For an observer on the North Pole, the sun reaches the highest position in the sky once a year in June. The day it happens is called the June solstice day. The sun’s westerly motion never ceases as the Earth is continually in rotation. However, the sun’s motion in declination comes to a stop at the moment of solstice. In that sense, solstice means “sun-standing”. The message today is a continuation in listening to the “soul-standing”. What do I mean by this? Who and what we are develops in those quiet moments of listening – those times when we stop and listen to the lessons of our lives, the time we’ve spent in quiet listening and connection with the Universe and the Inner Being. These are the growth moments of our personal solstice.
Take time today to slow down and feed the soul by “listening to the quiescence” to bring together all of the survival experiences of your life. Be here now. Slow down. No words need be spoken. Be with your personal solstice – simply ‘be’ in the moment. Listen in quiescence. Retreat into this quiet place and into this space where you have been waiting to be heard. For to live life without listening to yourself is to really miss knowing the most interesting person on this planet – you. Take your personal solstice today to represent a “coming of age” and having a life of no regrets.
Carol McCall, Ph. D.