Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Solstice

Yesterday, 6/21, is considered the Summer Solstice in the USA; other parts of the world consider 6/23 the Solstice. The Summer Solstice is the time of the year when the Northern Hemisphere of our planet is closest to the sun and is therefore the longest day of the year. It is celebrated as the day of greatest inclination toward the sun.

As individuals, we too, have our moments of greatest inclination to the light. The light is always there, but we are not always inclined towards it. We stumble around, asleep, forgetting that the light is always there for us to turn to. We get pulled down by the weight of the world, forgetting that we are first spiritual beings having an earthly experience. We have what Celeste Frazier described as “holographic experiences” of lack, limitation, poverty and struggle.

None of these experiences lasts, because they are temporal conditions, not states of being, nightmares, not waking reality. We are spiritual beings having a human inclination. The inner spirit is not turned around by circumstances and conditions. The Rabbi Jesus, who in the Course called himself the great example rather than the great exception, knew this. He was able to access the consciousness of oneness, the Christ Consciousness, as we all can, and was able to say, “I am the light of the world.” When we incline to the truth and the light, we know we too, are the light of the world, more than the conditions that surround us.

The ‘resistance’ we experience in this earthly temple is the light seeking to expand Itself through our human existence. When we understand this, allow it, cease resisting the resistance and incline to the light, not only do we feel better, we are fulfilling our destiny and life purpose. We are God in the flesh. God must become more of Itself. Each bit of negativity and resistance is actually an opportunity to become more attuned to the spirit within and go where it is leading us. God as light waits for us to incline to it. Like the father of the prodigal son, God prepares a celebration each time we come home, come to ourselves – each time. Not one time, not at the end of our lives, not in ‘heaven’, but right now, each time you and I choose to incline to the light, the light welcomes, blesses and renews us. Each time, right now.

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