Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter July 31st, 2013
WHAT’S NEW? G-mail, Stop Taking it Personally & The Regrets of the Dying!
FYI: If you use Gmail – emails coming from me (and other folks you subscribe to most likely) with juicy delicious content are going to end up in your PROMOTIONS tab. And who wants to look at a promotions tab – nobody! But, you can fix this so emails from me and other peeps you enjoy don’t end up in your promotions-box-of-boredom.
Here’s the fix:
- Click on your Promotions inbox tab.
- Drag any emails from people you actually want to hear from (hopefully, that includes me) and drop them onto the tab that says Primary.
- Then, when it asks if you want future emails to go into your Primary inbox, just click yes.
Over next few weeks, as Gmail phases in this tabbed system, be sure to check your Promotions inbox to make sure nothing else you really want is getting caught in it. If you want to totally turn off the new tabbed inboxes, just click on the settings “gear” image at the upper right corner of your inbox and select “Settings.” Click the “Inbox” tab and uncheck ALL of the categories except “Primary” then save your changes. Done.
**NEXT – I’m open for a few strategy sessions with those entrepreneurs that are feeling a bit stuck in their business and who are probably sabotaging themselves. Sound like you? If so, sign up for a session here.
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
Don’t Take it Personally – Group Class!
It was so great having everyone present for my Don’t Take it Personally webinar! Hope you were able to make it! It was also exciting to see many folks take advantage of the webinar and move past those situations that they’ve been taking personally.
After the webinar many people shared that they were really interested in a group coaching class so that they could take the work deeper.
So I agreed and created a 4 part class!
- Get clear on how you’re taking things personally in your particular situation (rather than feeling like you’re upset because of someone else’s actions or words).
- Clearly identify the beliefs that are causing your suffering and how you’re
using those beliefs to hurt yourself.
- Assist you in creating healthy counter-actions you can take in those moments when you REALLY want to take someone personally!
Sign up here: www.sherirosenthal.com/stop-taking-it-personally
The wonderful benefit of a group is that you’ll hear so many fabulous questions and we’ll learn so much from each other. We’ll be recording the classes so if you can’t make it – email me your question beforehand and then I’ll answer it during the class.
That way even if you can’t be there – you’ll have your questions answered when you listen to the replay!
As for dates: they’ll be Thursday September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th at 5pm PT/8pm ET.
The 4 session group teleclass
series is only $297!
No excuses, mark the dates on your calendar NOW and join me for this fun and enlightening teleclass series!!
Make sure you sign up here: www.sherirosenthal.com/stop-taking-it-personally
Success Secrets TeleSummit: Healthy, Wealthy & Enlightened
The “Success Secrets TeleSummit: Healthy, Wealthy & Enlightened,” features some of the best up & coming speakers from around the world to reveal the BEST secrets for better health, wealth and enlightenment!
We’re giving away the BLUEPRINT on: fast, easy ways to get more clients for your business, and easy ways to break through those emotional and spiritual barriers from top experts from round the world!
Just listen to the entire telesummit online or via your phone, August 1-2, 2013 (I’m speaking on Aug 2nd from 4:15-5:15 pm ET). And don’t worry, summit will be recorded for later replay, but you must register now to get both the FREE gifts and replay: www.successfulsummit.com.
Don’t miss out, because there will be a surprise celebrity guest revealing never before secrets to their success!
The Five Top Regrets Of The Dying (and how to prevent them!)
Are you like me, curious to know what people regret most as they lay on their deathbeds? Do you wonder what goes through their minds when their life is almost over? What disappointments they have and what they would do differently if they could turn back time? Which decisions they would have taken if they had had the chance to go back to their 30’s, 40’s or even 70’s?
Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse, asked these same questions when she worked in palliative care. She got to experience people in the final weeks of their lives when they were faced with their own mortality.
Bronnie’s book, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing,” is a memoir of her life in which she shares her experiences – and the regrets her patients had during the last few weeks of their lives. This inspiring book really makes you think about your own life, what you might regret in the future – and perhaps – actions you could take right now to prevent a life of regret.
When we’re young we tend to live as if we ‘re immortal, even though we know that we’re eventually going to die. But that attitude of immortality can have us taking actions that we regret later or have us abdicating control in our lives, as if we’re writing the story to our life, but letting someone else hold the pen.
It’s not until we’re confronted with our own mortality and limited time on earth that we start considering and even regretting the choices we’ve made. For example, issues like; the relationships we’ve cherished, our careers, the way we’ve treated ourselves and others, and the amount of time and effort we’ve invested in our physical and emotional health.
The problem is that there’s no point going through this mental process when you’re about to leave this planet, because there isn’t much you can do about it then! Wouldn’t it be better if we could embody the lessons of Bronnie’s patients and use their wisdom so that we can fully enjoy our remaining time on Earth, and avoid feeling regret on our deathbeds?
The five most common regrets Bronnie’s patients expressed were:
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.
All five of these statements are so profound that they’ve inspired me in my life’s purpose. I love to work with people helping them live happier, more fulfilling lives that are aligned with their integrity and life purpose.
The place that resonates most with my purpose right now is Assisi – a small historical city in Italy famous for its saints. One of the most inspiring saints of Assisi is Saint Clare. Her story made me fall in love with Assisi as it fully represents the spirit of what I love to share most in my retreats!
St. Clare was born in Assisi to a wealthy family. After hearing St. Francis preach in the streets one day, she confided to him her own desire to live her life for God. On Palm Sunday the local bishop of Assisi presented Clare with a palm, which she took as a sign to follow her vocation. Clare escaped an arranged marriage by running away from her parental home to enter the religious life, the life she believed she was destined to have.
Her friends reacted with distaste, urging her to consider the shame she had brought to herself, her family and friends – for they believed the life she had chosen did not fit a family of nobility. Clare’s response was clear and simple: “No one can dissuade me from the service I have chosen.” She proceeded to the church of San Damiano, where she founded the Order of Poor Ladies bringing together a group of women and helping them to find their true paths. Clare became a living example of the poverty, humility, and love expounded by St. Francis.
I often use this story to remind our retreat participants about the importance of choosing your own life’s adventure no matter what. How sad is it to go our whole lives not aligned with our purpose, living a life that someone else has written for us? I believe it is critical to find our inner happiness, be able to express ourselves fully, and to live lives of deep connection.
The challenge of our Assisi retreat then, is be like Clare – and to commit to living our best and most true lives. I do hope you can join me on this beautiful and profound adventure to one of my favorite spiritually charged and heart-felt locations! I look forward to meeting you there!
Blessings, Mami Veza
Mami believes that the only way to embody the power to change your circumstances is to learn how to become stronger, emotionally and physically, and more creative. Learning to overcome obstacles and find the emotional power to go from dreaming to action and finally make things happen in your life is the key!
If this sounds like your situation you must join Mami’s – Access your Dreams Retreat to help you reach the state of mind you need to be in to effectively give birth to your deepest and most sacred dreams.
Ladies, registration is open for Mami’s: Access your Dreams Retreat– Oct 12–18th, 2013. 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
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
Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Bimini, Caribbean – NEW!
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan
October 21-25th, 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.