I’m back in Nashville after a week in Glastonbury, England also known as Avalon. I was on a Sacred Pilgrimage with 20 amazing women from around the world. It was a beautiful time of honoring the essence of the feminine, communing with nature, and connecting with like-minded people.
While there, I was reminded of the importance of ceremony and ritual.. I was also reminded of what a gift it is to do deep, personal soul work within the limitless confines of community.
During our days there, we set aside time to do personal inquiry and listen to the whispers of our souls. We focused on two simple but powerful questions:
1. What is FALLING away? In other words, what is no longer working in my life or contributing to my evolution as a fully alive human being?
2. Even more, what is RISING in me? Or, what is wanting to awaken and be given voice thru me?
Good news – this time of year is actually a perfect time to ask yourself these questions: What is falling way? What is rising in me? What wants to come forth now more than ever? What is the Universe, God and your soul asking for you to release or step into?
The reason this time of year is set up for these questions is that we’ve just entered into Summer Solstice. (June 20th- 23rd. )
Summer Solstice is the space of time that marks the longest day of the year and shortest night of the year. Solstice means “the point at which the sun seems to stand still”.
It is an auspicious time to celebrate self-expression and things you want to manifest in your life. It is a time to celebrate abundance since the sun is at its peak of creative energy yield.
In ancient times this space was celebrated with festivals and ceremonies near megaliths or monuments like standing stones and stone circles; these ceremonies always happened at either sunrise or sunset. Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Eve was also inspired by this time of the year.
So while most modern day people associate it with the first day of pool parties, BBQ’s and summer break, I encourage you to become more conscious and connected to the deeper wisdom of this fundamental time. Use this energy to do some personal exploration and celebrate what is rising in you.
There is an intimate connection between the seen and the unseen and observing these seasons helps us establish harmony between the human world, natural world, and the divine.
Part of what is rising in me is to attune myself deeper to these rhythms and cycles of the earth. And to begin to hold more ceremonies and rituals to honor and remember this ancient wisdom.
What about you… What is RISING in you??
Light and Love! xo