June brings a variety of special days: the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere/the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere; Midsummer Day or in olden times–quarter day, and Father’s Day, a worldwide celebration of fathers. Father’s Day is June 19th, Summer Solstice is June 21st, and Midsummer (halfway through the growing season is June 24th. These days in the northern half of the world, all mark the energy of the masculine. The ancient ancestors noted these dates as is shown by the numerous monuments that mark the Solstice and Midsummer. I’m sure they acknowledged fathers sometime during summer too.
The true basis for trust lies in the Divine (Creator, Source, Spirit, God, All That Is). When we learn the world is a safe place and humans are inherently good, trusting becomes easier. Trust the Divine, yourself, and others to navigate life with joy and serenity.
Winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. Life-giving snowfall and rain blanket the country often causing airline and traffic delays. The Omicron variant of the Covid virus is impacting schools and businesses slowing down progress. If we remember that winter is the time of introspection, rebirth, and renewal, then we can use these delays and diversions to look inward.
January is a time for new dreams, allowing renewal of the good, and setting the direction for the rest of the year. What deaths of spirit did we suffer last year in order to release that which no longer serves us? We can now assess our current situation and reflect, refine, and redirect those aspects of life that are unsatisfactory and shape a new direction. The opportunity for rebirth comes with the new year.
A beautiful autumn day inspires gratitude. November is the month of Thanksgiving in the US. A time to share food, stories, family, and friendships surrounded by the bounty of the year.
As we turn our awareness to Thanksgiving, make time from holiday preparation to truly sink into gratitude. Often, we get caught up in the preparation and bustle of the holiday and ignore the basis for it. Take a moment and write down the people, places, situations, and things you are grateful for. Focus attention on those special moments and the people who fill your heart.
If you are encountering difficulties during this time of transformation and transition, call on your ancestors for support and direction. As we feel the continuing pressure of the surge of the Covid virus and its variants, the fires, & disasters, we search for help in coping with the stress and anxiety.
Summer is the season of movement, activity, growth, and creation. We all want to be out and moving and doing particularly after the year of the isolation of the pandemic. Our ancestors held festivals, tribal gatherings, and family celebrations at this time of year when the weather was good and the crops were growing.
Although we all share common genetic patterns, like snowflakes, we are all unique. The combination of genes and inherited beliefs, our environments, education, culture, and family background give each of us an individual perspective on the world. This is essential because in our complex, technical, global society everyone’s skills, talents, and energy are needed to contribute to healing the damaged environment and creating a more loving and harmonious world.
We are well into Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Fall in the Southern. With the opening of businesses and some social gatherings, it truly feels like a change of seasons as, hopefully, we see the pandemic waning.
A surge of energy comes with the Spring, a fading with the Fall. In ancient times, our ancestors would be emerging from their winter caves or shelters moving into the open. Airing out clothing, bedding, goods, and preparing for the spring planting. Beginning to harvest the first green shoots and edibles that marked the end of the deprivation of winter. In the South, preparation to hibernate begin.
Let go of the chaos. Here is a simple breathing exercise to breathe in health, peace, success and love in the new year.
We are all aware of the difficulties encountered this last year. In a recent meditation, I received a flood of visions of the traumatic years we have suffered and survived from the past decades. I realized this past year was, in fact, a another in a series of traumas the regions, country, and world have faced. We no longer live in a stable and predictable environment.
In the last 25 years our world view has been shaken to its core. 2000s arrived with the devastating 9/11 attack on the NY Twin Towers that left the US in grief and shock with international terrorism arriving on our doorstep. 2008 saw the massive real estate collapse which led to a world-wide depression and affected global banking and economic systems worldwide. The 2020 and 2021 Covd19 pandemic, …