How to approach summer solstice

How to approach summer solstice

    Summer solstice is approaching. The longest day will be here on December 22.   Is it on your calendar? Is it in your awareness?   Why am I drawing your attention to summer solstice?   This, the most glorious festival of the year, is easily...

How to start a new year

    A profound cultural event has just taken place in Aotearoa: the first Matariki public holiday. At last, the new year has come into alignment with the seasonal cycle of Aotearoa! — the return of the sun at winter solstice; the return of the stars at...

Solstice blessing 2020

  Imagine if . . .   at this time of year, for every person who is speeding up, disconnecting and behaving erratically . . .   there is someone who is slowing down, connecting deeply to the still centre within, and taking special care.   Imagine...
Solstice blessing 2019

Solstice blessing 2019

    Solstice Blessing   May you cherish your loved ones May you cherish the earth May you cherish your own dear self   As the wheel turns at Solstice   Amidst the busyness, remember to slow down, breathe, and open to blessings.  ...
The space between seasons

The space between seasons

The song of the tui had changed. As I walked up the steps to my bach, I took time to pause and listen. No chortles, gurgles or rasps. The tui were singing a clear song, just two notes, one long and one short, with a rising inflection. This was new. I’d never noticed...