Updated: Jun 23
On Sunday we celebrated Beltane, the halfway point between spring equinox and summer solstice, here in the northern hemisphere. It's a celebration of all that is possible and that beautiful growing light of spring.
I invite you into the Sacred Circle to join me in shedding whatever you need to shed so that you can grow into the bloom of who you are.
Go Green: Growth and the Heart Chakra
In this time between spring equinox and summer solstice, the world is greening up and life is exploding around us. Each day it seems there is something new, blooming, leafing out, opening. On Sunday, I sat on the wet green grass in a field soon to be filled with daylilies. So much green. So much possibility.
Bring your attention to the green around you. It could be the grass or the leaves on the trees or the plant on your window sill. Tune in to the green.
Green is the color of the heart chakra. Take a minute to breathe in and out through your heart. Breathe in spring, fertility, this place of possibility. Breathe up the green from the earth. Inhale it through your whole body, like you're a tree with its rising sap. Feel that energy rising, rushing up through your body.
This time between spring equinox and summer solstice is a time of growing light. Take time to soak in the sunlight. Feel that eastern sun meld the cold from your bones. Lift the curtains up if there's any darkness and let the sun come into yourself. Let the sun clear your energy body.
Enjoy the light, the beautiful sunlight coming down to remind us who we are.
Step into Ceremony
Listen for the voices of the sacred inside you. The more digital we become the more ceremony we need. Step into the ceremony of breathing. It's the easiest doorway to freedom there is. In this week’s Sacred Sunday Meditation, I walk you through two kinds of breaths, two different doorways.
Box breath allows us to reset our nervous system to come into the parasympathetic. It allows us to become the observer or the sacred witness to your own being. We breathe in for a count of four, hold for a count of four, release for a count of four, hold empty for a count of four. Scan your body before you breathe. Scan it again after. What has changed?
On Beltane, people light bonfires, so we engage in breath of fire to light our own inner bonfire. With breath of fire, we invite the rising energy of the earth into your body. Can you feel yourself connect to that warmth? Can you feel yourself connect to the light to celebrate the moment of light between equinox and solstice?
Try the meditation. See what happens when you engage in the ceremony of breath, and if you could use more ceremony in your life, join me on Thursdays for Sacred Circle.
David Whyte says, “Your great mistake is to act the drama / as if you were alone.” One of many beauties of Sacred Circle is that we come together for the magic. We connect to ourselves and community.
Choose connection. Choose consistent sacred space for yourself. No matter what is happening in the world around you, you can rein the chaos into calm, the anxiety into joy, and the fear into love.