Summer Solstice

 

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The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. During the Summer Solstice the energies of light briefly overcome the energies of darkness and the power of the Sun is at its full force.  It marks the beginning of Summer.  For centuries our planet’s movement around the Sun has been observed and celebrated.  Here we celebrate the completion of the cycle that began at the Winter Solstice.  The Summer Solstice is a doorway of the second half of the year, energizing the paths that lead within.

For some pagans this marks the marriage of the God and Goddess and their union as the force that creates the harvest fruits.  This is seen as a very joyous occasion  because by this time the ground had thawed out, warm temperatures had returned, flowers are blooming and the leaves have returned… signs of abundance can be seen everywhere.  Summer is seen as a time of rapid growth, fruitfulness, and abundant awareness.

But the Summer Solstice also holds a much greater spiritual significance.  The Sun has always been symbolic of the highest divinity.  The Summer Solstice represents our Spirit’s ascension to the Divine, the reunion of Self with the Divinity.  The light of the soul shines its brightest over the darkness of the shadow.sun inthe woods

This is the time of enlightment.  The Summer Solstice is an ideal time for you to let go of your ego and old patterns of suppression and focus on what you desire to bring into your life.  It is a portal opening of energy that overwhelms obstruction, blockages, and ego.  This is a time of strength, accomplishment, and achievement.

Before Christianity, Midsummer was thought to be one of the times in the year where magick was the strongest.  It is considered a good night to perform rituals that could change the future.  Midsummer is a supercharged time physically and emotionally, which makes it ideal for making resolutions to:  kickstart new habits, strengthen human relationships, and let go of negativity.  Now is the time to create daily habits that will be hardwired into lifestyle changes that will keep your spirits afloat as the days become shorter.

fire spellThis is a good time for all types of healing work, for setting intentions and resolutions, for doing affirmations or visualizations, for doing artistic work, for making love and connecting with your partner at a deeper, more spiritual level, and for connecting with the various “kind beings of the universe” — your spiritual helpers, power animals, higher power, and so on. The sun at this time is just moving into the Water sign of Cancer. Cancer is a very psychic, sweet, empathetic and sensitive sign, so you’ll feel these influences come in.  Some evocative and powerful words to think about or concepts to meditate on include: hope, transformation, transfiguration, release, ecstasy, and resolution.

Globally, a wide range of rituals for the Summer Solstice which focus on the themes of fulfillment, enlightment, abundance, sharing, and the joy of living on this beautiful Earth.  Ceremonies are also performed regarding community, career, relationships, Nature communion, and planetary wellness.  Most common Summer Solstice themes tend to revolve around warding off negative spirits, protection, marriage, and fertility.

handfastingAncient cultures around the world have celebrated the Summer Solstice by making bonfires, as Fire represents Summer, the Sun, and heat.  The Sun is the giver of life.  Thus, certain cultures have associated the Summer Solstice with fertility and is believed to be a good time to get married.  Celebrations of feasting, dancing, and singing were held.  Yellow and orange flowers are used in decorations and activities.  You can use the flowers to make a floral wreath, a sun wheel, or a mandala.  St. John’s Wort was often picked and thrown onto the fire.  People usually leapt through bonfires, considered to bring good luck.  The bonfires were also believed to ward off negative spirits.  Protection amulets were made and charged under the Sun on the Summer Solstice to charge and heighten its power.  People would gather to see the Sunrise.

Ironically, while summer is just hitting its stride, the Earth is already turning towards the dark season as the nights begin to lengthen and the days will shorten from this point on, until after the Winter Solstice.

So where as in May we celebrated and honored the mother energy, in June, we celebrate and honor the father energy.  This is seen as the Father Sky or the Yang symbol in the Chinese symbol.  It’s the Active force in life.  It’s characterized as hard, fast, focused, and aggressive.  This energy comes in handy when we need to push through things, shine light on the dark, transform heaviness into lightness.  It’s the go-getter attitude, filling us up with passion, enthusiasm, and motivation to move and do!

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Entities and Energies

Learn more about ghosts and what they really are.

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Everyone should get a smudging done every once in a while.   Getting a smudging done is considered to be kind of  like a “spiritual house cleaning”.  It is advisable to get a clearing done to move any heavy, negative, or stagnant energy, after you have been depressed, experienced grief, anger for some time, sick, had a really bad argument with somebody, or even after you have been aroundsomebody who is angry, depressed, or sick. The energy may get stuck making it unable to move freely or you can even pick up negative(heavy) energy or entities from people, places, surgery, drugs, and even objects.  There are 4 basic kinds of energies or entities which we are familiar with, being  either internal (your own creations) or external (that come from outside of you and have attached themselves to you or even one of your own personal entity).

  1. Personal Entity:  An…

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Entities and Energies

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Everyone should get a smudging done every once in a while.   Getting a smudging done is considered to be kind of  like a “spiritual house cleaning”.  It is advisable to get a clearing done to move any heavy, negative, or stagnant energy, after you have been depressed, experienced grief, anger for some time, sick, had a really bad argument with somebody, or even after you have been around somebody who is angry, depressed, or sick. The energy may get stuck making it unable to move freely or you can even pick up negative(heavy) energy or entities from people, places, surgery, drugs, and even objects.  There are 4 basic kinds of energies or entities which we are familiar with, being  either internal (your own creations) or external (that come from outside of you and have attached themselves to you or even one of your own personal entity).

  1. Personal Entity:  An internal entity that you have created to help you with some specific problem.  You created these around a specific traumatic or emotional event. They are little creations of yours; more like a clone of you, programmed at the age  you were when the casual event occurred.  For example:  If growing up, you as a girl, saw, experienced, or felt that your brothers got more attention or maybe they were able to do what they wanted with less stipulations and repercussions, you would then create a personal entity to make sure you would receive more attention or benefits.  The problem with these, is that their behavior is much like the age that they were created.  So if you created them as an angry 10 year old girl, then they will continue to behave as an angry 10 year old girl, thus being our “behavioral”  issues.  Ever wonder why sometimes you act like a child?  These can not be removed, instead they have to be evolved.
  2. Emotional:  These are external entities that come from large clumps of unexpressed emotions.  They are often a result of mass consciousness’ activities such as war, war crimes, violence, sexual perversion, racial discrimination, famine, fatal epidemic diseases, misconduct, or any kind of large-scale suffering.  These emotions could be anger, rage, grief, or a very specific kind of rage or grief such as grief over the loss of a child.  They could be sexual in nature and can inhabit an area like a beach or motel room where certain kinds of activity commonly occur.  They can migrate from individuals and collect into “group expressions”, and eventually becoming self-aware entities.  And being that like attracts like they tend to gravitate towards people who are carrying the same unexpressed energy that this group is formed around.  They could also affect your pets.
  3. ghost 2Family:  An external entity derived from chunks of family members’ energy that have broken off and have been traded with a broken-off piece of you.  These exchanges tend to occur when quite young and have determined that the other person could do something for you.  This “parts exchange” is generally with someone close to you, such as a sibling, parent, or a close caregiver.  A family entity rushes in to ‘do’ a job for you so you don’t have to struggle with it anymore to do it.
  4. Discarnate:  External entities who were at one time a person.  They are individuals who have died and don’t know it or have chosen to stick around to finish some kind of work.  These we know as ghosts.

If you are housing an external entity or entities, as there could be multiple ones being occupied by you, it is your responsibility to exercise your authority and kick them out.  You may also expel others’ entities that you notice or that are bothering you.  We no longer have to cohabitate with them as you are the only person who should be occupying your body.  Sometimes an external entity may be attached to an internal entity so you must first clear the external entity before you can evolve the internal entity to its most mature form.
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If you wish to know or learn more about this I highly recommend reading “Reweaving the Fabric of your Reality” by Maureen St. Germaine.

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