It's that time again, Lightbringers. The longest day of the year, Summer Solstice, is approaching. The time when the Earth and all of her creatures (including us) are gathering up all of the Sun's vital energy. Summer Solstice carries the promise of the harvest, and of the long-term visionarianism associated with that big ball of fire in the sky.
This course is designed to be a fun and festive celebration to compliment the deep soulwork you do so naturally. In the first of two weeks, you'll focus on designing your Summer Solstice ceremony, determining the aspects of honoring that feel just right to you.
The lightest day of the year provides the opportunity to embrace the lanterns that, as Virginia Woolf called it, burn at the seat of the soul. It is woman's nature to carry the light for the world. That doesn't mean that we don't dip down into the fertile, dark Earth to gather the seeds of growth (Winter Solstice), however, we always discover and re-discover the tools that work best for us and return to be the Lightbringers for our tribes and communities. The work of the shaman is to go into the Underworld and bring back the wisdom and tools for the betterment of ourselves and humankind, so our natural roles as women finds us doing this practically effortlessly. When we learn to think symbolically, we see meaning in everything: our dreams, our journeys, our interactions with others and the Earth. We begin to live in the dimension that is our natural realm: the embodiment of radiance.
With the help of Mountain Lion, we'll spend the second week taking a look at how we stand in our power as awakenening women.
Mountain Lion is a symbol of light. She is confidence, boundaries, solar energy and vision- which is sometimes in alignment with our inner masculine- however she is juxtaposed with what has nourished her for thousands of years: Deer. Deer is gentleness, grace, the beauty of family, care of children and pets and healthy community. This makes Mountain Lion is a true leader in the sense that she is balanced in her vision for her life, as well as in her integration with the gentle feminine nature. She represents a marriage of solitary power, that is, being comfortable alone, and ease of movement among relationships. She is a very powerful mother and ally to have on the journey of partnership. Her shadow is overexerting her power, or being ego- or masculine-driven, and, as Mountain Lion rips the jugular artery or belly from her prey first, her warning is to engage what is within her (Deer) to be in power, but also in utilizing fine-tuned relationship skills that will produce the desired outcome without shredding the vulnerable aspects of our loved ones.
Leave a comment through Sunday morning to try to win a seat by the festive fire. Good luck!
Summer Solstice Mini Course: Celebrating Personal Power with Mountain Lion runs June 13-26. Read more about it here.
It's so hard to leave this up to the random generator!
The winners are:
Lille Diane, who said: "I'd love to be a part of this circle, and join my sisters beside the fire. Thank you, Pixie, for following your path and sharing the wisdom so we can in turn keep the circle growing, and glowing, far and wide. I can smell the sacred sage burning. Yes, yes, yes..."
Kate Haven, who said: "Confidence, boundries, power, balance...digging-digging.... I want in!!! Thank you for the gift!
Thank you so much to all of you who jumped right in here and declared your fierce roars...I hope to see you around the sacred fire soon.