Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter February 6th, 2013
WHAT’S NEW? The Forgiveness Adventure Begins!
I do hope you took the time to sign up for the 4 free videos that are opening my 9-week How to Forgive eCourse.
Go to www.howtoforgive-ecourse.com to watch the brand-new video series if you haven’t already.
Registration for the 9 week course beginning the week of February 11th begins NOW. It’s a wonderful heart-felt program and a wonderful New Year/Valentine’s Day gift to give yourself.
To join me on this special adventure sign up here: www.howtoforgive-ecourse.com/registration. You’ll find information on the program itself, how it works and all the things you need to know. If you have any questions – of course contact me! Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to share this very special journey with me!
**I’m going to have a free teleclass this Thursday night February 7th at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST and I’ll be emailing you the information for that class – but do mark it on your calendar right now.
Blessings and love,
The Strength + Sanctuary Elixir
A Woman’s Retreat to the Mayan Riviera – April 6-10th, 2013
Join Sheri Rosenthal (your Transformational Life Coach) + and Deborah Kagan (your Sensual Lifestyle Specialist) for 4 days of delicious spa services, serious mojo + unrestrained vitality. We’ll be focusing on how to uplevel strength + sanctuary in our lives through intimate circles, ceremony, experiential exercises, and so much more! If you’ve been feeling a bit down and dragged out – for sure this is the retreat for you!
- On this fabulous retreat you’ll learn how to make your home the ultimate no-drama-zone to keep you recharged + revved.
- Find out the hidden places in your home that are sucking the life from your creative energy.
- Get the low-down on how to eat healthy, micro-nutrient filled, make-your-skin-glow food.
- Get your sensual vibe on and learn how to be totally present in that awesome body of yours.
- Learn the power of creating sacred space and why an altar in your home is perfect for focusing your intent.
You’ll enjoy four luscious nights at the 5 star Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an Hotel – all meals included, daily group sharing circles, A mini one-on-one session with both Sheri + Deborah, all transformational teachings & ceremonies by Sheri + Deborah, a Shaman Blessing ceremony + a half day excursion to a sacred Mayan ruin. WOW!
This trip is going to fill FAST because of the pricing and inclusions – so please register as soon as possible!
Trip Cost: $1997 USD double occupancy. Registration is NOW. Details for Mexico here!
Embodying the Practical Mystic
mystical [mis-ti-kuh l]
mysterious, enigmatic, inducing a feeling of awe or wonder,
obscure, having magical properties
- Do you believe that mystical experiences exist on a level outside of your everyday concerns OR that they are readily available to each one of us?
- Have you had experiences that transported you to a different level of awareness – but they seemed fleeting and rare?
- What if mystical experience is everyday life seen from a different point of view?
- What if that way of perceiving and experiencing can be nurtured and expanded into your daily life making it a kind of practical mysticism?
We believe that the practical mystic can touch into their mystical and authentic self while negotiating everyday life and its challenges. In this expanded state of awareness, you can experience the power and joy of your personal freedom and gift that same energy to all those you interact with.
Embodying your practical mystic becomes a way of life in which you trade struggle and lack for well being, ease and happiness. These richer qualities already live within each of us. They comprise your authentic self.
You just need to learn how to move your attention toward these natural states of being – while withdrawing your energy from those old choices that speak of our inabilities, smallness, and “not-enoughness.” Gaining the awareness to be more aligned with the mystical self brings your fullest possibility into your daily life.
To achieve this, we have created a spiritual practice that merges mindfulness with the Toltec Masteries and can radically alter your old points of view that keeps you recycling a sense of anxiety, separation, difficulty, overwhelm, less than or lack. These emotions if not addressed – will distract you from your inner mystic and the innate wisdom that is already within YOU!
When you become aware of your agreements and old beliefs, you can clearly how those agreements produce heavy or unwanted emotions. With awareness, you can make another choice where you practice bringing your attention to the experiences you “want to feed,” giving you the ability to re-frame your daily interaction with life – and bringing forth the sense of awe and wonder that lives in every moment.
It all begins with a willingness to watch how your mind creates its “spin” on reality and most particularly how that “spin” makes itself felt throughout your physical and emotional body. Take a moment to consider the follow statements and see how they resonate with you – as we have found them to be truth for all of us.
- Everything is energy, including your thoughts and emotions. And energy can be transformed.
- Uncomfortable emotions and small thinking are often what stand in the way of creating the happiness that our heart desires.
- We learn to avoid and resist “challenging” emotions in very creative and often unconscious ways.
- When we resist feeling, we cut off a part of ourselves and we close down that feeling by contracting the body and switching to other “preferable” emotions or distractions.
- Resistance and separation from our feelings sets up the dualistic mindset that prevents us from feeling whole and living in unity.
- Resistance and separation keeps us in the loop of judgment that denies us the resolution that forgiveness can bring.
Practicing awareness develops a keen realization of the body-mind connection and transforms uncomfortable emotions through awareness, breath, movement and compassion.
Here is the key: by practicing moving into the energy of the emotions you normally avoid, you then choose to meet them with your awareness – rather than pushing them aside.
There is valuable information in this meeting – your false beliefs will reveal themselves within your bodily sensations allowing them to release and clear. This practice is exactly what is needed to heal the separation from unity consciousness we deeply desire to experience.
There is only this moment and your choice within it. You are powerful and you have the awareness within you to become a practical mystic. All that is needed is your willingness to commit to the process, and to get back on your feet if you slide back momentarily into resistance and separation.
We invite you to join us in Spain this April 13-20th to practice these powerful techniques so you can return home empowered with the tools you need to make the changes you deeply desire in your life. We would be honored to have you on our luscious Embodying the Heart of the Mystic retreat in Andalucía & Costa del Luz, Spain! (And we hope you enjoyed the pictures above of Spain and our retreat center!)
Blessings & light, Ellen & Rita
Ellen Luksch is a counselor, body worker, equine-assisted therapist and mentor. She skillfully guides people in deep listening to their bodies, emotional energy and hearts to shift old beliefs and patterns into the possibilities they hold for transformation.
Rita Rivera Fox has a long-time romance with leading power journeys worldwide to ancient power spots in Mexico, Ireland, England, Italy, Peru, Greece, Egypt – and so much more! She’s a Master Toltec Teacher and spiritual visionary inviting opportunities to expand awareness, and increase insight, while empowering the heart connection in each of us.
Registration is NOW for: “Embodying the Heart of the Mystic” in Spain this April 13-20th, 2013!
OUR MENU OF UPCOMING FABULOUS ADVENTURES!
~MARVELOUS MARCH RETREATS~
Take Your Power Back – A Women’s Retreat
~ENLIGHTENING APRIL TRAVELS~
The Strength + Sanctuary Elixir – A Woman’s Retreat
Embodying the Heart of the Mystic
Soul*Full Women’s Photography Retreat
~MAGICAL MAY SOJOURNS~
Access your Dreams Retreat
Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
A Women’s Journey to Avalon
The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.