2017 Mt. Shasta Retreat
Direct Teachings from the Mountains and the Masters
Activating Your Spirit Seed
September 18 – 22, 2017 Maximum 16
See photos of the Retreat Photo Gallery
Read a day-by-day journal of the 2016 retreat: 2016 Retreat Journal
September 17, 2017 Optional Workshop: Drum or Rattle Making with Ann Keller, Master Drummaker* www.annsdrums.com
I’ve come “home” before but not like this! The gratitude and deep inner ❤️ has touched me beyond words. I’m overwhelmed and feeling far from broken anymore. A.S. 2016
We are being called by Mt. Shasta to participate in ceremony with the ascended beings who make this sacred mountain their home. Under the guiding light of their illuminated souls our hearts will open further to our true being. Within each of us is our Spirit Seed. It lies dormant waiting for the time of awakening. When it awakens, you awaken, and finally feel at home in your body, on earth and in the cosmos.
The awakening takes place when the seed is activated by Mother Earth and Father Sky, the archetypal feminine and masculine energies that birth all creation. Each day of the retreat will be a deepening into sacred space and the holy activation, gestating and birthing of your spirit seed. Through energy transforming exercises at the various sites on the mountain our experience will be guided by the ascended masters channeled through our ceremonial circle.
Until then we will be preparing, silently responding to the call from the depths of our being so that we will be ready and aligned for our purpose there. There will be group meditations and teachings related to this retreat throughout the year.
Sacred mountains are often the site where multi-dimensional beings make themselves at home. In addition, the mountain itself is a sacred being with a voice and a purpose. Mt. Shasta is really two mountains bound by the volcanic fire of creation: Mt. Shasta and Mt. Shastina – two beings, feminine and masculine, balancing the primal polarities of the planet. When you experience one, you experience the other – one is no less important than the other. Their dynamic refined energy radiates a high frequency balance of the masculine and feminine, a very fine spiritual light of Oneness that will lift the consciousness of those who enter into sacred relationship with them.
Of course the only way to experience the higher frequencies is when our dueling polarities come into harmony and this is one of the teachings of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Shastina. You will receive the transmission of this balance when you come with a generous spirit and an open heart. Seeking to give more than you receive will keep you in right relationship, even though it is virtually impossible for the abundance of Shasta and Shastina is infinite.
The mountain woke me up to an old sense of grief, one relating to my mom’s death some 27 years ago. In a split second, I understood the unhealed loss as an obstacle to loving big. Mountains of old hurt gave way to a release, the letting go of ‘holding back’ love. I’m in a different place now. I feel freer to fall in love, to be loved and to become LOVE. I thank the Mountain and the Masters for teaching about release and Loving Big. –K.M. 2016
We will spend time with the mountain directly as well as in meditation at the McCloud Mercantile Hotel meeting room. We will greet the spirit of the land and hold ceremony in caves, behind waterfalls and along cinder paths that meander along the top heights of the mountain. McCloud Falls, Hedge Creek Falls, and Ascension Rock are also on our journey.
Participants must be able to walk/hike at least 1-2 miles at elevations from 3000-8000 feet. We will alternate between spending time near the top of Mt. Shasta and the mountain springs and waterfalls that take us deeper into Mother Earth. It is recommended that you arrive at least a day or two before the retreat begins to acclimate to the altitude and get your walking “legs”!
I came to the retreat feeling broken from the grief I experienced this last year and once again with Sarah’s and Spiritheal Institute’s loving guidance I returned home with renewed strength, trust,
and an open heart. –B.M. 2016
We will have two meetings via telephone during the summer of 2017. These will help download the energies to attune participants to the energies of Mt. Shasta. You will be notified after June 1, 2017 of the dates and times for the sessions.
I have more clarity on the need to nurture the sacred within and this takes time. It takes staying attuned while doing life and discipline to keep coming back to it. It is so easy to “jump out” and lose grounding. –M.H. 2016
Lodging and Food
The group will be staying at the McCloud Mercantile Hotel , a wonderful historic hotel in McCloud, California. The hotel is 12 miles from Mt. Shasta by scenic highway. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and there are additional restaurants on the property. There is a block of discounted rooms reserved for the SpiritHeal group. Upon registration you will be given instructions on how to make your room reservations. A single runs about $150 a night per person and a double $75 per person. The rooms are huge and accommodate two people beautifully. There is also a kitchen available to the group along with a meeting room. Take a look at the website: mccloudmercantile.com .
All participants are responsible for paying for their hotel and all food for the week. We will eat at a variety of restaurants for at least one meal a day and most likely one meal will consist of protein bars, nuts, fruit, etc, eaten in the midst of the nature’s beauty. There is a natural grocery store in Shasta or one in Yreka between the Medford airport and Shasta where you can pick up your snacks or you can bring them with you. Bring a water bottle and fill it up with the fresh headwaters of the Sacramento River that has its headwaters in Shasta!
Patience releases forgiveness and compassion within me. –M.H. 2016
Participants are responsible for all transportation to and from Mt. Shasta and while we are on retreat. The closest airport is Medford, Oregon. It’s about an hour and a half from Mt. Shasta. San Francisco is about 4 hours away. Rental cars are available at the airport and we will help organize the grouping of rental cars so that costs can be shared.
There was a personal realization that took place suddenly (a big one). I was sitting next to my husband and I became filled with love for him. This caused a big shift in my being. I noticed a large container around my heart space, it seemed like a rectangular box that could spin slowly over itself. Then I began to feel myself fill up, but it wasn’t just inside my being, it was also outside my being, not in an expansive sense but right outside my body. It came to a slowing around the throat and in a bit it filled my head and I could feel my third eye beam in all directions (as had been discussed, like the Statue of Liberty). I continued to feel my self filled with this “feeling” that I can say came from love but felt like nothing I had ever experienced in the past. –C.S. 2016
What to Bring
We will be spending at least half of our daylight hours outside so layers are a must. The temps can be between 40 and 90 degrees in September. There is no need for anything dressy! Hiking boots, hiking sandals, sport shoes, small backpack, your medicinal needs, water bottle, sun screen, bug repellent, hat, and a collapsible walking pole if needed. If you would like to bring home some of the beautiful water, bring small glass bottles that will fit in your toiletry bag!
“This institution is operated under special use permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.”
Registration and Fees
Retreat fee $950. (payable by check) $1050 (payable by credit card).
Deposit A deposit of $550 is due by February 1, 2017 and the remainder of ($400 for check and $500 for credit card) is due on June 1, 2017. The deposit is refundable minus a $100 fee if you cancel before May 1, 2017. The deposit is non-refundable after May 1, 2016. If there is a cancellation after the full payment has been made the deposit is not refundable but the remainder is.
Room reservations must be secured with a credit card by June 1, 2017. Contact the McCloud Mercantile Hotel directly through the website. Your credit card will not be charged until the end of your stay. Rooms will not be held later than June 1, 2017 if not secured.