Journeys of the Spirit® October 5th, 2011 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

New Zealand

WHAT’S NEW? New Zealand 2012! I loved The Lord of the Rings and when the movie came out with all those stunning landscapes – I knew that I would have to travel there. What a magical country with such pristine nature and beauty!

So, I began my search for the perfect itinerary and the opportunity to visit with the Maori people. I am so interested in their spiritual traditions and cultural traditions (did you see the movie Whale Rider?). Needless to say I am SO excited to be planning a trip there. So keep your eyes open for the information and exact dates (it will be in October) and plan on joining me for this magical and heart-felt adventure! Let me know if you are interested in coming by posting below!

**Last of all, I’m looking for folks to ask me a question that I can answer on video!
If I choose YOUR question to answer I will send you a gift! ♥


~TIME TO REGISTER FOR OUR OCT/NOV JOURNEYS~

If you intend to join us for our:
Santorini, Greece:
Inspire Your Creative Soul Retreat! – Oct 14-21st
our Dharamsala, India: The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile Journey – Oct 21-Nov 7th,
OR our Mayan Riviera: 11.11.11 Women’s Prayer Beads & Altars Retreat – Nov 9-15th
journeys please let me know ASAP!

Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal Connect with me: Email | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter

Need a special trip for you or your family? Let Ales in Custom Travel design something for you!

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OUR FEATURED JOURNEY/RETREAT:

PALENQUE, MEXICO: A Shamanic Portal to 2012
Dec 8-13th, 2011

Palenque

Join Toltec Shamans Fu-Ding Cheng and Linda Jacobson for a powerful spiritual journey to Palenque in the heart of the Mayan lands. Our journey is structured on the shamanic vision of the world of the Upper, Middle and Lower Kingdoms.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience directly the power, healing and wisdom of each of these three worlds through specific Mayan sacred sites. Through ceremony, rituals, and shamanic exercises, these sites become portals allowing us to enter and tap into their power, for the purpose of healing, transformation, and self-empowerment.

This is especially timely with the advent of 2012, a most auspicious year of the Mayan calendar, and a time of major transformation not only for each of us personally, but also for society and the entire planet. We’ll feed our souls through the play of shamanic energy, the beauty of the architecture and symbology of the Mayan culture, and through the sublime beauty of nature as seen in the turquoise pools of Aqua Azul and the wild and lush jungles around us.

Trip cost is: $2297.00 USD double occupancy, most meals included. Details for Palenque here!

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OUR UPCOMING EVENTS & FREE TELECLASSES!

~Sheri is taking a little break! ~

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FEATURED ARTICLE

ARE YOU LIVING A LOVE-FILLED LIFE?

Love

Recently, several people in my life passed away quite quickly – weeks after being initially diagnosed with their conditions. The rapidness of their decline was a bit shocking and certainly eye-opening. For me, when people’s lives are cut short so suddenly and without warning it makes me take a step back and reevaluate where I am in my life.

It’s easy to get caught up in our everyday lives and lose perspective about what is most important in life. For me, I fell blessed to have wonderful people in my life that I love and that is top on my list. At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter what you do (that may be long forgotten), only who you have loved and if you have added grace to their lives. Of course it is possible to do many good works in the world, but if you do those good deeds without touching hearts, I feel that is falling short of one’s purpose.

By purpose – I don’t mean a “pie-in-the-sky” idea of what your ultimate mission on earth is. I know so many folks abusing themselves with that notion, not knowing what it is they “should” be doing in life. No – I am talking about the deeper purpose that is common to all of us – to love openly and boldly.

Love

Honestly I still don’t know what my ultimate job purpose is. That keeps changing and evolving surprising me at every turn. Instead of seeing that as frustrating, I now see it as the way life works, a constant opportunity expansion and a deeper understanding of myself. Even if I lived 100 years and accomplished  everything I wanted to, I still would not have crossed off everything on my bucket-list.

So instead, my satisfaction in life is now centered on how I love and the grace I can add to the lives of others. Another way of saying this is; being in service to life. That changed everything for me, removing all the anxiety I felt about not being able to do all the things I wanted to do before I died.

So when people pass away suddenly in my life I simply check in and ask myself did I do my best today to love all the people I came into contact with? Did I bring a smile to the table? Did my conversation uplift them? Was I fully present during my interaction? If I can answer yes to these questions, then I am living my purpose. An additional benefit of thinking this way is that it takes my focus away from doing and places it on being – a great exercise for me since I am normally “Miss Action Girl.”

So here’s an exercise you can do this week: Put your focus on how you show up for others, how present you are and how big your love is. At the end of each day give yourself a score from 1-10 on how much love you put out that day and how much grace you added to the lives of others. At the end of 7 days add up your score. You might be surprised at what you come up with. So, don’t wait until the Angel of Death comes knocking on your door to know the true purpose of life. Here’s your chance to live that purpose in every moment, love boldly and with all your integrity!

With all my love & best wishes, Sheri
Picture of the heart complements of marc falardeau
Picture of the hands complements of kirtaph

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OUR MENU OF UPCOMING FABULOUS ADVENTURES!

~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~

SANTORINI, GREECE: Inspire Your Creative Soul!
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
October 14-21st, 2011

DHARAMSALA, INDIA: The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile
Trip Leaders: Lama Buga Tire & Lisa Tully
Oct 21-Nov 7th

~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~

MAYAN RIVIERA: 11.11.11 Women’s Prayer Beads & Altars
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal & Kathy Benson
Nov 9-15th, 2011

~HEART-OPENING DECEMBER TRAVELS~

TULUM, MEXICO: Atmananda Yoga Retreat
Trip Leaders: Jhon Tamayo
Dec 3-10th, 2011

PALENQUE, MEXICO: A Shamanic Portal to 2012
Trip Leaders: Fu-Ding Cheng & Linda Jacobson
Dec 8-13th, 2011

~HEART-WARMING JANUARY ADVENTURES~

ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA: Unconditional Love in Action
Trip Leader: David Ault
January 30 – February 9th, 2012 (price goes up Oct 1st, 2011!)

~REFRESHING FEBRUARY RETREATS~

DELRAY, FL: Honoring & Healing the Goddess Within!
Trip Leader: Shanti Gilbert
February 9–12, 2012

~SUCCULENT MARCH VOYAGES~

MAR DE JADE, MEXICO: Trance Dance – Opening the Chakras to the Energies of 2012
Trip Leader: Ernesto Ortiz
March 3-10th, 2012

EGYPT: Remembrances, Exploring the Mysteries
Trip Leader: Samvedam Randles
March 8-18th, 2012

AGUA NICARAGUA: Soul*Full Sisters – Spirituality & Photography by the Sea NEW!
Trip Leader: Catherine Just & Sheri Rosenthal
March 29-Apr 3, 2012

~ENLIGHTENING APRIL TRAVELS~

TEOTIHUACAN, MEXICO: Skanda Yoga Retreat – Portals of Power! NEW!
Trip Leaders: Ken von Roenn III & Lina Vallejo
April 11-18th, 2012

SEDONA: Goddess Healing Spiritual Retreat NEW!
Trip Leader: Shanti Gilbert
April 29-May 4th, 2012

~MAGICAL MAY SOJOURNS~

CHICHEN ITZA: Shamanic Healing Techniques in the Heart of the Mayan Lands NEW!
Trip Leader: Ernesto Ortiz
May 17-22, 2012

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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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5 Comments

  1. Comma says:

    Hi Sheri! I am definitely interested in the trip to New Zealand! I’ve been drawn to the Maori for quite a long time, sort of an inner calling. Have yet to be able to manifest a trip – and here you are :-} Thank you!

  2. Anne says:

    Hmmm… New Zealand. Very tempting! And on my bucket list, too. (I’m another Whale Rider lover, as well!)

  3. Lewis says:

    I’m interested in the trip to New Zealand.

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