Good morning! Welcome to the DKos Sangha weekly open thread.
This is an open thread for members of the DKos Sangha and others who are interested in discussions concerning how we integrate our progressive political activism into our spiritual practice. If you have observations about the political discourse of the week, or about practice, or about anything else related to walking a spiritual path through the political world, if you wish to share, or if you seek support, or if you simply want to say hello, please do; this space is for you.
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The summer solstice, followed by a full moon.
We are part and parcel of the natural world, this earth, this universe. Its rhythms are our rhythms. To the degree that we open ourselves to this earth, we become attuned to and flow naturally with her. When we are closed off from the natural world, when our lives have unfolded such that we are constantly involved in work and other activities that leave us disconnected from this earth, then we lose a fundamental part of who we are as human beings, and our physical, mental, and spiritual well being suffers as a result.
It can be healing to go for a walk in the woods, or to sit on the porch and look up into the night sky. It can be healing to simply sit and breathe, letting go of thought, listening, feeling, deeply experiencing this present moment, simply being your true self, not other than this earth and this universe.
The summer solstice is an important day, a turning point, in the cycle of this earth and in the cycle of our bodies. The days will begin to grow shorter, the place where the sun sets on the horizon will begin moving south, its high point at noon a little lower each day. Similarly, the full moon is the zenith of the lunar cycle. To have the high point of these two cycles as close as they are now is auspicious; it is an opportunity to feel into and align one's self with the universe.
Everything in this universe is energy; it is one vast energy field, a sea of vibration. We are not separate from, not other than, this field. The sun, the moon, the earth, this body, this mind, this heart, all a part of the same field. The vibrations, the cycles, the movement, the dance, the seasons, day and night, heat and cold, growth and decay, all of these rhythms are a part of who we are. When we are aware of them, when we flow in harmony with them, our experience, our lives, are healthier.
Go for a walk, or sit on the porch. Breathe. Feel deeply, within and out into the world around you. Touch the earth. And simply be.
Enjoy your day,