Rites of Incorporation: Embodying the Vision and Living the Dream
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
– Langston Hughes
The time is now. Come closer. You are the acorn that becomes oak, not willow or cedar. You have a uniqueness that is all your own. We need you. The world needs your gifts now.
This program is an invitation for all folks that are holding a potent vision or dream in their hearts that they long to embody and live out. It is open to all who have experienced a vision fast, life transition, or special event they want to mark or celebrate. It is for those who are timid, terrified, and thrilled, perhaps all at the same time, to move into incorporation and live their fullest truth, lives, and expression.
For decades we have seen folks go out on the land and come back with potent visions, dreams, and transformative changes that they yearn to integrate into their lives. Yet we know that the most challenging part of a rite of passage is the incorporation phase or the rite of return.
Coming back to a busy life, loved ones, and work after a life-altering experience can leave you in overwhelm, grief, or loneliness. Rarely, at the pace of this modern-day society do we have the threads of an intact culture and community to hold us. This can leave us feeling further disjointed and isolated. It can not only feel daunting but impossible to fully embody your vision and live your dreams.
This program is designed to take incorporation to a deeper level. We will be taking the rites of incorporation through the lens of the Four Shields of Human Nature (a nature-based teaching) and nature itself to help teach, guide, and inspire you.
We will meet every morning for a daily check-in, teachings, and discussions. In the afternoon you will be given a suggested mission and have 2-3 hours solo time in nature. There will be times in the afternoon and evenings given for reflections and discussions.
It is our hope that you will come away from this program with new skills and a refreshed awareness of ways to work with your visions, dreams, and ideas and carry them forward into your lives.
Program Questions Contact: Silvia Talavera at [email protected]
Additional course details & Materials
Our program will begin on Sunday October 20th and will end on Saturday October 26th at noon. Our first meeting begins on Sunday October 20th at 3:00PM. We will be camping out the entire time. equipment list and logistics letter will be provided upon enrollment. The group site is available at noon. We will be camping out the entire time and no camping experience is required. There will be assistants to help with unloading and setup if needed. The group camp site is spacious and accommodates tents, picnic tables as well as a large covered ramada. Our site also offers a spacious area for smaller RV’s,(No hook ups available) campers, vans etc. for those who wish other camping options. Showers and bathrooms are available across the way. Additional Fees: $120 other fees TBD. All fees to be paid at time of arrival
You will be responsible for bringing your own food and equipment, though we can provide some gear if needed. We ask everyone to come prepared to live self-sufficiently. You will need to bring shelter and clothing suitable for a full range of inclement weather.
To address safety concerns during the pandemic, please contact us regarding our current Coronavirus protocols as well as any current travel restrictions. These protocols may affect how you are able to travel to the program. Please note: As of May 2023 there are no longer any vaccination requirements for international travellers seeking entry to the USA.
There is no required reading for this program.
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