When one door closes, another opens

March 8th, 2015 in Blog

I’m coming to you today to talk about the idea of how when one door closes, another opens. In my own life, I’ve just had the most amazing experience of that. It’s so fascinating to me how in an instant our lives can be transformed. I’ve had that experience twice now in the past 6 months. I was in the middle of a situation where I thought I had lost an opportunity I was telling myself was something I wanted very badly. In the letting go, something else showed up, almost instantaneously. Something that looks like it will be an even more wonderful and delicious opportunity than the first one could ever have been. And the second opportunity could never have shown up if I hadn’t let go of the first one.

Alexander Graham Bell said:
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

Oh gosh! How many times have we done that (myself included)? I’m here to tell you that living a life with any regrets is so counter productive and so not worth the time and energy. Regretting that we didn’t have “good” parents, that we “should” have done something differently, that we didn’t go to the “right” school, that we married the “wrong” person, constantly lamenting “if only…” Think of the energy you could use on manifesting something wonderful (and probably even better) if you weren’t wasting the energy on your regrets.

Regret is just another form of not being present in our lives. The truth is, everything that happens is supposed to happen and we are the ones creating it and bringing it into our lives. Everything is coming to us for the spiritual insights it carries and fulfilling soul contracts and agreements that are in our highest good. That’s either true all the time or it’s never true. It may be difficult for us to see that when we’re in the middle of something, but in my own life, just having that awareness has pulled me through many a stormy sea. And it did it again this time and carried me safely to the shore. We are so protected and so taken care of, but often we just can’t see that.

It’s so interesting to me that when we’re open to it, the Universe will send us some pretty amazing stuff. When we look back, we can see the synchronicity and perfection in all of it. A chance meeting, a (seemingly) casual conversation, being in the right place at the right time. For me, that seems to happen a lot on plane rides, which is wonderful since I travel so much and take so many plane rides! And the really funny thing is, I wasn’t supposed to be on this last plane ride, it got switched around at the last minute. A coincidence? I don’t think so.

So if you have any regrets in your life, I would invite you to man up and put your big girl panties on and stop whining. I hope that doesn’t sound too brutal, especially if you are in the middle of some painful experience. If you can look at what you’re telling yourself and what you’re afraid of, many times you’ll find that what you’re telling yourself simply isn’t true and the thing you’re most afraid of isn’t even going to happen. If something is happening that is difficult and painful, start to look for the glimmers of the gold that is there for you. It may be difficult, but I promise you it’s there.

In my own life, the worst thing that has ever happened to me was the death of my mother when I was only 26 (and she was only 51). Her birthday was this past week (March 3), so she’s really been on my mind and I’ve really felt her presence. Even after all these years, I still miss talking to her and being with her; she was the kindest person I’ve ever known. When she died, if someone had said to me that this was a gift, I would have smacked them. But looking back, there have been huge gifts that have come from that. It started me on my spiritual path in a very direct way, my very German family finally started saying “I love you” to each other, and it opened the door to me having a really wonderful relationship with my father. It took me many years to see the gifts in her passing, but they are most assuredly there. I see now that it was one of the most important turning points of my life.

I found another quote about this that I love:

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”.

I know that this is true and the past 6 months have proven it to me again. So I say, “Universe, bring it on!”

If you don’t feel that way, if you’re finding that regret is a part of your life, I want to invite you to come to Sedona and do something about it. You CAN do something about it. Regret and the other (so called) negative emotions (fear, anxiety, angst, feeling like your life is out of control) are just indicators of disconnection and energetic blocks. Those blocks can be broken up and removed and you can come back into connection on all the levels — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. And when you do that, your life starts feeling really good.

What we do here at Sedona Soul Adventures is exactly that — we identify the energetic blocks and gunk that are holding you back, remove them and move you back into connection. This month marks the beginning of our 13th year of doing this work and the transformations that happen here as a result still stun and amaze me, even after all these years and the thousands of people who have come here to do this work.

How do we do it? We spend a lot of time talking with you before you come (or both of you if it’s a couple) and really identify what’s going on with you and what is needed. We then custom design your retreat where you’ll be working one-on-one (not in a group) with our master practitioners (we have over 40!) who are the most experienced and amazing practitioners in Sedona. When you combine our custom approach, the incredible practitioners and the transformational energy of Sedona, the results are almost unbelievable.

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.

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Danielle says her life has been “transformed beyond measure” by her Sedona Soul Adventure

“This experience has been hands down the trip of my life. Every healer that I worked with came from a place of utmost integrity. I feel so blessed to have been surrounded by so many ego-less, uplifting, and loving people. My life and I have been transformed beyond measure.”

Danielle F., Winter Garden, Florida

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Solstice at Machu Picchu – Come to Peru with Debra and Jorge June 17-30

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Can you imagine doing ceremony at Machu Picchu on the Solstice? Have you always dreamed of being in this sacred place? Imagine the joy and excitement of traveling with other like minded adventurers as we journey with our shaman and guide, Jorge Luis Delgado. Just being in Jorge’s presence for 2 weeks and absorbing his teachings is life changing. See Peru the way it is meant to be seen, through conscious travel and through the eyes of the shaman. And I’m there too, so you know it will be loads of fun! We handle all the details so you can completely immerse yourself in the experience. Click here for all the information on pricing, our incredible Itinerary and a beautiful photo gallery of past trips.

“Every aspect of the Peru trip was a 10! Both Jorge and Debra helped guide me through spiritual healing that has been needed to free my mind and spirit from past resentments, fears and pain. All of the ceremonies were beautiful and enlightening. I have been home for a week and my family has made comments about how happy I seem. I really am – I feel so much better! I look forward to taking what I’ve learned on this trip from not only Debra and Jorge, but also from the others in our group. I formed friendships during this trip that I know will last a very long time.”

Stephanie Springel

If you have any questions or are even thinking about going on this amazing journey, send me an email at Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com or better yet, give me a call me at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada) or for our friends outside the US and Canada call us direct at 01-928/204-5988. Give me a call, I love talking about Peru!

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If you’re finding that regret is a part of your life, I want to invite you to come to Sedona and do something about it. You CAN do something about it. Regret and the other (so called) negative emotions (fear, anxiety, angst, feeling like your life is out of control) are just indicators of disconnection and energetic blocks. Those blocks can be broken up and removed and you can come back into connection on all the levels — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. And when you do that, your life starts feeling really good.

What we do here at Sedona Soul Adventures is exactly that — we identify the energetic blocks and gunk that are holding you back, remove them and move you back into connection. This month marks the beginning of our 13th year of doing this work and the transformations that happen here as a result still stun and amaze me, even after all these years and the thousands of people who have come here to do this work.

How do we do it? We spend a lot of time talking with you before you come (or both of you if it’s a couple) and really identify what’s going on with you and what is needed. We then custom design your retreat where you’ll be working one-on-one (not in a group) with our master practitioners (we have over 40!) who are the most experienced and amazing practitioners in Sedona. When you combine our custom approach, the incredible practitioners and the transformational energy of Sedona, the results are almost unbelievable.

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.

Wishing you a week filled with joy and hope,
Debra Stangl, Founder

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