Journeys of the Spirit® June 15th, 2011 Newsletter
WHAT’S NEW? The Angel of Death! In the Toltec tradition the angel of death plays a significant role in a warrior’s life. If anyone can be depended upon to set our priorities straight and keep our minds clear, it’s death. Why? Simply because we have a habit of proceeding in our lives as if we have forever to live, acting as if things can wait until tomorrow to be resolved. But this is not truth. We have no idea when our last moment will be.
These days, I no longer leave life’s issues unresolved. Back in the old days if I had an argument with someone I would wait until I calmed down to address the situation and often stewed about it for long periods of time before I felt able to forgive and communicate again. Now all scores are tallied and debts are paid at the end of each day. A warrior never leaves business undone for others to follow up on as he takes total responsibility for his or her life.
As an experiment, spend one day pretending that you are going to die tomorrow. For one day communicate with people as if it were your last day. Do your best to live your life fully and completely for the day, savoring the sweet taste of life and those you love. What you may find is that you aren’t fully present in your life and that you’re waiting for a better day to come. Well guess what, today is that better day and you might not get to experience tomorrow. Living life from this point of view will empower you to find your happiness and peace in every moment because who the heck wants to waste their last day on earth in conflict with others? Not me! I want to know what you think about this and what YOUR experience is – please post below and let me know!
~TIME TO REGISTER FOR:~
SEDONA: The Aramaic Breath of Life: Awakening in the Desert – Sept 22-27th
Early-bird pricing special ends July 1st!
KENYA, AFRICA: A Woman’s Safari for the Mind, Body & Spirit! – Oct 3-15th
Early-bird pricing special ends July 1st!
SANTORINI, GREECE: Inspire Your Creative Soul! – October 14-21th
Early-bird pricing special ends August 1st!
Need a trip planned for you or your family this summer? Let Ales in Custom Travel design something for you!
HAVASUPAI FALLS GRAND CANYON: Living Fearlessly – Sept 20-26th
- Hike, explore, & swim in travertine pools of turquoise blue waters
- Rest in the energy of the heart of the Grand Canyon
- Move past the fears that are holding you back from creating your best life!
- Gain clarity on your life’s purpose and let go of troublesome limitations
- Jump off a waterfall and claim your power!
It’s this spiritual energy of the Grand Canyon that forms the basis for our 6 days of heart-felt transformation and personal expansion. The focus and intent of our retreat with author Sheri Rosenthal is to transcend any fears we have about what we can or cannot accomplish in our lives. Cradled within the depths of the mother earth – she will help us find our peace and clarity. We’ll hike, swim in crystal waters, meditate, journal and participate in ceremony together!
Folks say that you haven’t fully lived until you’ve experienced the Grand Canyon. This journey takes you through the heart and soul of the canyon and will leave you with a sense of accomplishment, awe and a true appreciation and love of one of the grandest places on earth. The 2011 trip cost is: $2295.00 USD per person double occupancy, meals included. Sign-up by July 15th – the trip price is going up to $2599.00! Details for Havasu here.
OUR UPCOMING FREE TELECLASSES!
~Is It Possible to Have Fear & Still Take Action?~
♥Join me – Thursday, July 7th at 8:30 pm eastern, 5:30 pacific time for a powerful free teleclass. We’ll be talking about: Transcending Fear! – and what are the necessary tools to step through our uncertainties and live fully in our power. I’ll also be sharing what will be happening on my upcoming Havasupai Falls Retreat – Sept 20-26th. Interested in the teleclass? Sign up HERE!
On this call we will move past the fears that are holding you back from creating your best life, and let go of troublesome mental limitations. Together we’ll transcend any fears we have about what we can or cannot accomplish in our lives.
LITTLE PRINCES: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children’s Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children who would challenge and reward him in a way that he had never imagined. When Conor learned the unthinkable truth about their situation, he was stunned: The children were not orphans at all. Child traffickers were promising families in remote villages to protect their children from the civil war—for a huge fee—by taking them to safety. They would then abandon the children far from home, in the chaos of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.
For Conor, what began as a footloose adventure becomes a commitment to reunite the children he had grown to love with their families, but this would be no small task. He would risk his life on a journey through the legendary mountains of Nepal, facing the dangers of a bloody civil war and a debilitating injury. Waiting for Conor back in Kathmandu, and hopeful he would make it out before being trapped in by snow, was the woman who would eventually become his wife and share his life’s work. Little Princes is a true story of families and children, and what one person is capable of when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. At turns tragic, joyful, and hilarious, Little Princes is a testament to the power of faith and the ability of love to carry us beyond our wildest expectations. So, don’t wait, get Little Princes today! When you purchase a book through Amazon.com a small percentage of your dollars come back to JOTS to support our free teleclass series. And PLEASE watch the video on the right where Conor talks about his experience – amazing! –>
WHAT I LOVE – LOVE – LOVE THIS MONTH!
Take a moment to watch this video!
I’m very excited to share this video with you being my first foray into this genre! I wanted to be able to connect in a more personal way to you – and there is nothing like being able to look at someone’s eyes when they are speaking, it’s so much nicer. So please enjoy. I’m curious what you think about this message – please post below and let me know! PS: If this video is glitchy – press the “watch on You Tube” button to see it directly on their site.
THIS MAKES AN AWESOME GIFT!
Dr. Steve McSwain is an author (of The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God), speaker, thinker, interfaith activist, nice guy and spiritual teacher. He encourages people to embrace a new kind of spirituality, one that connects people to God and to other human beings, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religious persuasion. “The survival of humanity,” says Dr. McSwain, “requires an end to the insanity of assuming, ‘We’re in; You’re out!’ ‘We’re Right, You’re Wrong!’ ‘We’re the Chosen Ones, You’re Not!”
He created this beautiful pendant (that I adore) to be worn to promote a more conscious, compassionate, and charitable world, especially among the great religions of the world. As the Dalai Lama has often said, “When there is peace among the religions, there will be peace in the world.” You can pick up a Unity Pendant on his website for $69.99 (and no, I’m not benefiting in any way from this suggestion) While you are there – take time to read the text on the pendant page – it’s really interesting!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS!
~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~
ZION NATIONAL PARK: Art & Spirit Painting Retreat
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
Sept 14-18th, 2011 (price goes up August 1st!)
HAVASUPAI FALLS GRAND CANYON: Living Fearlessly
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Sept 20-26th, 2011 (price goes up July 15th!)
SEDONA: The Aramaic Breath of Life: Awakening in the Desert
Trip Leader: Dale Allen Hoffman
Sept 22-27th, 2011 (price goes up July 1st!)
DOLORES, CO: Revolution! Intuitive Awareness & Communication Retreat
Trip Leader: Kathy Knowles & Joy Valenti Kochmer
Sept 24-28th, 2011 (price goes up June 21st!)
TEPOZTLÁN, MEXICO: Creating Divine Partnerships
Trip Leaders: Greg & Tamara Montana
September 24-30th (price goes up July 1st!)
~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~
KENYA, AFRICA: A Woman’s Safari for the Mind, Body & Spirit! REGISTER EARLY!
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal & Melinda Johnson
Oct 3-15th, 2011 (price goes up July 1st!)
PERU & MACHU PICCHU: The Heart & Soul of Pachamama
Trip Leader: Carol Rydell
October 13-23rd -Lake Titicaca extension Oct 23-25th (price goes up Aug 1st!)
SANTORINI, GREECE: Inspire Your Creative Soul!
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
October 14-21st, 2011 (price goes up August 1st!)
DAY OF THE DEAD: Oaxaca Mexico: A Celebration of Life!
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Oct 29th-Nov 6th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
MAYAN RIVIERA: Prayer Beads & Altars
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal & Kathy Benson
Nov 9-15th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
~HEART-OPENING DECEMBER TRAVELS~
TULUM, MEXICO: Atmananda Yoga Retreat
Trip Leaders: Jhon Tamayo
Dec 3-10th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
PALENQUE, MEXICO: A Shamanic Portal to 2012
Trip Leaders: Fu-Ding Cheng & Linda Jacobson
Dec 8-13th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
~HEART-WARMING JANUARY ADVENTURES 2012~
ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA: Unconditional Love in Action
Trip Leader: David Ault
End of January – Beginning of February (price goes up Oct 1st, 2011!)