Solstice's Most Important Lesson
I love celebrating earth's rhythmic seasons because they have so much to teach us. Solstice is the longest day of the year, and there is a lot of popular sentiment in spiritual circles about letting your light shine. If it feels like pressure to you, keep in mind what solstice is telling us: even Mother Earth experiences Her brightest day only one day out of the year. The rest of the time She's on the run. How does this idea relate to Tantra? Tantra is the art of using pleasure for healing, intimacy, and self-development, and hardly anything is more pleasurable than acceptance with no judgment of your light and dark cycles--now that opens the doors wide to a grand adventure! Find that place of acceptance for your authentic expression of YOU from your radiance to your darkness to every shade between. It's that sat nam path--the true you--where you are as brilliant and powerful as the summer solstice sun. There is fear of darkness, of course. Darkness is bad, right? So how is accepting the darkness a Tantric idea? One of the paradoxes Tantrikas discover is having no judgement for your darkness opens the wisdom waiting therein. It's one of those gotta-experience-it-for-yourself things. The next time you encounter your sadness, shame, depression, anxiety, pull a Rumi and invite it in as an honored guest. Listen with no judgement to its woe. You'll find an incredible compassion for yourself. Try this powerful 15-minute exercise for self-acceptance today:
Sit or lie down comfortably, taking deep breaths in through your nose and out your mouth.
As you inhale, remember that the prana, or breath, is a gift of God. Feel how the prana touches every one of your chakras as it makes its way to your sex center. Think about the implications of a gift of God that touches All of You thousands of times every day from the moment of your birth to your death. Every part of You is known and nourished by God. How's that for acceptance!
As you exhale, allow the energy of your sex center to bless each of your chakras. Remember your sex center is the symbol of the unique expression of YOU. Will you allow your sexual energy--your uniqueness--full authentic expression?
I adore hearing from you! Please tell me what this exercise is like for you, what you discover about yourself along your Tantric journey. As always, I am here for you. The happiest of solstices to you! Lots of love to you, Dakini Leah