Week of June 19 – 25, 2023
We’re navigating a significant calibration point this week – the Solstice on Wednesday 6/21 officially ushers us through still point of extremes, the longest day of Light (for the northern hemisphere), and the entry point into our Cancer yin energy – bringing us into the heart of what matters most, at the deepest core of our being. When we get to the heart of the matter, we find our root system, our foundation, our core values. We find what’s important, release the rest, and recalibrate.
It’s important to remember, we are multidimensional beings. Moment to moment, we experience shifting lenses of perception, dimensions of consciousness, and converging timelines that can change our point of view in the blink of an eye. There is truth in all of it, however, our attunement with the consistent Light that shines through the heart and soul is what matters most.
The complex fabric of reality isn’t flat or linear, there are multiple threads in flux and flow. A shift in any dimension reveals a shift in the wholeness, and as we sift through the moving pieces and parts, we filter through our primary lens of the heart. Our attunement through the heart keeps us aligned with Truth, in the moment.
When we try to think our way through available options or choices, it’s easy to project our perception into situations from the mind’s logic eye to see what the outcomes will be, and determine if we like those experiences or not, without ever even taking a step. Oftentimes we find ourselves on a pendulum swing or metaphoric “fence”, with opposing sides and pros and cons. We can spend lifetimes in the mental body gridlock assessing the same conversation, or asking the same question, over and over again. When we bring the intelligence and wisdom of the mind into the multidimensional lens of the heart, we start to feel our way through the available options, in the moment. As we transcend the logic of “this or that”, we begin to find the current, trust the direction of the flow, and tune into the heart.
The solstice points (summer and winter) offer an opportunity to calibrate the extremes of yin/yang through still points of full expression. Only be embracing the fullness of our yang can we begin to appreciate and integrate the contrast of the yin. And only by experiencing the extreme accessibility to yin can we appreciate the contrast of yang. If we only live in the extreme of light, we miss the opportunities to balance with the contrast of shade, shadow, and restorative hibernation. If we only live in the flow of rest and receptivity, we miss the opportunities to initiate, take charge, and implement a new thought or direction. The fullness of each reflects the absence of the opposite, and yet the yin/yang wholeness is transcendental in nature, inclusive of both, and ever expanding.
In order to expand and transcend our familiar patterns and set points in the current fabric of reality, we must be willing to stretch through the polarities of yin and yang, while also integrating and complimenting the opposite through innovative wholeness. While we’ve been taught to avoid extremes, to find the middle path, there are times when we may find ourselves navigating and negotiating the line of extremes that can potentially take us over our “edge”. Resistance to the edge can be inflammatory; surrender through the edge can deliver us to a brand new dimension of awareness and conscious integration. That edge of deliverance is also an ascension point, where transcendence unifies and elevates to a new dimension of consciousness.
The edge we’re navigating through the is Summer Solstice calibration point is the merging point of yin/yang through mind and heart. Gemini brings the full blown active state of the multifaceted mind into Cancer, the power of the emotional body felt through the heart, the entrance to the feminine. Gemini invites us to think from the heart and observe our reality through the multidimensional lens of the diamond mind. Cancer invites us to feel our feelings, to go with the flow, honor the current, and nourish what matters most. If we’ve been taught or conditioned to bypass our emotions, override the heart, and only live in the mind, we might have a tendency to fragment from what matters most, pushing through our heart’s calling from the mind’s attachments or fixed beliefs. The merging point of mind/heart requires equal respect of both, and a willingness to explore the edges of both. “Only those willing to go too far can know how far they can go.” ~ T.S. Elliott
The parts of ourselves that have been kept separate, guarded or protected for fear of losing ourselves or crossing the line, are the very parts requiring attention, love, and complimentary grace. When we give ourselves permission to cross the historic lines of “too much”, we begin to connect in vulnerable new ways that reveal authenticity of the highest order. Being stretched too thin can feel like breaking down, however the breaking point of old muscle fibers reveals the potential for new growth, new expressions, and new possibilities….stronger than ever.
The truth is, we live in an ongoing cycle of inhale/exhale, increase/decrease, expansion/contraction…while continually evolving, transforming, and transcending the old narratives, reference points, and limitations. Our experiences aren’t linear, and aren’t defined by black or white fixed labels. As we navigate our experiential journey of wholeness, we begin to realize the movements that stretch us to the edge, breaking through to new ground, transcending what was available even a moment ago.