Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter May 1st, 2013

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Dear Friends,

WHAT’S NEW? Beautiful Spring is Here & Blossoms are Everywhere!

This is year is just flying by – I can’t believe it’s May! Seriously. I actually took some time to book a trip to Bali for myself before there were no more reservations available on the island – in August! (I’m not kidding.) Same for you if you are thinking about traveling this year.

Travel is back up again and things are booking quickly again – that’s a good sign for our economy – finally!! So if you are looking to travel in May and June – I suggest you move quickly and book now.

Wild Dolphin Trip

Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Bimini, Caribbean – FILLING FAST – LAST CALL!
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan

May 11–15th, 2013

Journey to Avalon

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

Tibetan Buddhism in Exile

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


Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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EVENTS, FREE VIDEO-CLASSES & NEW PROGRAMS!

The Vitality + Sanctuary Elixir – A Woman’s Retreat
March 18-23rd, 2014

Womens Spiritual Retreat Lumeria

I want to let all my lovely ladies know about a very special trip I’ve created to Maui – March 18-23rd, 2014. Join me (your Transformational Life Coach) + and Deborah Kagan (your Sensual Lifestyle Specialist) for 4 days of delicious spa services, serious mojo + unrestrained vitality.

We’ll be focusing on how to uplevel: our inner vitality (what keeps us energized and alive) + our personal sanctuary (what allows us to deeply relax and recharge in our home) through heart-felt circles, ceremony, experiential exercises, and so much more!

Why you should come: If you’ve been feeling a bit down and dragged out – this retreat will have you recharged, centered, and ready to create magic in your life and business!

Right now the trip is at the EARLY-BIRD rate – AND the deposit is only $250 if you register NOW. Get the details for Maui here! And do watch the video about the retreat center below – fabulous!!

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OUR GUEST ARTICLE

CONSCIOUS COOKING FOR BODY MIND AND SOUL
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The key to creating a sacred kitchen is changing your attitude toward it. Begin by appreciating the divine nature of the forces involved: The life force in food, the contribution of your own energy, and your ability to convey divine energy into the meal. Recognizing that these forces are part of your kitchen will allow you to see it with new eyes.

It is important to watch your thoughts as you are preparing food. Your thoughts go into the food – if you have healthy thoughts, the food is energized. This is why it is important to cook your own food whenever possible. It may take more time, but what you get is so much better for you. It feeds both your body and your spirit.

Begin thinking of your kitchen as a sacred space. When I first learned Ayurvedic cooking in India, we made an altar in the kitchen. This reminded us to prepare our consciousness by being present and totally focused on what we were doing.

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Your altar may be as simple as putting a candle and incense on a pretty tray. Or it may be as elaborate as buying a small altar you can place in a corner of your kitchen, with a beautiful cloth and flowers, even pictures of deities or saints. Altars are very individual, but they do change the vibration of your kitchen.

In the Vedic tradition, the altar also has a purpose. We prepare our food consciously, and then we then offer that food to God before it is eaten. In this way the food is spiritualized. This changes its energy and vibration. I suggest using a special plate for this offering, one that is used for that purpose only. Once a prayer is said over the food, you can give everyone remnants of the food that has been offered. This food is specially blessed and considered a special treat.

When you change your food habits as well as your thoughts on preparing that food, it can truly become a meditation and very peaceful. It can also be relaxing and fun. Often I put on meditation music while I work to take me into a higher space. You will notice you start preparing healthier foods and you will develop a “higher taste.”

Spiritual Retreats India

Once I started my practice of cooking with consciousness, I noticed I was inspired to try new recipes all the time. The art and science of preparing food with a higher vibration opened me to learning new things all the time. It opened the gateway to creating better health and a happier life. It just makes sense, that when we elevate our consciousness around the food we eat that food activates higher consciousness in those who eat it. I think you will find this approach to preparing food is a happy and self-reinforcing practice.

If you’d like to learn more about the wonderful and ancient tradition of Ayurveda – I invite you to join Jahnava Devi, Mahatma Das, and myself as we personally guide you to some of India’s most beautiful, ancient, and spiritual places. So bring your husband, companion, friend, or come alone – but don’t miss this heart-felt experience, where you’ll practice Yoga on sacred landscapes, meet yogis and saints, bathe in sacred rivers, sing and chant ecstatic mantras, visit timeless temples and villages, and experience the timeless tradition of Bhakti.

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Eat in good health – and good karma, Elaine Dodson

Elaine Dodson is an internationally acclaimed expert in natural/organic beauty, wellness and regeneration. She has been leading life-changing Sacred Journeys since 1994. Her passions include empowering women through the sacred power of beauty, teaching beauty and wellness practices for regenerating body, mind and spirit, and, through this work, re-balancing the divine feminine energy on the planet.

Registration is NOW for Elaine’s: “A Sacred Pilgrimage to India ” journey October 15-27th, 2013

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~JUICY JUNE JOURNEYS~

Carrapateira, Portugal

Access your Dreams Retreat
Carrapateira, Portugal – REGISTER NOW!
Trip Leader: Mami Veza
June 8-14th, 2013 (also Oct 18–24th + Nov 15–21st)

~GLORIOUS JULY JAUNTS~

Whales & Wild Dolphins

The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Panama
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
Peru
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

~AUDACIOUS AUGUST ADVENTURES~

Ayahuasca retreat Peru

Ayahuasca & Ayni in the Andes
Peru – A COUPLE OF SPOTS LEFT!!
Trip Leader: Dennis McKenna
August 1-10th, 2013

Sacred Ireland

The Magic of Celtic Country
Sacred Ireland
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
August 17-28, 2013

~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~

Sacred Scotland

Highlands and Mystical Islands
Sacred Scotland
Trip Leaders: Glenn & Cameron Broughton
Sept 15-24th, 2013

Womens retreat California

The Nourish Retreat for Extraordinary Women
Malibu, CA – FILLING FAST!
Trip Leaders: Vasavi Kumar, Maria Zavala, Gigi Yogini + Parashakti
Sept 19-22nd, 2013

Horse Wisdom

Reconnecting to Truth through Horse Wisdom
Tucson, AZ
Trip Leaders: Ezra Marrow, Briana Lorenz-Marrow and Judy Askins
Sept 18-22, 2013 (half-filled register early!)

Journey to Machu Picchu

Journey to Machu Picchu – Authentic Spiritual & Cultural Wonders
Peru
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes
Sept 26–Oct 5th, 2013

~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~

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)

Sacred Pilgrimage to India

A Sacred Pilgrimage to India
India
Trip Leaders: Elaine Dodson, Jahnava Devi, and Mahatma Das
October 15-27th, 2013 (Elaine’s trip is already half filled so register early!)

Travel to Nepal

Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas
Nepal – NEW!
Trip Leader: Sharee James
October 16-25th, 2013

~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~

Uxmal, Yucatan

The Clarity + Heart Elixir
Uxmal, Yucatan
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal + Rev Frankie Timmers
November 9-16th, 2013

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Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?

Visit our Trips at a Glance page.

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