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Stepping Into Summer

Today, June 20, 2016 marks a very powerful day. Not only is it the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, but also we have a full moon. It’s the first time that these two events have occurred on the same day in over 30 years.

I received a timely message this morning from a client, Lilly. She wanted to know:

“Is there a “positive” ritual or prayer that I can do to receive positive energy from the full moon and summer solstice?”

Having just returned from a retreat in New Mexico where we practiced qigong, I knew right away an exercise that might be helpful to Lilly, and you:

Set an intention for how you would like to show up in the world with power and love. Stand facing the sun/moon with arms outstretched and palms open to receive the beautiful energy that they provide, then draw your hands in and place them over your navel center for consolidation, knowing that the energy is available to you whenever it is time to take action.

Qigong is very helpful in gathering and storing energy. When it’s time to take action, the energy is available to deliver decisively and confidently. It can be used any time, including today. What better way to harness the intense energy of the solstice and full moon?

Many blessings as we step into summer!


Katie Oberlin

A Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, Katie received advanced training in shamanic healing at The Power Path School of Shamanism in 2014. Her travels have taken her to power spots in the southwestern United States, as well as Mexico and Peru, where she has worked with shamans from the Q’ero and Shipibo indigenous healing traditions.