Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter May 29th, 2013

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Dear Friends,

WHAT’S NEW? Sheri’s Recent Adventures!

Sheri Rosenthal & Deborah Kagan

This year as you’ve have noticed I’ve been a sponsor at two big entrepreneurial events: Be The Change and Speak to Sell. If you remember I was giving away gifted tickets to these events. It was eye-opening and I met hundreds of amazing people who were starting their own businesses and creating their dreams. It was VERY inspiring to say the least!

Here is a picture of me and Deborah Kagan, the lovely Sensual Lifestyle Specialist that will be co-teaching with me on our Women’s Retreat to Maui March 18-23rd, 2014. In back of us is MY little booth which was designed to be a fun corner of space in the excitement!

In addition – this August I’ll be attending Awesomeness Fest in Bali which should be…..well…..awesome. At Be the Change I met a lovely couple I resonated with and I have no idea how the event came up in conversation but somehow I mentioned I was going to A-fest and they were too! Only 200 people can attend – so the chances of me running into people who are going to A-fest at this 900 person business event was probably slim-to-none. Yet – this is what the universe revealed. Life never ceases to amaze me.

**Just a reminder yet again: I STRONGLY suggest you place a deposit for whatever trips you are interested in this year before they fill up!


Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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  • Can’t figure out why you’re not more motivated to create your dream life/business?
  • Tired of watching yourself procrastinate in taking action to create that new business you’ve wanted (or anything else for that matter)?
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OUR GUEST ARTICLE

A PRIMER IN AYURVEDA – What’s Your Dosha?


Spiritual Trip to India

Ayurveda is the oldest holistic system of mind-body healing and health maintenance in the world. It is deeply spiritual in its origin. It began in India over five thousand years ago and is still widely used there.

The word combines two Sanskrit words for “life” and “science” or “knowledge.” It is a complete medicinal system and emphasizes the importance of the mind in affecting the health of the body. Balance is a key concept. For your body to be free of disease, your mind must be in balance, and that balance will naturally extend to the body. This balance includes your diet, which is considered to be the basis of good health.

In Ayruveda, there are three body types, called doshas: Vata (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (earth). A person’s body type determines what foods he or she should eat. You can easily determine your dosha through a simple quiz available at Deepak Chopra’s website, or in his book Perfect Health. Another book I recommend is Eat – Taste – Heal by Dr. Thomas Yarema.

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It contains a great deal of insight about Ayurveda and the doshas as well as transitional recipes. Knowing your dosha provides you amazing information about yourself that is invaluable in helping you stay balanced. In addition to learning which foods are best for you, you will also discover what exercise works best for you, how to get restorative sleep and how to develop peace of mind.

Knowing your dosha will even help you in using specific aromatherapy oils to help you heal.

The three body types are determined by the size of your bones and body and by the three elements of air, fire and water, which influence your personality.

  • Vata doshas are thin or have a small frame. They expend their energy and are considered spacey because they are movement. Their element is air.
  • Kapha doshas are heavier. They store their energy, are slower moving and are more grounded. Their element is earth.
  • Pitta doshas have a medium build. They manage their energy and possess a lot of intensity as their element is fire.

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I will use myself as an example: I am an extreme Vata dosha. Physically, I am thin; mentally I live more in space, always creating and thinking. I have bursts of energy that appear to be scattered energy and may last for hours, but then I “burn” out. Vatas need more calming and grounding, so people like me do well with meditation practices and exercises like Tai Chi or dance that involve movement. My diet contains more warm, heavy and oily foods because they ground me. Of the six tastes in Ayurveda, the best tastes for a Vata are sweet, sour and salty.

Whatever your dosha, an Ayurvedic diet is a lacto-vegetarian one, however I teach it with or without dairy. Unlike most of the diets Americans were raised with, Ayurveda does not focus on fats, carbohydrates and protein, the basic building blocks of Western nutrition science. Nor does it emphasize calories or vitamins and minerals. Nutrition science in the west comes from the laboratory.

Ayurvedic nutrition science comes from nature. In other words, your diet should be guided by your own instincts and knowledge of your body type. Ayurvedic medicine does not focus on the elimination of symptoms, which is the focus of the allopathic medicine we know in the West. Rather, Ayurveda focuses on creating balance in your prana. (Prana is a Sanskrit word translated as “life force” or “energy.”)

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Eating a balanced diet, guided by your own instincts and observations of your body’s response to those foods, is a big part of how that balance is created. In the Ayurvedic system, grains, fruits, vegetables, seeds, beans, herbs and roots are considered vital carriers and balancers of the body’s prana. When used in proper combinations with the individual conditions of your body, their power to produce and maintain health is evident.

All Ayurvedic meals include all six tastes – sweet, salty, bitter, sour, pungent and astringent. Again, this is for balance. If one of the tastes were left out, then the body would develop a craving for it. That would put the person out of balance.

Because of its emphasis on food as prana enhancing, Ayurvedic eating typically produces positive health changes in addition to a feeling of satisfaction. Your entire body will respond to the nourishment that flows from the blend of food and spices that is right for your dosha.

At first Ayurvedic cooking may seem complex, but my goal here is to make it simple. Rather than jump into this with both feet, get your toes wet with one or two recipes. Watch how your body responds. Then venture into another one or two, and watch how your body responds.

I think you will find that as you bring this consciousness of prana enhancement into your diet that you will notice an improvement in your health and vitality. And that’s a big benefit for simply eating delicious food!

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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.

Want to learn more about Ayurveda? Register NOW for Elaine’s: “A Sacred Pilgrimage to India ” journey October 15-27th, 2013

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~JUICY JUNE JOURNEYS~

Spiritual retreat Assisi

Access your Dreams Retreat
LOCATION IS CHANGED TO ASSISI, ITALY!!
Trip Leader: Mami Veza
June 9-15th, 2013 (also Oct 12-18th + 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 – TWO 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

Horse Wisdom

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

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 – Elaine’s trip is already half filled so register early!
Trip Leaders: Elaine Dodson, Jahnava Devi, and Mahatma Das
October 15-27th, 2013

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

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Dharamsala, India
Trip Leaders: Lisa Tully
Nov 16-Dec 6th, 2013

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