What if the sun refused to shine or the moon withheld Her glow?
If I am following Nature’s path my own light I must show.
Summer arrived with Litha (Summer Solstice) and already the Wheel of the Years turns toward shorter days and waning light. The continued movement of Litha energy is symbolized on my altar by a beautiful sunflower in an earthen vessel.
I tend to recoil at analogies that label light as good and dark as evil. I find purpose and strength in each, following the cycles of Nature as a guiding partner through their powerful energies. It is interesting to me that as so many expand their own deeper relationships with both light and dark energies there is still a resistance to openly sharing related personal victories for fear of appearing egotistical, boastful, or even evil. Thank goodness we have arrived at the season where a rightly aligned celebration of accomplishment is exactly what the God and Goddess ordered!
And what is rightly aligned? The sunflower offers a clue.
Through the seasons so far this year I’ve moved from Yule into Litha. I’ve received a spark of inspiration, wrapped it in love, and dreamed about it. At just the right time I stepped into it and took direct action to manifest a change in myself that was a fully blossomed expression of that original spark.
I believe that through consciousness evolution and authentic expression we offer the greatest service to the planet. Celebrating our living accomplishments as we evolve is a way of letting others know they are not along in their spiritual journey. It also creates a beautiful field where we stand together like mature sunflowers, facing the east as each new day dawns.
Beauty is the key and the sunflower reflects that. Filled with sacred geometry and detectable motion beyond just growth, the sunflower has been considered sacred by cultures for thousands of years. And yet, in the simplicity of its face with spiraling center and an array of yellow or orange petals it resembles the sun it follows.
So the question is….do we resemble that which we say we believe in? Are we looking toward that as we grow and move through the seasons? Are we celebrating our efforts to live life on purpose and in alignment with our beliefs? If an aspect of that deeper purpose is what we’ve been working to manifest this year let us celebrate together what we have accomplished. My accomplishment won’t be the same as yours, and what I see in the east will not be the same thing you see. But what will be the same, and what we share is the deeper core.
Each day the Wheel of the Year takes us closer to the next season. Let us celebrate where we are and what we have created that is good and in service to the blessed Mother Earth and the beings who call Her home.
I stand with you in the field as sunflowers! And I celebrate your accomplishment!