The Solar Stands Nonetheless
In fact, the heavens and Earth are at all times in movement, continuously in flux, and the solar doesn’t actually stand nonetheless. However, on the prime of its cycle, from the earth’s perspective, the summer time solstice (within the northern hemisphere) is sort of a pendulum that pauses earlier than it turns and goes again within the different path. It may be a time for us to pause, catch our breath, and have fun this Holy-Day. We actually have a lot in widespread with one another on this planet and we are able to work collectively for the betterment of everybody.
We are able to do practices to help the guts and hearth aspect inside our physique. These are notably useful through the hearth aspect time of the 12 months. For instance, whereas we’re nonetheless using the waves of the summer time solstice, we are able to follow the Coronary heart Sound. That is such a easy train, however can rework cruelty, impatience, and hatred into love, pleasure, and compassion. If this follow was all we knew, it will be sufficient.
The center sound is “H-A-A-A.” We are going to inhale, carry the fingers towards the solar, tilt to the correct, opening the guts and exhaling “HAAAA.” After we exhale the guts sound, and let our fingers float again right down to the guts, we breathe in a wonderful crimson coloration. We breathe within the emotions of affection, pleasure, happiness, and permit/think about these feelings develop inside and round our coronary heart. Repeat the guts sound three, six, or 9 instances.
Lastly, we are able to take into consideration the intentions, objectives, and emotions we had on the winter solstice, 2019. These have been the seeds of need we planted in our hearts that at the moment are rising. Like tending a backyard, how can we assist these seeds flourish? The world has modified in surprising methods, however doubtless the underlying emotions and values are nonetheless related. Can we nonetheless assist them flourish earlier than harvest time within the fall?
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