January 2017 - Sedona Soul Adventures


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The Sedona Effect strikes again

I had a really wonderful conversation this week with someone who had just finished her Soul Adventure retreat. She told me she was so amazed at what had happened in just 3 days. She said that before she came to Sedona she felt lost, plagued by constant fearful thoughts, not knowing her life purpose and feeling this terrible feeling that she was running out of time to live her best life. That after her adventure, her life was completely transformed — the fear was gone, she discovered her life purpose and knows she has the tools to live it fully and completely. All in 3 days – it’s almost unbelievable.
I told her it’s what I call the Sedona Effect and how we’ve been able to develop it into this amazing process. It is a process of transformation that can be accessed by those who have a deep desire to bring this kind of conscious transformation into their lives. It comes from the combination of three things – 1) the incredible vortex energy of Sedona; 2) the amazing powers of the practitioners that have been called to Sedona from all over the planet to do their work and who know how to connect with and utilize this energy, and 3) the intense desire of those coming here to effect a life-changing transformation.
The Vortex Energy of Sedona
What is a vortex? A vortex is believed to be a special spot on the planet where higher dimensional energies are concentrated to such an extent that it can be felt by humans. These energies enhance the flow of energy in our own bodies – what the Chinese call “chi”, or the Hindus “prana”. You could say that vortex sites are like acupuncture points on the earth’s surface – and that the acupuncture meridians of the planet are the “ley lines” described by the ancients.
Vortexes (or vortices if you want to be absolutely proper about it, but here in Sedona we all pretty much say “vortexes”) are found at sacred sites throughout the world – the Great Pyramid in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru, Bali, Stonehenge, etc. Many people believe that the vortex energies and the energy that flows through our subtle bodies is basically the same – that it is an electro-magnetic energy.
In my experience when you delve into definitions and explanations of what a vortex is, it seems to depend on who you’re talking to or what book you’re reading. If you speak with some scientists, they will tell you that this is electro- magnetic energy that can be measured but that it is behaving in ways that are unusual and can’t be explained. If you speak with the indigenous peoples, e.g., the Native Americans here or the Aborigines in Australia (because Ayers Rock (Uluru) is another one), they will tell you that these are places around the Earth where you can literally feel the energy of the Earth if you will take the time and set the intention to do it.
Here is my own personal belief – after living in Sedona since the turn of the century and having traveled many times to Egypt and Bali and Peru and experiencing those energies – I believe these are places around the world where the God energy (or the energy of the Universe or of All That Is, or whatever you want to call it) literally comes onto the planet and is brought onto the planet. That’s why these places are so incredible.
The Native Americans believe that the energy of Sedona is energy that can be used for transformation. And that’s why such amazing transformations can happen here in such a short period of time.
The other element of the Sedona energy is that in this special place, everything is amplified, meaning energy is amplified, love is amplified, connection is amplified, disconnection is amplified. Whatever you bring to Sedona is magnified and amplified. Thoughts, feelings, vibrations, whether positive or negative, will be more greatly enhanced and intensified on all the levels – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.
In addition, the veils to other dimensions are thinner in Sedona. Our connection to All That Is is amplified and enhanced here. I love what the channel Bashar says about Sedona, “Sedona is a powerful, transformational vortex unparalleled in its own way, unique in its own way, that allows for communication and connection to multiple dimensions of reality on your world”.
The energies of Sedona are unique – not available anywhere else on the planet.
The second aspect of the Sedona Effect, is that healers from all over the world have been drawn here to do their work. Here at Sedona Soul Adventures, our healers have come from England, Germany, South Africa, Ireland, the Netherlands, Australia and of course from all over the United States. In speaking to any of them, you will always hear an incredible story of how they were called to Sedona. My favorite stories are ones about people who were from a completely different background – an airplane pilot, an accountant, a medical doctor, a high fashion model, or in my case, an attorney. Suddenly, something happened where the awareness came that life had to be changed and the change was made.
But most important, these are people who know how to connect with this energy and to utilize it for transformation.
The third aspect of the Sedona Effect is the intense desire of people who come here for deep transformation. It is a palpable, powerful force of energy. Even if you are in turmoil, or especially if you are in turmoil, this is an energy that is huge and real. You know how it feels when you’re around someone who is running too much energy and they’re wired and you can literally feel the energy shooting out of them? The energy of deep desire, especially deep desire for transformation, has that same very real feel to it. It is deep and when it is happening, the person can feel like they’re ready to jump out of their skin.
That’s what happened to me the first time I came to Sedona. I felt like I was literally ready to jump out of my skin. I knew I had to do something; I just didn’t know what that something was. I also didn’t know that this uncomfortable, (almost) painful feeling was actually something powerful that was pushing me and moving me. As I look back now, this was truly the Highest part of my Self shoving me toward the transformations that were in store.
So I came to Sedona for what I thought would be 3 days of just being quiet. Instead, what happened was the Sedona Effect. I brought the energy of my deep desire, I did one session with an incredible practitioner and the energy of the Mother literally came to me with the message that I must change my life. That if I didn’t, I was going to die. I listened to the message. My life was completely transformed because of the Sedona Effect. And a few years later I was able to start bringing that to other people.
Such as the woman whose life was transformed last week in just 3 days. The Sedona Effect at work again doing its stuff!
And the best part is, the changes are real and they last. I got an email this morning from someone who did a soul adventure 9 years ago and she was telling me how everything changed for her and the changes continue to this day. I love that so much.
People call us sometimes and say “I want to find something closer to home” and of course, there isn’t anything closer to home. It’s only here. In Sedona. There’s no one else out there doing what we do and there’s only one place you can do it.
Are you ready to have the Sedona Effect work for you? The effects truly are almost unbelievable. If I hadn’t seen it now for over 15 years and with thousands of people, I probably wouldn’t be able to believe it.
If you want your life or relationship transformed, please contact us. Speak with one of our Angel Guides. They’ll connect with you in deep conversation, discovering what’s going on with you and what are your deepest desires? Then they’ll custom design a retreat that’s perfect to bring you into the life or relationship of your dreams.
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 special effects,

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664

Deepa says her “magical” Soul Adventure made her “a brand new person”

“My Sedona Soul Adventures retreat is the best gift I have ever given to myself. I met, individually, with 9 skilled practitioners during 9 separate sessions in 4 days. Each session was so intuitive and magical in that it really touched my soul. I was able to rediscover myself. I returned from the adventure as a brand new person. I look at people, things, events, and circumstances so differently. I look at myself differently. And when I say differently, I mean with positivity and comprehension. I have found the tools from within that will help me walk the path of my life. I am anxious to see what else I discover about myself as I continue to ride the journey on my own. I am fortunate to have found Sedona Soul Adventures!”

Deepa C., Piscataway, New Jersey


My trip to Peru was a life altering experience. I laughed, I cried, I experienced new dimensions.”                                                                                Laura M., Los Angeles, California

Laura’s beautiful words really sum up the Peru trip — it is such an abundance of experiences on all the levels — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. If you’ve yearned to experience Machu Picchu, if your soul is craving connection, join me and our amazing shaman and guide, Jorge Luis Delgado, on this trip of a lifetime.
For all the information on this amazing trip – Click here.
If you’d like more information or have any questions, please contact me at:
[email protected] – I love talking about Peru!

Best Birthday ever

My birthday was last week and it was absolutely incredible. Amazing presents, 3 flower deliveries, pre-birthday dinners and gifts, a number of Starbucks gift cards, an apple pie (my favorite!) lots of cards, tons of Facebook wishes, a birthday trip (see below), etc. But I have to say the best was this card from my cousin, Beth. We grew up together in Iowa. We started ballet and tap classes when I was 3 and she was 4 and we danced together for many years. I love her like a sister. Every year she sends me a special birthday card, usually one with a picture of us in one of our dancing costumes on the front of the card along with a clever limerick inside. This year, she really out-did herself. The front cover of the card is the front cover of my new book and the sentiment inside is this:

A book called The Journey To Happy,
Is effective and sweet, but not sappy.
If you buy it online
From Amazon Prime
It will help you to stop feeling crappy!

Is that the cutest thing ever? On top of that, my family took me on a special trip. In December, my sister in law and brother in law (who live in LA) each called and asked to take me someplace special for my birthday. We talked about Palm Springs and some other places and then I remembered that my sister and brother in law go to Carlsbad, California a lot to a resort that is right on the ocean.
That’s what we decided to do and then my brother and sister in law from Oklahoma decided to go. We were there from Thursday through Sunday, hanging out at the beach, eating, drinking, laughing, talking, hot tubbing, going to the meditation gardens at the Self Realization Fellowship, walking on the beach, eating, drinking, talking, laughing, watching the sunset and eating and drinking and talking and laughing. Did I say there was a lot of eating and drinking and talking and laughing?

The night before the trip, 3 of my goddess girlfriends (who are also Sedona Soul Adventures practitioners) took me for shopping and an amazing dinner at Enchantment. I thought we were all shopping together and that they were going to gift me with one of my choices. Instead, all 3 of them were going through the racks of clothes, saying “this would look great on you!”, “try this one!” They ended up getting me a dress and a top that I would have never even tried on, but they’re fabulous and I love them! It was so much fun to have 3 personal shoppers who know me so well.
Then we went to fabulous Enchantment for dinner and as we were deciding what wine to order, suddenly a bottle of champagne appeared with a card from another of my goddess friends (who lives out of town) who knew we would be there! None of us knew that was coming, it was such a beautiful surprise.
I feel so blessed to have this amount of love and connection in my life and I am so grateful every day. When I think of where I was 18 years ago, it’s pretty stunning to me. I actually came to Sedona right before my birthday in January, 1999. I was at such a low point in my life. I talk about it in my book, every single area of my life was a mess. If someone would have shown me a video of where things are 18 years later, I don’t think I would have been able to comprehend that, much less believe it.
And it’s all because of Sedona. This place saved my life. It re-birthed me. How could I know that doing one session would completely change my life? And that three years later, I would start helping other people do the same thing.
We’re at the beginning of a new year. We’re at a time of new beginnings. Are you ready to have your life be different? It’s so amazing to me how quickly things can turn around, especially when the energy shifts. I was just talking about that with a woman who came here last week to do a retreat. She said before she did her Soul Adventure she felt totally lost and confused and frustrated, and now she’s feeling like she completely knows her life purpose and she’s in the process of living it and has the tools with which to do it. It’s absolutely astounding what can happen in 3-4 days.
My birthday wish for you is that your life transforms in some way this year. That something that has been difficult or challenging for you or has been hurting you gets handled or somehow taken care of. I know that doesn’t happen in a vacuum – you can’t just keep on doing the same thing over and over again and expect something to change. As Einstein said, that’s insanity. You have to do something different and I promise you, a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat could make that happen for you.
Please do something. Please connect with us. Don’t be in the same place at this same time next year.
Contact us and speak to an Angel Guide. They’ll connect with you (or both of you if it’s a couple) in deep conversation to determine exactly where you are and where you want to be; then they’ll custom design the perfect retreat that will bring you the life or the relationship 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 wishes come true,

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664

Michael says he treated himself to a Soul Adventure for his 40th birthday, and had an “awakening” and found his “authentic self”

“A friend of mine had done a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat about a year and a half ago and she kept talking about it and all of the positive things which she got out of it. I had never done anything like this before but decided to treat myself to a trip as a 40th Birthday present. I really did not know what to expect other than to approach everything with an open mind and to be highly aware. Well… my trip was amazing and one which I would describe as an awakening. I really felt that I began to get in touch with my authentic self and I have come home with so many tools and techniques to use to grow much further. The healers are wonderful as they make you feel very comfortable and relaxed. For anyone who feels truly ready to look into yourself and is ready to make some permanent positive life changes, then I would recommend a trip to Sedona thru Sedona Soul Adventures. Thank you, Debra, for the work that you are doing out there!”

Michael M., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Solstice at Machu Picchu — Come with me to Machu Picchu and Peru June 17-30!

Can you imagine doing ceremony at Machu Picchu on the Solstice? Does even looking at that picture stir something inside you? If so, I want to invite you to listen to that stirring. It’s telling you something. It’s nudging you. It’s trying to get your attention. Maybe you’re supposed to come here with me in June.

This is a photo of me with our incredible shaman and guide, Jorge Luis Delgado on the Solstice two years ago. I believe that Jorge is one of the most important spiritual teachers on the planet right now, and if you spend two weeks with him, I think you’ll agree with me. Absorbing his teachings and  being in his presence are absolutely life changing.
Every year this trip becomes more amazing. This will be my 11th trip to Peru and each time it’s as though it’s brand new. Exploring, connecting with the energy, being with other like minded seekers, it’s simply the trip of a lifetime.
If Peru is calling you, it may be time to heed the call. Is this the year you give yourself the gift of Peru?
For all the information on this amazing trip (our incredible Itinerary, the all-inclusive pricing, photos, etc.) – Click here.
“The Sedona Soul Adventures Peru Trip was AMAZING! It is my second Sedona Soul Sacred Travel trip (my first was Egypt) and it, like the first, was life changing. The magic of Machu Picchu, the peacefulness of Lake Titicaca, the energy of the Apu mountain spirits is not something you can read about – it must be experienced! We had the privilege of being in the presence of Jorge Luis Delgado, our Peruvian Shaman and Chacaruna (bridge person – messenger of light) who is an extraordinary guide, teacher and spiritual Master. I have been on my spiritual journey for approximately 10 years now, and I have learned and experienced many things, but Jorge had an incredible way of saying thing in such simple powerful ways, it was like I was learning them again for the first time. I experienced with him the power of oral tradition – that it isn’t just the words that he spoke, but it was the energy and intention he imbued into his words that is the specialness of oral tradition. It is that energy which touches you and teaches you. He reaches you heart to heart, rather than from your mind. He led me on a Pilgrimage to my Inner Sun that deepened my commitment to a higher level of consciousness, that increased my understanding of the Cosmos and its wonder, and that fueled my desire to shine brightly in the world. I will be forever grateful for this trip and the positive impact it had on my life.”

Suzanne West, Calgary, Alberta Canada

If you have questions about any aspect of the journey, please contact me at:

[email protected] – I love talking about Peru!

Get all the Sedona Meditations for $19.95 – 1 week only

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Studies show that by this time, 80% of people have broken their resolutions and simply given up. That’s usually because the goals were too big and too lofty, but the really big problem is that people don’t have the right tools!
For the next week only, I am making available to you, my tribe, my Sedona Meditations for the amazing price of $19.95 for all of them! They are usually $9.95 each.
One of the most wonderful of the meditations (and appropriate for this time of year because most people include weight loss as part of their resolutions) is the Loving Your Body Meditation. Here’s the complete listing:

  • Loving Your Body (weight loss)
  • Releasing Stress
  • Releasing Fear and Worry
  • What is My Soul’s Purpose?
  • Moving Into a Higher, Faster Vibration
  • Change Your Story, Change Your Life
  • Connecting to the Highest Part of Yourself
  • Connect with Your Angels and Guides
  • Befriending Your Body (Eliminate Pain)
  • Sedona Chakra Meditation

Click here to get all the meditations for $19.99
Debra MeditatingIf you’ve read my book, “The Journey To Happy”, you already know that meditation was one of the tools I used to go from being unhappy to happy, $50,000 in debt to $50,000 falling from the sky, dropping 40 pounds in 5 weeks without diet or exercise (use the Loving Your Body Meditation for that!), as well as going from doing work I hated as a divorce attorney to doing work I love with Sedona Soul Adventures. Meditation works! And utilizing these meditations can change every area of your life.
Each meditation is just 9 minutes – everyone has 9 minutes each day to bring themselves into connection. Even better, they utilize the transformational energy of Sedona to help you get to where you want to go.
If you’d like specific information on each one of the meditations Click here
Click here to get all the meditations for $19.99.
Take steps now to have a fantastic 2017.
Many blessings,

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664


Debra's talking head


I did a fun 18 minute interview with Heather E. Wilson, who is an amazing coach and entrepreneur. This is part of the Mastermind work that we’ve been doing with other thought leaders and entrepreneurs.

And after you listen to it, if you haven’t been to Sedona for a Soul Adventure, I think you’re going to want to come! And if you’ve already done a Soul Adventure, but haven’t been here for a while, I think you’ll want to come back again. Even after all these years and thousands of people, I’m still amazed at what happens.

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.

Enjoy the video!

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Wishing you a week filled with adventure,

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664

Melissa says her Soul Adventure was “life changing” and brought her “peace and clarity”
“I would recommend Soul Adventures to anyone who is looking for peace and connection. It is truly a life-changing experience that is so personal and so profound that I would urge anyone who is seeking personal growth to do this. I came away with so many gifts and insights that my life experience has truly been enriched and my perspective now comes from a place of peace and clarity.”

Melissa L., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1 spot left for the Egypt trip February 12-26!
Debra_Camel_NewWe have one spot left for the Egypt trip, which is February 12-26! It’s going to be a small group, just 10 people, so it will be intimate and wonderful. But you need to act now! Join me on this trip of a lifetime. This will be my 17th trip to Egypt!
For all the information on the trip, Click here
If you have any questions, email me at
[email protected]