Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter July 30th, 2014
WHAT’S NEW? Take Your Power Back Now!
I’m so excited to announce a new women’s retreat to Kauai!
Ladies, have you excelled at being a mom, climbing the corporate ladder, being a great employee or even running your own business – and you’ve finally reached a point in your life where you’re saying NOW WHAT? If so, Vanessa and Melissa are excited to share this journey with you to the sacred, fluid, and most feminine place on the planet: Kauai.
You’re invited into a container of safety and support, where we will explore the divine goddess through a series of playful, inspired practices, ceremonies and rituals. In our experiential playground, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery, closely examining the foundational aspects of feminine leadership.
This retreat is designed to immerse you in 5 star luxury. You’ll have your own private room with a gorgeous view and Jacuzzi. Trip investment: $4000 USD per person single occupancy in a private room (until July 30th) and all meals. **After July 30th prices increase to $5000 USD per person. Details for Kauai here!
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
Unleashing Your Power, Purpose & Audacious Success!
Oct 8-12th, 2014
Is your soul calling for a new direction and plan in your life? Do you feel the need for a serious renovation of your mindset and limiting beliefs? Ready to let go of that mental baggage you’ve been carrying around? Does it seem like you’re sabotaging your career or life in some way? Do you feel like you’re at a crossroad in your life and need to make a change?
If so, now’s the time to embrace the success you’ve been dreaming of, create or uplevel the business that is your true passion and purpose, and design the lifestyle that truly makes your heart sing. Now’s the time to let go of anything that’s in the way of making that audacious life a reality!
We’ll spend 3 intense days exploring and moving through the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon using the lay of the land to support our process work. A critical component of this trip will be time spent working in group and individually.
Truly the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon are two of the most amazing sacred structures in the world – pyramids designed to focus and transform energy and light. You can’t help but feel the energy here vibrating within your body as you explore the land! And that energy is perfect to support our personal growth and development. And it’s perfect for illuminating the things that have been preventing us from expressing ourselves fully and authentically in this lifetime.
Trip investment: $1795 per person double occupancy, all meals included for this co-ed journey with Sheri Rosenthal. This trip will fill quickly as there are only 12 spots. If you are not sure if this trip is for you ring me at 727-421-0849.
The Ancient Healing Powers of Stones, Crystals + Water
Here is a lovely example of ancient knowledge being passed to us down the generations. Writing around AD 1200, Layamon recalled an even more ancient folk memory when he described a ritual use of Stonehenge in his poem “Brut.” (Layamon was a poet of the late 12th/early 13th century and author of the Brut, a notable English poem that was the first English-language work to discuss the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
“The stones are great
And magic power they have
Men that are sick
Fare to that stone
And they wash that stone
And with that water bathe away their sickness”
Why would they think to do such a thing?
Reverence for flowing water as a sacred entity was once a worldwide attitude. Today it is only found in native cultures and “new age” thinking. The problem arises when we look at water as merely a physical substance and only look at how it is physically needed by living organisms. There is much more to water if we see it as energy.
We find gems of truth in folktales if we take the time to interpret the symbolism. For example, it is said of several stone circles that the stones go down to the water to drink at midnight or on a full moon. This folktale speaks of the connection between the stone circle, earth energy and underground water. It is now known that there is underground water present beneath every sacred site in the world.
In fact, dowsing shows that most sites are animated by the serpentine currents of electromagnetic energy which course through the ground following the subterranean streams of water, and which vary according to the seasons, the phases of the moon and even day and night.
All holy wells have stories of healings attached to them. When we realize that strong Earth energy currents have turned the waters into something akin to a homeopathic remedy, these folktales make perfect sense.
Our ancestors also understood the energetic properties of stone. The stone circle builders utilized primarily crystal-studded granite or sandstone blocks. Both stones have a quartz crystal content of over ninety percent. We are all aware that our wristwatches and computers operate because of the energetic properties of their silicon chips.
Well, silicon is the same thing as quartz. So the circle builders chose these energetic stones in order to have control over the build-up of earth energies in the stones and within the space they enclosed. Tom Graves compared them to acupuncture needles in his book “Needles of Stone.”
Here are two ways of looking at it.
The Earth is a huge generator with a crystalline iron mass core spinning at 1100 miles an hour ringed by a gravitational field. The resulting electromagnetism that is generated makes its way to the surface via geological fault lines, beds of crystalline rock or underground watercourses. The water rises under pressure towards the surface but is often blocked by a “dome” of solid impervious rock that diverts the water laterally.
However the energy, having no physical substance, carries on vertically to ground level where it is detectable as an energy hotspot or vortex. The frequency of this energy is approximately 8 hertz, the same as our brainwave emissions when we are in a deep meditative state. Place a crystalline stone in the ground at this point and–bingo, you have a healing stone.
The Earth is alive and is our mother, creating us, nurturing us and taking us “back home” at the end of our lives. All life comes from Gaia, or the goddess, she is the great giver of life. The underground streams of life-giving water are her blood supply maintaining her well-being and nourishing all life on the planet.
She sends vitality to all parts of her body through potent currents of energy that we can access for healing and spiritual purposes. Her breath is our breath and we share the same heartbeat and pulse. If we honour her we honour ourselves, if we abuse her we abuse ourselves.
So now re-reading Layamon’s poem it makes perfect sense. The only question is “Why don’t more of us still perform these ceremonies?”
Blessings + love, Glenn Broughton
If you want to explore the stones, crystals and waters of Sacred Britain, Ireland, Scotland + Wales there are no better folks to travel with on that journey than Glenn + Cameron. They are the trip leaders for the UK + Ireland tours listed below.
- Mysteries + Sacred Sites of England: August 6-15
- The Magic of Celtic Country: Ireland August 22-31
- The Spirit of the Ancient Etruscans: Tuscany, Italy Sept 25-Oct 2 + Pre & Post trip extensions
Glenn Broughton, who is English, has been researching and visiting ancient sacred sites for twenty years and is drawn to explore their energetic properties and how such places of power affect us today.
It gives Cameron great pleasure as an American to share her enthusiasm and love for the magic of England, its legends, myths and mysteries. She is deeply aware of the transformations that such journeys can bring about and she looks forward to meeting you and helping to make your journey a truly unforgettable one.
OUR UPCOMING JOURNEYS
~AUDACIOUS AUGUST ADVENTURES~
Mysteries + Sacred Sites of England
Trip Leaders: Cameron + Glenn Broughton
August 6-15, 2014
The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Trip Leader: Anne Gordon de Barrigón
Multiple dates: Aug 17-22, Aug 31-Sept 5, Sept 14-19, Sept 28-Oct 3, 2014
The Magic of Celtic Country
Trip Leaders: Cameron + Glenn Broughton
August 22-31, 2014
~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~
Transcend-Transform-Thrive Women’s Retreat
Trip Leader: Lauretta Zucchetti
September 20-27, 2014
The Spirit of the Ancient Etruscans
Trip Leaders: Cameron + Glenn Broughton
Sept 25-Oct 2, 2014 – Pre & Post trip extensions to Venice + Florence
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.