Summer Solstice Programs 2020
Summer Solstice is one of the 2 major doorways of the year: an auspicious time to join in ceremonial circles, deepen spiritual insights, and celebrate connection with the Peak of the Light, Mother Earth, Power Animals and your vision.
- June 5 – 6
Power Animals, Allies of our Soul full moon workshop
- June 13 – 20
Sedona Vision Quest Retreat
(option to create a shorter retreat)
- June 20
Solstice Peak of Light New Moon Ceremony & Celebration and Mystic Nature Shamanic Journey program.
- June 20 or 21
Hopi Spirit Journey or Hopi Independent Travel Journey arranged
Summer solstice is a doorway into the second half of the year that energizes the paths that lead within.
Stand on the threshold and ask yourself: what do you wish to encourage in your life?
Summer Solstice Doorway
Activated by solar infusion of Light, every cell is stimulated to flow more energy.
Inner and outer pathways become energized.
Antennae attuned to the greater field of wisdom, new horizons appear calling us to action.
This fire energy becomes an invitation to cleanse what no longer serves.
Conscious choice to evolve beyond our known edge can be activated in ceremonial circle.
Since time immemorial, we humans have joined together to invoke well being for our Earth, our Community and ourself at these major turning points of the year.
Activate your spiritual expression in the Peak of the Light.
This is a potent time to connect with the energies of nature and the mystic pathway of direct knowing. Our instinctual knowing relies on sensory data from every cell of our body which is pulsing with vibratory information from the surrounding universe. This instinctive intelligence gives us the capacity to read signals, clues and patterns.
We deepen this with shamanic journey practice. These direct experiences of expanded reality shift perceptions and create new neural pathways. New insights flow in that support conscious re-creation of your life in a frequency more aligned with your soul.
Coming together in ceremony at these seasonal turning points support us to evoke energies that generate positive change in our life. As we walk our prayers in symbolic heart-centered actions, it becomes a felt experience in our body and our mind starts to get it.
Some of the Solstice Light Retreat experiences:
- medicine walk to develop attentiveness skills and connect with nature energies
- nature energy connections during the day, at sunset and under the stars
- earth bonding, sense signs, shapeshift energetically
- activating new balance with a drum healing ceremony
- solo vision circle under the stars
- a variety of ceremonies to activate your intention and walk your new path
- shamanic journey skills development and exploratory experiences such as past-future lives, soul retrieval, clearing, conscious re-creation
- spirit helper connections
4 – 10 pm
Mystic Nature Shamanic Journey and Earth Connections outdoor seminar &
Summer Solstice Celebration of Light Drum Healing Ceremony
A joyful day on the earth at a beautiful private site on Oak Creek with ceremonial sites. We weave insight journeys, begin medicine animal connection, with nature connection experiences. We activate insights & intentions that flow in with ceremonies using Oak Creek, medicine wheel, ancestor wheel and labyrinth, and more). Return to our ancestral roots with practices to honor our reciprocal relationship with the sentient world that surrounds us and to seed life-positive energies in our life.
Intention of the Ceremony: clear and activate what is coming to Light.
++ Learn ancient principles of working with ceremony; receive a vibrational healing from earth and cosmos and drum vibration as we work with intention and focus.
++ Create positive movement in your life as you invite vibrational infusion from your soul energy and the peak of the solar energy.
++ Celebrate: make a sun wheel, drum, free your voice with sounds and movement emerging from your solar connections.
Cost for June 21 program:
$220 each with 3 or more (includes $30 pp site fee and reference packet); $300 each with 2, ($440 for 1, 5 hours)
Please email for registration details. I welcome to share in the celebratory day!
Led by Sandra Cosentino based on her lifetime of connection with the natural world and more than 3 decades experience leading nature-cultural tours, mystic insight programs and ceremonies. Sandra has been deeply inspired by decades of sharing friendship and respect with Native American people and their earth spirit practices that stem from thousands of years of the cultural evolution in relation to Mother Earth. In this seminar she shares universal practices that are part of our shared human heritage on this planet and does not copy specific tribal rituals.
This program draws elements from: Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey, Earth and Sky Speak to Us, Circle of Power Drum Healing Ceremony and Teaching, and Honoring Ways to Connect With the Living Earth outdoor seminar, and Sandra’s decades of experience with creating & facilitating ceremony.
June 5 – 6
9 Power Animals Connections & Vibrational Infusion to strengthen & support our spiritual expression in our physical body.
The nine power animals symbolize the gifts-aspirations-challenges you came into this life with. I visualize them as a support team, an energetic matrix, that you can consciously connect with to aide in your authentic expression.
Medicine animals, the spirit of wild animals, permeate our consciousness and are with us all the time, either in physical or symbolic form, with life-positive support. When they connect with us, it is unique to our need and circumstance. Essentially we receive an energetic infusion. The gift of the power animal connection comes from our spirit that is calling us to allow our cells to recalibrate to hold more light, power and energy.
Insight journey work has shown me glimpses of vast consciousness surrounding us like a giant computer system. A circle of high frequency guides and animal spirits are interwoven into this net of consciousness around us.
Something in us triggers a response from this network–opens a link for consciousness to communicate with consciousness via vibration. Reciprocity is flowing both ways in this connection and triggers new creation in both us and the other intelligencer (animal spirit). This mutually respectful interaction flows from biological connection to the greater field of intelligence and is part of evolving consciousness in the physical reality. Our DNA is a receptor for spirit that is vaster than this biological incarnation.
Related article from my Earth-Spirit Blog: Power Animals Are Vibratory Infusion
June 13 – 20
Sedona Vision Quest Retreat
Led by Sandra Cosentino based more than 3 decades of experience with insight practices, nature energies, lucid dreaming, and leading ceremony and retreats.
For insights into this work, please see my Earth-Spirit series articles such as:
About Summer Solstice:
The sun is approaching its maximum power, light and heat (in northern hemisphere)…a time when our body usually experiences an increase in energy. Receptors in our retinas conduct the light information which stimulates a reset of our circadian rhythms. This invokes a time of action.
People for millennia have gathered celebrating the peak of nature’s abundance and joy in the fullness of life at summer solstice. Every cell of our body is responding to the season’s shifting. Ceremonies at the 4 turning points of the year help recalibrate our energy systems. As you attune to the rhythms of the natural world, you consciously invite the seasons of waxing and waning, of birth, growth, death and renewal to reverberate within your life. This is an inviting of positive change and rebalancing.
“At the Summer Solstice the sun is reaching the height of its powers, before the energy shifts and the days begin to shorten gradually again.
This is summer’s height, midsummer, the longest day and the shortest night of the earth’s solar year. Here we celebrate the completion of the cycle that began at the winter solstice. In the midst of the longest day of the year, we simultaneously begin our return to the dark half of the year.
Solstice means “standing of the sun” and we can connect to this great turning point in the earth’s yearly cycle by taking a moment to stop, be still and look back at our own unique journey since the winter solstice. From now to the winter solstice everything in earth will be withdrawing within.
We can use this time to focus on what we wish to nurture and develop in ourselves during the coming months. The summer solstice is a doorway into the second half of the year, energizing the paths that lead within. Stand on the threshold and ask yourself what you wish to encourage in your life?”
(quote from Jillian Shipway)
Hopi Indian Lands
Solstice Spirit Journey or independent travel journey arranged.
Summer Solstice at Hopi is an important turning point in the ceremonial cycle of the year. We will have special circles, backcountry rock art site exploration.
painting of Hopi Kachinas by John Steele: “We Bring the Rain”
“Katsinam are Hopi spirit messengers who send prayers for rain, bountiful harvests and a prosperous, healthy life for humankind. They are our friends and visitors who bring gifts and food, as well as messages to teach appropriate behavior and the consequences of unacceptable behavior. Katsinam, of which there are over two hundred and fifty different types, represent various beings, from animals to clouds.”
Hopi Cultural Preservation Office