How did You Welcome the Summer Solstice?

Little, Big and I were invited to an amazing summer solstice celebration with a group called, In Sacred Balance. A real mitzvah (joyful event), this was! The Mrs., she was invited too, but, becoming quite the macher (big deal), she was off on a photo shoot!  (You can find her at willowandsage1 on IG – follow her!)

It was a gorgeous day to celebrate the sun!
It was a gorgeous day to celebrate the sun and all of its glorious energy – the most powerful day of the year!
These pigments are made from all natural materials from the earth. The boats are from tree bark.
These pigments are made from all natural materials from the earth. The boats are from the tree bark
An alter created to honor all those lives lost in Orlando at Pulse.
An alter was built to honor all those lives tragically lost in Orlando at the Pulse nightclub – A brokkeh (blessing) for all
Part of the alter
more of the alter
Boat making is serious business
Boat making is serious business – these boats made of bark will contain our blessings
My handmade boat with two flowers
My handmade boat with two flowers
Place 1 of your 2 flowers in a community boat, and set what you need to free
Place the first of your two flowers in the community boat, and send your hardships, feelings, anger, anything at all that you need to let go – the second flower is for our personal boat, and holds our blessings, bringing luck and love to those who find them
We then made our way over to the creek to release our boats
We all made our way over to the creek to release our boats, with the community boat guiding the path
An image of our boats as they sailed downstream
An image of our boats as they sailed downstream
Healing time. As a culture, we all need this
Healing time – something we all need so desperately
It starts with one - Healing hands begin in the tunnel over the creek
It starts with one – healing hands begin in the tunnel over the creek
And then we all join in
And then we all join in, as many times as needed
We put our healing energy from the strongest parts of the sun, into healing our planet
We put our healing energy from the strongest parts of the sun, into healing our planet
Our fearless keeper of the Sun
Our fearless keeper of the Sun – a haimisheh (down-to-earth) mensch (good person), our friend, L.
And little R., who soaked it all in
And little R., who soaked it all in
After the healing, we all walked up the creek and had a nice nosh (we ate) together
After the healing, we all walked back up the creek and had a nice nosh (we ate) together – a feast!
Little R., wearing the events of the day and blowing bubbles
Little R., wearing the events of the day and blowing bubbles

For us, it was the longest day. In other parts of the world, it was the shortest day. For me and my kinder (little girls) it was a beautiful, spiritual, healing day with friends, old and new.

Thank you Sun! Thank you L. Thank you In Sacred Balance!

 

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36 thoughts on “How did You Welcome the Summer Solstice?

  1. this is so inspirational and just a joy to see all these images of happiness and light. We are having Winter here in Australia, I love this so glad I got to read this post #FabFriday

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      1. Thank you so much for sharing this with my #mg link up, I loved this post the first time I read it and I am still loving it. Thank you for sending light my way too xx

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  2. Wow! What a great community and what a great way to celebrate the summer solstice! I love the love boats and the handmade ink and hand prints. These are awesome! Wish I could take my children there to celebrate with you too! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories with us on #FabFridayPost Xx

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  3. How truly beautiful your celebration looks! This year here things didn’t go as usual, our usual Midsummer crew are off at a wedding for one of the members so it was a much quieter celebration. In the end a warm storm rolled in in the evening and we had an exciting thunder and lightening storm to watch and marvel at. Hope you are having an amazing start to your summer!

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  4. I have never heard of this celebration but I love the sound of it. It is so interesting and very meaningful. As humans, we need to let ourselves heal. I’m going to find out more about this. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

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  5. Oh my gosh I love this so much! I feel like you have told a beautiful story with your photos. I love the alter and the boats, what an amazing event, I’m so glad you shared with us. Thank you for the inspiration and linking up with#StayClassyMama!

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