"When the young people stop singing the old songs and there are no more dreams and visions of greatness, there is no more power. So as your vision is, so shall your power be. So as your faith is, so shall your success be. Therefore, we need to allow our hearts and minds to be world-embracing." Phil Lane, Lakota
In a Virtual Wilderness Earth Quest, you will discover:
I invite you to cross the threshold of a limited life for one of freedom and adventure.
Life provides many opportunities for growth and transformation. Some might even say that they feel their lives have been a rite of passage. Dealing with depression, an illness, a loss, divorce, and/or financial insecurity can feel overwhelming and disorienting. When our lives are a struggle or we face what feel like insurmountable obstacles, these are the very experiences that hone us into the people we are or are becoming. These do indeed feel like rites of passage, and in some respects they are.
Societies, however, have offered ritual rites of passage or initiation for a good reason. There is something life-changing and profound when your life passages are marked with ceremony and ritual. The Earth Quest is exactly this. It is a profound mark of your life's journey. It asks, Who are you? What has brought you here? Where are you going? What is your destiny? And perhaps most important, how do you serve life?
These ceremonies have been an integral aspect of the lives of all ancient cultures throughout time. They honor your life transitions, expand your understanding of existence, and affirm life during a time when great changes are taking place. In our modern culture, these ceremonies are all but lost—at least they are unrecognizable as initiation, primarily because we no longer ritualize or contextualize them.
What is communicated through a Wilderness Earth Quest is an understanding of the world that grows out of your own life and worldview. You will become a vessel for your ancestor’s sacred teachings, which will redefine how you view yourself in the world. Wilderness Earth Quest is a means to understand the divine, the world of the supernatural, and the idea that the world and its construction are sacred. You will come to terms with the foundation of your humanity and who you are as a person today and in the future, especially given the challenges our planet is facing.
Due to these extraordinary times, I am inviting you to join me on a transformative adventure. You willenter into a deep relationship with your inner wisdom, strength, and creativity, as well as meet with your ancestors, Mother Nature, the Earth, and all her creatures.
The intention behind the Wilderness Earth Quest is to transform and redefine yourself and your future. Together, we explore what your destiny is and discover the paths that lead you there. Each person chooses to quest for profoundly personal reasons. Yet, together, we form an intimate and supportive community.
This quest involves preparation prior to the actual quest time, three days of preparation once together, your own 48-72-hour fasting ceremony, and 1.5 days of focused integration work, in which you will begin the process of learning to embody what you’ve discovered on your journey.
This is a death ceremony. You are invited to strip down and enter the bardo with your naked soul. During our time together, you can expect to participate in group talking circles, one-on-one conversations with leaders, solo walks on the land, spiritual art and craft activities, ceremonies, and more. There is an integration gathering with the group six weeks later to further integrate your journey.
Soul work can be difficult; that is the nature of soul work. You’ll experience challenges and obstacles, fear, and frustration. You’ll get to experience your personal edges and learn a great deal about yourself, your strengths, and your gifts. Your rewards will match your commitment, and you’ll find yourself moved, surprised, awakened, humored, and transformed. This is the journey of a lifetime. I invite you to leap into the mystery of your future.
To embark on this journey, you must first be spiritually prepared. Curiosity and bravery are the first steps forward.
You will receive three separate packets upon registration with pre-quest preparation requirements. As soon as you say yes, the journey begins.
The fee includes six days of lodging, teachings, rituals, ceremonies, and a Wilderness Earth Quest blanket.
A minimum of six people must register for the quest to be held.