Journeys of the Spirit® August 24th, 2011 Newsletter
WHAT’S NEW? Personal Freedom! For those of us on a path of personal freedom, challenging the agreements and beliefs we’ve made about our past experiences is critical. We want to learn from those agreements and transcend them, not become more attached to them.
Holding on to seeing our lives from a fixated victim point of view can only create suffering rather than freedom. But if we could see our past events as if they were playing on a big movie screen (with detachment!) – we can understand how we created our life even if that creation was manifest without awareness. Then we can choose to have gratitude for the way it unfolded – even if it was painful.
“The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.”
~L. Thomas Holdcroft
The past no longer exists except in our memories. It’s simply a dream that we can have respect for without having to drag it behind us for the rest of our lives. Or for that matter tell stories about events that are no longer truth – or perhaps were never the truth!
The goal so to speak, is to expand our consciousness until it resembles that of the infinite – no boundaries or limitations. To reach beyond our stories and memories and to use them to guide us to a brighter, wiser and more fulfilling future. ♥
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SANTORINI, GREECE: Inspire Your Creative Soul! – October 14-21th
Are you looking to…
- Tap into the wellspring of your primal creative fire & inner visions?
- Be inspired through guided visualizations, drumming, meditation & dreamwork?
- Enjoy individual guidance & group demonstrations of art techniques?
- Absorb the splendid volcanic energy of the ancient island of Santorini?
If so – join artist Linda Jacobson for an extraordinary Greek adventure in the midst of the Aegean Sea! Eight days of joyous painting, drawing, meditation and ritual on the magical island of Santorini, connected with the legendary civilization of Atlantis and ancient Minoan culture.
The clarity of air, the embrace of the water and the beauty of the light will rejuvenate and inspire you. The gods and goddesses of ancient Greece represent archetypal and elemental energies that live within each of our psyches which we will explore through meditation and art.
The 2011 trip cost is: $2799.00 USD per person double occupancy. If you are interested in staying in Santorini with Linda for 2 more days (until Oct 23rd), the cost would be $395.00 USD per person double occupancy. Details for Santorini here.
~Moving from Me To We: Self-Realization Through Service~
♥Join join New Thought Minister, singer, and author, Rev David Ault and me – Thursday, August 25th at 8:30 p.m. Eastern / 5:30 p.m. Pacific for a wonderful teleclass on: Moving from Me To We: Self-Realization Through Service.
Many people are feeling the call to do more in regards to world service and there is a great sense of personal meaning that comes with Voluntouring. That’s right Voluntouring! – a term that describes how individuals can tour some of the most majestic and spiritual sites in the world AND also make a contribution to the locals there.
Rev. David will be sharing with you details about his upcoming event: Ankor Wat, Cambodia: Unconditional Love in Action – Jan 30-Feb 9th, 2012, and how you can join him on an amazing trip of healing, service, and self-realization!
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~How to Find Your Peace in a Sea of Uncertainty!~
♥Join join renowned author, shaman & artist Fu-Ding Cheng and shaman-ess, artist, & teacher Linda Jacobson and me on Thursday, September 1st (date change!!) at 8:30pm eastern, 5:30pm pacific time for a wonderful teleclass on: How to Find Your Peace in a Sea of Uncertainty!
Linda and Fu-Ding believe: We don’t have control over the madness of the world, but we have infinite control over how we choose to react to it! By the end of this call you will have a deeper understanding of how you can feel comfortable in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. (Linda & Fu-Ding are facilitating the Palenque, Mexico: A Shamanic Portal to 2012 – Dec 8-13th.)
Deepen your body*mind*spirit connection in Catherine Just’s Soul*Full eCourse. She’ll do this by integrating photography, spirituality, writing and physical well being. Why? Because it feels good to feel good! Here’s what’s in store: It’s a 6 week online eCourse for women starting October 10th.
Catherine will be sharing video and audio interviews with with her favorite life experts: Miguel Ruiz, Douglas Beasley, Andrea Scher, Beth Nicholls, Sheri Rosenthal (yes I’ll be there!) & Mee Tracy (these are just a few of the people you’ll get to meet)! She’ll dive into photography prompts to help us re-learn how to “see,” and writing exercises to move us toward gratitude.
There’ll be opportunities to expand our spiritual experience through fun rituals that can help us learn to let go and trust. Mix that with healthy recipes, pampering, rest and rejuvenation, and you’ve got the ingredients for a more Soul*Filled Life! Join Catherine (space is limited) so Register NOW! It will be wonderful ladies – please tell her I sent you!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS!
~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~
HAVASUPAI FALLS GRAND CANYON: Living Fearlessly LAST CALL!
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Sept 20-26th, 2011
DOLORES, CO: Revolution! Intuitive Awareness & Communication Retreat LAST CALL!
Trip Leader: Kathy Knowles & Joy Valenti Kochmer
Sept 24-28th, 2011
~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~
SANTORINI, GREECE: Inspire Your Creative Soul!
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
October 14-21st, 2011
DHARAMSALA, INDIA: The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile NEW!
Trip Leaders: Lama Buga Tire & Lisa Tully
Oct 21-Nov 7th
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
MAYAN RIVIERA: 11.11.11 Prayer Beads & Altars
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal & Kathy Benson
Nov 9-15th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
~HEART-OPENING DECEMBER TRAVELS~
TULUM, MEXICO: Atmananda Yoga Retreat NEW!
Trip Leaders: Jhon Tamayo
Dec 3-10th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
PALENQUE, MEXICO: A Shamanic Portal to 2012
Trip Leaders: Fu-Ding Cheng & Linda Jacobson
Dec 8-13th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
~HEART-WARMING JANUARY ADVENTURES~
ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA: Unconditional Love in Action
Trip Leader: David Ault
January 30 – February 9th, 2012 (price goes up Oct 1st, 2011!)
~REFRESHING FEBRUARY RETREATS~
DELRAY, FL: Honoring & Healing the Goddess Within!
Trip Leader: Shanti Gilbert
February 9–12, 2012
~SUCCULENT MARCH VOYAGES~
MAR DE JADE, MEXICO: Trance Dance – Opening the Chakras to the Energies of 2012
Trip Leader: Ernesto Ortiz
March 3-10th, 2012
EGYPT: Remembrances, Exploring the Mysteries
Trip Leader: Samvedam Randles
March 8-18th, 2012