What IS a Vision Quest?
It starts with a feeling. A question. An itch. A burn. A longing. Or just plain fed up.
The feeling that it is time to CHANGE things up!
There has got to be more than this and you need to know.
When the call to adventure arises it does not quiet until answered. This call is the Wild You beckoning you to new places and ways of living. The cage you are in is tight. Will you remain a caterpillar or will you fly?
Your "Hero's Journey" may take you through exotic wildernesses and test you. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. But you're an adventurer. As you overcome what you thought you could not, you become stronger. You learn more about how the world works and your place in it.
For many thousands of years, traditional, nature-based civilizations have relied on vision quests to turn adolescents into adults and warriors, to move from one position in society to another, and to obtain wisdom that forms new philosophies. To vision quest is to join with this ancient, noble tradition and every other person who has bravely gone alone into the wild in search of answers.
"Sometimes you have to do something before you know the reason why you did it."
"The question is not how far. The question is do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith, to go as far as is needed?"
Pause and listen: Do you hear the call?