Soul Journey 2020: Loyal Soldier

Soul Journey, established in 2017,  is an earth based program supporting the transition from living an ego-centric to a soul-centric life. It is dedicated to the awareness that finding and living our soul’s path is the reason we are embodied in human form. Soul Journey programs offer support, practices, and inspiration to take steps towards  a life infused with healing, meaning, and purpose.

Free Intro:

February through June 2020 Loyal Soldier Intensive


3 evening meetings (Feb 20th, April 2nd, May 7th), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

2 day long retreats (March 7 and June 7) 10am-5pm

Two private sessions to be scheduled individually: (1 somatic intention setting session with Shakti Marina Eskina and 1 spiritual mentoring session with Tracy Rich)

Through earth-based ceremony, somatic movement, meditation, writing, chanting, and group offerings, we will journey through witnessing, honoring, and discharging our own loyal soldiers. Soul Journey is a project that weaves ceremony forward into day to day life and marks an individual’s and group’s rites of passage. This work fosters community support for each individual’s journey. Within our consistent cohort,  we will create a community of support, building stamina and insight in order to discharge your soldier. 

To schedule a free, 20 minute phone call to give you a chance to get more information, please E-mail me at your convenience and we will schedule a time to talk.

To register and for cost/deposit/scholarship information: Registration Form

Background for Loyal Soldier

At the end of the war, some Japanese communities had the wisdom to understand that many of their returning soldiers were not prepared to reenter civil, peaceful society. The veterans’ only identity for their formative years had been as a “loyal soldier” to their country, but now they needed a broader identity.

So the communities created a ceremony whereby a soldier was publicly thanked and praised for their service to the people. After the soldier had been profusely honored, an elder would stand and announce with authority: “The war is now over! The community needs you to let go of what has served you and us well up to now. We now need you to return as a parent, a partner, a friend, a mentor—something beyond a soldier.”

This process is called “discharging your loyal soldier.” As Ken Wilber suggests, we need to “transcend and include” as we grow, recognizing the value of what has come before while shedding old skins and identities that no longer fit us. from: