I got the most beautiful message on Facebook last week from Cyndi Ambriz, who came to do her first Sedona Soul Adventures retreat in 2002! During our very first year of doing retreats, 13 years ago! Cyndi posted on Facebook:
“I used to think working in a law firm I couldn’t be spiritual. That being “spiritual” was something I did after hours and on the weekends. The first bit of great advice I received was from Debra during a retreat in Sedona. She said “bloom where you are planted.” That was back in 2002.
That shifted everything for me. I began walking down the halls looking for the presence of God, seeing IT in the people I work with and working with ITS laws.
My experience at work transformed and I was now being used by Spirit. Being spiritual is my full time gig and no job is too small for God to use. Bloom where you are planted.”
Since that time, Cyndi has come back to Sedona to do more retreats and she also went to Egypt with me. She’s so beautiful and exotic looking, that the Egyptians thought she was Egyptian!
I wrote to her after I saw this beautiful message, thanking her for her beautiful words and asking about her work. Because in the past few years, Cyndi has become a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner through the very famous Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles (Michael Beckwith is their amazing pastor). She is still working at the law firm and she is bringing much needed light and consciousness to an area that really needs it. Cyndi wrote back:
“I am seeing clients now and the core of my practice is spiritual counseling. I am an “Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner.” The course of study is New Thought Ageless Wisdom and it is pretty inclusive of great mystics, ancient traditions, and New Thought.
I am loving what I get to do now and it has been quite the journey. Thank you sooooo much Debra for helping me become and prepare myself for this amazing life. I know it will only continue to expand and there is nothing more gratifying to me than being of service.
And now it turns out, Cyndi is coming to Sedona again in a few months and this time she’s bringing her boyfriend! I can’t wait to take them out to dinner!
I love the idea of “Bloom Where You’re Planted”. We can’t always control everything in our lives, there are situations in different areas of our lives that may not be to our liking. The one thing we can control is how we react to them. We may not live in the place of our dreams because we have a job that is located in a particular place. We might not love our job or feel that it is our life purpose, but you can certainly know that, at least for right now, this is where you’re supposed to be. You may not be crazy about your mother-in-law, but you can decide now to have a better relationship with her and take steps to make that happen.
It’s all about dropping the resistance to what is. If you don’t like where you’re living, you have two choices — move somewhere else, or decide to get happy and excited about where you live.
If you don’t like your job — either decide to get happy about it or start to take steps toward doing something else.
If you are having problems in a relationship — you need to do something about it.
I know it’s easier said than done, but the alternative is to live a life of regret and disappointment. I promise you, at the end of your life, that’s not what you want.
You can bloom wherever and however you’re planted. Right now, you can make that choice. Are you going to bloom? Or are you going to wither and die?
If you find you can’t just flip on the switch and start blooming, I want to invite you to come to Sedona and do like Cyndi did, do a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat. We can help you bloom — we’ll dig out the mud and gunk that are holding you back and we’ll help you plant the seeds of your new life and give you tools that will continue the growth process. We want you (and your life and your relationship) to bloom!
Click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 01 928-204-5988 or click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. They will talk to you (or both of you if it’s a couple) and in that deep conversation, they’ll figure out the blocks that are holding you back and design a retreat that will bring you into the life and relationship you’re craving
Wishing you a week filled with many blossoms,
Debra Stangl / Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
Connect with 5 Balinese healers (Balians) during our amazing Bali Sacred Spirit Tour, Sept. 12-25
In addition to seeing the amazing temples, visiting with artisans of all different types of art and dance, doing meditations, gentle yoga, staying in fabulous hotels, and eating fantastic food, another one of the most wonderful parts of our Bali Sacred Spirit Tour is that you’ll get to connect with 5 amazing balians. Balians are Balinese healers who are steeped in ancient traditions of healing, including energetic clearing, chakra balancing, bone knitting, removal of entities, ceremonial healing and hands on healing. We’ve seen some pretty amazing things happen over the years. You’ll also meet with and receive a blessing from Ketut Liyer, the balinese holy man who was Elizabeth Gilbert’s teacher in Eat, Pray, Love. Join us! Click here to download a brochure that has all the information (including pricing) or Click here to read about everything on our web site.
“My sacred journey to Bali with Sedona Soul Adventures was nothing short of miraculous.” – Debra Bradford