Solstice Blessings

Today, we celebrate the Summer Solstice - as so many of our ancestors did.

The word "Solstice" comes from two Latin words - one meaning the "sun" - and the other "to stand still." It is the longest day of the year, and the shortest night as well. After today, we begin our journey back to the darkness of winter, and the longest night.

Today, the earth offers her inhale, into her exhale - and pauses (kumbhaka) in sacred space (sundi). It is this pause between the inbreath and the outbreath that yogis and ancient mystics believed was so impregnated with the presence of the Divine. Today is also the long culmination of a journey towards the lengthening of the days after winter.

This is a great time to set your intentions for the energies of the day are very powerful. Ideally, this would have been done with the rising of the sun, the highpoint of the noon day, and again, as the sun slowly descends on this longest day.

Take time today to review the last six months of your life - and your last year. Reflect on the lessons you have learned - and the ones you have yet to embody. 

Pause today to remember who you are - to connect with your Divine nature. Pause and reflect and give thanks to all the things that have brought you to this moment. Pause, and give intent to set the course for where you want to go. Listen to your heart. Slow down. Let go. Pause. Remember - you will touch the Divine and be breathed by the Beloved in that pause.

Solstice blessings to all!

"The real sunrise is in the sky of the Heart,
it is the best one.
Just as the water jar reflects the sun,
so the entire universe
shines in the heart-space of the Self."
~ Swami Nityananda

"Sacred is the pause
that brings us into stillness."
~ Macrina Wiedekehr


Beej Galvan said…
Blessings! And loved the part on Women Food and God.. totally getting the book.. Big love blessings! <3
Doug said…
Thanks Olga!

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