Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter March 12th, 2014
WHAT’S NEW? Recovering from a Broken Heart
I’m really excited to introduce you to my friend Andrea’s wonderful business (you’ll just have to scroll below to see). AND we have a great guest article today on healing a broken heart – something most of us could benefit from! I getting ready to fly to Maui next week – don’t forget that this is LAST CALL to sign up for our Sedona retreat if you are interested.
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
Aromatherapy For Natural Living
Everything you need to know to begin creating natural remedies!
I’m so excited to share this awesome online course that friend Andrea Butje is giving! She was sharing about her aromatherapy company with me over lunch (yup, she lives in St. Pete too) and I learned so much about all the healthy products that we could be making ourselves at home that are not complicated at all!
For example, did you know you could make natural yummy smelling products like abrasive scrubs, air fresheners, all purpose household cleansers, bath and shower cleansers, floor cleaners, linen sprays, mold and mildew treatments, and even healthy wood polish! Who knew??
This 36-hour blending course is designed especially for people wanting to learn how to use essential oils and natural products to safely address common issues affecting babies, children and adults alike.
You’ll have the immediate satisfaction of creating practical and luxurious aromatherapy essentials beginning with basic tools found in most home kitchens.
Lessons are taught through a series of step-by-step videos and activities. Engaging reading materials are prepared in Andrea’s thoughtful, good-humored style. I invite you to check out her website and watch the video where she explains what you’ll receive in the class. The tuition is only $275. So cool!
A Week of Sacred Renewal: Sedona, AZ
March 29-April 5, 2014
Join author and facilitator Susan Gregg in the serene and rejuvenating setting of the Sedona Mago Retreat Center. This retreat offers an opportunity to lift out of habitual patterns, connect with fascinating new friends, write and fall back in love with your gifts.
Spiritual teachings combined with transformational exercises deepen your connection to yourself and to the world around you. This work will gently move you from your thoughts and fears down into your heart. From this more connected place, you have a shift in perception, which is where the miracle happens.
Come experience that miracle within yourself. This workshop will inspire powerful openings for deep awareness – you will be empowered to understand who you have been and create with clarity about who you are becoming. Come prepared to create infinite possibilities and awakened outcomes!
The Sedona Mago Retreat Center’s dining staff prepares health-conscious, pesco-vegetarian meals that include fish, eggs and dairy. Their food is naturally prepared and features seasonal fruits and vegetables that come straight from their organic garden. Trip tuition: $2200 USD per person double occupancy, all meals included.
Recovering from a Broken Heart
Most, if not all of us have experienced a broken heart: hurt, torn, our world imploding in on us. There are millions of books out there that talk about the grieving processes we go through and how to heal from a broken heart.
And we all have our own necessary processes of healing from a broken heart. While our necessary processes may be unique, I can say that at the heart of the processes of healing from a broken heart, forgiveness and acceptance are essential. Yes, you know that!
And I am here to remind you of the importance of, how and what you are choosing to focus on, in the forgiveness and acceptance processes. So ask yourself, is your focus setting you up for painful or graceful healing processes?
I’ve had the nicest clients tell me they have forgiven and accepted, after experiencing a serious broken heart. But they can’t seem to find the blissful love they are ready for, or have settled for being in limbo.
Yet, when we go in deeper, we find they are harboring deep resentment; hindrances to truly moving on. Often these hindrances prevent them, not only from stepping into a blissful relationship, but also from authentically loving and adoring themselves.
If she or he broke your heart, yes, there may need to be some time to be upset and grieve. But for how long do you want to stay with these toxic emotions that are incredibly detrimental to you, on so many levels?
When you are ready to begin the forgiveness and acceptance processes, rather than simply accept that this person is no longer in your life the way you may want them to be; positively direct the focus on accepting what you loved about her or him. Know that you are getting closer to your ideal, and accept that this person was not your ideal.
When a person is your ideal, the process is easy and fun, not difficult or painful. Any pain or anguish, while in or after the relationship, is not ideal. But what you loved or what drew you to this person may have been a glimpse of an ideal, but it was not the whole yummy-licious enchilada. And you deserve a blissful heavenly love!
So focus on the glimpse(s) of what you loved, or what drew you to this person. And know that you are getting closer to a love that has gone beyond anything you could have hoped for or imagined.
Directing your focus on something positive about the person who broke your heart, and knowing that you are getting closer to your ideal, will make the forgiveness and acceptance processes much more graceful.
After coming full circle with these processes, it is highly likely that you will meet someone who loves and adores you, as much you authentically love and adore yourself. And as an added bonus you get to truly be yourself with this person.
Blessings + love, Erika Licon
If you want to explore the magic and mystery of the Yucatan – I recommend joining Erika + Miguel June 1-7th for their Sacred Energies of Maya Lands journey.
Erika Licón uses her eclectic skills—Mesomamerican Scholar, NLP Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Instructor, and Holistic Healing—to bridge the academic and spiritual realms on her Sacred Site Tours, and provide journeys that awaken and reinvigorate the Body, Mind, + Spirit.
During her visits to the Southern Yucatan, she studied under curanderas/os (holistic healers), and learned about the sacred topography of the Maya sites. A common thread of all the tours is the preservation of modern and ancient indigenous cultural traditions in a way that honors and brings an awareness to the RICH diverse American Indigenous traditions.
~ENLIGHTENING APRIL TRAVELS~
Dream You 2.0!
Trip Leaders: Laura Pirie + Luca DiMatteo + Russ Jones + Jorge Luis Delgado
April 22-May 1, 2014
~MARVELOUS MAY EXCURSIONS~
Highlands and Mystical Islands
Trip Leaders: Glenn + Cameron Broughton
May 11-18th, 2014
A Women’s Journey to Avalon
Trip Leaders Cameron Broughton
May 29-June 6th, 2014
~JOYOUS JUNE JAUNTS~
Sacred Energies of Maya Lands, Awakening Our Freedom To Be In Perpetual Bliss
Trip Leaders: Erika Licón + Miguel Buenaflor
June 1-7th, 2014
Blessings of the Wild Dolphins
Trip Leader: Brandt Morgan
June 15-20th, 2014
The Heart + Wonders of Wales
Trip Leaders: Cameron + Glenn Broughton
June 18-29, 2014
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.