June Solstice ~ Summer in the North, You are the Light
By Carol Ciocco
In the Desert of the High Sun you can remember your True Name
The heat of Summer brings blinding light, and a desert in which to play and learn. In the dry heat of purification, we can choose to allow the impurities of negative self-talk and animosity toward others to burn off and blow away like grains of sand billowing in the desert. Sit in the Sun and feel the heat and allow the wind to remove from you all that has made you dusty with fear, regret and anger. It is a SUN FILLED DAY and YOU ARE THE LIGHT. Let your light shine. In this High Sun, you can remember your True Name, the sound and note of your very own Soul. Here is a lyrical message and soundtrack to perhaps bring melody to your way:
"I've been through the desert on a horse with no name. It felt good to be out of the rain. In the desert you can remember your name 'cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain. … After 9 days in the desert sun I let the horse run free, 'cause the desert had turned to sea. There were plants and birds and rocks and things. There was sand and hills and rings. The ocean is a desert with its life underground and a perfect disguise above. Under the cities lies a heart made of ground. The heat is hot and the ground is dry but the air is full of sound..." - excerpt from the song 'A Horse with No Name' by America. Written by Dewey Bunnell, published by Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.
The Sound of Solstice
Today you must LISTEN to the Sun. It sings and rings and sizzles with flaring photons. Today it is intoning a crescendo of meaning for the Highest Light of your path on this Earth. Solar activity illuminates consciousness. The portal that is open today is yours for the asking and can blow you wide open, clearing your solar chakra center in an instant. After you Dance, then BE, open to Quiet, Listen, Touch, Hear, Know.
"The Earth and the Sun have a symbiotic relationship. Solar activity is a catalyst for the evolutionary process. Solar light stimulates change in matter, energy, and consciousness for all beings in our universe. It pushes us into a higher position of knowing and the ability to integrate and use that knowledge for the betterment of all Universes. Evolutionary change is Sun driven and new energy is coming from deep space via the portal of the Sun. The Sun rings like a huge bell; the gases on the Sun rise and sink like water boiling in a kettle. Sound waves are generated by these convection currents becoming trapped within the Sun and setting up a checkerboard pattern of vibrations ringing out celestial melodies like a huge bell." - Gillian MacBeth-Louthan
be prepared and adjust your volume: it's loud!
Today, To Cast No Shadow
The Summer Solstice is a day of uncomplicated light which is actually something many of us are uncomfortable with. It is a day when we can stand tall in the Light, fully illuminated and yet cast no shadow. This is an easing of the Laws of Physics with a powerful benefit to us: in the pure light of awareness, the shadow is simply enfolded into the light. Duality ceases, the ego can be quieted from its divided confusion. The Solstice offers the opportunity to be blinded by the light in the best possible way. For then in the bright reality of Truth, we shall see and we shall be set free. Look and Listen. Stand and bask. It's the Soul-stice and you are on the Earth in the rays of Lighted consciousness, Solar Love.
"Summer Solstice is the most effulgent saturation of sunlight where, in the northernmost latitudes, there is not even night, just a stretch of day without ending. If you stood at the Tropic of Cancer today, you would cast no shadow. To stand with the sun straight overhead, light pouring down through you, soaking and saturating your cells, roaring like a lion through your veins. Would you enjoy being unshadowed for one day? Yes, shadows are part of being an adult and being a human being on Earth. Negotiating them is an aspect of maturity. But shadows can also be exhausting in their complexity. On the Summer Solstice realize this: to stand in the sun is far from the ego of self-righteousness. It is a re-set in selflessness. By all means don't suppress your shadow. Just remember that it's quite possible to let the sticky tentacles of the shadow, its yearning and its incompletion, pull you under. Dylan Thomas writes that "dark is a way and light is a place." Like the sun standing still, Summer Solstice invites you to stand in a place. We need darkness as its own value, mysterious and restorative. It soon will be upon us, sure as the cycle, along with the grey shadows of autumn and their complexities. But on this day of Solar Love there is also restoration in light, to stand and be flooded by it. To let light drench your cells, come pouring through you in the sheer bliss of being." - Laura Marjorie Miller
Indeed, enjoy this moment, for after the Summer Solstice the light decreases each day by about 2.2 minutes, and we begin the countdown to the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year, the day of greatest dark, balancing out all that burned on this stunning day.
Get out into the Sunlight
Like attracts like. YOU are the LIGHT and you are being propelled and compelled to seek the Light, your own Self. The vibration of pure golden white light is that of highest Solar consciousness, the Source of all LIFE in the solar system. Our Sun, burning as a star in the firmament, a fiery being of the vast Universes, breathes its life into everything on Earth. She is the Originator of ALL LIFE on Earth, from each cell in your body, to the food you eat, to the table you eat it on. All comes from her flesh, her essence.
Soon, one day, we will not have to live off of ancient sunlight, her fossils, deep in the earth. We will shift from black gold to golden white energy, Free and Flowing, photons in the air, electrical charge everywhere. All we have to do is tune in! Ponder on this today. Fossils are dead, we are light and light is alive. In. This. Moment. Go into a space where the vibration casts out your fears. You can dance with your fears at any time, and surely you will. But for now let Perfect Light and Love cast out all fear.
"Get out into the sunlight, out where everything is with a vibration that is so dominant that those who annoy you; those who don't agree with you; those who make your life feel uncomfortable don't come into your experience, because your vibration - through your practice - has become so clear, so pure, so clean, so in keeping with what you want, that the world just feels like that." - Abraham (Abraham/Hicks)
Be yourself today. Stand in the Light, the light that you are, and SHINE.
Happy Solstice to all and to all the brightest of days:)