Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter October 29th, 2014

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WHAT’S NEW? When Your Whole Life Changes in One Skinny Minute…

Some of my most profound moments were when my life simply changed direction in a blink of an eye. Before that moment I was going one way, feeling safe that all was well and I knew what I was doing and what to expect.

In the next moment my whole life shifted and everything I thought I knew to be true was no longer truth. I know this has happened to you too.

malalaIt is in these moments that we really get to see who we are, what our values consist of, and where our heart resides. So it was for a young Pakistani girl named Malala. That was October, 2012, when a masked gunman entered her school bus and asked for Malala by name. Malala was shot and two of her friends were also injured in the attack. Malala survived the initial shooting, but was in a critical condition.

After that attack and recovery (there is a whole story behind it if you are not familiar) her whole life changed and she has devoted her life to the education and safety of girls though her non-profit. I think she is an amazing young woman and her website is well worth exploring.

Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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FREE WEBINAR: Decreasing Stress at the Holidays With Essential Oils!
Thursday 30th

Did you actually know that you can decrease stress with essential oils?? Stress, frustration and overwhelm are things that can ruin a person’s day faster than anything! Can you relate (especially during holiday season!)?


One of the ways I combat stress is by having a diffuser in my home office that I run all day. Not only do I love it – but I can notice the difference in my mood and level of peace. Plus my work space smells yummy! Seriously.

If you’d like to decrease stress with essential oils in your work life and at home, you’re going to want to join me for this fun webinar!

Join me for an educational webinar
with oil expert Diane Lefrandt

Oct 30, 2014 – 8pm New York time, 5pm Los Angeles time
We’ll discuss in detail the amazing wellness
benefits of using essential oils in your daily life.

Register here:

During this webinar you will:

  • Learn how essential oils can elevate mood and calm the senses in chaotic environments.
  • Get information on how essential oils have the ability to create positive work environments.
  • Discover how to beat anxiety without the need for expensive medications and without side effects!
  • Learn some simple recipes to intentionally calm, balance and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.
  • Learn how using essential oils can help you create optimal energy levels throughout your day ESPECIALLY during the holidays!
  • Get step-by-step strategies to quickly convert your typical medicine cabinet into a more simplified and natural home-remedy station.

Join me here:


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Communicating with Animals – Following in the Footsteps of St. Francis: Assisi, Italy
May 17th – 23rd, 2015

assisi spiritual-journeyWe invite you to join us in Assisi, Italy the sacred home of St. Francis the patron saint of animals. To explore his world and work with him in the land where he found his calling. Visiting sacred sites in the area of Assisi where St. Francis himself used to abide will afford us the opportunity for deep reflection & spiritual growth.

St. Francis realized animals have so much to teach us – if we would only listen like he did! Renowned global teacher & Hay House author Pea Horsley will join us for two days during this retreat to deliver an introduction workshop on animal communication.

Even if you don’t have any pets or animals in your life, don’t worry – the techniques offered can also help improve relationships with our fellow human beings as it’s all based around developing our intuition!

Following in the footsteps of St. Francis & St. Clare we offer you the chance to journey to the place where St. Francis first heard the voice of God instructing him to restore a church. We’ll also visit St. Francis’ tomb at the basilica & share our intentions with the great saint for our week together in Assisi, and so much more!

Trip tuition: GBP £1430 Early bird special (approx $2450 USD) per person double occupancy until Nov 1st, 2014.

Details for Assisi here!


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How to Eliminate the Resistance to Creating a Life You LOVE!

Kauai Women's RetreatDo you feel stuck playing small when you KNOW you are meant for greatness? Do you compare yourself to other women and wonder why their lives are fulfilling and fun and wonder why you’re still working so hard to uphold a lifestyle or career that lacks passion?


Ahhh yes, that trusted ol’ friend that keeps you stuck in that comfortably uncomfortable place that I happen to know him very well.

You see I was once stuck in a job that paid me VERY well ($1000 a day kind of well) – only I would burst out into tears each morning having to leave the house on my way to the job where I also felt TRAPPED because I wasn’t living up to my potential.

It was killing me slowly.

I was also stuck in a relationship I “thought” I could never leave because I was afraid I couldn’t attract something better. Shameful to admit but true. I let fear, self-doubt and worry ROB me of my happiness. For YEARS this went on and began eating away at my confidence a little more each year.

Finally I had a wake up call and began a serious life review and healing journey. I discovered that all you need in order to create a life you love is HOW to undo your resistance, how to NOT let the fear, and the mind chatter take you out of your game before you even begin.

Kauai Women's Business RetreatThankfully today I have a very different life. I live in the most beautiful place on the planet – Kauai Hawaii the garden island…and I feel super blessed to coach, mentor and work with the most amazing and talented women leaders, speakers, coaches and consultants and help them sky rocket their confidence and cash flow to create lifestyles they love while showing up and being their very best in the world and in service to the world.

And I want to share with you the keys to undoing your inner resistance – because mastering your mindset will get you everywhere you want to go!

#1 – Follow What Excites You

Kauai Spiritual Business RetreatIf you had parents that wanted you to be a doctor for example, but you wanted to be an artist and you toiled and stuffed your creative urges down the toilet to please others – then giving yourself PERMISSION to follow your passion or discover what excites you is a big step!

Give yourself permission to explore things you love. It could be art, clothing, texture, food, personal development, surfing. What lights you up? What magazines do you love to read? What class can you go and sign up for?

When helping women achieve their goals, we always start with going where there’s the MOST energy. If there’s a lot of energy behind a certain dream – you bet that’s the one that needs to come to fruition.

#2 – Jump in with both feet!

Kauai Women's RetreatI have a “Decide, Commit & Expand Theory” it goes like this.

Don’t wait for someday because someday becomes never. You’ll never have enough money to do the things you want to do. You’ll never be thin enough, ready enough, confident enough UNTIL you decide you are.

You must decide “to cut away from” or to cut off all other options, so that commit fully. That’s like letting the Universe in big red flashing lights know that you are “READY bring it!”

What follows is expansion of the things you want. The un-foldment CANNOT happen until you decide and commit.Whoever said it was CONVENIENT to show up and say yes to God? It’s not convenient but oh so worth it!

# 3 – Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways

The fire hose of Grace as I call it can not come to you while you are hiding out in your safe and small comfortably uncomfortable mode. You must feel the fear and do it anyways. Prove to yourself that the fear is not real, and dismantle it’s strong hold on your life so you can show up and say YES and take action on the things you want to create and experience in this world.

Be Visible & Go BIG Because That’s What God Has is Store for You!

God, source, spirit or whatever you want to call that realm of infinite possibilities has great plans in store for YOU! And make no mistake they are BIG and big can be very very scary. If you want to make a big impact, a big income and reach more people with your message you must be willing to be visible in the market place and that will stir up A LOT of resistance.

#4 – Eliminate All Your Distractions

Women's Leadership Retreat KauaiOne of the best things you can do for yourself is to give yourself the time and space to just BE with yourself and to also do some investigating and what I like to call digging for gold. Dig for the programs and the agreements that are no longer serving you so you can let them go and plant NEW beliefs and decisions that support your now vision for success.

Successful people TAKE the time and MAKE the time to go within to CONSCIOUSLY create their lifestyle and business. They don’t leave it to chance. They understand the importance of down time. When you come back to work refreshed and renewed – nothing can stop you!

Whether you want to experience more loving relationships, a better income, build a mansion, talk with God, or develop your intuition, taking time to get help is the fast track to change. Don’t try and go it alone you might get lost and wind up spinning in circles without a road map.

This is when frustration often kicks in, then your confidence takes a hit, then you start doubting yourself about whether or not you’re even cut out for this kind of thing. “What was I thinking??” Get a mentor, hire a coach and shortcut your learning curve. Make sure it’s someone you connect with and also someone who has done what you want to do.

Bottom line make NO MISTAKE, the fastest easiest way to overcome your resistance is to relax and have fun! Fun opens doors, it’s instant relief, instant non resistance. It sends the Universe the message that “all is well, I’m in the flow and ready for more please!”

Vanessa-SimpkinsIf you enjoyed this article please join us for the LIVE event “Ultimate Hawaiian Getaway Retreat for Women” where I’ll be sharing with you exactly how to “Take Your Power Back Now!” How to Overcome the resistance to Creating a Life you Love, we’ll be doing powerful and transformational ceremonies on very sacred land to help you BIRTH your NEW VISION for success in a way that feel right for you and that honors the divine feminine new YOU coming through.

The Ultimate Hawaiian Getaway Retreat is happening this Nov 9-16th on the Magical and Enchanted Garden Island of Kauai Hawaii here. Feel Sexy, Feminine, Powerful, Prosperous, Fun & Fabulous With us in Paradise! Want in? Email us right away as it’s LAST CALL for our trip!

With all my love, Vanessa Simpkins


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Women’s Retreat Kauai

Take Your Power Back Now! Women’s Retreat
Trip Leaders: Vanessa Simpkins + Melissa Macky
Nov 9-16th, 2014


Bhutan spiritual retreat

Mastering the Buddha Nature Within
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal + Lisa Tully
Dec 7-18th, 2014


Cambodia spiritual retreat

Unconditional Love in Action
Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Cambodia
Trip Leaders: David Ault
Jan 21-31st 2015


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

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