Soul Immersion Retreat: New Mexico

November 10–14, 2019

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I am delighted that you will be joining the four day Soul Immerson retreat in New Mexicio.

During this retreat, you will reconnect with your Source energy as your journey toward integration, and wholeness—reawakening yourself to yourself.


Once you say YES and commit to this retreat, you have started the healing journey togged to know your Soul’s purpose. Notice what comes up in your day dreams and night dreams. Notice what songs catch your attention. What poems, or quotes call to you. Notice what stories your heart and your mind share with you.

The first step is to honor yourself for taking the space to go deep; then to be okay with what is showing up in both your inner landscape (emotions and feelings) and in your outer landscape (external environment). Journal all that shows up.

As you prepare for the retreat, invite your heart and soul to begin to open — open to the energy of the Land at Ghost Ranch and of New Mexico. This can be done by focusing your attention the Land, breath into your heart and tell the Land that you will be arriving this April to connect with your soul’s calling. Also, to make your transition smoother, also let the place that you call home, that you will be leaving for some time. And don’t forget... when you Land in New Mexico, say hello to the Spirits of the Land that will support you through your healing journey.

Please watch this 12-minute video and read over my primer on Creative Freedom.

Date & Time Details

  • November 10-14th, 2019

  • Sunday:
    Starts with dinner at 5:30pm, First session begins at 6:45p

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    10am–11:45am, 2:30pm–5:30pm, 7:00pm–9:00pm

  • Thursday

    10am- 11:45, Lunch at noon

 Arrival Information
Sunday November 10, 2019 You can arrive at Ghost Ranch anytime on Sunday and can check into your room by 2:00. When you arrive at the conference center go to the Main Office and let them know that you are a participant in the “Soul Immersion retreat” workshop or it will be under Damini Celebre.

Program begins with dinner at 5:30 PM in the dining hall. Followed by opening circle, orientation and first session in Social Center/Cantina at 6:45 PM. And ends: Thursday, November 14th, with lunch in dining hall.

If you don’t think you will make it to dinner, on Sunday, then plan to eat before you arrive at the Ghost Ranch. the Abiquiu Inn (restaurant), and Bodes (cafe) both serve dinner.

Bring Along

  • Bring an Offering, which is an expression of gratitude, for Land. I can be a prayer, a song, a natural object, pray ties, anything natural that you can give to Land.

  • Bring a rattle (tiny rocks in a small plastic bottle will do)

  • A watch (your phone will do)

  • A journal

  • Casual layered clothing, that you don’t mind if paint gets on them

  • Coats for cool evenings

  • Flashlight with new batteries

  • Rain gear

  • Water bottle

  • Sunglasses

  • Tennis shoes or Lightweight hiking boots

  • Sunscreen (lip balm + eye drops are optional)

  • Sunhat

  • Kleenex

  • Toiletries: shampoo, etc.

  • Bug repellent (if you are sensitive to bites)

  • A travel chair, small towel or blanket to sit on when outside.

  • A camera, if you want- the views are wonderful.

  • Personal medications: If you have respiratory problems, be sure to bring your inhaler or other equipment to help with the altitude.

  • A Bathing suite if you are going to Ojo Caliente Spa before or after the workshop.


This remote, high desert location, includes 21,000 acres of landscape that is vast and otherworldly in its beauty.  Average daytime temperatures in April range from 60 – 70, nights are cool in 35 – 45 range.  There is plenty of sunshine, although there can be an occasional thunderstorm this time of year. Go to GHOST RANCH’s web site for updated WEATHER and all other details:

The Ghost Ranch is at 6500 feet above sea level: If you are coming from sea level, make sure you are well hydrated before your fly while you fly and be sure to drink lots of water throughout the workshop. Saline nose spray helps dry, dusty noses. Eye drops can be a nice addition. It is a good idea to pick up some coconut water or smart water for the first day of hydration. Ghost Ranch has bottled water, so be sure to bring a water bottle.

PLEASE NOTE: It is important to drink water frequently throughout the day to avoid dehydration due to the altitude. You can research CoQ-10 or chlorophyll to help with attitude issues (if you have them).


The dining hall food service offers a vegetarian entree option for lunch and dinner each day, as well as a salad bar.  “Full breakfast” is also served each day, or you may choose from homemade granola, cereal, fruit and juice.  Meat served is range fed and locally processed under USDA inspection.  Fresh produce is purchased from local farmers.  Our group will eat together at an assigned table.  No allowance is made for missed meals.   Please let me know if you are a vegetarian ASAP.

If you require any special food or other goodies, bring it along. There is a fabulous Co-op in Santa Fe, in addition to a Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. There is also a convenance store called Bode’s ( about 20 minutes away). The saying goes if Bode’s don’t have it you don’t need it. Learn more about the Abiquiu Area

Dining Room Schedule Workshop times

Breakfast @ 7:30 – 8:30am 9:30 to 11:45am

Lunch @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm 2:30- 5:15pm

Dinner @ 5:30 – 6:30pm 7-9pm



Complete laundry services are available.  The pool and cantina are closed for the season.  Activities at the ranch include  hiking trails, library, museums and the Trading Post, which sells books, gifts, film and toilet articles. 

PLEASE NOTE: The medical clinic will not be open during our stay and the nearest hospital is 35 miles away in Española


New Mexico life moves at it own rhythm. Wifi and cell signal is only available at the library, and the information center, but overall it is slower than more urban areas. I encourage you to give yourself the gift of space, by keeping your technology use to a minimum.

There are no phones in the rooms.  Messages are taken and posted in the dining hall during meals.  Emergency messages are delivered immediately or, if you cannot be found, posted on your room door.  If you need to be reached or place an emergency call the number is (505) 685-4333.  Ranch phones may be used for credit card, collect and 1-800 calls.  There are two pay phones on the ranch.


If you are planning to fly to the workshop, the closest airport is Albuquerque, which is two and a half hours from the ranch by car (Lot's of windy roads). You can rent a car on your own if you want, but another option is to rent a car or van as a group, which makes things much cheaper. If you are interested in that option let me know and I will get you in touch with other participants who want to carpool.


The Ghost Ranch Conference Center is located in the town of Abiquiu, NM which is 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe, (40 miles beyond Española) on U.S. Highway 84.

From the Albuquerque Airport get on Interstate 25 north towards Santa Fe. Santa Fe is one hour north of Albuquerque on I-25. Get off at exit 276 B which will put you on Relief Route 599 ( this takes you around Santa Fe so you don’t have to deal with as many lights, surface streets etc,) Follow signs to Española. Once in Española, follow signs for US-285/84 North.

Once in Español continue through town to the Fairview/Riverside intersection (Walgreen's and Bank of America are at the corners). Turn left on Fairview and cross the river; then turn right on Paseo de Oñate (US 84). Once on Highway 84, watch for the Ghost Ranch sign at the entrance gate between mileposts 224 and 225 (approximately 13 miles from Bode's Store in Abiquiu).

Make a right hand turn onto a dirt road driveway and drive until you get to the visitor’s center. (This is about a 10 minute drive up a dirt road)


During spring, summer and fall the Ghost Ranch irrigation system is used to water lawns, fields and livestock. Irrigation water is not safe to drink.  Please drink only from taps inside the buildings or from Ranch fountains.

Ghost Ranch has a no-collection policy on all artifacts, fossils, flora and fauna.

Alcohol Policy: Ghost Ranch does not serve alcoholic beverages.  Please refrain from using alcohol and/or other mind and emotion-altering substances during the retreat.

Drug use policy: Only prescribed and over the counter medications are allowed.

Smoking is prohibited in Ranch buildings.  If you must smoke, please do so out of doors and dispose of cigarette butts appropriately.  Please be aware of others and your second hand smoke.

Sorry, no pets are allowed on the Ranch.

Life at Ghost Ranch

Quiet Time is observed after 10:00 p.m. Radios and cassette players used only with earphones, please.

Computers and Telecommunications 

Telephone service in northern New Mexico is by radio wave transmission. Because of atmospheric interference and limited capacity, service at the Ranch is inconsistent.  Cell phones do not transmit because of the terrain. In addition, there are no phones, TV or radios in the rooms. There is a wi-fi connection in the cafeteria and the library that you can access if you bring a computer.