ABOUT JOURNEYS OF THE SPIRIT® & SHERI
Journeys of the Spirit® is the joyful creation of Sheri Rosenthal DPM. Sheri and her team of inspiring teachers and guides are committed to making JOTS® the premier travel company for transformational, soul-stirring and awe-inspiring spiritual journeys and retreats!
My personal adventure began in 1998 when I was going through a challenging time in my life. I realized on some level that I had never been truly happy.
Although I changed: husbands (twice), cities (five moves), podiatric practices (three different offices) and friends (should we go there?), I still had no real joy in my life.
A leap of faith was the last resort – I sold my practice, boy-friend (only kidding), and home – and closed the surgical residency program I was director of (yes, that was a pretty big deal – and yes, the medical community thought I was nuts).
During this time I received a copy of don Miguel Ruiz’s NY Times best-selling book (“The Four Agreements®”) and decided to go on one of his spiritual journeys to the sacred site of Teotihuacán. The journey was profound – I discovered there wasn’t anything outside of myself that needed changing at all – instead it was what I believed about myself and my world that needed work.
It was the first time I realized my pain stemmed from my basic lack of self-love and limiting beliefs. As a result of that journey, I became a student of don Miguel Ruiz for 8 years and later a teacher of this enlightening work that even Oprah was fond of.
From 2000 to 2002 I had the privilege to design and run don Miguel Ruiz’s spiritual journeys and retreats. It was a fantastic opportunity to wander around the world and learn the travel business at the same time inspiring me to give birth to Journeys of the Spirit® in 2003 (and JOTS® Luxury Travel in 2011).
As a journey leader for many years now, I have watched people travel to the ends of the earth only to realize that the most profound part of their journey was the internal one – a mysterious adventure of self-discovery that would change their perspective and life forever, and open their heart deeply.
I believe that experiential travel is awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, heart-opening, and above of all, life-changing. It’s my passion here at JOTS® to design itineraries that allow us to touch the hearts of others, interact, learn, expand our consciousness, and grow from our connections with other cultures and people. For me, this is the only way we can truly understand and have compassion for others, and in the end, create a peace-filled world.
Perhaps you feel the same way too…
So what do I do now ?
Our trips are categorized by region, month and type of experience – so go ahead and pick a journey or retreat that resonates with you and join us! See the box on the right? –>
It doesn’t matter if this is your first trip – you don’t need to read any books or have had any spiritual experiences (other than being human)!
Feel free to ring me (Sheri) with any questions at 727-421-0849 and I’ll help you find the perfect adventure for you!
Want to see all the trips we’re having this year at a glance?
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
~ Mark Jenkins