I have been getting the nudge for some time now to step back from DOING, to let go of producing the events that brought wonderful teachers and visionaries to the stage in Colorado and other areas. I have been blessed to work with amazing people who have inspired me and changed my life, and hopefully yours as well. “Let go, Donna.” My guides tell me. “You no longer need to fill that role.”  Letting go is a grand concept, but very difficult to actually do. This is how I learn, I tell them, and how I make my livelihood, I add. “Let it go,” the voice keeps whispering in my head. “Step back and write your book; the one that has been brewing in your head for the past several years. It is time for it to come forth.”

So here it is. I have finally made the leap, much like I did when I quit my day job and started BellaSpark Productions seven years ago, only this time I do not have a vision in my head of what comes next. BellaSpark will not be producing events for a while – we are taking a much needed sabbatical. Yes, we will continue to produce BellaSpark magazine; I am fortunate to have an amazing editor and crew who make it possible. The events will be put on hold, at least for now, until the time feels right to continue. I will be writing, spending more time connecting to my spirit and allowing.

I am reminded of the quote by Joseph Campbell: “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” So I am letting go and opening myself up in trust that the Universe and my own inner compass will show me the next step. It is interesting when you let go of control, the Universe often surprises you with something much grander than anything you could have imagined.

I had set my intention last fall to travel more, to experience the world, the US, Europe, South America. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be going to Greece. However, when Theresa with Power Places Tours called and suggested a trip to Crete – I responded with a resounding YES! After all I figure, it would be like spitting in the face of God to refuse such a gift. Crete is a magical place. Historically, the island is one of Earth’s most powerful mystic places. The sun-kissed island of Crete, famous for sparkling waters and shimmering sandy beaches, is the home of the ancient 5,000 year old Minoan civilization. The entire island is alive with the energy of this mystical culture.

The theme for this magical journey is Life, Death and Beyond. I will be traveling with incredible speakers and connected souls: Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Suzanne Giesemann, Maggie Kerr, Echo Bodine and Sarina Baptista. I too will be a teacher and speaker on this tour, myself having some familiarity with death and the world beyond. This will be a new experience for me, to be the one on stage instead of behind the scenes; it is one I look forward to. If Crete is calling you, perhaps you will join me on my travels; it will indeed be magical.

I have learned over the past ten years that everything we need to know in this life we already know. We are powerful spiritual beings; it is inside of us, our only job is to remember. I am looking forward to exploring my spirituality even more, learning to tap into the higher power that is our birthright. This is after all, our most important journey of all.

Blessings on your journey,



Sandra G. Malhotra is the Owner, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Regenerate Magazine. She is just a little bit passionate about health and wellness being our birthright.