A Sacred Ceremony for Summer Solstice June 20, 2016

Happy Summer Solstice! 
Monday, June 20, 2016
6:34pm EST / 3:34pm PST

A Message from Dr. Natalia Rose Schotte
Dear Friends,
At the Autumnal Equinox on September 23, 2015, a new Nature Year began. At that time, the annual activation of the next level of the evolution of human consciousness took place. With this activation, we began a new cycle of Spiritual Growth that will culminate at the next Autumnal Equinox, September 22, 2016.
At the time of the 2015 Autumnal Equinox, I wrote the following:
“The image I received from Spirit (about this new Nature Year) was that of an earthquake which creates a schism in the Earth. At the beginning of the New Year, we stand on one side and at the end of the year, we will be standing on the other. The gap between the two sides, representing one world and another, will be so great that at the end of the year, there will be no turning back. We are moving into totally unknown territory, embarking on a journey into the frontiers of consciousness. We are truly pioneers forging new ground within our inner landscapes.”
This message foretold a year of great challenge and opportunity-a year in which we have been called to significantly recreate our realities to more fully align them with our Souls.
The Year of Recreating Reality
(Nature Year September 23, 2015-September 22, 2016)
While Ultimate Reality is changeless, our personal realities as Soul expressions are ever-evolving. My personal reality has been profoundly transformed since the beginning of the new Nature Year. I have been guided to spend half my time serving in China. This transition has been challenging. During my recent six-month trip, I had a choice: retreat in fear or commit to do whatever it took to allow my Spirit to triumph in every situation-I chose the latter. Instead of succumbing to fear, I resolved to find a solution for every challenge. My commitment to Self became unshakable. On several occasions, I walked away from people and situations that seemed essential in the moment. I went from “believing” to “knowing” that I am provided for in every way at all times. My faith in the Universe became unshakable. I surrendered the primacy of my personal life in favor of the transpersonal life of the Soul.
WE ARE CALLED TO A COLLECTIVE INITIATION ON AUGUST 31, 2016
TO RECREATE OUR REALITY
Alice Bailey wrote that an initiation is characterized by a Point of Crisis. Depending on the degree of challenge a Point of Crisis entails, it may be referred to as a “dark night of the Soul.” The degree of challenge depends, in turn, upon how shocking the revelation associated with the Point of Crisis is and how attached we are to what we must now release in light of the revelation.
We are called to embrace whatever we are facing as part of a profound and sacred passage to a higher level of reality. Let us choose to surrender to what is taking place in our lives and allow ourselves to be transformed through the crucible of our experience.
Preparing for Our Initiation
This summer, we are in an intense process of individual self-transformation and external re-creation on both the individual and collective levels. We are called to consciously choose to allow the future to be different than the past. Fear always projects into the future. Projecting fear into the future is the basis ofRecurring Energetic Dynamics, such as repeated betrayals, disappointments, and other perceived failures and losses. Trying to manipulate the outer world to bring about change will never work. So, how do we transcend the fear of the future rooted in the past? How do we find the courage to say “yes” to the new expanded lives that await us, rather than retreat in fear? The only path to authentic change is the transformation of consciousness. The accelerated path to personal transformation is the self-healing that leads to the ongoing opening of the Heart Center.
Here is the test of our individual and collective initiation: Will we respond to fear with fear? Will we respond to hatred with hatred? Will we rise above our fears and open to Unconditional Love? Will we choose to create a future that is different from the past? These are the tests of our initiation-an initiation through which we are called to transcend the illusion of separation. The origin of suffering is the illusion of separation from Soul/Source, which is reflected in our relationships with one another. Our true reality is ONENESS.
To consciously prepare for your initiation:
  1. Identify your test of initiation
  2. Explore the related fears
  3. Contemplate and ask for guidance on how to navigate and pass your test
  4. Share your insights, feelings, and thoughts about your test of initiation with others and garner support
  5. Call upon Spirit for guidance
Successfully moving through our tests of initiation is how we become ready for the new level of life the initiation offers us. We access the portal of initiation through readiness. Be assured that you are capable of passing your test of initiation and will be ready for initiation on August 31, 2016.
A Sacred Ceremony for Summer Solstice
Align your consciousness with the energy of Summer Solstice
At the time of the Summer Solstice or as soon as possible thereafter, attune to Nature and be present for the influx of new energy that is infused into life at the moment of Summer Solstice.  Light a candle and say:
I Fully Align My Consciousness
With the Energy, Impulses, Patterns and Purpose
Of the Summer Solstice
And Consciously Choose To Do
All that is Required at All Levels
To Support Perfected Manifestation of this Cycle
Ceremony for Healing the Heart Center
(for Summer Solstice or the days following)
Connect to the Angelic Presence that is over-lighting our Initiation on August 31, 2016
Bring to your awareness the primary fear you are facing as you move through your test of initiation. Sit in silent meditation as the Angel gently holds your Heart Center in a nurturing embrace supporting you to release your fear. Give yourself permission to feel whatever comes up in the process.
Celebrate the arrival of summer!
Initiations are how we grow spiritually. They represent graduations from one level of consciousness and life to the next. Every initiation has a focus. This initiation highlights transcending our perceptions of separation. Such perceptions pervade our relationships with ourselves, our Souls, and Source…and they are often reflected in our relationships with one another. What do you think is more valuable than LOVE and UNITY?
On this Summer Solstice, let us affirm:
We are powerful.
We are unstoppable.
We have an indomitable spirit.
We are capable of GREAT LOVE.
We are ONE with Soul/Source and each other.
I look forward to sharing more with you about the August 31, 2016 Initiation.
Happy Summer Solstice,
All Love All Ways,
Dr. Natalia
Founder and President
La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences
Note: All photos taken in the Garden of Love at La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences
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