Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter September 17th, 2014
WHAT’S NEW? For those of you who LOVE The Four Agreements!
You will acquire self-mastery in three major steps:
- Awareness: Become aware of the negative agreements ruling your life since childhood.
- Transformation: The wisdom of the Five Agreements frees you from all self-limiting beliefs, replaced by freewill.
- Intent: You progress towards life mastery to manifest freedom and express your inner power.
Play this game so that your Awareness and your Intent are in agreement with the best of yourself! You can get more info here!
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
Unleashing Your Power, Purpose & Audacious Success!
Oct 22-26th, 2014 (this is a date change!)
Is your soul calling for a new direction and plan in your life? Do you feel the need for a serious renovation of your mindset and limiting beliefs? Ready to let go of that mental baggage you’ve been carrying around? Does it seem like you’re sabotaging your career or life in some way? Do you feel like you’re at a crossroad in your life and need to make a change?
If so, now’s the time to embrace the success you’ve been dreaming of, create or uplevel the business that is your true passion and purpose, and design the lifestyle that truly makes your heart sing. Now’s the time to let go of anything that’s in the way of making that audacious life a reality!
We’ll spend 3 intense days exploring and moving through the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon using the lay of the land to support our process work. A critical component of this trip will be time spent working in group and individually.
Truly the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon are two of the most amazing sacred structures in the world – pyramids designed to focus and transform energy and light. You can’t help but feel the energy here vibrating within your body as you explore the land! And that energy is perfect to support our personal growth and development. And it’s perfect for illuminating the things that have been preventing us from expressing ourselves fully and authentically in this lifetime.
Trip investment: $1795 per person double occupancy, all meals included for this co-ed journey. Watch the video by clicking the picture to learn more!
To Retreat or To Renounce – That is the Question!
Leave everything as it is and rest your weary mind
~ Dzogchen teaching
Let’s take a close look at these two words – retreat and renounce. One conjures up an almost spa-like atmosphere, while the other has connotations of deprivation and isolation. Both perceptions are a bit off the mark and, actually, I believe retreating and renouncing are mutually beneficial and essential to spiritual awakening and renewal.
To retreat is to take time away from your ordinary life to whatever end you intend (relaxation, refocusing, energizing). In a spiritual sense, to retreat is to go to a place of quiet, safety, and seclusion in order to nourish our inner life of spirit. It’s a time to allow peace and calm to rule the day, a time to allow the body to wind down, the mind to quieten, and our deepest feelings to arise.
Spiritual retreat is about getting still, mentally and physically, for a prolonged period of time, in order to allow our feelings to open. Retreat takes us to the light and the shadow places of our emotions and gives us the time and space to deal with them.
Spirit speaks to us when we stop and let go. This is the heart of retreat.
And speaking of letting go…
“Renunciation is not about pushing something away, it is about letting go. It’s facing the fact that certain things cause us pain, and they cause other people pain. Renunciation is a commitment to let go of things that create suffering. It is the intention to stop hurting ourselves and others.”
~ Noah Levine, Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries
It’s true that some people renounce all of worldly life and move into a cave for the remainder of their lives. This is a profound spiritual path, but it’s only one facet of renunciation.
Renunciation, much like retreat, is as much a state of mind as a tangible action.
By taking the time to distance yourself far enough and long enough on a retreat, you are making a commitment to a deeper journey. Simultaneously renouncing thoughts that no longer serve you, actions that do not demonstrate your higher self, attachments that hold you back, and self-interests that keep you from connecting to others and to the divine, you impact the power of that commitment.
Renounce what holds you back from spiritual awakening. Renounce with the spirit of really and truly learning something about yourself.
We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world.
~ Joseph Campbell
Spirit speaks to us when we stop and let go of ordinary concerns.
Sometimes, it is simply too hard to hear God’s voice above the din of our hectic lives. To walk the spiritual path, the decision to take time for your inner life is key. Stepping away from life, renouncing all that no longer serves you, and giving undivided attention to your higher spiritual self allows you to awaken to the presence of God in your daily life.
Blessings & love, Lisa Tully
If you’re ready to take to step out on a special spiritual adventure of the heart – join Lisa & Sheri in Bhutan December 7- 18th for their Mastering the Buddha Nature Within journey!
OUR UPCOMING JOURNEYS
~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~
The Spirit of the Ancient Etruscans
Trip Leaders: Cameron + Glenn Broughton
Sept 25-Oct 2, 2014 – Pre & Post trip extensions to Venice + Florence
The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Trip Leader: Anne Gordon de Barrigón
Multiple dates: Sept 28-Oct 3, 2014
~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~
Awaken your Creative Spirit Through Art, Ceremony & Meditation
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes + Jill Segal
October 15-25th, 2014
Unleashing Your Power, Purpose & Audacious Success!
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Oct 22-26th, 2014 (DATE CHANGE!)
Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas
Trip Leader: Sharee James
October 22-31st, 2014
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
Take Your Power Back Now! Women’s Retreat
Trip Leaders: Vanessa Simpkins + Melissa Macky
Nov 9-16th, 2014
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.