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Butterflies in NY – 60 days of living life

Next week I go to New York for our annual journey to Egypt. We all meet at JFK and then fly together to Cairo. I can’t believe it’s here already! This past year has gone so quickly!
Each year I always go to New York for a few extra days and one of the things I always do while I’m there is to go to the butterfly exhibit at the Natural History Museum. The exhibit is only there for a certain number of months each year and it’s incredible. You go into a small room that is very warm and humid and has hundreds and hundreds of butterflies. You can also see the butterflies in different stages — egg, caterpillar, chrysalis to fully formed caterpillar.
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I love butterflies, not only because they are so beautiful and intricate but because they represent two things that I am consumed by – transformation and living a full life.
Transformation – A butterfly starts out as an egg and then becomes a caterpillar, this worm like creature that is moving around in the dirt. And then it suddenly transforms into this amazing, incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring creature. A teacher of mine once said, “the butterflies know exactly when they are supposed to go within and begin the process of transformation”. It’s just like us. We can make a decision to transform our lives and our relationships. Even if we are feeling really awful and sluggish and down in the dirt, we can go within and we can be transformed!
Living a Full Life – Butterflies have a very short life, depending on the species. Some live only for a week or so, some Monarchs can live to be 9 months. The average is about one month. But what a month it is! Being able to fly around, being free, eating nectar, looking beautiful, going from flower to flower — that’s a pretty wonderful life.
Can you imagine how you would live your life if you only had a few months? I’ll bet you’d be living it differently from how you’re living it right now. But wait — that’s the whole problem. We think because we have years, instead of months, that it’s different, that we have plenty of time. Plenty of time to somehow start having a wonderful life of feeling free. But of course you know that’s not true.
This past week I watched again Steve Jobs’ commencement address that he gave at Stanford in 2005. In it he says “live every day as if it’s your last because one day you’re going to be right”. Ironically, he says in the speech that he had just beat cancer, but tragically, we all know that turned out to not be true. He died 6 years later at the age of 56.
So how about you? Are you living your life like a butterfly? Feeling Free? Flying? Eating Nectar? Feeling beautiful? If not, you should call us.
A Sedona Soul Adventure is all about transformation so that you can live your best life. Speak with one of our Angel Guides. They’ll connect deeply with you (or both of you, if it’s a couple) and get to the heart of whatever is holding you back or causing you problems. Then they’ll custom design the perfect retreat to take you from where you are to where you want to be.
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 all the good things life has to offer,
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 is happier and more free after her Soul Adventure
“My Sedona Soul Adventure was one of the most amazing things I have done for myself to date. After this experience I feel lighter, happier and more free. What a great gift to give yourself. I recommend this to anyone open and ready to get back to themselves. I loved it so much I plan on an annual trip to Sedona and Sedona Soul Adventures!”

Melissa D., Culpeper, Virginia

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Get your free copy of our beautiful report “Machu Picchu & Sacred Peru”
MachuPeruReportIf Machu Picchu calls to you or if the teachings of Jorge Luis Delgado resonate with you, you’ll love my “Machu Picchu & Sacred Peru” report. It’s filled with beautiful pictures and lots of information about the spiritual side of Peru.
And if you’d like to join me on our amazing trip this year to Machu Picchu and Peru June 17-30, I’d love to have you!
For all the information on our amazing Day to Day Itinerary Click here
For all the information on pricing Click here
If you have questions, please send them to me directly at
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
Or better yet call me – 928/301-2896
I love talking about Peru!
 

Glenn Frey, the Eagles and my bucket list

The past two weeks have been pretty staggering as far as the number of people who are in the public eye who have passed away unexpectedly and before their time.
– David Bowie, amazing musician and innovator, only 69
– Alan Rickman, incredible actor (most famous for playing Proffessor Snape in the Harry Potter movies) age 69
– Dan Haggerty, who played Grizzly Adams
– Natalie Cole, fantastic singer, only 65
– Celine Dion’s beloved husband and then so tragically her brother, age 59, both died of cancer just within days of each other
But the one that has hit me the hardest is Glenn Frey of the Eagles. He was only 67. I think it hit me because I had made a decision last year to go to an Eagles concert this coming summer. I put it on my bucket list. And now it won’t happen. I waited too long. I thought I would have plenty of time.
I’m not writing about this from the standpoint of caring more about my bucket list than I care about Glenn Frey… I’m just amazed at myself that I didn’t do what I tell everyone else to do. I didn’t practice what I preach — Do the stuff you want to do and do it now, because you never know if you’ll be able to do it down the road.
I’m always saying to everyone:
– If you don’t like your life, change it.
– If you’re unhappy in your relationship, do something about it.
– If you’ve always wanted to go to Egypt, go.
– If you know you have to go to Machu Picchu in this lifetime, then start making plans!
– If you know you’re supposed to be doing something special with your life, start taking steps toward doing it!
We’ve all heard the famous quote from Einstein so many times, but it’s so true:
The definition of insanity is to keep on doing the same thing over and and over and expect a different result.
If you want things to be different in your life, you have to do something different.
If you have something that you want to do, do it now. If you don’t, it might be too late.
The fact that I won’t see the Eagles in concert might seem somewhat insignificant, but it isn’t to me. They are my 2nd favorite band of all time (second only to the Beatles, who I also never got to see). I love the Eagles. All of their songs seemed to be talking about my life right at that moment, especially Peaceful Easy Feeling and Lyin’ Eyes. When they broke up, I was devastated. When they got back together with their “Hell Freezes Over” tour, I was elated. Last year, I watched the amazing documentary History of the Eagles on HBO. It was so interesting and fabulous, I actually watched it twice.
After watching the documentary, I added to my bucket list that I was going to see them in concert.
And now it’s too late.
And it’s so jarring to me, because it seems so symbolic. My birthday was last week and I was thinking again about how precious our lives are and how crucial it is for us to be living our lives to the fullest in every moment. What a wake up call.
Are you living your life to the fullest in every moment? Are you living in joy most of the time? Are you happy with your work, your relationships, your body? Do you feel like you’re living your life purpose and soul mission? Are you doing things that make life special and enriching? Are you doing traveling you’ve been telling yourself you want to do? Are you experiencing things that are on your bucket list?
For most of the people that I talk to, the answer to that question is no. And my response is “What are you waiting for?”. If you keep telling yourself “someday”, that someday might never happen.
There is something magical that happens when you draw a line in the sand and make a decision. If there’s something you really want in your life, I invite you to draw that line in the sand right now. Make the decision. Watch how the Universe starts to help you.
If you aren’t living your best life or if you aren’t living your life purpose or if you don’t know what your life purpose is, come out to Sedona and do a retreat with us. It’s amazing what can happen. Contact us and speak to one of our Angel Guides. In that conversation, they’ll delve deep and get at the blocks that are holding you back. Then they’ll custom design a retreat that will take you from where you are to where you want to be.
Or if your relationship is not as it should be, come and do a Couples Retreat. Call and speak with one of our Angel Guides. They’ll connect with both of you and design a retreat that will release the pain and trauma and bring you back into the love and connection 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 of living your best life every single day,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Jean says her Soul Adventure turned her life around, helped her see her path clearly and gave her a renewed sense of purpose and mission
“Sedona Soul Adventures turned my life back around with their intimate, caring, personalized approach and their real desire to help me find my way. They listened to what I was going through and what I wanted, and put together a retreat that met all my needs and helped me see clearly the path before me. I learned so much about myself through each session and came back with a renewed sense of purpose and mission. Thank you to each one of you who shared with me new information and ways to approach life. You gotta go!”

Jean G., Bend, Oregon

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We got one roommate for Peru, now we need another one (June 17-30)
Debra_JorgeLast week I told you we need a roommate for our Peru and Machu Picchu trip June 17-30. We found the roommate, but now have another person who has decided to go who needs a (female) roommate.
It’s so interesting. I received a number of emails from people who wanted to go on the trip but money was an issue. And now this week I’m writing about taking steps to live out your dreams. One of the things that has always been so interesting to me is that in all the years I’ve been doing these trips to Egypt and Peru, I’ve never had a person tell me later they wish they hadn’t gone. Instead, I still get emails or hear from people years later that the trip was something that changed their lives, they’re so happy they went, it was a dream come true and memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.
So if seeing Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, figure out a way to go. You’ll be so glad you did.
For all the information on our amazing Day to Day Itinerary Click here
For all the information on pricing Click here
If you have questions, please send them to me directly at
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
Or better yet call me – 928/301-2896
 

A birthday, an anniversary and will you still need me?

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?”
The Beatles

Debra StandingMy birthday was this past Tuesday, January 12, and I am now 64. I can hardly believe it. When the Beatles came out with that song in 1967, I was 15 years old and being 64 felt like being soooooo incredibly old.
Here’s a picture of me that was taken just a few weeks ago as a promotional photo for my book that’s coming out soon. I look at that photo and then I think of what my grandmothers looked like when they were 64. Wow, have the times changed!
I must say, it’s the oddest thing, I feel happier, healthier and just plain old better than I have at any other time of my life. When I think back to how I was feeling before I came to Sedona, the change is pretty extraordinary.
Which brings me to the anniversary part, which is that it was 17 years ago this week that I came to Sedona for the first time. It was a birthday present to myself because I was feeling so completely awful. I hated my work as a divorce attorney, I was 40 pounds overweight, I was in an unhappy marriage, I was $50,000 in debt. Pretty much every area of my life was messed up — my work, my body, my relationship, my money. I felt completely stuck.
I came to Sedona for what I thought was going to be 3 days of just being quiet. Instead, I did one session with Ranjita (my amazing friend and incredible SSA practitioner) and got the message that I had to leave my law practice and change my life. So I did. It still amazes me that I did that, but that’s what happened. It took awhile (3 years) before Sedona Soul Adventures was born, but it all started from that one session.
So my birthdays now are always a time for me to reflect on what’s happened and it always sends me into such a rampage of appreciation and gratitude. And it makes me want to have everyone in the world experience what I have experienced.
I want everyone to go from being unhappy to happy.
I want everyone to go from feeling stuck to knowing that life is this amazing thing that is changing and moving constantly and we literally can do whatever we want (we just keep telling ourselves that we can’t).
I want everyone to go from being in debt to knowing that there is unlimited abundance surrounding us all the time.
I want everyone to go from feeling like their life has no meaning to knowing that their life has purpose and they can find that purpose and live it if they just decide to do that.
I want everyone to know that it’s possible to go from unhappy, stressed out, burned out, overweight, in debt, in a bad relationship and hating your work to happy, healthy, abundant and doing the work of your dreams. There’s just something about drawing a line in the sand and deciding that things have to be different and then doing something about it.
So if you’re like I was and all the areas in your life are messed up, come and see us and do a retreat — it’s absolutely amazing what can happen. And if you have just one or two areas that are messed up — that’s just a piece of cake!
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 they’ll design a retreat that will bring you into love and joy that you’re craving.
Wishing you a week filled with getting out of messes,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Kris says that before she felt stuck but after her Soul Adventure she’s happy for the first time in 40 years!
“Before coming to Sedona, I had a great deal of fear and rage locked inside of me, and an uneasiness that is hard to describe with words. It was as if I were a wild animal backed into a dark corner, and being hunted by the demands of day-to-day life. I was not happy at all. I felt stuck in my life; I was going through the motions just to get through each day. There was a lack of excitement in my life, and I felt as if maybe this was all I deserved. I knew that I was unfulfilled but yet it seemed as if I could do nothing about it. I was a mess emotionally and in turn a mess physically as well!
I was truly blessed to have this soul adventure, and now that I am back at home the benefits of my experience have become obvious to all of those around me. I am truly happy for the first time in more than 40 years of living life! I had always been there to make sure everyone else was happy, and now I have learned that I can be there for others without denying myself. I love myself! I have learned the importance of taking care of me! I am now touching the lives of others in a most positive way. Friends and family both, have expressed a deep interest in my experiences. I feel loved!”

Kris A., Orting, Washington

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We need a roommate for our Machu Picchu & Peru trip (June 17-30)
Debra_JorgeOne of our female Soul Adventurers is looking for someone to be her roommate on our fabulous Peru trip. It’s so wonderful to go on these trips with like-minded adventurers. Seeing all the amazing sites, being in Machu Picchu, being with our amazing guide and shaman, Jorge Luis Delgado, it’s the trip of a lifetime. If you would like to go and would like a roommate, here’s your chance to save a bunch of money.
Send me an email at Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
Or better yet – give me a call. I love talking about Peru. Call me on my cell at 928/301-2896.
 

She was falling apart…

You can click below to watch a very sweet and powerful 5 minute video that Salina did after her Soul Adventure. I didn’t have any idea she was doing this, it brought me to tears when I saw it.
In it she talks about that on January 15, 2015 (almost one year ago) she hit a roadblock, her life was falling apart and she could barely force herself to smile. She saw a video of me talking about Sedona Soul Adventures (she even includes part of it!) and she says that when she spoke with her Angel Guide she got goosebumps.
She came to Sedona and had an incredible soul adventure. As she says in the video, “I knew God was telling me I was right where I was supposed to be”.
And the best thing — after her retreat, she has her smile back!
I came to Sedona for the first time in January, 1999 – 17 years ago. It changed my life forever.
If this is the year that you want to finally start living the life of your dreams, please contact us.
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.
As I always say, if you knew what could happen, you’d be contacting us right now!
Here’s the video – enjoy!

Wishing you a fantastic 2016,

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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