Happy Summer Soltice everyone. The summer sun is at it's height and stationery thus increasing its power and for many cultures the Sun represents the divine masculine energy. So what a great time to make that connection to the divine masculine within us all and make that positive energy available to us all anytime in the future.
A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year, when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the North or South Pole. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still. It comes to a stop before reversing direction. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. In many cultures the solstices mark either the beginning or the midpoint of winter and summer.
Solstice celebrations still centre around the day of the astronomical Summer Solstice. Some choose to hold the rite on the 21st of June, even when this is not the longest day of the year, is literally the height of the sun’s power, the fire energy representing the positive masculine.
Connecting to the Positive Masculine
In our separate state, whilst in this world, we constantly seek oneness with another. We seek what is often called ‘the other part of ourselves’ and we assume that this is going to be the perfect partner. This is true whether we are male or female.
Within every person there is the opposite. Jung called this the positive anima within men (the divine feminine energy) and positive animus (divine masculine energy) within women. These energies are often embodied in our myths, legends and folk tales in partnered characters such as Cinderella and Prince Charming, or individually in men such as King Arthur, Richard the Lionheart, Robin Hood, Sir Galahad and Superman and in women with such characters as Guinevere, Maid Marion, Lois Lane (superman’s partner). We obviously all carry the negative attributes as well such as Mordrid, Prince John, Sherrif of Nottingham, Morgana, The Wicked Queen, Cruella Deville etc.
So here is a meditation you can do to connect symbolically to the positive masculine within.
So relax and focus on your breathing, breathing in peace and love and breathing out peace and love. Breathing in peace and love and breathing out peace and love and with your out-breath just imagine your roots going down deep into the ground, getting longer and longer and pushing down and down into the earth. Imagine the base of your spine getting longer and longer and going deeper and deeper into the ground until if finds itself something solid to wrap itself around and you feel safe and secure on Mother Earth.
Then focus on your in-breath, breathing in the earth energy, breathing it up and up and up through your roots and your extended spine and up into your feet and your legs. And as you breathe in, your feet and your legs feel more and more relaxed, more and more relaxed as you breathe the energy up and up into your base chakra, feeling your base chakra open and turning red as you breathe the energy up and up through your sacrum and your solar plexus and up into your heart and you feel your heart open as you become more and more relaxed. As you focus on your out-breath and you breathe the energy up through your higher heart and thymus, up to your throat, and up through your face, through your third eye and up out of your crown and up into the universe. Breathing the energy up into the universe and connecting to the positive masculine energy of the sun. Start to draw down that positive masculine energy of the sun, breathing it down and down and into your heart. Feel the energy form a golden ball of light in your higher heart chakra and allow yourself to enter the golden ball of light of divine masculine energy in your heart. Notice what you notice about this energy. How does it feel to you, how does it make you feel? What symbol comes to you to represent this positive masculine energy to you? Perhaps have a conversation with this positive masculine symbol that is within you. That represents the divine positive masculine to you.
Notice what you notice and LEAVE A GAP
And when you are ready, remembering what you have learned and experienced from this meditation, and keeping your symbol of the positive masculine in your higher heart just begin the release the energies and come back gently into your space.
Make a few notes in your journal of your experiences and what you have learned.