Happy Full Moon & Summer Solstice!
The Native Americans celebrate Summer Solstice as a time of connecting Heaven and Earth. For many cultures the Summer Solstice is related to fertility and harvest. Solstice originates from the Latin roots “sol” and “sistere,” which can be translated as the “stillness of the sun,” for on Solstice, the sun hovers above the Tropic of Cancer before moving southward again. This stillness happens everywhere at the same “time.” How wonderful! Universal stillness!
As we head into the Phoenix time of Summer, may you augment and abide in joy amidst the rising flames of the mundane world. Fuel your inner Phoenix with fire and ashes.
Remember, to keep your dharma eyes focused on your cosmic “farmland,” not the small plot which you may mistakenly think is “yours.” Teacher Miao reminds us that focusing on this small piece of farmland, goes hand in hand with suffering. May you go up the mountain; understand the reality of the small farmland and trade up for…the infinite farmland of the multi-verse! To becoming a joyful, cosmic farmer!
To pursue wealth and fame you need to exert yourself; to pursue love and happiness you need to exert yourself. Only when pursuing Self-realization do you simply need to live in the present moment. If you remain intent on the present moment, the Universe will open up to you. It is up to you to bear your own fruit.
~ Yuan Miao, High Consciousness Painting
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