Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter August 28th, 2013
WHAT’S NEW? Where are you going this September??
Just a reminder folks – last call for our upcoming September trips! If you need a getaway and you’ve been putting off making a decision – now’s the time to do so!
The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Trip Leader: Anne Gordon de Barrigón
Various 5-day itineraries running from: Aug 31-Oct 11th, 2013
Highlands and Mystical Islands
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
Sept 15-24th, 2013
Reconnecting to Truth through Horse Wisdom
Trip Leaders: Ezra Marrow, Briana Lorenz-Marrow and Judy Askins
Sept 18-22, 2013
Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
Sept 26–Oct 5th, 2013
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
Don’t Take it Personally – Group Class!
Are you a fan of The Four Agreements? If so you’ll love the upcoming 4 part teleclass on the second agreement coming up this September with yours truly!
- Get clear on how you’re taking things personally in your particular situation (rather than feeling like you’re upset because of someone else’s actions or words).
- Identify the beliefs that are causing your suffering and how you’re
using those beliefs to hurt yourself.
- Assist you in creating healthy counter-actions you can take in those moments when you REALLY want to take someone personally!
We’ll be recording the classes so if you can’t make it – email me your question beforehand and then I’ll answer it during the class. That way even if you can’t be there – you’ll have your questions answered when you listen to the replay!
As for dates: they’ll be Thursday September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th at 5pm PT/8pm ET.
The 4 session group teleclass
series is only $297!
No excuses, mark the dates on your calendar NOW and join me for this fun and enlightening teleclass series!!
Make sure you sign up here –> www.sherirosenthal.com/stop-taking-it-personally
**PS: I’m open for a few strategy sessions with those entrepreneurs that are feeling a bit stuck in their business and who are probably sabotaging themselves. Sound like you? If so, sign up for a session here.
JV Insider’s Circle
No man is an island, not in his personal life nor in his business life. It used to be that if you were in a business you marketed by yourself and that was it. Today joint ventures have become the way and that’s exciting to me because it’s about cooperation not competition. So if you are a heart-centered-entrepreneur and are struggling to get your work out there – I want to share something I love with you.
This year I joined a joint venture group and I have to say it is filled with the most interesting group of people all excited to support and help each other – how refreshing!! Many of the folks are newbees but that’s alright because these folks are on fire and instead of trying to get the big guns to partner with you (it’s rare for them to do so if you have a small list) this is your chance to align with folks who are building their businesses from the ground up and will be your allies from the start.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity (that I myself am a member of) I suggest you get on the list immediately to watch the JV Insider Circle’s webinar that explains the whole program. I hope to see you there!
Are You Accountable and Responsible For Your Life?
One of the most challenging aspects of any spiritual path is that it asks us to take responsibility and to become accountable for our lives. What makes this so difficult for us is that we’ve been domesticated to do just the opposite – to blame everything we possibly can on others.
The reason for this is that we have been taught to judge everything we perceive, and as a result are in constant fear of our own self-judgment in case we do anything “wrong” in life. If our minds are going to engage in the process of judging – it’s better if we can find someone to judge other than ourselves!
As a result, we’re always looking for someone to blame our circumstances on rather than having to deal with that horrible feeling of beating ourselves up and dealing with that sick feeling we get in our stomachs. Even when we believe we are doing well at taking responsibility for our lives, we often still persist in finding things that we feel are going wrong in our lives and pinning them on others.
For example, if you feel you’re unhappy at work and see the cause of your discomfort to be the behavior of your boss, the attitude of your co-workers, the amount of hours that you are working, etc – is your discomfort the result of these situations?
If you’re uncomfortable with your partner because he or she does not do what they are supposed to do, you do not get respect from them, they always want things their way, or you always feel like you are giving in – is your upset the result of these scenarios?
If you’re irritated with your parents because they are always telling you how to run your life, how to take care of the kids, how to manage your money or who you should or should not date – is your frustration the result of their commentaries?
If you’re recapitulating your life and you discover some painful childhood memories, are they still painful because you feel that you were hurt by the actions of others?
I’m asking these questions because they’re all common situations where we believe that something outside of ourselves is responsible for making us feel a certain way. When we choose to see our circumstances this way we are making ourselves victims of life.
If we feel victimized by something happening in our lives that means we’re saying that someone else is in charge of our emotional state of mind and that others can make us feel in a certain way. In this case we are not taking responsibility for ourselves and we’re making someone else accountable for our feelings. (Forgiveness is a great tool to stop the blame game.)
As spiritual warriors, this cannot be truth. We know with all our heart that we are creating our reality by what we are projecting from of our minds and by the way we are choosing to interpret what we perceive. When we no longer give away our personal power to others (so they can be in charge of the way we feel) – we are taking responsibility for ourselves. I invite you all to become “accountable” on the spiritual path of life!
Registration is open for Sheri’s: “The Energize + Enliven Women’s Retreat”
in Maui – March 18-23rd, 2014.
***Do watch my video below about this great retreat!
~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~
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)
Access your Dreams Retreat
Assisi, Italy – NEW!
Trip Leader: Mami Veza
Oct 12-18th + Nov 15–21st, 2013
A Sacred Pilgrimage to India
India – TWO SPOTS LEFT!
Trip Leaders: Elaine Dodson, Jahnava Devi, and Mahatma Das
October 15-27th, 2013
Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas
Nepal – NEW!
Trip Leader: Sharee James
October 16-25th, 2013
Revealing the REAL You – Journey to the Pyramid of the Sun
Teotihuacan, Mexico – NEW!
Trip Leader: Brandt Morgan
October 18-24th, 2013 (email us ASAP if you’re interested)
Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Bimini, Caribbean – NEW!
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan
October 21-25th, 2013
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
The Clarity + Heart Women’s Retreat
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal + Rev Frankie Timmers
November 9-16th, 2013
The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Trip Leaders: Lisa Tully
Nov 16-Dec 6th, 2013
~HEART-WARMING JANUARY ADVENTURES~
Unconditional Love in Action: Volunteer Journey to Siem Reap, Cambodia
Trip Leader: Rev David Ault
Jan 22-Feb 1st, 2014
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.