Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter October 9th, 2013
WHAT’S NEW? The One and Only You! (Don’t miss Brandt’s article below!)
There are only 2 spots left for my Women’s Retreat to Uxmal this Nov 9-16th. This journey is 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 rare adventure — this is the program for you.
KEEP IN MIND!
Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas
Nepal – LAST CALL!
Trip Leader: Sharee James
October 16-25th, 2013
Revealing the REAL You – Journey to the Pyramid of the Sun
Teotihuacan, Mexico – LAST CALL!
Trip Leader: Brandt Morgan
October 18-24th, 2013 (email us ASAP if you’re interested)
Oneness Awakening Wild Dolphin Trip
Bimini, Caribbean – LAST CALL!
Trip Leader: Joe Noonan
October 21-25th, 2013
NEXT: As always, I want to make sure that Journeys of the Spirit is meeting your spiritual travel needs.
So I am asking for YOUR help. If you did not take a moment to fill out our survey yet – PLEASE help us by doing so today. I know you’re busy – but it would be so appreciated if you could do me this favor. 🙂
CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY –> www.journeysofthespirit.com/travel-survey/
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.
Uxmal was a university of sacred spirituality and cosmic harmony whose information is stored in the stones ready for us to access and embody.
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!
THE ONE AND ONLY YOU
Most of us think we are our bodies, minds, emotions, and personalities. But who you really are has nothing to do with your personal history or who you think you are. The real you exists mainly in the absence of thought. The real you permeates your mind and body, but it is neither. It contains all things, but it is no thing. The real you is vast, formless, and forever.
Yet at the same time, it is not void or empty; it is brimming with light, love, and joy. It is a great, living mystery. It is the very source of life and all Creation. The real you, your authentic self, is the no-thing that gives rise to everything. It is the ocean of consciousness. It is pure awareness beyond form.
THE REAL YOU SEES, HEARS, AND FEELS THROUGH YOUR BODY, but it is not your body. Your body is contained within it, and so is everything else. To the real you, your body is mainly a tool of perception, like a pair of 3-D glasses you might put on at the movies. Through our human senses, forms appear separate from one another, but we are not separate from anything.
At the level of the real you, you are one with all Creation. In fact, the entire universe and everything in it is only one thing—one grand, omniscient being that has magically and magnificently projected itself into trillions of different forms. Your personal body-mind is one of those forms. You are a human, but you are also the universe. Using a common metaphor, you are the drop, but you are also the ocean.
JUST IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT. . . . that you are looking up at the stars and the night sky when a wise sorcerer waves a magic wand and your perception suddenly turns inside-out. Now, instead of seeing the universe through the eyes of a human, you are seeing a human through the eyes of the universe. Imagine that you are the universal life force itself, the loving space between the stars.
Imagine that you are pure, vibrant awareness; that with your love you created all things; that you have seen an infinity of worlds blaze into existence, spin across the screen of time, and dissolve back into empty space; and that over the eons your greatest joy has been to express and experience yourself through all your varied creations.
IMAGINE THAT YOU ARE THE FORMLESS SPACE between the stars, but that for the fun of it you decided to project yourself into all the forms you created. Imagine you are inside the body of the human being who is reading these words right now, but that you see it more as a costume you slip into each day so that you can interact with other humans—all of whom are also you in disguise.
Imagine you are also alive inside every animal, rock, tree, and blade of grass, experiencing through their perspectives. Imagine that you are life itself watching a movie that you wrote, directed, and produced. Imagine for just a moment that you are the all-that-is experiencing itself through the thoughts, feelings, and senses of a human being.
DO YOU NOTICE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO THIS? How can you get worried or anxious when you know it’s just a movie? How can you take anything personally if you know you’re not really a separate person? How can you be afraid of dying when you know you’re immortal? How can you get worked up about life when you are life? How can you not enjoy life if you know you are life?
THAT IS THE MAGIC OF THE REAL YOU. The ocean of consciousness is waiting to wake up inside you. When it does, it comes alive and rejoices everywhere, and it stretches to the depths and ends of the universe. There is a part of you in every galaxy, every teacup, every blade of grass. The real you is always and everywhere, one with the one and only One.
At the deepest level, we are all life experiencing itself through human thought and emotion, life dancing and playing and smiling at the myriad faces of itself, life delighting in its own creation. When you realize that truth, what’s left to do but enjoy it?
Blessings, Brandt Morgan
BRANDT MORGAN is a Toltec Mentor trained by don Miguel Ruiz, author of the bestselling book, The Four Agreements. He is also a co-author of The Toltec Agreements Game, available in French and soon to be published in English, and the creator of Vision Walk, a simple meditation process that makes it possible to answer questions and solve problems in minutes by fusing with the wisdom of the heart. Brandt’s passion is helping people live their greatest dreams by reclaiming the power of their authentic selves. He offers Toltec apprenticeships and self-discovery workshops in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as well as power journeys around the world.
Registration is open for Brandt’s: Revealing the REAL You! journey to Teotihuacan, Mexico – October 18-24th. Email me immediately if you are interested.
PS: During this magical trip, you’ll pull back the curtains of illusion to discover the glittering diamond at the core of your being, the one you’ve always been searching for: the real you. **This will be a bi-lingual trip with English and French being spoken. Trip cost: $1,250 USD/950 Euros double occupancy, all meals included.
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
The Clarity + Heart Women’s Retreat
Uxmal, Yucatan – LAST CALL!!
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.