Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter March 5th, 2014
WHAT’S NEW? The Ancient Healing Powers of Stones, Crystals + Water
Do make sure you take a look at this weeks guest article from Glenn Broughton. He is a veritable unending source of fascinating mystery and lure regarding the UK + Ireland. I swear, if he told me there were fairies in Ireland I would believe him. 🙂
It’s LAST CALL for SEDONA!
A Week of Sacred Renewal
Trip Leader: Susan Gregg
March 29-April 5, 2014
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
LAST CALL! Free Teleclass TODAY:
Ancient Andean Principles for Modern Living
Join us today Weds March 5th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern time…
for a journey through the principles of:
Munay (love), Yachay (wisdom), and Llankay (service).
These principles are brought forward by the Q’ero; decendents of the Incan Sun Child civilization, most well-known as inhabitants of Machu Picchu.
In this heart-centered tele-class you’ll:
- Learn 4 ways to use Loving Kindess (Munay) to shed limiting beliefs.
- Gain 3 tools to engage Wisdom (Yachay) and enhance your connection to Life.
- Take away strategies to develop Service (Llankay) to heighten creativity, communication and action in your community.
On this call, Sheri Rosenthal will be interviewing Luca DiMatteo + Laura Pirie so that you have the opportunity to dive into these ancient teachings and gain a deeper understanding of their power and purpose.
Workshop: Creating Your Dream Life for 2014!
March 8-9th New Orleans, LA
Let’s face it – everyone wants to live a good life right? We want the best for ourselves and our family – but often as we travel the path of life we give up our dreams and desires in favor of what we believe others want for us – rather than pursuing what we really have in our heart.
It’s easy to get comfortable living life as we know it because it’s certain – we know exactly what’s expected of us, the direction life is going, what we are going to feel or not feel.
Creating our most awesome life can be scary because we’re taking a risk – not knowing what the results of our actions will be. We have no idea if our family or partner will agree with the changes we want to make, and we have no idea if we’ll lose their love and approval.
So if you ever 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 and/or crave freedom from your own life and mind – you’ve got to join me (Sheri)!
In this two day workshop, we’re going to explore what it means to create an amazing life and identify what elements are preventing us from living our best life. And not just our best life – I’m talking about the most audacious life! Tuition only $350 USD!
The Ancient Healing Powers of Stones, Crystals + Water
Here is a lovely example of ancient knowledge being passed to us down the generations. Writing around AD 1200, Layamon recalled an even more ancient folk memory when he described a ritual use of Stonehenge in his poem “Brut.” (Layamon was a poet of the late 12th/early 13th century and author of the Brut, a notable English poem that was the first English-language work to discuss the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
“The stones are great
And magic power they have
Men that are sick
Fare to that stone
And they wash that stone
And with that water bathe away their sickness”
Why would they think to do such a thing?
Reverence for flowing water as a sacred entity was once a worldwide attitude. Today it is only found in native cultures and “new age” thinking. The problem arises when we look at water as merely a physical substance and only look at how it is physically needed by living organisms. There is much more to water if we see it as energy.
We find gems of truth in folktales if we take the time to interpret the symbolism. For example, it is said of several stone circles that the stones go down to the water to drink at midnight or on a full moon. This folktale speaks of the connection between the stone circle, earth energy and underground water. It is now known that there is underground water present beneath every sacred site in the world.
In fact, dowsing shows that most sites are animated by the serpentine currents of electromagnetic energy which course through the ground following the subterranean streams of water, and which vary according to the seasons, the phases of the moon and even day and night.
All holy wells have stories of healings attached to them. When we realize that strong Earth energy currents have turned the waters into something akin to a homeopathic remedy, these folktales make perfect sense.
Our ancestors also understood the energetic properties of stone. The stone circle builders utilized primarily crystal-studded granite or sandstone blocks. Both stones have a quartz crystal content of over ninety percent. We are all aware that our wristwatches and computers operate because of the energetic properties of their silicon chips.
Well, silicon is the same thing as quartz. So the circle builders chose these energetic stones in order to have control over the build-up of earth energies in the stones and within the space they enclosed. Tom Graves compared them to acupuncture needles in his book “Needles of Stone.”
Here are two ways of looking at it.
The Earth is a huge generator with a crystalline iron mass core spinning at 1100 miles an hour ringed by a gravitational field. The resulting electromagnetism that is generated makes its way to the surface via geological fault lines, beds of crystalline rock or underground watercourses. The water rises under pressure towards the surface but is often blocked by a “dome” of solid impervious rock that diverts the water laterally.
However the energy, having no physical substance, carries on vertically to ground level where it is detectable as an energy hotspot or vortex. The frequency of this energy is approximately 8 hertz, the same as our brainwave emissions when we are in a deep meditative state. Place a crystalline stone in the ground at this point and–bingo, you have a healing stone.
The Earth is alive and is our mother, creating us, nurturing us and taking us “back home” at the end of our lives. All life comes from Gaia, or the goddess, she is the great giver of life. The underground streams of life-giving water are her blood supply maintaining her well-being and nourishing all life on the planet.
She sends vitality to all parts of her body through potent currents of energy that we can access for healing and spiritual purposes. Her breath is our breath and we share the same heartbeat and pulse. If we honour her we honour ourselves, if we abuse her we abuse ourselves.
So now re-reading Layamon’s poem it makes perfect sense. The only question is “Why don’t more of us still perform these ceremonies?”
Blessings + love, Glenn Broughton
If you want to explore the stones, crystals and waters of Sacred Britain, Ireland, Scotland + Wales there are no better folks to travel with on that journey than Glenn + Cameron. They are the trip leaders for all of our UK + Ireland tours listed below.
- Highlands and Mystical Islands: Scotland May 11-18th
- A Women’s Journey to Avalon: Britain May 29-June 6th
- The Heart + Wonders of Wales: Wales June 18-29
- Crop Circles and Sacred Sites: Britain July 20-29th
- Mysteries + Sacred Sites of England: August 6-15
- The Magic of Celtic Country: Ireland August 22-31
- The Spirit of the Ancient Etruscans: Tuscany, Italy Sept 25-Oct 2 + Pre & Post trip extensions
Glenn Broughton, who is English, has been researching and visiting ancient sacred sites for twenty years and is drawn to explore their energetic properties and how such places of power affect us today.
It gives Cameron great pleasure as an American to share her enthusiasm and love for the magic of England, its legends, myths and mysteries. She is deeply aware of the transformations that such journeys can bring about and she looks forward to meeting you and helping to make your journey a truly unforgettable one.
~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.