Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter March 26th, 2014
WHAT’S NEW? Do You Need a Major Reset in Your Life?
It’s almost the end of March and a great time to evaluate if this year is going in the direction you were wanting it to go.
If it is – congratulations! My guess is that you are great at taking action. But if it’s not – what happened? What’s stopping you from achieving your dreams for this year?
If I had to bet I’d say it’s not the external circumstances in your life – but rather internal issues that are hindering your dream.
There are tons of external issues that can derail us of course – but honestly, I’ve seen thousands of people over the years create amazing things in their lives under the worst circumstances. So why are some folks able to do so and others not?
Well that’s the question isn’t it? And it’s the exact question we seek to answer in our Personal Intensives. If you’re struggling right now and don’t have clarity – perhaps an intensive is just the opportunity you’ve been looking for to get your life back on track.
If you could use a major reset in your life, take a moment to read about our intensives and see if it sounds like the right opportunity for you. Changing your mind might completely change your life. 🙂
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
FREE TELECLASS Tommorrow – MARCH 27th
Joint Ventures: The Most Important Way to Build a Heart-Centered Business!
I’ve been in business a long time now and one of the most critical strategies in building a successful business for me is joint ventures. I don’t know where I would be be without them.
If you’re frustrated with how long it takes to build your business with social media, blogs, or newsletters you will LOVE this: FREE Live Webinar – March 27th, 10am PT (1pm ET).
If you’ve been curious about Joint Ventures I recommend you attend this upcoming webinar on the subject by my friends Rich and Milana.
Rich and Milana have each done 100’s of joint ventures. They’ve tapped into the power of joint venture partnerships to add tens of thousands of people to their email lists, become top players in their niches, and sell millions of dollars worth of products and coaching.
I can tell you that I am intimately familiar with what Rich and Milana have created because I’ve been part of their JV Circle since it’s inception and I couldn’t be prouder to be a member of their group.
By signing up for this webinar you will learn all about why you should be doing joint ventures and what the JV Circle is – it is truly worth your time to be there.
Hope to “see” you on the webinar – sign up below!
FREE TELECLASS Tomorrow – MARCH 27th
Get off the emotional rollercoaster…
and re-center yourself!
Do you ever:
- Feel like you’re on an emotional roller-coaster and you can’t get off?
- Feel like no matter how much inner work you do, you’re still stuck?
- Find yourself taking actions you don’t like – over and over again?
On this special teleclass you’ll learn:
- Why we have so many blockages in the first place.
- Why some blockages are so difficult to remove and what to do about them!
- How you can release inner blocks and re-center yourself.
I (Sheri) will be interviewing Tamara on this important subject! So if you can relate to any of the above situations you won’t want to miss this call.
Tamara is going to be addressing issues which are critical for your personal evolution, in a fun, heart-centered and engaging style. Join us Thursday March 27th at 8pm EST (5pm Pacific)!
How can we learn from Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness policy?
When asked if capitalism wasn’t the best way for a country to generate wealth, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama replied, “That depends on your definition of wealth.”
In a world long dominated by the assumption that success and happiness can be found in “stuff” and any number of outer accomplishments, there is at least one place on Earth forging another way.
The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan uses Gross National Happiness (GNH) instead of Gross National Product (GNP) to define success and wealth for its citizens.
The principle, first used in 1972 and developed over the years using empirical research in the fields of happiness and positive psychology, is based on Buddhist spiritual values. It measures quality of life over quantity of production, holistic wellness over money.
It also provides a blueprint and framework for government policy planning. Any policy that becomes a law must first pass a Gross National Happiness review.
Don’t be confused. Bhutan absolutely cares about economics and GNP. But the government operates from the belief that material and spiritual growth must be given equal weight.
They must support and compliment each other. As such, GNH is rooted in four Buddhist values.
- Socioeconomic development that is both sustainable and equitable.
- Conserving the delicate ecology.
- Promoting and preserving culture and heritage.
- Good governance that encompasses not just economic growth but human development.
In addition to this foundation, the complex instrument used to measure Gross National Happiness (which can take 6-7 hours to administer), looks at eight more general contributors to happiness: physical/mental/spiritual health, time-balance, community vitality, cultural vitality, education, living standards, good governance, and ecological vitality.
Is it any wonder that Bhutan has been rated by Business Week as the happiest country in Asia and the eighth happiest in the world?
So then how can we learn from Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index and change our own standard operating procedure?
Well, there are three main aspects to Buddhism: religion, psychology, and philosophy. Philosophically speaking, Buddhism understands that everything that “exists” depends on something else for that existence.
We are all connected; we don’t operate in a vacuum. From this perspective, the only sane approach to government is to strive for balance and a mutual complement between economics and spiritual values.
Natural resources must be protected to provide for the future, human potential must be cultivated, good animal husbandry must be championed, protection – not exploitation – must be standard operating procedure.
There are many things that draw me to Buddhism, not the least of which is its emphasis and ability to help improve everyday life through simple and loving practices.
So how can we apply Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index to our own personal happiness?
By allowing ourselves to move through our days slowly and deliberately, making decisions based on blending physical/mental/spiritual health and not solely on outward material success.
Let’s opt for more high quality, self-loving actions in our lives, more community, more generosity, and more, well, happiness! Post below and let us know what you think! (And feel free to watch the video on Bhutan on the right – beautiful!)
Blessings + love, Lisa Tully
If you want to up your level of internal happiness and visit the amazing country of Bhutan (all the lovely pictures above are from Bhutan) – I highly recommend signing up for Lisa + Sheri’s upcoming Mastering the Buddha Nature Within – Dec 7-18th.
Sheri Rosenthal is the owner of Journeys of the Spirit and a lover of Bhutan. After leaving behind the world of medicine back in 1999, she spent nearly 8 years on a transformative spiritual quest studying with don Miguel Ruiz author of “The Four Agreements.” An author and teacher in her own right, she loves sharing the skills + tools she’s learned to shift her own reality, with others.
Lisa Tully left the corporate life after a deep calling in her heart pulled her to visit the Dalai Lama in India. It was like he had sent her a t-mail (telepathic mail!). After her visit she was inspired to create her own travel company, deepen her practice of Buddhism, and share her love of Buddhist teachings with others, like yourself!
~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.