Summer Solstice Celebration
Rock Healing Circle,
Sunday, June 24, 2008
Our Solstice Celebration was held on the meadow, surrounding the Rock Church, an inter-faith, non-denominational church in Cromwell, IN
This meadow is surrounded by forests on two sides.
There had been thunder and lightening with heavy
downpour all afternoon. One hour before the Celebration,
the skies cleared and the sun came out.
fire was built, piece of coal from fires, going
back 1500 years was added to the fire. Before
gathering around the fire, participants were
offered an opportunity to silently walk the labyrinth
inside the church. Music was softly playing.
A small tree previously planted by the Circle
members was chosen as a prayer tree.Many colored
feathers and ribbons were hung on its tiny branches.
Helping Spirits from four directions were summoned.
We offered yellow cornmeal and sage to the Spirit
of Fire and made prayers for the Mother Earth
and her suffering children all over the planet.
We made private prayers also, one by one offering
corn meal to the fire. We drummed, sang and danced
In the middle of the drumming we
became aware that we were being watched: On the
East edge of the meadow, under the trees were
6 paint horses, who now had stopped eating and
stood quietly looking at us and listening. Shortly
there after on the South edge of the meadow were
about a dozen large black cows, who also had
stopped to look and listen.
We feasted on wonderful
snacks.Both our spirits and bodies were full.
We closed the Circle and were just getting into
our cars when thunder clouds again filled the
sky and a torrential rain started.