Journey II is about the birth of NEWNESS, the Journey II Consciousness.
What emerged from Journey I is a TRIBE. Following is a taste of the magic being prepared for you by our Tribe.
|Program Schedule, Journey II Consciousness retreat, Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Dec 19 – 22, 2012|
|Wednesday, Dec 19th – Gathering of the Tribe|
|9am – 4pm||Shamanic Coyote Rattle Making Journey, (held in Joshua Tree Nat. Park)|
|6 – 7:30pm||Opening, Gathering the Tribe & Dinner|
|Star Lights||Observation: The Art of Clear Seeing, Behind | Prana (Nia) |TBD Star Light|
|Thursday, Dec 20th – The Tribal Dance|
|Sun Risers||Writing Freely | Seduced by the music, (Nia) | Lab Walk|
|AM 4 hr||Imagine into Being|
|AM 2 hr||Drawing on the Genius of Visual Thinking|
|PM 4 hr||Way out Beyond Experience|
|PM 2h #1||Humandala: Spirit in Motion | Shamanic Wolf Awareness|
|PM 2h #2||Reinventing Reinvention | Whole-Brain Thinking & Whole-Soul Dancing|
|Star Lights||Fun Night: End of the Mayan Era Superhero Fashion Show, Talent Show Extravaganza & “Dancing your Superhero Animal”|
|Friday, Dec 21st – Fearless Transitions|
|Sun Risers||Writing Freely | TBD morning movement|
|AM 4 hr||Creating Personal RITUAL | Mindful Manifestation: Practicing Creative Presence|
|12:21:12||12:21 & 12 seconds, on 12/21/12|
|PM 2h #1||Transitioning, Despite your Unconscious Mind | Drawing on the Genius of Visual Thinking | The Labyrinth Walk|
|PM 2h #2||Super Sensual Life: Seducing a Soulful Reality | Fearlessly Create your Conscious Story | Insight Dialogue”|
|Star Lights||Drum Sound Journey & Fearlessly Dancing the night away to New Beginnings|
|Saturday, Dec 22nd – Celebrate New Beginnings|
|Sun Risers||Writing Freely|
|AM 90 m||TBD – Surprise Program! | The Shamanic Journey | Consciousness: The Art of Clear Seeing, Ahead|
|10:15||Brunch & New Beginnings Closing Ceremony & Heart Puja Circle|
IMAGINE into BEING is a four hour, high-impact immersion into your wondrous imagination.
How would you like to breeze through a lifetime’s worth of transformation, all in a half day?
Changing your less-than-desired patterns doesn’t have to take years. Thanks to the way that you’re naturally wired, you can create your own kid-in-a-candy store reality, right now!
Imagine more joy. More time for what you want. More receiving of your heart’s desires. This is the life that has always been accessible to you and is now knocking on the door of your consciousness.
The secret is in this discovery: you mirror the cosmos with your creation power! In this one day immersion, IMAGINE into BEING fuses the genius of science and the synchronicity of spirit to create a transformative experience like none other. Intense and far-reaching? Yes! Complicated and cumbersome? No!
We believe that you easily can, at any point, reimagine your past and imagine your present and future into the life you’ve always dreamed.
This is how you were created, so the wind of refreshing, permanent change is already at your back! With that liberating truth in your tool box, we’ll spend four refreshing hours exploring the laws of universal energy and channeling its power into YOUR unique life story.
Here’s what to expect:
:: 4 hours of profound, integrative, and fun group energy
:: hands on, transformational games that take you deeper into the story you are creating
:: mp3 recording of our experience
“Reinventing Reinvention” with Vidette Vanderweide
Vidette works her audience through her six step process to reinventing one’s life in a methodical and experiential manner. Audiences learn how to transform their old paradigms and subconscious beliefs to reinvent their lives from ordinary to extraordinary. Vidette’s unique approach to incorporating experiences for attendees ensure that participants leave with the feeling of reinvention, so they are more apt to implement what they learn and truly reinvent their lives long after the workshop is done. Vidette’s mentoring is sure to create an “epic revolution” in the lives of those who model her Soul Mama journey.
Personal Ritual can be the portal to entering into your most authentic, aligned, and powerfully creative self. In this workshop you are going to learn everything you need to know to create your own personal ritual. You will PAINT your own Personal Altar with Whitney Ferre’, learn how to infuse your painting with just the energy you want to attract or amplify in your life with Nikki Shannon the Energy Painter, AND learn everything you need to know to start performing your own daily ritual around the theme of LOVE & POWER from Nancy Smeltzer. You will be led through guided meditation, learn how to create sacred space and have FUN!
Once upon a time, Bill delivered workshops by telling stories. Soon, he began training participants to create their own stories, and they loved it! Now, he trains others to create stories to create intended results! Just imagine how you’ll create, draw, color, and even map your stories, fearlessly. You’ll be energized, and you’ll energize your intentions! Why? Stories work. Stories connect. Stories are remembered. Stories create aliveness! Stories accelerate results… your results!
- Understand the benefits of stories and their impact on others, including you.
- Have fun as we consciously awaken, communicate & release your intended story.
- Learn & practice story-creating techniques that make your highest intentions come alive.
One of the ways the Mayan calendar can help us is by learning how our own vibration relates to the Earth and to other sentient beings here on Earth.
Your galactic signature is a combination of your tone and your tribe. Join us for this journey into the spirit realm through numbers (your birthday), images (totems), words (your unique oracle), symbols (glyphs) and into movement (Nia). Learn how to access your creative consciousness by embodying your unique vibration, which connects the earth and the divine. Set your spirit in motion in a humandala — a community of unique, pulsing, sentient beings dancing to earthly rhythms and galactic melodies.
The definitions of the Mayan Solar glyphs are keys to our spiritual unfolding towards our higher purpose, a doorway to ascension. These little bits of information give us a portal into our Solar destinies, and invite us to become Cosmic Humans.
The workshop includes the following:
1. Your own galactic signature based upon your birthday
2. An introduction to your own development and evolution as a creature of this earth.
3. Moving mediation and spirited dance to tune into your own vibration and connect with your tribe.
4. Reflective conversations with your self and others to deepen understanding of what connects and distinguishes you
5. Co-creating embodied consciousness as you bring your signature moves to the Humandala and mingle with Mayan magic
Mind Trip is an exploratory journey of transformation into the inner world of your subconscious and your amazing soul. We will be diving deep into the challenges that are holding you back by asking questions you’ve probably never thought to ask. Confronting these life questions opens you up to create your own “epic revolution” and truly live an extraordinary life.
This interactive workshop will help you hurdle old thought obstacles and beliefs that no longer serve you so that you can leap into new personal patterns of successful being. You will find the courage to let go of the old paradigms of “what was” and “what is” as you expand your vision of “what could be.” You will leave this workshop feeling light, courageously looking for new and wonderful opportunities for your future.
Mind Trip is a group activity. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in each other’s growth. Not only will each attendee experience their own personal and professional growth, but they will also learn key strategies to help others that cross their path in the future how to “drop their baggage” and truly live life fearlessly.
The answers you seek lie within you. Let us take you on a journey to your center, the place where consciousness begins. You have the power to create your own reality through the choices that you make. Bring your awareness to what you have created and what you have the potential to create. Shift your perspectives and participate presently in your relationship with the moment, with your Self, and with others.
You will use various artistic media to delve inward towards deeper levels of consciousness. You will create a piece that clearly visualizes the difference between where you are today and where your potential can take you via a path of empowered choices. You will develop tools that help you consciously manifest your creative potential.
Your relationship with your soul is your most sacred one to enjoy. In this intimate two hour session, we will fan to flame our soul’s desires into reality as we bring to life all five senses like never before. Through the other side, you will feel more connected to your body, more expansive with your purpose, and more soulful in your shared experiences.
Expect both movement and deep relaxation, so wear comfortable clothes and come open to receive!
Daunting challenges swarm you, your team & your customers. Status quo is not acceptable; you want DifFFerent Results. Endeavors are often unsuccessful in organizations and in personal change, because the processes don’t include ALL Thinking types. There’s hope! “If you want DiFfferent Results, you need to Think Different and DO DiffFFerent!” Your Soul even knows this! You have unique preferences, and can learn to apply Whole-brain THINKing & DOing to any project. You’ll explore and apply principles of Innovation and whole-brain Thinking to successfully THINK, PLAN, & DANCE to achieve the Results you want in your New Beginnings.
- Discover Creative Problem Solving & DiFfFerent THINKing as keys to unlock desired results
- Gain insight into whole-brain Thinking with NBI, and how teams use it to achieve Innovation
- Consciously create a whole-brain plan to launch your New Beginnings.
Learn fun, practical tools that will revolutionize the way you think about anything. See how to go beyond words to the river of mental images from which words flow. Discover some rapid, “off-road” drawing techniques that mimic the way your brain actually thinks. Never mind if you “can’t draw.” Find how to draw “poorly” well and discover a whole new language for ideation and self-realization. See how to:
- Picture your thoughts and double your thinking
- Unhinge your mind with breakthrough visual thinking techniques that help you go from thinking “harder and longer” to “faster and better”
- Trigger a whole way of thinking you never dreamed you knew
- Mix visual-verbal thinking to say unsayable things in unforgettable ways
- Think faster than you can “think”
After the workshop you may not be a “different person” but the world will be a different place. Promise!
Insight Dialogue allows us to bridge the gap between mindfulness when meditating or reflecting and the interactions that are so much a part of our daily lives. It is a six-step method developed by American meditation teacher Gregory Kramer, and that builds on the work of physicist/philosopher David Bohm. Insight Dialogue is in fact a form of “interpersonal meditation” that can be applied in pairs, small groups, large groups, and even alone in dialogue with oneself. Participants will learn to engage a six-step interpersonal meditation method that helps them stay present and aware while interacting with others. The session will combine an explanation of the method with opportunities to practise in pairs and small groups.
Maybe you like to write, or you want to write more. Perhaps you feel the need to reflect on all the things that you’re experiencing at Journey, to collect them and make sense of them. Or you just want to explore your creative potential using words and language. These are all good reasons to join Tim for free-writing. You’ll use prompts and images and writing exercises to unleash the words in you.
This is a sacred opportunity which allows our critical minds to relax and drop in with openness and curiosity to what the Journey reveals to you. This is your way. There may be some sharing after the sounds have receded for those who wish to participate. The set up will likely be in a circle, with participants either lying on a mat or comfortably seated. Please bring what you need.
A Shaman creates a bridge between ordinary reality and the spiritual and healing realms by expanding consciousness. Many traditions and methods have been used over time to create that bridge, including journeying through drumming, fasting, sleep deprivation, toning, rattling, prayer, deep breathing and trance singing. The drum is an instrument used throughout the ages to bring in the sacred. The subtle variations in timbre and ever-changing overtones of the drum allow the shaman to communicate with the spiritual realm. Through many rhythms, tones, pitches and harmonics of the drum, the shaman communes with the subtle and normally unseen energies of the spirit world, which is the web of life itself. Have a perfect Journey…
See with new eyes and lead with your heart. Give thought to how you choose to enter the labyrinth and to set intention as a mirror of your life. Choose your own pace and discover how to pass and when to pause. The labyrinth is a life metaphor with its curves switch backs and confusion of direction. What you feel and see may be different than you expect. There may be surprises as you meet and how you pass and where you are on your path.
A labyrinth is a magical single-path maze. A maze has many paths and is essentially a left-brain puzzle. A labyrinth is a right-brain intuition and creativity experience. Let the labyrinth answer your questions and bring you peace.The universal mystical meaning of the labyrinth form is as a symbol for the journey into the world of spirit and the return, a leaving of one state and a rebirth into another. The Labyrinth is not a maze within which to get lost, but rather a single winding pathway in and back out again. Labyrinths are known as sacred gateways and have been found at ancient sites around the world. Often found at the center of subtle earth energies these temples enhance, balance, and regenerate both the auric field and the Earth itself.
Many people find that they want to do one thing, such as be more productive, or write a book, yet are constantly sabotaging themselves. The study of Triune Brain Theory and how different parts of our brains interact offers an explanation as to how our different levels of consciousnesses operate behind the scenes to thwart out best efforts. It’s as if, at times, you have your own inner dysfunctional family. Learning how to bring peace between these different aspects of ourselves can go a long way towards understanding and removing these unknown blocks. Buried deep in our unconscious selves (where as much as 95% of our decisions are made), these unknown aspects of ourselves cause us to keep repeating the same patterns over and over again. Come learn how to move past your prior stumbling blocks and move into your true creative self.
► What is triune brain theory and what are the different consciousnesses that are interacting inside of me?
► How are these different parts of me affecting me and what can I do about it?
► Practical technique as to how to release the stuck energy that is preventing you from accessing your full creative potential.
In Native American traditional cultures, children were taught at an early age to track animals, as that was an important survival skill. Those who showed the most promise were then taught additional skills to train them to begin to learn the tribe’s healing traditions for the good of all. “Wolf Awareness” is a skill, that when practiced and fully developed, allows you to tap into the Creative Energy field around you and “devour sensory perceptions”. (Imagine what it would be like to taste colors!) It involves learning to move and be like certain animals to heighten your physical senses so that your energetic ones are expanded in the process. This workshop is a great introduction for anyone wanting to enhance their ability to access the Creative Free Flow (The Zone) at will. NOTE: This workshop will be held outdoors, weather permitting, so please dress appropriately.
Features of the…
► Fox walk – deliberate moving through an environment without making a sound
► Deer ears – practicing hearing what is beyond your usual range of perception
►Bear nose – practicing smelling what is beyond your usual range of perception
► Owl eyes – seeing past your usual range of peripheral vision
Fox walk + Deer ears + Bear nose + Owl eyes = Wolf Awareness!
“Observation: The Art of Clearly Seeing, Behind” (Wednesday)
A Journey that will take you deeper and higher, inwardly and outwardly at the speed of light.,, You will examine several different ways of observing asking yourself what do I pay attention to? and what am I missing that I don’t see? The session will include marking, journaling, conversation and authentic community. On Wednesday’s program, we look back and in the present. On Saturday, we look at the present and future. In both, we practice the art of clearly seeing. What you subsequently do with what you see, is your conscious journey, ahead! Gain…
- A more discerning sense of observation…
- An expanded and heighten perception of observation…
- A more penetrating aspect of life around you…
YOU’RE INVITED TO COME LOOK . SEE . LOOK AGAIN…
Come experience the profound awareness of internal wisdom. We will be sprinkling it for sure with fun and play as we travel through a Visual Journey of intention and creativity. This workshop will reveal how individual intentions can reveal wisdom for the connected Oneness of the players! Expand your mind to think more “W”holistically!”
Set your intention, watch it weave its magic as the group engages in “Xperience, The Game.” This is no simple board game! On a foundation of everyone’s individual intentions, the game builds a complex web of inter-connected support and wisdom. Play it and watch as clarity unfolds for all! Participants document their insights and a-ha’s with art journaling or painting exercises. Come prepared for expansion, understanding, insight and fun!