After a day of powerful energies filling me like a whirling dervish, the solstice celebration I went to was the perfect way to ground and to centre and to integrate. I connected with beautiful open-hearted people in a community that supports and nourishes me in such a way, that, like a flower, I am able to flourish and grow into more of my magnificence.
In the ceremony we walked a twin labyrinth, carrying in a candle to light in the centre, where there was an altar with a wooden angel and symbols for the masculine and the feminine energies. There were quite a few of us so it took some time and we created a deep stillness full of love and reverence. The trees around us were lit up so I could see the exquisite shapes of the leaves and the branches, the feeling of the earth under my bare feet. As I walked into the centre I let go of insecurity, low self-esteem, judgement of self and others, of anything holding me back. Coming out I welcomed self-love, trust, abundance, love of difference and variety, and I also welcomed my Beloved.
Then the drums led us to the fire to dance on the earth, the beautiful earth that supports us no matter what we do. I once was buried in the earth for 12 hours and as I lay there I twisted and turned and felt like I had to find the perfect position to lie in, I kept judging myself and thinking I had to get it right. Then I noticed a deep chuckling, it was Mother Earth and she said to me, “Lie any way you want, I will always be there to support you!” It was an important realisation for me, knowing that the earth is always there supporting us whether we feel the connection or not.