The Struggle of Freedom versus Control:
An Attunement and Community Healing Session to
Help You Shift Into Your Power on June 13, 2021
Freedom vs. Control
Have you felt it? It’s everywhere!
You see the old structures crumbling, and part of you wants to hold on to the past. At least it’s known, and allows you to feel that you’re in control.
At the same time, there is a big part of you that wants to move into the future, to ditch all the rules, and create something entirely new.
Some days you may find yourself see-sawing between these two. You may feel your inner creativity welling up, and yet you also notice that you’re trying to control the very process.
You’re ready to step into your power, or take your next steps in your personal or professional life, but you find that this push-pull of control and freedom is holding you back.
Date: June 13, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 pm Eastern
We will be on zoom.
Do you resonate with one of these situations?
What you’re feeling is the theme of this entire year: Control (Saturn) vs. Freedom (Uranus).
The old ways of power haven’t worked for a long time – in the world, or even in your own life. The old structures are crumbling or have crumbled, and your old tools are not helping you move through.
What you’re experiencing is part of the larger shift that has been happening since December 21. You are also feeling the build-up to two astrological events: the solar eclipse on June 10, and the second direct squaring off (and conflict between) Saturn and Uranus on June 14.
Not only are they facing off, but their very natures are contradictory.
Saturn is about limitation; Uranus about freedom;
Saturn pulls you back to the old; Uranus is about the new.
Saturn is about rules; Uranus is about breaking free of the rules.
Saturn is about order; Uranus breaks down to break through.
Their repeated and ongoing opposition will continue to highlight – even erupt – the tension between freedom and control for this year. Being attuned to them and their ongoing tensions will help you navigate this conflict in your own life and deal with it as you see it in the collective. Because of the nature of this year’s energies, these attunements can catapult your personal and spiritual growth.
This Session is for everyone!
I have been guided to offer a series of celebration, attunement, and healing sessions throughout this year to support you in navigating this conflict.
These sessions are for all! Anyone on our planet who is experiencing or has experienced both the contraction and the push toward transformation that we’ve been undergoing will experience the benefits of this session.
What is an attunement or alignment and what is its power?
Attunement means to “bring into harmony.” It helps you to be “in tune” with the energies that are strongly affecting us. Alignment means “the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts in relation to each other.” When you are aligned with the energies, that puts you in sync with them and gives you a greater ability to incorporate the gifts they bring and to use these energies more effectively.
Being attuned or aligned means that you have nature’s support for these shifts. This session will connect you with the opportunities for growth that these events are bringing.
This session will help you:
As your Guide: Mary Shields, PhD
Since 2003, I have been working with astrological energies as a healing practitioner. About a decade ago, Spirit gave me the gift of attuning and aligning people with these energies in such a way that they can use them for their greatest benefit and healing. I have been working both individually and in groups in this way ever since.
One of my gifts is creating community, and I now have close to a decade of experience doing it online. For many years, I did these attunements and celebrations via teleconference. Zoom has enhanced our sense of connection and community by adding the ability to see each other as we participate together.
What happens on the call?
This is an energetic and healing session, so the process is not like a workshop or class with exercises. Celebration will begin and end each event. I will begin with opening sacred space. After some information on the cross-quarter festival, I will attune you to the cross-quarter holiday, and I will lead you in a celebration. I will let you know ahead of time what to bring or prepare (for example, I may ask you to have a candle ready to light together).
Next, I will give some information about the astrological event, as well as the challenges and opportunities it brings. We will then dive into the attunement(s) and session, which I will explain as they happen. There will be some short periods of silence. I may ask you to breathe deeply or tap your head, heart, and navel (the three brain centers of the body — to learn more, click here). The last part of the healing session is devoted to the healing of the planet, with all of us participating through holding space. We will end by completing our celebration together.
Generally, you are in a relaxed, receptive state throughout. I do suggest you have a notebook handy for any notes you wish to make. I also suggest that you make sure you are in a private, receptive space.
It is especially powerful if you can be on video for the first part of the call, so we can see and feel each other more directly that way. And not to worry if you can’t be on the call live, or need to be on audio/phone only: if you are registered for the call, you are fully connected into the entire event.
What might you experience during or after the session?
You may or may not feel anything during or after the session. That’s perfectly fine. The energy and healing will still be working in you whether you can feel it or not. Whatever you experience (or don’t experience) is just right for you. You will receive what you need.
You may seem to “fall asleep” during the session. Or, you may fall asleep every time you try to listen to the session for a while. This is also perfectly normal. If this happens, know that you are in a very deep, restful state where Spirit can do the deeper work inside you. Don’t resist it and don’t worry — you haven’t missed a thing! Just follow your body’s needs as you listen, and the session will work in you as it needs to.
After the session, you may feel energized and ready to take on the world, or you may feel, as my client Linda told me, “Like I was hit with a truck.” The session will affect you differently than it will other people. What you feel after one session may be completely different than what you feel after another. The energy and healing will be continuing to work in you for quite some time. Be gentle with yourself, especially the day after. Drink lots of water, rest, and give yourself time to integrate.
What others have said about attunements
“Powerful,” and “Incredible” are the most-used adjectives I hear from those who write to me after an attunement.
Some of the comments I’ve received about the last celebration, attunement and healing session: “Amazing Session!” “Beautiful and powerful session!”
“Thank you for hosting the attunement. Somehow, I felt I needed to join in this. Over the past couple of weeks, I have experienced low back pain, affecting hips and legs, stiffness, and soreness. I felt the relief in the sacrum, which also relieved the hips and legs. It all went away when the bones balancing happened! I have been able to squat, not all the way, but something I have not been able to do for a long time. I’m hoping this lasts so that I can do more on my yoga practice.” A day later, she wrote, “So good to be able to move without the pain and stiffness!”
Vicki W, Michigan
“That session was so powerful. I literally felt the fear lift off me as soon as you mentioned…. I was carrying so much fear. And it just kept getting better from there. I couldn’t move after – had to integrate and just felt so peaceful.”
Angela S, Massachusetts
“Those in my orbit are noticeably more ‘lighter’ and joyous since the session.”
Casper B, British Columbia
“Thank you, Mary. I so enjoyed the session and the background and astrological facts that accompanied it. It was a great evening and loved being connect to 99+ people I’ve never met, but we will be connected now for sure. The healing of the planet was wonderful and so needed.”
Cindy H., North Carolina
“I joined the group only by phone last night and was blown away by the energy I felt during both the attunements and healings.” A few days later, she wrote, “My awareness seems more expansive and I sense being an integral part of the Whole.”
Becky A., Ohio