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Dear Friends,

WHAT’S NEW? Five Things I MUST Share With You! So many exciting things are going on at Journeys of the Spirit® in anticipation of 2012 and I want to make sure you take advantage of everything that we have to offer.


1 – If you have a question on your mind – why not ask me? If I choose your question to answer on video – I will send you a free copy of my Banish Mind Spam book! So let’s have some fun!

2 – I had a great time connecting with all of you who participated in my free 15 minute Fear-Buster calls. I am going to be offering another round of them again soon – so remember to open your newsletters so that you don’t miss out!

3 – JOTS is going to have a new home page very soon. Easier to navigate, fun to interact with. Keep your eyes open for it!

4 – 2012! Traveling to worldwide sacred sites is a BIG DEAL deal for next year. If you want to join us, I suggest taking time to decide about your vacation time NOW. Many of our trips – especially the ones in November and December of 2012 – already have folks signed up with deposits and they are going to fill fast! (Lake Atitlan, Guatemala Yoga Retreat, Bhutan, Chichen Itza, & the Uxmal ruins in the Mayan Yucatan) So don’t be left out!

5 – Our line-up for 2012! If you ever need to know what we are offering for the year simply go to our “Trips at a Glance” webpage.


If you intend to join us for our Colorado Women’s Retreat OR our
Havasupai Falls Journey please let me know ASAP
as there are only a couple of spots available!

Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal

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

Picture of 2012 thanks to Rachael Towne
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PALENQUE, MEXICO: A Shamanic Portal to 2012 – Dec 8-13th

Are you looking to…

  • Let go of the old paradigms in your life that no longer serve you?
  • Integrate the underworld of your psyche, middle kingdom of your life, and upper world of your divine consciousness?
  • Celebrate the birth of a new world vision for 2012?
  • Experience the powerful Mayan sacred sites of Palenque & Tonina?
  • Connect with your instinctual Shamanic energies & totem animal spirit guides?


Join Toltec Shamans Fu-Ding Cheng and Linda Jacobson for a powerful spiritual journey to 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.

The 2011 trip cost is: $2297.00 USD double occupancy, most meals included (early bird special!) Sign-up by September 1st – the trip price is going up to $2597.00! Details for Palenque here!

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~Moving from Me To We: Self-Realization Through Service~

David Ault

David Ault

Join join New Thought Minister, singer, and author, Rev David Ault and I – Thursday, August 25th at 8:30 p.m. Eastern / 5:30 p.m. Pacific for a wonderful teleclass on: Moving from Me To We: Self-Realization Through Service.

Many people are feeling the call to do more in regards to world service and there is a great sense of personal meaning that comes with Voluntouring. That’s right Voluntouring! – a term that describes how individuals can tour some of the most majestic and spiritual sites in the world AND also make a contribution to the locals there.

Rev. David will be sharing with you details about his upcoming event: Ankor Wat, Cambodia: Unconditional Love in Action – Jan 30-Feb 9th, 2012, and how you can join him on an amazing trip of healing, service, and self-realization!

–> SIGN UP NOW and get your recording!

~How to Find Your Peace in a Sea of Uncertainty!~

Fu-Ding Cheng

Fu-Ding Cheng

Join join renowned author, shaman & artist Fu-Ding Cheng and shaman-ess, artist, & teacher Linda Jacobson and I on Thursday, September 1st (date change!!) at 8:30pm eastern, 5:30pm pacific time for a wonderful teleclass on: How to Find Your Peace in a Sea of Uncertainty!

Linda and Fu-Ding believe: We don’t have control over the madness of the world, but we have infinite control over how we choose to react to it! By the end of this call you will have a deeper understanding of how you can feel comfortable in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. (Linda & Fu-Ding are facilitating the Palenque, Mexico: A Shamanic Portal to 2012 – Dec 8-13th.)

–> SIGN UP NOW and get your recording!

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Mojo Makeover

LADIES! Are you fantasizing about a life where you no longer doubt yourself, no longer feel small and insignificant, and no longer stand for other people’s poor behavior towards you? My friend, Deborah Kagan, is offering her “MOJO Makeover” Home Study Course where you’ll acquire strategies, skills, and techniques for reclaiming your confidence, owning your power as a woman, and feel good in your own skin. It’s fabulous ladies and please tell her I sent you!


COSTA RICA – El Silencio Lodge & Spa

El Silencio, Costa Rica

Even though it’s still summertime – I always have in the back of my mind a place where I can escape to when the weather turns cold and damp here in Vancouver!

For me, Costa Rica is one of those perfect locations. Hidden in the tropical cloud forest of the highlands is the El Silencio Lodge & Spa – perfect for a wintery escape! Silencio in Spanish means “silence,” and that is what awaits you during your stay in this magical place. Whether you are looking for a relaxation getaway, an immersive retreat for nature lovers or even a wellness retreat – you’ll find it here.

El Silencio, Costa Rica

Sixteen upscale cottage suites are interspersed in a tiered layout creating the perfect place to be. Imagine yourself sitting out on your deck with the soothing sounds of the jungle and your favorite book in hand or a relaxing bath in your own outdoor circular whirlpool (every suite has one).

It’s true that you could spend your time just relaxing doing yoga and meditation – but if you’re an activity junkie you’ll need to stay for at least a week to do all this resort has to offer. Start with hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, then try zip lining and white water rafting, and then follow that up with a mellow horseback riding excursion.

After a day of activities, enjoy one of the many wonderful treatments in the hotel’s nature-immersed spa using some of Costa Rica’s best natural healing ingredients. Their menu includes various massages (Swedish and Thai), body wraps, aromatherapy, yoga, and combination treatments: like acupressure with simultaneous deep-breathing exercises. Your body will thank you for sure!

El Silencio, Costa Rica

In the calm of the evening enjoy one of their mouth-watering home cooked meals, carefully prepared and served in the lodge’s Las Ventanas Restaurant. All meals are made with local ingredients, and their on-property garden supplies most of the organic herbs and vegetables.

Whatever you do at the El Silencio Lodge & Spa, it will be a reviving experience for every part of your being and sure to give you a fresh outlook. If you are inspired to spend time in a calm, serene environment, please feel free to call me with questions or if you would like me to create another inspiring journey for you.

Blessings & love, Ales Stuna, Director of Custom Travel Sevices.

Pictures thanks to El Silencio Lodge.
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Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Sept 20-26th, 2011

DOLORES, CO: Revolution! Intuitive Awareness & Communication Retreat LAST CALL!
Trip Leader: Kathy Knowles & Joy Valenti Kochmer
Sept 24-28th, 2011


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

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

DAY OF THE DEAD: Oaxaca Mexico: A Celebration of Life!
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Oct 29th-Nov 6th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)


MAYAN RIVIERA: Prayer Beads & Altars
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal & Kathy Benson
Nov 9-15th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)


TULUM, MEXICO: Atmananda Yoga Retreat NEW!
Trip Leaders: Jhon Tamayo
Dec 3-10th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)

PALENQUE, MEXICO: A Shamanic Portal to 2012
Trip Leaders: Fu-Ding Cheng & Linda Jacobson
Dec 8-13th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)


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


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

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