Creative Pathways

Bayocean, Tillamook, Oregon: “The Crib of Creation”


June 25–28, 2022
Zoom Gathering: June 20
Physical difficulty rating: 2, with 1 mile walk-in tent camping


I grew up exploring this primordial playground. On this long peninsula is a truly ancient rainforest, grass tufted dunes, and massive driftwood strune beaches. Elk roam in the forest, ravens take notes, and bald eagles soar on the late Spring winds.

We’ll be camping less than a mile from our cars in a miniature forest tucked behind the dunes, protected from the winds.

This is an “unimproved” campsite. Au natural. We embrace “no-trace” camping. This means we will carry in our water, food, and gear. We may go back to the cars (a mile away…) to get more water or supplies if needed.

This Creative Pathways is about exploring. We’ll challenge old limitations to discover new territory in our powers of perception. And we’ll use our perceptions to discover the wonders of this marvelous place as well as our inner critics that keep us stuck in old patterns.

We’ll  take long walks, following our intuition, along the many trails that weave through the forests and dunes. At seminal places we’ll circle-up to share and process what we’ve discovered. We’ll use games, prompts and sensory experiments to lead us into new ways of seeing, and stimulating the imagination toward infinite surprises.

For example: slowing down to dive into the micro-worlds is a revelation of shapes, colors, textures, which then can be turned into sounds, dance, or synesthetic magic.

I encourage spontaneous making to outwit the inner critic! We’ll write, draw, video, audio record, or paint to capture our ideas.


Difficulty Rating: 2    

2 – Easy – Trail is generally flat, with some rocky terrain and slight elevation gain.

Transportation & Food

Participants are responsible for all transportation expenses. Please connect with me if you can offer a carpool vehicle or if you would like a carpool ride. Those flying in will need to find their own transportation but every effort will be made to arrange a carpool for you. Please let me know if you will be joining us from afar and need some orientation.

Participants are responsible for all of their breakfasts and lunches. Dinners will be provided.


Further Information
You will also be emailed a liability waiver, and a brief health history disclosure form. Please complete and return them as soon as possible.  If you have signed a liability waiver and a health disclosure with us within this calendar year you do not have to fill out and sign another.

Fees and Registration:

Supporter: 425$
Participant: 375$
Supported: 325$

Scholarship is available. Click here for our scholarship application.



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About Heart Fire in the Field:

Heart Fire in the Field is a branch of Heart Fire Sanctuary in remote locations.

Heart Fire Sanctuary realizes that the ultimate teacher is the divine relationship between you and mother Earth. While we understand that all spaces are inherently a part of our sacred Earth we know that opportunities to immerse oneself into a wilderness setting is unparalleled in its healing power. She offers her unconditional love, compassion, and wisdom with absolute generosity to everyone equally. We are committed to offering these opportunities so people can experience their own divine relationship with the Earth and Cosmos.

There are 2 aspects to Heart Fire in the Field:

Creative Pathways: dedicated to reawakening creativity in all of us.

Diamond Heart Path: dedicated to deep spiritual healing and honoring the phases of our life with ceremony.

We believe in low to no intrusive ecological footprint as we tread lightly on our precise home.




Richard Brandt
Heart Fire Sanctuary
14305 SE 242 Ave
Damascus, Or 97089
971-302-3143
heartfiresanctuary@gmail.com

Photos by Richard Brandt