Ireland is a country rich in culture, history and music, yet there is a mystical essence that cannot be described in words. It must be felt in the heart through the landscape, the music, the stories and the Celtic earth itself. It is this essence that we will capture on the Spirit of Ireland Journey. Not just a simple vacation to a pretty place, the theme of this journey is one of healing; healing the energetic ley lines (meridian points at various Celtic sacred sites, known as “faerie lines” in Ireland); helping to restore the healing energies of these sacred sites and offering compassion in action through daily meditations and reflections. We will also enjoy the beauty of the Irish culture and the spirit of Celtic traditions found in the music—LOTS of great music! The northwest region of Ireland is renowned the world over for its stunning beauty and Celtic charm. People often say that traveling to Ireland is like stepping back in time to a land steeped in rich culture, history and spirituality; a less rushed lifestyle in a magical setting, where people meet you with a smile and a twinkle in their eye. Everyone who has traveled with us on previous excursions describes this trip as a life-changing event in their lives; the memories and friendships forged will last a lifetime.
Below is a link to a pdf brochure for next year’s trip (County Donegal, County Mayo and County Galway). A great mix of sacred sites, castles, awesome traditional music and a magical charm only the Irish can pull off so well. We have room for 22 people and would love to have you join us. So…start packing your bags…
Stress Tip for the Day:
Travel can be quite stressful, but it’s nearly non-existent traveling in a small group of like minded people. On this tour, I offer morning meditations and we also do some quiet meditation time at many of the sacred sites, including the Stone Circle in Beltony. Music therapy is another form of relaxation and the Irish are the masters of Great Celtic music; one of the highlights of the trip.
Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:
This first link will take you to the Trips to Ireland page with all kinds of good stuff to view
This next link is a direct link to the 2012 Brochure PDF
Quote for the Day:
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
—Old Irish saying
Photo for the Day:
Ireland has many beautiful castles, including the Ashford Castle in the town of Cong. Many of the scenes from the the John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara movie were filmed here on these grounds. We will make a stop in Cong while in County Mayo.
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net
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