Journeys of the Spirit® May 18th, 2011 Newsletter
WHAT’S NEW? Unconditional Love! Hanging out in spiritual circles all the time exposes me to much talk and debate about how to live a happy, healthy and passionate live. Certainly there are thousands of teachers out there and honestly – we are all basically saying the same thing – right?
So why is it that when it comes to unconditional love we simply fall short? It’s not like we haven’t heard about it, learned about it, and been preached to about it before. Personally, I believe this is one of the hardest pieces on a spiritual path because to be able to love unconditionally we must give up judgment and ego to do so. It isn’t a concept to be agreed with – but a way of life. It means no matter what someone does – you love them, but that doesn’t mean you don’t set a boundary with them if they are taking actions that are creating suffering in your world. After all, you are not a doormat! ♥
This is the key: being spiritual does not mean you accept unhealthy behavior from others. It does not mean you judge them as bad people or idiots either. If they are being hurtful it is because they are suffering and that has nothing to do with you at all (don’t engage your ego). Have compassion and set a boundary from love, not from fear and carry on. I want to know what you think about this and what YOUR experience is – please post below and let me know!
~TIME TO REGISTER FOR:~
SANTA FE, NM: Healthy, Spiritual & Conscious Relationships – June 17-22nd
NORTH DAKOTA: Vision Quest into the Badlands – July 2-12th
KENYA, AFRICA: A Woman’s Safari for the Mind, Body & Spirit! – Oct 3-15th REGISTER EARLY!
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KENYA, AFRICA: A Woman’s Safari for the Mind, Body & Spirit! – Oct 3-15th
EARLY REGISTRATION CRITICAL!
- Connect with the feminine earth energy and wildlife of the Motherland!
- Befriend members of the Masai warrior tribe!
- Share and journey in sacred circle with a group of awesome women!
- Give deeply through donating and participating in community projects!
- Witness the most powerful animals on our planet: lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, & gazelles!
This Woman’s Safari of the Soul with author Sheri Rosenthal and LUX World Travel owner Melinda Johnson will embrace you on every level of your mind, body and spirit. Through heart-felt circles, ceremony, meditation, and connection with our mother-earth – we will celebrate Africa, the Motherland of life. As sisters, we will honor the earth and ourselves by discovering and re-connecting to the innate rhythm of our deep personal being.
Discovering our integrity, purpose, peace, and passion through our experience of adventure, connection and giving will be powerful and fulfilling. There is no doubt that we will come home transformed, refreshed and inspired – with an intuitive knowing of where we stand in the world. Connecting with the feminine earth energy and wildlife of the motherland of all humanity is the focus of this amazing spiritual journey to Kenya, Africa. The 2011 trip cost is: $5995.00 USD per person double occupancy minimum of 10 participants (early-bird discount!), including meals as indicated in the itinerary. Sign-up by June 1st – the trip price is going up to $6595.00! Details for Kenya here.
OUR UPCOMING FREE TELECLASSES!
~Calling all Wild Women & World Explorers!~
♥Join Melinda Johnson and I – Tuesday, May 24th at 8:30 pm eastern, 5:30 pacific time (we are both facilitating the Kenya – Oct 3-15th) retreat.
Ladies, we’ll be chatting about: Discovering Your Integrity, Purpose, Peace, & Passion! – and what are the necessary tools and perspectives we need to to step ahead in our lives fully in our feminine power. We’ll also be sharing what will be happening on their upcoming retreat! Sign up NOW!
Together Sheri and Melinda will share important information on how to step back and look at your life with new eyes so you can identify what aspects are not aligning with your integrity so you can start in a new direction – one filled with passion and light which follows your greater purpose. Truly we have the most joy in life when we know we are leading meaningful, stress-free, inspired lives.
BE YOUR OWN SHAMAN
In her new book, Be Your Own Shaman, best-selling author and master healer Deborah King offers a revolutionary step-by-step program that shows you how to tap into your hidden powers, into your God-given abilities. Deborah shows you how to turn the clock back, and feel young and vital once again, with all the passion, energy and focus required to create the life you deserve.
This profound program combines ancient shamanic techniques with cutting-edge 21st-century medicine and leads you to the life you’ve always dreamed of. PLUS if you buy Be Your Own Shaman, you’ll receive a staggering array of gifts from Deborah and her friends and colleagues. You’ll also want to participate in the 7-week Facebook contest for a chance to win a variety of prizes! So, don’t wait, get Be Your Own Shaman today!
WHAT I LOVE – LOVE – LOVE THIS MONTH!
Take a moment to watch this video!
Every once in a while I find a video that is so powerful in its simplicity – this is one of those. Having studied with don Miguel Ruiz for 8 years – I know that the “impeccability of the word” is critical to the way we create our reality. Watch how just a simple change in the way something is worded can change a person’s life. Today I challenge you to step back before you speak and think about what you want to say – and see if you can word your message in a more uplifting way. And do post something below and let me know what you think! PS: If this video is glitchy – press the “watch on You Tube” button to see it directly on their site.
THIS MAKES AN AWESOME GIFT!
Dr. Steve McSwain is an author (of The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God), speaker, thinker, interfaith activist, nice guy and spiritual teacher. He encourages people to embrace a new kind of spirituality, one that connects people to God and to other human beings, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religious persuasion. “The survival of humanity,” says Dr. McSwain, “requires an end to the insanity of assuming, ‘We’re in; You’re out!’ ‘We’re Right, You’re Wrong!’ ‘We’re the Chosen Ones, You’re Not!”
He created this beautiful pendant (that I adore) to be worn to promote a more conscious, compassionate, and charitable world, especially among the great religions of the world. As the Dalai Lama has often said, “When there is peace among the religions, there will be peace in the world.” You can pick up a Unity Pendant on his website for $69.99 (and no, I’m not benefiting in any way from this suggestion) While you are there – take time to read the text on the pendant page – it’s really interesting!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS!
~GENTLE JUNE JOURNEYS~
SANTA FE, NM: Healthy, Spiritual & Conscious Relationships
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
June 17-22nd, 2011 (price goes up May 15th!)
~GLORIOUS JULY JAUNTS~
NORTH DAKOTA: Vision Quest into the Badlands
Trip Leader: Samvedam Randles
July 2-14th, 2011
~AUDACIOUS AUGUST ADVENTURES~
PERU & MACHU PICCHU: Spiritual Mysteries of the Incas
Trip Leader: Romulo Castilla & Carrie Plocher
August 17-29th, 2011 (price goes up June 1st!)
~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~
ZION NATIONAL PARK: Art & Spirit Painting Retreat
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
Sept 14-18th, 2011 (price goes up August 1st!)
HAVASUPAI FALLS GRAND CANYON: Living Fearlessly
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Sept 20-26th, 2011 (price goes up July 15th!)
SEDONA: The Aramaic Breath of Life: Awakening in the Desert
Trip Leader: Dale Allen Hoffman
Sept 22-27th, 2011 (price goes up July 1st!)
DOLORES, CO: Revolution! Intuitive Awareness & Communication Retreat
Trip Leader: Kathy Knowles & Joy Valenti Kochmer
Sept 24-28th, 2011 (price goes up June 21st!)
TEPOZTLÁN, MEXICO: Creating Divine Partnerships
Trip Leaders: Greg & Tamara Montana
September 24-30th (price goes up July 1st!)
~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~
KENYA, AFRICA: A Woman’s Safari for the Mind, Body & Spirit! REGISTER EARLY!
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal & Melinda Johnson
Oct 3-15th, 2011 (price goes up June 1st!)
PERU & MACHU PICCHU: The Heart & Soul of Pachamama
Trip Leader: Carol Rydell
October 13-23rd -Lake Titicaca extension Oct 23-25th (price goes up Aug 1st!)
SANTORINI, GREECE: Inspire Your Creative Soul!
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
October 14-21st, 2011 (price goes up August 1st!)
DAY OF THE DEAD: Oaxaca Mexico: A Celebration of Life!
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Oct 29th-Nov 6th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)