It has been asked what the spiritual significance of the summer solstice is. Astronomically, the summer solstice marks the moment when the Earth’s North Pole is pointed closest to the sun in the northern hemisphere and the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere. It is the longest day in the year for the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere. And as we all know, summer represents life in full bloom, a time to enjoy ourselves, take that vacation, etc.

Spiritually there are rhythms of activities connected to the seasons as well. Spiritual growth is a continual process but summer does represent a period of spiritual flowering. Actually the spiritual peak of the year is during the Spring Equinox but summer is when we feel the effects of that peak the most. It is generally a time to reap the rewards of accumulated spiritual efforts rather than starting a new flow of energy (Fall and winter are the best times for starting a new spiritual flow).

 

So take a moment to express your gratitude to the Divine for what you have and all that has been done for you. Take time to enjoy yourself and to better appreciate the spiritual opportunities that are opening up. Despite current challenges, this age we live in is one of the best times to grow in the Divine Light.

In Light and love,

Barbara Martin, Dimitri Moraitis
Spiritual Arts Institute

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