Summer Solstice at The Reiki SchoolJune 21, 2019 - 06:30 PM / 08:30 PM The Reiki School + Clinic, Philadelphia, The Ellington Building, 1500 Chestnut Street, Lower Level, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Center City / Philadelphia / Wellness Workshop
Summer solstice signifies a time for fun in the sun, a time for movement and growth, and a time to be
alive in spirit. In ancient times, the summer solstice was a time of celebration and a break from the “norm”. Many cultures believed the night of summer solstice was magical and so they gathered for celebration and ceremony.
Ancient Greeks would honor Prometheus (Sun Wheel) for stealing fire from the gods and
bringing it to mankind, the Celts would gather around bonfires, believing they opened a path toward light, and ancient Romans celebrated the burning continuation of the sacred fire and held a festival in honor of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth.
However we choose to celebrate, let us remember the importance of choosing to celebrate, as
celebration enlivens our spirit.
Bring your spirit Friday, June 21st, 6:30-8:30 pm for an evening “under the sun” (inside the Reiki School) to celebrate the Summer Solstice and everything SUN! Come set your intentions ablaze through meditation on light (Tratak) and create your own sacred anointing oil to use with your intentions.
In Tratak we meditate on candle light. It is said the eyes are a window to the soul, so when our eyes are gently fixed on the flame, the image of light is reflected back onto our soul, signaling our innermost
being to remember its essence. Just as at night we may not readily identify the sun’s fiery presence, it still casts light upon Earth’s shadow with its reflection in the moon. As above so below.
In using the elements of fire and light represented by the sun, we are influencing our subconscious to align our energy with the highest potential of those elements, so our inner world too may blossom in warm, loving hearth.
A few examples of fire’s alchemizing nature: in our extended body (environment), plants transform the sun’s energy into food; in our physical body, this solar plexus area governs digestion which transforms food into energy; and in our energy body - Manipura, our will center, it propels and transforms thought into action. Fire is revitalizing! Just as the sun is Earth’s primary power source for movement and growth, our “solar” plexus chakra is the primary source for this transformative essence. The unique sun oil blends we create will be especially effective for this power chakra.
When we use the sun’s transformative essences in service of a higher purpose, we also serve everything else that grows, glows, and blossoms because of it.