Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter December 5th, 2012
WHAT’S NEW? Who said the world was going to end?
I cannot tell you how many folks have asked my opinion of whether I thought the world was going to come to an end with the end of the Mayan calendar! Not even the Mayans believe that the world is going to come to an end – it’s simply the end of a long cycle of time.
I know there are folks out there that feel that there are many prophecies that are all pointing to the same thing – but you can read anything into any words that you want to. So what’s the bottom line here? Well – I say let the winds of change blow, and let’s use this time to see what’s working in our world and what isn’t and make the appropriate changes.
We’re responsible for the lack of peace, presence of pollution, and climate change on earth. If each of us took one action to uplift the world imagine what change could be done. Perhaps it’s time to put aside apathy and instead open our hearts to compassion. At least that’s how I see it. 🙂 (If you’re fan of the Mayan calendar – check this website out!)
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!
Do YOU feel loved?
I accept that I am loved, particularly when I approach my beautiful and aging Golden Retriever, Scout.
As I come close to him, speak to him, sometimes simply look his way, his tail begins to wag. His awareness of me aligns with my awareness of him and instinctively his uncensored enthusiasm is channeled through that windshield-wiper motion of affection.
I have longed stopped fighting the idea that this energy we label as God, Divine Source, Infinite Intelligence, is a loving presence. I have accepted that it can be nothing other than absolute love otherwise the foundation of my entire belief system and the one that I teach from would not make any sense. Therefore I let go of the idea that there is any condemning, authoritarian, dualistic judgment directed at me for what I am or am not doing.
Regardless of my actions, Scout’s love is unfailing. Regardless of my actions, the love of the Divine is unwavering.
If that is your acceptance as well, then I invite you to consider imagining that the Universe wags Its tail of championing affection in approval of who we are all of the time. It longs for us to choose the self-love path in order to partner with us in uncovering greater degrees of cosmic meet-and-greets with infinite opportunities. The more we do this, the more we can authentically affirm, “I live in a world that works.”
It is simply untrue to call yourself unlovable. It is self-inflicted pain to make another responsible for whether or not you feel appreciated. As the poet Rumi so beautifully reminded, “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
The whole of the Universe has already embraced the whole of us. If we pay attention and are willing to view this world beyond veils of human-made separation, we can begin to see and feel the Divine wagging Its tail in enthusiastic response to our irreplaceable presence.
Blessings & Love, David Ault
Director, Khmer Child Foundation
If you want to experience something deeply heartfelt and visit the stunning sacred ruins of Angkor Wat – I highly recommend signing up for David’s upcoming Voluntour Journey Jan 23-Feb 2nd, 2013. Details here!
The picture of the dog thanks to soggydan.
OUR MENU OF UPCOMING FABULOUS ADVENTURES!
~DELIGHTFUL DECEMBER ADVENTURES~
Skanda Yoga, The Art of Transcendence
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.