Dissolving Darkness
through Restoring Soulness

Dissolving Darkness Through Restoring Soulness

January 29-31, 2016
Bethel Horizons, Dodgeville, Wisconsin


Dissolving DarknessWe tend to get lost in what’s not right or what is wrong instead of leaning toward the center of our wholeness where there is less room for separation from ourselves or the world. This negative perception permeates so much of life that we rarely realize that it is the lens from which we view life and therefore define reality.

Often it is carried as fears passed from one person to another while others are carried deep within ourselves passed from one generation to the next.

©thstevenson, 28 Aug 94

A tiny black dot, like a period at the end of a sentence, appears and dances in my mind.
Curious, I look closer and find that it is a hole deep like eternity, endless like infinity.
Playfully, it seems to call to me like a piece of candy to a child or a bicycle to a young boy.
Accepting the desire I look closer for what joys might await, abate, or even surrogate me in the darkness.
Leaning forward I am amused that it is no longer a tiny black hole, but a giganteus and wonderfully mysterious abyss.
Suddenly, I am pulled into it as if consumed by a presence oddly familiar, oddly not.
Looking, falling down, down, down, and all around, I see arms flailing as if trying to touch, or catch, or maybe possess some thing.
Looking, watching, examining, the arms become faceless people black as the night reaching out, for, to.
Widening my vision, a silhouette, much larger, blacker than the others, appears from the darkness.
Straining to see, I sense it is walking to and from as if inviting me to come, or maybe to become.
Peering deeper, I see a luminescent, golden light shining, no living, above its right shoulder and head.
Precisely, the images combine as a deep, dark abyss with some one walking while lost souls strain to behold, maybe to be wholed.
A curious knowing permeates my mind, maybe my soul, that it is I, blacker than the night, deeper than the sea walking to and from the Light.

What if we decide to heal the past and future from the center of our present life. This would include the seven generations before us from whom we have inherited much of our family wounds. It would include the seven generations after us for whom we open the potential for restoring our wholeness and therefore Soulness.

Dissolving DarknessWe will focus on wholeness as the foundation of soulness, where our innate goodness is supported to move forward into wholeness.

Who Should Come

The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the awareness of spiritual explorers, healing and shamanic practitioners, and the delightfully inquisitive.

What to Bring

Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc.


The workshop is residential and will be held at a beautiful Lutheran kids camp at Dodgeville, WI. You will receive detailed directions and a list of what to bring with your registration.

Please include your email with any registration. The fee for the workshop is $525, which includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, 3 meals on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. There is a fee of $10 for linens and towels or you can provide your own.

Class size is limited to 26.

To Register

Dissolving DarknessPlease send a $100 deposit or the amount in full to Marie Smith 19126 Campbell Hill Dr, Richland Center, Wi. 53581. Please register by Friday October 2nd, 2015 so we can order the food. We eat gluten free at these workshops and you can preview the menu upon request. All special needs like vegetarian or dairy-free can be honored. I will take names for the waiting list if/when the class fills. We often end up with spots for several people on the waiting list.

We will begin class at 9 am on each day and end at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. If you have questions, please contact Marie Smith at marie@hawkrdg.org or (608) 647- 2366.


Herb "One White Horse Standing" Stevenson (Shawnee and Cherokee) has been exploring indigenous healing practices for over 20 years.

For more information, email One White Horse Standing at herb@onewhitehorsestanding.com.


© 2014, One White Horse Standing