summer solstice

June 2016 brings us to the halfway moment, the middle, the mid, indeed a season of midsummer nights, 'looking before and after'. So it would seem apt that it is A Midsummer Night's Dream that, for so many of us, captures more than any other of his plays the width and wisdom of all that is Shakespeare.
"A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while flying over western China."
Call a gathering of loved ones together, in person or on the phone. {You can also just gather with yourself, your sacred stones/candles, and the Sun}. Have each person light a candle, representing the Light of the Sun, Joy, and the Light that is always within us.
The holiday is marked with festivals, parades, bonfires and more.
Unlike Stonehenge, which was built along a true east-west axis, Manhattan's street grid is imperfectly aligned with the directions
Observers celebrate the solstice in myriad ways, including festivals, parades, bonfires, feasts and more. As one member of
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
In a few short days, on June 21, the first day of summer 2015 will be here. To get ready for the season, some shopping might be in order. But before you set out and pay full price for a new swimsuit, grill or vacation, you should look for ways to save money this summer.
We may not even have realized it, but half the year has already gone by and still so much to be done. Now, with the coming of June, we can look forward to longer days and more time to do the things we love to do.
The ambiance of the constant sea breeze -- coupled with my newly-learned mountain pose (no hills in Sarasota, let alone mountains
The summer solstice is one of four solar holidays, along with the autumnal equinox, the winter solstice and the vernal equinox
We need months and days when we are faced with the reality of a hardship we might not share or fully understand. A few friends who join forces and give increments of time steadily can bring about meaningful relief in a situation that may provide little chance for it otherwise.
Run a Google search for great quotes about the summer season -- which officially begins tomorrow -- and you'll see exactly how differently (and personally) it affects all of us.
Feeling gratitude is a matter of where you choose to focus your attention and there is much during this time that can make us feel good. Gardens are blooming, weather is generally temperate, birds are singing their hearts out, and there is a feeling of fun and lightness among friends.