When Cheryl Thiele first created The Sacred Journey in 1994, she was seeking to gain an overall perspective to her life. She worked with a generic datebook to manage her efforts as an art dealer and curator while jointly balancing countless hours of volunteerism. In her personal life, she maintained a robust daily commitment to journal keeping, but longed to track her deeper goals and aspirations effectively, while still paying attention to inspirations, patterns, and markings of life’s ebbs and flows.
The first published edition of The Sacred Journey was shared in Autumn 1995 to a gathering of holistic health practitioners in Sedona, Arizona and quickly sold out. That entire first edition had hand-printed covers made by Cheryl and an artist who hand-cut the symbolic stamp. Self-published for six years, The Sacred Journey became the recipient of multiple gold awards by the Calendar Marketing Association, including Most Original Desk Calendar and Best Theme.
From 2001 through 2012, international distribution expanded as Pomegranate published The Sacred Journey, Daily Journal for Your Soul. 2007 marked the release of The Sacred Journey Cards, a complementary set of 44 round cards with a 94 page guidebook, currently sold out and being reprinted. Largely shared through word of mouth, The Sacred Journey, Daily Journal For Your Soul continues to sell out every year, with 2012 reaching a record price on Amazon’s secondary market of $4,920.23 USD.
Like many of us navigating life’s unexpected changes, Cheryl returned to self-publishing with the release of the 2013 edition to ensure the availability of this journal. The 19th edition of The Sacred Journey, Daily Journal for Your Soul, 2014 is now available online and at your favorite bookseller.