i am cracking up because of the title of this post, but it’s true! i was interviewed for ArtBiz Wizard Alexis Fedor‘s podcast and when i was describing the following opportunity for transformation, she exclaimed, “This is exactly what I wish for—to be in multiple places at once! It’s like Hermione in Harry Potter!”

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created with: Jayme Jennings (of Team ChickooBanana)

did you ever dream of bending time and space? operating on different realms that the one we simply see with our eyes? going on a spirit quest to understand the true nature of the universe? how about manifesting your dreams into reality?

on a simple level, do you yearn to feel more connected to the world and feel the magic possible in each moment of the everyday?

you can. and i can take you on a journey to show you how.

this video was recorded before my first ever Virtual Pilgrimage in 2016. what was once a revolutionary experiment is now an evolutionary experience. the mind training, energy work, and creativity has upleveled. and so can you.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”

~Helen Keller

 

Why do we go on pilgrimage?

we go on pilgrimage to experience something deeper than the everyday, knowing there is more to life than what meets the eye. pilgrims head out on the journey because they feel the spark of enlightenment within, the calling to go further on the path, to connect with holy sites in order to better connect with themselves and understand who they are in this world of illusion.

pilgrimage allows us to follow a prescribed path that has been walked thousands of years over by countless masters, wise ones, and spirit seekers. by following in the footsteps of others, we actually find ourselves in the process. we deepen our connection with nature and are guided within and without to discover our true purpose and meaning of life.

Khandro Rinpoche, a prominent female Buddhist teacher says, “One of the most beautiful ways of reflecting upon the karma that needs to be purified is pilgrimage. One of the very skillful ways and very beneficial ways and profound ways of acquiring merit is also through the pilgrimage.” from a Buddhist perspective, you are doing yourself and others tremendous benefit through engaging in the act of pilgrimage.

on the quest for enlightenment and spiritual realization, a pilgrimage is an opportunity to experience all of the struggles, achievements, and ecstasies of life in a heightened form. the challenges—mental, physical, and spiritual—come very clearly and abundantly to life, as do the insights, revelations, and benefits of merit.

in short: pilgrimage is transformative. and it is transformation on a rapid scale.

however, i understand it can be hard to make the leap from quitting your daily life for months at a time to embark on this kind of journey. i don’t know if i would have had the gumption to do it for the first time if my life hadn’t completely fallen apart in 2014 and it was the only visible option left.

but i have done it. it was so incredibly worth it, and you can do it too.

and what if there were a way to experience pilgrimage without even needing to leave your home?? what if already have everything you need in this moment to have happiness and spiritual realization right now?

this is the basis for the Pilgrimage Project and i am looking for Virtual Pilgrims to take the next step with me in changing their lives by going on a journey of healing on the path of enlightenment.

 

Why was this created?

i have been helping people transform their lives through mind training and energy work ever since that fateful and life-changing pilgrimage in Japan in 2014. the two in combination are a powerful way to overcome obstacles and achieve tremendous results in overcoming them through a new understanding of the subtle yet powerful ways of the world.

it may seem that a lot of the achievement on a pilgrimage comes from the grueling physicality of it all. however, it does not need to be so. our minds create our physical reality. our energy, our vibrations, are what cause our spirits to manifest into form. so we can start by working on that level, and it has profound consequences in our daily lives. we can actually learn how to reprogram our subconscious minds and then consciously tap into an unlimited source of energy to achieve our dreams and heal our planet.

would you love to receive the spiritual and transformational benefits of pilgrimage, but can’t see how it is possible right now? then, let me go for you! if you do the important inner work while receiving the energy healing from these sacred sites, i can help open up the path so that you too may join on the journey.

 

 

What is the Virtual Pilgrimage?

in March, my League of Heroes will be joining me in Thailand where so much healing magic and creative wonder is already underway! we are:

collaborating on a wildly creative project with the local people to preserve these sacred lands, educate the village children, and repurpose trash littering the landscape to create playgrounds and pens for the elephants so they can roam freely
✨engaging in Tsetar practice, which i learned from my teacher Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. it has had a profound impact on my life and we are adapting this Buddhist practice to liberate endangered Asian Elephants suffering from cruel abuse for human gain.

✨doing deep healing work with the elephants and earth to clear past energies of oppression and receive abundance for being us in all our glory
✨visiting sacred sites, including forest temples and Buddhist monasteries where we will be meditating with the monks, receiving teachings, and making offerings—a source of great merit

filming our Spirit Series “Modern Magic” where our important message of hope and healing will be transmitted to tens of thousands of people, inspiring others to awaken to their own infinite potential
sharing in a sustained experience of altered reality so that we return to our lives fully able to co-create the world we wish to be in.

through this Virtual Pilgrimage Course, you will come along on the journey with us. not only will you receive the powerful transformations and benefits of going on this pilgrimage, but you will be directly contributing to saving the elephants, educating the children, cleaning the environment, and creating innovative structures that will change the world.

 

What happens during the Pilgrimage?

 40 days is a significant number in transformative acts. from the Buddha to Jesus, the Egyptians to ancient artifacts counting solar cycles, 40 days gives rise to change.

i will take you on a 40-day journey during my time in Thailand, which includes training for the adventure and post-pilgrimage integration so that you have new tools to co-create the reality you wish to see.

The Pilgrimage Package includes:

  • Preparing for the Journey: a mind training mini-course
    • includes inner work exercises to free your mind and overcome obstacles
  • Along for the Adventure: 40 days to transformation
    • sacred site healings transmitted remotely, channeling the energy of the sacred earth energy to accelerate your healing, connection, and progress along the path. these energy healings will be 10,000x more powerful because of the environments where they will take place.
    • a guided meditation for use during the healing sessions (and beyond)
    • a course for you to complete throughout the 40 days, using the overarching structure of pilgrimage and Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey as the framework and addressing the challenges you will face along the way, leading to huge inner growth.
    • transmissions from the field in the form of photographs, writings, video, audio broadcasts, readings and energy work. these will help us stay connected and give you a multi-sensory experience of the world of pilgrimage.
    • an online support group with your fellow pilgrims to exchange experiences along the journey. pilgrimage can be done in groups and can be experienced solo. here you can decide to join up with other pilgrims for parts of the journey to help guide each other along the way.
  • The Hero Returns: post-pilgrimage regroup
    • a mini-inner work course to reflect and process the journey.
    • sharing of lessons learned with the group.
    • a 1-hour private session of healing/coaching to unpack the experience and reveal a new you in the world.
    • opportunities for feedback on our spiritual research to help me develop this course for future pilgrims.
    • plus, bonus goodies brought back from the trip!

 pilgrimage energy healing creativity

 

Can this really help me in all areas of my life?

in order to transform in any of the main areas of your life—business, relationships, or health—you have to create what you wish to see from a higher state of consciousness than the one you are currently at. in order to do that, you need to experience states of altered reality that provide the visceral, lived experience of co-creating new possibilities with the infinite intelligence of the universe. gone are the days of creating cycles of suffering from egoic will. we are entering a time when it is critical to be in collaboration with the whole of the quantum universe. it’s who you are: a quantum being having a local human experience. i sense that you know that on some level. why not use the vastness of your being to create the best human experience possible??

this course will provide the practice and experience so you can do exactly that. the only thing that would stop you is doubt, uncertainty, or resistance to taking some radically inspired action. if you choose to embark on this journey, we will guide you to your own spiritual strength—a brave new world of courage, conviction, and joyful co-creation.

 

How long is the journey?

the course spans 2-3 months, depending on your pace. the transformation will continue on throughout your life.

 

who is this for?

✨do you feel stuck in your life on some level? are you working a job you don’t particularly love? do you want to level up in your current business and create more financial abundance?

✨do you wish for relationships that light you up? or more connection in your current ones? do you have issues which prevent you from moving through life with ease, be they physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual? do you feel disconnected from the world or yourself, a recurring sense of depression or even general malaise or apathy?

✨do you wish there were a roadmap to guide you to reach your true potential, to live your life with purpose and direction so you can transcend the issues which are holding you back?

✨are you ready to take the next step in a journey that will set you moving on your own fulfilling personal path and change your life forever? are you ready to connect with yourself and the world in ways that seem impossible, but in fact are totally possible and completely liberating?

if you are saying “yes! i am ready to pack it up, go on a journey to reach new levels of clarity, and step into a happier life!” then this program is for you.

you will be required to show up for yourself and the journey daily. the amount of time you commit is up to you, and you will receive the most benefits for this if you can dive in with an open heart and a genuine desire to go on a journey that has positive merit for yourself and others.

 

More often than not in life, things do not go as planned and we are presented with a new season and a choice. Whether the new season is initiated by the loss of a job, the dissolving of a relationship, or the death of a loved one, we can choose to deny the invitation to journey that is handed to us, or we can courageously surrender to the season at hand, facing its challenges head on and receiving its blessings in full.

If we see the invitation as serendipitous and divine, the journey on which we embark can be life-altering.

from asacredjourney.net

 

how do i become a Virtual Pilgrim?

if you have any questions about any of this, i would love to speak with you. contact me here and we can set up a time to speak.

 

do i have to be Buddhist to go on this pilgrimage?

not at all! when i went on accidental pilgrimage in 2014, i had barely a hint of what Buddhism was. i had studied Christianity for the major part of my early life, and then decided to pursue a personal path rather than one tied to any religious doctrine.

after completing the Shikoku Pilgrimage, i began delving deeper into Vajrayana Buddhism because i find it magical and illuminating. however, Buddhism is NOT dogma. it is simply a way to examine one’s existence and apply it to the world with compassion. it is one tool among many to reach spiritual realization.

the only thing you need to be to go on this pilgrimage is yourself—with a desire and a willingness to know your own uniqueness better and further understand how you are connected with the world. we will explore our belief systems in many ways, and transcend our obstacles no matter what they may be. you will return from this pilgrimage with a new sense of purpose and direction, and an expanded sense of truth and faith in your own personal way.

 

will i really feel like i’m on a pilgrimage?

 yes.

do not be fooled by the fact that your physical body is not getting on an airplane and walking around various sacred earth sites. if you sign up, you are going.

great Buddhist masters have been teaching for thousands of years that the world is not really as “real” as it seems. science, in particular quantum physics and neuroscience, are now verifying this to be true. we know that our minds create thought and turn it into substance. we know that through practice, we can transform the neural pathways in our brains. we know that all matter is made of energy. that means you, at your core, are energy. you are not solid. if you decide to go on this journey, you will be doing the work needed to change your life. your beliefs about what is possible will change. the world around you will follow and you will be putting one foot in front of the other on the path to freedom.

from Rigpawiki: Pilgrimage is a “journey beyond the human impulse to control one’s experience and an openness to serendipity.”

 

what are the qualifications for leading such a journey?

i have been training in somatic, perceptual, healing, and energetic practices for virtually all my life. i began dance when i was two years old and from there, have been moving through life exploring what exactly we are made of. i have trained intensively in the Japanese perceptual practices of Butoh, Noguchi Taiso, and Suzuki Method. i have studied all elements of theater-making, including the Viewpoints Method which breaks down the elements of time and space to create collective works of art in the moment of coming together in the studio. i received my MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts, and pursued a thesis in Human-Robot Interaction, culminating in a dance about immigration with a flying quadrotor robot. with my performance and technology collective The Night Bears, we went deep into subtle body and perceptive practices to transcend the physical and understand the coming Singularity. as a Reiki master and interactive artmaker, i was invited to Australia to research the energetic relationship between human beings and environmental sites of decay and destruction. i moved out to Crestone, Colorado to continue investigating this relationship and discovered ways to channel this energy to help others heal and understand their interconnectedness to the world. over the past year i have been leading my League of Heroes on non-virtual pilgrimages and witnessed the most astounding transformations in their health, businesses, and relationships.

you can join us on this journey while engaging in important spiritual research that can literally change ourselves and the world.

 

what some of my Heroes have to say about these reality-bending pilgrimages:

“Sophia’s Virtual Pilgrimage was a rejuvenating and engaging gift at this time of my life. I am startled by the impact working with her and allowing her to guide me has had on me. Her course opens and releases creative energy in the most loving yet direct way possible. Do it.”

~Carol Rosenfeld~

“I’ve often commented over the past two years that I feel ‘blah,’ like the fire in my belly has gone out and I don’t know how to relight it. I realize now that my apathy is simply a habit! Instead of waiting for the fire to be relit, I must do things which will ignite my passions again…. To live with purpose is something I can do right here, right now…. I had it all backwards…! This all has reminded me that the doing is the only thing we have, and it gives us everything.”

~Lisa Gardner~

 

“Professionally things are really shaking up! With work, I feel more competent, useful, and appreciated. I realize where I can make an impact in this business and am excited with how it can evolve. I’m grateful because I feel more stabilized with my income and my boss and the other project managers feel more confident in my work and show gratitude for what I bring to the table–even if it’s just good energy! And I love it because when I wake up, I don’t have that sad feeling of having to go to work, instead I embrace it with a smile. When I was back home for my nephew’s birthday, I got to go when I wanted without requesting time off, I did some work remotely of course, and coming back home wasn’t this ‘oh well, back to the grind’ ho hum Eeyore sullenness. That is gone. I’m able to wake and do things like my morning pages, play a song, or cuddle a few minutes longer, according to my schedule, not someone else’s. And that feels AWESOME! I’m doing by doing me!”

~Stephanie Juen~

 

“The pilgrimage awakened the fire in my soul. Finally, the craving for wisdom and personal growth which had infused my life found a direction. During the Pilgrimage, I found myself fulfilled and truly free; it offered an encouraging community, the time for my spiritual practice, and profound arcane knowledge. Returning home, I felt the way Harry Potter had when he returned from his first year at Hogwarts to the Dursleys; I’d come from a magical and accepting world, only to be returned to the default plane which abounded with ignorance and suffering. Even so, with the new practices added to my toolkit, my self-care has taken on an entirely new level of power, and with this power I can move through the world as a force of Love.”

~Alyse Longenecker~

 

“My very first pilgrimage with Lobsterbird, Sophia Remolde, was a virtual pilgrimage. It changed my life and I know it will change yours.”

~Kim Woodcock~

 

“Sophia Remolde’s Pilgrimages are truly transformational experiences. Our pilgrimage journey in Mexico last year was life-changing for me. If anything about this resonates with you – take the leap, reach out to find out more, and GO! ❤️✨”

~Jessica Browne-White~

 

“Always transformative. Always deep. Always magical. Will you join us?”

~Stephanie McAuliffe~

 

if you want to free yourself from your blocks so you can manifest your dreams into reality by going on a journey that is both metaphysical and practical, then don’t hesitate. there are so many benefits to heeding the call for adventure right now. email us at magic@lobsterbird.com if you have any questions or need more info!

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