Monday, 21 June 2010

Today is Summer Solstice!


We are one with the infinite Sun
Forever and ever and ever!

Every Summer Solstice, my Rare One and I like to sing this chant as we walk around our back yard and garden. We drum to the plants and trees, encouraging them to take full advantage of the longest day of the year. The Green Man supervises us from His spot on the little garden shed.

One year a neighbour heard our drumming and inquired about it a few days later. She subsequently came to my drumming circle a few times but (being a devout Christian) I don't think my emphasis on the Divine Feminine sat all that well with her.

But who knows what may grow from Summer Solstice drumming!

24 comments:

Snap said...

Celebrate!

inannasstar said...

Happy Summer Solstice!

Blueberry said...

Drum away!

madtexter (corey james) said...

Yay! Happy Summer Solstie to you too. You always have good energy - I like that about you.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

But I give neighbor credit, for coming by, a few times. Which proves she's open to at least "looking" at something else. I fear, some are not.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Btw, no cavorting with the faeries last night for me. -giggles- Weird vibrations were unsettling "the compound" yesterday. ["The compound"...there are 3 houses on this street and all belong to family. Us, son/family and daughter/family. Not planned this way. Just happened] But weirdness was swirling, I tell ya'. Yikes!

I should probably ask Mary about that... She seems to have a lot of insight.

Just A Gal said...

Thinking of you and your Rare One drumming in your backyard makes me smile. Blessed Solstice!

Wendy said...

May this Solstice bring you more harmony, understanding, compassion and mirth...now rock on! Wish I could join you in your circle, I made a drum a long time ago and haven't put it to good use.

Ellie said...

May you and your Rare One have a Blessed Solstice.

Magaly Guerrero said...

How wonderful! And I am so going to steal it for next year, who knows I might get some neighbors to join the fun, or at least a bird or two ;-)

Happy Summer Solstice luv!

RA said...

Happy Solstice, Debra! I'l join your drumming here... :)

Barrie said...

Summer Solstice today. Last day of school for my high schooler tomorrow. It's all coming together. :)

turquoisemoon said...

HaHaha...I can just see you now!!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i wait all year for this day because it starts my official countdown to fall. starting tomorrow the days become shorter and we are over the hump. it like riding a roller coaster...it's all downhill from here. you can tell i don't like summer much!

Jeanne said...

Solstice Blessings! ♥

Cora said...

Happy Summer Solstice!

Love the chant, and LOVE the image!!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

Goddess blessings on you.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I wonder why people belonging to formal organised religions find it hard to reconcile themselves to being one with Nature?

Celestite said...

I join your drumming in spirit. Happy Solstice!

faerwillow said...

~happy belated solstice blessings to you and your rare one...i could hear the beating from here...keep drumming to the beat of life...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Caroline said...

That sounds awesome! Hope your first day of summer was glorious!

Kathy said...

Happy belated Summer Solstice!

Rue said...

I was at a drum circle last night - listening though...I've not found a drum yet.

Hope your Solstice was wonderful! Blessings to you and your Rare One.

Eternally Distracted said...

I can't believe I missed out on all the drumming action!

BugginWord said...

I want in! I promise to keep my beat-boxing to a minimum. I'll bring a box of wine instead.

Next year it's on!