wild-monial — sarah ernst
Before I embarked on my quest I felt consumed by my routine, daily habits, busy work schedule and a feeling of being boxed in without time to step out (outside the box and outside into the wild). Gino helped to break down the inner walls by his wisdom, free flowing guidance and ability to open my heart, eyes and inner self to connect to the natural environment while escaping my mental chatter.
Following the quest I felt light, free, and as if my perspective had been expanded. This feeling of expansion is most prominent in my mind in reflecting on the experience. Simultaneously, I felt rooted and grounded, a sense of being anchored and at one with this world. I arrived for the quest with restless inner chatter and just prior to leaving found myself sitting literally against a tree on its roots feeling at one with that structure as if its stability projected into my own feet, yet my entire being expanded upward as the leaves on its highest branches.