4 Day Vision Quest
1 to 8 August 2020 – Kluisbergen, Belgium
The fundamental purpose of a Vision Quest is to experience your Natural Self in a very simple and clear way. Utilizing the core principles of relaxation and presence, this practice helps refine the experiential fields of perception through a conscious and very sensorial connection to your natural surroundings.
One with your Nature
Your Vision Quest and wilderness experience can result in a significant reduction of daily stress, an increase in creativity, and a more clear, centered and harmonious awareness, all of which helps you be well equipped to handle the challenges and opportunities that life may have to offer. If you choose to trust, the natural world can support you in the process of unveiling profound peace and respecting your authentic Self.
Safety and well-being
Your safety and well-being during the Vision Quest is of our utmost concern; in fact, participating in a quest is as safe as going camping. A uniquely designed “buddy system” with daily checkpoints allow you, your fellow questers and your guides to verify the safety of everyone involved, while still honoring your solitude. In addition, a base camp is located nearby, and a whistle call quickly alerts an adjoining solo partner or guide to your site.
During Vision Quest, reading, writing or campfires are not recommended. You will fast and enjoy the comforts of your own tent. When you remove the demands, habits and trappings of everyday life, the essence of yourself can be revealed.
What are the health benefits?
Fasting will get you in a state of ‘ketosis’ and switch on the self-healing capacity of the body. Autophagy will be triggered in your body. This is the body’s natural process of “eating bad cells” that’s not cleared in the body. It is an important system in the prevention of many diseases, including cancer. The response on insulin will be better, inflammation will be cooled down and it turns on the production of stem cells in the brain and all other organs of the body. To keep it short: The body will be in a repairing mode.
In nature, with its diversity and richness of color, shape, irregularities, smells, tastes and other impressions, our consciousness and our perception has been formed and has evolved over millions of years. By returning to nature and rediscovering our senses with the help of the exercises presented, we are given an opportunity to revive many dormant abilities that lie fallow. Each of us can become more awake and present beings if we train our sensing abilities, release worry and attachment, and allow ourselves to just Be in a state of “alert resting”.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to provide your own tent for camping. A complete gear recommendation list will be sent to you following registration.