Shamanic Vision: Living Life through the Eyes of the Heart Issue #5: September, 2017 - Page 14

Not everyone can stay awake the full night, and it’s quite possible Spirit will fill your sleep with dreams that can teach and empower you. There is also a teaching that occurs should you fall asleep, a teaching about our weakness, our bodily needs, or our need to try again. No effort is wasted—if the intentions are pure. The Vision Quest A Vision Quest is a longer stay, often three to four days, in the solitary places of nature. In some cultures the seeker remains awake in a seated position—sometimes naked and fasting— while they perform simple rituals and say certain prayers, calling out to their Guides and Power Animal and Great Spi rit to send a powerful vision that will transform his or her life.