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We finally meet 5 years later

I had the most amazing experience during this past week. Someone who came here and had a completely life changing Soul Adventure 5 years ago came back to Sedona to celebrate her 5-year anniversary. I wasn’t it town when she was here the first time, and she wanted to meet me when she came back this time.
So we emailed and texted and the first day she was here we weren’t able to meet. Then she had so much planned and I had a bunch of stuff going on, and we kept missing each other. We had texted about trying to get together on Sunday.
On Sunday morning, Richard and I slept in (which we don’t get to do very often) and very late in the morning I said to Richard “Let’s go to the Coffee Pot for breakfast”. The Coffee Pot is a very famous restaurant that’s been in Sedona since the 1950’s and boasts 101 omelettes! Whenever we go to the Coffee Pot, it’s usually at 8 am, but this time it was 11 am!
Just as we were finishing our omelettes, a woman suddenly appeared at our table and said “Debra? I’m Julia! I knew that was you!” We hugged and her partner Daniel was there and it was so beautiful. She said to me “I recognized you and I told Daniel, that’s Debra!”
She went on to tell Richard and I how when she came for her Soul Adventure 5 years ago, she was a broken person. She said her divorce had completely devastated her. We talked about how absolutely incredible it is that a person’s life can be completely changed in just a few days, like hers was.
She congratulated Richard and I on our marriage and said “I read the newsletter every week, I know everything about you!”
The four of us had so much fun connecting and then we went outside and took the photo above.
A few days later I wrote Julia and asked her if it was okay to write about her in the newsletter. She said she would be “honoured” (she’s Canadian, so cute). But then came the unexpected. The next day she sent me this most amazing and soul-baring message:

“Dear Debra,

I was thinking in the night and I am not sure I ever told you my “whole” story.

I have always been what people may call “intense”. I feel things very strongly, I over react, I am overly sensitive etc. I was a handful for my parents and for all who knew me. I know that. But I have learned with age and thru my soul searching the last few years to control and channel that intensity into positive things.

My marriage ended as a result of an affair. I know usually the stories we hear are the stories about the ones who’s spouses were unfaithful to them and we feel awful for them. Mine is the reverse. I was unfaithful, as I felt very unfulfilled in my relationship/life.

I lost everything because of it. I had it all, or so it seemed. A beautiful family, two kids, financial stability, loads of friends, our house was the social place to gather. But inside I was dying. I know it was more then my marriage. I was just not a happy person. So I shut my husband out and went searching for love elsewhere. Obviously it all came out, as lies do and ended in compete disaster. So many lives were turned upside down. I lost my family, my friends, my world. I had no one to blame but myself and I was alone.

But I put on a brave front. Moved out and tried to start over. I drank, and partied to forget everything. My life was out of control.

I will never forget the Sunday morning I woke up and took a look at the bottle of alcohol and pills beside me and burst into tears. I knew I needed help. It was either get help or that was it.

Monday morning I called Sedona Soul Adventures and Rick called me back. I bawled on the phone to him.

I was on a plane that Thursday. With no support. My family was mortified that I was leaving and again thinking of myself. I was truly trying to save myself from complete destruction.

That is what happened after 6 days in Sedona. I saved myself.

I do not expect people to feel sorry for those who are unfaithful. I regret it immensely and all the hurt I caused. But I would never be the woman I am today. I am a better mother, partner, daughter, worker and all round person after hitting “rock bottom” and crawling my way out.

I want those who are on the side I was on to know that you are not alone, you are not a horrible person, you can be forgiven, and you have to start with forgiving yourself. Own your mistakes! And one day you may even find true love like I did.

Debra, if this is repetitive, I apologize….I just felt compelled to write this down at 3am…lol”
Wow. I went back and looked at what Julia had written to us 5 years ago, one month after her retreat:
“Two words come to mind when I describe my experience: LIFE CHANGING. I left home and arrived in Sedona half a person, I came home complete, content, whole and Full of love. I “found” myself amidst the beauty of a place I now consider “home”. I look at life in a whole new light and enjoy each and every day. Thank you to all the wonderful people at Sedona Soul Adventures that helped to open me up to a whole new world of possibilities.”
Her entire life turned around. She met Daniel shortly after her Soul Adventure and they have a beautiful, committed relationship. Her children live with her and her relationship with them is rock solid. It’s five years later and everything she received here has not only maintained, but continued to deepen.
When she wrote me in November, she said she had been concerned about spending the money to come to Sedona again and was worried about leaving the kids. Just at that moment, her boss gave her a bonus that would cover the entire trip, and her family (who didn’t support her coming here the first time), said they’d be happy to take care of the kids.
I sent her an email asking if she was okay with me telling her entire story and using her name, because we always protect everyone’s privacy. She wrote back saying “if I can inspire one person to reach out for help it’s worth it.”
Then she apologized for not getting back to me right away, because today was her birthday and she was having a special celebration with her kids!
I asked her if she had a photo from her time here 5 years ago. She sent me this photo and wrote “this was taken January 12, 2013”. I couldn’t believe it. That’s my birthday! That’s why I wasn’t here to meet her, I was out of town celebrating my birthday, but the amazing thing is she sent me a photo taken on my birthday. I wrote her back and said “So many connections!”
That’s what happens when your life comes back into connection. All these synchronicities start happening – Julia had a strong desire to come back to Sedona to celebrate the 5th anniversary of her life changing retreat but she was worried about money and leaving her kids and suddenly her boss gives her a bonus that covers it all and her family was happy to take care of the kids.
We decide to go to breakfast much later than we usually do and the Universe brings us together at the same place in perfect timing.
5 years ago she had her picture taken in Sedona during a time when her life was being transformed by coming to one of our retreats, and it turns out the photo was taken on my birthday. I contact her again and it turns out to be her birthday!
But the best part is, 5 years ago her life was completely broken, she came here to do a retreat and she was totally transformed. Five years later she’s not only going strong, it just keeps on getting better and better and better.
That’s my favorite part of all the work we do here. I love it so much when someone has a fabulous, life changing retreat and that’s what happens here all day, every day. But what I love the most is hearing from someone 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, even 10 years later, that their Soul Adventure was THE event that transformed their life or saved their marriage.
And the really miraculous thing is, this isn’t out of the ordinary, this is what is happening all the time.
So if you have parts of your life or your relationship that aren’t working, come to the right place. Come to Sedona and do a Soul Adventure. I say this all the time and I’ll say it again – if you knew what could happen, you’d be coming right now!

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 Retreat Guides will call you.
Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.
Wishing you a week filled with amazement,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Come to Machu Picchu and Peru with Jorge Luis Delgado, one of the Masters on the planet right now (April 14-27)
One of the most amazing things about our Machu Picchu and Peru trip is our incredible guide and shaman, Jorge Luis Delgado. I truly believe Jorge is one of the masters on the planet right now.
And to be in his presence for 2 weeks – doing ceremonies, learning his teachings, it’s just so incredible and amazing.
Jorge’s background is so interesting. He grew up on Lake Titicaca with a family of very little means. Amazingly, he became a tour guide throughout Peru and after a few years, became very well known.
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.
He became more and more successful, continuing his guiding and eventually owning some hotels in Peru.
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.
As 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 (that’s Jorge doing ceremony there).
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 grown children. His teachings are practical and wonderful and life changing.
“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

If you have any questions, send me an email at:
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
Or better yet, give me a call – I love talking about Peru!
Call me toll-free at (877) 204-3664.
Is this the year you give yourself the gift of Machu Picchu?
 

Egypt Last Call (Feb. 11-25) – Need Female Roommate

I am so incredibly excited for our Return to Egypt tour, February 11-25. It’s going to be a small, intimate group and that’s going to make it so wonderful to have the amazing transformations that people have on this incredible journey.
Today (as I was writing this!), I got a phone call from a woman who came here for a Soul Adventure retreat in October (the day before I got married) and she suddenly decided “I have to go to Egypt!” I love it so much when things like that happen and people just decide – I’m going!
So how about you? Decide to come on this fabulous trip. And even better, we are looking for a female roommate. This is so wonderful because it saves you the $1250 cost of having a single room.
This is such an amazing trip. We see all the must see places you must go to in Egypt:

  • The Great Pyramid (including 2 hours of private time just for our group for our special ceremony and meditation)
  • The Sphinx
  • Karnak Complex (built over a period of over 2500 years!)
  • Abu Simbel (which boasts the largest statues in the world)
  • The Valley of the Kings (where we have a special ticket to see the tomb of Ramses VI)
  • Cairo Museum (including the Treasures of King Tut)

Plus places where the average tourist doesn’t always go:

  • The Isis Temple at Philae
  • Hathor Temple at Dendara (where we’ll see the original colors from thousands of years ago, thanks to Egypt’s 5 year program to clean the soot and dirt that has accumulated over centuries)
  • The Temple of Abydos (I’ll show you where I had a past life – I wasn’t anyone famous, but it was incredible)

Everything is 5-star and everything is taken care of for you. One of the most wonderful things about this trip is that it is such a beautiful 5-star experience. Our hotel in Cairo is 5-star and right across from the Pyramids! Can you imagine being at the pool and looking up and seeing the Great Pyramid? Our 5-star hotel in Luxor is right on the Nile (I love eating their fabulous waffles in the morning as I sit gazing at the Nile!).
After that we’re on our 5-star Nile cruise for 5 days, cruising down the Nile and stopping at the temples along the way, such as the incredible Temple of Kom Ombo (where we’ll see the Crocodile Museum, full of crocodile mummies (the Egyptians worshipped crocodiles!). On our Nile cruise, you can have a massage (I’ll have at least 2), sip a cocktail on the sun deck, enjoy high tea each day at 4, and dance the night away at the Galabaya party (I’ll be in bed by 10, but you get the picture). They will probably also have a belly dancer.
But the best part is how absolutely everything is taken care of for you. Guardian Travel (our travel partners in Egypt) are absolutely amazing. They are a small, family-owned company and I have worked with them since 1995. They are known and respected throughout Egypt and they add an element to this trip that you won’t find with any other, knowing that you’re safe and taken care of everywhere we go. We’ll have dinner at the Fayed family home while we’re there — it’s across the street from the Sphinx! We’ll be there on the night we watch the fabulous Sound and Light Show at the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. And our guide Raafat, is so amazing. He knows everything there is to know, he reads hieroglyphics and he’s so much fun!
The shopping is always incredible, but with the dollar at a new high (vs. the Egyptian pound), it will be spectacular! When I first started going to Egypt, the exchange rate was 3:1 (3 pounds to 1 dollar). It’s gone steadily up since then and now it’s 18 to 1! Even though my house is full of treasures from Egypt, I’m already intending to get some new treasures — silk rugs, gold jewelry, alabaster (there’s a certain bowl I’ve had my eye on for many years!), Egyptian oils and perfumes, papyrus, etc.).
Change your life by going to Egypt. I went to Egypt for the first time in 1983. When I was in Karnak I heard voices for the first time in my life (in the 30 years since then, it’s only happened 2 other times). Some of the most incredible spiritual experiences of my life have happened in Egypt. I know of 2 past lives there — I wasn’t anyone famous, but both past lives have had an incredible impact on this lifetime. Plus this past year, I discovered that my husband and I had a past life in Egypt, in Karnak. He’s going on the trip for the first time, and I can’t wait to see what happens when we are both together again in the same place where we were together before. Wow! That just gives me goosebumps!
Let me address one other issue – is Egypt safe?
I’ve been going to Egypt since 1983, this will be my 18th trip! The Egyptian people are some of the nicest, friendliest, warmest people I’ve ever met in the world (and I’ve traveled all over). It’s so interesting to me, I always go to New York for a few days before the trip (that’s where we all meet – in JFK), and I actually feel more safe in Egypt than I do in New York! Every person who comes on our trips has always talked about how they feel completely safe (you can read about people saying that over and over again if you Click here) and how much they love the Egyptian people.

Don’t worry if you don’t have someone to travel with. All of our groups are typically in love with each other after 48 hours and many of them become friends for life. I had dinner last night with one of our SSA grads who went to Egypt with me twice, 2 years in a row (2013 and 2014), who lives in the Midwest and is in Sedona doing a few sessions. I love her and I always will, she is one of my Egypt sisters! These are the kinds of lifetime friendships that are made on this trip.
Don’t worry if you’re not part of a couple. This is one of the few years when there are no married couples on the trip. Everyone is a single, except for Richard and I. How funny, this will be the first time in all these years I’m finally there with a man!!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a passport. If you start right now, you can get one through an expedited process.
Travel with other like minded seekers. There is nothing more fun than being in an incredible place with other people who “get you”. It’s so wonderful to go here, connect with the energy and talk about your experiences with other people who are seeking deeper connections.
Enjoy ceremonies, meditations and deep connecting. Connecting to the higher vibrations is easier in Egypt, the veils are thinner there. And can you imagine having 2 hours of private time just for our group inside the Great Pyramid? That’s what will happen on the last day of this trip! This trip is truly transformational.
Decide now to come on this trip of a lifetime. But you need to decide now! Click below to get all the information, including pricing:

And if you haven’t already, Click here to download my beautiful “Mysterious Egypt” Report, filled with all kinds of information and beautiful photos.
To watch a 5 minute video of why this trip is so special, Click here.
I would love to have you join us!
If you have any questions, please email me at
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com or call me on my cell at (928) 301-2896
 
 
Wishing you a week filled with adventure and excited expectation,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

 

3 Reasons you shouldn’t make New Year’s Resolutions

Before moving to Sedona 18 years ago, I lived in Omaha, Nebraska and one of my friends there owned a fast food restaurant that was part of a small regional chain. They had fabulous burgers, wonderful fries, heavenly onion rings and a fantastic salad bar. It was close to Mutual of Omaha, so they got a huge lunch crowd.
The first year he had the franchise, my friend was told by corporate to stock up the salad bar to double proportions for January 2, but to go back down to regular portions again on January 3. He was told the reason and didn’t quite believe it — people go with their New Year’s Resolution of “losing 10 pounds” or “eating healthy” for exactly one day. They’ll be back to the burgers and fries by January 3.
He did what he was told and corporate was exactly right. They sold double salad bar on January 2 and by January 3 it was back to business as usual. By the time he told me this, he had owned the restaurant for 10 years and it had been true every single year.
All this week I’ve been deluged with emails about “How To Have Your Best Year Ever!” and the messages are full of making “resolutions that will last”. The problem is, as you and I know, human beings just don’t stick to resolutions. For the vast majority of people, the longest they last is to the end of January, according to all the articles. Based on the salads vs. cheeseburgers scenario, I don’t think it’s even that long.
The one article that I read that was really illuminating on the subject came from “Psychology Today”, entitled “Why People Can’t Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions”, by Ray Williams. In it, he says:
“Habitual behavior is created by thinking patterns that create neural pathways and memories, which become the default basis for your behavior when you’re faced with a choice or decision. Trying to change that default thinking by “not trying to do it,” in effect just strengthens it. Change requires creating new neural pathways from new thinking.”
And the problem is, creating this new type of thinking is very difficult to do, especially when you are living your life, doing all your old behaviors and surrounded by all of your usual stimuli that you are reacting to (your spouse, your work, your children, your boss, your in-laws, etc.). That’s why most people are back to the burgers in a very short time.
So don’t make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions this year and here are the 3 reasons why:

1. The chances are you won’t stick to it.
2. It can make matters worse. Some studies show that people who resolve to lose weight actually gain weight during January. I believe this is true because “what you focus on expands” – literally!
3. The worst part is, as soon as you break the resolution you’ll feel bad about yourself, you’ll start being hard on yourself and that’s the last thing you need to begin the New Year. You need to feel good about yourself, not the opposite.

So my suggestion is to not make the standard New Year’s Resolution. Instead, do something that works, that has a high level of success and that can change around your thinking — make the decision to come to Sedona and do a Soul Adventures retreat. That can actually change your life or your relationship around.
Every week we have people come here who go from unhappy to happy, from disconnected to connected, to feeling lost to finding their soul purpose and living it. We have couples come to us who are on the verge of divorce, things are turned around and they are happier and juicier than they’ve ever been and committed to their future. We’ve even had people lose weight! Have you seen the YouTube video of our client who lost 17 pounds of what she called “protection weight” in the month after she went home? Wow – 2 resolutions in one! – Get Happy and Lose Weight!
There actually is a way to “Make 2018 The Best Year Ever!” – come here and we’ll show you. Connect with us and we’ll create a retreat that’s custom designed for exactly what you need to bring you into the life or the relationship of your dreams. Click below to set up a time to connect with one of our Retreat Guides:

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 Retreat Guides will call you.
Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.
Wishing you a fabulous 2018 filled with adventure and transformation,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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8 months later, Federico says his Soul Adventure was “life changing, transformational” and “the best thing I have ever done for myself in MY LIFE”
“Wow!!!! I’m in complete bliss and stillness…so fresh and renewed…I can’t thank you enough Sedona Soul Adventures…8 months later and I’m still feeling such powerful and incredible shifts…your work is truly beyond amazing and intuitive…Thank You!!!
My retreat was the best thing I have ever done for myself in MY LIFE and I wish the whole world would do this for themselves….it would make the world a much better place!!!
My retreat ROCKED!!! Hands down – life changing, transformational, powerful, cleansing, shifts, synchronicity, alignment, consciousness, awareness, love, peace, joy, happiness, freedom, ABUNDANCE…..you name it….it did it for me!!!
Most of all, it taught me how to integrate these teachings into my daily life and that I can keep myself in alignment in LIFE, no matter the level of stress in the high-paced world of finance and intensity of New York, or regardless of what life throws at me and the “external” circumstances…personal, relationships, or professional….it taught me that I HAVE IT ALL…ALL INSIDE ME….and that is the most POWERFUL thing and highest vibration in the Universe – tapping into your HEART AND SOUL!!!! Thank You Sedona Soul Adventures – All of YOU, THANK YOU!!!”

– Federico T., Brooklyn, New York

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Where would you like to go this year? Egypt or Machu Picchu?

There is one decision you can make this year that will have an incredible impact — where would you like to go? Egypt or Machu Picchu?
The Egypt trip is so incredible. We go to all the must see places – the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, Abu Simbel – plus we also go to places the average tourist doesn’t see – the Isis Temple at Philae, the Hathor temple at Dendara. Plus, we do ceremonies in the temples and tombs, including 2 hours of private time just for our group inside the Great Pyramid. The trip is February 11-25, 2018 – Click here for all the information including pricing:

Or is Machu Picchu the one on your bucket list? What an amazing trip. It’s April 14-27, 2018. Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo. Plus, being with our guide and shaman, Jorge Luis Delgado, is life changing. Click here for all the information:

If you have any questions about either trip, please send me an email at:
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
Or call me at (877) 204-3664 – I love talking about Egypt and Peru!
 

Merry Christmas plus Wedding Video


Richard and I sent out this e-Christmas Card and Wedding video last week to our family and friends (many of whom are people who started out as clients of Sedona Soul Adventures and through the years became friends). We had such an overwhelmingly sweet response to the card and to the Wedding video that I thought, I should send this out to you, my Sedona Soul Adventures family.
We certainly do feel blessed and Sedona Soul Adventures has been such a huge part of it — I know that all the work I’ve done over the years with our fabulous practitioners helped me to recover from my divorce 7 years ago and brought me to the point of being in a place where I could bring in this beautiful, intelligent, spiritual and loving man right at the time when I was ready.
When I think about where I was two Christmases ago and where I am this Christmas, I can hardly believe it. Two Christmases ago, I was alone. As much as I loved my life, I suddenly felt like I really wanted to have someone to share my life with.
I set two intentions for 2016 – I wanted my book to come out and become an Amazon #1 Best Seller and I wanted to have a really deep, wonderful love relationship.
I did some sessions with some of my fantastic practitioners, making sure that any blocks to love were removed and gone and any thoughts of unworthiness were blasted through. My astrologer told me the end of 2016 was a great time for the book to come out and for someone to come into my life. My book (“The Journey To Happy”) hit Amazon #1 on October 16 and I remember thinking around that time, “okay, the book is done, now I have time for the man to come in”.
A few weeks later, I met Richard. So last Christmas I was filled with hope and excitement about all the possibilities, never dreaming that by this Christmas all this amazing stuff would happen.
So I’m sending you lots of love and many blessings on this very special Christmas. My prayer for you is that if your life isn’t exactly the way you want it right now, that by next Christmas it will be. If you want to make that happen, please connect with us, let us help, come here to Sedona and do a retreat. So that next Christmas you can say, “wow, I can’t believe what’s happened since last Christmas!”.
If that sounds good, give yourself this Christmas present — Click here to speak to one of our Retreat Guides. True to our promise, we’re here for you and someone is actually working today to be available to you. But don’t worry, I gave them all Christmas off!
If you would like, Click here to watch our 4 minute Wedding video, it’s very sweet.
Wishing you a happy and blessed Christmas,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

 

How to change a difficult family member

How would you like to spend Christmas with this bunch? Especially the guy on the end who has a bottle of bourbon in front of him?
We all seem to have difficult people in our lives. The ones you just can’t seem to get along with, the ones that no matter what you do, your interactions are unpleasant or worse. If it’s a family member, you’re forced to be with them during the holidays and you can already feel yourself gearing up for what you know is going to be unpleasant, not fun and the opposite of how you want to feel, which is happy, joyful and full of Christmas cheer (not the kind in a bottle!).
Not too long ago a woman came to us for a Soul Adventure telling us that she simply couldn’t live with her husband anymore. She said he was driving her crazy, didn’t appreciate anything she did, was constantly criticizing her and never doing anything to express his love for her or to do anything to help her. He had shut down and they weren’t communicating, and when they were communicating, she felt like he wasn’t truthful with her. She wanted to do the retreat to recenter, and gather her strength so that she could leave the marriage.
Instead, something else happened.
And a few weeks after she got home she reported “It’s a miracle. It’s like he’s a completely different person. It’s almost unbelievable.”
What happened? What caused her husband to change? It’s simple – she changed.
How did that happen? During her retreat, she was able to really get it that everything she was complaining about was something that she was doing to him. She was stunned. She realized she was driving him crazy, she didn’t appreciate anything he did, she was constantly criticizing him and never doing anything to express her love or to help him. She realized that she had shut down also and neither of them were communicating with each other, and when they were communicating there were many times she wasn’t completely honest with him, because she wasn’t telling him how she was truly feeling.
Digging a little deeper, we discovered that she was mirroring her own parents’ relationship. Her mother didn’t appreciate her father, was constantly criticizing him, they never expressed their love for each other and there would be long stretches of time where she would give him “the silent treatment”, just like she was doing with her husband.
She had also had a difficult relationship with her mother who she felt never really loved her. She realized how much she was trying to get the love she never got from her mother from her husband. She was shocked to remember that her mother kept secrets from her father and engaged her in that conspiracy, and she was doing the same thing with one of her daughters, setting up this Us vs. Him dynamic.
In her sessions, all that got changed around. In her Core Belief Transformation, she was able to go into compassion for her mother and for her husband and for herself. She was able to let go of the belief “I’m not lovable”. She was able to see that her husband truly does love her. She was able to see how her lack of self love was preventing her from giving and receiving love to and from her husband.
But it was her Clarity in Relationships session that really nailed it for her. She discovered how she was projecting all over her husband. When they reached the turn-around phase of the session, she was absolutely dumbfounded. She saw the truth that it wasn’t him, it was her – the results of her wounds, her pain and the negative beliefs she’d been holding. And the best part is, it wasn’t us telling her all this, it was her coming to that understanding completely on her own. That’s one of the magical pieces of what we are able to do here.
In her Breath Journey, her mother (who had passed away many years ago), came to her in a vision. She came up to her, looked deeply into her eyes and hugged her. Nothing was said, but she felt this overwhelming love from her mother, unlike anything she had ever felt before. It completely filled up the empty hole that had always been there. She told me later “feeling all this love from my mother, somehow made me start feeling all this love for myself and for my husband and for my children and really, for everyone!”
In her final Integration session (where we map out a plan for integrating all the awarenesses and implementing all the tools you’ve received), she made the commitment to herself that she was going to maintain all this. Not only was she not going to leave the marriage, she realized how much she loved her husband and how much she wanted their family. She decided she wasn’t going to demand anything from her husband or try to get him to change, she was just going to go home and love him.
She went home and said to her husband, “I love you. I know I’ve criticized you and blamed you and I’m sorry for that. It stops now.” She set one boundary with him and said “I’m going to be truthful in all my communication with you and I want you to be truthful with me”. He agreed.
She didn’t force him to engage. She didn’t force him to communicate with her, but suddenly, amazingly, that’s exactly what he started doing. He saw immediately how changed she was and started asking more questions about what had happened on the retreat and she answered him openly and honestly. They cried together.
She got it. She started living what the poster says:

He told us he started feeling all the love from her. He couldn’t believe all the changes and how peaceful and calm and happy she is. And guess what? After the holidays they’re coming for a Couples Retreat. He’s the one who suggested it! He wants what she’s having — peace and calm and lots of love. He wants the same kind of turn-around she had and they want to really learn how to communicate and to grow more deeply together.

I love this quote from Byron Katie – Everyone is a mirror image of you — your husband, your wife, your children, your mother, your father, your annoying relatives that you have to be with at Christmas. Everything you don’t like in other people is a mirror of something you don’t like in yourself.
But the good news is, it’s something that is trying to come up for healing — that’s why it keeps coming up!
And the really good news is – The only difficult family member you need to change is you!
It starts with a simple decision:
Decide to have a different Christmas.
Decide to have a different year next year.
Decide to heal these wounds that are holding you back and keeping you from the peace and joy we all yearn to celebrate during the holidays.
Decide to have a turn-around. Decide to come and do a Soul Adventure.
It will turn everything around.
Connect with us and speak with one of our Retreat Guides. They’ll get you started on the turn-around.

They’ll connect with you (or both of you, if it’s a couples retreat) in deep conversation. Then they’ll custom design the perfect retreat for 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 Retreat Guides will call you.
Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Eileen says, “This experience has changed my life!”
“Ok, this has taken so long coming back to you because I wanted to be able to say something helpful instead of “It was so great!!” which it was, but to be more articulate…” I was at a point in my life where after a few rough years, I simply needed some help, I sought it and found Sedona Soul Adventures. This experience has changed my life, it centered me, allowed me to see the amazing life I already have and appreciate it, it has given me direction and an idea about how I want my future to be. I was extremely impressed and grateful for the customized sessions for my particular needs and the quality of the practitioners and SSA staff. Thank you Sedona Soul Adventures!”

– Eileen G., Northport, Maine

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On the Egypt trip, we take care of everything! Join us Feb. 11-25
One of the most wonderful things about our Return to Egypt tour (Feb 11-25, 2018) is that we take care of absolutely everything! On a trip like this you want to make sure that you’ll be safe and taken care of by people who really know Egypt.
This is my 18th trip to Egypt, I’ve been going there since 1983. I’ve been working with Guardian Travel since 1995 and have been taking groups to Egypt each year since 2004.
Guardian Travel is known and respected throughout Egypt and they handle everything in such a magnificent way. From the largest most important things to the smallest details, everything is taken care of masterfully. It starts in Cairo where they greet us so warmly at the airport and from that time on, you won’t have to touch your bags for the next two weeks – it’s one of the small details that I love.
They arrange everything at our fabulous 5-star hotels and 5-star Nile Cruise.
They take us to wonderful restaurants like the one that has a panoramic view of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid and on one of the nights we have dinner at the Fayed home which is across the street from the Sphinx!
They’re with us all the time on all of our excursions from our camel ride to the Great Pyramid to slipping some extra baksheesh (tip money) to the guards at temples so we can do a private meditation there (ssshhh – don’t tell anyone!).
Our guide is giving us all the information about the amazing places we’re going to, answering all of our questions, reading hieroglyphics to explain a particular carving, making jokes and shepherding us to the ins and outs of all the most important places.
Every day we’ll be going to yet another magnificent place and each one is even more incredible than the last.
Every day is planned so beautifully so that we have the perfect combination of seeing the sites, connecting with the energy and having fun!
I took a trip to England and Paris a few years ago and found myself in the position of having to plan everything — the hotels, getting around, deciding where to go and how, where were we going to eat each day, etc., etc., etc. Even though I’m good at it, it was exhausting. It gave me a renewed appreciation for everything that Guardian Travel does and how over the past 14 years I’ve designed this trip so that it truly is the perfect spiritual tour of Egypt.
We even provide you with traveling companions! Don’t worry if you don’t have someone to travel with, our groups are typically in love with each other within 48 hours and make friendships that last a lifetime. It’s so wonderful to have these experiences with other like-minded adventurers.
Everything is completely taken care of — you can come and just focus on all the fun and the amazing transformations that will happen in this sacred place.
“I went to Egypt with Debra two years in a row, 2013 and 2014. The country is so amazing–the energy is so high and I’ve felt drawn to so many of the temples and sites. Guardian Travel is so wonderful and our tour guide made the trip unforgettable! I could go back year after year and still discover new things. I felt completely safe on both tours, the people were so warm and welcoming. All of the travel arrangements were perfect. We never waited for a bus to be there, meals were great, and everyone was always more than willing to help out with anything we needed or answer any questions. And I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime. Don’t wait to sign up for this amazing tour!”
– Betty Ann Dean (that’s Betty Ann on the end in the red sweater)
If you have any questions about our trip, send me an email at: Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
Or feel free to give me a call, toll-free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada)
Or Click here and I’ll call you – I love talking about Egypt!

 
 

SSA featured in Forbes Magazine “my Soul Adventure was a major turning point in my life”

I am so incredibly thrilled that Sedona Soul Adventures has been featured in an amazing article this week in the Forbes Magazine online blog. It’s entitled

Autumn is an amazing person. This year she launched a clothing company that is ethically based, utilizing women in India, Holland, Kenya and New York. But even after having this incredible success, she was still feeling an imbalance in her work life and personal life. As she says in the article, here she was in “a time of dreams coming true with the release of my collection”, but at the same time she “was also filled with anxiety, uncertainty, stress and tears”.

I started my business in pursuit of professional satisfaction that would also create a sense of personal happiness. I decided to follow my dream at all costs sacrificing so much to make it happen, so when my dreams started coming true I was supposed to be happy right? I was wrong. My life was out of balance and I was very unhappy.

I was focusing so much on my business that my personal life was suffering. I longed to achieve a work-life balance. But how? I am blessed beyond measure to do my passion as daily work, but also longed to feel that other side of life: friendship, love, children, fitness, personal travel and time to myself to just be, laugh and enjoy the world.
Lately, my life as an entrepreneur was becoming stifling. There was always so much to do, so many rejections to arrive at one yes, attempting to manage my interns while I was having trouble managing myself, my time and emotions.
I needed to reset. It was time to make an effort in my own life in order to break unhealthy patterns that were binding me both personally & professionally.
The Catalyst For Cure: A Sedona Soul Adventure
I booked a spiritual retreat with Sedona Soul Adventures because I wanted to experience something transformative. I could have gone to Sedona to spend time in nature, hike the red rocks, meditate in their stillness. But I loved the idea of connecting with individual practitioners over a 4-day period, who specialized in everything from reiki and hypnosis to sound therapy and bodywork/massage.
From Thursday To Monday I engaged in the following 7 sessions:

  • Radiant Heart Healing – Learning to open the heart chakra & self-love techniques for healthier relationships.
  • Nurturing Massage – Identifying chronic muscular body aches and releasing them through massage/bodywork.
  • Healing The Relationship Wound – Looking at childhood wounds and beginning to heal them.
  • Inner Journey With Breath and Sound- Breath and music meditations with a focus on chakra activation.
  • Angelic Guidance – A psychic reading on a horse ranch just on the outskirts of Sedona.
  • Yoga, Heart & Soul Transformation – Barefoot yoga session on Sedona’s red rocks with prayer and meditation for manifesting life shifts.
  • Reiki & Hypnotherapy – Healing childhood wounds through visualization, mild hypnosis and reiki.

Through these sessions, I took a good look at my inner child, seeing how childhood wounds were affecting me as an adult. A realized the gravity of connecting to my center daily through meditation, yoga and exercise; and the importance of spending time in nature as the best healer. Being in NYC for over a decade I don’t think I realized how much that lack of nature was affecting me.
I think the most powerful tool of my Sedona Soul Adventure taught me was my intention to fix the perceived work/life imbalance, followed by my action to embark on the sessions needed for healing. These two tools used in tandem- intention followed by action- were symbols of my real openness to change. When you follow intention with action magical things happen.
All creative and entrepreneurial people understand the relationship between intention and action. In order to turn the invisible into the visible- to create something from an idea or inspiration- be it a business, change in one’s life, relationship, or health transformation you must first set the intention. Then that intention has to then be followed by action.
Intention without action means nothing. The overweight person who intends to start a new workout and plan but doesn’t follow that with action will remain overweight.
The workaholic who intends to find a work-life balance but doesn’t follow that intent with action, will see no change. I know my trip to Sedona will represent a major turning point in my life. For years I have had the intention of achieving this balance but done nothing to affect that change. My trip and investment in myself by taking a Soul Adventure represent my willingness to change. I feel some major changes coming. Watch this space.
Autumn Adeigbo is an ethical fashion advocate and entrepreneur. She is founder and creative director of her eponymous women’s wear label autumnadeigbo.com.
She came to us in November and had an incredible experience. She loved working with the individual practitioners and in the article she outlines what happened in each session. She especially discusses “seeing how childhood wounds were affecting me as an adult”. She had major healing and says her Soul Adventure was “a major turning point” in her life.
And if you would like to bring balance into your life, connect with us. Isn’t that what life is about, having balance? Even if we are having success in one area of our life, sometimes we can be out of whack in the other areas. The key is to have balance in all parts of our lives – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Click below to connect with one of our Retreat Guides.

They’ll connect with you (or both of you, if it’s a couples retreat) in deep conversation. Then they’ll custom design the perfect retreat for 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 Retreat Guides will call you.
Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.
Wishing you a week filled with balance,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Shelley says the Egypt trip was “soul searching” and “life changing” Join us Feb 11-25



If you have any other questions, please email me at:
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
or call me at (877) 204-3664
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What’s Your Reaction To These Monkeys? [What’s Your Reality?]

Richard and I just got back from our second honeymoon. We didn’t intend to take two honeymoons, but here’s what happened. My dear friend, Sylvia (who I first met when she did her Sedona Soul Adventure, and then did another one, then went on one of our group trips to Egypt and then moved to Sedona and years later became one of our amazing practitioners!), gave us the most incredible wedding present — a week at her timeshare that is in Spain on the Costa del Sol. What a fantastic present!
But the earliest we could get in was a month after the wedding, so we decided we couldn’t just go home after the wedding and do email, we needed to go somewhere right after the wedding. So we went to the Grand Caymans, which was absolutely beautiful and wonderful. But what felt like the real honeymoon was going to Spain and it was fantastic, being right on the Mediterranean (here’s us on our balcony) and seeing things like the Rock of Gibraltar, the Alhambra and spending a day in Morocco. Thank you, Sylvia!
Going to Gibraltar was so fascinating because it’s incredibly beautiful (it’s where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic come together), plus the people who live there are so interesting. Even though it’s attached to Spain, it has been a British colony since 1873, so everyone we talked with spoke with a British accent, yet they feel very much that they are a separate entity.
And then there’s the monkeys. There are wild monkeys in Gibraltar, over 300 of them and they belong to five different troops (isn’t that a great word?). They are considered the biggest tourist attraction in Gibraltar. They are protected and have a very interesting background. At times, humans tried to get rid of the monkeys to no avail. Now they are loved and protected and taken care of. Queen Elizabeth came to visit them in 1954 and they were even featured in a James Bond movie!
They show up all over the place, you never know where you are going to find one and they usually travel with a few of them together. When you visit Gibraltar, the guides tell you not to feed them and not to carry food where they will see it, as they are very good at coming up and grabbing it out of your hands.
During our time there we had a lot of fun watching the monkeys and watching people interact with the monkeys. People would get a little anxious if one of them jumped on them, but that typically only happened if someone was (illegally) feeding one monkey and another one would see it.
But I wasn’t prepared for these two young women (in their twenties), who were absolutely screaming frantically every time they saw a monkey. The two girls were in front of us in a line for the cable car that goes to the top of the Rock and three of the monkeys started walking in the large room where we were. Even though the monkeys were not even close to them and were rather small, both girls started screaming. The monkeys were not in any way doing anything to them, but the girls kept screaming. If one of the monkeys turned to the right, the girls would scream some more. Never at any time did the monkeys threaten them in any way, but the girls just kept screaming.
At first the other tourists who were around (including us) thought it was somewhat amusing because these girls were having such a huge reaction. Some of the tourists even stopped taking pictures of the monkeys and were taking pictures of the girls. But in a very short time, it became increasingly annoying. The girls wouldn’t stop screaming. People were trying to help them, they were telling them they were okay, they weren’t in any danger, but the girls kept screaming. They tried to get the girls to move out of the room, but the girls wouldn’t move. The monkeys didn’t do anything to them at any time, in fact, after a little while the monkeys didn’t like the screaming either and they left.
Luckily, they weren’t in our cable car and we didn’t see them (or hear them) again. I can’t imagine how they navigated the rest of their visit, as the monkeys are everywhere. Richard and I kept wondering why in the world they would come to such a place when everyone who comes here knows about the monkeys. And how could they be so terrified of something that wasn’t doing anything to them? The monkeys were just walking around being monkeys. They weren’t harassing anyone, they weren’t taking anyone’s food, they weren’t even connecting with the girls, the monkeys were trying to get away from the girls as they kept on screaming. The whole thing only lasted a few minutes, but it was very unnerving.
I don’t know the girls’ back story. Maybe both of them were attacked by monkeys as young children and so they have a phobia (the odds against that seem pretty high). Maybe someone told them that the monkeys would attack everyone. Maybe the girls wanted attention.
But I don’t think that’s it. They seemed to be genuinely terrified.
After being annoyed for a short time, I started wondering about what was going on. It amazed me that they were so afraid. It didn’t matter that people were helping them, the girls were refusing any offers of help. It didn’t matter that they could have walked away from the monkeys, the girls remained where the monkeys were. It didn’t matter that the monkeys weren’t doing anything to them – they still kept screaming.
And then I started thinking about everyone else’s reaction. The room was full of people and everyone had different reactions. The vast majority of the people were enjoying the monkeys, they would laugh as they struck a funny pose or looked particularly cute. Some of the people were actively trying to engage the monkeys, talking to them or giving them something to eat. Other people seemed a little skittish (especially as the two girls kept screaming), but no one else went into that level of upset.
It made me start to think about how we all react to something happening. Everyone in that room was reacting to the exact same thing, the same “stimuli” as my college professor would call it. The monkeys came in and they were being monkeys. They were walking, they were climbing, at one point they were grooming each other, they took food from people who were giving them food. They sat on the floor.
But the reactions to the monkeys were different for each person. Some people were laughing, some people were obviously having a lot of fun, a few people were a little anxious and the two girls were terrified and screaming.
Isn’t it interesting that different people can have so many different reactions to the exact same happening? I would have loved for every person in that room to have written a report of exactly what happened. The “reality” of what happened would have been different for almost everyone. Some people would have written that there were cute monkeys and the two girls would have probably written that “killer apes” had been unleashed.
And that’s the point because it wasn’t about the “reality”. It had nothing to do with the monkeys, it had to do with the person. It’s not about what’s happening on the outside [monkeys], it’s what’s happening on the inside — in this case it ran the gamut from joy, happiness and amusement to annoyance, fear, and terror.
We all pretty much have the same things happening to us — stuff going on with work, stuff going on with our relationships, stuff going on with our everyday lives. How are you reacting to all that? With joy or happiness or amusement or annoyance or fear or terror? What “reality” are you choosing?
And when something upsetting does happen, how do we deal with that? It was interesting to me that even when it was offered, the two girls refused help. They were terrified, they were screaming, people offered to help them, but they weren’t interested in getting help. They evidently just wanted to go on feeling badly.
We continued our tour and went to the top. Isn’t this view magnificent? At the top, we had a beautiful brunch and we sat next to two British couples who were talking about the two girls. They were not kind or compassionate, they just kept talking about why would these girls come to this place if they were that afraid of the monkeys?
I said to Richard, that’s another terrible part of what happens for most people when they’re experiencing problems in their lives — most other people don’t care and they wish you would just shut up about it!
Luckily, that’s not how we feel about it. After all these years of working with people, I know that our reactions are all different and they’re all the result of so many different things — our thoughts, our feelings, how we were raised, our wounds, our hurts, the “good” things that have happened to us, the “bad” things that had happened to us — there are so many factors. But the thing I know more than anything is that we can change our reactions and that also changes the reality of what happens to us.
Before I came to Sedona in 1999, I did a lot of what I call “stinkin’ thinkin’”. Even though I knew it wasn’t good for me, I simply didn’t know how to NOT do it. When I got to the root of what was causing that, everything changed. I changed my reactions, and my “reality” changed. My life changed.
How do you react? How is your “reality” showing up? Are you mostly experiencing joy, happiness and amusement or annoyance, fear, and terror?
You can change your reactions. And when you change your reactions, you can change your reality. That’s what we do, all day every day. People come here stressed out, burned out, having a particular problem in their life, or feeling lost and without purpose. They leave here, happy, content, knowing their life purpose and ready to live it. Couples come in crisis or having lost their sizzle – they leave with a deeper and firmer commitment and love for each other that they never dreamed was possible.
Would you like some of that? It’s my wish for you. Please connect with us and see how a Soul Adventures retreat can transform your life or relationship. Click below and connect with one of our Retreat Guides:

They’ll connect with you (or both of you, if it’s a couples retreat) in deep conversation. Then they’ll custom design the perfect retreat for 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 Retreat Guides will call you.
Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.
Wishing you a week filled with new realities,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Regina says her Soul Adventure gave her a “different perspective” and she “had a true spiritual awakening” and she is “changed in so many ways”

“This adventure was so much more than expected! I went into this experience hoping to work some things out and walk away with a different perspective, and I am changed in so many ways! I gained so much more, and had a true spiritual awakening. This isn’t just a “break from the daily grind” but a very real adventure that will position you to dig beneath your layers and plant the seeds to grow into your truth. I am grateful to the staff at Sedona Soul Adventures and all the practitioners for creating a comfortable, safe, nurturing environment to do this work in. Just dive in, you will be glad you did!”

– Regina C., Atlanta, GA

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Diane says “my soul has been enlightened” in Egypt. Join us Feb. 11-25

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If you have any other questions, please email me at:
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
or call me at (877) 204-3664
I love talking about Egypt!
 

Because of Your Generosity We Helped 130 Hurricane Harvey Families!

I feel so grateful to all of you, especially at this time of Thanksgiving! Because of your generosity, we helped 130 families that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Wow!
If you’re new to the newsletter, last month I sent out a newsletter “Asking you to send prayers and $$ to one of our grads in flooded Houston”, when we discovered that our Sedona Soul Adventures grads, Joe and Teresa DePaula, were right in the middle of the Hurricane. Here are pictures of the devastation they endured.
I asked you to send prayers and money, and boy did you come through. While I was on my honeymoon, I received the most beautiful message from Teresa:
Hello Debra,
So sorry to just now be sending an email of Gratitude.
Thank you very much for your newsletters and for mentioning us & Tallowood Church.
Tallowood this past Sunday gave 130 of us at church a special card with $$ in it.
All of us were humbled & overwhelmed with love. No words express the love all of us have felt from others after Harvey. Next Wed, at Tallowood, I am attending a Harvey Women’s Support Group; I’m looking forward to it.
Joe & I have talked about going to Sedona again and seeing counselors, especially doing breathwork. However, with Harvey, moves, house, work & family in other states, it might be Year 2019.
Thank you for being a caring compassionate loving soul!
Teresa DePaula
Is that just amazing? Isn’t it incredible what just a little force for good can do in the world?
I’m so proud of you guys. And so thankful to have such a wonderful, generous community.
I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving – I for one am very thankful for you!
Wishing you a week filled with gratitude,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Ann is so grateful for her “life changing” Sedona Soul Adventure

“I wanted to take a minute or two to thank you and your staff for a life changing experience. I’d read all the testimonials and was impressed with what people had to say about their experiences. That was one of the things that drew me to you. I was also drawn to having an individualized experience. As time passed and I was preparing to come I started having doubts….what if I don’t have a life altering experience, what if I’m a dud? Or what if these folks are a bunch of new age hucksters??? My fears were all for naught. You’re the real deal. I’m so thankful to my Angel Guide for setting up such a perfect retreat and to all of the other practitioners I worked with. Everyone was awesome. I did have a life altering experience. I wasn’t a dud after all!”

– Ann J., Normal, IL

Pretty much everyone who comes to Sedona Soul Adventures has the same fear that Ann had – that she would be the “dud” who wouldn’t have a life changing experience. And I’m so happy to say, that simply doesn’t happen. Pretty much everyone who comes to us has exactly that — an absolutely incredible, amazing, almost unbelievable life changing experience.
Of course, there are a few people in the past 15 years where that hasn’t happened. But what we discovered was that in those situations (unbeknownst to us) these were people who were dragged here kicking and screaming by their spouse or their mother or their sister. We’ve always tried to weed them out, and now we’re even better at it. We only want people to come here who really want it, who really want their lives or relationships to change.
Because if you truly want the life or relationship of your dreams, that’s what happens here. Because each retreat is custom designed for exactly what you need, you get exactly what you want. We spend time connecting with you (or both of you if it’s a couple) before you come to Sedona, really getting at the heart of what’s holding you back or causing the problem. Then we design a retreat of private, one-on-one (or two-on-one sessions) designed to remove the blocks and gunk and bring you back into connection. Then we give you the tools to take home to not only maintain the connection, but to make sure it continues to deepen. That’s why this works and works so well and in such a short period of time.
Are you ready for a life changing experience? Do you really want your life (or relationship) to change? If so, connect with us, talk to one of our Retreat Guides. Click below

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 Retreat Guides will call you.
Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.
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You’re running out of time to join us in Egypt February 12-25. Give yourself this gift!

After all the craziness of Black Friday, I saw again an article about things that people spend money on that really make people happy in the long term. And, of course, special trips was one of the most important. I know going to Egypt has been such a life changer for me and so many of the people who have gone on this trip with me.
This is truly a gift that keeps on giving. So I invite you to give yourself this gift.

But you’re running out of time if you want to go with us February 11-25. Make the decision now. Click below for all the information, including pricing.

And if you have any other questions, please email me at:
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
or call me at (877) 204-3664
I love talking about Egypt!
 

Stop Going Crazy! [FREE Meditation] Come now save $100

I was going to write about something else in this message, but instead, I opened up my email today and I had 4 emails from people talking about how to deal with holiday stress, so I absolutely had to send this to you.
Here’s why:
The first one recommended taking a trip to the beach (don’t cook, get away from the family).
The second one was about going to Spain (don’t cook, get very far away from the family).
The third one was about just staying home (cook for yourself, completely disconnect from your family).
And the fourth one was about taking a supplement to help with the stress that you’re going to have from cooking and overeating and being around the family!
The problem is – None of these things work!
Why?
Because they’re not dealing with the real issue.
What is the real issue? Well, the true answer to that question is that it’s different for everyone.

  • Some people have issues related to their mother never giving them the love they needed and being around family re-activates that wound.
  • Some people have issues related to their father never truly loving or accepting them and the effects of that are showing up in all their relationships.
  • Some people have issues with siblings that started in childhood and never got resolved and being around family just makes all that come up.
  • Some people are in marriages or relationships that are barely hanging on by a thread and they’re gritting their teeth, just barely making it through each day.
  • Some people have issues with their children — lack of respect, love, motivation, drug issues, alcohol issues.
  • Some people are overcompensating for their wounds by wanting to have everything be “perfect”, which is, of course, impossible.
  • Some people have other stressors in their life — problems at work, money trouble, drug or alcohol issues, illness, weight issues — and the holiday stress just adds to it and makes it worse and worse.
  • Some people are just feeling stuck and overwhelmed and have the feeling that they’ll never have the life they truly want. The holidays come along and make that all feel so much worse, because we’re “supposed to” be happy at this “happiest time of the year”.

Going to the beach is not going to help any of those issues. The same person who goes to the beach is the same person that’s going to come back home. Staying home is not only going to deeply offend your family (and make things even worse), that kind of isolation leads to what some psychologists call “holiday despair”. And taking a supplement is only glossing over the issues.
Here is the answer: these issues are just that. They are issues showing you that something is off, something is wrong and it needs to be dealt with. In short, you need to do something about it! Something that will actually address these issues, get to the root of them and move them out.
I’m not sure what your issues are – for everyone it’s different. I grew up in an alcoholic home and my father’s alcoholism really kicked when I was 12. Before I was 12, Christmas was wonderful, almost idyllic. After that, Christmas was always some kind of a terrible mess. There was one year my father wasn’t even there. The worst part was not knowing what was going to happen, just knowing that it was never going to be okay. My mother always acted “as if” everything was okay, which just added to the insanity.
So after lots of therapy and finally, doing lots of sessions with the practitioners here in Sedona, I’ve come to realize that the holidays used to bring up all these issues and the way it showed up for me was that everything had to be “perfect”. I would do all this planning and orchestrating to have everything be perfect. When it ended up not being perfect (and of course it never was, how can anything be under all that pressure?), I would be unhappy, usually depressed.
The last time that happened for me was Christmas, 1998. My marriage was in tatters, I hated my work as a divorce attorney, I was in debt, I was 40 pounds overweight (and had just gained some more during the holidays). Lucky for me, I did a session with my therapist who was also an energy worker. We did a process and the information came in that I needed to do a retreat. I decided to come to Sedona. I came 2 weeks later. I did something and it changed my life forever.
So I’m going to suggest that you do something.
If you’re single and you don’t have family obligations, this is a perfect time to be doing something helpful and constructive and wonderful and to not be alone. We have practitioners that even work on Thanksgiving. And the weather is wonderful now, the forecast says it will be 66 degrees and sunny on Thanksgiving. Perfect! We’ve had so many people come here for retreats at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they’ve always said it’s the best thing they’ve ever done.
If you’re married or have other family obligations, come right after Thanksgiving. Don’t go shopping on Black Friday, do something wonderful on Black Friday and come to Sedona. You’ve done your duty, now do something to take care of yourself.
If you book your retreat and come in the next week, you’ll save $100. We usually charge an Express Fee for people who come with less than seven days notice because of the extra time involved in setting up a last minute retreat. But I feel so strongly about this, that if you book your retreat and come in the next week (no later than November 30 as your start date), we’ll waive that fee for you. I can only do this for the next 12 people, so CLICK HERE to make that happen.

Or if the next week doesn’t work, come sometime between now and Christmas, or come during the Christmas holiday. We have practitioners who are working during that time, it’s a beautiful, wonderful time to be in Sedona. Best of all, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
And if you can’t come over the holidays, make the decision to come in the next 30 days, or as soon as you can. The bottom-line message of all of this is – DO SOMETHING! These issues that are causing your holiday stress are with you all year long, they just get more concentrated at the holidays. They don’t go away unless you do something to take care of them.
Connect with us and let us custom design a retreat that will make you healthy and whole or bring your relationship back into healthy wholeness. Because the things that are causing these issues are different for everyone, our Retreat Guides will connect with you personally on the phone (or with both of you (separately) if it’s a couples retreat). Your retreat will be one-on-one, private sessions with the master practitioners of Sedona. In a couples retreat, you’ll have some one-on-one sessions and some two-on-one sessions. We’ll get to the root of the disconnection, clear it out, bring you back into connection and give you the tools you’ll need so that you’ll not only maintain the connection, but it will continue to deepen and deepen. Click here and one of our Retreat 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 Retreat Guides will call you.
Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.
And remember if you book your retreat and come in the next week (start date by November 30), you’ll save $100.
Now I realize that for some of you, coming right now might not be an option. So in the spirit of the holidays, I want to give you a gift, a meditation that at least on a very small scale will allow you to do something now. Of course, it’s not the same as doing a Soul Adventure and for that reason I almost hesitate to provide it to you, because it will not be the thing that will make everything right. But it is a start, and it’s given from my heart.
And how perfect, it’s Releasing Stress, it will help a little bit with the stress that is happening for you. It’s only 9 minutes, everyone has 9 minutes, so start doing this daily, ideally when you first wake up. This is part of my Sedona Meditations series and it is very powerful. My prayer is that it will help, even if it’s just a little bit.
Click here to download the meditation.
And have a fabulous, blessed and happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you a week filled with peace and calm and have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Carolyn says after my Soul Adventure “My life and the way I view myself and the world has completely changed.”

“When I was 5, I watched my father have a heart attack and die on Christmas night. Growing up it had always been hard to trust and let people in. It was difficult when a relationship would end because I felt like “the man in my life” was leaving just like my father had left all those years ago. Earlier this year, all these issues started to resurface. I resigned from my teaching job, and on that last day, I felt I had officially hit rock bottom.
The next morning my two sisters dragged me on a plane to Sedona, Arizona for a Soul Adventure that would impact my life in remarkable ways. They truly believed I had lost my spiritual self and this was the only place to find it. I met with several spiritual healers in the course of a few days. In one session, I was able to let go of the anger and sadness I had toward my father for leaving me.
Somehow they helped me open the door to empowering and loving myself. My life and the way I view myself and the world has completely changed. I wake up every morning and tell the universe what I am grateful for. Rather than seeing a glass as half empty, I now see it has half full. I am going toward a new career path that I am passionate about. I am nurturing friendships and for the first time I feel truly independent and confident. I would strongly recommend a Sedona Soul Adventure for those who feel lost, exhausted, hopeless, depressed… There is a powerful force amongst the Red Rocks of Sedona, if you don’t believe me, go and experience it for yourself. My sisters and I plan to go back every couple of years.”

– Carolyn M., Fremont, CA

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Egypt Tourism is predicted to go up by 51% next year – come with us Feb. 11-25 and beat the crowds!

I was reading Air Europa’s Airways magazine on our flight from Spain to Paris last week (our second honeymoon) and they had an article on tourist projections for next year. Based on their figures, Egypt’s tourism is expected to jump by 51% by the end of next year. This is due largely to the fact that people have been waiting to go back to Egypt in the past few years and now people are heading back in big numbers. Egypt is a bucket list trip for so many people all over the world and what I saw last year is that Europeans and Asians have already started to come back. This is definitely going to be the last year where there won’t be the huge crowds.
So take advantage of that and come with us on our trip February 11-25. The trip is absolutely spectacular: the Pyramids!, the Sphinx!, 5-day cruise down the Nile, Abu Simbel, Philae, Karnak, Luxor, 2 hours of private time for ceremony in the Great Pyramid just for our group.
The Pricing is all inclusive – air fare to and from New York (JFK) to Egypt, 3 flights within Egypt, 5-star hotels, 5-day 5-star Nile Cruise, 3 meals each day, all transportation, admission to all the sites, our Egyptian guide (who reads hieroglyphics!), even tips and travel insurance. Click below for all the information.

“I went to Egypt with Debra two years in a row. The country is so amazing–the energy is so high and I’ve felt drawn to so many of the temples and sites. Guardian Travel is so wonderful and our tour guide made the trip unforgettable! I could go back year after year and still discover new things. I felt completely safe on both tours, the people were so warm and welcoming. All of the travel arrangements were perfect. We never waited for a bus to be there, meals were great, and everyone was always more than willing to help out with anything we needed or answer any questions. And I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime. Don’t wait to sign up for this amazing tour!”

– Betty Ann Dean

If you have specific questions, send me an email at:
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
Or call me – (877) 204-3664
I love talking about Egypt!
 
 

Are you settling [This video is soooo funny!]

Are you settling? In your life, in your relationship, your money situation? You name it, settling is not the way we’re supposed to be living our lives!
One of my friends sent me this very funny video that’s from Saturday Night Live. It hits a little close to home for me, also, because before I met my husband last year, the thought entered my mind that maybe I needed to settle. I had decided I wanted to have a relationship in my life, I wasn’t necessarily thinking about marriage, but I knew I wanted to have someone to share my life with.
The problem was that I wasn’t finding anyone. No one was showing up. I would get contacted on Match.com, but the few dates I went on were hugely disappointing. Sedona is a very small town and the male/female ratio is said to be 4 to 1 (!), plus I just wasn’t meeting anyone who even came close to what I wanted. In a moment of despair, I thought “maybe I’m just going to be alone for the rest of my life, or maybe I just need to settle for less.”
And then I stopped. “Wait a minute! What the heck? I’m the person that writes and talks all the time about creating the life you want! I founded Sedona Soul Adventures! The title of my book is “The Journey To Happy – How Understanding The Concept Of Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life”! Nothing is wrong here, I’m just not allowing this to happen. I’m constantly telling people to not settle and here I am thinking about settling!” That I would even entertain that thought for 5 minutes astounds me now, as I look back on it.
So I did what I tell everyone else to do — I did some Sedona Soul Adventuring. I took my own advice. I did a “Core Belief Transformation” session and discovered there were some beliefs still running around in there about “not good enough” and “maybe I’m too old” and “maybe I can’t have a loving relationship”. In the session those negative beliefs were replaced with empowering beliefs — “I’m more than good enough” and “I deserve love”. Isn’t it amazing how these limiting beliefs can hold us back, even when we think there aren’t any in there?
I did a “Radiant Heart Healing” session and discovered that there was still some pain around my divorce, even though it was seven years ago! Those old hurts can stay and fester, if we don’t do something about them.
I did a breath journey and that really brought me into the higher love vibrations. I felt this huge surge of energy of totally loving myself, which of course is the most important thing when we’re trying to bring in someone to love us.
I made a list of everything I wanted in my new relationship and I didn’t hold back. The list was jam-packed with 22 incredible, wonderful things of exactly what I wanted.
I set the intention that I wanted someone to come into my life right after my book came out, because I was so busy with the book, I wouldn’t have time to have anyone in my life. My book came out last October 16 (2016) and hit Amazon #1 International Best Seller in 5 countries. One month later, I was in Los Angeles filming an appearance on the Radical Dating reality TV show and helping people in this reality show to clear blocks that were holding them back in finding the relationship of their dreams. I was using one of the same processes that Rick used with me in the “Core Belief Transformation” session. During the filming, the two people that I worked with had huge breakthroughs, which included a lot of crying and emotional release. As I worked with them, I felt a cracking open in my own heart. The entire experience was really beautiful.
Three hours later I was sitting at the beautiful Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica with my sister watching the sunset. I received a message from Match.com, my first communication from Richard.
Amazingly, about the time that my book came out, Richard was doing a Vision Quest at Mt. Shasta and he connected with the spirit of his mother, who passed away many years ago. She told him she was sending him someone. And now, one year later, we’re married.
Even more amazingly, he has 21 of the 22 items on the Wish List. The only one he doesn’t have is “Has a Grandbaby”. His son, Mark, is 22 so hopefully down the road this Wish will be taken care of too!
I’m so glad I didn’t settle. I’m so glad I got all the things on my list (even though at the time I was concerned that it was too much!). I listened to the advice that I give everyone else and kept on doing the work to clear out the blocks from bringing in the relationship of my dreams.
I know with every fiber of my being that we can all have the life we want. It’s simply a matter of moving and releasing the old energy that isn’t serving us and bringing in the energy of connection and staying in that energy. It’s simple, it’s not necessarily easy, but when it’s done right, it works! That’s the sweet, holy truth.
Where are the areas in your life where you’re settling?
Your relationship?
Your work?
Your body?
Your money situation?
Are you living your life purpose?
Do you know what your life purpose is?
I believe there’s nothing worse than living an unfulfilled life. Please don’t do that to yourself.
If there’s any part of your life where you’re setting, please contact us. We’ll figure out what needs to be moved and released and we’ll bring you into the energy of connection and satisfaction – it’s what we do. Click here to get started:

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 Retreat Guides will call you.
Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.
And I almost forgot, watch this hilarious sketch from Saturday Night Live on “Settling” – and then don’t settle!

Wishing you a week filled with not settling,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

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

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Before Sedona, Julia says she was “half a person”. Her “life changing” Soul Adventure made her “Complete, content, whole and full of love”

“Two words come to mind when I describe my experience: LIFE CHANGING. I left home and arrived in Sedona half a person, I came home complete, content, whole and Full of love. I “found” myself amidst the beauty of a place I now consider “home”. I look at life in a whole new light and enjoy each and every day. Thank you to all the wonderful people at Sedona Soul Adventures that helped to open me up to a whole new world of possibilities.”

– Julia R., Stoney Creek, Ontario

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Diane says the Egypt trip was “amazing”!


If you have specific questions, send me an email at:
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
Or call me – (877) 204-3664
I love talking about Egypt!
 

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