Nuevo Vallarta June 2016

IMG_3477Sisterhood of the traveling hearts, that’s the wild name that popped into my mind as I’m reflecting on the powerful and sweet business time I spent in Nuevo Vallarta recently with Cynthia Stacey aka… Thea Summerdeer. Both life and business were enriched with this kind of sacred travel.

Before we went on this trip, Thea and I had spent some time together in person and lots on the phone but we hadn’t had much one-on-one time. It turns out it was highly beneficial for our business venture in lots of ways and it was a blast! (Maybe you want to join us next time.)

IMG_3526In this post I just want to share some of the goddessy highlights with you and one of the huge takeaways I had. It turns out on the last day we did a rememberings exercise (I do at the end of each priestess process) and it produced some profound results for both of us. Mine centered on the the sacred rhythm of our time in such deep relationship to the ocean.

Edinburgh Scotland May 2016

Edinburgh-streetsEdinburgh immediately had a different vibe and feel to it than Dublin. It reminded me more of a classical ballet while Dublin’s energy was more like an Irish folk dance. Both were wonderful,  just very different. We also have fantastic friends/business associates who live in Edinburgh, so we spent lots of great time connecting with them in this beautiful city.

Our first night in town, we went out for wonderful Mediterranean food at Meze Meze with a couple we know from Atlanta—Stan and Elizabeth Dulemba. They moved to Edinburgh nine months ago to experience international living while E is getting her master’s degree. IMG_3102(Check out Elizabeth’s great Tedx Talk, “Is Your Stuff Stopping You?“)  We know this fun, artistic, and intelligent couple from my husband Prescott’s illustration connection with the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Lisa Michaels Newgrange

Dublin Ireland May 2016

IMG_2895Travel changes us from the inside out by providing fresh experiences and insights that we wouldn’t receive from everyday life. By exploring new places, we access fresh historical perspectives, we meet new people, we connect to other cultures, and we receive transmissions as we walk on sacred lands.

I’ve been blessed to travel quite extensively in my life but there are so many places I have yet to venture. Recently my husband and I went to both Dublin, Ireland, and Edinburgh, Scotland, for 5 days, where I made multiple discoveries I want to share with you in two different posts. Be sure to read to the end of my Ireland adventure because I share my experience of a magical natural rhythms sacred site.