to them. When we realize that strong Earth energy currents have turned the waters into something akin to a homeopathic remedy, these tales make perfect sense.

Originally all energy spots were simply in nature – a hilltop, a wooded copse, a spring. The trees were the first to teach us the consequences of enclosing natural energy. The energy can be contained and built up to create a super-charged space. The Druids performed all their ceremonies in sacred groves for this reason. We can all feel these “magic” places still, even if we don’t feel energies; they create in us a sense of silence, of wonder, of gratitude.

We are naturally brought into a place of mind, body and spirit balance within ourselves where we are ready and open to receive insight and healing. Morgan’s Hill near Devizes and Knoll Down near Avebury are two little-known but wonderful examples in England. Often when I am guiding people to sacred sites I will include one of these natural places on our journey.

Celtic Tours

The stone circle builders developed this theme and utilized crystal-studded granite and sandstone (granular quartz) blocks in order to have greater control over the build-up of energies. We are all aware that our wrist watches and computers operate because of the energetic properties of quartz crystal; our ancestors were really using the same technology but for different purposes and on a different scale.

Medieval churches and cathedrals were often built on the sites of stone circles, ensuring that these energy hot spots would empower the Christian ceremonies and services which would take place there.

What makes the crucial difference between a tourist visit and a transformative experience is our intent. Intent activates the potential in each of us. When we focus our intent on a spiritual goal magic occurs.

As W. H. Murray says in the book The Scottish Himalayan Expedition: “Once one commits (to a quest) all sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision – raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”

Scotland Spiritual Tour

Combining this committed intent with the super-charged atmosphere of a sacred site on a spiritual journey opens the door for extraordinary things to happen.

On some level we still know what our ancestors knew – that the ancient sacred sites hold power and potential. Yet, our logical thinking often tells us this can’t be true. If we are prepared to quiet the sceptical mind for a while and act as if magic is possible, then magic does indeed become possible.

As Albert Einstein once remarked: “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

Blessings, Glenn & Cameron Broughton

Journeys of the Spirit is featuring FOUR of Glenn and Cameron’s wonderful journeys this year:
A Women’s Journey to Avalon: Sacred Britain – May 23-31, 2013
Crop Circles and Sacred Sites: Sacred Britain- July 29-August 4, 2013 & Pre-Tour Conference July 26-29th
The Magic of Celtic Country: Sacred Ireland – August 17-28, 2013
Highlands and Mystical Islands: Sacred Scotland – Sept 15-24th, 2013


Glenn & Cameron Broughton

Glenn Broughton, who is English, has been researching and visiting ancient sacred sites for twenty years and is drawn to explore their energetic properties and how such places of power affect us today.

Cameron Broughton’s life path has taken many directions; adventurer, seeker of spirit, functions and conference organizer, group leader, entrepreneur, massage therapist, healing facilitator and mother. Following her passion brought her to England in 1996 where through a serendipitous unfolding of events she met Glenn (her life partner) on the first tour that he led visiting the Sacred Sites of the Southwest of England.

Since meeting Glenn she has had the pleasure of living in Britain for several years and now spends half her time there co-leading pilgrimages with Glenn and exploring Britain’s ancient and modern mysteries. ♥

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OUR MENU OF UPCOMING FABULOUS ADVENTURES!

~MAGICAL MAY SOJOURNS~

Wild Dolphin Trip

Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Bimini, Caribbean – FILLING FAST!
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan
May 11–15th, 2013

Journey to Avalon

A Women’s Journey to Avalon
Sacred Britain – EARLY REGISTRATION NECESSARY
Trip Leader: Cameron Broughton
May 23-31, 2013

Tibetan Buddhism in Exile

The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Dharamsala, India – FILLING FAST!
Trip Leader: Lisa Tully
May 30-Jun 17, 2013

~JUICY JUNE JOURNEYS~

Carrapateira, Portugal

Access your Dreams Retreat
Carrapateira, Portugal – REGISTER NOW!
Trip Leader: Mami Veza
June 8-14th, 2013 (also Oct 18–24th + Nov 15–21st)

~GLORIOUS JULY JAUNTS~

Whales & Wild Dolphins

The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Panama
Trip Leader: Anne Gordon de Barrigón
Various 5-day itineraries running from: July 7-Oct 11th, 2013

Journey to Machu Picchu

Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders
Peru
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
July 17-27th, 2013

Sacred Britain

Crop Circles and Sacred Sites
Sacred Britain
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
July 29-August 4, 2013 & Pre-Tour Conference July 26-29th

~AUDACIOUS AUGUST ADVENTURES~

Ayahuasca retreat Peru

Ayahuasca & Ayni in the Andes
Peru – A COUPLE OF SPOTS LEFT!!
Trip Leader: Dennis McKenna
August 1-10th, 2013

Sacred Ireland

The Magic of Celtic Country
Sacred Ireland
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
August 17-28, 2013

~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~

Sacred Scotland

Highlands and Mystical Islands
Sacred Scotland
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
Sept 15-24th, 2013

Womens retreat California

The Nourish Retreat for Extraordinary Women
Malibu, CA – FILLING FAST!
Trip Leaders: Vasavi Kumar, Maria Zavala, Gigi Yogini + Parashakti
Sept 19-22nd, 2013

Horse Wisdom

Reconnecting to Truth through Horse Wisdom
Tucson, AZ
Trip Leaders: Ezra Marrow, Briana Lorenz-Marrow and Judy Askins
Sept 18-22, 2013 (half-filled register early!)

Journey to Machu Picchu

Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders
Peru
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
Sept 26–Oct 5th, 2013

~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~

Journey to Machu Picchu

A Spontaneous Café Real Food Peru Adventure
Peru – NEW!
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes + Chef Mateo
Oct 4-11th, 2013 (please contact Sheri for booking this trip rather than Willka T’ika)

Sacred Pilgrimage to India

A Sacred Pilgrimage to India
India
Trip Leaders: Elaine Dodson, Jahnava Devi, and Mahatma Das
October 15-27th, 2013 (Elaine’s trip is already half filled so register early!)

Travel to Nepal

Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas
Nepal – NEW!
Trip Leader: Sharee James
October 16-25th, 2013

~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~

Uxmal, Yucatan

The Clarity + Heart Elixir
Uxmal, Yucatan
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal + Rev Frankie Timmers
November 9-16th, 2013

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Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?

Visit our Trips at a Glance page.

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