Spirit Quests

Fall in Love with Mother Earth!

Experience the joy of being outdoors in community and connection with others (human and non-human)

Enhance your aliveness by looking, listening, and opening to a spiritual connection with Mother Earth

Cultivate a feeling of being safe and at home outdoors in the natural world

Rock Creek Canyon, the back-country of Ekone Ranch

Sacred Earth SPIRIT QUESTS     August 27-31 

3907230316_9097ece453_mExperience the profound quality of silence and solitude by  spending 2 days and nights in a solo site in the back-country. Initially and at the end, we will all gather as a group to drum, sing, pray,  and heart-fully share in circle.  We will have ‘prayer lodges’ (using the sweatlodge structure, but without fire) daily.  We will have ThunderMoon, beautiful ‘mother drum’ as our camp’s heartbeat, and culminate our week together by drumming late into the night on Tuesday.

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pine and oak forests and meadows at Ekone Ranch

FEES and CONDITIONS

The fee for this Quest is $400.

To Register: Please register by paying $100 deposit by August 13th, using the “donate” button below.  Registrations will be accepted until that day as we feel it is important for Questers to have at least 2 weeks to prepare themselves for this experience.

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Testimonial: “Sacred Groves Quest is pure unconditional love for your soul. Guided by the dynamic duo, you feel deeply supported and held as you ceremonially set out to be one with the earth. As your mind goes still you are able to reconnect with a part of you that has been patiently and lovingly waiting. And it is there, you see not only the beauty of your surroundings but the beauty of your soul. I highly recommend this journey to everyone.” “Trina G., Seattle WA”

More about traditional “Vision Quest”
In traditional Native American culture, Vision Quest includes setting up a sacred circle in the wilderness and spending a number of days in solitude and prayer in that sacred circle, fasting from food and water, opening to guidance from spirit, with only a blanket for protection. People in a base camp prayerfully anchor the person with a continuous sacred fire, deep prayer and a supportive energetic container.  Thérèse and Tere’s “Quests” are inspired by this traditional Vision Quest, but we call them “Gentle-Way Quests.”  Our intention is that participants feel nurtured , connected, held-in-love by Mother Earth during their time out.

In addition, the Quest experiences that we offer are shorter, simpler and less expensive than many other Quests you can find on the internet these days. Thérèse and Tere provide a beautiful place and potent framework for solo time in a sacred site, but seekers are expected to do advance preparations and integration afterwards on their own.  This provides a shorter and less costly opportunity.  We want this experience to be accessible to anyone who yearns for more depth of connection to nature.

About Spirit and Soul …… (adapted from Bill Plotkin’s book Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth)         Quests are an opportunity to listen for guidance about your soul’s calling, i.e. the role each is born for, the singular way that s/he can serve and nurture the web of life. Soul is one’s place, a vibrant space of shimmering potential waiting to be discovered, claimed….occupied. The human soul is both psychological (mythopoetic) and ecological; it is one’s individual psycho-ecological niche. Your soul is your true home. Sitting in silence, within the beauty of the natural world, awakens our understanding and connection with our “soul.”   On the other hand, Spirit is the universal consciousness, intelligence, psyche, or vast imagination that animates the cosmos and everything in it –including ourselves–and in which the psyche of each person participates. Spirit has many names. We choose to call it “Great Mystery.”

Join us for Questing to nurture your Soul and connect with ‘Spirit’ by listening to the many voices of Mother Earth, your own heart and body!