A life worth living

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Transformational Tidbits

Oct 2014: A life worth living

You are going to die!

It might be 1, 10 or 60 years from now, although it is the guaranteed outcome of your life. Many of us live as if the grim reaper will never find us, only to face the end of our lives filled with regret and unfulfilled dreams.

When you face the inevitability of death, every day that you have left become precious and at the risk of being macabre, it is a powerful way of taking stock of your life.

In his book, Five Wishes, bestselling author, Gay Hendriks, shares his own story of how he discovered that by imagining he was on his deathbed and asking if his life was a complete success, led him to set his greatest dreams as goals and how those goals changed his life.

The process is simple, yet profound and should be done in one sitting. Trust the answers that come up for you and by the end of the process, you will have 5 life goals that will represent your greatest dreams.

Imagine you are on your deathbed and are asked if your life was a complete success. If that answer is yes, then you are already living your best life and excused from going further. If your answer is no, then take a sheet of paper and write the following statement 5 times:

The main reason my life was not a total success is because I didn’t:

Once you have your 5 reasons, reread your answers and revise the order so you have the most important reason first and make a note of why these reasons are important to you.

Here are some examples to help you:

  • My life was not a total success because I didn’t have a long and happy marriage with a partner I adored and who adored me.
  • My life was not a total success because I let my fears of inadequacy hold me back.
  • My life was not a total success because I was too busy working and missed so many precious moments with my children.
  • My life was not a total success because I constantly fixated about what was wrong in my life and had no joy.
  • My life was not a total success because I never got around to telling my family and friends how much I loved and appreciated them.
  • My life was not a total success because I could have been so much more.
  • My life was not a total success because I took my health and body for granted and plodded through life thinking I had all the time in the world.

Now, change the statements into wishes knowing that if you had done or experienced these things, you would consider your life a success.

For my life to have been a total success, I wish I had:    

If you are doing the process honestly, you are likely to stir up emotions (often sadness, anger and fear) and come face to face with your limiting beliefs (old programming that you consciously or unconsciously took on as truth). This is the whole point of the process and when these come up, know that emotions can be transformed and limiting beliefs are just limiting beliefs and once you know what they are, you are halfway to shifting them. Some common limiting beliefs are: I am too old/too young/not good enough; I am not smart/ skilled enough; I don’t have enough money/know how/time/confidence; I have to wait until x happens before I can focus on this etc etc

Here are some examples:

  • I wish I had enjoyed a long and happy marriage with a partner who I adored and who adored me.
  • I wish I had faced my fears and realized that feeling inadequate was just a mindset. I would have achieved so much more than I have.
  • I wish I could have found a balance between my work and spending time with my children.
  • I wish I could have focused on what was good in my life and lived with gratitude in my heart rather than quiet desperation.
  • I wish I could have spoken up more, not left things unsaid and for my family and friends to know how much I love and appreciate them.
  • I wish I had not wasted so much time, had taken up the opportunities that were offered to me and trusted that I would be supported in following my dreams.
  • I wish I had not taken my body and health for granted and had taken an active role in planning my life.

Now, turn your wishes into goals. Put them in the present tense and start with the most important wish. For example, lets say you wrote:

The main reason my life was not a total success was because I never found my soul mate, you could choose a positive present tense statement like: My life was a total success because I am now thriving in a loving relationship with my soul mate.

Here are some more examples:

  • My life was a total success because I have a long and happy marriage with a partner who I adore and who adores me.
  • My life was a total success because I felt the fear and did it any-way. As this became my new normal, I realized that fear was just nervous excitement and it became a reminder that I was about to achieve even more success.
  • My life was a total success because I found fulfillment and balance in both my work and my relationships with my children.
  • My life was a total success because I lived each and every day with gratitude in my heart and found that the more I felt gratitude, the more I had to be grateful for.
  • My life was a total success because I was honest, spoke from the heart and my family and friends always knew how much I loved and appreciated them.
  • My life was a total success because I trusted my inner guidance, took all of the opportunities that felt right for me and followed my dreams with clarity and confidence.
  • My life was a total success because I nurtured my body and health and set goals towards all that I wanted to experience in life.

Read your goals a few times over until the words completely resonate with you. Some of your goals might be things that you can easily achieve with the right attitude and focus and others may need some time to fall into place.

Once you have clarity on your life goals, the next and most important step is committing to them heart and soul, no matter what! Consistently work towards them by listing what would need to change in order for them to become reality and setting baby step goals towards your 5 big life goals. Working with a coach to shift your limiting beliefs and to guide you through the changes you want to make, will add a dimension of support, accountability and commitment. Best of all, you know that when the day comes, you would have lived a fulfilled and happy life.

I would love to hear how this impacts on your life so please drop me a note in the comments section below and wishing you a wonderful month ahead!

Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words and your faith stronger than your feelings.

Love and blessings


Peta Panos
Transformational Intuitive Coach and owner of Spiritual Quest Journeys

September Spotlight 

Since ancient times, sacred sites all over the world have had a mysterious allure for millions of people, drawn to their unexplained power and presence. Sacred sites have the power to heal the body, enlighten the mind and awaken the soul with endless accounts of life-changing and profound experiences as testament. This newsletter feature endeavours to share interesting information on sacred sites and inspire you to experience them for yourself.

Sedona – Beyond the Vortex

One of our most popular tours is the mystical, magical and powerful Sedona and I am delighted to announce that Charlotte and I will be going back from the 22nd Feb – 1st March 2015. The itinerary will remain similar to the 2014 version with enough time to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves, as they always do. Here is my article on the last journey and I hope it will inspire you to join us next Feb.

Please note: We have already taken bookings for Sedona 2015 so suggest you secure your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Sedona 2014 – Journey diary

Undoubtedly one of the most powerful Sacred Sites on our planet, Sedona delights, inspires and shifts all those who visit her. The natural beauty of the red and orange sandstone formations is breathtaking and our incredible Feb journey there, was a perfect balance of the inner and outer journey – adventure, synchronicity, intense activations, personal development, bonding with like-minded people and a deep connection with the Earth, ourselves and each other.

Canadian born, Charlotte Szivak was our Journey Leader. Charlotte is a deeply gifted psychic, dedicated light worker and loads of fun to travel with. This was her 7th visit to Sedona so she guided us to all of the hidden gems with ease. Her activations were incredibly powerful and all of us went through processes, shifts and shadow integration throughout the journey.

Charlotte and I arrived on the night before the group and immediately went to the Airport Mesa, one of the major vortexes to greet and connect to Sedona’s energy, which you can feel as soon as you enter the greater Sedona area. Vortexes are funnel shaped created by the motion of spiraling energy and are similar to the energy found in our bodies so when we come into contact with them, it amplifies all that we are. Couple this natural energy with deep, profound energy processes and activations and the result is complete transformation producing significant and lasting positive changes in your life and the ability to master challenges with greater ease, grace and equanimity. An easy method of identifying where the vortexes are at their strongest is to look at the tree trucks, which are twisted by the vortex energy.

It is understandable that the ancients did not live in Sedona itself but rather in the surrounding areas and then traveled to the sacred sites for ceremony and pilgrimage. The energy is palpable in the centre of town, which can be overwhelming and not conducive to a good nights sleep – one of the many reasons we chose the Hilton Hotel, which is located in Oak Creek. The hotel has magnificent views of the majestic Bell Rock, a powerful yet nurturing vortex, all about physical healing and it was a blessing to rest in its energy at night.

Rising out of the mesa close to the Village of Oak Creek, Bell Rock stands tall as one of the more formidable vortexes in the Sedona area. Because of its topography, Bell Rock is considered an up flow vortex, spiraling energy up through its center radiating empowerment to all who visit and where we did our opening and closing ceremonies.

Besides offering 360 degree views and being the most sought after sunrise and sunset photo spot, The Airport Mesa Vortex (an inflow vortex) was the perfect vortex to release all that no longer served us. The activation here was done as the full moon was rising and we saw a blue unidentified flying object dancing around the moon. Two of us were taking photo after photo of the moon and in every shot, just seconds apart, the blue UFO was in a completely different location!?!

Designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is beautiful and non‐denominational. It was completed in 1956 after nearly 2 years of construction and ranks as a favorite tourist attraction in the area. It is a masterpiece of simplicity: nestled beautifully into the red rocks and offering breathtaking views of the majestic Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and the eastern rim of Sedona. The energy of this location is one of the strongest and most easily felt in all of Sedona. The feeling at this site is one of inspiration, joy and gratitude including love, harmony, unity and ONEness with All that is. I loved the figures we could see in the rocks. Most prominent for me was an Eagles head and various faces, including a distinctly alien looking one.

After a spectacular Sunday brunch at the Enchantment Resort, we ventured into Boynton Canyon where the open topography creates an inflow vortex, cleansing the negative energies of the earth and its people.

After a few days, we realized that we had encountered a Blue Jay every time we were looking for our meditation site and it became great confirmation for us as this continued throughout the journey. In addition to the vortex sites, we enjoyed a sunrise at the Buddhist Stupa, visited the ruins of Palanaki, walked a labyrinth to balance male and female energies and tried to hold ourselves back when shopping in the many crystal and new age shops (not always successfully)

I really love that there is always something unexpected on the journeys and this is why I always say that we will cover every-thing on the itinerary although it may not be in the planned order as we allow room for guidance and synchronicity.

In addition to our planned activities, we were guided to attend an afternoon workshop with Bryan De Flores updating us on the latest Angel information and we were invited to a closed meditation group at the home of Jaap Van Etten, who has been researching Crystal Skulls for over 15 years and has written 2 books on the subject. We meditated with over 300 crystal skulls, which set us up nicely for what was to come…an afternoon with one of the ancient skulls called Einstein.. Carolyn Ford is the caretaker of Einstein and graciously joined us for an afternoon, we shared a Hoóponopono ceremony before a few of us chose to spent some private time with Carolyn and Einstein.

Whist I had heard of the legend of the ancient skulls and have picked up many crystal skulls in various crystal shops around the world, I had not yet been drawn to buy one. That changed in Sedona and I am now the proud owner of 2 beautiful small crystal skulls. What I find interesting is that in my private session with Einstein, Carolyn placed him behind my head so our crown chakras were lined up and I received, what I can only describe as, a download. I have felt a deep connection with him since then and he has been appearing in my personal meditations. Please let me know if you have had any cool experiences with crystal skulls as I feel my interest growing daily.

We shared our time with wonderful people: we laughed, we cried and most of all celebrated in gratitude that we were gifted with an incredible experience that will enhance all of our lives in so many ways. I always marvel at the profound inner journey that happens for each individual in the group, including my own.

Check out the Photo Album here

For more information and reservations, please visit Sedona Journey 2015

Where are you going in 2014?

Where are you going in 2014? Check out our incredible journey offering:

In a world where we are overwhelmed by the constant bombardment of technology, responsibilities and relentless pursuit of our goals, it is critical that we regularly take some time to step back from our day to day lives and objectively reassess where we are on our life path, who we have become, and more importantly, who we choose to be in the future.

At Spiritual Quest Journeys, we believe that there is no better way to do this, than to explore both our outer and inner worlds. Our spiritual tours explore ancient sacred sitesmystical and magical locationsfascinating placesholistic wellness centers and retreats around the world. Most importantly, we recognize that time away is hard earned vacation time and our tours are imbued with a sense of excitement, adventure and fun.

As spiritual travelers ourselves, we acknowledge the importance of a well balanced tourism offering, and each itinerary is carefully designed to offer a subtle blend of seamless destination management; interconnectedness with the earth, exploration of the area and culture; personal development, relaxation and integration time; ceremonies and meditation; group consciousness support and guidance; and something unique and exclusive. In essence, unique travel experiences that an individual would be hard pressed to create on their own.

So if you are waiting to exhale or looking for an amazing life changing experience, explore our website or contact us.

Life changing spiritual tours to enrich your life

Nepal – Yoga, Yaks and Yetis Nepal – Yoga, Yaks and Yetis
Nepal | 1 – 11 Nov 2014
Egypt Ancient Egyptian Wisdom and Mysticism
Egypt | 8 – 20 November 2014
Peru – Matters of the Heart Peru – Expansion of the Heart 
Peru | 23 Nov – 7 Dec 2014
Tour pic Spectacular South Africa 
South Africa | Dec 2014
Sedona Journey Sedona – Beyond the Vortex
USA | February 2015
 Tour pic  Take a walk on the wild side Zambia | 18 – 25 May 2015

If you would prefer to travel on your own or with friends and family, we can tailor make tours to all of our destinations.

If you are unable to make the journeys physically, we do offer Holographic Journeys on all tours with Charlotte Szivak. For the upcoming holographic Journey to Egypt, please visit Egypt – Alchemy & Divine Egyptian Magick and scroll to the bottom of the page for more details. To book, please contact Peta@spiritualquestjourneys.com

If you believe you have what it takes to be a journey leader and would like to travel with your own groups, please contact me: Peta@spiritualquestjourneys.com

Transformative Intuitive Coaching

Are you living the life of your dreams?

If there are areas of your life where you are experiencing lack, indecision or frustration and are ready to live fully and in joy, contact Peta for intuitive coaching – either a one off session to gain clarity on a specific issue or for a course of sessions tailor made to suit your needs. With your permission, Peta will tune in and read your energy as it is currently and identify what needs to be released, shifted or manifested before guiding you through an energetic process.

Sessions are available over skype or in person (Haugesund).


“I’ve spent my life trying to do things right. I’ve tried to be a good daughter, a good Mother, a good friend, a good wife, a good girlfriend and the list goes on.

I have succeeded in most aspects of my life except for one. Finding love, or should I say finding the right man to love and love me back in the unconditional way I’ve always dreamt of. I thought I was a loser, and I had no hope left. I felt beaten and thought that no man would appreciate me as a person, my spirit and my physical being.

Until my session with Peta Panos. I put all my trust in her because I just knew she would help me break the destructive love path I have been walking all my life and she did not disappoint. Peta took me to a place everybody deserves to be in. One of inner strength, self-respect, honou, self lover and most of all, hope!

I can only pray that at least one person benefits from reading my testimonial. All they have to do is take a chance, surrenderand face their inner fears, and their lives will change as mine has.

Thank you Peta. I will be eternally grateful to you for all your wonderful and unique qualities. Your mind, your compassion, your healing abilities, and your way of looking at things the way nobody else does.”

TTS – South Africa

Why work with Peta?

  • Overcome fear
  • Come out of hiding and shine your light
  • Find balance in every aspect of your life
  • Move through limitation
  • Gain and shift perspective
  • Achieve clarity without doubts
  • Learn techniques to: make decisions; get out of self doubt; manifest and magnetize your ideal life; release fear and limitation; clear energy that is holding you back; feel joy, bliss and gratitude; be present, grounded and connected
  • Be more authentic and confident
  • Find your Mojo every day
  • Establish your own energetic tool kit to empower your life in every way

For more information and for bookings, please email Peta@spiritualquestjourneys.com

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