Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter July 24th, 2013
WHAT’S NEW? What are you Feeding Your Consciousness?
Wow, this is a crazy summer weather-wise! But I have the cure – a wonderful journey to Panama to connect in a respectful, responsible and sustainable manner with the whales and dolphins! It’s interesting to me how many people have blocked Panama out of their minds as a great place to travel. Considering it’s nearby to the US and Canada, safe to travel to, most folks speak English, the wildlife is outstanding, and the whales and dolphins are awesome – I would think folks would be going in droves! But not so much.
So I want to raise some consciousness here – and let you all know that Panama needs to be on everyone’s bucket list. Instead of visiting the dolphins and whales where there are lots of tourist – consider coming to Panama instead. Want to learn more? Details here: The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins – various 5-day itineraries going July 21-Oct 11th, 2013!
Any heart-centered entrepreneurs out there? Just a reminder to join me in the wonderful free summits that I am participating in this summer.If you haven’t participated in one before – you’re missing a great opportunity to expand your mind and hear various points of view and perspectives from different teachers and thought leaders today. Sign up information is below.
Also – I am open for a few strategy sessions for those entrepreneurs that are feeling a bit stuck in their business and are feeling like they are probably sabotaging themselves. Sound like you? If so, sign up for a session here.
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
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Raise Your State Summer FREE TeleSummit!
It must be the summer of telesummits! I am participating in several of them and this one I am very excited about because my dear friend Victoria Allen is at the helm of this wonderful event and I’m speaking Monday July 15th at 3PM Pacific (4PM Mountain, 5PM Central, 6PM Eastern).
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What are you Feeding Your Consciousness?
As spiritual seekers we are always asking ourselves what are we creating and why (hopefully!)? In doing so we seek to take responsibility for our creation so that we can make the necessary changes to put forth a more uplifting, fulfilling and loving dream.
It behooves us to take the time to sit back and reflect on what is causing our discomfort and suffering in or lives. If we look deeply we can see that it is our interpretation of what we perceive that is causing our problems. If we feed ourselves poisonous stories, judgments and beliefs about the people and situations around us, how else can we feel but unhappy?
Yes, there is a lot of injustice out in the world, however that world is simply the projection from our own minds – and to make that outside world a better place we must end the suffering within ourselves first. Then we can project compassion and love rather than our own emotional poison and pain. (After all, you are what you eat!)
A powerful article and video message for me was an interview given by Thich Nhat Hanh a Buddhist teacher from Vietnam. Although the article was released in 2003, the message is as appropriate now as it was then. (Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Bob Abernethy’s interview with Thich Nhat Hanh, September 19, 2003, Episode no. 70)
I enjoyed the way he expressed his feeling about the war, creating peace and what our responsibilities are as conscious humans. When asked to talk about the values of Buddhism, he ended up revealing common sense regarding suffering and the human mind. Take a look at his answer to this basic question:
Q: Is it possible for you to sum up the essence of the true values of Buddhism?
A: Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering. You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of the suffering. Suffering is the First Noble Truth, and the making of the suffering — namely, the roots of suffering — is the Second Noble Truth.
Once you understand the roots of suffering, the Fourth Noble Truth – the path leading to the transformation of suffering – is revealed. And if you go on that path – namely, the path of right thinking, right speech, and right action – then you can transform your suffering. If you practice in a community, you help the community to transform suffering.
And if you practice as a nation, you help the whole nation to transform suffering. The Buddha spoke about suffering in terms of food. Nothing can survive without food, even your love. If you don’t feed your love properly, your love will die. Your suffering is there because you have been feeding it. If violence, hate, despair, and fear are there, it is because you have been feeding them by your unmindful consumption.
Therefore, if you know how to recognize the source of the nutrients of your suffering, and if you know how to cut off that source of nutrition, then the suffering will have to vanish. This is a very important teaching for our time, because the amount of violence and craving in us and in our children comes from our practice of unmindful consumption – watching television, reading magazines, having poisonous conversation.
We bring a lot of poisons and toxins into our body and into our consciousness. If you don’t stop producing these toxic items, and if we don’t know how to protect ourselves by mindful consumption of these items, there’s no way out.
What I hear in Thich Nhat Hanh’s words, is a call for all of us to take responsibility for this world and what we are creating through the control of what we choose to feed our consciousness. The next time you are upset, pissed, angry, frustrated or irritated; I invite you to look deeper into what you are telling yourself. Ask yourself if you are enjoying what you are eating in the moment.
Is it truly that tasty? Is it?
This is a very powerful video and I encourage you take the time to listen and reflect on the entire message and article. Please post and let me know what you think of the concepts and ideas presented by Thich Nhat Hanh. You can find the video and article here: www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/?p=1843
Blessings, Sheri Rosenthal
Ladies, registration is open for Sheri’s: “The Heart + Clarity Women’s Retreat– Nov 9-16th, 2013. It’s going to be a very unusual and heart-felt itinerary – don’t miss it!
~GLORIOUS JULY JAUNTS~
The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Trip Leader: Anne Gordon de Barrigón
Various 5-day itineraries running from: July 21-Oct 11th, 2013
Crop Circles and Sacred Sites
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
July 29-August 4, 2013 & Pre-Tour Conference July 26-29th
~AUDACIOUS AUGUST ADVENTURES~
Ayahuasca & Ayni in the Andes
Peru – TWO SPOTS LEFT!!
Trip Leader: Dennis McKenna
August 1-10th, 2013
Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Bimini, Caribbean – NEW!
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan
August 10-14th + October 21-25th, 2013
The Magic of Celtic Country
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
August 17-28, 2013
~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~
Highlands and Mystical Islands
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
Sept 15-24th, 2013
Reconnecting to Truth through Horse Wisdom
Tucson, AZ – Half-filled register early!
Trip Leaders: Ezra Marrow, Briana Lorenz-Marrow and Judy Askins
Sept 18-22, 2013
Embrace Your Creative Vitality in Enchanting Georgia O’Keeffe Country
Abiquiu, New Mexico – TWO SPOTS LEFT!
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
Sept 18-22th, 2013
Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
Sept 26–Oct 5th, 2013
~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 – ALMOST FULL!
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
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
The Clarity + Heart Elixir
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
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.