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 and experience a drum healing 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 that can be cultivated with attentiveness, focus, and other pathways of the mystic.
*This program does not include being out all night in solo circle. 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)
2024 Dates (see calendar, will update here soon)
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
- $825 each for 2 people
- $1,250 for 1 person
Included: program based on decades of experience, personalized mentoring, study sheets Not included: Entry fee to lagoon park on days 2 & 3 ($7 per day). You will need your own transportation to drive to Sedona area and Cottonwood (20 minutes south of Sedona) outdoor meeting places. All meeting places accessible by paved roads. Lodging, meals. Group size limited to 6 or 7. See reservation/cancellation policies here
Mystic Vision Program Sessions:
Daily on your own: go out to special areas practicing the earth-spirit connection skills at dawn, day and evening times between sessions. Plus, there will be study sheets and reflection time in the evening. Sessions are slightly shorter with less than 3 people. Day 1: Shamanic Journey, Nature Connection, Ceremony, Sedona Trails & Energies; 5 hours Day 2: Personalized Insight session, 2.5 hours; Sunset-Stars-Solo Circle program, 3.5 hours Day 3: Circle of Power Drum Healing Ceremony & Teaching, Closing Circle, 3.5 hours
Shamanic Journey, Nature Connection and Energies, Ceremony and Sedona Trails Introduction
4 hour morning outdoor core shamanic skills workshop + 1 hour overview of Sedona’s scenic and vortex sites and connecting with the energies–includes map and directions on accessing special places on your own (With 1 person only this is a total of 4 hour program). Held at a Sedona red cliff overview site.
Held at Sedona area cliff view site. Shamanism (see Shamanic Journey article) 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. (see Ceremony article)
In Nature’s field of sensory connection, we practice toning down the thinking-planning mind dominance and being alive in the moment. In this attentive state, spontaneous flashes of wisdom can occur. 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 hikes, make 4-direction emblems and focus on your intention for your vision circle.
Dawn nature connections and vision circle on your own.
10 am – 12:30 (session is 2 hours with 1 participant)
Personalized Exploratory Insight Session:
Process your dawn solo experience and dreams. Deepen spirit helper connections. Do personalized exploratory insight journeys to deepen understandings. Connect with seasonal and moon cycle energies. Session held at a Verde River site in Cottonwood, 20 minutes south of Sedona. lunch and rest break In afternoon on own, explore a Sedona area ancestor site or trail deepening your deepening your earth-spirit connection skills.
Meet an hour before sunset at a spectacular red cliff overview site for 3.5 hours program. (3 hours if 1 or 2 participants total) 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.
3.5 hour circle with 3 or more; 3 hours with 2 people; 2.5 hours with 1 person)
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 Verde River river park). Closing: Share your new mythology and intentions as you prepare for return home.
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.