“The flash of the flower has faded with Spring, now it’s time to commit to what we can bring to fruition.”

As we enter this ultra-potent point of the year, remembering our cosmic connection will mightily assist in bringing our visions to life. What was planted in the Spring will FLOURISH or DIE based on our degree of commitment to nurturance. Our half of the planet is literally bowing to the sun, will you follow suit? Nature guide, rites of passage facilitator, and student of indigenous ways of knowing, Shawn Berry shares his heartfelt Summer Solstice wisdom in this special installment of Rising Man First Nature!


  • [03:54] What’s the significance of the Summer Solstice? Why care?
  • [08:24] How did ancient cultures celebrate and honor this time?
  • [12:30] Why is stillness a vital gift of the Summer Sun?
  • [20:50] How to bring light into the nooks and crannies of our hearts. 
  • [23:01] Can you see the seasons through a metaphorical lens?
  • [25:18] Do you feel the reaching, aspirational energy of Summer?
  • [32:14] Can you spend a moment on the Solstice to acknowledge this moment?
  • [33:50] How this season relates to the medicine wheel.  
  • [44:09] How’s your relationship to nature and the seasons?

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