46. mystical musing: Summer Solstice

#46. Summer Solstice Mystical Musing
(inspired by the Summer Solstice of 2017)

 Summer Solstice, Stonehenge

Summer Solstice, Stonehenge

On June 20, 2017 at 9:24pm the Sun moves out of Gemini and into Cancer, marking the Summer Solstice. Time seems to stand still as if in that space between inhalation and exhalation. It is in this place that we enter the numinous. 

This is a poignant time of ripening, a time of enjoying the juicy fruits and wide open flowers before they turn. I want to capture the moment of perfect ripeness forever, as if in a three-dimensional, four-dimensional, five-dimensional picture that i can hold and cherish, that will never grow old and never go away or die. This is a remnant of the maiden - the child spirit who i imagine we all still feel at times. 

And yet, as one of my teachers reminded me last week, Lady Death is with us and asks us to let die what is dying, as we also let live what is living. When we hold on too long and grip too forcefully, we don’t allow life to flow free and full. We lose trust in the natural order and cycle of things. Can you let go as you also let grow?

Enjoy the radiance of the longest day. From sunrise to high noon, place your attention on all things that are ripening, growing, living. As you sense the Sun reach high noon, then slowly descend into the West, acknowledge in some prayerful way all that has reached its zenith and is dying or perhaps already dead. In this way, walk in trust and peace with the continuing cycle of Life. 

May you find and know gentleness of heart, kindness of body, delight of spirit, inspiration of mind, and peace of soul. 

Blessed be,
Jennifer

* The Guided Meditation this week is in honor of the Summer Solstice. In-joy! (to be shared soon on PATREON).