Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter December 12th, 2012
WHAT’S NEW? Happy Hanukkah & Happy Travels!
I want to wish all my Jewish friends a very Happy Hanukkah! To celebrate – I want to share a a wonderful song with you by Matisyahu – a nice Jewish boy who follows Orthodox Judaism and sings reggae style. Let me know if you like it! It’s the perfect message for the holidays.
Awakening Your Divine Joy – Wild Dolphin Trip: Bimini, Caribbean
Dec 19-23, 2012. Join Dolphin Whisperer Joe Noonan for an amazing retreat to beautiful Bimini, Bahamas. On this Nature-based retreat, we will be swimming in the vitally alive and healthy waters that surround Bimini, and we will visit pods of wild dolphins in their home, on their terms. Wild dolphins have an almost magical ability to activate us into heightened levels of joy and awakening; most everybody describes the experience as profoundly inspiring and life-changing.
Awakening Solstice at Willka T’ika Peru – Dec 13-24th, 2012. Join us at Willka T’ika Guesthouse in Peru’s Sacred Valley to celebrate the high energies of 2012 at the winter solstice. This program includes Solstice ceremonies and Andean Christmas celebrations, Cusco, Machu Picchu and many more surprises. During this transformational journey for conscious sojourners, nurture your spirit and immerse yourself in heartfelt, spiritual offerings along the pathways of Peru’s ancient civilizations.
Blessings and love,
Building your business? I’ve got a great event for you!
Join me (Sheri) – April 25-28, 2013 in Orlando, Florida at the 2013 Be The Change Event. I’m going to have a booth at this crazy event and I have 8 FREE tickets to give away (it’s part of my booth package) and I want to give them away to the people I love the most – you folks!
This wonderful event has excitement, energy, opportunity and real strategies for explosive growth in your business. And more networking than ever before. But that’s just the beginning! Because Be the Change is more than an event, its an experience. More than a gathering, it’s a phenomenon.
More than another feel-good exercise, it’s a launching pad for REAL, lasting business success. Because what worked ten years ago, or five years ago, or even three … just doesn’t cut it anymore. So when you sign up now to attend Be the Change, you’ll receive fresh off the press access to powerful strategies that work NOW.
And best of all – instead of paying the $397.00 early bird special rate – you can come at no charge! Isn’t THAT sweet?
Want to start the New Year clear and ready to go?
Here’s the solution!
Are you ready to break out of the box you call reality? If so – join me (Sheri) for a Personal Intensive. It’s a powerful experience and is a great way to jump-start your New Year! In my experience, the root of most people’s issues is a belief system that is sabotaging their life – rather than supporting it.
Imagine what life could be like if you were calm and centered no matter what situation you faced in life, rather than emotional and unclear. What if you no longer took people’s actions personally? Or if forgiveness came easy to you? Or even if you never got in another argument for the rest of your life?! Believe me – it’s possible.
You’ll learn to…
- Take positive action in life – regardless of anxiety or fear.
- No longer feel victimized by the people in your life.
- Deal with people openly, without taking their actions and words to heart.
- Let go of the burdens of the past, forgive and move on with gratitude and joy.
- Reclaim your self-esteem and greater life purpose.
- Replace anger with focused clarity.
- No longer fear confrontation, or be a doormat for others.
- Come to a place of self-acceptance, no matter what actions you took in the past.
- Clearly identify your limiting beliefs, their origin and true purpose – empowering you to make healthier life choices.
- Utilize specific tools to help you live courageously, boldly, and with your head held high.
This is the bottom line – and please read this carefully: You can do one hour sessions once a month for a year (like in therapy), OR you could invest ~12 hours over 3 days and have the time to deeply work through what you need to without the clock interrupting you. That is extremely significant. Who wants to take a year to resolve something that can be dealt with in one weekend? Hopefully not you!
If you’re interested – please let me know immediately – dates for January’s 3-day sessions will fill quickly. Want more information? Details for Personal Intensives here!
Ever Considered Hawaii for a Personal or Family Get-away?
My son and I just returned from a 16 day stay on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Kauai. Having lived in Hawaii many years ago, it’s a place I love going back to and each return feels like coming home.
This trip was no different, and we’ve experienced many “firsts” on this journey: my son took his first surfing lesson on Oahu’s fabled North Shore, we took an unforgettable cruise along the breathtaking Na Pali coast, and we were fascinated by the colorful fish and turtles at Ke’e Beach on Kauai.
What I love about Hawaii is the array of options to create a truly unforgettable journey, no matter how many times you go. Each island is unique and has its own energy. Depending on what kind of experience you are looking for it is important to understand what each island has to offer.
Having been to all 6 of Hawaii’s major islands it’s not easy to have a favorite one – all are breathtaking in their own way and to me they are all sacred, full of magic and wonder.
However, there is one island that has a special place in my heart: Kauai, also known as the Garden Island. It offers a host of opportunities for those who are seeking to reconnect with the body, mind and spirit. From the lush and green slopes of Mt. Waialeale, to the majestic Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, to the awe-inspiring and uninhabited Na Pali coast, Kauai’s natural charm is a true treat for the senses.
Because legally, buildings can be no taller than the highest coconut tree – so you’ll find no skyscrapers, sprawling urban centers, huge shopping malls, bright lights — or anything to get in the way of the lush, untamed landscape of Kauai.
One thing that stood out during our trip was the unparallelled astronomy show visible each night from my balcony. I could see millions of stars giving me goose bumps, something I don’t get to experience in misty Vancouver.
You can begin your mornings like I did, sitting outside meditating to the sounds of tropical birds, the ocean in the distance and swaying palm trees in the wind – it was magical. In the afternoon hike the rain forest of Kokee, the bogs of the Alakai swamp and the hanging valleys of the Na Pali Coast.
Kauai hiking trails offer hundreds of trail choices for every level of experience and a wonderful way to connect with nature. For those of you who like some more action, why not venture out into the ocean and take some surfing lessons, you might be accompanied by one of the beautiful sea turtles, like my son was during his first lesson. He’s still talking about that turtle that swam alongside him with all his friends!
There’s one thing not to be missed when traveling to Hawaii – a Lomi Lomi massage. I know of a wonderful place on Kauai where you can have a completely authentic experience of this ancient and traditional, Hawaiian style massage.
Two practitioners will lovingly preform Lomi Lomi on you. As per Hawaiian Culture – a sea-salt/alae clay body rub is used which exfoliates, enriches and draws out sweat and toxins. It’s also said that it also provides spiritual protection and cleansing from negative energies. After you have experienced 2 hours of this heavenly treatment, I can promise that you’ll want to come back for more!
A visit to the Hawaiian Islands will leave you with a sense of wonder, rejuvenated and perhaps with a new outlook on life. If you feel inspired and would like to have a chat about the different options to best suit your hopes and dreams for a journey to Hawaii, feel free to contact me.
With Blessings and Aloha, Ales Struna
Director of Custom Travel Services
Phone: +866.866.5566 or if you’re local: 604.204.0444
OUR MENU OF UPCOMING FABULOUS ADVENTURES!
~DELIGHTFUL DECEMBER ADVENTURES~
Awakening Solstice at Willka T’ika
Awakening Your Divine Joy – Wild Dolphin Trip
The Mapuche Experience
Unconditional Love in Action
~REFRESHING FEBRUARY RETREATS~
A Journey of Light to the Heart of Peru: Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca
The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
~ENLIGHTENING APRIL TRAVELS~
Spiritual Empowerment! Female Entrepreneur Summit
Soul*Full Women’s Photography Retreat
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.