Mystic Vision Core Skills 3-day Retreat
Many people request a “vision quest” experience, but do not have time to devote 8 days to do the full program.
This joyful 3-day mystic immersion outdoor program is designed to:
- develop core skills with seeking vision in nature with nature as a portal to spirit connection
- work with shamanic journey to connect with the greater field of wisdom and visionary knowing experiences
- activate inspirations that flow into you with ceremony
- provide an introductory vision quest solo circle experience during an evening program
- give yourself an energetic break from your busy world
- let some fresh insights flow in
This program does not include any “plant medicine”. It is not needed:
Vision is a natural skill than can be cultivated with attentiveness, focus, and other pathways of the mystic.
The solo overnight is part of the full 8-day program: Sedona Vision Quest Retreat.
Mystic’s path of direct experience is the core of the retreat.
“It is not the woods I hike through. I hike through the field of power around me that I call my soul, even though at this moment, in this place, I may call it “the woods.” (Tom Cowan, Yearning for the Wind)
2021 Scheduled dates
- Oct. 18 – 20 full moon
- Nov. 7 – 9
- Nov. 18 – 20 full moon (partial lunar eclipse)
or can be scheduled at a date that works for you including moonless nights when the stars are at their most prominent.
“Solo time in nature is a core mystical practice for me that always renews my spirit and belongs to all human beings. Going alone into wild nature at night builds personal confidence and power as you use your awareness tools and trust in Source to overcome fears that arise. This is an ancient way of connecting with your own soul. ” Sandra Cosentino
What Changes Can You Expect?
Guests gain a greater sense of confidence, fresh insights and personal inspiration.
Given even a brief encounter with a coyote’s bold yellow wild eyes, or in a soul-imprinting moment gazing at the luminous layers of light and color of a sunset over cliff and high desert vistas, or seeing the stars out away from city lights–wonder can erupt.
In a flash we remember we are connected to a vaster universe full of mystery and beauty that is always there, eternally waiting to inspire us directly from Source.
I welcome you to this time of exploring…..
Cost Per Person:
$675 each with 3 – 6 people + site fees
$825 each for 2 people + site fees
$1,150 for 1 person + site fees
Included: program, study sheets
Not included: Entry fee to lagoon park on day 3 ($7 per day) and to the private site on Oak Creek for our Day 2 half day outdoor seminar ($30 if this site is available).
You will need your own transportation to drive to Sedona and Cottonwood (20 minutes south of Sedona) outdoor meeting places. All meeting places accessible by paved roads except for a 2 mile forest service gravel road access to private site on Oak Creek.
We will practice CDC covid safety guidelines.
Group size limited to 6.
See reservation/cancellation policies here
Mystic Vision Program:
Daily on your own: go out to special areas practicing the earth-spirit connection skills at dawn, day and evening times between sessions. There will be study sheets and reflection time in the evening. Some sessions are slightly shorter with less than 3 people.
2 hours–sunset circle at a Sedona red cliff vista site
Sedona Vortex-Sacred and Ancestor Sites Circle & Vision Quest Introduction
The vibrant red cliffscapes invite a coming home to the heart of nature and our authentic self. Overview of Sedona’s scenic and vortex sites, the stories, connecting with the energies–includes map and directions on accessing special places on your own and introduction to vision quest. Explore one of Sedona’s trail areas on your own after our circle.
4 hour morning outdoor workshop
Shamanic Journey, Nature Connection, and Ceremony
Held at a private site on Oak Creek (when available) or at a Sedona area site. Shamanism is the worlds’ oldest form of communion with Source and is based on a deep, living relation to Nature and inner pathway attentiveness skills. Insights flow in. You have direct experience of wise compassionate spirit helpers from the realms of nature and divine sources. You learn to trust your perceptions and gain confidence in your own seeing skills.
We work with ceremony to activate positive change in your life. In Nature’s field of sensory connection, we practice toning down the thinking-planning mind and being alive in the moment. In this attentive state, spontaneous flashes of wisdom can occur. You may experience a moment of ecstatic sense of union with Spirit and all of life. Tension releases, moments of discovery occur, and you may have flashes of imagining new potentials.
Nature becomes a mirror to your greater knowing.
On own during Afternoon: nature connection hike and make 4-direction medicine bundles and focus on your intention for your vision circle.
Evening program–3.5 hours with 3 or more (3 hours with 1 or 2 people)
We begin with tuning into nature at night, and ancestor wisdom. You receive instruction on basic safety skills and on setting up your sacred circle before night falls. As you sit in your consecrated circle for about an hour and a half, your focus is on being in a state of expanded now awareness as you sense/invite a merging with vibrational energies from the stars/moon, the earth, the trees. If only for a few moments you can enter this greater field of energy, quick flashes of insight can flow in. A joyous sense of being part of the larger plan of life may arise spontaneously.
We close with a telling of your experience, a Native American star story and star gazing.
Dawn nature connections and vision circle on your own.
morning session: 3 hrs with 3 or more people (2.5 hrs with 1 or 2 people)
Circle of Power/ Medicine Wheel Teaching and Healing Ceremony
A shamanic healing ceremony that takes Nature awareness and mystical perceptions a step farther to work with intention, ceremonial protocols, directing energies to create positive change in your life. (held at outdoor site in Cottonwood river park).
Closing: Share your new mythology.
Retreat participant review from March, 2019: “I wanted to do a spiritual retreat in the Sedona area and there were so many choices, I was overwhelmed. I contacted a few, but none of them had any activities or seminars that I truly wanted. Sandra, who runs Crossing Worlds Journeys, responded back promptly to my email and gave me some reading material on her site, and that sealed the deal for me. I did a 3-day retreat, and it was amazing. Time out in nature, she knows so much about the Native American culture and history, and seeing the sunsets and going out to watch the stars, private ceremonies at Oak Creek, it was all wonderful and I plan to do other retreats with her going forward.” Highly recommend! (by Author_Elaine as posted on Trip Advisor)
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No two programs are the same — the pathways of our insight journeys are co-created with spiritual guidance unique to the people and time. All retreats are personalized to support you in working with your intention, to stretch your boundaries, build skills to take back into your life, and see more of who you are.
Please see overview of Insight Retreats and seasonal retreat programs here.