Tag Archive | Mother Nature

Summer Solstice Joy Within a Women’s Circle

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I am fortunate to host 3 Women’s Circles throughout the month.  We gather to share friendships, wisdom, vulnerability, stories, healing energy, faith and Love.  We are incredible, strong, nurturing women, weaving our stories together … and realizing Spirit/God … the Thread of Life … makes us One.

Summer Solstice happened to land on this particular Friday Morning Circle!  I love the healing energy meditation with drumming can be, and and so I invited everyone to bring their drums and we would use them to welcome in Summer Solstice.  (I had gifted my drum to a dear friend a while back, and while I’m waiting for ‘just the right one to cross my path’, Soul-Sister, Cynthia, shares one of hers with me.)  This particular Circle, happens to be women who do a variety Energy Healing modalities.  We spend focused time in meditation along with healing work for each other, in addition to friends who have requested healing energy … and our planet … environment … political world … it’s an incredible group of women!

Summer Solstice welcomes in a new season.   One of patience.  We’ve thawed, gotten rid of old stuff and planted seeds.  Seeds of hope, strength, kindness, wisdom, self-love.  It takes patience for seeds to grow.  They/we need to be nurtured with love, sun, water, moon-light (sleep) … and the gift of time.  Through the summer we WILL grow.  Life will provide all kinds of adventures and lessons.  We will grow more into who we are.  It’s easier to play when daylight stretches and warmth encourages us to be outside and enjoy nature … We get stronger.  We feel stronger.  We breathe deeper.  We see Life around us.  We, ourselves are a part of Life in this summer season.  Body. Mind. Spirit.  Let’s enjoy this ebb and flow of summer … with patience and growth.

And so …

We drummed.   

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Welcoming Summer Solstice. 

We felt the heart beat and the faithfulness of this beautiful summer season … wrapped in our Circle of Love.

Pure joy!

Thank you for joining me on the journey.  Please like and share!

Blessings and Love,

Namaste

Debbie

The Sparkles of Autumn …

I’m listening to the wind as it blows around and through the branches of trees. The painted autumn leaves cling or float their last whirling frolic to the ground.

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I hike through heaps of them, shuffling and twirling with my own kind of jig.  The smells of earth and the glimmer of sunlight fills me up with a contentment I’ll package carefully in my mind and heart.  A gift to easily unwrap when I need a re-charge.

The lakes still shimmer, lapping gently or rocking at the shore, undaunted with the up-coming ritual of freezing and becoming  hard and strong enough to hold up tiny villages through the winter.  How amazing is that?

I notice, too, daylight is dimming. I will miss the early sunrise and late sunset.   There’s something special being up early – at the crack of dawn – to welcome the gift of the day.  So, now it’s embracing s-l-o-w-i-n-g down and acknowledging the pause Mother Nature provides for herself, is also a good thing for me.  She does it better than I do, but I continue to try to learn from the example she gives me.

Autumn is a miracle presenting weeks and weeks of sparkle.  Every year it bestows a wonderment that is best experienced than described.  It’s the little things … one tiny leaf … and another … and another … creation and beauty combined … we just have to open our eyes, our ears, smell the scents and our Spirit beams in recognition.  A miracle, indeed.

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Photo’s taken by me at the Northland Arboretum.