Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter March 6th, 2013

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Dear Friends,


Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who emailed me with good wishes for my new website. I really appreciate the kindness and for taking the time to visit the site! 🙂

We’ve got lot’s of new trips on our “Trips at a Glance” page. For sure this is the year to get out there, travel and experience something different and magical.

Here are some exciting highlights for 2013 in case you did not see them last week:

The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins: Panama
Various 5-day itineraries running from: July 7-Oct 11th, 2013

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

The Magic of Celtic Country: Sacred Ireland
August 17-28, 2013

Highlands and Mystical Islands: Sacred Scotland
Sept 15-24th, 2013

Reconnecting to Truth through Horse Wisdom: Tucson, AZ
Sept 18-22, 2013 (half-filled register early!)

Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders: Peru
July 17-27th, 2013 + Sept 26–Oct 5th, 2013

A Sacred Pilgrimage to India
October 15-27th, 2013 (already half filled so register early!)

The Nourishment + Clarity Elixir: Uxmal, Yucatan
November 9-16th, 2013

Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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Got a Heart-Centered Business?
Meet me in Las Vegas at Lisa Sasavich’s “Speak to Sell” event
May 16-18, 2013

Join me (Sheri Rosenthal) for a very special speaking training program designed SPECIFICALLY for coaches, authors, speakers, trainers, experts and heart-centered entrepreneurs who are committed to providing amazing content AND ready to enjoy BIG sales results – all without being “salesy!”

At Speak to Sell you’ll learn how to:


  • Craft your Irresistible Offer: We start here because your offer is the core of your Signature Talk. We start here and help you get very clear on how to articulate the unique transformation you provide which makes the rest of putting your talk together very easy.
  • Reverse Engineering the Body of Your Talk: Now that we have your offer, we’re ready to craft the rest of the talk. We’ll work on the content to sell that offer AND we craft your introduction.
  • The “Secret Sauce”:  This is what sets Lisa’s Invisible Close method apart from all the rest of those trainings out there. Knowing how to seed and tell stories is the key for selling without being salesy.
  • Transition to Your Offer: Yes there IS a way you can transition to your offer and have it flow easily and effortlessly. Lisa wants you to feel completely comfortable making an offer and by the time you’re done with this module, you’ll wonder why you struggled with this for so long!
  • Maximize Each Opportunity:  There are other techniques you could be incorporating to squeeze every drop of goodness from each opportunity. (After all, you’re all dressed up anyway, why NOT get the most out of it? The most money, sales, new clients, leads for your list, JV opportunities, invitations to speak at other events, etc.)


If you missed my offer for gifted tickets to Suzanne Evans “Be the Change” event in Orlando in April – you cannot miss this invite. I am only a sponsor at these two events this year and have 8 tickets to gift at each. (Sorry, the tickets to Suzanne’s event are all taken).

This event is normally $997 – so what better way is there to be able to come to this event for just the cost of your flight, room and food? If you do ANY speaking in your profession – don’t miss this. And if you like – listen to Lisa speak in the video on the right a little further up the page –>

Get your ticket for Speak to Sell here!

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The Magical Healing Effects of Dolphins and Whales!

Swim with Whales

What is it about dolphins and whales that affects us so positively? How are they able heal people after a brief encounter with them? It’s an incredible experience to be in the sea with the dolphins or whales hearing their clicks and high pitched whistles all around you, or hearing the mighty humpback whales sing their little-understood, melodious song.

Recently, I had a magical experience with about 40 spotted dolphins and four humpback whales in the Pearl Islands in Panama. I had been working for several months straight with very little rest, and was both physically and emotionally exhausted. I arranged to take a few days off, and booked a flight and hotel in the Pearl Islands near Panama City, Panama, where I was living.

My first few days were spent just relaxing, catching my breath and exploring the Pearl Islands. Then one day, I hired a local boat captain and asked him to find the dolphins. As we headed out that day I felt rather melancholy, and waves of sadness washed through me. I knew that happiness and joy attract the cetaceans, but I also knew I needed to let my emotions flow naturally and not keep them bottled up. As the sadness and frustration moved through me, we saw no signs of life other than a few sea birds.

Swimming with dolphins

After about 20 minutes of allowing my sadness to flow, it started to abate. I found myself thinking about how much I wanted to see the dolphins and whales, and that it would make me feel so much better. I learned from my dolphin training that the best way to find dolphins is to be in your own joy and not want too much, nor focus on the need to see them. So I let go of the wanting to see the dolphins and focused on feeling grateful to the ocean, and sending it my love and appreciation.

After about five minutes of shifting from want and need to gratitude and love, the boat captain shouted “whales!” I stood up and sure enough there was a whale spout, then several more. As we got closer we also saw about 40 spotted dolphins in amongst the whales.

The dolphins came to swim in the bow wave of our boat and did so for about 15 minutes. It was incredible to see them so close and I was laughing and shouting for joy. I asked the captain if I could get in the water with the dolphins. He stopped the boat and I gently slid into the water.

Sometimes dolphins are not comfortable with human swimmers and leave the area. Not that day. The dolphins swam all around me, coming within ten feet. The water was a crystal clear, deep turquoise color. I could see them easily. I could also hear their squeaks, whistles and clicks everywhere. It was incredible!

Whale Watching Tour

Seeing the dolphins swim in perfect synchrony in small groups under and all around me was like hearing a symphony while watching a perfectly choreographed ballet. The humpback whales were not close enough to see underwater, but when I looked from the surface they were less than 100 feet away.

Later that evening, I realized I felt extremely happy. In fact, I felt completely empowered, as though I could face and handle anything life had to throw at me. No matter what happened I knew that I would be just fine, be happy, and have a great future. It was an inner knowing – a feeling of empowerment and confidence that gave me a deep sense of peace.

I knew that this new-found feeling was made possible by the healing effect of swimming with the dolphins and whales. There was no way I would have shifted so drastically from sobbing uncontrollably just a few days before, to feeling completely at peace and deeply happy and content with my life by myself. I cannot tell you exactly how the dolphins and whales helped me make this shift. I just know they did, and I feel extremely grateful, blessed, and honored to have the dolphins and whales in my life.

Whale Watching Panama

After my healing experience with the dolphins and whales here in Panama, I felt drawn to create a way for others to also have their own exciting and healing experience. In fact, I felt as though the cetaceans were asking me to help them share their joy and beauty with others of the human race. My experience inspired me to create Whale Watching Panama where I am blessed to assist others in having their own amazing whale and dolphin adventures.

Of course, there are many ways and places you can go to immerse yourself in the healing energies of dolphins & whales. But I’d like to invite you to join me this summer to meet the beloved wild dolphins and whales of Panama – I am certain that your life and soul will be uplifted by doing so! 🙂

Blessings & whale hugs, Anne Gordon de Barrigón

Anne Gordon de Barrigón

A graduate from Dolphin Heart World – Anne learned to incorporate Dolphin Living Skills into her human life such as living in joy, play, love, community and complete transparency. Anne is a certified practitioner of Dolphin Energy Healing – a deeply respectful form of energetic healing that taps into the healing powers of the dolphins sending it those in need. Originally from Olympia, Washington – Anne currently lives in Panama married to an Emberá Indian man whose family still lives in traditional villages in the jungle. Needless to say she is an amazing woman!

Registration is NOW for: “The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Various 5-day itineraries available: July 7-Oct 11th, 2013

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Womens Spiritual Retreat

The Strength + Sanctuary Elixir – A Woman’s Retreat
Mayan Riviera, Mexico – NEW!
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal + Deborah Kagan
April 6-10th, 2013

Spiritual Journey Spain

Embodying the Heart of the Mystic
Andalucía & Costa del Luz, Spain – NEW!
Trip Leaders: Rita Rivera Fox & Ellen Luksch
April 13-20, 2013

women's retreat sedona

Soul*Full Women’s Photography Retreat
Sedona, Arizona – REGISTER NOW!
Trip Leader: Catherine Just
April 16-21st, 2013


Spiritual Retreat Carrapateira, Portugal

Access your Dreams Retreat
Carrapateira, Portugal – NEW!
Trip Leader: Mami Veza
May 10–16th, 2013

Swimming with wild dolphins

Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Bimini, Caribbean – Filling Fast!
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan
May 11–15th, 2013

women's retreat sacred britain

A Women’s Journey to Avalon
Sacred Britain – NEW!
Trip Leader: Cameron Broughton
May 23-31, 2013

dharamsala spiritual journey

The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Dharamsala, India
Trip Leader: Lisa Tully
May 30-Jun 17, 2013


Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.

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