Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter October 16th, 2013
Crazy as it may seem, the holiday season is almost upon us! And while the holidays can be a wonderful time of tradition, togetherness and celebration, for many of us they also mean stress, exhaustion, weight-gain and MORE debt!
If you can relate to this, I invite you to sign up for a FREE coaching call hosted by my friend and board certified health coach, Maria Saracen.
During the call, Maria will teach you how to avoid holiday weight-gain while still indulging in your favorite holiday treats (no strict diets or depravation required!) You’ll also learn strategies to help you get organized, plan ahead and stress less (say bye-bye to crazy, 11th hour holiday shopping sprees!)
Then there’s the issue of finances, and Maria is REALLY excited to share ideas for heartfelt, meaningful gifts that won’t break the bank and get you into (more) debt.
She’ll also share ways to get along with even the most obnoxious holiday guests – and how to understand what motivates their annoying behavior (you may already have a few ideas of your own!) Lastly, she’ll arm you with tips and strategies to help you make 2014 one of your best years yet!
Maria’s call was yesterday (she just told me about it) but if you register now you can get the replay asap! Click here to sign up now.
LAST CALL – DON’T MISS THESE AWESOME TRIPS!
Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas
Trip Leader: Sharee James
October 16-25th, 2013
Revealing the REAL You – Journey to the Pyramid of the Sun
Trip Leader: Brandt Morgan
October 18-24th, 2013 (email us ASAP if you’re interested)
Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan
October 21-25th, 2013
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
The Empower + Enlighten Women’s Retreat
November 9-16th, 2013
LAST CALL LADIES – TWO SPOTS LEFT!!!
Are you looking to explore your current life direction and transform it with passion + purpose, learn focused tools to help keep a sense of Zen in your hectic life, unwind your creaky muscles and quiet your feisty mind with delicious spa services and experience some of the most striking Mayan ruins + cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula?
If so join Sheri Rosenthal and Frankie Timmers for a very special journey to the Mayan Heartland for 7 delicious days of deep clarity, inner peace + fierce self-love.
You’ll gently illuminate the sneaky inner dialogue that’s limiting your success in both your business + personal life.
Through powerful ceremonies and spiritual practices we’ll connect with universal wisdom and truth residing within – beautifully reflected in the design and purpose of these ruins.
Highlights of Your Adventure:
- Travel home with your passion renewed – committed to creating a love-based life for yourself
- Become prepared to take positive action in your life with clarity and acceptance.
- Learn powerful ways to move beyond the old fear-based societal paradigms.
- Marvel at the most beautiful frescoes and architectural designs in the Yucatan peninsular.
- Participate in powerful ceremonies and spiritual practices to live your purpose and passion!
- Seven lovely nights at the 5 star Lodge at Uxmal – located steps from the pyramids!
- Create balance between the sky-earth, sun-moon, and masculine-feminine energies within you.
- Swim in the crystal clear sacred waters of Yucatan’s cenotes (sinkholes).
- All meals, ceremonies, entrance fees, transport, tours and excursions on our itinerary are included!
Trip cost: $2995 USD per person double occupancy, all meals. Do watch the video on the right to learn more about these amazing ruins! Details for Uxmal here!
Feeling Stuck in the Muck!
There are times along our spiritual path when we just feel stuck – it seems like we can’t get out of our own way. We’re irritated with ourselves and with others, and we can’t begin to imagine how we’re going to move past where we currently are – as if it were a permanent destination rather than a temporary point of view. And even if we’re fully aware that we’re clinging to a point of view, a narrow life perspective – we can’t deviate from that position or find our way out. Often we’ll fall into a pool of our own poison blinded to the light of infinite inner wisdom and divine consciousness.
The natural response to this situation is to pull back into ourselves, reject any chance of joy life offers us, and continue on a path of suffering and separation. We’re angry at our inability to shift and in response we lash out at others for the simplest things. We’re blinded by ignorance, depression and fear, judgment and self-loathing. So how can we move past these tar pits of pain and liberate ourselves?
Simple. First take some time to meditate on your feelings. Instead of projecting your feelings outward, breathe them into yourself, feeling them deeply and imagining them transforming as you breathe them out into the light. The tendency is to push away what is painful – so this exercise may seem to be the exact opposite of what you want to do! That’s okay, proceed as directed – make the time to sit and be your own alchemist transforming your fear into something lighter.
A second approach is to add levity to your life. Purposely look to find the humor in the human condition – especially yours. Watch a funny movie, do something lighthearted, purposely get out of the house even when your mind is giving you every reason and justification to sequester yourself. The fact that we are choosing to suffer by holding on to our position is funny – even if it doesn’t feel that way in the moment.
Third – make time to journal what you’re thinking. Write as if you were telling a story to someone else, explaining everything. Do that for a couple of days and then take a break. Go back and read what you wrote and ask yourself if your point of view is that important to you, important enough to cause you so much suffering. Ask yourself – what would happen if you gave up that mental position and wrote a different story? Is there really a difference between stories – are any of them absolute truth? What is your attachment to your viewpoint costing you?
In the end, all things do pass and in all likelihood life will push you out of your funk even if you do not. But it’s much more powerful if you learn to do it for yourself! Give these suggestions a try and let me know how you do. And remember – whatever you do, do it without judgment and self-loathing and make an effort to find the gratitude in your situation always.
A former podiatric surgeon, Dr. Sheri Rosenthal left behind clinical success to find her life’s passion as a transformational coach, international retreat leader, speaker, and author. Leaving medicine and reinventing herself was life-changing, empowering her to help others envision their possibilities with clarity, break free from confusion and indecision, and take positive action without self-sabotaging inner dialogue. By creating a laser-lucid, step-by-step plan – Sheri‘s clients can achieve their dreams and transform their lives from mundane to audaciously abundant.
These two journeys are an invitation, from me to you — an opportunity to explore the quality of what you put forth in the world. The lightness + luminosity of your own audacious projection of love + creativity. And, if you’re looking for a chance to escape the ordinary + step into a life of awesomeness — this is the program for you.
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
The Enlighten + Empower Women’s Retreat
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal + Rev Frankie Timmers
November 9-16th, 2013
Access your Dreams Retreat
Trip Leader: Mami Veza
Nov 15–21st, 2013
The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Trip Leaders: Lisa Tully
Nov 16-Dec 6th, 2013
~HEART-WARMING JANUARY ADVENTURES~
Unconditional Love in Action: Volunteer Journey to Siem Reap, Cambodia
Trip Leader: Rev David Ault
Jan 22-Feb 1st, 2014
~MAGICAL MARCH SOJOURNS~
Mystics, Oracles & Shamans of Ladakh
Trip Leader: Lisa Tully
Mar 6-19th, 2014
The Enliven + Energize Women’s Retreat
Maui, Hawaii – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS NOV 1st!
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal and Deborah Kagan
March 18-23rd, 2014
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.