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Greetings from Egypt!

Greetings from Egypt!
How is it possible that it’s been a year since I was here last and how is it possible that even though this is my 19th trip to Egypt (!), it’s still new and amazing?
But that’s the nature of this place. Everything we’re seeing is thousands and thousands of years old, but the mysteries are still fresh.
Mysteries such as who built the Pyramids? How did they get these huge stones to this place (some of which weigh over 2 tons) when they know they came from Aswan, which is an 8 hour train ride away? And how did they cut the stones with such laser-like precision that they fit together perfectly with no mortar?
Riding camels to the Pyramids is always so much fun – they’re so sweet. And of course it’s so wonderful to be here with my beloved Richard. This is his second trip to Egypt and he’s become as fascinated as I am with all things Egyptian! What a wonderful thing to have in common.
One of the most fascinating things we see here on the Giza plateau is the Solar Boat museum. This is a boat that was first discovered on January 12 (my birthday!), 1954. It was found completely unassembled and it is believed to be associated with the Pharaoh Cheops from over 4500 years ago. It was to be used to navigate the River to heaven after the death and resurrection of the Pharaoh.
It took 24 years for workmen to assemble the boat. Once assembled, the boat is 143 ft long and 19.5 ft wide. My photo simply doesn’t do it justice but can you get the perspective of seeing the two people on the right?
When it was found in this pit and the stones were first breached, there was a “whooshing” sound, indicating the boat had been “hermetically sealed” and it had lasted in pristine condition for over 4500 years. Now that it’s been found and assembled, no one has been able to figure out how to preserve it. It’s estimated that it will completely disintegrate within the next 100 to 200 years. The ancient Egyptians were able to preserve it for over 4500 years, modern man hasn’t been able to figure out to how to preserve it for more than a few hundred years!
Tonight we watched the amazing Sound and Light show at the Pyramids and Sphinx. It’s so dramatic, it’s reminiscent of The Ten Commandments. I love this photo that Richard shot – the Sphinx just looks otherworldly.
One of the best parts for me is being with this amazing group of people. We are all different ages, races, sexes, and nationalities, but with a commonality of being fascinated by this amazing place. It’s so much fun to experience this with other adventurers.
And as usual, the Egyptian people are so warm and welcoming. They always ask “where are you from?” and when I say “America,” they always reply with a similar response “We love Americans!”
This year’s tour sold out and we’re already planning the trip for next year. I already can’t wait to come back again!
If you have any interest at all in coming on this amazing trip, click here to get on our wait list and we’ll send you all the information as soon as it’s available.

Sending you so much love from mysterious Egypt!

3 Very Specific Reasons why you should go to Machu Picchu and Peru (April 27-May 10, 2019)

In this issue:

  • 3 Very Specific Reasons why you should go to Machu Picchu and Peru (April 27-May 10, 2019)
  • Suzanne says the Peru trip is “amazing” and “life-changing”
  • Download your free copy of my “Machu Picchu & Sacred Peru” Report
  • Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing for the Peru trip

I think a picture really is worth 1000 words. I was going through pictures of this years’ Peru and Machu Picchu trip, and the pictures definitely say it all. Look at the happiness on Selena’s face on our first day at Machu Picchu. This is such a dream come true for so many people. You can just hear her saying “Yes!”

And I love this picture of Jorge and I at Machu Picchu. What a joy to be there and to be in his presence for 2 weeks.

Jorge Luis Delgado is our shaman and guide during this amazing journey. You might know him from the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens; he’s in 9 episodes speaking about the incredible mysteries of the Andes and Lake Titicaca. Doing ceremonies with him, learning his teachings, and just being in his presence is such a treasure.

Here are more fun pictures. Glen dressed as a fox, giving me presents from the group on our last night. They gave me the most beautiful necklace and earrings from Lake Titicaca and a recreation of a chulpa from Sillustani, complete with small stones they had all collected for offerings (I didn’t even notice what they were doing!).
Here’s my husband, Richard, at Ollantaytambo. Can you feel the energy of this amazing place? Some people feel that Ollantaytambo is in some ways as incredible as Machu Picchu. The combination of the energy and the water here are so fantastic.
And here’s the group in front of Aramu Muru, the Doorway to Other Dimensions that was discovered by Jorge Luis. To do ceremony at this place with Jorge is so amazing.

And this year one of the members of our group, Jill, played the crystal bowls while we were doing the ceremony there. It was other-worldly.

So, as promised, here are the 3 Very Specific Reasons why you should go on our Peru and Machu Picchu trip:

  1. It’s incredible
  2. It’s amazing
  3. It’s life-changing

Seriously.

Is that not enough? Because it truly is incredible, amazing, and life-changing. And every year I struggle with figuring out how to really convey that to you.

So here’s a little more:

  1. It’s incredible because in two weeks, we connect with that highest part of ourselves in ways which we might have only dreamed of. We not only see these beautiful places (Machu Picchu, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Sillustani, Lake Titicaca), but we experience them on all the levels — physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
  2. It’s amazing because we learn so much, we feel so much, and we have so much fun.
  3. It’s life-changing because you won’t be the same person after this trip — you’ll be happier, more connected, deeper and more loving, as you allow all of this to really sink in.

So I hope those reasons – it’s incredible, amazing, and life-changing – conveys it all to you. If not, there’s lots of information on our website – just click here.

You can also send me an email – Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com

Or give me a call – (877) 204-3664 – I love talking about Peru!


Suzanne says the Peru trip is “amazing” and “life-changing”
“The Sedona Soul Adventures Peru Trip was AMAZING! It is my second Sedona Soul Sacred Travel trip and it, like the first (to Egypt), 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!

On this trip, 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, Canada

Click here to watch video testimonials from people who loved the trip.

Download your free copy of my “Machu Picchu & Sacred Peru” Report

Get your free download of my “Machu Picchu & Sacred Peru” Report. It’s beautiful, 25 pages of photos and information about about Peru and the sacred places there. But be careful! It will make you want to go on this trip!

Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing for the Peru Trip

The pricing on this trip is really incredible, considering all that you get. The price includes 3 flights within Peru, all hotel accommodations (13 nights), Breakfast and Dinner each day, all transportation within Peru, Shaman Jorge Luis Delgado, all entrance fees, and travel insurance.

It does not include round trip air to Lima, because it’s usually less expensive for people to handle that on their own, depending on where they’re coming from. The Early Bird price is $5695 per person (double occupancy-2 people in a room), if you BOOK BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2018. After October 15 – $5895 per person (double occupancy). If you would like your own room at the hotels, add $950 for the 2 week tour.

Click here for all the information on Pricing.

This will be a small group and it is going to sell out. If you already know you want to go, Click here to make your deposit.

I hope to see you on this amazing journey. Is this the year you give yourself the gift of Machu Picchu?

 

“I just want to be loved”

In this issue:

  • “I just want to be loved”
  • Before their Soul Adventure, “the ‘D’ word” was coming up more and more; after their Soul Adventure, Frank and Valerie say “Our communication is better than ever, and our romance is better than ever. Our marriage is safe.”
  • Watch the video about “Why Our Egypt Trip Is So Special” (Feb 18-March 3)

Alexander Milov

Have you seen this incredible image before? It’s a sculpture that was done by Alexander Milov at the Burning Man festival a few years ago. For me, this just says it all for what happens when we have difficulties in relationships, whether it’s between two married people, two people in a love relationship, or even two friends or family members. Even in our darkest despair (represented by the two figures turning away from each other in grief (or dejection, rejection, hopelessness, or whatever it is you see there)), what’s really happening is that the little boy or girl inside of each of us is actually trying to reach out to the other one saying, “I just want to be loved.”

We see this all the time with our couples retreats. People come to us and they are having a problem in their relationship, and it shows up as lots of different things — they aren’t getting along anymore, or there’s been infidelity, they don’t feel supported, the sizzle has gone out of the relationship, etc. But the bottom line that’s really happening, is that one or both of them isn’t getting what they want. They’re not getting the love they want; they’re not getting the approval they want; they’re not getting the support they want; they’re not getting the kind of intimacy they want. And in most cases, even the fighting and arguing are just them reaching out saying, “I just want to be loved.”

The problem is, when we’re in the middle of that, we simply can’t see it. If we have a partner who isn’t treating us the way we want to be treated or they’re doing things that we don’t like, or (worse) if they’re being dishonest and uncaring, it’s pretty hard to not just keep focusing on that. It’s almost impossible, when you’re in the middle of a shouting match, to understand that that is really a cry for love.

I was reminded of that awhile ago when we had a couple here who had already decided to file for divorce. They came here deciding to give the relationship one last shot. Coming here to do a retreat was the husband’s idea and the wife was already pretty much done. Her husband had started an “emotional affair” with someone else, meaning he was talking to this other woman a lot but they weren’t having sex (however, that was going to happen next if they didn’t do something about this). The wife, of course, felt completely betrayed and shocked.

They both told us the marriage had been rocky for the past two years. They had stopped communicating, they had sex very infrequently and they were arguing a lot over inconsequential things. Their two children were both in college, so they were now empty nesters. Rather than relishing in their newfound freedom with each other, they felt like strangers. They both were working all the time and never made time for each other.

In their sessions, we uncovered and brought out the two wounded children that were inside both of them. It turned out that both of them grew up in homes where their parents didn’t get along and didn’t express love. Mike (not his real name) was acting just like his father: working too hard; angry a lot of the time. Mike’s father had felt like a failure because he lost his job in middle age and never really recovered from that. His father had an affair at the same age Mike was, and here was Mike about to follow in his father’s footsteps. He realized that he was never giving Claire enough emotional connection, just like he saw with his own parents.

Claire’s father was an alcoholic and that wreaked havoc and destroyed the family. Her parents finally split up when she was 10. We uncovered that Claire had made a decision at a young age – “I’m never going to let a man hurt me like that” – which really translated into “I’m never going to let a man get close enough to me to really get hurt.”

So deep inside were a wounded little boy and a wounded little girl, both of them afraid they weren’t being loved.

We did sessions with each of them individually to move the energy of those woundings that had happened to that little boy and little girl. They both had an underlying unconscious fear of “I’m not safe.” When they moved through that, they understood that they are safe. They’re adults, they are in the world, they can take care of themselves, they don’t have anything to be afraid of.

But even better, they realized they truly loved each other. In her Breath Journey, Claire experienced the love she had for Mike when they first met, and then she saw this beautiful vision of them floating on a boat on a river with Mike looking at her adoringly. Suddenly she literally saw the energy of their two hearts coming together and she knew they were meant to be together.

In their Relationship Connection session, Mike really got it how damaging the emotional affair was (even though at first he kept saying, “but we haven’t had sex”). He realized how he was playing out his father’s life and he didn’t want to do that! Both of them understood that they both needed specific ways of communicating their love for each other and they learned how to do that.

I got an email from Claire this week and she said she can’t believe how the simple tools they learned here have made all the difference. I reminded her that the biggest thing that happened was that the wounded little boy and the wounded little girl were healed. When you do that, it transforms everything.

The next time you and your partner argue or have a disagreement, see if you can step back just for a moment and ask yourself, “Is this just a cry for love?” I’m guessing that nine times out of ten, that will be the case. If you can communicate your love to each other in that moment, most of the time the upset falls away. I know it’s hard to do that when you’re in the middle of a confrontation, but you’ll be amazed at the results.

The problem is, none of us are trained to do that. And when we think the other person is wrong or has wronged us, it’s pretty impossible to move off of that position. And the underlying problem — the wounded little boy and the wounded little girl — are still there and hurting.

That’s why our couples retreats are so incredibly valuable. Because we’re healing the relationship by healing the wounded little boy and the wounded little girl. When they’re taken care of, the relationship can thrive and grow, and become happier and juicier than ever.

Once relationships start having problems, they can deteriorate fast. I know because I was a divorce attorney for 20 years! Don’t let that happen to you.

And, of course, this doesn’t just have to do with couples. A huge percentage of the problems that everyone has comes from this wounding that we’ve all experienced in one way or another.

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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.

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, working with our Master Practitioners here in beautiful, mystical Sedona.

Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.

Before their Soul Adventure “the ‘D’ word” was coming up more and more; after their Soul Adventure, Frank and Valerie say “Our communication is better than ever, and our romance is better than ever. Our marriage is safe.”

“My wife of 12 years and I have two children ages 4 and 8. Up until about 18 months ago we had a great marriage, but then that all suddenly changed. My wife became increasingly introverted. I became confused, then upset, and at times very angry. I could not understand what was happening to my wife. After months of marriage counseling we were never able to get to the core of what was sending us in different directions. The “D” word was coming up more and more often despite our desperate attempt to put the pieces back together. Trust, passion, communication and, most importantly the connection, were gone. I was searching for help and I sent my wife the link to Sedona Soul Adventures… she could not believe that it came from me. She was so excited, and so was I.

I almost can’t believe what has happened. After our Soul Adventure, we are connected more than the day we married back 12 years ago. I learned I do have a spiritual side. I am a spirit having a human experience. My wife is beautiful just the way she is. She now loves her newfound ability to communicate. Our communication is better than ever, and our romance is better than ever. Our marriage is safe, and there is no turning back. Thank you to you and your entire team of loving and talented individuals for all you do.”
~ Frank & Valerie F., Los Angeles, California

Ready to get started? It’s actually very easy, just contact us. We’re here for you. Click here

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Watch the video about “Why Our Egypt Trip Is So Special” (Feb 18-March 3)

Click on the circle on the right side of the banner on our Return to Egypt homepage to watch the video on why our Egypt trip is so special.

If you’d like all the information on the trip (our fabulous Day by Day Itinerary, pricing, etc.), click below on the Pyramid.

If you have any questions about our trip, send me an email at: Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com

Or feel free to give me a call – I love talking about Egypt! 1-877-204-3664

If you already know you want to go, Click here to make your deposit.

Self-criticism is killing you! Here’s what to do

In this issue:

  • Self-criticism is killing you! Here’s what to do
  • Lauren says after her Soul Adventure, “I understand who I am and I love me!”
  • Are you coming to Egypt with me? (February 18-March 3, 2019)

I read the New York Times almost every day over breakfast, and this past week I was completely startled to read an article that sounded a lot like one of my newsletters! They were talking about how damaging self-criticism is, that everyone needs to stop doing it, and they even talked about meditation as being scientifically proven to help! They cited all kinds of scientific studies, saying all the stuff I’ve been writing to you about every week for the past 16 years! Here are the things they said:

Title: Why You Should Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

  • “Self-criticism can take a toll on our minds and bodies.”
  • “Self-criticism can interfere with our productivity.”
  • “Self-criticism can impact our bodies by stimulating inflammatory mechanisms that lead to chronic illness and accelerate aging.”
  • “Self-criticism can have measurably destructive effects, including symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, negative self-image and, in a particularly vicious twist, decreased motivation and productivity.” (Study published in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration).
  • “Self-criticism leads people to becoming preoccupied with failure.” (Study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin).

The article then goes on to talk about why we do this and the answer is, (in their words) “blame evolution.”

“Our brains equip us with a mechanism to monitor our mind and our behavior, so that when we make errors, we are able to notice the mistake. In order to recover, we first must notice that a mistake has occurred.

Just noticing that we’ve deviated from our expectations or goals — whether that’s eating too much or not completing a daily to-do list — isn’t necessarily the same thing as degrading ourselves into a shame spiral. In some cases, like when our safety or moral integrity are on the line, it’s crucial that our brains tell us good from bad so that we learn the right lessons from our experiences.

But sometimes, assigning negative value to our experiences and behaviors can “ensnare” us into cycles of unhelpful rumination — like when you lie in bed at night, needlessly replaying an awkward interaction or repeatedly revisiting that minor typo. This is where we get into the harmful, counterproductive side of self-criticism.”

So we’re hardwired to do all this self-criticism, it’s very bad for us, it leads to chronic illness and accelerates aging, it interferes with our productivity, and it has “measurably destructive effects” (meaning, they’ve proven this with empirical studies) including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and feelings of failure. WOW! Could that be any worse?

So then, the New York Times asks, “What should I do?” And their one word answer is “Self-Compassion: the practice of being kind and understanding to ourselves when confronted with a personal flaw or failure.” It’s so cute, they then quote a study from the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin entitled “Self-Compassion Promotes Personal Improvement From Regret Experiences via Acceptance,” a clinical study showing that self-compassion and self-acceptance makes you feel better.

They then offer 3 steps to help with Self-Compassion:

  1. Practice self-compassion by staying in the moment, with practices such as meditation (and then they cite yet another study “A wait-list randomized controlled trial of loving-kindness meditation programme for self-criticism” in the Journal of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, so they can prove to their New York Times readers that meditation is actually scientifically proven to work!).
  2. Meet your criticism with kindness (change your self talk from “you’re a loser” to “everybody makes mistakes.”).
  3. Start noticing how you feel better when you are more compassionate with yourself, and then keep doing it over and over again.

When they’re discussing the three steps they say in this article “This is, of course, easier said than done,” and that’s the whole problem, isn’t it?

I’m sorry, but you and I both know that simply telling someone to stop calling themselves a loser and telling them to start meditating is not going to stop a lifetime of self loathing and self-criticism. I had 15 years of therapy and it didn’t stop it, because it didn’t get to the root of what was causing it.

It wasn’t until I came to Sedona and started working with the amazing practitioners here that I really got to the root of all of this. I had done Inner Child work before, I knew I had abandonment issues, but it wasn’t until I did sessions where that abandonment energy was removed and I experienced really, truly loving myself, did all that leave me. I knew that I had negative self talk and I did all kinds of things to catch myself and stop doing it, but it wasn’t until I did a Core Belief Transformation that those old tapes were just eradicated. And it wasn’t until I experienced an Inner Breath Journey that I really felt completely connected to myself, to the Divine, and to everything and everyone around me.

You see, so much of the pain and self-loathing comes from so many deep places and they affect us on all levels —physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. When we have issues of not loving ourselves completely and unconditionally (and I have to say every single person I’ve ever met has that to one degree or another), it shows up on those levels.

On the physical level, we feel insecure about our bodies (haven’t you noticed how even people who are “beautiful” think they aren’t perfect?).

On the emotional level, we deeply feel the self-criticism and it goes to our core.

On the mental level, we’re thinking things like “I’m a loser,” “I’m so stupid,” etc.

On the spiritual level, we actually believe that there’s something wrong with us.

Unless we’re dealing with this on all four levels, it just stays there, stuck and not moving.

So if this is an issue for you, please do something about it. Even the New York Times thinks you should!

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.

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, working with our Master Practitioners here in beautiful, mystical Sedona.

Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays, because we’re here for you.

Lauren says after her Soul Adventure, “I understand who I am and I love me!”

“I was in a very dark place and my heart knew I needed healing and clarity. My soul adventure provided a safe place to journey through my pain and grief, gave me the tools to continue the healing process, and helped me become balanced and whole. I am no longer hardened by the world – I am soft and gushy! I no longer react in anger or frustration; I can breathe life and peace inside when confronted with difficult situations. I understand who I am and I love me! Thank you Sedona Soul Adventures!”
~ Lauren S., Dallas, TX

Ready to get started? It’s actually very easy, just contact us. We’re here for you. Click here

Or, if you prefer, you can call us now, 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.

Are you coming to Egypt with me?

I’m so excited about our next Egypt trip (February 18 – March 3, 2019). We’ll be going to all the must see places:

  • The Pyramids (including 2 hours of private time in the Great Pyramid – just for our group)
  • The Sphinx
  • Karnak
  • Luxor

Plus, we go to places the average tourist doesn’t see:

  • Abu Simbel
  • The Isis Temple at Philae
  • Hathor Temple at Dendara

And we have our 5-day cruise on the Nile on a 5-star ship, in 5-star hotels, with our Egyptian guide (who reads hieroglyphics!).

The pricing is all-inclusive – airfare 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 guide, even tips and travel insurance. Click below for all the information.

If you have any questions about our trip, send me an email at: Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com

Or feel free to give me a call – I love talking about Egypt! 1-877-204-3664

If you already know you want to go, Click here to make your deposit.

My wacky workout, 850 pound leg presses = Big Life Lesson

In this issue:

  • My wacky workout, 850 pound leg presses = Big Life Lesson
  • Lois says her Soul Adventure took her “from a dark, hopeless existence, to a joyful, abundant and grateful life” with health, “positive tools to combat negative feelings.”
  • Sign up for the Egypt trip now and save $200! – Feb 18-March 3, 2019 

I have the craziest workout. I do it every 10 days and I can finish it in about 25 minutes! People are always stunned to discover that:

I can leg press 850 pounds!

I can dead lift 380 pounds!

My lat pull downs (pictured here) are 260 pounds!

Now here’s the real kicker – When I started (8 years ago) I could only dead lift 110 pounds… now it’s 3 times that. My leg presses were only at 320 pounds and I could only do 90 pounds on the lat pull down.

Nobody is more surprised than me that this is what’s happened. And believe me, this isn’t about me being a weight lifting superstar, I’m certainly not. I only hold the lifts for 5 seconds, because the science has shown that’s all it takes. I don’t have giant muscles in my arms (I don’t want that), if anything I wish my arms were smaller!

So here’s the deal with this and why I’m talking to you about it. First of all, this is a special program I found out about 9 years ago. The idea is to build lean muscle mass and it’s based on very current science that says the best way to do that is to take the muscle to failure and then let the muscles completely recover, which takes a full 10 days. So every 10 days I do this weight training and the goal is to increase it by 5 pounds each time.

This week I realized I’ve done this now for exactly 8 years and as I looked back at where I started, I was struck by the fact that what this is REALLY about is:

  • Getting Started
  • Learning what to do
  • Doing a little bit, but doing it consistently
  • Never stopping


And I realized that this is such a metaphor for life and it’s certainly the same thing for people who come to us to do a Soul Adventure.

Getting started is so hard. It’s so silly, I actually had the information about this program for over one year (!) before I did anything with it. I had seen something online and ordered the information (I think it cost $27!). But it seemed like it would be so hard and so boring to move all those weights around, and I was actually a little afraid to try to move all that weight around by myself. I had done standard 3-times per week workouts with a trainer, but I was embarrassed to ask him about it… I was concerned he would be offended by a workout you do only every 10 days. When I finally called him (one year later), he suggested I bring in the information. He read it and said he thought it was brilliant. He said he would help me get started and then if I wanted to, I could do it on my own.

The next part was learning what to do. When I started, it wasn’t so critically important that I do the lifts perfectly, but I could tell that if I wanted to do heavier weights down the road, I had to do it right so that I wouldn’t hurt myself. Paul is such an excellent trainer with incredible credentials and he taught me perfectly. And it was so effective, I wanted to keep on working out with him. Plus, we have so much fun talking and laughing… and he does the boring work of adding more and more weight as I do my warm-ups. So I’ve been doing this with him now for 8 years! Learning what to do from someone who knows their stuff makes all the difference.

But I know the biggest thing here is the consistency. Unless I’m out of town, I never miss my session with Paul, and I mean never. I always go, I never tell myself, “oh I don’t feel like doing it today,” even though there are definitely days when I don’t feel like doing it and days where I’m so incredibly busy that I’m telling myself I shouldn’t take the time. But I go because I know if I don’t do it now, it’s going to be a little harder to do it next time. Plus, I’ve seen the incredible results from doing a little bit, but doing it consistently. I just have to do a little bit. I just need to increase by 5 pounds, I just need to hold the lift for 5 seconds. Just by doing that little bit over and over again, I’ve tripled what I was able to do before.

And I know that this is keeping me healthy, making me feel good in my body and helping to maintain my weight. It helps me feel strong.

And that’s just what it takes in every part of our lives, especially our spiritual life. Just doing a little bit, but doing the right things and doing it over and over and over can give us tremendous benefits. Doing a little bit of meditation each day, even 9 minutes can make a huge difference! Being just a little kinder to everyone you meet can make the difference between a good day or a bad day. Just being a little kinder to yourself can give you enormous benefits (more on that next week).

And, of course, it’s exactly the same thing with doing a Sedona Soul Adventure. For everyone, Getting Started is the biggest hurdle. I’ve said to so many of our people that 90% of this is just about showing up — getting here and getting started. We’ve had people who have waited 2, 3, 5, even 10 years from the time they first felt the nudge that they should do this. As with anything in life, getting started is the hardest part.

And then you need to be learning what to do. Working with our incredible practitioners, having someone who really knows what they’re doing, urging you on, helping you, holding you to a higher standard than you might even be holding yourself, can make all the difference when you’re trying to change something. When you come here, not only are we clearing out all the blocks and the gunk that’s holding you back, we’re bringing you back into connection and giving you tools to maintain and deepen that connection. You learn how to do it and you take it home with you.

And then it’s all about just doing a little bit, but doing it consistently. The last session that everyone does as part of their retreat is called Intuitive Integration. In that session, we review what’s happened during the retreat and then we talk about how you can best integrate this into your day to day life: What are the things that you can do that will fit into your life and that will maintain and deepen the connection and peace that you found here? We put together an action plan for you, making sure that it’s doable, practical and effective. Just doing a little bit can keep you feeling centered, balanced, peaceful and strong.

So are you ready to get started? It’s actually very easy, just contact us. We’re here for you. Click below:

 
Or, if you prefer, you can call us now, 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.

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, working with our Master Practitioners here in beautiful, mystical Sedona.

Would you like to speak to someone today? We’re even open on Sundays (and on Memorial Day) because we’re here for you.

Lois says her Soul Adventure took her “from a dark, hopeless existence to a joyful, abundant and grateful life”

Prior to my Soul Adventure, I had been struggling with depression, weight gain, addiction, smoking and anxiety for months. I had tried medication and therapy and neither of those worked, in fact the medications only made things worse; more weight gain, less energy and sluggish thoughts.  Then my husband found Sedona Soul Adventures, how, I still don’t know, but I am so thankful! I called them the following day to learn more about their services and immediately knew this was for me. We left the following day on an 8 hour road trip to Sedona.
During the adventure, I could already feel blockages opening up and hope coming back into my mind. I was in such a sad and lonely place prior that I immediately felt changes occurring. It was so exciting learning new techniques and tools to help manage my moods. Each night I felt like I was just bursting with information and excitement with the ideas and perspective I was gaining.
After completion of the adventure, I went home and immediately put my new techniques into practice. Within a month, I effortlessly lost 9 pounds and started working out again as soon as we arrived back home.  In the past, I didn’t even have enough energy to walk around the block. I ate better and made conscious decisions to remove negativity and old behaviors that no longer served me. I have taken a proactive approach towards my attitude, protecting it from negativity and situations that provoke anger and irritability. However, those situations and emotions are not always avoidable and I have learned to cope better in those cases. I live in the moment now and am able to see immediately when my emotions are turning and take responsibility for my wellbeing by either meditating or just sitting with the feeling and trying to figure out why I am experiencing them. In the past I would reach for anything to change that feeling, including alcohol, prescription drugs, or smoking. Soul Adventures provided me with healthy, positive tools to combat negative feelings.  I am proud to say that I am 100% chemical free, no medications, no smoking and I am even eating organically!  By living in the present, I can step back and be objective about a situation verses viewing everything subjectively and as a victim. I now see myself as the creator of my destiny, able to manifest pure joy and happiness, whatever I desire.
I was hopeful and optimistic about Soul Adventures, but I had no idea that in less than a month my life would go from a dark hopeless existence to a joyful, abundant and grateful life.  Thank you Soul Adventures!
~ Lois R., Buena Park, California Ready to get started? It’s actually very easy, just contact us.

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Sign up for the Egypt trip now and save $200! – February 18-March 3, 2019
It may sound kind of crazy, but I’m so excited about the Egypt trip coming up next February. It’s silly, because this will be my 19th time! It’s not like I don’t already know what’s going to be happening. Maybe it’s because we’ve been planning some little surprises that I can’t even tell you about yet. Maybe it’s because I have a big surprise I’m going to tell you about in a few weeks. I think it’s probably because this week I’ve been looking over lots of photos from past trips putting together our new brochure and updating our website. Just looking at all those happy faces and remembering all those happy times. There is something incredible about going to these amazing places and experiencing these energies, connecting with the special people who go on these trips and making memories that last a lifetime.
If you sign up for the Egypt trip now, you’ll save $200. I’d love to have you join us. Click here to make your deposit.

Dreamed of seeing the Pyramids?

Is Egypt on your bucket list? if so, you should come on our next trip – February 18 – March 3, 2019.  
Have you always dreamed of seeing the Pyramids?
*Can you imagine seeing the Sphinx for the first time?
*Can you imagine seeing the treasures of King Tut, up close and personal?
*How about cruising down the Nile on a luxurious 5-star cruise ship, stopping at temples along the way?
*Or staying in a beautiful 5 star hotel that is just across from the Pyramid?
“The Egypt trip was the trip of a lifetime.” – Pam O’Connor

If Egypt is calling you, let me tell you 10 reasons why you should go on this trip:

1. I think this will be the last year without crowds. I’m pretty sure this will be the last year without the hordes of crowds that used to be in Egypt. We saw this year that more and more people are coming back (especially Europeans), so it feels like this will be the last year of small crowds.

2. The price is All-Inclusive – it includes round trip air from New York (JFK) to Cairo, 3 flights within Egypt, 5-star hotels, 5-star – 5-day cruise down the Nile, 3 meals each day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), all transportation, admission to all the sites, our Egyptian guide (who reads hieroglyphics!), and even your tips and travel insurance.

3. Seeing the Pyramids, Karnak, and Abu Simbel, and cruising the Nile in 5-star luxury. Seeing all these amazing places is so incredible. Staying in 5-star hotels and cruising down the Nile in a 5-star cruise ship, stopping at temples along the way, is simply amazing. In Cairo we stay at the incredible Mean House hotel. Can you imagine being at the pool and looking up at the Pyramids? Our cruise ship is one of the most beautiful ships on the Nile and the service and food are incredible. Here’s a picture of me getting waffles on the cruise ship – they’re fantastic!

4. Absolutely everything is taken care of for you. I’ve been working with Guardian Travel since 1995 and they are such a joy. They greet us warmly at the airport, and after that, we don’t touch another bag for 2 weeks. They take care of everything in such a wonderful way, from our hotels to all our transportation, food, even giving the guards some baksheesh (tip money) so that we can do meditations in certain spots (don’t tell anyone!). They are another Egyptian treasure. All you have to do is show up and have a fantastic time.

5. The exchange rate now is almost unbelievable ($17 US dollars to 1 Egyptian pound – the lowest has been 3:1). This will make the incredible shopping even more incredible. Look at that fabulous rug that Melissa and Chris got this past February, it’s so beautiful!

6. This is a spiritual experience unlike any other. If you feel a pull toward Egypt, that’s probably because you have had a past life there. The energy in Egypt is amazing and experiencing these places is phenomenal. I had an email recently from someone who was on the trip last year and she said the ceremony inside the Great Pyramid (we have 2 hours of private time just for our group inside the Great Pyramid) completely changed her life. And from everything that’s happened to her in the past few months (all of it amazing and incredible), it obviously has! That’s what the Egypt trip does. 

7. Being with other like-minded seekers adds such a wonderful level to the trip. Doing ceremony and meditations, talking about who built the Pyramids and why, really connecting. It’s a total experience and so wonderful to share with other like-minded people.

8. Don’t worry if you don’t have someone to travel with. Our groups usually fall in love with each other within 48 hours and make friendships that last a lifetime.

9. The trip is perfect. Can you believe it, this is my 19th trip to Egypt! And I’ve been doing this particular trip since 1995! I have to say, after 15 years of leading groups to Egypt (and over 30 years of going there myself), plus all the tweaking and adjustments I’ve made over the years, this trip is perfect.

10. We have lots of fun! Not only is this a life-changing spiritual journey, it’s also lots of fun! Seeing all these amazing sites, cruising down the Nile, eating great food, shopping, talking, laughing — it’s the trip of a lifetime. We even have a night on the cruise ship where we dress up like Egyptians. 
We go to all the must see places:
*The Great Pyramid (including 2 hours of private time just for our group for ceremony)
*The Sphinx
*Karnak
*Luxor
*Abu Simbel
*Cairo Museum (to see the complete King Tut exhibit and all the other treasures)

And we go to places that the average tourist doesn’t go to:
*Isis Temple at Philae
*Hathor Temple at Dendera
*Horus Temple at Edfu
*Kom Ombo (dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and Horus)
*The fabulous temple of Abydos (above) and the Osirion (where we’ll see the Flower of Life)

One of the first things you might be thinking is – “Is Egypt safe?” I was just there in February and (as usual) it was wonderful, incredible, and safe. Everyone in the group commented that they felt completely safe. As I said, this will be my 19th trip to Egypt (my first was in 1983). The Egyptian people are some of the warmest, friendliest people you will ever meet, and they love Americans.

“The Egypt trip was awesome and amazing! Our guide was so passionate and knowledgeable and so much fun. I felt completely safe, the Egyptian people are so wonderful. I loved our group, we all loved each other right away, just like Debra said we would. I manifested the trip using Debra’s “Bringing In Egypt” meditation – not only did I end up with enough money to come on the trip, a few weeks before I left my mother gifted me some additional spending money and my boss gave me a bonus that was completely unexpected!” Cyndee Wickstrom, 2018

Download our beautiful “Mysterious Egypt” report

Download my beautiful 35-page report, including beautiful photos, about spiritual Egypt, the important temples, the Egyptian gods and goddesses, who built the Pyramids, and even discussing some of the esoteric questions such as, “Why is there a carving of a tank, a helicopter and a submarine in the walls of the Temple of Abydos?” Click here to download the report.


Get all the information – Book now and save $200!

Come with me on this trip of a lifetime – I’d love to have you!

For all the information on the all-inclusive pricing, Click here.

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If you have more questions, send me an email at
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com.

Or call me – our toll-free number is (877) 204-3664. For our friends outside the US and Canada, call directly at 011-928/204-5998 – I love talking about Egypt!

This will be a small group and it will sell out. If you book now, you can save $200 off the cost of the trip. Click here to make your deposit.

Is this the year you’ll give yourself the gift of Egypt?

Experience Spiritual Awakening Through Egypt’s Energy

Egypt Culture

Ancient Egypt had a rich and spiritual culture. Ancient Egyptians are known to worship many gods and goddesses. No matter how different their spiritual orientation may be from others, it still boils down to one thing—they, too, search and experience that higher power that transcends all the negative things in our world. This divine approach to spirituality which they cling onto can also help transform your life and let you experience the spiritual rejuvenation it brought to Ancient Egyptian people.
Ancient Egyptians did not only show their faith through scriptures and sacred rituals, they also practiced it by building monuments and temples dedicated for their spiritual growth and worship. They believed that everything they do is supposed to be for an attainment of a higher purpose. They molded themselves according to their perceptions of their gods and goddesses.
Usually, people who go to Egypt claim that it has a spiritual effect that tend to immerse them in a positive vibe. The moment they step in her ancient sites, you immediately become conscious of the subtle healing that their inner selves go through. Ancient pyramids and worship temples are sacred places in Egypt. People who lived before offered prayers in these divine sanctuaries so it is only natural for visitors to experience these hopeful energies from these places. Also, since some of Egypt’s ancient sites are identified power spots, they give a deep sense of spiritual rejuvenation. This makes Egypt a great place for meditation retreats.
Meditation retreats allow people to reconnect with their inner selves and revive their spiritual energies. When you grow tired of your daily routine, it often leads you to feel as if you are not able to live life to the fullest. Your spiritual weariness may hold you back from growth and at worst, it may even send you into depression. Meditation retreats can help you reconnect with yourself and rediscover a spiritual vigor that can lead to a more purposeful life.

Egypt Tours

Egypt offers this kind of revitalizing energy for people who are both fascinated by its rich history and also to those who are looking to transform their lives. Old temples and museums allow people to experience the energies of a once powerful empire. Your pilgrimage to Egypt can definitely change your perspectives and this journey can be a defining moment in transforming your life for the better.
More than just a typical journey to ancient spots, meditation retreats in places like Egypt, can help you re-establish your connection with the world. Traveling to Egypt’s ancient sacred sites is a spiritual journey and it has lasting positive effects to those who take advantage of the opportunity.
Sedona Soul Adventures offers this spiritual quest to the Land of the Pharaohs and lets you experience her life changing energy. With luxurious accommodations, a personal sound healer and private tours to Ancient Egyptian sites, you can feel the enlightening effects of this journey which can definitely transform your life. For more information about Sedona Soul Adventures’ Egypt tour, Click here.

What to Expect on a Spiritual Tour of Egypt

Our busy lives often leave us with little time for ourselves. Without quiet, peaceful introspection, we can easily fall victim to stress and life worries. Our souls are crying out for our attention. Sometimes, it takes a voyage to an awe-inspiring locale to get back in touch with our spiritual side.
Spiritual travels are becoming increasingly popular. Many journey to renowned spiritual locations famous for their mysticism, such as the Egypt pyramids. Spiritual journeys allow us to direct our attention inward, forcing self-reflection. The right kind of pilgrimage will not only allow for peaceful introspection, but will also leave you feeling centered and renewed. Throughout your travels, you are sure to meet others also in search of a spiritual reawakening. Sharing this sacred journey of self-actualization with others can make the experience even more touching and memorable. If you are looking for an escape to renew your soul, then a spiritual tour across Egypt may be your answer.
The mysterious and sacred country of Egypt is an amazing place to visit. Its wonders alone already make it a breathtaking place. Egypt is exotic, yet barren; deserts stretch out as far as the eye can see, as if the sand were dirt and the ripples were water. Immerse yourself in your surroundings, standing in awe of the beauty that surrounds you. With ancient artifacts such as the Sphinx that watches over the Giza Plateau and the Valley of the Kings, where Egyptian Pharaohs found their final resting place, one cannot help but be personally inspired by the creations of the ancient civilization.
A spiritual tour of Egypt is not one that consists of some mere sightseeing and a visit to the Cairo Museum gift shop. On your spiritual journey, any number of places may resonate within you. Meditate in front of the Sphinx, looking to this majestic beast for empowerment. Witness with your own eyes the oldest out of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Take a calming cruise down the Nile River before visiting Karnak, the largest man-made temple. Experience a five-star room displaying your own private view of the pyramids.

Spiritual tours are more than just sightseeing and taking time away from a busy schedule. Instead, they serve as an opportunity for meditation, reflection and self-growth. An Egypt spiritual tour is sure to be a memorable trip packed full of enough experiences to last a lifetime.

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