Preparation for and Reintegration
from Sacred Journeys
A sacred journey is physical travel to a destination with the intent of shifting and evolving consciousness. Some examples would be journeys to power sites on the planet, journeys to interact with non-human beings such as dolphins or whales, crop circle experiences, wilderness or vision quest experiences, or time spent in an ashram or other spiritual community.
It is not uncommon for re-entry back into your “old” life to be challenging, especially if you were awakened to states of joy, bliss, unconditional love, or deep peace. Visions and knowings you had on your journey, the things that became so clear about your Self and your life path, may be tested. Anything that is of your Essential Self, that is aligned with your life purpose, and is coming into your consciousness to be manifested, must be strong enough to withstand the testing of the ego, as well as of the outer world. What can make this integration process happen with ease and grace is an awareness of exactly what is happening to you, how you can work with it instead of resisting, and what the natural stages of a transformational journey are, including where you are in that process. Additionally, vibrational healing support can help your emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies smoothly process and integrate the changes catalyzed by your journey, so that you are in harmony with the transformational forces working with you.
I facilitated wild dolphin swims for 13 years, have done a vision quest, and have been to many sacred sites. I am well aware of the deep, intense shifts and openings that occur during these experiences. Not only did I go through them every time I went on a dolphin swim or sacred journey, I witnessed countless others go through the same challenges. I learned that preparation and reintegration are often just as important as the experience itself. And I learned what works, and how to help others prepare and transition more easily.
The first time you take a sacred journey is often the hardest with regards to re-entry and post-journey integration. You often don’t know what’s coming and don’t understand why you are feeling so challenged. If your guide or leader has not prepared you for what you may face on your return, it may take you by surprise. You may not know how to cope with all the conflicting emotions moving through you. Knowing that any challenges you face are normal and to be expected, and knowing what to do and how to work with them, will make all the difference in how and when your life becomes integrated with your new self.
Your life wants to be harmonized and aligned with your soul purpose and spirit path – it naturally seeks the highest expression of its potential. What makes the difference is how well you are managing the internal journey, the journey of your heart and spirit, which begins before you actually reach your destination, and continues after you return home.
This is what I love about these sessions. I love merging with the essence of the sacred places or beings you will be joining, and then “tuning” you with their energy signature so you are synced with them. Imagine how beautifully open and harmonized with them you’d be right at the first meeting. How much easier, then, it is for the sacred places or beings to welcome and relate to you.
I also love welcoming you back from such a powerful experience, and then helping you see clearly what forces are still working with you. I love feeling and seeing the transformative aliveness in you and helping you hold it and move it in all the right ways. I love supporting you in finding the balance between catalytic expansion and a new, authentic, relevant daily life.
So then, being well prepared before you leave for your sacred journey ensures the experience will play out in a way more congruent with the calling that compelled you to take the trip. And being well cared for on your return ensures you will keep as much of the transformative gifts as possible, allowing you to move into your new life with love and peace.
About these sessions: I recommend 1-2 preparation sessions, and 3-5 reintegration sessions. They are facilitated in the same way as my other healing work, except with this particular focus. And, cost for these sessions is $155 an hour.