Fall Vision Fast
Time & Location
About The Event
Join Alchemy of Prana this fall to sever from the habitual ways of relating to unlived parts of your life as well as severing from what is no longer serving life and stepping through the threshold and daring to live authentically awake while creating meaning and fully inhabiting and belonging to your life.
Date: September 11th-13th, 2020
*We will meet on 9/11/2020 at 9:04 AM; our ceremony will conclude on Sunday, 9/13/2020 at 5:27 PM
Location: Gunnison National Forest | Ragged Wilderness, CO
Investment: $86-$326---participants choose what supports them and the program best
Poet, Mark Nepo, speaks directly to taking the step toward the threshold to fully inhabiting our lives in the phrase EXQUISITE RISK. The threshold symbolizes the liminal space of stepping toward the deepest and wisest part of our being that intuits our gifts and our belonging; however, sometimes we find ourselves moving through life in autopilot---not fully inhabiting our lives with meaning, purpose, and intention. Our human experience in life is an invitation to open to vulnerability and intimacy, but we have been conditioned to fear, tense, and distract ourselves from taking the risk to step beyond the cultural conditioning; however, the step through the threshold of what is known and conditioned is exactly what frees us to fully inhabit and be awake for our unrepeatable and EXQUISITE life.
Inhabiting Your Life with The Vision Fast Rite of Passage Model
Just as nature moves according to its inborn death and rebirth pattern, so does the Rite of Passage ceremony. Deeply tuned in to these cycles of nature, ancient and indigenous societies around the world have created rituals of initiation to mark, celebrate, and make sense of the great mysteries of life, death, and rebirth. Initiatory rites are as old as human society, and although the primary rite of passage is marking a transition from childhood to adulthood, we go through various transitions through every stage of life; every year brings forward new transitions. By enacting rites of passages, we continually imitate the death and rebirth patterns of nature. Anthropologists, having studied ancient cultures worldwide, have identified an archetypal form that permeates through most rites of passages. Although a rite of passage may take years to complete, this 3-day ceremony with a 24 hour fast offers a strong and meaningful way to support transitions. The vision fast candidate is guided through three phases of this pattern: severance (severing from the old), threshold (crossing into the liminal space/this is also the stage where the candidate fasts on the land for 24 hours), incorporation (taking on the body, & returning back to the community with your gifts).
What you can expect:
You and the group of fasters and guides will rendezvous at a remote base-camp location at 9:04 AM. The morning will be taken up with setting up your campsite for the night, introductions, somatic practices, and a council on the four shields of human nature. The afternoon & evening consists of you going out on the land with your water and finding your fasting spot, followed by an intent circle where each participant will be guided through a process of listening to what it is they are here to claim, and finally, we will conclude with sharing a meal together and a circle of support.
At dawn on the morning of Day 2, with the guidance and presence of your guides and earth, you will step into the threshold of their 24 hour fast on the land. This marks the liminal threshold phase of a rite of passage.
After sunrise on the morning of Day 3, fasters will “shoulder their packs” and return to basecamp to be met by the people. On the 3rd day, after coming into your body with food and movement, we will share our stories from our time on the land and the stories will be mirrored. We will take short breaks throughout for stretching and movement, and land-walking. Then we will come back together for a reincorporation circle where we will each make commitments for going forward with our gifts. We will conclude the ceremony by 5:27 PM.
Space limited--this program is intended to be an intimate and smaller group of no more than 7 initiates. Please reserve your spot asap if you intend to join this program.
Please call/text with any inquiries 970.704.5706