google-site-verification: googleae9556121f128741.html Healing Meditations: June 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Solstice June 2014

The Summer Solstice occurs on Saturday June 21st at 4:51am MST.  At the Solstice, the sun is at its zenith.  The hours of sunlight are at their longest and shadows are at their shortest.

Summer Solstice is time to celebrate the strength and energy of the sun, light, fire and creativity. It is time of Spirit rising within!

 Some ways to celebrate are:

  • Arise before the sun rises and facing east, wait, meditate and as the sun rises draw that light into your body by breathing it in. Appreciate the abundance of your life.Once you feel the fullness of your life at is begin to dream, visualizing your dreams, hopes and desires. Any dreams visualized now will be driven by light and fire.
  • Fire Ceremony: Build a small fire in a safe  place. The fire is mirroring and helping the energy, light and fire of the Sun!  Dance and drum. Celebrate life at its fullest!
  • Burn and use essential Oils: Sun oils are Orange, Basil, Ginger, Frankincense, Rosemary

From a 5 Element point of view the Solstice is the middle of Summer. It is the time of utmost Yang energy. Yang energy embodies the attributes of daylight, Spirit, male, heat,outside of the body, and the Sun. Yin is cool, nighttime.  feminine, Earth,Soul., inside the body, and empty- ready to receive/  Yang is always becoming yin and yin is always becoming yin. We see this in the cycles of day and night. Daytime is always moving toward nighttime and nighttime is always moving toward daytime.

So when the Sun is at its utmost Yang it has the feeling of completion, fullness and stillness.  It is a  time to pause and feel the abundance of the earth and all that you have received. The word Solstice is the combination of 2 Latin words Sol and Stice which means Sun Stopping. From a 5 Elelment theory the sun never stops. But it does reach a sort of resting point where it begins to move toward Yin and darkness or Winter.

So take some time to celebrate this time of completion and power!

In Spirit,
Sue Schmidt CMT, C.Ht

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Full "Honey" Moon June 13 2014

The full moon occurs at tonight at 11:11 MST.!!
This moon is often called the "Honey" moon. Its been traditional in many western cultures, dating  from the 1500's, to get married in June Hence, the term Honeymoon. The full moon near the Solstice  represents the culmination and fullness of a relationship. Happiness, fulfillment and completion.

Just as the sun is now traveling it highest arc in the sky the moon is rising the closest to the earth. The Earth's atmosphere bends the moon's light rays and this bending causes a drop in frequency of the light wave causing the moon to appear amber or honey in color. It is a color of warmth, good feeling and satisfaction.

This moon falls under the sign of Sagittarius encouraging us to expand our visions. We can see through many levels or reality on this full moon. And this perceptive viewpoint can allow us to consider new and surprising opportunities.

Some American Indian names for this full Moon are:

Green Corn Moon--Cherokee
Leaf Moon--Comanche
Moon of Planting--Hopi

Honey Moon Meditation: Go outside tonight and watch the moon rise at the horizon! Breathe into your belly and solar plexus and draw feelings of completion, fulfillment and happiness into your body. Absorb the warm amber color. Feel a pause, a temporary break in onward energy. Just appreciate yourself and everything exactly as it is.

Happy Honey Moon!

Sue Schmidt CMT, C.Ht