Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter February 15th, 2012

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Guest Article! | Our Upcoming Trips at a Glance

Dear Friends,

WHAT’S NEW? Happy Valentines Day!


I want to wish each one of you a blessed and beautiful Valentines Day. May your heart be filled with love and joy and may you know with every cell of your body how much you are loved and appreciated.

There is only one you, only one wavelength of light that expresses infinite consciousness the way that you do – and that is worth cherishing!

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
~ J. Krishnamurti

**Also – I have some VERY IMPORTANT GOOD news! A new Travel Warning Update was issued by the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Bureau of Consular Affairs regarding MEXICO on February 08, 2012.

All of our trips to Mexico this year are in areas that are deemed SAFE for travel. So there are no reasons for staying home this year! I am so excited about this and I hope all of you are too. Feel free to read the report yourself.

In Chiapas (San Cristobal de las Casas & Palenque), in Mexico City (and the sacred site of Teotihuacan), in the Yucatan (Merida & Chichen Itza), and in Quintana Roo (Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya & Tulum): NO ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT!

Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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Need a special trip for you or your family? Let Ales in Custom Travel design something for you!

Picture of the Chinese New Year Dragon thanks to Esparta Palma

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A Women’s Journey to Avalon: Sacred Britain
June 14-22nd, 2012


Within the heart of every woman is the desire for a grail quest for personal freedom and internal peace. On this sacred journey we’ll be visiting Glastonbury, otherwise known as the Isle of Avalon. Glastonbury Abbey, the birthplace of Christianity in England is often referred to as the “holiest earth in England.”

We’ll visit to the enchanted Dozmary Pool where we come into the presence of the Lady of the Lake at her mystical and watery home. Get ready for a private visit to the beautiful and tranquil gardens of Chalice Well, one of the true healing places in this land where you are encouraged to drink from the holy well.

Join us for a private visit to Stonehenge, plus so much more! This will be a very special one-of-kind tour specially arranged for Journeys of the Spirit®. Joining trip leaders Sheri Rosenthal and Cameron Broughton – are local experts who will share the many secrets of these ancient lands hidden behind the veil of modern society.

Together they will share and guide us into the heart and soul of these sacred places and into the mystery and magic of our personal grail quests.

Trip cost: $2845.00 USD per person double occupancy.

Details for Sacred Britain here!

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7 Critical Attributes to Your Success!

I recently had a chance to interview several groups of extremely successful people. A handful are famous athletes, several are nationally known artists, writers or political leaders, and all are multi-millionaires.

I asked them for the keys, or essential factors that allowed them to accomplish more than most of us – and I would love to share what I found out with you!

Chichen Itza Shamanic Journey

1. Self-awareness. The first thing that struck me about these men and women was the degree to which they understood themselves. They know their values and goals, and are comfortable with the choices they have made in life. They acknowledged some regrets and mistakes, but they have made peace with the past and are eager, confident and optimistic about the future.

2. Specific Goals. Every single one of these people (all 26 of them) have written goals, ranging from 30-day projects to 10-year programs. I was impressed that their goals are IN WRITING. Athletes had targets for scoring or performance, and the business leaders had sales goals. They all had family or personal goals that were just as detailed as their professional objectives. The advice we have all heard about writing down your goals really works!

3. Powerful Networks. They all acknowledged their network of friends and colleagues. Every one of them gave credit to a mentor or friend who taught them the ropes, opened doors, or gave them a chance when they needed it. They seemed profoundly grateful and appreciated that success is the result of partnering with many different people over many years.

4. Surprising Idealism. I was surprised at the degree to which these seasoned, mature individuals openly discussed their ideals. Some talked about religious beliefs; others framed it in political or psychological terms, but they all want to make a difference, fulfill a life-purpose, or pursue a dream. They are motivated by a desire to create a better world, to contribute, and to help others.

5. Intense Pragmatism. Balanced with their idealism, these highly successful people were extremely practical. They are solution focused, and use technology, information, and skills to reach their most important goals. They were not interested in theories, or in defending past choices or old traditions. They want practical tools to help them reach their goals.

Chichen Itza Shamanic Journey

Join Ernesto in Chichen Itza!

6. Incredible Curiosity. They observe culture, read the paper, read about their industry, and they try to learn about everything around them. They read about politics and religion, they want to know about the stock market and cooking. I was surprised that most of them were not “experts” in the usual sense, but they are extremely educated, bright and curious. They have earned their doctorates in “real life.” Very interesting!

7. Personal Discipline. They don’t waste time, and they don’t lie to themselves. They don’t exaggerate or minimize, and they don’t generalize. These people were precise when they spoke about their age, relationships, business affairs or dreams. Numbers and dates, dollars and cents were important to them, and I found them easy to talk with, and very clear in their communications.

What impressed me was that the keys to their success were not related to family or background. They had not been born wealthy, and only about half completed college. They did not seem “driven” for success. They did not make their fortunes in high-tech or by winning a lottery. Instead, they followed a plan that created persistent, high levels of success.

Each of these skills can be learned by anyone. There are no “secrets” of success, and talent, family and luck had little to do with it. These highly successful people knew what they wanted, and used their networks, hard work, patience and discipline to achieve outstanding results. And so can you!

Blessings & love, Ernesto Ortiz

Ernesto Ortiz

Want to spend more time learning from Ernesto? We invite you to join him May 17-22, 2012 in Chichen Itza, Mexico for his Shamanic Healing Techniques in the Heart of the Mayan Lands – Opening the Chakras to the Energies of 2012 retreat at the Hotel Oka’an Retreat Center.

Noted artist, author and healer, Ernesto Ortiz has devoted his life to exploring and communicating the language of the heart, primal movement and deep inner spaces. Over the past 25 years, Ernesto has taken thousands of people on a journey from physical and emotional inertia to the freedom of ecstasy, from the chaos of the chattering ego-mind to the blessed emptiness of stillness and inner silence.

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Sedona Spiritual Journey

Goddess Healing Spiritual Retreat
Sedona, Arizona
Trip Leader: Shanti Gilbert
April 29-May 4th, 2012


Chichen Itza

Shamanic Healing Techniques in the Heart of the Mayan Lands
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Trip Leader: Ernesto Ortiz
May 17-22, 2012


Oregon Coast

Soul*Full Women’s Photography Retreat
Oregon Coast FILLING FAST!!
Trip Leader: Catherine Just
June 6-10th, 2012


The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Dharamsala, India – NEW DATES!
Trip Leader: Lisa Tully
June 5-21st, 2012


A Women’s Sacred Journey to Avalon
Sacred Britain
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal & Cameron Broughton
June 14-22nd, 2012


Isla Espiritu Santo

Sisterhood, Sand & Sun!
Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja, Mexico
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
July 1-7, 2012


Akashic Records Intensive

Akashic Records Intensive – Opening the Secrets of the Stones
Teotihuacan, Mexico
Trip Leader: Ernesto Ortiz
August 9-19th, 2012


Flora Bowley painting workshop

Brave • Soul*Full • Intuitive You!
Monterey Peninsula, CA – ONE SPOT LEFT!
Trip Leaders: Flora Bowley & Catherine Just
Sept 5-9th, 2012

Equine Therapy

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


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

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