Summer Solstice Gathering
June 18-21, 2020

#16 – Great Teachers

Each year we seek words that send out the call for us to gather…

“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.

Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires.”

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Where Have We come From?
Beginning at the 2002 Summer Solstice,  we have gathered in the magnificent redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California to discover, understand and amplify our deepest commitments for the next cycle of the sun.

We seek to align ourselves with the forces of creation that have guided us since the beginning. We believe that none of us is meant to do our work alone. By sharing our deepest commitments with one other and with Mother Earth, we take a stand for our evolutionary role in the world. 

We gladly accept our role of player in an infinite game.  We do this by consciously choosing to evolve ourselves and our social forms in ways that will best serve the well-being of all of life.  Questions provide a light scaffolding to hold us as we evolve.

  • What do we choose to give back to Life in gratitude for all we have received?
  • What do we choose to learn at this Solstice Gathering?
  • What doorway is ours to step through with renewed awareness and vitality?

May these three questions inform our journey from now until the Summer Solstice.

Once again, we send this call from our hearts to yours to consider gathering this June with your community to pledge what is yours to give back to Life.

“The energy of human consciousness may share an affinity with light that we do not yet understand. Turning toward that light, we might find it the source of all our inspiration and creativity.”
~Tarthang Tulku, Knowledge of Freedom

What is the Context for the Gathering?
The Mayan Sacred 20 Count is a sequence of 20 numbers in an ancient design of wholeness that encompasses all of the energies of the universe.  It forms the foundation of the Medicine Wheel Teachings carried by Pele Rouge and FireHawk.

Each number, beginning with One, carries a unique energy, a unique aspect of life unfolding. Sixteen years ago, we chose to align our Summer Solstice Gatherings with one number – one energy of the Sacred 20 Count for each year.

This year, our focus is upon the #16 – Great Teachers

Sixteen holds the collective consciousness of all Great Teachers – a vast energy of life expressing herself.

The Sixteen reminds us of our interwoven relationship with all of the Great Teachers, human and more than human.

And so we invite you into the privileged realm of commitment to something aligned with your life’s purpose and destiny within a safe circle of your peers.

  • We invite you to align yourself with Nature and with the energies that are “quickening”  in these times of great change.
  • We invite you to once again enter a new relationship with Life, as partner, steward and co-creator.

We invite you to come to the 2020 Summer Solstice Gathering in this year of the Sixteen – Great Teachers.

With Love from,

FireHawk, Pele Rouge, Bill (Sequoia) and Marilyn (Eagle Woman)