Looking over the dour expansive, empty moors of England on a day that was gloomy and overcast, I still felt that frisson of power as I approached the massive and ancient monument of Stonehenge. How amazing it must have been for those early people to gather together during the Solstices and Equinoxes during the year. You can almost feel the weight and mass of those mighty Sarsen Stones and crossbeams as they rise into the Heavens with their prehistoric forces. I could feel the energy moving in a clockwise motion, as I stood in front of this magnificent site. There were few tourists about this day, and I could just close my eyes and imagine the majesty, gravitas and solemnity as those ancients began their incantations, prayers and affirmations. Feeling the rays of the Sun touching their faces as they watched the primordial movement of the Sun appear through the Keystone! I can still recall that magical moment when the vibration crossed in front of me on its endless journey around this hallowed ground. It was a physical sensation with a warmth that seemed to settle around me for a moment as it swept along on its limitless path.
Today there are those folks who still find the time and necessity to acknowledge these days with prayers, incantations and ancient chants — there seems to be a need to rally the forces of hope for their future, as they supplicate before this nascent altar. They beseech those powers that be, for protection, bounty, courage and faith that their future will be full of optimism and reward. It seems that all human beings search for acceptance, kindness, appreciation and love during their stay here on Earth. We all try to find those ways in which we can become part of a whole, belong to a clan, find our family roots. We want to not only survive, but want to thrive in a safe, protected, and bountiful place, where we can raise our children in the light of a loving Divine presence and with an innate love of Nature’s blessings.
Our Summer Solstice begins as the Sun enters the sign Cancer on the 21st at 5:06 AM EST (adjust for DST), and the growing season is coming to fruition. We recognize those things that make our lives meaningful and joyous — Good health, happiness, hope, harmony, also Caring, kindness, compassion, and charity — Family, friends, acquaintances, and like-minded folks, but also the Magic and Wonder of our World, the majesty and immensity of our Galaxy, and the eternal limitlessness of the Universe.
We are in awe of the magnificence that surrounds us every day — we luxuriate in the minutiae of those little things that make life worthwhile. A butterfly, a newborn babe, a snowflake, a tear of atonement. We realize that we are all humans in a wonderland of mystery and enchantment — we are blessed beyond our ability to understand how extraordinary it is that this life of ours can even exist. Divine circumstance, evolution — none of these fully explains how meaningful to us that we have this gift of precious life.
There are those times when it seems we can connect to the infinite, and understand our place on this Earth and in this World — and it is these times when we should contemplate our mystical and tenuous existence. Life isn’t forever — life is short — and we must acknowledge our human deficiencies and our strengths with a fierce acceptance of the limits of our abilities — yet breathe in our holiness, our sanctity, our spirituality and the essence of our infinite existence within the Heavenly astral plane.
Take a few moments on this Summer Solstice to reestablish your connection to your ancestors, forebears and bloodlines — savor the ancient cadence of life, and rejoice that you have been chosen to exist during this challenging time. You are special, you are akin to the most amazing miracle of all — humanity!
Revel in the Divine love that has been bestowed upon you — Peace!