It’s summer! The garden and forest love this hot, humid weather. The plant growth is visible day by day. I’ve beautiful and abundant daisies growing everywhere on my small domain. They’ve come uninvited, without any incentive from us yet their beauty is welcome. The voluptuous rapid growth of the south, the season of laughter and warmth is with us today.
We celebrateD the summer solstice the 14, 15 and 16th of June, the full moon. Our tradition is to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes at the new or full moon the closest to those days. First Nations measured the different astral events like the longest day, longest night and equal days (equinox) using the medicine wheels. Medicine wheels are large stone circles aligned so that the sun rises at day break above the east stone. Once there were over 4000 medicine wheels on the American continent. This was also a tradition in other cultures. The best known is in England, Stonehenge. There are teachings on the medicine wheels that I’ve not given for some time now. Maybe we organize a workshop to reactivate a new medicine wheel.
I’ve celebrated the traditional ceremonies of the summer solstice for more than 30 years. With the public in various places of Quebec and once in Europe. It’s a celebration of great power characterized by hot summer weather, endless activities, hot sweats, long days and the beauty of flowers and women.
With these beauties come the magic fragrances which elevate and move the heart and soul. We’ve created our first mainstream perfume that is launched TODAY! GRÂCES—is available in limited quantity, 140 (one hundred and forty) numbered and signed bottles. I do not know when we will give you the final packaging and steady supply for GRÂCES, but it will not be before the accompanying perfume for Men is also ready to be launched. They are our first 2 perfumes for daily wear and special occasions. They are encoded like our other 7 therapeutic perfumes. This encoding prolongs our perfume’s shelf life even longer than chemical preservatives. For GRÂCES the encoding is: to attract beneficial energies and favourable circumstances. We hope that these perfumes will have great success. This abundance will enable us to build the family domains our earth mother so urgently needs to feel our love and support. Thus, I’m feeling the summer’s energy and warmth in our company as much as in nature.
It’s important in these days when solar energy is at its maximum, to accumulate! Two techniques can help with this. One is circle breath what certain Taoists call the microcosmic orbit. In the teachings coming from First Nations’ elders this is called circle breath. Then there is contemplative silence. We’re not always in a mood for contemplative silence in these days of great energy, I grant you that! 🙂 We’re rather in a mood to party. Yet a meditative attitude makes it possible to store this abundant energy so it can then be available throughout the following year.
There is a great wisdom in silence and contemplation at any time. But in this sacred day, blessed in the memory of the people, it’s good to be attentive, reserved and work with vigilance. Because a few hours of wisdom in these days of overflowing energy makes it possible to collect it for the long run.
Equilibrium is like the balance of waves on the sea. Higher go the waves lower the level of the hollow between them. Thus, if joy is intense and is expressed with loud enthusiasm, the following day one is tired and sometimes depressed. It’s wiser to remain calm, to bask in the joy but not let it carry us away in noisy exuberance. This is the most enlightened council that I can give you in these days when the south, grandmother of confidence, innocence, love, rapid growth, coyote and little mouse reigns over the land.