This is the word of the day
like making a sauce
but also: letting go of what is no longer yes.
Today is solstice, and solstice is my time for questions,
reflecting my own light
Eliminated meets illuminated
What needs to be Eliminated and what needs to be Illuminated?
Elimination can be such a beautiful letting-go,
striking and radiant in its clarity and decisiveness,
I never realized this until
the word itself was illuminated through this question,
asked with love.
Elimination asks us to see
the power of subtraction
solving through releasing-removing-erasing-undoing
celebrating negative space
receiving through letting go
and clearing the path to clear the path…
What needs to be illuminated?
Patterns and process
space and spaciousness
openings and apertures
contrast and shadow.
Calling in the light,
calling in lightness,
calling in perspective,
calling in clarity,
and — always always always — calling in boundaries made of light,
my boundaries are light and laser beams.
What needs to be eliminated?
Everything that does not resonate and reverberate a yes for me,
everything that is disharmonious, incongruent, unsupportive,
everything that keeps me from myself.
Into the light / add more light
Calling in light,
echoing and reverberating light.
Wishes for the new year and the passage through
I learn to praise myself
with great love and great joy,
so much so that I never perceive a lack
I reduce input.
I know what I have,
and I know what I have to do.
Calling in Courage for a year of fighting the good fight,
asking for Clarity, Fierce Determination and Focus, Sanctuary and Freedom,
whatever will help me glow powerfully,
using light to illuminate,
using light to reflect and refract,
using the light to disappear when needed in order to fill up on my light again.
I invoke darkness too
I invoke darkness too in the forms of
Shelter, Mystery, Quiet, Protection, Rest, Contrast
under the stars
immersing in water
not afraid of the void,
the void is where the stars are born
and where the stars are named.
Where do I want to be next solstice?
This is a stone I am borrowing from a wise friend,
I know she did not mean the question literally
but my answer came in the form of a vision:
under the stars
in the water
in Idaho or Astoria or
some mysterious wonderful place
I have not discovered yet
fully a star
fully a panther
fully at ease with Ease
These are such hard questions in these tough and terrifying times,
painful and scary to even approach introspection
or the wishing of wishes
I mean, hell, at this point my main hope for next solstice
is that we aren’t all in labor camps or worse,
but I am focusing my wishes on qualities of spirit
which are mine anyway,
mine to invoke, reconnect with, remember, feel my way into,
regardless of external factors.
When I do this, I see how I have
picked up on external bleakness,
and forgotten to glow steady in my own light.
And so I am wishing for this return to steady clarity,
and for doors,
surprise miracle doors.
Last year at this time the arborist said,
let time do the talking, we do the listening.
Last year the arborist said
may another way come to you as rain in its season;
where no door seems right may a hidden sliding door between them appear.
And now the arborist has disappeared
but that does not invalidate the wish-magic.
Glow through the opening
This year is going to require some hidden sliding doors,
some options that we cannot see yet,
new paths around and through,
as we commit to resistance,
underground and above-ground,
powerfully glowing our light,
making shelter when shelter is needed,
and showing up with our fiercely channeled intensity
to do what needs to be done.
Anything else about this?
A prayer that doesn’t have words,
something about stones of light,
a map of stars,
remembering to breathe,
trust and love,
courage courage courage,
breath breath breath,
change your place change your luck,
this moment is new
I am here
This space is for gathering — you are welcome to join me in this ritual, to skip stones or wish wishes, to share as much or as little as you wish, to leave pebbles and stones or take breaths, to share this time of passage through.
And another invitation…
New in the gift shop:
we have just put some lovely things up for sale
in case you would like more magic and self-fluency in your life! <3