Solstice Reflections Quiet Time
|Written by Marie Guerriero on
6/24/2010Bright Blessings All
As we have just celebrated the Summer Solstice I hope that many of you were able to be with family and friends to share in the good energy of the sabbat. The God at his peak and once again the battle...ensuring us that our wheel ever turns! The planting done, fields green, flowers in bloom and manifestation of new life all around us...gives us time to sit back for a while and savor our work well done. The long hot lazy days invite us to dwell in the outdoors, soaking up the sun and reveling in nature. This is the time to kick back and enjoy....for soon comes the first harvest and there will be work to be done!
At this time in my life I am going thru some major healing. There are also others within this group and elsewhere that are also dealing with healing on many different levels as well. For me it is a trine, as usual! Body, spirit and soul. For many years I have divided my time between family, work and worship. I have been very busy and with the impending wedding of our youngest daughter drawing closer, I set my priority to being 100% well and able to celebrate one of life's most joyous occassions...marriage. My husband and I have worked to provide her to the best we could with what she would have to truly make this a memorable event. That done I began to realize just how much I had neglected my own concerns and how important it is to "take time" to evaluate and prioritze...so I finally made the time for a very important surgery to be done. My doctor had been hesitant to do this as the recovery process is long and we have a time constraint with the wedding...but after an MRI surgery was booked immediately...and now it is done! I am pain free.....and so thankful for the ability to be able to have had this done and now time to heal.
As I am in this due process...so to speak, I have encountered a realm of quiet and contemplative thinking. With little to do, as with a cast from toes to knee caps, I am restricted! I have found the time to truly just be! No work, no errands, no commuting, little contact with the hustle and bustle of the world has brought me to a simpler space. It has also given me a gift. That gift for me is called "appreciation". I have thought long and hard about what really is important in this life. What it takes to achieve inner peace and what my priorities are. Every day brings a new challenge but also a new opportunity. In the sanctuary of my home I have been able to spend the days playing with my dogs and enjoying my beautiful birds. Tony put a bird feeder outside on our tree and as a result many birds come to feed. Bunnies, squirrels, chipmonks and other furry creatures dwell close to our home. My morning snack time is spent in the front window watching it all. It is amazing...I don't think I have had this sense of wonder since I was a child. Watching the trees from my windows and observing the weather...listening to the children in the adjacent playground enjoying a summer's day and really paying attention to "life" in all it's forms and realms! These simple every day magickal processes of nature have lifted my spirits and filled my soul. No amount of material goods could out weigh what I have learned to savor during this time. I have been able to go "within" and to nuture my inner child and therefore heal myself.
For those of you who too may be in this healing process...I wish you speedy recovery. I wish you peace and serenity..joy and happiness....
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