Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter August 1st, 2012

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Dear Friends,

WHAT’S NEW? The Olympics – A preview of peace on earth?


I love the Olympics and it always amazes me that for a short period of time people can come together in the spirit of cooperation and peace.

So my question is thiswhy can’t we have the same level of cooperation every day? Why can’t people get along for no reason other than to simply get along? Most people (unless they are sociopaths) do not enjoy war. I don’t think anyone enjoys being killed, maimed or mutilated. Is there any religion or political system worth killing or dying for? I don’t think so.

In addition, I love to hear the actual stories of these people and the obstacles they had to transcend to get to this level of excellence. What would each of our lives look like if we all had that level of desire for personal excellence regardless of the fear we felt inside?

I’m curious – what you do think about the Olympics? Is it a foreshadowing of the oneness that could exist if we choose to dream that way? Is it just a bogus event? Please post below and let me know.



Join my dear friend Gayle Lawrence on an amazing trip to Uganda’s dramatic forested volcanoes, where you’ll hike in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the “gentle giants,” the mountain gorillas this Nov 27 – Dec 8.

You’ll also hike in Kibale Forest, with its bands of wild chimpanzees and 12 other primate species. To top it off – you’ll enjoy an absolutely breathtaking big-game safari across the golden grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here, the towering Ruwenzori Mountains make a fine backdrop for our sightings of elephant, lion, leopard, big herds of buffalo, and the largest concentration of hippos in the world.

As we explore the vast expanse of Uganda and thrill at our intimate encounters with the gorillas and other wildlife – we’ll also have the opportunity to meet the local villagers and learn about their beliefs, customs, tribal dances and day to day life in Africa. Don’t miss this very special journey through Uganda! Trip cost: $4,976.00 USD pp double occ. (TRIP LIMITED TO 7 PEOPLE ONLY – BOOK BY AUGUST 3rd!) Interested? Email me right away!

Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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It’s here!!! The How to Forgive e-Course…

Sheri Rosenthal

You know I’ve been talking about the free forgiveness videos for weeks now and I do hope you’ve taken advantage of them and created time in your schedule to watch and learn from them.

My free online program was actually a prelude to a very special 9 week online interactive course that I’ve created to assist you through your forgiveness process in a fun (yes, forgiveness can be fun) and open-hearted way.

So if you’re tired of getting aggravated and stressed out every time you have to spend time with your mother or father, frustrated with that sick feeling in your gut every time you have to deal with your ex, or sick and tired of beating yourself up and getting down on yourself – you’ve got to join me (starting August 13th)!

Keep in mind the program is at your own speed – there is no need to stress. And although the actual course can be completed in 9 weeks – if you want to take a year to work through it – that’s up to you. In this way I don’t have to hear any “I don’t have enough time” issues! 🙂

So if you enjoyed the free videos – PLEASE join me on this adventure, it would be my honor to work with you.

If you’re ready to move past the blocks that are sabotaging your success in your relationships, business, love, heath, and abundance – don’t wait – join me today!


Can’t find the perfect getaway?? We can fix that!

Pura Vida Spa Costa Rica

We have some exciting and inspiring journeys planned throughout the year to all 4 corners of the world but sometimes your schedule and life just doesn’t fit with any of the dates we have listed.

Thankfully, help is on the way! When your life just won’t align with ours – why not allow us to create your own customized spiritual journey? We have fabulous contacts and relationships with resorts, retreat centers and guides worldwide.

One of my personal favorite destinations for a spiritual retreat is Costa Rica. It’s a country of incredible diversity and an atmosphere which lends itself for that perfect rejuvenating and inspiring journey.

Pura Vida Spa Costa Rica

There’s a wonderful small resort, Pura Vida Retreat and Spa (you must check this out!) which offers a great combination of wellness and adventure. Their Pura Vida Packages allow you to be completely taken care of for a 3, 5 or 7 night stay.

You’ll have 3 delicious meals per day, daily yoga classes, meditation is offered twice a week, and numerous tours throughout your stay are included in your package. Their spa is yummy and you’ll feel rested and unwound by the time you leave! Most packages include a couple of local tours – for example to the Waterfall Garden, the Poas Volcano or even a nearby coffee plantation. They also include a 1 one hour Healing Arts Spa Therapy session.

This is the perfect place if you’re traveling solo – you don’t need to feel afraid of going there by yourself. And rates start at only $1,660.00 single occupancy for a 7 night Mind, Body & Spirit package including all of the above!

We’ll take care of everything for you so that you can focus on taking care of yourself. Your flights, accommodation and transfers will be carefully planned and booked by us. And while you’re at it – we can even make arrangements to extend your stay in Costa Rica to see some of the breathtaking sights of this amazing country has to offer.

Costa Rica Volcano

If you’re interested in finding out more about Pura Vida Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica or any other destination, please feel free to contact me anytime. I’d be more than happy to have a chat and help you create your perfect spiritual journey or retreat.

Love & Blessings, Ales
JOTS Custom Travel Services
Tel: 866.866.5566 Ext. 2

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Spiritual Journey Peru Willka Tika

Awaken in the Andes
Peru – LAST CALL!!
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
August 19-27th, 2012


The Magic of Celtic Ireland
Ireland – LAST CALL!
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
August 19-27th, 2012


Spiritual Journey Peru Willka Tika

Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
September 13–24, 2012

Equine Therapy

Reconnecting to Truth through Horse Wisdom
Tucson, AZ
Trip Leaders: Ezra Marrow, Briana Lorenz-Marrow & Judy Askins
Sept 19-23rd, 2012

Sedona Women's Yoga Retreat

The Awakening! a Women’s Intuition, Yoga & Life Mastery Retreat
Sedona, AZ
Trip Leaders: Kathy Knowles & Joy Kochmer
Sept 29-Oct 4th, 2012


Costa Rica Spiritual Retreat

Mayan Vibrational Alignment – Embracing the Cosmic Shift
Costa Rica
Trip Leader: Ernesto Ortiz
October 14-20th, 2012


The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Dharamsala, India
Trip Leader: Lisa Tully
October 16-Nov 1st, 2012

Big Sur California Artists Retreat

Sacred Relationships & Sexuality – Tantra for Couples
Machu Picchu & Peru
Trip Leaders: Richard & Diana Daffner
Oct 26-Nov 5, 2012


Uxmal Yucatan spiritual journey

Mayan Mysteries of the Heart
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal & Rev Frankie Timmers
November 10-17th, 2012


Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.

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  1. Thank for opening the topic of the Olympics, which is is a highly commercialized, if fascinating, bit of showmanship.

    A couple of much more substancial examples of the extremely high level of international cooperation today are the worldwide air traffic control system and the international banking system. Just imagine how different our world would be if funds couldn’t be instantly and conveniently transferred between countries.

    Regarding wars, consider that the last war between sovereign nations, that was not initiated by the United States, ended in 1991. What we have had since then is American agression and a huge number of internal conflicts/rebellions/terrorist-acts.

  2. Paul says:

    The Olympics are a corporate creation full of cult symbolism, designed to fool the population into a feel good situation, whilst the MacDonalds etc. etc. make huge profits at the expense of ordinary people/businesses, who will ultimately pay the price. This has never been as obvious as it is at the London Games.

    I admire the competing athletes for their work and determination to get to where they are now, but this whole charade is a distraction for other agendas.

    On another note, is competing to be “The Best” really our highest calling? Is it a coming together? or a separation?

    I sincerely hope that these games pass without incident with as little damage done as possible, and the world moves towards freedom, unity and higher ideals, but it will be ‘in spite of’, not ‘because of’ the Olympic Games.

  3. Barbara Ash says:

    Love Love and More Love. Yes the energy at the Olympics is so special.
    I still have hope and a vision for peace in our time. I will never give up
    visualizing it. Peace joy compassion and kindness in abundance.
    My friend had a poster of the globe with a flower lei around it. Let us all feast on
    this vision. Namaste Bobbi

  4. SHARON says:

    If it were up to me, wars would be a physical competition between the 2 strongest folks from the 2 warring nations, maybe wrestling, boxing. whatever and may the best one win. Whoever wins, their country is the winner and the matter is settled, PERIOD! NO KILLING OR BILLIONS OF BUCKS SPENT ON WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ETC! Imagine what that money could do….feed and clothe and house everyone, everywhere… more famine….PEACE AND FREEDOM FOR ALL but we all know the men running all of the warring factions will NEVER agree to this cause it’s too easy and doesn’t allow their testosterone to run rampant like it does now. I guess my peace will be in the world to come after I’m dead cause it will never happen in my lifetime!


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