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Summer Solstice Celebration

flower with beeCelebrating the Beauty & Generosity of Life

June 21st. 6:30 - 10:00

The Living Centre invites you to join us in celebrating this magical time of year - the beginning of Summer and the longest day of light!

Winter brought the dreaming time. The Spring brought the seeding of our dreams - and gardens.  Summer is the time of great fertility and renewal. A time to celebrate the emergence of what has been seeded in the company of friends and kindred spirits. 

Join us in creating a ritual space together that honors, celebrates and gives thanks to the generosity of Earth and our deep interconnection with 'all our relations'. Set your intentions for this new cycle, honor the forces that give Life, and share in  community and comaraderie.

Time:

6:30pm to 10pm. VEGAN POTLUCK (please bring your own blanket, cushion, dish, cutlery & mug)

The Evening Includes:

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  1. Welcome & Opening Ceremony in the Sacred Reciprocity Garden
  2. Honoring the Forces that give Life - Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Ether
  3. Dance & Sing
  4. Peace the 21st Meditation
  5. Reflection & Setting Your Intention
  6. Fire Ceremony (weather permitting)
  7. Community Potluck Dinner

Please bring drums or instruments, songs & poems to be shared while enjoying the summer night and bonfire 

Donation - $15 - $20

PLEASE RSVP - THANKS

More About the Summer Solstice

Dreams

It is said that whatever is dreamed this night will  to pass—certainly Shakespeare acknowledged the magic of this time in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

With the warmth of the season caressing the land, the celebration of the Summer Solstice brings forth a truly joyous recognition that we can now enjoy the fruits of our labors in the past season. It is not surprising that this same spirit of pleasure and fun had carried over into our modern-day recognition of this, the longest day of the year.

Falling on or about June 21st. the Summer Solstice is a time of light and of fire. It is a time to reflect upon the growth of the season: the seeds that were planted in the earth and the seeds planted in our souls. It is a time of cleansing and renewal. It is a time of love and growth as well.

The First Harvest
This is the time of the first harvest, which usually consisted of the herbs planted during the Spring Equinox. Used for food, medicines and ritual, these gifts of the land clearly denote the importance of the harvest and the cycle of growth to the body, mind and soul. This is the time the magic and blessings of the fire flies come out in the evenings and blessed the land. According to some native traditions it is only after the blessing of the fire flies is the harvest to begin. 

 
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