by Mama Donna Henes
Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. How long is that? The only way to really understand how long it is, is to experience it. Get up with the sun and stay in its presence until it sets.
SOLSTICE SUNRISE: 5:08AM Eastern Daylight Time
SOLSTICE SUNSET: 8:25PM Eastern Daylight Time
Do what the sun does: Declare your finest intention at first light and follow it as it rises with the day. Express the fullness of your own inner illumination, your high noon zenith. Shine light and warmth into the evening. Set after a long day with the satisfaction of the glorious lightness of being.
A SIMPLE SOLSTICE CEREMONY:
- Get up at dawn.
- Watch the sun rise.
- Greet it.
- Bless it.
- Put a circular mirror outside in a sunny place.
- Fill a glass container with cold water and several tea bags — black, green or herbal — and place it on top of the mirror.
- Go about your business for the day.
- The mirror reflects the strongest sun of the year.
- The tea steeps in it.
- Watch the sun set.
- Drink the tea.
- Look into the solar-powered mirror.
- Bless your self.
Join us in spirit where ever you are at the exact solstice moment: 7:59PM EDT to shine the light of our love and radiate our best blessings for peace on the planet.
I send you all sizzling soulstice blessings,
Donna Henes is an internationally renown urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker, and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed quarterly journal nd writes a column for UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.
For information about upcoming events and services contact:
Mama Donna’s Tea Garden & Healing Haven
PO Box 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238-0403