Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter June 26th, 2013

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Dear Friends,

WHAT’S NEW? Are You Ready to Stop Taking it Personally?

Don't take it personally

  • Are you OVER being pissed-off by the words and actions of others?
  • Does it aggravate you when someone’s insults push your buttons?
  • Are you ready to get off the emotional roller coaster of life?
  • Have you had it with carrying around anger from old altercations?
  • Tired of being stymied by your own insulting or fearful internal dialogue?

What do these questions all have in common?


They’re all symptoms of a person who’s tired of taking life personally!

Fortunately it IS possible to live life totally immune to what other people do and say and ultimately become immune even to your own thought forms – especially the ones that sabotage you in your personal relationships, your business life, and stop you from being all you can be in this lifetime.

In this webinar I’ll share situations that will clearly illustrate how to stop taking stuff personally right now – and help you live a happier, more peaceful, and centered life.

Join me for my upcoming FREE Webinar
June 27th at 8pm ET/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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SEVA: Love in Action – do you have it?

Nepal retreat

I’d recently been researching a new ayurvedic yoga retreat center in beautiful Kerala, a tropical state in southern India. While in the area I spent some time at the ashram of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma, a place I have been intending to visit ever since I met Amma in Australia several years ago.

Amma (which means “mother” in Malayalam) is one of India’s few female gurus, whose primary teachings focus on divine love in action, or selfless service. As well as giving her famous hugs to all who come to see her for darshan, (she’s hugged a total of 32 million people all over the world!), she has founded numerous charities in over 40 countries to tackle hunger, poverty, pollution, disempowerment and lack of education. To her, spirituality is about compassion to all beings.

Her teachings really resonated with me as I pondered my own spiritual path. I’ve committed to a daily practice of yoga and meditation, but is it really worthwhile if I’m not also sharing a sense of peace and love with others? Am I willing to test what I have learned on the mat in the harsh realities of the real world?

Nepal Spiritual Journey

It’s one thing to be able to feel connected to universal harmony during a morning meditation, but what good is it if a few hours later you’re getting p*$$#d off at the person who just pushed in front of you in the line? Or if members of your family remain disconnected or estranged due to past grievances that cannot be let go of?

I realized that seva is the true work, and the whole point of spirituality. Seva is sanskrit for thread, meaning that we are all interconnected by one invisible thread, there is no “you” and “me” in truth, only divine oneness. Yoga and meditation help us to quiet our minds enough to understand and experience this truth, and seva is how we apply this knowledge in this material world.

As Amma says: “To see and love everyone as your own Self is the essence of non-duality.”

Nepal Retreat

So do we run off and join the Peace Corps? That’s not a bad idea, but seva is a spiritual practice that can be performed not just during prescribed times to certain people, but ALL of the time in our daily lives, with those around us.

It is, as Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “being there as the need arises.” In other words when you come across someone who’s suffering in any way, reach out to them and offer support. By suffering I also mean people who may be angry, rude or intolerant – that’s a form of suffering also.

Show others love, not because you feel they’ve earned it, but because love is your true nature. Find ways you can help others in your community. Amma often advises to give up one bad habit such as buying too many clothes or smoking, and using the saved money to help the poor. Practice seva in your job, when you drive, when you cook for your family, when you do your shopping – make it a way of life.

One point to emphasize is the notion of “selfless” service. We don’t do it to be rewarded by a thank you, or to accrue owed favors, to feel self-important or to make “God” happy with us. We don’t do seva to earn a place in heaven. We do seva to create heaven on earth…

Sharee James

Blessings, Sharee James

Sharee James, has been leading tours in the Himalayas of Nepal for the past 4 years. Trained as a naturopath, yoga teacher, pranic healer and massage therapist, Sharee caught the travel bug in her early twenties and spent 6 years traveling the world on her own. Out of the 20 countries that she visited on her travels, the spirituality, fascinating culture and ancient healing traditions of Nepal captured her heart and drew her back again and again.

Have you ever imagined to one of the most incredible destinations in the world – the Himalayas?

Register NOW for Sharee’s: “Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas ” October 16-25th, 2013.

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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

Linda Jacobson

Embrace Your Creative Vitality in Enchanting Georgia O’Keeffe Country
Abiquiu, New Mexico
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
Sept 18-22th, 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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