Ep. 020 – Creating Balance Through Nature: Celebrating The Summer Solstice & Honoring Plant Medicine

Jun 13, 2023

As the sun begins to shine a little brighter, and our days grow a little longer, we know that summer is almost here. Join us for the season finale of A Modern Shaman Podcast as we discuss ways to harness the energies of the Summer Solstice on June 21st.

“What does the Summer Solstice mean to you?”

This is the perfect time to reflect, reset, and renew our spirits and open ourselves up to the unseen world. Get ready for an inspiring episode as our hosts explore the healing powers of plant medicine and share their personal experiences, including Isabella’s first time trying Ayahuasca.

Let’s celebrate the arrival of summer by honoring our divine journeys, mother nature, and the magic of plant medicine. This is an episode you won’t want to miss, filled with thought-provoking insights and jaw-dropping revelations. So come with an open heart and spirit as we take in all the good vibes of the Summer Solstice!

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In This Episode We Talk About

  • The upcoming Summer Solstice, on June 21st
  • Fear, gratitude, and trusting the universe
  • Plant Medicine
  • Ayahuasca, San Pedro, and Mushrooms
  • Isabella shares her first Ayahuasca experience
  • Why do people do Ayahuasca? And should I try it?
  • Isabella’s first time experiencing San Pedro
  • Mushrooms and micro dosing
  • Muscle testing
  • Thinking about plant medicine in a different way
  • Thank you for joining us on our first season of A Modern Shaman!

Resources In The Episode

  • The next summer solstice is on Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • In Shamanic practice, the Summer Solstice is a spiritually significant event that marks the longest day and shortest night of the year. It represents a time of heightened energy, transformation, and connection with the natural world. Shamans view the Summer Solstice as an opportunity to harness the potent energy of the sun for healing, rejuvenation, and deepening one’s connection to the Earth. The solstice is often celebrated with rituals, ceremonies, and gatherings that honor the sun’s power and the cyclical nature of life, fostering a sense of unity and balance between humans and the environment.
  • Winter Solstice: The shortest day and longest night of the year, symbolizing the rebirth of the sun and the return of light. It is a time for introspection, rest, and renewal, as well as honoring ancestors and the wisdom they impart.
  • Spring Equinox: The point when day and night are of equal length, marking the beginning of spring and a time of balance between light and darkness. It represents new beginnings, growth, and fertility, making it an ideal time for cleansing, planting seeds (both literally and metaphorically), and setting intentions for the coming season.
  • Summer Solstice: As mentioned earlier, the Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year, symbolizing the peak of the sun’s power, abundance, and vibrant energy. It is a time for celebration, healing, and deepening connections with the Earth and its energies.
  • Fall Equinox: Another point of balance between day and night, the Autumn Equinox signifies the beginning of the harvest season and the descent into the darker half of the year. It is a time for gratitude, reflection, and honoring the abundance provided by the Earth, as well as preparing for the introspective period that follows during winter.
  • Numerology is the study of the symbolic meaning of numbers and their influence on human life. It is an ancient practice that has been used by various cultures throughout history to understand the deeper significance of numbers and their patterns. In numerology, each number is believed to have a unique vibration and energy that can impact a person’s life, personality traits, relationships, and even destiny.
  • A short introduction to Plant Medicine: Plant medicine has always been a core element of shamanic practice across different cultures. Shamans have always used plants to access the spiritual realm and facilitate healing in individuals and communities. Today, plant medicines are becoming increasingly popular for their potential to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
  • Ayahuasca is a powerful, sacred plant medicine traditionally used by indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin for spiritual healing, divination, and personal transformation. It is a brew made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the leaves of the Psychotria viridis plant, which contain the psychedelic compound dimethyltryptamine (DMT). When combined, these ingredients produce a potent, hallucinogenic effect that can induce profound visions and insights. Ayahuasca holds a deep connection to shamanism, as it is often administered by shamans or experienced healers during ceremonial rituals. These ceremonies are designed to facilitate deep introspection, self-discovery, and healing on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Participants may experience intense visions, confront past traumas, or gain clarity about their life’s purpose under the guidance of the shaman. In shamanic traditions, Ayahuasca is revered as a powerful tool for connecting with the spirit world, accessing higher realms of consciousness, and receiving wisdom from ancestors or spirit guides. The use of Ayahuasca in shamanic practices underscores the importance of plant medicines and the belief in their ability to facilitate profound transformation and healing.
  • The Last Shaman (2016) – A documentary about Ayahuasca healing, view trailer here
  • The Four Winds – The Illumination Process, learn more here
  • Work with Shaman Isabella – Work with Isabella
  • Grab a bite at Kim’s restaurant, Modern Shaman in Whittier

I’m Isabella

I’m an energy healer and spiritual guide. In this blog, you’ll find my favorite articles about healing and energy, as well as press and interviews. You can read more about me here. 



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