But most of society has forgotten this truth. We have become very disconnected from our cyclical natures and thereby the cyclical natures of the Earth.
This is the reason Earth-Based Spirituality is at the centre of my offering, The Mystery School. Earth-based Spirituality connects us to the elements and reminds us to honour all forms of life and as a result, recognize the cyclicatity throughout the natural world and within ourselves.
Today, June 21, we celebrate Solstice, Summer Solstice in the North and Winter Solstice in the South.
Summer Solstice or Litha is connected to the Fire Element and it is a time where we celebrate virility, growth, and success. The energies we can tap into are growth, healing, and love. This is the longest day of the year and the Sun God, Helios, is at the peak of his virility and the Sun Goddess is with child: crops are growing heartily and the Earth is fertile and happy, which translates to internal happiness and warmth. It is creation and creativity; it is a time of ease, pleasure, and play.
Winter Solstice or Yule is connected to the Earth Element and is a time where we celebrate the coming of the Sun; it is the beginning of longer days and more sunshine. The energies that you might choose to work with during this time is reflection, rebirth, transformation and creativity. This is the longest night of the year and celebrates the sun that is yet to come - although it has not yet arrived, we anticipate its coming and are able to go inward to reflect and project that emerging vision. It is a time of hope within the fertile darkness.