Summer Solstice: Culmination of Light of the Year explores the manifestation time of year when everything in the natural world comes to fruition. What have you manifested? What are you missing?
What is the Summer Solstice?
Summer is a time of expansion, relaxation, and playfulness. With the warmth of the sun, everything in the natural world comes to fruition.
On June 21st every year, the Summer Solstice brings the yearly sun cycle to its culmination. Since this is the longest daylight time of the year, it is truly a celebration of light.
The long days of summer seem to expand our perception of time. It is the time of the year – when the days are longest and the nights are shortest in the Northern hemisphere – which promotes your awakened state and gives you more time to do what you want to do.
This time of year is about heat, fire, and light, all characteristics of summer.
What is St. John the Baptist Day?
Shortly after the Summer Solstice each year, on June 24th, St John the Baptist Day is celebrated in the Christian tradition. This day commemorates the nativity of the cousin of Jesus, as well as commemorating the longest day of the year in ancient Paganism.
Saint Jean Baptiste Day is celebrated in France and by French Canadians with parades, concerts, and fireworks. It was customary to light bonfires at night and jump over the flames for good luck.
On a more esoteric note, this is a day to connect with the fire element as a symbol of clarity and enlightenment. For this reason, this is a very auspicious day for energy work and kundalini activation.
What does this time of year teach us?
The Summer Solstice is a time for you to acknowledge what has come to fruition in your life. It is about becoming aware of what you manifested on your path, the fruits of your actions.
You can review what has happened to you to understand your own growth process, what is right for you, what works and what doesn’t. This enables you to acknowledge your spiritual progress and learn from your past mistakes.
Use this enlightening time, literally this time full of light, to reflect on the past 6 months of your life. Look at the fruits of your actions, the results of your decisions from the previous Winter solstice. What was done well, and what would you do differently?
From an esoteric perspective, the summer solstice (like a full moon) is a moment in which time seems to stop. This gives you the opportunity to connect with the spark of the divine within you, the part of yourself that is beyond the laws of physics and immortal.
2022 and the new moon
If you’re reading this around the 2022 Summer Solstice, the week begins near the lightest phase of the sun and ends near the darkest phase of the moon, heading towards the new moon on June 28th. The waning moon draws your energy inward, helping you close projects that are coming to an end, and finish a phase or a chapter in your life.
The tremendous activation of your light is for you to learn to be more open, which is not an easy thing to do. It is often out of our comfort zone to receive more love, blessings, or rewards. Or we have a picture in our minds of what that love or those blessings and rewards should look like – an idealized version perhaps – which we cling to so strongly that we blind ourselves to the love, blessings and rewards that do come our way. We can’t see the little gestures and serendipities that show up on the periphery of our lives if blindness makes us inattentive. Fortunately, there are many spiritual practices you can do to reopen the gates of your heart. For example, you can practice gazing at a mandala.
How mandalas help open the gates of infinite light and blessings
Mandala literally means circle. A mandala is a beautiful sacred geometrical design, often of a circular shape, embedded with meaningful symbology. Mandalas are powerful tools of meditation which calm the mind, reduce stress, and enhance focus and creativity.
By gazing upon the special geometrical structure of each of your chakras, you can become more familiar with your energy centers and better perceive their subtle reality.
Focusing on mandalas is about leading your mind to its higher aspect where it completely closes the door on the external world and merges into supreme consciousness. Mandalas are the maps of your chakras, giving you an opportunity to have a direct perception of truth, a direct perception of spiritual realities.
Each mandala is a doorway to supreme consciousness. This is about re-establishing your connection with the Divine and the universe using the natural sacred geometry found at each chakra.
Experience this for yourself
To help you open the gates of infinite light and blessings, you can celebrate this culmination of light for yourself with an ancient spiritual practice involving beautiful mandala meditation tools. You can experience this live on June 25th, 2022 and ITH members can access the recording anytime at the Inner Treasure Hunt website.
In this meditation, you will work with the vibrations of the seed syllables, or bijas, while exploring the mandalas of the chakras, the flower-like designs described by the yogis and seers of India. Your body, mind and spirit will thank you.
Attend the June 25, 2022 New Moon Meditation or if you can’t attend, watch the recording at the ITH Meditation Archive.
Learn more about the Summer Solstice at Wikipedia.
Learn about more midsummer festivals like Saint Jean Baptiste Day at Wikipedia.
Learn more about natural healing and wellness at Wellness vs Mainstream Medicine, Lucid Dreaming Techniques from the Ancients, Powers of the Moon Series, 5 Ways You Can Build Resilience, and Journaling Benefits.
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