A Solstice Blessing
May you mark the return of the light by remaining receptive to the dark.
May you dwell in Kairos time to sense the Other-worlds present with and within you.
May you invite mystery and imagination to guide you through uncertainty.
May you expand your capacity to be with discomfort and failure, and welcome the alchemy of this process.
May you resist the urge to fix and instead, allow your own messiness to transform.
May you go deep into the darkness and rather than entering a tomb, prepare to emerge from the womb.
Rachel Allen, B.A. Political Science/Sociology, is a Certified Music Practitioner, Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and Registered Yoga Teacher with a trauma informed/social justice framework. She has 20 years experience of working with some of the most amazing people on the planet; hospice patients and their families, patients in a variety of health conditions, survivors of sexual abuse, adults with mental illness and most recently, incarcerated women. Rachel is also passionate about supporting and working with caregivers to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue. Locally, Rachel teaches Creative Movement at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Regionally and nationally, she teaches and presents at conferences and retreats, weaving live music, yoga, and creative movement into themes of compassion, self acceptance, and transformation. Rachel is committed to engaging people from all walks of life in the healing arts to create healthy, diverse, and joyful communities.