At SQC, conversation refers to an engagement with all things around us and all that we encounter within and without – it is not simply a verbal exchange between two humans, but rather, a deep engagement with the layers of the Self, and equally, a deep engagement with the animate world.
Two primary categories of conversation with which we work at SQC are:
Wild Conversations refers to offerings designed to engage in Self-healing and wholeness practices. Particular focus is placed on exploring the four facets of the Self, or the four dimensions of innate human wholeness – and equally, the four sets of fragmented or wounded parts that form during childhood. These conversations are directed at cultivating the four facets of the Self and discovering the gifts in our wounded parts.
Soulful Conversations refers to practices that focus on the descent to soul and the deeper layers beneath consciousness. These conversations involve introductions to and deepening with Soulcraft™ practices designed for tracking traces of soul and the way(s) one’s soul journey unfolds. In soulful conversations, focus is placed on images, symbols and other signs that lay within the unconscious - with the aim to gain insight into one's truest gifts and purpose.
Program and Mentorship Offerings
All of our work – individual or group – is directed towards deep immersion in Wild and Soulful Conversations. In support of this, we offer a variety of program formats to meet the needs of many:
- 2-hour workshop sessions
- Half-day and full-day options
- Weekend retreats that allow for deeper immersion.
Mentorship - individual sessions for those called to deepen their engagement with soul and to further the transformation process prior to and following group programs. We have found that the combination of programming and mentorship is invaluable in helping participants become empowered to lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Earth Alchemy: Reconnecting with the Wild and Our Own Wild Nature
October 13, 2018
Group: For all audiences
Time: 9AM - 1PM
Description: An important aspect of Self-discovery is helping people reconnect with the wild – and their own innate wild nature. This work, which we call “earth alchemy”, invites us to experience first-hand the alchemical process between the body and the psyche when in relationship – deep conversation – with wild lands.
When one is in nature, especially wild nature, the mind and body become quiet and it is possible to tune into the other-than-human world, and discover the conversation that can take place. These experiences allow for Self-healing and Self-discovery - leading ultimately to more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
In our immersive earth alchemy programs and workshops, we create and hold sacred space in nature-based settings for participants to engage with themselves and the world in new and deep ways so that they will:
- Re-member your inherent relationship to nature
- Discover layers of Self as you sink into layers of nature
- Connect with the mysteries of Self as we cultivate our deep imagination
We support this work with experiential depth practices that encourage a deeper discovery with Self and one’s meaning and purpose. Participants in earth alchemy programs can expect to spend abundant solo time walking the land with guided instructions for dialogue, creative expression, deep imagery, and self-designed ceremony to deepen one’s engagement with other and Self.
Soul-Centered Living: Exploring Processes to Renew Our Lives
October 27, 2018
Group: For all audiences
Time: 9AM - 5PM
Description: For those Looking for something more fulfilling. A first step towards discovering more meaningful living experiences which involves exploring what our deeper nature is saying to us. Different from critical, insecure, and defeating ways, listening to this voice gives us access to new ways of relating to the world we live in - the beginning of living life soulfully. Anxiety, sadness and anger can then be transformed into joyful connection to life.
Join us for an experiential day program where we will use depth/creative processes as well as guided time on the land - an exploration of the terrain of your life and begin to cultivate the skills to:
- Give voice to your deeper nature
- Use strategies for accessing inner resources
- Understand the barriers to your fullest expression of Self
- Discover what truly gives your life meaning
- Live life in new ways using your own inner wisdom
Dreams as Gateway to Self and Soul
November 24, 2018
Group: For all audiences
Time 9AM - 1PM
The inner wilds of dreams and the outer wilderness of the world are two of the most potent guides to soul.
– Bill Plotkin
Description: Dreams emerge from the mysterious depths of the unconscious, and as such, are an opportunity for our conscious self, our ego, to be initiated into this deeper stream of our life story and purpose.
In this immersive half day program we will learn to work with dreams not to interpret them, but to treat them as a wilderness to be explored, an experience to be received. Regardless of how strange, wild, terrifying or mundane the dream seems to be, the soulcentric approach to dreamwork that this program fosters will invite you to step into the arena of the dream with a few powerful questions as your compass:
- How can I engage with the images and symbols, the atmosphere, the felt experience of the dream?
- What might these images and symbols mean for me, and tell me about my Self and my Soul’s journey?
To be with dreams in this way is to give oneself over boldly and vulnerably to the landscape of the dream and all those who live there - to be in conversation with the images and symbols that appear in the dream. We will engage the landscape and imagery of the dream to support you to:
- Learn about your dreams and what they mean for you and your life
- Explore ways to engage in conversation with your dreams
- Discover the hidden resources waiting for you in your dreams
In our time together, we will explore a variety of depth and experiential practices including direct dialogue with the dream, deep imagery, experiential wandering in nature with (and in) the dream, and the expression of feelings and images evoked by the dream – in poetry, song, dance, or visual art.
Join Jessica Rosin and Lisa Hardy as they weave soulful community through their monthly circle, Sacred Earth Mystery Council. Jessica and Lisa facilitate practices that are ancient, experiential, and kinesthetic with the intention of fostering connection to the whole Self, Spirit, Soul, to community, and to the Earth. You are invited to discover, experience, and share your deepest meaning in a safe, supportive community.
In these monthly gatherings you will be encouraged and supported to sink into “deep time”, the mysterious current that pulses beneath the surface of our everyday lives. This space is offered to all those feeling called to:
- Connect with Spirit and Soul-Centered community
- Speak from heart and soul
- Deepen relationship with Earth and Others
- Acknowledge and celebrate the transformational cycles that bring endings and new beginnings
- Find stillness and turn inward – as we connect outward
- Explore practices that support deepening into Self, Spirit, Soul
Each month we will explore a chosen topic, designed to support our connecting further with community, Earth, Self and Soul. There will be a potluck of appetizers/desserts following the council. Please bring an offering (even if small) for us to share.
Donations accepted ($20.00 recommended). It can be paid in advance via Paypal at Me/soulquestcanada
Contact Jessica, jessica@soulquestcanada,ca for more information, and for details on the month's council date and theme.