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Solstice Awakenings

The Summer Solstice seems a paradox in the Northern Hemisphere as we are just beginning the summer months and in celebrating the longest day, we know from this point it begins to shorten. Just when we are beginning to get outdoors and enjoy the daylight in connection with the warmer weather too.

Summer Solstice Labyrinth at Thomas Fogarty Winery in California

Summer Solstice Labyrinth at Thomas Fogarty Winery in California

The sun is at its highest point in the sky and all summer long it will get closer to us illuminating the pathways of the Earth and quite possibly shining a light on some things we didn’t see while in the dark and indoors. The Thomas Fogarty Vineyards in Woodside, CA celebrated the aspect of the sun standing still with a summer solstice tasting. They not only constructed a labyrinth, but one of unique design to host a walk and bring focus to the growing season. It is considered midsummer because it is half way between the planting and harvesting.

When considering the aspect of time, this is a significant day to reflect upon. May your solstice release the unwanted, receive the desired and reflect upon the time between

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Welcome June

Time moves on the labyirnthWith the entry of the sixth month of the year we become more aware that the year will be half over by the end of this month. In June we welcome the summer solstice as a seasonal marker and for those in the north, the estival season, which reminds us of the times of celebration and the many festivals that occur in the warmer weather of the northern hemisphere. My friend in Australia reminds me that for him the weather has begun its shift to the hibernal season, where a drawing in occurs in the southern hemisphere.

This brings our attention to the awareness of time. Its passing, present moments and what lies ahead. It is that focus that the month is focused on and as when we stop to measure our daily dose of 86,400 seconds we can be reminded that time moves. May we relish the movements and the bounty of it this month and may it grant us the wisdom of appreciating it for its continuation.

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