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Join Jonette on a Sacred Journey to Southeast Asia in November!

 

The Home of the Gods?


One of the ‘Wonders of the Ancient World’ Angkor Wat in Cambodia may be on your ‘bucket list.’ For most of us, Angkor Wat conjures images of an Indiana Jones explorer stumbling through the jungle coming upon giant, carved blocks of stone strangled in vines and labyrinths of tree roots, and so re-discovering a place lost in time. However, this amazing temple complex of more than 400 acres was never lost. The local Khmers have never stopped worshiping in this classic, symmetrically built Temple City.

Stone Heads Angor WatThe main temple is an enormous three level pyramid built on a floating rectangular piece of land surrounded by water. It consists of nine towers, each more than 60 meters high, symbolizing the peaks of Mount Meru, the mythical sacred mountain in Hindu mythology—the home of the gods. Similar descriptions of a sacred mountain of the gods also appear in Javanese legends, Mount Olympus in ancient Greece, and other mythologies around the world. Could they be referring to a far away world where the gods came from?

Certainly Angkor Wat is one of the largest and most complex religious monuments ever constructed in the history of mankind. Truly a city of the Gods. There is no doubt it is a power place laid out specifically as part of a cosmic sacred geometric network. It lies on a nexus point on the global world grid of powerful vortex energies. These planetary node points create a global system of energy that receives and transmits between the Earth and cosmos. Being there encompasses us in powerful transmissions for transformation.

imageComputer simulations show that the placement of the principal temples of the Angkor complex mirrors the stars in the constellation of Draco at the time of spring equinox in 10,500 BC. This date is far earlier than the construction by the Khmer King Suryavarman the Second between 1100 and 1150 CE, we see today. This lends credence to the theory that we find at many sacred sites, they were known power spots from much more ancient times. At Angkor It appears that its purpose was to mirror the heavens in order to assist in the harmonization of the earth and the stars. The mathematical layout of the temples and the theme of much of its sculpture, particularly the asuras (‘demons’) and devas (‘deities’) communicate the phenomenon of the precession of the equinoxes and the slow transition from one astrological age to another.

This southeast Asian jewel represents one of humankind’s most astonishing architectural masterpieces. Once home to more than a million people, it’s King ruled over a vast domain from Vietnam to China to the Bay of Bengal. The city had irrigation, paved roads and grand buildings. Today more than 100 of the stone temples still remain.

The temples were places to honor the god Vishnu and to realize our human divinity. Angkor as a physical representation of heaven on earth was a pilgrimage destination of importance throughout Southeastern Asia. Today we are called again to be pilgrims, journeying afar to find the truth of what lies within us.

Jayavaram VII, spoke of his intentions in erecting temples as being:

“Full of deep sympathy for the good of the world, so as to bestow on men the ambrosia of remedies to win them immortality….By virtue of these good works would that I might rescue all those who are struggling in the ocean of existence.”

 

Mystery of the Women

imageAnother abiding mystery of the temples of Angkor Wat is its stone sculptures of 1796 women in the center of the city. Each is a unique portrait with it’s own features and attitude. The sheer number of these are significant, crowding out even the figures of the gods.

It is said that the King had hundreds of wives, female attendants and staff, including all-female bodyguards. Each evening he ascended to the summit of the central tower of the main Temple to spend the night with his only true wife, the supernatural ‘Queen of Serpents.’ Could this entire place be a star-gate? A place of communing with the Gods? What secrets did they know that we have forgotten? Can we touch into them too?

Ancient Roots?

There is a real conviction amongst the Khmer people that whoever built Angkor Wat possessed extraordinary talents. The myth is that the builders of their great Temple City saw themselves as the creators of humanity, and the keepers of humanity’s secrets. The continued existence of the whole world, they believed, relied on the religious duties of the Khmer King.

Many have hinted that Angkor contains wisdom that is Atlantean in its origins. Some of their ancient dances have elements similar to dances in Hawaii and the South Pacific, where the roots go back to Lemuria. The lost civilization archetype is powerful in this place, evidenced by the technology, sophistication and architectural complexity seemingly out of its time.

Angkor is a power place, a place of cosmic connections. The average tourist is mostly unaware of the meaning of the ground on which they wander. The temples of the Angkor area are still alive as points of worship and pilgrimage. We feel that these gateways to the heavens are still open to those who seek with an open heart. Do you feel called to be in service at this place for yourself and for the highest energies for humanity? The stones will speak if you will listen. The secrets are hidden within the walls of the Temples, and speak through the power of Nature here. It is no wonder that especially now, it calls to so many people from across the world.

Join channel, author and ‘Spiritual Indiana Jones’ Jonette Crowley on a spiritual quest to unlock the true meaning of this this place and to lift ourselves and humanity into a New Earth.

 

“The Spiritual Magic of Cambodia and Vietnam”

November 2nd – 13th, 2016  with optional 3-day beach extension Nov. 13-16

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 Jonette has been guided to lead a series of 3 journeys with the mission to help lift human consciousness. This triad begins in 2016 with Cambodia and Vietnam. 2017 will be Australia, with an option to New Zealand. This will culminate in Tibet in 2018. We invite any who hear the call to be the core team for all 3 journeys. Of course we invite you to be part of any of the trips. These journeys are always life-changing.

Vietnam and Cambodia…

Our focus will be accessing the Spirit in the ancient temples of Angkor Wat— a power place seemingly out of time that calls us forward to explore the truth of humanity and our destiny. The spiritual jewel of Indochina, Angkor Wat is a breathtaking complex built to harmonize earth and stars. We’ll be immersed in the beauty of waterways and rice fields. We’ll hold healing in our hearts for the gentle people who have endured such war and suffering in this magical land. Even Our spiritual mission is both global and deeply spiritual, seeking our own pathway to enlightenment.

 Click here for more information and itinerary or Click here to register – Only a few spots left.

 


About Jonette

Jonette profile in hat copyJonette is a spiritual adventurer, and modern-day shaman who leads spiritual tours to power places around the globe. She is a gifted channel, oracle, and author of the internationally best-selling books “The Eagle and the Condor” and “Soul Body Fusion®.” She is founder of the Soul Body Fusion® method for healing and beyond. With her guide “Mark” she teaches people to reach multi-dimensional and quantum states of consciousness. JonetteCrowley.comhttp://centerforcreativeconsciousness.com/

 

Copyright 2016 Jonette Crowley

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On the internet lately there has been a ‘chain-letter’ going around asking for us to share some writing that has been inspirational to us. I always go back to the well-known poem ‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling. I love it’s timeless advice on living your own truth, meeting adversity, and just plain being the kind of person we all should be!!  

Over the years I’ve tried to re-write the ending so that it included females, but couldn’t find anything that rhymed with ‘daughter.’ I even wrote my own version of an inspirational poem in 1977 — and had to use the term ‘man’ to include women too. No matter, these words remind us what strength of character is all about. 

Here is Rudyard Kipling’s world-famous poem — ‘If ’ and Jonette Crowley’s totally unknown poem — ‘Pearls of Wisdom; Grains of Sand.’  

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IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Here is a link to “If” read by Michael Caine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drBIhnATwuc

 

‘Pearls of Wisdom, Grains of Sand’

by Jonette Crowley, 1977

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Pearls of wisdom, grains of sand.
It takes both to make a man.
Sifting grains are naught to hold,
And once grasped take will to mold.

Singly sand gets in the eyes.
It pokes and scrapes and grits and grinds,
Or rubs the skin and scratches tear.
It hides the sun and chokes the air.

Together sand a mountain rise.
But weak in wind, it never lies.
It changes, moves and slips too fast
Through narrow waist of hour glass.

Now pearls, they glisten smooth and fair.
A milky pure, the sand gem’s rare.
A flawless orb, when at its best,
Has adorned many beauties’s breast.

Don’t curse the sand, the seed of pearl,
But hold it close and slowly twirl
And round it liquid satin swirl.
Behold, from sand and time—a pearl.

Though some may say, reject the grain and
take the gem that’s here today,
Take some of both, and take care, not to
Give your sand away.
Pearls of wisdom, grains of sand.
It takes both to make a man.

I found this ‘changing sands’ photograph from Mui Ne, Vietnam when I was writing this blog.  Since I believe there is no coincidences, I felt that I should add on some information about my next spiritual adventure to Cambodia and Vietnam.  Maybe this blog will reach someone who feels compelled to join us -since that is how the universe works 🙂 

Mui Ne Vietnam Sand Dunes

Sand Dunes – Mui Ne, Vietnam

I have been guided to lead a series of 3 journeys with the mission to help lift human consciousness.  ‘The Spiritual Magic of Cambodia and Vietnam’ (Nov. 2–13, with optional 3-day beach extension) is the first stop of a three part spiritual odyssey for humanity.  We invite you to be part of this life-changing journey.

 

“Our focus will be accessing the Spirit in the ancient temples of Angkor Wat— a power place seemingly out of time that calls us forward to explore the truth of humanity and our destiny. The spiritual jewel of Indochina, Angkor Wat is a breathtaking complex built to harmonize earth and stars. We’ll be immersed in the beauty of waterways and rice fields. We’ll hold healing in our hearts for the gentle people who have endured such war and suffering in this magical land. Even Our spiritual mission is both global and deeply spiritual, seeking our own pathway to enlightenment.” – Jonette

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About Jonette

Jonette profile in hat copyJonette is a spiritual adventurer, and modern-day shaman who leads spiritual tours to power places around the globe. She is a gifted channel, oracle, and author of the internationally best-selling books “The Eagle and the Condor” and “Soul Body Fusion®.” She is founder of the Soul Body Fusion® method for healing and beyond. With her guide “Mark” she teaches people to reach multi-dimensional and quantum states of consciousness. www.JonetteCrowley.com, www.SoulBodyFusion.com

I’ll be leading a spiritual adventure tour through the Southwest in May 2016.  (There are still spaces left. Please see details at the end of this blog.) As part of that preparation I’m blogging about some of the mysteries of the area. One of the most amazing is the discovery in 1909 of an Egyptian-style tomb with an entrance high up on a cliff on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon area.

grand canyon articleThe April 5, 1909 issue of the Arizona Gazette had a front page article about explorations in the Grand Canyon. The headline read: “Mysteries of Immense Rich Cavern Being Brought to Light. Remarkable finds indicate ancient people migrated from Orient.”

The bombshell find was more than extraordinary! The article went on to say that archaeologists from the Smithsonian Institute “made discoveries which almost conclusively prove that a race which inhabited a  mysterious cavern, hewn in solid rock by human hands, was of oriental origin, possibly from Egypt, tracing back to Ramses!”

Several months before the extensive research by the Smithsonian. Mr. G.E. Kincaid was exploring the Colorado River system by boat from Wyoming to Arizona. Here is an excerpt from an interview he gave to the Arizona Gazette in 1909:

Kincaid Interview – Arizona Gazette, 1909

3D computer rendering by Jack Andrews

3D computer rendering by Jack Andrews

Some forty-two miles up the river from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, I saw on the east wall, stains in the sedimentary formation about 2,000 feet above the river bed. There was no trail to this point, but I finally reached it with great difficulty. Above a shelf which hid it from view from the river, was the mouth of the cave. There are steps leading from this entrance some thirty yards to what was, at the time the cavern was inhabited, the level of the river.

 When I saw the chisel marks on the wall inside the entrance, I became interested, securing my gun and went in. During that trip I went back several hundred feet along the main passage till I came to the crypt in which I discovered the mummies… I gathered a number of relics, which I carried down the Colorado to Yuma, from whence I shipped them to Washington with details of the discovery.

The Passages and Shrine

Nearly a mile long tunnel underground, about 1480 feet below the surface, the long main passage has been delved into, to find another mammoth chamber from which radiates scores of passageways, like the spokes of a wheel.

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The main passageway is about 12 feet wide, narrowing to nine feet toward the farther end… The passages are chiseled or hewn as straight as could be laid out by an engineer… Over a hundred feet from the entrance is the cross-hall, several hundred feet long, in which are found the idol, or image, of the people’s god, sitting cross-legged, with a lotus flower or lily in each hand.

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Computer rendering by Jack Andrews

The cast of the face is oriental.. almost resembles Buddha… Taking into consideration everything found thus far, it is possible that this worship most resembles the ancient people of Tibet.

Surrounding this idol are smaller images, some very beautiful in form – others crooked-necked and distorted shapes, symbolical, probably, of good and evil.

There are two large cactus with protruding arms, one on each side of the dais on which the go- squats. All this is carved out of hard rock resembling marble. In the opposite corner of this cross-hall were found tools of all descriptions, made of copper. These people undoubtedly knew the lost art of hardening this metal, which has been sought by chemists for centuries without result… Among the other finds are vases or urns and cups of copper and gold, made very artistic in design. The pottery work includes enameled ware and glazed vessels.

Another passageway leads to granaries such as are found in the oriental temples. They contain seeds of various kinds. These granaries are rounded, as the materials of which they are constructed, I think, is a very hard cement. A gray metal is also found in this cavern, which puzzles the scientists, for its identity has not been established. It resembles platinum.

 Strewn promiscuously over the floor everywhere are what people call –  cats eyes’, a yellow stone of no great value. Each one is engraved with the head of the Malay type.

 The Hieroglyphics and Crypt

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Above is a scan of a tracing of a xerox copy of photograph(s)? depicting hieroglyphics allegedly photographed by Kincaid inside the cave. This was submitted to me from a friend with a request that the source remain anonymous, a request I always honor. – Jack Andrews


On all the urns, or walls over doorways, and tablets of stone which were found by the image are the mysterious hieroglyphics the key to which the Smithsonian Institute hopes yet to discover.

 These writings resemble those on the rocks about this valley. The engraving on the tables probably has something to do with the religion of the people. Similar hieroglyphics have been found in the peninsula of Yucatan, but these are not the same as those found in the Orient.

The tomb or crypt in which the mummies were found is one of the largest of the chambers, the walls slanting back at an angle of about 35 degrees.

 On these are tiers of mummies, each one occupying a separate hewn shelf. At the head of each is a small bench, on which is found copper cups and pieces of broken swords. Some of the mummies are covered with clay, and all are wrapped in a dark fabric.

 The urns or cups on the lower tiers are crude, while as the higher shelves are reached, the urns are finer in design, showing a later stage of civilization. It is worthy of note that all the mummies examined so far have proved to be male, no children or females being buried here. This leads to the belief that this exterior section was the warrior’ barracks.

Among the discoveries no bones of animals have been found, no skins, no clothing, no bedding. Many of the rooms are bare but for water vessels. One room, about 40 by 700 feet, was probably the main dining hall, for cooking utensils are found here…

Upwards of 50,000 people could have lived in the caverns comfortably. One theory is that the present Indian tribes found in Arizona are descendants of the serfs or slaves of the people which inhabited the cave. Undoubtedly a good many thousands of years before the Christian era, a people lived here which reached a high stage of civilization.

The chronology of human history is full of gaps. Professor Jordan is much enthused over the discoveries and believes that the find will prove of incalculable value in archaeological work. (Note: Jordan is the archeologist from the Smithsonian who led the extensive research after Kincaid reported the find.)

Computer art by Jack Andrews

Computer art by Jack Andrews

One thing I have not spoken of, may be of interest. There is one chamber of the passageway to which is not ventilated, and when we approached it a deadly, snaky smell struck us. Our light would not penetrate the gloom. ..Some say snakes… but others think it may contain a deadly gas or chemicals used by the ancients. No sounds are heard, but it smells snaky just the same. The whole underground installation gives one of shaky nerves the creeps. The gloom is like a weight on one’s shoulders, and our flashlights and candles only make the darkness blacker.

Recently the World Explorers Club decided to check on this story by calling the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the museum official denied that any such research into Egyptian artifacts had ever been carried out in North America. However, I did read on-line that the only Egyptian artifacts the Smithsonian has are from Egypt… “and a few from the Grand Canyon…”!

Similar Finds in New Mexico and Illinois!

In my recent blog Mysteries of the American Southwest —Extraterrestrial Influence I wrote of an extensive cave complex near Chaco Canyon in New Mexico that the local Indians call ‘The Anasazi Cave.’ In it they found an especially unusual artifact, made of some sort of metal with strange hieroglyphic writing on it. (For more information see Dr. Sam Osmanagich’s book The Mystery of the Anasazi Civilization.)

In 1982 in Southern Illinois 1982 Russell Burrows, a retired Army Brigadier General and experienced caver, happened upon a cave well hidden along a tributary of the Little Wabash River. In spite of a walled-up entrance and nine feet of silt, Burrows excavated and found large quantities of startling artifacts. He wrote, “I did not have to be a genius to figure out that I stumbled into something that just should not be in Illinois.” From the five-hundred-foot tunnel and adjacent chambers he unearthed twelve burial crypts, a golden sarcophagus, urns, grave furniture, weapons, Egyptian-looking inscriptions in gold, and more than four thousand black stone tablets carved with writing, faces, ships, symbols, and maps! In Malta several years ago, the German researcher Dr. Herbert Zeitlmair handed me one of the stones from this incredible cache.

(For more information about other unusual pre-Columbian finds in North America, read David H. Childress’s book Lost Cities of North & Central America.)

What it All Means…

The Hopi believe that they emerged from underground at the Grand Canyon. Could their spiritual knowledge, and their legends be remnants of teachings from an advanced civilization that is either Egyptian or has similar roots to the Egyptian culture? It is theorized that the Hopi have many similar beliefs to the Tibetans. Could the Tibetans, the ancient Egyptians and the Hopi all hold keys to understanding the greater Universe? Keys that we have lost? These gentle people on the dry mesa’s near the Grand Canyon hold tightly to their ancient wisdom. Their ceremonies and prayers are focused on keeping our world safely together.

Explore the southwest’s sacred sites of with us

southwest tourWe are so honored to be able to visit a Hopi village in May on our Great American Southwest Tour. Throughout our trip we will be able to meditate, explore the special places of the ancient Anasazi, and perhaps seek our own answers to the mysteries of our origin.

Click here for or details on our 10 day spiritual adventure to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada. The Great American Southwest Tour

 

To read the extensive article about this find at the Grand Canyon as reported in the Arizona Gazette go here: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net

To learn more about Burrows Cave in Illinois go here: https://sites.google.com/site/ancientegyptiansinamerica/ancient-egyptians-burrows-cave

About Jonette

Jonette profile in hat copyJonette is a spiritual adventurer, and modern-day shaman who leads spiritual tours to power places around the globe. She is a gifted channel, oracle, and author of the internationally best-selling books “The Eagle and the Condor” and “Soul Body Fusion®.” She is founder of the Soul Body Fusion® method for healing and beyond. With her guide “Mark” she teaches people to reach multi-dimensional and quantum states of consciousness. www.JonetteCrowley.com, www.SoulBodyFusion.com

“Bring back the sacred ways, connect to the ancient paths, touch into our star heritage and be inspired for what we are here to do now.”

Join Jonette and Special Guest Grand Chief Woableza on a 10-day Spiritual Adventure Tour to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.  May 9 – 18, 2016.  Early Bird pricing ends January 5th. Click Here for Registration and Details.

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Sedona, Arizona

Have you ever wanted to meditate at the Grand Canyon, visit the land of the Hopi, ride jeeps with the Navajo through Monument Valley, climb around the Anasazi cliff dwellings, see the charms of old Santa Fe, hike in breathtaking Zion National Park?

On the tour we will connect with the native Indians of today as well as the Ancient ones. We are invited as guests to the Hopi Mesa. Grand Chief Woableza will join us for the entire tour to share Native ceremonies and stories. Jonette will channel and lead meditations at sacred sites.

“All of us will feel the Great Spirit in our hearts and souls. The magic of the desert is like nothing else. God is everywhere!”

 

Here is a unique opportunity to take in all of the great sites with an international group with a spiritual purpose.

  • Begins in Sedona
  • Grand Canyon
  • Hopi Mesa
  • Acoma Pueblo Village
  • Old town Santa Fe
  • Bandelier Monument of the Anasazi
  • Chaco Canyon, spiritual hub of the Ancient Ones
  • Monument Valley
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Zion National Park
  • Ends in Las Vegas

 

The Great American Southwest Tour Itinerary (subject to change)

grand canyonDay 1, Monday, May 9 – The Grand Canyon.  Starts in Sedona, Arizona. Travel in an air conditioned bus through northern Arizona to the spectacular Grand Canyon! Lunch on your own. Ceremony with Chief Woableza and meditation with Jonette. Overnight in Tuba City, AZ. Welcome Dinner included. (D)

 

Hubbell Trading PostDay 2, Tuesday, May 10 – Navajo and Hopi Lands.  Cultural Visit the Hopi on their native land. We plan to be there with Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha’ a native Wisdom Keeper who is part of the Hopi family. (Jonette knew the now deceased Hopi matriarch, and is always welcome on Hopi land.) See the Hopi museum and have lunch at the Cultural Center where you can purchase authentic Indian art directly from the artist. Visit the fascinating Hubble Trading Post National Monument, the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo reservation. Overnight in Grants, NM. (B, D)

 

Acoma Sky CityDay 3, Wednesday, May 11 – Acoma Sky City.  Morning tour of Acoma Sky City, the oldest continuously inhabited Pueblo village in North America, dating back to 1100 AD. Boxed lunches for the trip to Santa Fe. Free time in beautiful and vibrant Santa Fe to explore the historical sites and museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants and night life on the famed central Plaza. Overnight Santa Fe, NM. (B, L, D)

Bandelier CavesDay 4, Thursday, May 12 – Bandelier National Monument.  Morning tour of the Anasazi cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument and ceremony. Climb around the dwellings carved out of the soft volcanic tuff. Lunch on own. Dinner on own. Overnight Santa Fe, NM. (B)

 

Sante FeDay 5, Friday, May 13 – Santa Fe.  Mini-workshop with Jonette and Chief Woableza. Afternoon on your own to spend the day in Santa Fe wandering, shopping and perhaps going to Museum Hill, featuring four great museums about the arts and cultures of the past. Leave Santa Fe and drive to Grants, the jumping off point for Chaco Canyon. Dinner on own. Overnight Grants, NM. (B)

 

Choco CanyonDay 6, Saturday, May 14 – The “Great Houses” of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Timeless Chaco Canyon was the major center of Anasazi culture, a hub for trade, religion, and administration. This secluded canyon preserves the magnificent ruins of the ancient buildings, ceremonial kivas, roads, and canals. The sites are part of the sacred homeland of the Puebloan people. Boxed lunches provided. Overnight in Farmington, NM. (B, L, D)

 

Monument ValleyDay 7, Sunday, May 15 – Monument Valley.  Have your cameras ready for iconic Monument Valley, the most famous and most photographed stone monuments in North America. It is still home to Navajo who raise sheep. The local Navajo’s take us on an exciting 4-wheel drive tour through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to see hidden stone arches, towers and amazing desert beauty. Have a Navajo lunch cookout in the valley. Star gazing and ceremony in the desert. Dinner on own. Overnight in Page, AZ. (B, L)

 

Antelope Canyon1Day 8, Monday, May 16 – Antelope Canyon. We will get a Navajo guided tour of Antelope Canyon. One of the most photographed landscapes in the U.S., Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon with photo opportunities that are beyond belief! We enjoy classic Southwest scenery on our way to Zion National Park and spectacular Zion Canyon. Dinner on own. Overnight near Zion National Park. (B, L)

 

Zion Grotto 2Day 9, Tuesday, May 17 – Zion National Park. Explore this American jewel —Zion Canyon National Park. Enjoy photography and hiking around the monolithic sandstone cliffs. See waterfalls and natural bridges along the trails. Lunch on own. Afternoon drive through the Virgin River Gorge on our way to Las Vegas. Farewell Dinner. Overnight on the Las Vegas Strip. (B, D)

 

Las Vegas SkylineDay 10, Wednesday, May 18 – Las Vegas – Schedule your flight out of Vegas today or extend your vacation for a couple of days in this buzzing adult wonderland! (We can help you extend your stay at our discounted group rate.)

 

ACT NOW – Early Bird Pricing Ends January 5th!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS or go to our website www.JonetteCrowley.com

 


Come to Sedona early and attend two of Jonette’s workshops:

Soul Body Fusion® 1 Day Workshop – Friday, May 6th

fullpage_logoLearn Soul Body Fusion®, the simple and powerful tool for being fully present in your body. In the workshop you will learn about Soul Body Fusion®, you will experience a Fusion, AND you will learn how to do Fusions on others. You will be certified as an SBF Practitioner!  Click here for details.

Sedona Workshop GMPPastedGraphic-2with Native Wisdom Keeper Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha and Jonette – Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8

Spend 2-days in Sedona learning about the native wisdom of these times. Bring back the sacred ways, connect to the ancient paths, touch into our star heritage and be inspired for  what we are here to do now.  Click here for details.

Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, It will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”

― John O’Donohue from Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom 

Here is a compilation of my daily pictures and facebook postings from Week 2 of my walk from Portugal to Spain on the Camino Santiago de Compostela.  Thanks for being a part of this journey and my love to all of you for your encouraging comments, facebook likes and energetic connections!  May you all follow your soul’s path – wherever it may lead you!

Day 12 JC meditating

“Grace fills me up in this infinite moment” – Jonette at the completion of the Camino

 

Day 7 of the Camino

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – H.S. Haskins

Late now so will post more tomorrow. Was in the flow all day. Ended with a beer and even the photo was great! 🍺

Sending you all blessings and hugs from the Camino!!

 

Day 8 on the Camino

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“The Camino’s synchronistic magic showed up a couple of times “

Sometimes you can feel that the path is on ancient lei lines or power spots, and sometimes the energy is dead and it’s just a path. I noticed that the hotspots are often around churches, and the ancient cobbled paths through the forests.

Yesterday, the Camino’s synchronistic magic showed up a couple of times in quick succession. Along the Way a man on a bicycle stopped to ask if we needed help. He wanted to write down the addresses of some places to stay in the next town. Right there on the ground was a clean, white piece of cardboard… perfect for writing… Just when he needed it. It turns out that he is the guy who made the online maps that we have used for the Portuguese coastal Camino! THE expert was there on his bike when we needed him!

Then we stopped for our normal lunch of cheese, canned sardines and bread. After lunch, I popped my last piece of gum into my mouth, silently thinking “I’ll need to get more gum.” Five minutes later a man who was outside working in his yard wished us the standard “Buen Camino!” Then, “Wait, one minute.” He ran to his car, got out a packet of gum and handed it to me! You just can’t make this stuff up!😀

Today we took it a little easier, stopping for beautiful local food at a farm/café in the country. Anne and Nico split off from Michael and me as they want to make more distance every day. With just two of us it freed us up to stay in a hotel instead of a pilgrim’s hostel. I am so grateful to not need my sleeping bag and to have a hair dryer!

Now we’re off to find tapas and red wine!
Thanks for being part of this journey with me! (Hope your feet weren’t too sore today… I have to admit that one ankle hurt just a little bit)

 

Day 9 of the Camino

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“I had the feeling that we would pass through a golden gate that would be a breakthrough for even greater abundance”

Day 9 mineral springsMy legs are more sore but there’s more joy in my steps. It was a beautiful and warm sunny day! My Swedish friend Mikael and I worked with the golden energies of the path. At one point Michael, who is clairvoyant too, ‘saw’ radiant beings behind us. All part of the team! It is fun to compare notes with what we are sensing on the road as we walk. I got that we would pass through a golden gate that would be a breakthrough for even greater abundance. I recognized it when we came to a grape arbor that we walked under, some of the autumn leaves gold in the sun. The abundance was there in beautiful bunches of perfectly ripe grapes! It was such a lovely physical metaphor!

There are more pilgrims now since we are only three days out from Santiago. After staying at simple auberges, tonight we opted for a hotel that has a natural thermal whirlpool!

 

Day 10 of the Camino

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We just kept walking today. Sometimes it was through beautiful woods. And a little bit through less than lovely industrial areas. The autumn is so rich and vibrant here. Grapes still hang on some vines. Farmers are cutting down their corn stalks. Pumpkins are turning orange in the fields. Everywhere is the scent of fallen leaves. Again it was sunny and warm.Day 10 pumpkinsLast night I heard the name ‘Steven’ in my mind. “Who is Steven,” I asked, getting no answer. The first thing today we met a solo pilgrim…an Englishman. His name– Steven. He joined Mikael and me. Still don’t know the significance but I trust it is fulfilling a higher purpose.

May I brag just a bit? Both my companions are super fit men in their 40’s. Mikael climbs mountains in Norway and Steven is an ultra- marathoner. At the end of our long day’s walk I’m doing better than both of them.😀Day 10 white horse

The sweetest memory from today was watching an old white horse and his best friend– a young calf walking down the road together. No human in sight, just the two of them out for a stroll.

 

Day 11 of the Camino

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“It seems so clear now that life really is about the journey and never about the destination”

Pilgrimage completed!  We walked several hours before the sun rose today so we could make it to Santiago de Compostela by noon.  220 km plus walking over 11 days brought us to this cathedral in Spain. Thousands of other pilgrims converged here for the daily pilgrim’s mass. We couldn’t understand the Spanish words, but the feeling of having accomplished something was there within each of our hearts. We each walked this Way with the help of the others who were there to share a laugh, point us in the right direction, or simple call out “Buen Camino!”day 11 having a coke

Reaching Santiago made me feel sad that the walking is over, yet happy to have reached the destination. I feel lighter. I have clarity on the next book that I will write. It seems so clear now that life really is about the journey and never about the destination. The end point just gives us the reason for the journey.

Tonight we celebrated with sangria and paella in the lively town center of Santiago. Following the coastal road from Porto, Portugal to here in Spain has been such a treasure!Day 11 Dinner in Santiago

Buen Camino or ‘Good Way’ to you!

 

Day 12 of the Camino

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“Time to just be – enjoying each moment for what it offers without needing to explain it or expect anything else”

A sunny Sunday in Finesterra, Spain — the ‘End of the World’

day 12 0 km marker in FinisterreFor many people the Camino does not end in Santiago de Compostela, but further at the most western point of Europe. Michael and I didn’t have time to walk the three days here so we took a bus along the lovely coast. Spiritually, it felt that every thing came together on the bus ride. I could easily lift to a high space of well-being, tranquility and light. I’m asking that the change be deep and permanent. Grace fills me up in this infinite moment.

The beautiful, warm day felt like a reward for our trek. We enjoyed time on a beach watching the powerful waves roll in. Then we walked to the lighthouse and the Cape at the edge of the world.

It felt wonderful to stay in a nice hotel, eat great seafood, and not have to carry a backpack anywhere! Yet it’s clear that we are still pilgrims because we are wearing our smelly hiking clothes. (Somehow washing things out by hand in the sink just does not get them clean.)

The Camino has been an adventure. The pace has allowed the time to just be, enjoying each moment for what it offers without needing to explain it or expect anything else. Someone asked if I would do another Camino. I doubt it –  as there are so many things to explore in this world and so many journeys to walk.

Blessings and love from the end of the world!

 

Day 13- Back in Santiago

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“Personal vanity fades away on the Camino”

Officially my Camino journey is over. Today I arrived in Santiago de Compostela for the second time, but this time on a bus from Finesterra.

There was a funny thing that happened this week that has nothing to do with walking or spiritual growth. I carried in my backpack a cheap plastic brush because it is light weight. In one hotel we stayed at there was the luxury of a blow dryer. A really hot blow dryer… While I was trying to straighten my naturally curly hair the unthinkable happened… My cheap plastic hair brush melted into my hair! Now globs of black plastic were permanently stuck to my hair! I had never seen anything like this! I didn’t imagine that it could happen!

It took hours to pick the plastic out of my hair! Admittedly I look pretty bad now… No globs of plastic but I haven’t used a brush or comb for three days. Personal vanity fades away on the Camino. That’s part of it’s charm. No. I did not take a picture of me with the brush melted into my hair. This picture is from the beach this morning in between rainstorms.

 

Day 14 –  Leaving Spain

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It is disconcerting to get on a bus in Santiago to Porto, Portugal and travel for only four hours to cover the distance that it took us 11 days to walk. I’m stronger now in many ways. The backpack seems so light now as I toss it in the bus. I imagine it’ll be another few days before my feet stop aching.

Last night we took the subway into the center of Porto… of course to taste some port. 😀I’ve found the Portuguese people so helpful and friendly. Sunny spirits in a sunny land.  I’m at the airport now on my way to Warsaw to teach Soul Body Fusion and a Mark channeled workshop to my wonderful friends there.

Join me in person for my next spiritual adventure

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 I’ve learned that travel always expands us heart and soul!

My next spiritual adventure trip is a group tour–the Great American Southwest in May with Grand Chief Woableza along to give us the native perspective. The itinerary and details are available on my website www.JonetteCrowley.com

 

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My journey walking from Porto Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Jonette has just completed the Camino walking to Santiago de Compostela along the Portuguese coastal route from Porto, Portugal to Spain. Here is a blog of her first six days from her daily Facebook posts. Next week we will post a blog of her last six days walking.

“You get to feel the trail without the blisters😉!”

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Day 0 of my journey on the Camino Portugues

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I flew from Stockholm today, meeting my Norwegian friends Anne and Mikael here. I’m excited because my clothes are clean, my feet have no blisters, and I have yet to test the weight of my new backpack. I tried my hardest to get my belongings pared down to the bare minimum– but we will see.😀

We start walking the beach path tomorrow. Thank you for joining this journey with us!

Day 1 of the Camino to Vila Do Condi

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“It will be interesting to see who I really am at the end of 14 days walking”

Day 1 groupWalked along the sea all day. Beautiful warm weather and bright blue sky. For a moment we were uncertain where the path led. Just then a man pulled up in his car and asked us where we were going. He told us that we were about to follow the old road which
was well marked but longer and less beautiful. He gave us clear directions to continue to follow the sea… a way not marked for pilgrims. This man appeared at the perfect time, an angel to us. It was a fabulous route, keeping the Atlantic Ocean to our left as we walked along the sand dunes. Tonight is our first night in a pilgrim hostel.Day 1 JC & M in surf

I’ve learned a lot already today, trying to carry as little as I can in my backpack. Vanity is gone… No make up, only 3 shirts for 14 days… Kind of smelly… Very simple. It is easy to see how busy my mind wants to be. It will be interesting to see who I really am at the end of 14 days walking.

Day 2 of the Camino to Marinhus, Portugal

day2“The pace of one step at a time is very slow, especially compared to how I usually race through life.”

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Walked along the sea again today. Sometimes we pass local people who smile and say “bom caminho” — wishing us well or ‘good way’. Passed through fishing villages and small farm plots growing vegetables. The pack felt heavier today and the feet more sore. Tonight staying in a pilgrim’s hostel. 16 bunkbeds all in one room, men and women together. (looking for my earplugs now). Good thing we’re all very tired. 😀

Day 2 Beach markerWe met fascinating people from many countries here tonight. Most people have walked the Camino before and are doing it again. I can see how freeing it is to step out of our ordinary life and slow our pace. The pace of one step at a time is very slow, especially compared to how I usually race through life.

We follow the yellow arrows with the yellow shell sign from town to town.

 Day 3 of the Camino – last day in Portugal

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“It really is so great to just walk… No other expectations or jobs!!”

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OK, I have to admit it was very difficult to share a room with bunk beds with so many people.  Some went to bed late and made noise. Some people got up very early and made noise. I confess that I was one of the people who snored, says my friend Anne.

Day 3 JC&A

I had a small meltdown when I found we had to walk seven more kilometers to find a pilgrim’s hostel… after we had walked over 8 hours. My wonderful friends agreed to carry my pack. But then I had a better idea, let’s get a taxi to a hotel… Which turned out to be much further than 7 km away. We had a great dinner and enjoyed a bottle of red wine and wonderful deep conversation.

Anne and I are sharing a bed tonight, but it’s much better than the bunk room with 14 other people. It really is so great to just walk… No other expectations or jobs!!

Day 4 of the Camino from Portugal to Spain

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“Yesterday while walking on my own I was so overwhelmed with joy”

A shorter walk today along the coast, then crossed by ferry from Portugal to Spain. Tonight the pilgrim’s hostel is an old school that has a small kitchen… For 5 euros a night!

Yesterday while walking on my own I was so overwhelmed with joy that I wanted to share it. So I am sending you all the love ❤

Day 5 of the Camino

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“Life is reduced to its simplest form”

day 5 pathToday was our first rain day as we walked along the west coast. Our bodies are all pretty tired, so it will be an early night at the pilgrim’s hostel. Rain is not worse than sun, just different. Food was a problem today as it is Sunday and remote. Breakfast was bread and cheese, lunch was the same bread with half a banana, dinner was the same bread we’ve been carrying with some canned sardines.

Day 5 group selfieLife is reduced to its simplest form. You get up grab some bread and start walking. At the end of the day you shower, wash out some clothes, and go to bed early to the bunk room.

It is an adventure! Meeting great people and am getting strong! The people are: Anne and Mikael– friends from Norway, and. Nico–a Belgian guy who has adopted us on the way.  Our front door tonight faces the Atlantic Ocean!

Day 6 of the Camino from Mougas to Baionaday6

“If you would ask me why I am walking the Camino, I don’t really have an answer.”

Day 6 picnic lunchWalking along the coast in Spain. Began in Mougas. Sleeping in an old convent outside Baiona.

The spiritual breakthroughs are not so grandiose as I had hoped for. It is more the insight of observing my thoughts and noticing that I don’t always like what I think. But as I walk, I re-choose everything in every moment. Thinking quietly. Life is simple here. We follow the yellow arrows that lead us to the pilgrim’s hostel. We eat when we can. Stop where there is a cafe chair or a rock. Lunch was sardines on the rocks. Food never tasted so good!Day 6 Water from Fountain

Tonight 7 of us from 7 countries had a great dinner together sharing the camaraderie of the road.

If you would ask me why I am walking the Camino, I don’t really have an answer.  Except to walk it.

We will be posting Part 2 of Jonette’s journey next week – Find out if she has a different answer to that question after completing her 14 day Camino walk. 

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About Jonette:  Jonette, known as a ‘Spiritual Indiana Jones’, is a spiritual adventurer, and modern-day shaman who leads spiritual tours to power places around the globe. She has traveled to over 80 countries and has led spiritual tours to almost every continent.  She is an internationally known channel, oracle, spiritual teacher and author of the best-selling books “The Eagle and the Condor” and “Soul Body Fusion®.” She is founder of the Soul Body Fusion® method for healing and beyond. With her guide ‘MARK’ she teaches people to reach multi-dimensional and quantum states of consciousness.  Please see her websites for more information  www.JonetteCrowley.com, www.SoulBodyFusion.com