By: Sima Morrison
As you climb north on Highway 5, there is a moment when an unexplainable shift occurs and earth begins to transform. The intoxicating smell, crisp air, and pronged trees all signify an approach to a true energy vortex called Mount Shasta; the root chakra of earth and known as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. This place can only truly be described once you have visited, as it is unlike any other place on earth with its raw, unformed spiritual energy.
Unlike Sedona, it has softer more feminine vibes that invite everyone to approach personal introspection. I believe everyone should spend solo time at this hub, turning off phones and being present with the land. Come and observe the obscure clouds, which glide through the sky like angels or dotted portals; listen to air, birds, flittering butterflies and pine tree branches hit against each other; and soak deeper into your roots. This small town guide will help you on your magical journey, however, no one can tell you how to approach Mount Shasta. Approach our mother with your own intentions and spiritual guides.
Located on old native lands, 3 exits north of Mount Shasta in Weed, this unique retreat is more than just tranquil accommodations. It is also home to one of the most potent mineral hot springs you can find. It is so powerful, that you cannot immerse yourself in the personal mineral baths for more than 8 minutes at a time. Instead, you interval between healing baths, wood burning sauna and cold water springs. The energy is so grounding, as you can stay in cabins with wood burning fire places over looking the crippling creek. All of the lodging accommodations are free of phones, TVs and wifi.
4617 Stewart Springs Rd, Weed, CA 96094 |
If you are looking for more upscale accommodation, look no further than this five star resort. Overlooking Lake Siskiyou, you get all the privacy and world class amenities you need while still enjoying the outdoors. Make sure to check out their renowned 18 hole golf course and high quality hotel restaurant.
1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 |
Camping in Mount Shasta is one of the most essential ways to integrate yourself with the land. There are various campgrounds to chose from, as well as options to camp directly on the mountain.
This is the go-to spot whenever we are in Shasta. This health food market also doubles as a high quality cafe. They sell organic and local produce, meats, chocolates, honey and products from sustainable companies. Their mission is truly rooted in food with integrity. Make sure to grab a fresh sandwich or juice from the cafe before exploring the lands.
305 S Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 |
Andaman Healthy Thai Cuisine
An absolute must…order the divine spring rolls! These tasty snacks are perfectly refreshing before, after or even during a hike. We love supporting local healthy restaurants such as this one.
313 N Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 |
They say this is a meeting place for those who hear the call of the mountain. A cultural center and community hub, Silk Road Chai Shop is a wifi cafe, spiritual bookshop and meditation room that is the quintessential Shasta experience. They boast vegan, gluten free, and superfood treats, as well as teas, superfood hot chocolate and iced chai.
105 E Alma St, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 |
Family owned, this small little restaurant serves unique Indian cuisine with organic ingredients and reasonable price points. Operated by a former botanist, each dish radiates the living energy from food and is as delicious as it is welcoming.
531 Chestnut St, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 |
This destination restaurant serves more traditional American food in a small cottage setting. Lily’s has a little bit of everything, including vegan and gluten free options, and organic goods whenever they can.
1013 S Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 |
Queen of the crystals. This eccentric gift shop sells beautiful crystals and minerals from around the world, as well as pieces from local artists.
109 W Castle St, Mt Shasta, CA 96067
Diverse and one of a kind, Soul connections’ goal is to provide spiritual tools that can be instrumental in uplifting one to higher levels of being. They sell crystals, clothing, gifts and knick-knacks that are perfect souvenirs.
329 N Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067
You cannot go to Mount Shasta without gathering some of the freshest, most mineral rich spring water in the world. As you enter this historic park, you will see beautiful rocks and fresh water flowing, inviting you to journey into your own personal healing. Don't forget to bring your own water bottles.
1315 Nixon Rd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067
This is where you will truly feel the energy of the mountain. This trail truly looks like a fantasy. The best time to venture this hike is during fall and summer, as the snow has melted and the sun is beaming, showcasing stunning wildflowers, butterflies and hummingbirds, all living in harmony among this majestic land.
Everitt Memorial Hwy, McCloud, CA 96057
One of our favorite companies, Sisters of the West is a celebration of indigenous plants. They create some of the highest quality tinctures and hydrosols we have ever tried. So elegant and filled with true love, you can truly feel the energy from the mineral rich soil to the lusciously delicate bottles.
This high vibrational local honey farm produces varietal honeys from vetch (a pea flower) clover, blackberry, alfalfa, starthistle and wildflower. They are located in Weed, California and sell throughout the Siskiyou County.
Sima Morrison, founder of House of Citrine, is a vibrant soul with a potent zest for life and the beauty in its simple pleasures. As a holistic nutritionist and herbalism student, Sima has made it her life's journey to experience, to empower, and to explore the synergy between the mind and the body, embracing the liberty and power of mindful living. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Science in Public Health Education from California State University Northridge and studied Holistic Nutrition at The Natural Healing Institute.