Thursday, April 2, 2009

Death Valley Vision Quest

Spring in Death Valley - a time of wildflowers, wind, warm sun, and rebirth. A time to fast alone in the wilderness, to let go of what no longer serves us, and open to what is trying to be born in us. Our small group of seven questers spent 4 days and nights in the austere beauty of Virgin Springs, surrounded by crimson cactus flowers, small yellow asters, desert holly and creosote. Stones of quartz crystal, volcanic pumice, and green, yellow, red and blue sandstone, made medicine walking a daily adventure. Ravens and hawks were daily visitors. The wind brought purification.

Every faster found something of profound value and returned home with stories to tell....stories of destiny claimed, or qualities of Spirit revealed.

The ancient ceremony of Vision Quest continues to astound me in its power to transform and heal.

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