HAPPY NEW YEAR! HOW CAN YOU MAKE 2014 BE THE BEST YEAR EVER?
Another year is in the books, and you’re likely taking stock of your life. As you do a mental year in review, and visualize what you want to accomplish in the New Year, be mindful that the present moment is where your true power resides.
Rather than make a long list of resolutions, set your intentions and let go. True power lies in releasing resistance and allowing the Universe to do its thing. You have to accept the way things are before you can move on. The past is already over. The future hasn’t happened. To live an awakened life, you must remain present in the reality of the now.
Everything that happens in the Universe begins with intention. It’s the starting point of every dream, every goal, every deep desire dwelling in your soul. According to Wayne Dyer, author of “The Power of Intention,” his research suggests “intention is a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place.”
How can you apply the co-creating principles in daily life?
• Stop living from a place of fear, scarcity and separateness. Commitment to consciousness and action, emanating from your core of peace. Focus on soul goals, not head goals.
• Remember that each day offers a chance for a fresh start. Wake up and take a few minutes to check in with yourself: “What is my intention for today? Who will I be? What do I want to accomplish?”
• Use meditation to tap into the silence and stillness of pure consciousness. Plant your seeds of intention from a state of restful awareness and blissful contentment. Believe in the power of your higher self to manifest your deepest desires.
• Don’t try to control the outcome. Don’t listen to the voice of shame and self-judgment. Know your worth. Be specific and clear about what you want to create. Affirm how you want to be treated in a relationship, what you want to be paid for your work, and how you want to earn a living if you are contemplating a career change. Detach and trust the universe to handle the details in its own time and own way.
At Sedona Soul Adventures we can help you bring your intentions and dreams into reality. We specialize in empowering you to live an authentic life . All the answers you seek are available to you. Call now toll free 877-204-3664 or Click here and your Angel Guide will call you today!
And have a fabulous New Year!
WHAT IS A SEDONA SOUL ADVENTURE AND HOW CAN IT CHANGE MY LIFE (OR RELATIONSHIP?)
At Sedona Soul Adventures, we are masters at helping you to have the life (or have the relationship) you’ve always dreamed of. How are we able to do that? Because we custom design each retreat around YOU and what YOU want and what YOU need (or both of you if it’s a couple). We spend a lot of time connecting with you before you come to Sedona , really getting an idea of what’s going on, what’s happening and what you want to have happen. Then we custom design a retreat of one-on-one private sessions utilizing over 40 of Sedona’s most amazing healers and practitioners. Each session builds one upon the next, first removing the blocks that are holding you back and then moving you into connection on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. You receive the tools to maintain that connection after you return home, because when you are living in connection on all levels, your life becomes joyful and amazing. Sound too good to be true? Click here to read stories from some of the thousands of people whose lives (and relationships) have been forever transformed by their Sedona Soul Adventure.
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If you knew what could happen, you’d be calling right now.
We specialize in empowering you to live an authentic life . All the answers you seek are available to you. Spirit is always talking to us. God speaks through the wind, the waters, the rocks and the stars, but especially through the still small voice in our hearts. Call now toll free 877-204-3664 or Click here and your Angel Guide will call you today! They’ll put together a retreat that is custom designed just for you.
Still, there are some intentions that do require a plan of action and practical goal setting. For example, you can intend to lose weight, but it also requires lifestyle changes around diet and exercise. You can dream about going back to school or earning a degree, but it takes work, self-motivation and commitment to apply, find the financial resources, meet the degree requirements and graduate.
You can resolve to get out of debt, but it will not happen without effort on your part and learning to live on less than what you make.
I believe that effort and hard work is not necessary. Taking right action is what is necessary and that can sometimes look the same as hard work, it’s not coming from the same energy and doesn’t feel the same.
All the changes you want to make are achievable.
We don’t want people to change. We want them to connect with that Highest Part of themselves that is already there.
Like Sedona, Egypt offers soul adventurers a great opportunity to see amazing sites while connecting with the country’s ancient mysteries and incredible energies.
Before you book that winter beach vacation to Mexico or Hawaii, consider how a trip to Egypt could offer an escape while seeing some of the wonders of the world. There is still time to join us for the trip of a lifetime, Return to Egypt, February 17-March 2, 2014. Plus, right now is a great time to go because the crowds are sparse.
The British government has declared Egypt safe for travel, and Spain and other European countries have also lifted their travel advisories. In a recent article in the Sunday London Times, the author describes being virtually alone at the Great Sphinx of Giza. You can read the article at:
Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country, inhabited since the 10th millennium BC. Ancient civilizations constructed majestic monuments such as the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. Egypt’s rich cultural legacy, and the country’s warm hospitality, has made tourism a vital part of the economy. This is your chance to see the art and artifacts, spiritual monuments, cultural traditions and modern amenities of an area that has been the playground for emperors and kings for thousands of years.
World explorers, history buffs and spiritual seekers will be in heaven as the itinerary includes some of the country’s most popular tourist attractions:
• Enjoy private time inside the incredible Great Pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
• Relax during a five-night, 5 star Nile Cruise, with views of sites where ancient Egyptians lived and farmed
• See treasures of King Tut, the statues, the mummies and antiquities at the Cairo Museum
• Explore Valley of the Kings with private admission to the Tomb of Ramses VI, featuring amazing hieroglyphics and scenes of the afterlife, including one of Nut, the Goddess of the Sky
• Visit the Temple of Karnak, built over a period of over 1400 years, with some of the most amazing structures in all of Egypt
• Experience amazing ceremonies and meditations throughout the temples and tombs, including Temple of Hatsepshut and Temple of Philae (dedicated to the Goddess Isis)
This is your chance to safely tour Egypt with a group of like-minded spiritual travelers, visiting sacred places the typical tourist never sees. All the planning is on us, so you can focus on having spiritual awakenings and immersing yourself in the spectacular scenery and history.
Enjoy five-star accommodations, amazing ceremonies, and the very best that Egypt offers. The reservation deadline is Jan. 4 – so don’t delay! If you have any questions and would like to speak with your Tour Leader, Debra Stangl, please call Debra toll-free at 877-204-3664 or email her at [email protected]. Debra loves talking about Egypt!
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One of the best gifts you can give yourself – this Christmas, on your birthday, or any and every day of the year – is to embrace who you are. Accept who you are. Love who you are. And teach your children to do the same.
How do you finish this: I am _____?
They are two very powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality.
Do you constantly shame and blame yourself? Live a lie in hopes of impressing others? Worry if people like you? Do you suffer from a tendency to people please or second-guess yourself or feel used, unappreciated or like you give more in relationships than you get?
Most people want to be liked. It’s natural to want the approval of others, whether it’s your parent, your partner or your boss. But too often, people go to extremes to gain acceptance from others. This deep-rooted need for external validation may stem from a tumultuous childhood, a series of failed relationships, or a general sense of inadequacy over your appearance, weight or financial state.
Maybe a parent abandoned you, or you grew up in a critical environment, where there was a lot of chaos, conflict and yelling. Many people carry old wounds, hurts, and feelings of unworthiness from early childhood throughout their life. It’s very well likely you may have repeated the dynamic in a romantic relationship, attracting a verbally and mentally abusive partner or otherwise unavailable. You may be afraid people will leave if you go against their wishes or stand your ground. You may look for approval from people who have none to give because they don’t know how, or they hate themselves and want others to feel the same.
To live happily, to live in harmony, and to tap into your true essence, you need to release your extreme need for approval from others. These unmet needs and scars from your past give others control over your present and can prevent you from acting in your own best interest. They can keep you trapped in a cycle of looking for love in all the wrong places.
It may sound counterintuitive, but people respect your boundaries when you do. And you can give yourself all the love and approval you need. If you don’t know how, Sedona Soul Adventures can custom design a retreat that will uncover where you are stuck and release self-defeating beliefs. Call now toll free 877-204-3664 or Click here and your Angel Guide will call you today!
Each day is a new opportunity for growth and renewal. Live the life you want to live, and quit comparing it to others. Be your own best friend. Stop the madness of putting yourself down, and start affirming your awesomeness. As you increase your self-acceptance, you attract more happiness and radiate healthy self-esteem.
Hold yourself in high regard. Look in the mirror and smile. The person looking back at you is the only approval you need.
As discussed in the last blog, chronic stress elevates your blood pressure, triggers racing thoughts and agitation, and, especially in women, makes you hold onto fat. Left unchecked, prolonged stress also damages muscle tissue, suppresses the immune system, and impacts mental health. Chronic stress causes major damage to your body, health, moods, productivity and general quality of life.
The good news is you can control your stress levels simply by becoming more aware of your thoughts. You can slow your body’s stress processes down with deep breathing techniques, meditation and becoming more mindful. Changing your mindset is free – and key!
Research has shown that positive thinking is very powerful and raises your vibrational level, while negative thinking creates more negative thinking.
How can you increase your energy as well as boost your mood and keep stress at bay?
• Meditate. This involves quieting your mind and letting all thoughts pass without judgment. It is a state of thoughtless awareness – a state of profound, deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent, yet alert. It slows the excessive stress producing activity of the mind and the stress hormones released into the body. It enables you to focus on the present moment rather than ruminate on the past or future. Meditation is one of the most effective forms of stress reduction. Just 20 minutes a day will gradually change your vibrational set point to a higher frequency.
• Be happy. Do something that makes you happy and occupies your mind. Maybe it’s writing or reading, playing with your children, dancing or going to a movie, or taking a walk in nature. Happiness and joy vibrate at a much higher frequency than almost any other emotion. When you feel happy, you cannot also be depressed.
• Breathe. Breathing deeply and slowly – and consciously – takes your attention away from your thoughts. It slows your heart rate, brings oxygen to your brain and makes you aware of this life-giving activity.
• Take a nap. If you feel tired, rest. The body often gets compromised and sick after prolonged periods of inadequate rest. Make sleep a priority and try to follow a regular sleep schedule. When you sleep, you naturally return to a high vibrational state. Your body and mind get some relief from the heavy emotions and thoughts.
Beyond the above tips, managing stress comes down to good self-care habits – establish a sleep routine, watch your diet, and find time for regular exercise. The holidays can be hectic, but view any time off as a chance to relax, let go of a little control, and be present with your family or partner. Learn to laugh at yourself. Watch a funny movie and laugh with your kids, or take them ice skating or to see Christmas lights. Remember a Christmas tradition that speaks to your heart and honor it.
Maybe you have lost touch with yourself, always caring for others and putting their needs first. Sedona Soul Adventures will connect you to master teachers and healers ready to lead you to the heart of what matters. You will find solace in silence and hear the voice of your own soul calling you home. Call now toll free 877-204-3664 or Click here and your Angel Guide will call you today!
If life is 90 percent mental, and your thoughts help to create your reality, then it goes without saying that how you manage stress also impacts your health and overall quality of life.
Are you already stressing out about going home to visit family during the holidays, wondering if your gifts, clothes or car will measure up, or fretting over taking time off and falling behind at work?
The truth is: Nearly all of your stress is perceived. Yes, that’s right. Stress and its negative physical effects on the body result from your thoughts. Have you ever heard the saying: Perception is reality. Whatever you focus on expands. Imagine negativity as a magnet, drawing more to you if you go about your day feeling defeated, with a doom and gloom attitude. Wayne Dyer puts it another way: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Work, relationships, finances and health issues can all serve as stressors. But when you constantly ruminate over imaginary problems, get sucked into other people’s drama, focus on “what ifs,” and unnecessarily worry, your body stays in constant fight-or-flight mode. This releases cortisol and adrenaline. Every thought you have triggers a chemical reaction that goes out into your body. In essence, if you think something bad is happening in your life, whether it is or not, your body responds the same.
Stress reactions in the body heighten one’s awareness, increase alertness, and improve performance. It’s great for test-taking, emergencies and situations where you feel threatened. But, the long-term activation of the stress-response system – and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones – can disrupt almost all your body’s processes and lead to:
• Digestive problems
• Heart disease
• Sleep problems
• Weight gain
• Memory and concentration impairment
So the key to managing stress is learning to let go of what is out of your control – things like the weather, your overbearing mother, or what other people may or may not think of you. It starts by gaining awareness of your thoughts and living more deliberately. When you find yourself complaining or thinking the worst, stop and ask “Is this really happening to me? Is life really so bad?”
If you feel overwhelmed at work, think of ways to say no in a respectful manner or have an honest talk with your boss. If you know debt is hanging over your head, but you keep buying things you cannot afford, cut up your credit cards and stop doing it. If your family or friends tend to be naysayers or put you down, it might be time to limit your time with them, set healthy boundaries, or find more positive people to hang around.
Beyond feeling “stressed out,” maybe your body and mind are crying out for a well-deserved respite. Along with relaxation and rejuvenation, a customized Sedona Soul Adventure will connect you with some of the best spiritual practitioners ready to show you how to access the wisdom of your own body and soul. Call now toll free 877-204-3664 or Click here and your Angel Guide will call you today!
The spirit of Christmas is giving, miracles and magic.
Yet, it seems we forget that blessings and unexplained synchronicities can happen the rest of the year. Maybe a series of bad things happen. You lose your job. A relative gets ill. Your relationship is on the rocks. There are too many bills and not enough money to pay them. Negative thinking creeps in. Scarcity and fear become your focus. And before you know it, you are spending all of your time dwelling on what is wrong and whining and complaining to others.
Many of you have likely heard of the Law of Attraction – a concept based on the idea that everything is energy, vibrating at different frequencies. Like attracts like. Therefore, what you put out into the world will come back to you. What you believe you deserve and what you expect, you get. When you change your thoughts, you change your reality – and open up a whole new realm of possibility.
Studies also show negative thoughts and constant woe is me thinking lowers your energy level. Limiting beliefs, self-destructive behaviors and shaming attitudes lower your vibration even further. The lower your vibration goes, the less energy you have, and the worse you feel both physically and emotionally.
Here are some simple ways to open your heart and mind to the abundance of the Universe and the joy you long for:
• Keep a gratitude journal
• Live your life with purpose
• Surround yourself with like-minded people
• Visualize what you want to create
• Celebrate simple pleasures
• Don’t place limitations on yourself
• Dare to let life be great
• Trust that happiness can happen – and last
• Live the life you want for yourself, not the life others want for you
Raising your vibration moves you closer to who you really are. If you believe you deserve to have good things happen in your life, they will. Maintaining a positive attitude – and positive thoughts – is the key to manifesting the life of your dreams and giving you the momentum to make it happen. Daydream about what it looks like and believe you are worthy enough to receive it, and the right relationship, the right boss, or whatever you are hoping, for will come.
Often, when you’re consumed with worry, the real issue is with your neglected spiritual growth. A spiritual healing, removing energy blocks, or freeing yourself from old wounds may be necessary to reconnect with your true, childlike essence, and to believe you have the power to change your circumstances.
Sedona Soul Adventures helps facilitate your spiritual journey by planning customized spiritual retreats with Sedona’s best healers and spiritual counselors, so you can find your way back home to yourself. Call now toll free 877-204-3664 or Click here and your Angel Guide will call you today!
Trust that the Universe is conspiring for your highest good. Feel the floating of your soul, the laughter in your heart – and radiate inner joy this holiday season.
Trust yourself. Listen to the voice within.
You can describe intuition in many ways. Inner wisdom. An innate knowing. A still, small voice nudging you. Even God, or the Universe, or your Higher Self, speaking to you.
It sounds simple enough, but how do you really know when your Spirit/Life Source is trying to get your attention?
It can be hard to explain, especially when you are making a major life decision like a job change, a geographical move, or whether to marry or have kids. Learning to go with your gut can be particularly tricky when it comes to matters of the heart.
The message or answer can come through communing with nature, solitude, prayer, fasting, meditation and other mediums. Maybe it’s what led you to find Sedona Soul Adventures. Maybe you stumbled upon this website or blog. It is likely no accident. Maybe you have always wanted to visit Sedona on vacation, but it’s time to unearth your deepest desires, heal old wounds, come to terms with what is, and find your way back home to yourself.
Your logical mind can play tricks on you. So can your emotions. If you are really wrangling with a decision, tune into your body and its sensations. Do you feel pressure on your chest? Like you just got punched in the stomach? Queasiness in your gut? Pain? Fear? Anxiety? A fight or flight stress reaction?
If you are trying to force-fit something or manipulate someone to do or get what you want, there will be resistance from the other person and the Universe. It should not cause excessive worry and rumination and asking others if it’s the right thing to do. There’s often an undercurrent of energy that manifests itself as stress, depression, illness, weight gain, or debt when you ignore it or go against your instincts and your intuitive sense of what is best for you.
Simply put, the decision should feel right. Things should happen with relative ease. There might be uncertainty, there might be sadness over the loss or change, but there is not regret. And there is not a sense of dread.
Some call it faith or God’s plan. Others call it tapping Source and honoring the natural flow of life. It doesn’t really matter what you call it. What matters is you connect to it – that whispery sensation of peace that pulsates deep within your soul.
When you don’t know what to do, do nothing. The answers will come when the time is right; the next step will be revealed. Sometimes, it takes silence, meditation and prayer.
Or now might be the time to plan a customized Sedona Soul Adventure trip. Your Angel Guide and other practitioners want to help you rediscover and re-experience your spiritual connection and essential spiritual nature, regain a sense of clarity of purpose, focus and direction, and a renewed confidence in your ability to consciously create the life you want to live. Call now toll free 877-204-3664 or Click here and your Angel Guide will call you today!
When the student is ready, the teacher appears.
Be patient. Be quiet. Be brave. Above all, be gentle with yourself. When you ride on the tide of Spirit, you will feel calm, content and connected.
How did you spend your long Thanksgiving weekend?
The answer is likely a larger reflection of the state of your life.
Were you surrounded by family, food and the comforts of home, enjoying low-key, low-cost holiday traditions like decorating the tree, baking cookies, making crafts, relaxing by a fire, reading and resting, and feeling truly blessed? Or did you find yourself frazzled, depressed or sucked into the consumerism of the holiday, driving around to big box stores on a quest for cheap, China-made gifts?
Even if you spent it alone or with friends, did you feel content and grateful or empty and unhappy?
Maybe you stuffed your sorrows by gorging on food or buying things you cannot afford. One of the worst feelings – a looming sense of dread on Sunday night as you prepared for a return to work.
The good news is you don’t have to wait to take stock of your life until the New Year. You can set new intentions and goals starting now, and use the next month to practice conscious living and standing in your truth.
With holiday festivities and parties galore, December is a month when people find themselves overeating, overspending and overindulging. Sure, you may have an extra glass of wine, eat an extra slice of pie or need to buy a last-minute gift for an unexpected guest. But don’t give yourself a free pass to get snockered at your work party, gain 10 pounds or max out your credit card.
More importantly, don’t ignore your feelings. Think of them like your natural navigation system. Your Spirit will continue to find ways to speak to you until you take notice and listen.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you in a dead-end relationship, but too afraid to end it for fear of being alone during the holidays? Do you feel guilty standing at the checkout counter paying with plastic and nauseous when the bill arrives?
Just as a vehicle’s GPS tells you when you are off course, you can trust your feelings to do the same. Don’t discount them as a way to gauge what is working and what is not working in your life.
We all know when something feels good. Yet, we second-guess ourselves when it comes to getting signals about what feels bad or whether or not we are on the right path. So many of us continue to deny that we know what is best for us when it comes to our health, our relationships, our finances, and our career calling.
Feelings of disconnection, discord and discontent are sure signs that your awareness is shifting and your soul is undergoing an awakening.
At Sedona Soul Adventures, we believe that everything hidden, sooner or later, comes into awareness for healing and release. Through the grace of Spirit, major, permanent shifts can occur quickly and with relative ease. We have seen it happen for thousands of Soul Adventurers, and we would love to see it happen for you.
Maybe this is the year to skip the winter beach vacation and plan a customized Soul Adventure trip to beautiful Sedona. Call now toll free 877-204-3664 or Click here and your Angel Guide will call you today!
You can take responsibility for your circumstances and change your life. The beautiful thing is everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. Acceptance is the first step; action is the second. The rest of your year can be the best of your year.