There is a time for everything, and a season for every purpose under Heaven.
–Ecclesiastes 3:1

 Seasonal Initiations ~Nature’s Rites of Passage

Nature naturally takes us through seasonal cycles of birth, growth, decline, death, and regeneration. By aligning our self with Earth’s natural cycles, we provide our self with a framework to help us grow and evolve as we release our Wounds and Shadows, complete our Initiations, and set our next Evolutionary Tasks. These natural Seasonal Rites of Passage bring us to wholeness as we pass again and again through their rhythms and cycles.

By consciously traveling through Earth’s Natural Seasonal Initiations we are able to see our self more clearly. This Natural Cycle becomes an inner quest for self knowledge and expansion as we are presented with calls for choices for change and growth. It takes great courage to dive deeply within our self to bring forth our sacred centered self.

The conscious work of these Seasonal Initiations can be confusing and mysterious at times. It can call us to let go of comforts and ways of being we have come to know as part of our self. Your conscious pass through Nature’s Initiations may bring you into uncertain territory in a way that is unknown to you. Eventually though, you will come to trust the rhythms and evolution of this natural cycle.

Nature, Earth, and the whole of the Web of Life become your teachers – but only you can heal yourself. Only you can bring yourself through evolution. All of the cosmic Web of Life supports you – but only you can make your path and walk it. No two journeys within the Web are the same. Each is unique and appropriate.

As the seasons come and go, you may notice that certain thoughts, feelings, behaviors, yearnings, longings, and desires seem to come and go with each particular season. Nature is a dynamic psychological and spiritual process and we as humans are also that manifested form.

We delight in seeing the moon in its phases and the wheel of the seasons turn, not because of their newness, but because we are that same dynamic. We experience the dynamic energy that is particular to each season, not just by our cognitive evaluation, but because what we see outside is what we are inside.

We can not escape our essential nature – we are the Cycles of the seasonal reality. As we cycle through life stages, we pass through successive initiatory experiences. We live as the seasonal natural cycle, ebbing and flowing through constant growth, decay, regeneration, and interdependence.

Each of us reflects the ebb and flow that is repeated season after season, year after year. We are nature and our individual natures move through the seasonal dynamics as surely as the natural world does. The Seasonal Initiations process is a spiritual, therapeutic, and psychological process that mirrors in the person the greater natural dynamic.

Through each of the Seasonal Initiations you locate your wholeness. You touch the places in you that are fully developed and those that, are weak or immature, have been stuck or exaggerated, overdeveloped, overlaid or interrupted. The fully developed and whole person moves through the seasons – the dynamics of living and dying – again and again, coming to new wholeness each time.

Each season presents to you an invitation to engage in the initiations of that season. There are therapeutic modalities that are specific to each season and act as Rites of Passage through the initiatory requirements for healing of that season.

Renew Your Spiritual and Earth Energy

Are you ready to step away from your world and immerse yourself in your  Seasonal Initiations?

Four Shields Seasonal Initiations Sessions by phone and email or in person at the Earth Path School.Each of the Seasonal Initiations is set up as a 3 month process. One month is spent in Preparation and Severance, one month in the Threshold Experience of the Initiation, and one month in Incorporation.

As your Seasonal Initiations midwife, I will act as your guide, guardian, and gatekeeper as you embark on your own personal journey through the Seasonal Rites of Passage.

We meet in two one hour sessions each month for three months – either long distance by phone and I will be available to you throughout the process by email as you design and travel through your initiations.

I will guide you through the unfolding of the Seasonal Rite of Passage,  anchoring you in traditional preparations, severance, threshold and incorporation rituals and practices.

If you are undertaking your Seasonal Initiations outside you will choose a safe, natural place to be.

The Seasonal Rites of Passages are contemporized versions of traditional Rites of Passage and are designed to be accessible in today’s modern world. They can be undertaken in any order although beginning in Autumn with its preparation for the dark watery womb of Winter can add significant support from the natural flow of the Cycle of Initiations. Click below to explore each Seasonal Initiation in-depth.

Four Shields Seasonal Initiation for Autumn

Autumn Initiations

The Autumn Rites of Passage and Initiations can begin in September or October and continue through October, November and December.

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Four Shields Seasonal Initiation for Winter

Winter Initiations

The Winter Rites of Passage and Initiations can begin in December or January and continue through January,February and March.

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Four Shields Seasonal Initiation for Spring

Spring Initiations

The Spring Rites of Passage and Initiations can begin in March or April and continue through April, May and June.

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Four Shields Seasonal Initiation for Summer

Summer Initiations

The Summer Rites of Passage and Initiations can begin in June or July and continue through July, August and September.

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Click through to the Seasonal Initiation that attracts you for more about it and how to sign up.