It’s been a somewhat cool and mysteriously overcast solstice for those of us in SouthCentral Alaska. I look out my window to grey skies and greenery as I write this, thinking that once again, “the weather is a good metaphor for life right now.”
- My journal is an ongoing search for clarity, a daily repetition of the mantra “What am I doing with my life?” and gratitude when it comes, puzzle piece by puzzle piece.
- My consulting job greets me with the same themes of resilience and adaptation in times of change, asking “What do we do, when the world we have known is shifting and breaking down around us?”
- The news, the internet, the television and radio are a jumble and a blur of ideas and emotions. I cringe a little, and ask “Where is the truth in all this?”
Yet, I know that although obscured by clouds, the fire of the longest day of sun burns fresh light into our Earthly world just as brightly as it does in the clear blue sky that lies on the other side of those clouds. In airplanes, I’ve flown above the clouds and greeted the sun, still shining, still rising and setting on the horizon (another illusion borne of perspective more than reality).
So, I trust that in stillness and in due time, my path will reveal itself (Kriya to Become Crystal Clear | video). I trust that with open ears and open minds, we will find our solutions and seize this golden opportunity of disruption to create the future we want for the generations to come (Kriya for Beaming and Creating the Future | video). And I trust that in choosing to accept and align with our own truths (Kundalini Meditation for Self Love), we will find the truth that snakes through the media and filter out the noise.
Most of all, dear yogis and friends, I trust that we – you and I – will shine the light of our truth, our creativity, and our warm compassion (Kriya to Open the Heart Center) like that dear, reliable sun in the sky, just as brightly, no matter the clouds or pollution that hang in the air around us, knowing that sooner or later, a strong wind will blow the confusion aside.
Sat nam and warm wishes,
From Hari Atma Kaur Khalsa, on solstice:
The Solstice occurs twice each year (around June 21 and December 22) as the Sun reaches its most northerly or southerly excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. The seasons of the year are directly connected to both the solstices and the equinoxes.
The term solstice can also be used in a broader sense, as the day when this occurs. The day of the solstice has either the most sunlight of the year (summer solstice) or the least sunlight of the year (winter solstice) for any place other than the equator.
Since the earth is changing, it is well for each individual to change along with the Sun/earth energy to be more in sync with the universe Kundalini Yoga includes all 22 different types of yoga that were originally taught in ancient times. Kundalini Yoga gives our nervous and glandular system the impetus to go through life’s challenges. It is much more than stretching our muscles (which is important) but stretching our mind and consciousness.