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The ways we shoot ourselves in the foot (including me)

I love the expression “shooting yourself in the foot”. Could it be any more graphic? In that situation, you are loading, aiming and firing and doing something that is so destructive that is going to affect you for the rest of your life.
I do a session each week with my coach. I’m a huge believer in coaching, I’m a coach myself and because I believe in it so strongly I have my own coach. I also have a personal trainer, because I know that the best way for me to make absolutely sure I do what I say I’m going to do, is to set that appointment and never, ever break it. When I’m feeling off, I do a session with one of our amazing practitioners here at Sedona Soul Adventures because it always brings me back to where I need to be.
But this week, I was Debbie Downer with my coach. There was a particular problem we were discussing and because of it, I wasn’t in a good mood when we started the call. Every suggestion she was giving me, every insight she was providing was met with a “no” or “I’ve tried that” or a smug “I already know that”.
Suddenly she sagely said to me “Debra, why are you choosing to shoot yourself in the foot? It’s okay with me if you want to do that, but why are you choosing that?”
It was just the wake up call I needed. It hit me that here I am Miss Positive Thinking, the big believer of “you create your own reality”, but I wasn’t doing what I tell everyone else to do (gosh, it’s so easy to tell everyone else what to do and sometimes so difficult to do it ourselves). I was choosing to stay stuck, choosing to stay negative and worse, I was wallowing in it.
In that one moment, it all flipped around. Within minutes of stopping my “stinkin’ thinkin”, the problem was solved in my head and within hours I received confirmation that it had been completely taken care of and handled in a way that was much more perfect than I had originally hoped.
Do you shoot yourself in the foot? Are there things going on in your life where the real problem is how you’re looking at something or someone? Is this thing you’re calling a problem really a problem? Or is it just the way you’re thinking about it? Could it be that if you looked at it from a different perspective it might all change around?
In this situation, I was judging myself harshly and holding myself to an impossible standard. Do you ever do that? What would happen if you took yourself off the hook?
Or are you demanding that a particular situation or a particular person has to be a particular way in order for you to be happy? What would happen if you took them off the hook?
There are two things I particularly like about this story. The first is, how things can turn around in an instant. The second is that we all need help sometimes. For the difficult things in life, very often we can’t handle them all by ourselves. We need to reach out.
If you’re finding that there are times when you’re shooting yourself in the foot and you can’t seem to stop, maybe it’s time to reach out for some help. That’s what I did and the results were almost miraculous.
It’s amazing what can happen when we’re able to shift things around. And that’s what happens so incredibly during a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat. We get to the root of the problem and then shift it around. If you’re tired of shooting yourself in the foot, if you are wanting to live your best life or have the relationship of your dreams, come to Sedona to do a retreat.
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 easy riding,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

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Melissa says she’s “a different person” after her Sedona Soul Adventure
“I’m writing to you as a different person today than I was a week ago. I had so many amazing “ah ha” moments and I now have a permanent smile on my face just KNOWING that I am on my path to my true purpose.”

Melissa W., Spring Grove, Illinois

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Don’t forget to take a Moon Bath with me tonight (10:51 pm Eastern time)
I hope you read my newsletter last week about all the amazing things that are happening tonight (September 27) at 10:51 Eastern time. The Blood Moon, a Supermoon, a total Lunar Eclipse and powerful energies flooding the planet. Go out and soak up some up of the Moon’s rays tonight and get in on that energy!
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Where would you like to go? Egypt or Peru?
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Join us for our amazing “Return to Egypt” tour (Feb. 14-28, 2016) – Click here for all the information.
Or if Machu Pichu is calling you, come on our “Enchanted Peru” tour (June 17-30, 2016) – Click here for all the information.

Take a Moon bath with me next Sunday

There are some incredible things going on over the next week culminating in the Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon next Sunday, September 27. I’m going to tell you how you can fully utilize those energies right now and I want to invite you to take a Moon bath with me next Sunday.
Here’s what’s going on:
– Sunday, September 27 is not only a Full Moon, it’s also a Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse. This is an incredibly rare event. The last time it happened was 1982; it won’t take place again until 2033. The moon will appear to be very large and abnormally bright. It’s considered a Supermoon when the moon reaches its full phase at or near its closest approach to Earth.
Eclipses are major life awakening events. They are designed to shake things up. They are designed to eclipse things out of your life that are no longer working and designed to give you the power to do things you never thought you could do. What an incredible combination!
– This Total Lunar Eclipse takes place in Aries so this has the greatest impact on your love relationships. This can be a time of great emotionality in your relationships. It can be a time when you really examine your relationship and ask yourself are you receiving everything you want to receive in this relationship? Conversely, are you giving everything you can give in this relationship? If the answer is no to either of those questions, what needs to happen to make it a yes?
This particular Moon will bring in fond memories of past relationships, especially those that have a karmic basis (meaning that you’ve had past lives together). Do you need to examine those relationships again? Is there something there for you?
– This particular Full Moon Eclipse is called a Blood Moon, because it is the 4th and final eclipse that we have had of 4 total eclipses in a row. The first was April 14-15, 2014, the second was October 7-8, 2014, and the third one (the shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century) was April 4, 2015. The fourth and final one is this one on September 27-28. If you’ve felt a little beat up this past year, this may be why and (thankfully) this part of it is coming to an end. We’re now moving into the phase where transformations are imminent and very possible.
– This is also the Harvest Moon. It’s time to reap the harvest of all the good things you have (hopefully) been planting all this year.
The Pope is visiting the United States Sept. 22-27. I love the new Pope. He is a man of the people, he is inclusive, his message is all about love. Isn’t it fascinating that this amazing spiritual leader is coming to the US precisely during this special time?
– This one is really far out, but it’s my favorite. The channel Bashar said this about this Full Moon:
“At this Full Moon on September 28, some of the artificial satellites around our world are actually beaming energy and using your moon as a reflective mirror to add its vibrational frequency to the vibrational frequency of the polarized light coming off your moon. So if you choose to bathe in the light of this full moon, you can open up to the idea that you are receiving frequencies interdimensionally not only from your your own solar system but from other solar systems as well and you can use that energy however you wish.”
So this is why I’m inviting you to take a Full Moon bath with me on September 27. All of these incredible energies are in play on September 27 and they are being multiplied throughout other dimensions. Let’s get us some of that energy!
Here’s what I’ll be doing next Sunday evening and I invite you to do the same or your own variation, whatever feels right for you. The Full Moon starts at 10:51 pm Eastern time. At that time (which will be 7:51 pm in Arizona), I will be sitting outside and allowing the energy of the Moon to bathe me in her light. I’ll be doing some deep breathing and I’ll go into a meditation. I’ll open my heart and open my third eye. I’ll ask that any information I need to have be brought to me at that time. I’ll release that information and then I’ll just bask in the energy of the moon. Usually at those moments I start to feel vibrations throughout my body and those always feel really good.
The point of all of this is that we are living in special times. Things are happening. Things are moving faster. Do you feel that in your life? Sometimes it’s exhilarating, sometimes it’s exhausting and sometimes it’s a little overwhelming.
The great news is, we are being given special energies to help us in our transformations. How cool is that? If you are feeling the pull toward transforming your life or feeling the need to transform your relationship (remember that eclipse in Libra is all about relationships), then I urge you to take action on that NOW. You Soul is calling – are you listening to the call?
Coming to Sedona to do a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat is the perfect way to bring in these transformations. Speak to one of our Angel Guides (they’re the ones who will custom design your retreat). They’ll connect with you (or both of you if it’s a couple); they’ll figure out what’s holding you back and keeping you stuck and they’ll design a retreat that will manifest the transformations you’re looking for.
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 transformations,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

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Jennifer says her Soul Adventure was “transformational” and “exceeded” her expectations
“My Soul Adventure was truly spiritually transformational, and exactly what I needed and wanted. It met and exceeded my expectations. It broke through barriers for me that I wanted to conquer. Now four months later it provided what I need to break through my fears of leaving my career as a midwife of 15 years to start a spa, bed & breakfast. I’m living my dream. Thank you so much for providing exactly what I needed.”

Jennifer S., Mariposa, California

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Barbara says the Machu Picchu and Peru trip was “life changing”. Join us June 17-30, 2016
“I have just returned from the Machu Picchu and Peru trip and my feet have not touched the ground yet! I knew the trip would exceed my expectations just as my Sedona Soul Adventure did 8 years ago. But what I could not imagine, in my most optimistic anticipation or wildest imagination, were all the intricacies that Debra would weave together to create such an awe and joy inspiring pilgrimage. This was truly a life changing experience”.
Barbara N., Dover, New Hampshire
Debra_JorgeThis is such an incredible trip. Join me and our amazing shaman, Jorge Luis Delgado, as we explore Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Ollantaytambo the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and other sites of sacred Peru. Doing ceremonies (including an incredible ceremony on the Solstice at Machu Picchu), traveling with other like-minded seekers and receiving the teachings of Jorge Luis are (as Barb says) truly life changing. Decide now to join us on this amazing adventure.
Click here for all the information on fabulous Day to Day Itinerary.
Click here for all the information on pricing.
Be sure to download a copy of my beautiful report, “Machu Pichu and Sacred Peru” it has so much information about Machu Picchu and Peru, along with beautiful pictures and more about Jorge.
If you have more questions, send me an email at
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
or call me toll free at 877/204-3664. For our friends outside the US and Canada, call me at 01 928-204-5988 – I love talking about Peru!

Our next Machu Picchu & Peru trip-3 reasons why this trip so unique

As I started to write this newsletter, I started thinking about all the amazing, extraordinary, fantastic, mind-blowing, expansive and wonderful things that have happened to me in Peru over the past 10 years since I’ve been going there. It’s such an amazing place and our trip and all the things we do are so incredible. Would you like to get yourself some of that? Here’s how: come with me to Peru and Machu Picchu, June 17-30, 2016.

Debra_JorgeThis trip is so unique because of three special things that come together to make it that way:
• Being in the presence of our shaman and guide, Jorge Luis Delgado and receiving his teachings and ceremonies and clearings is positively life changing (that’s Jorge and I at Machu Picchu). Read more on Jorge below.
• The amazing people who come on the trips (like you!). Sedona Soul Adventures draws a particular type of person and experiencing these amazing places with fellow seekers is so wonderful. Not to mention becoming lifelong friends with some extraordinary people.
• At the risk of tooting my own horn, the third part of the combination is being with me in Peru! I love going on these trips, I love connecting with everyone on the trips and I have soooo much fun on these trips!

“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 better!”

Stephanie Springel

I believe that Jorge Luis Delgado is one of the most important teachers on the planet right now. His story is so interesting. He was born and raised in a very small town on Lake Titicaca. His family had very little means, but he (amazingly) became a very well known tour guide in Peru. Although he grew up in a very spiritual region, he thought that all of the talk about energy and Pachamama (the Earth Mother) was a little bit crazy and not something he was interested in at all.
And then suddenly he started having dreams about a portal, a doorway to other dimensions. After having the dream over and over again, he finally went to the elders in his village. They told him that it was his soul purpose to find this doorway.
perubookAs his spiritual awakening continued, Jorge spent a great deal of time finding the portal. He describes his spiritual journey and finding the portal in his book “Andean Awakenings”. On the trip we will do an incredible ceremony at the doorway.
One of the things I love best about Jorge is that even though he is an incredibly spiritual person, he is also very grounded and very practical and very much a real person. He is married (and his wife is an attorney!) and he has three children, the youngest of whom is now in college. His teachings are practical and wonderful and life changing.
And it is such a joy and provides such transformation to be in his presence for these two weeks.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, everything about the Peru trip was a 10! Everything was even more than I expected! It is the trip of a lifetime….. for many reasons. Jorge Luis Delgado is exceptional, a kind, caring, wonderful teacher. My life feels richer, my thoughts feel wiser and my intentions are more clear to me. What a pure gift you and Jorge have given through this Peru trip!”
Debra Hicks
“The Peru trip was absolutely life changing. With Jorge’s guidance, encouragement and mystical tools, we were brought into an overwhelming  space of love and appreciation for the spirit, the country, the people ,each other, and ourselves. I could never have imagined the quick and intense bonding that occurred between each one of us in the group. Every day our hearts opened wider! We laughed together, we cried together, we grew and expanded! To find yourself in the presence of so many like minded people is a positively jolting experience. Many are now friends that I will cherish for the rest of my life. This experience is one I will never forget.”
Barb Nadeau
Click here for all the information on all the amazing things we’ll be doing each day.
Click here for all the information on pricing.
Be sure to download a copy of my beautiful report, “Machu Pichu and Sacred Peru” it has so much information about Machu Picchu and Peru, along with beautiful pictures and more about Jorge.
If you have more questions, send me an email at
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
or call me toll free at 877/204-3664. For our friends outside the US and Canada, call me at 01 928-204-5988 – I love talking about Peru!
Is this the year you’re going to give yourself the gift of Machu Picchu?
Many blessings,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

Wayne Dyer and me and 9/11

This past week, Wayne Dyer passed away. I started to write this newsletter to say that his work had a huge impact on my life and on the creation and formation and continuation of Sedona Soul Adventures. But in looking at the publication dates of his books, I’ve been absolutely stunned at the connections between his books and my life and Sedona Soul Adventures and 9/11, the anniversary of which is Friday.
What I loved about him was that he went from essentially a pop psychologist with his first book  “Your Erroneous Zones” and from there went on to write some of the most amazing books on spirituality. It felt to me like his journey and progression was a mirror of my own, but now I’m realizing how directly his books must have been helping to guide me all these years:
• I read “Your Erroneous Zones” when it came out in 1976. I was in law school at the time and it made me re-think my approach to life.
• In 1980, he wrote “The Sky’s The Limit” and talked about taking charge of your life and becoming a no limit person. I was a practicing attorney at the time and I really embraced his ideas about living a life that mattered.
• In 1992, he wrote “Real Magic: Creating Miracles in Your Life”. The previous year, 1991, was when I truly re-embraced the spiritual awakening that had happened to me in 1978 and made the decision to live a more spiritually-based life. It seems like that’s when he started pulling out all the stops on writing about spirituality.
• In 1994, he wrote the book that I think influenced me the most “Your Sacred Self”. At that time I was really embracing the idea that we are all spiritual beings having a physical experience and in that book he taught me how to connect with my High Self.
• In 1999, he wrote “Wisdom of the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment”. That was the year I came to Sedona for the first time and knew I had to change my life. I closed my law practice and started coming to Sedona regularly doing sessions with the amazing practitioners here.
This one is the most shocking to me. His book, “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem” was published on August 21, 2001. I know I bought it right away and read it. I have always told the story that 2 weeks before 9/11, I had the vision that came to me that told me it was time to move to Sedona. That would have made it one week after the publication of that book! I moved to Sedona in October, 2001 and started Sedona Soul Adventures on July 4, 2002.
And, of course, that is the foundation of Sedona Soul Adventures — that there is a spiritual solution to every problem.
I have always told people how much Wayne Dyer has influenced me, but I never realized until today how close the connections were. It’s giving me goose bumps.
What a huge help is must have been for the planet for those words of his to be out in the mass consciousness when 9/11 happened. Is it a coincidence that book was published 3 weeks before 9/11? As Freud says, there are no accidents.
Since 2001, all his books have been a mirror and inspiration for what we help people do here:
“10 Secrets For Success & Peace”
“Excuses Be Gone!”
“Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life”
“Wishes Fulfilled”
The other weird thing is that I always thought I was going to meet him in this lifetime, particularly because over the years there were 5 Sedona Soul Adventures clients (that I know about) who after I recommended a particular book of his to them, they ended up meeting him!
The most incredible of these was over 11 years ago, a woman called us from Toronto about doing a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat. As I spoke with her, I saw an image in my mind of the cover of his book “You’ll See It When You Believe It”. She had never heard of Wayne Dyer. I told her she should get that book as soon as possible.
This woman doesn’t drive, so she took a long taxi ride to a book store in Toronto, went to the metaphysical section and there was Wayne Dyer! He was speaking in Toronto that evening. She told him the story and he asked her to come to the event as his guest. At the event, he called her to the stage to tell her story! She then became friends with his fiancé! She came to do a Soul Adventure and it was completely life changing for her.
What a deep and abiding gratitude I have for this amazing being. I knew I was deeply indebted to him, but these close connections take my breath away. Thank you, Wayne Dyer, for all the millions of people you have helped and will continue to help. And thank you for the help you’ve given me to do a little bit of the same.
There really is a spiritual solution to every problem. No matter what problem you have in your life right now, it can be solved. I like to think that the work we do here at Sedona Soul Adventures is to help people realize that, clear out the gunk that is holding them back and then give them the tools they need in their day to day life to really live that. Reading Wayne Dyer’s books made me believe I could change my life; coming to Sedona and working with the amazing practitioners here made it possible for me to actually do that and have that.
If you believe (even a little) that things can be different in your life, I urge you to contact us. You can have the happiness and joy that is your birthright. You can come back into connection with your partner, no matter what has happened. I know it, because I’ve seen it over and over again.
Contact us and speak to one of our Angel Guides (they’re the ones who put the retreats together). They’ll connect with you (or both of you if it’s a couple); they’ll figure out the blocks that are holding you back and design a retreat that will bring you into the life and relationship that you’re craving.
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 you embracing Your Sacred Self,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

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Jackie says she was “transformed” by her Soul Adventure
“My Sedona Soul Adventure transformed me. I arrived confused, hurt and deeply sad. But I left feeling alive, connected and with a plan.”

Jackie D., Ellicott City, Maryland

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Is Egypt calling you? Come with me on our Return to Egypt tour, Feb 14-28, 2016
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I got an email today from someone who went on the Egypt trip with me this past February and she said she wishes she could go back again next year! It is such an amazing trip – the Great Pyramid (and we have 2 hours of private time just for our group doing ceremony and meditation!), the Sphinx, Abu Simbel, the Isis Temple at Philae, a 5 day cruise down the Nile (in a 5 star ship!), 5 star hotels, all your meals, air fare from New York to Egypt, 3 flights within Egypt, all transportation, even tips and travel insurance! Our amazing Egyptian guide reads hieroglyphics and traveling with other like-minded adventurers is so wonderful. It’s truly the trip of a lifetime.
If you have any questions, about the trip, email me at
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
or call me toll free at 877/204-3664 – I love talking about Egypt!
Click here to get all the specific information on the trip.
If Egypt is calling you, it’s time to answer the call!

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