Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter June 19th, 2013

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Dear Friends,

WHAT’S NEW? This is a CRAZY CHOCK-FILLED Newsletter!

Abiquiu New Mexico Painting Retreat

I always get excited when Linda Jacobson, one of my favorite artists, announces she is going to do a retreat! And of all places she is going to Abiquiu, New Mexico this Sept 18-24th.

If you’re not familiar, Abiquiu is a little town north of Santa Fe and is simply beautiful. An incredibly inspiring landscape – the idea of spending 4 days there embracing ones creative vitality sounds like heaven to me.

Check out the details of her
painting + creativity retreat here!

Next! Are You Ready to STOP Taking Things Personally?

If so join me for my upcoming FREE Webinar
June 27th at 8pm EST/5pm PT!

Anyone who’s tired of getting upset by the actions and words of others – and tired of carrying around resentments is most welcome to come. If you’re ready to learn how to be happier in life and create more fulfilling relationships both at home and at work – you’ll be there!

Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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Ignite the Power Within – FREE Telesummit


  • Longing to step off the hamster wheel and into your own authentic power?
  • Ever feel like you’re stuck on the hamster wheel of life, unable to move forward with your dreams?
  • Like you’re just going round and round, with nothing ever changing or improving?

I know exactly what that’s like – I’ve been there myself! And during the fabulous (and free!) Ignite the Power Within telesummit, I’ll be explaining how I moved past that feeling of stuck-ness and into my own authentic power. I’ll also be sharing the practical tools and techniques that worked for me.

**Join me and 21 other expert speakers for an informative, inspirational, and motivational interview series that runs from June 25 to August 2. Between all of us, we’ll help you to identify and take the actions you need to transform the rest of 2013 into your best year yet!

Be there or be square! To sign up for our free Ignite the Power Within Telesummit click here.

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Ready for a Personal Intensive?

Do you ever…

Sheri Rosenthal

  • Wake up wondering whose life you’re living?
  • Feel like you’re lacking clarity?
  • Find yourself short-tempered, frustrated or unhappy?
  • Wish your relationships were more supportive and loving?
  • Want to forgive and move on, but can’t?
  • Crave freedom from your own life and mind?

If so – join me for a Personal Intensive. It’s a powerful experience and is a great way to jump-start your life. In my experience, the root of most people’s issues is a belief system that is sabotaging their life – rather than supporting it.

Imagine what life could be like if you were calm and centered no matter what situation you faced in life, rather than emotional and unclear!

What if you no longer took people’s actions personally? Or if forgiveness came easy to you? Or even if you never got in another argument for the rest of your life?! Believe me – it is possible.

Sheri, how will I benefit? You’ll learn to…

  • Take positive action in life – regardless of anxiety or fear.
  • No longer feel victimized by the people in your life.
  • Deal with people openly, without taking their actions and words to heart.
  • Let go of the burdens of the past, forgive and move on with gratitude and joy.
  • Reclaim your self-esteem and greater life purpose.
  • Replace anger with focused clarity.
  • No longer fear confrontation, or be a doormat for others.
  • Come to a place of self-acceptance, no matter what actions you took in the past.
  • Clearly identify your limiting beliefs, their origin and true purpose – empowering you to make healthier life choices.
  • Utilize specific tools to help you live courageously, boldly, and with your head held high.

If this sounds like something that you could use – I encourage you read more about the experience on the website and make an appointment to chat with me right away about your desires and goals! The summertime intensives book up early so I suggest you do take action quickly. Blessings, Sheri

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The Miraculous Healing Power of Dolphins

Swimming with Dolphins

Most of us have heard stories of people having profound healings from being with dolphins and whales. I’ve witnessed it numerous times and have experienced it myself. How does it happen, and do you have to physically be with them to receive the benefit of their healing energy?

In many civilizations around the world dolphins represent the pure embodiment of joy. We can almost say this feeling is universal – across cultures and languages. Just think of a dolphin, wild and free in the open ocean, and you find yourself smiling. Their energy has a very uplifting effect on all of us!

Dolphins are credited for causing all kinds of physical, emotional and spiritual healings in people. There are multiple accounts of autistic children speaking their first words after swimming with dolphins.

Swim with wild dolphins

Ben is a more typical example of the kind of healing we witness. He struggled with depression most of his adult life, and he hadn’t had a full night’s sleep since his father’s violent death when Ben was a teenager. He came on a dolphin retreat to spend time with his sister. At the end of the week he shared that much to his surprise and delight, his depression had lifted, he felt deeply at peace, and he’d slept through the night, every night, for the first time in decades.

When planning to swim with wild dolphins, it’s best to leave your expectations at home. The problem with having too clear an idea of what we want is that we inevitably end up stepping out of the present moment to compare what we’re experiencing with our expectation. Because we’re not fully present, expectation leaves little room for things to grow and evolve.

Betty worked as a trainer for a captive dolphin program. She came out with us to meet the wild dolphins, and voiced her expectation that the wild dolphins would recognize her “specialness” and respond to her like the dolphins she worked with. She was disappointed when they didn’t immediately single her out, and she actually got back on the boat while the rest of us swam.

Swim with Bimini dolphins

Anticipation on the other hand, is being excited for what is possible with an attitude of openness. It primes us for a great time and allows us to be fully present. Donna is a healer and shared that she wanted the dolphins to touch her on her right hip which was the source of much pain for her. I invited her to hold the desire loosely, so she could be with the dolphins however they chose to interact with her. One day during a swim, she let out a loud squeal of joy; one of the juvenile dolphins had come racing from behind her and, sure enough, lightly touched her with his pectoral fin directly on her right hip!

I’ve received many kinds of healings myself from the dolphins over the years. There have been so many times I have dragged my sorry butt to the sea carrying an intolerable load of worries and concerns, only to have the dolphins appearance make it all fade away.

Swim with wild dolphins

Through their wisdom and innate love of life, the dolphins and whales have shown me that all healing is a return to love. Healing has for me, become the simple act of releasing stress and returning to a joyful view of the world. (Its hard to stay stressed when you’re around them!)

Let’s take a minute together and have some fun by inviting the energy of the dolphins to join us, right here and now. A thought or image of a living being can carry the frequency of the original. Picture a happy dolphin looking at you with love and joy in its eyes, seeing you in all your beauty and magnificence. Use your imagination, or one of the photos here. As you look at/ponder/envision this, give yourself full permission to feel all the love and joy you have inside, welcome an exuberant feeling with anticipation. The dolphin is evoking/mirroring/bringing into your awareness the love and joy that is already within you.

Swimming with wild dolphins

As you feel yourself rising in joy, take a moment and breathe this energy into your entire body. Thank your miraculous body for all it does for you. Imagine expanding this love, like a big etheric balloon, to include your surroundings, and extend it again to include the dolphins’ ocean home.

Give yourself full permission to see the ocean in all its joy and vitality, and know that the love that you are sharing is raising the vibration of joy in our world! Now take this wonderful feeling you have inside you and pass it along to someone who really needs a hug. 🙂

Blessings & dolphin love, Joe Noonan – and don’t forget to watch my video up on the right ↑

Swim with Wild Dolphins Bimini

Joe Noonan, aka The Dolphin Whisperer, is a fun-loving wilderness guide who leads dolphin and whale trips and retreats to the big island of Hawaii, Maui and the Bahamas.

A shamanic wilderness guide, psychotherapist, hands-on healer, corporate trainer and life coach – he uses adventure, nature, dolphins and the present moment as the setting for personal and group transformation. Joe is best known for is his contagious joy, spontaneity and playfulness, and the adventures he leads are most remembered for the fun and laughter shared!

Have you ever wanted to swim with wild dolphins? You can……
Register NOW for Joe’s: “Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip” August 10-14th or October 21-25th.

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Whales & Wild Dolphins

The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Trip Leader: Anne Gordon de Barrigón
Various 5-day itineraries running from: July 7-Oct 11th, 2013

Journey to Machu Picchu

Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
July 17-27th, 2013

Sacred Britain

Crop Circles and Sacred Sites
Sacred Britain
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
July 29-August 4, 2013 & Pre-Tour Conference July 26-29th


Ayahuasca retreat Peru

Ayahuasca & Ayni in the Andes
Trip Leader: Dennis McKenna
August 1-10th, 2013

Swim with the Wild Dolphins

Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Bimini, Caribbean – NEW!
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan
August 10-14th + October 21-25th, 2013

Sacred Ireland

The Magic of Celtic Country
Sacred Ireland
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
August 17-28, 2013


Sacred Scotland

Highlands and Mystical Islands
Sacred Scotland
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
Sept 15-24th, 2013

Horse Wisdom

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

Journey to Machu Picchu

Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
Sept 26–Oct 5th, 2013


Journey to Machu Picchu

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)

Spiritual retreat Assisi

Access your Dreams Retreat
Assisi, Italy NEW!
Trip Leader: Mami Veza
Oct 12-18th + Nov 15–21st, 2013

Sacred Pilgrimage to India

A Sacred Pilgrimage to India
India – Elaine’s trip is already half filled so register early!
Trip Leaders: Elaine Dodson, Jahnava Devi, and Mahatma Das
October 15-27th, 2013

Travel to Nepal

Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas
Nepal – NEW!
Trip Leader: Sharee James
October 16-25th, 2013


Uxmal, Yucatan

The Clarity + Heart Elixir
Uxmal, Yucatan
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal + Rev Frankie Timmers
November 9-16th, 2013

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Dharamsala, India
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.

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