The Vision Quest: Preparation, Solo, Return
The ceremony involves several days of preparation, 4 days and nights of fasting alone in a wilderness place, and a few days of incorporation.
In the preparation, you are readied to physically, psychologically, mentally, and spiritually benefit from the experience of fasting alone in the wilderness.
The solo experience involves time alone in a natural place (solitude), fasting (emptiness), exposure to the elements (vulnerability), and self-reliance (selftrust). So in that sense, you might reframe your fears as a natural response to the anticipation of such a courageous hero’s journey. During solo time, we will, as your guides maintain a safe perimeter around the area and make sure you have sufficient provisions. Solo time is like being inside a cocoon, where within the illusory sheath of dormancy, new life percolates, just waiting for its time to explode into full potential. The experience of solo time is somewhat ineffable, full of juice, profound and sublime, different for everyone, guaranteed to create memories that stay with you for a lifetime!
Upon return, you join together with the other questers and us as your guides for the sharing of personal stories. We love story time as it helps you find significant lessons of your story, and then challenge you to give your vision practical feet — to live the life and change(s) you have rightfully claimed as your own!
Remembering Who You Are
There’s another important way the vision quest is good for us, and that is how it reconnects us to nature, the place from where we came!