For Participants in the “Winter Solstice Event”:

The Webinar Video:

For those who were unable to attend the Webinar “live”, here is a 90 minute video:

[The Webinar occurred in the middle of a major snowstorm in Portland, OR.  A delay was necessary because it took some time to arrive at the location and set up equipment.]

The Webinar Slides

For those who viewed the full Webinar and want to go back to specific slides, here is the PowerPoint, in PDF format:

S2L: Webinar Slides.

[It is highly recommended to watch the Webinar video FIRST, before accessing the slides.  Much of the information provided in the video is not incorporated in the slides.]

The Advanced Declarations

Here are the Declarations to use at the beginning and end of the daily energy sessions:

S2L – Advanced Declarations

These are referred to as “Advanced” because, in the full S2L program, participants work through a much longer “basic” set of Intentions and Declarations, to arrive at a full understanding of the power and energy behind each statement.

This is designed in “booklet” form, for those who can print them double-sided.

[NOTE:  These documents are for use in the Winter Solstice Shadow to Light Event.  They remain the property of Commonway Institute.  Any other use of the documents must be approved by Commonway/ Shariff Abdullah.  All rights reserved.]



The foundational problems of our society exist in ENERGY, and will continue to persist there, until the ENERGY is removed or released.  We call these energy vortices “Shadows”.  No amount of discussion, protest or legislation will lift the Shadows.  However, a small amount of energy, skillfully applied, will transform the energy FOREVER.



We are not facing a “breakdown” of society.  We are facing a BREAK-THROUGH.  The “butterfly” of a transformed, mature, awakened and just society will be born only when the “caterpillar” of our current existence completely dissolves.  That dissolution process is NOT the “End of the World”.

It is the beginning.  It will manifest, when we learn to embrace the Light.



To release the Shadows and embrace the Light, the Winter Solstice Event will give us an opportunity catalyze, harmonize and cohere our collective energies.  A relatively small group of people, working at the level of energy, can move mountains.



Over the 3 days of the Winter Solstice, individuals and small groups will meditate and use conscious energy shifting/transformation to release the Four Shadows and embrace the Four Lights.

You can get involved at three different levels:

The Short Form:  Meditation and energy work for 30 minutes to one hour per day.

The Power Form:  Meditation and energy work, along with group discussions and coordinated energy work, for 2-4 hours per day.

The Advanced Form:  (For those with prior experience and training in the S2L program).

You will get involved at the level which is most comfortable to you. For more information on the Shadow-to-Light Technique that will be used on the Winter Solstice, please click here:  S2L:  A Technique to Shift Energy.



Many of you have questions. 

There will be a webinar-style call-in program on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 7pm (Pacific).  This will provide more information, background, a history of the “Shadow to Light” program, as well as answer your questions on how and when to participate in your local area. 


NOTE:    Here is the 90 minute video of the Shadow-to-Light Webinar:  


Working with oppositional energy (for example, Left versus Right; poor versus rich; racial/ethnic polarities…) yields limited results.  Many times, the “success” simply creates a different level of “problem”.  In fact, many ideologies cannot exist without oppositional forces.

Working with inclusive energy (collective Shadow work; catalyzing an inclusive vision) has the potential to yield significant positive results that far outweigh the effort. 

Will poverty or violence disappear as a result of the Winter Solstice Event?  It’s possible… it depends on the number of people and the strength of the energy.  (If it doesn’t, we will have the mechanisms established for another Event on the Spring Equinox.)

Will the Four Shadows be reduced in YOU if you participate?  Most definitely… but ONLY if you participate.  Is it worth investing 3-6 hours of your time?  Only you can answer this question

I look forward to working with you!






Releasing the Shadows – Embracing the Light.

The Winter Solstice Event.

A Technique to Shift Energy



Participation in this Winter Solstice Event is FREE.  Please feel free to share with conscious people everywhere.

Set an Intention to Participate: 

This would include putting aside time in your schedule (actually writing it in your calendar/diary will help bring the energy forward).  On the three days, set an alarm on your watch or device, to remind you to participate.

Talk with Others: 

Ask people in your religious, social and/or consciousness group(s) will participate with you.  There is AMAZING strength in numbers! (And, if you are particularly fearless, try inviting someone who you believe holds oppositional energy to you.  You may be surprised at the outcome!)



(December 20th)

On the day of longest shadows…
Short Program  — (30 minutes to 1 hour): 

Meditate on the releasing the “Four Shadows” – focus on releasing yourself, your communities, our entire society and the world.

Power Program – (2-3 hours): 

Do the above in a discussion/action group.  Do collective energy work to dispel the “Four Shadows”.




On the day of shortest daylight…
Short Program – (30 minutes to 1 hour): 

Meditate on what the world would look like without the “Four Shadows”.  See freedom from violence, poverty, Otherness, despair… for yourself, your communities, our entire society and the world.

Power Program – (2-3 hours): 

Do the above in a discussion/action group.  Collectively envision a world without violence, poverty, Otherness, despair.




On the day of the Return of the Light…
Short Program – (30 minutes to 1 hour): 

Meditate on embracing the “Four Lights”: The Light of Peace, Enoughness/Abundance, Community and Deep Fulfillment.  Focus on embracing these Lights for yourself, your communities, our entire society and the world.

Power Program – (2-3 hours): 

Do the above in a discussion/action group.  Collectively envision a world that actively embraces and is founded on the Light of Peace, Enoughness/Abundance, Community and Deep Fulfillment.



(The “advanced” program is ONLY for those who have had prior “shadow to Light” program work, or who have had significant experiences in shifting energy in collective or social contexts (beyond the “individual” level).  


There will be a webinar-style call-in program on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 7pm (Pacific).  This will be to provide more information, background, a history of the “Shadow to Light” program, as well as answer your questions on how and when to participate in your local area. 

Please register for the “Shadow to Light Webinar” by registering HERE:  Shadow to Light Webinar Registration.

Again, registration is FREE and open to conscious and awakening people everywhere.

(Note:  Registration is limited to the first 100 people to register.  If there is sufficient interest, we will create an additional “East of the Rockies” time slot. If you are interested, please respond to the polling question included in the registration.

And, if the registration fills up quickly, we will attempt to create additional time slots.  If you cannot register, please try again a few days later.)

Releasing the Shadow –

Embracing the Light

The Winter Solstice Event for TRANSFORMATION

December 20-21-22

A 3-Day Event for Deep Societal Healing

Many of us already know how to shift energy.  Many of us talk about “consciousness” and “transformation”.  We know how to work with Reiki, yoga and other healing modalities.
It’s time we applied our energy healing techniques  TO OUR ENTIRE SOCIETY!


The Challenge of Our Time: 

In the past few months, we have seen powerful national examples of what happens when people are gripped by our collective Shadow.  Do you know someone who has been affected by:
Mass shootings in public places?
Depression and/or suicide, now at epidemic levels?
Police killings?
Poverty and homelessness?
Discrimination against people, based on perceived differences?
The Shadow is not just felt by the perpetrators and victims of these desperate actions.  Through exposure to “infotainment” media, EVERYONE is exposed to the Shadows – and everyone can experience the Joy of the Light.


Healing Our Society:

This is an opportunity to learn a powerful healing modality, one that will transform the nature of our society, from Shadow (poverty, violence, racism/sexism, despair…) to the Light (abundance, peace & security, community, fulfillment).



…as we learn how to use the power of positive, focused consciousness to release the:

Shadow of The Other
Shadow of Lack & Poverty
Shadow of Violence
Shadow of Despair


…we will energize and embrace our:

Light of Deep Connection
Light of Abundance & Enoughness
Light of Peace & Security
Light of Deep Fulfillment

Through this program we will address, uproot and shift the energy that supports & perpetuates racism, sexism, poverty, violence, suicide and other forms of the Shadow, as well as identify & clear the blockages that have held us back, personally and as a human family.
Join an Emerging Community of Change Agents
In “Shadow-to- Light”, people have the experience of bonding with others, working together to clear away the blockages that hold us back, personally and in our society.

The Shadow to Light Process: 

Moving energy – not bogging down in problems or symptoms.
Clearing ourselves, our community and our relations with The Other.
1. Affirmations to clear ourselves and build up our energy.
2. A short presentation on the history and effects of the Shadow.
3. A visual meditation and chanting to deepen our energy.
4. Group energy work and declarations to transmute the Shadow energy.
5. Repeat the process to bring forward the Light.
[In addition to the above, there will be an optional discussion/chat time, for participants to discuss aspects brought up by the sessions.]