Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter September 25th, 2013
WHAT’S NEW? Yes, I Need YOUR Help!
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.
Please take a moment to answer a travel survey on the website so I know where you want to go in 2014!
I know you are 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: Uxmal, Yucatan
November 9-16th, 2013
LAST CALL LADIES!
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 inspirational speaker and author Sheri Rosenthal and New Thought teacher 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.
Our focus will be on the aspects of spiritual nourishment and clarity in our lives:
- HEART (Empower)
Self-love. Spirituality. Rejuvenation. Inspiration. Philanthropy.
Key question: “How can I nourish my heart & soul — every single day?”
- CLARITY (Enlighten)
Beliefs. Limiting agreements. Perspectives. Internal dialogue. Your point of view.
Key question: “Do I have an aerial view of my life — or just a narrow perspective?”
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!
We’ll be staying at the 5 star Lodge at Uxmal located at the very entrance to the Archaeological Park in the mist of the sacred energy of this magnificent site in the Puuc Hills.
Wonderful spa services are available to relax, be pampered and rejuvenated. Enjoy regional cooking and a wonderful terrace bar where you can relax under the stars in the magnificent shadow of the ruins.
Trip cost: $2995 USD per person double occupancy, all meals. Details for Uxmal here!
Declaring Your Heart’s Desire
Long before The Four Agreements was published, bestselling author and Toltec master don Miguel Ruiz would often hear people say, “Your teachings are so beautiful, Miguel. You should write a book!” To which Miguel would answer quietly with a smile, “I will write a book when a publisher comes to me.”
Was this egotism? Not at all; it was patience. It was alignment. Miguel was waiting for a sign. That sign finally arrived when he was introduced to an American publisher on a power journey in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The next day, Miguel took the publisher to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, where he performed a short, simple ceremony, saying, “Now we’re going to write a beautiful book, and it is going to go all over the world!”
Was this the voice of pride? Not at all. It was the voice of pure intent. Miguel spoke quietly, with authority and conviction. But his was more than the voice of a “normal” human being. At the moment the words were spoken, the man was a mouthpiece for the spirit of love.
And the answer from the universe? Thy will be done! Since its publication fifteen years ago, The Four Agreements has been translated into thirty-six languages and sold more than seven million copies worldwide. No sooner than the words were spoken, Miguel’s declaration took on a life of its own, and over the years it has flowered into a magnificent gift to humanity.
What is your gift to humanity? What is your declaration? What is the statement of life that wants to burst forth from your lips? If it hasn’t emerged already, it has probably been nudging you for years, kicking like a baby waiting to be born. It is the very reason you are here. Just look inside your heart. You can feel it if you focus and let go. Spend some time in the silence and you will hear it calling, beyond all the distractions of daily life. It’s a current. It’s a feeling. It’s a river of love. Let it come and take you.
After you have identified your heart’s desire, ask, “Now, how can I make it real?” Whatever blocks you find may be only minor distractions, and they can be easy to dispel. Just take a few slow, deep breaths. As you let them out, release everything but the present moment, this nick of time, and go into the emptiness of your eternal being. From that space, ask the question: “What needs to be done?” Then do it.
Start with a declaration. State your intent boldly to the universe, as the creator you are: “I am going to write a beautiful book.” “I am going to live a beautiful life.” Or whatever is in your heart. Then take action. Any action, however small, will get the wheels turning and affirm to the universe that you mean business.
When you are aligned like this, you draw the attention of unseen forces. You program your subconscious to work overtime. You attract unseen allies. You set up conditions and coincidences you could never have imagined. It’s exciting and unpredictable. It’s surprising and uncontrollable. But that’s half the fun. Don’t focus on controlling. Don’t focus on clearing. Don’t focus on trying. Just do it. Allow the passion of your dream’s destiny to thunder into your life like a roiling flash flood.
“Now we’re going to write a beautiful book, and it is going to go all over the world!” Feel the audacity of it. Let your declaration go out in all directions, just like Miguel’s. Let your voice be aligned with life, the force of creation. As you do, know that you are lighting a fuse, igniting a flame, setting in motion a chain reaction that will draw to you like a magnet all the resources you could ever need.
Finally, as you send your declaration out, allow yourself to feel the power and beauty—and yes, the humility—of it all. You are riding the crest of an enormous wave, and its arrival is assured. This is You. This is magic. This is Life with a capital “L.”
Are you ready for the ride of your life? Don’t believe me. Don’t believe anyone—especially anyone who says you can’t. Just do 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.
~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~
A Spontaneous Café Real Food Peru Adventure
Peru – LAST CALL!
Trip Leader: Carol Cumes + Chef Mateo
Oct 4-11th, 2013 (please contact Sheri for booking this trip rather than Willka T’ika)
The Heart Wisdom of Whales & Wild Dolphins
Trip Leader: Anne Gordon de Barrigón
Various 5-day itineraries running from: Oct 6-Oct 11th, 2013
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
Teotihuacan, Mexico – NEW!
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
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
The Clarity + Heart 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
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.