We are all familiar with the wonder created when heavenly bodies align in unexpected, and perhaps synchronistic, ways. This coming Monday, June 20, is such an event. The full moon is around 4 AM, so moonrise both Sunday and Monday should be spectacular. Summer begins around 3:30 PM as the Earth spins through the solstice, a time oft celebrated as Midsummer—the longest day of the year.
When we honor the cycles of nature, we ground our lives into the rhythms of the Earth. We join in the energy of centuries of celebrations, rites and rituals that humans have created to strengthen the bonds among the many species and energetic forces with which we share our planetary home.
Many different spiritual traditions have included ceremonies tocelebrate the Turning of the Wheel of the seasons. These include ancient earth-based religions, Native American customs, communing with nature spirits such as devas and fairies, and celebrating with off-planetary and other-dimensional energies.
The Folly at The Manse was created and dedicated to honor and acknowledge all beings. It is currently manifesting as Stumphenge, a circle of stumps and stones (and comfy chairs!), and will be decorated in the glorious beauty of summer for our upcoming Midsummer FullMoon Circle. It promises to be an evening of gentle breezes, gentle people and gentle fun.
Everyone is welcome to attend our Circles. They are times of joy and magic, when both outer and inner senses are keenly attuned to the gifts of nature and Spirit.
See you at The Manse!
Namaste, Rev. Carla