Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Solstice

This image is from the Birth 2012 movement who believe this solstice will bring a wondrous awakening.  I actually have been too busy to read much about this exciting time but my sister sent me an email from Women's Lodge, a circle of women who meet near Boston, and I'll share their newsletter

Grandmother Spider's Webletter December 11, 2012

This is the time we’ve been waiting for!
 The Mayan and other indigenous prophecies have spoken of this Solstice as the portal to a new age, a time when humans are called to open to a higher vibration of unity with all beings on Mother Earth. At the end of 5,000 years of patriarchy, it is time for the promised return of the Goddess, a radical rebalancing of the divine feminine and the divine masculine.
The Shift Network, inspired by the teachings of Barbara Marx Hubbard, is coordinating events around the globe to celebrate the birth of a Unity consciousness, beginning with aDecember 21 sunrise ceremony with indigenous elders in Australia and continuing throughDecember 22, the Planetary Birth Day. They are asking everyone to participate in “3 Days of Love” by sharing only words and actions of love on December 20, 21 and 22. Details can be found Here in Boston,Birth2012Boston.comis planning community events in Cambridge and Arlington on December 22 to celebrate Birth 2012 as we shift into the emergent Global Culture of Peace.

We invite you to consider how you want to prepare yourself to be a container for this emerging new vibration. On 12/12/12, at 12:00 noon, you might join others around the world in prayer for a new Declaration of Interdependence. The New Moon on 12/13/12 and the remaining days through 12/20/12 are a potent time for reflection on limiting beliefs and behaviors that you need to release. The Solstice darkness invites us into the Dreamtime, where we journey into the worlds beyond words to meet spirit guides and angels. Imagine flying out into the cosmos; go out under the night sky to open to the energy of the stars, especially the Pleiades.

You may want to be under the sky on December 21 at 6:12 a.m. EST for the exact moment of the Earth’s and Sun’s alignment with the center of the galaxy, joining in prayer with people gathered at ceremonial centers around the earth.

On the evening ofDecember 21 at 7:00, we hope you will join your Women’s Lodge sisters for a time of deep stillness in the womb of the Mother as we prepare for the transformation to come. We will send you a separate e-mailing with more details as they become available to us.

Your co-creation team is taking inspiration from the words of Deena Metzger, one of the grandmothers of Women’s Lodge:
What is this date after all? Why the fuss and urgency? The ancient Maya identified a place in the Milky Way that was, for them, the place of birth and death. Individual lives, tribal life and the cosmos were intrinsically connected to it.

And as it happens, the place they identified is the dark hole around which our solar system circles, is the dark hole from which the solar system and so all known life, all our lives emerged.

And as it happens, our very sun, around which we circle, will be, with other planets, in a direct alignment with this dark hole, this place of birth and death, the heart of the universe, at 6:12 ESTa.m. on December 21.The light of the sun aligned with the dark at the center.

Or so it is said.

How will we meet the demand? How will we meet the Heart of the Universe? How will we step out of our involvement and enchantment with the details of our own little lives, the bloody sacrificial altar to which we have been relentlessly bringing the earth, so as to meet this sacred challenge, the great possibility of our collective and community lives?

Everyone who is reading this has been met by spirit and called to some awakening . .  . It seems to me that we are being called to another consciousness, not ours, but that which was connected with the earth in the beginning. A consciousness that would never have developed the ideas and values that have led to the horrors that are afflicting all beings at this time.

Imagine this. The Kogi, the Indigenous, the Animals, the Dead, the Ancestors, the Elementals, Gaia Herself, will be entering our circles, will be literally behind us, invisible but present, insisting that we devote ourselves to meeting this moment. Will we listen, hear, accept their call, instructions and guidance? How shall we be, who shall we become, in their presence?

This is the question we have been given to hold at the alignment with the Heart of the World and the Universe.

So I woke up at 6am so I could be outside to meditate at 6:12am.  It was quiet and moist out; it felt lovely to be part of a huge gathering at a magical time.  Then I came in and got the kids ready for their last day of school before vacation.

Happy Solstice to you!
May light and love fill your life and the lives of all of those around you.

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