Trying to explain a vision quest in a short snappy phrase would be foolish. Trying to ‘sell’ an ancient initiatory rite of passage would be like trying to sell someone their own beating heart or the air in their lungs. Whatever people think it will be, it’s never that. The consciousness with which we define it is not the consciousness we encounter when we accept the invitation to undergo the experience. As we approach any extra-ordinary moment in our lives it’s only human to start bargaining; to try to find a familiar peg to hang it on. Understandable but pointless. The identity, beliefs, and values we are arriving with are the very ‘things’ we are surrendering to the alchemical vas of the ‘Self’, wherein they will undergo enlargement.
Courage, commitment, and compassion are useful allies, in order that we might fully surrender, lose our minds and come to our deeper senses. As we settle into our nature our people pleasing performance identity dissolves on the horizon and our interior landscape reveals it’s ‘self’. The creative unconscious gathers what was irreconcilable to the rational mind and, like the withdrawing tide shows us what was always beneath. A feast for your soul...#visionquest #ritual #soulcraft #beyondthehorizon #deepecology #depthpsychology #healing #radical #rites #renewal #findhorn #scotland #rewilding - 0 seconds