Can I just say that I love my life?! I love where I am in this journey of life. It is so full of such wonderful things and a connection to myself, to my family, to the earth, to the Great Spirit and Creator unlike any I have ever experienced.
Today we celebrated the Summer Solstice for the first time. Though I know all about the longest daylight day of the year (and conversely the shortest daylight day being the Winter Solstice) , I’ve never considered celebrating it or acknowledging it as anything special. But how can I not?
If I say that I have a faith in a Creator Godde, a Godde who set into motion the ebb and flow of life, of time, of seasons, how can I not celebrate this reminder of just that.
So tonight, we gathered outside and built a fire. We brought our food outside and cooked hot dogs over the fire … and yes, though I mostly eat vegetarian, I do enjoy a roasted hot dog occasionally. (Noah never gives in though. He enjoyed vegetarian baked beans) We ended our meal with “delicious hot smo-es” So good.
I asked each person to bring a contribution to our celebration and most of them did. Andrew created a picture of the sun, Noah and Logan each found a poem online that they read, I spoke a blessing over us and our coming days and Chris even gave us some impromptu slam poetry. It was quite fun and special.
The evening ended with quite a rumpus on the trampoline and an attack of the aliens … silly boys. There was the appropriate amount of squealing from the women and commands to smell our feet. LOL! Oh my goodness, I am revealing our crazy family, aren’t I? So much fun!
Somehow, as I am digging my roots deeper in the created world, I am becoming more grounded, more focused, more at peace. When things feel overwhelming, I am learning to breathe, to focus on the ebb and flow and allow what is to just be. All we have is this moment and how we live in it. I pray that my moments are full of grace and peace.