Anyone who has spent much time with me lately will know, I am somewhat obsessed with the notion of rhythms and how important it is for us as humans, as parents, as women, as men, as mothers, as fathers to tune in to the deeper rhythms that run under the surface & give us the backbone of physical support we need for ease in our day-to-day lives.
The newest rhythm my family & I have been tuning in to more deeply is the cycle of the year. As I slow down to take in the incredible depth of wisdom & insight that can be gained from the archetypal nature of nature, I am simply astounded! And feeling so much more support working WITH these rhythms instead of against them or in spite of them.
The dance of light & dark – the solar journey dictates so much of what goes on for us at a basic physical level, and yet we take it so for granted. It is so BASIC which is also what makes it so PROFOUND. We are come now to the height of summer & a celebration of fathers & father energy. What does this mean at a sacred rhythm level? Sinking deeper than the surface level “this is what my dad did” or “here’s what so-and-so’s father says.” What is father energy for us archetypally? Looking to Kabbalah, we see that the father aspect is the visionary, the instigator, the initiator. The giver of seed–the potent-iality of life to come. In other traditional expressions, the father is the provider, the protector, the navigator of external movement, the teacher of mechanical skill.
How is your relationship with the father energy? Not with your physical father per se, but with what the FUNCTION of that energy is for us as humans? Do you embrace it? Can you easily recognize & honor it? If not, there could be some healing work for you around this energy. At a time when the tension between masculine & feminine energies on the planet is intense, it is not surprising that many of us are discovering that there are important pieces for each of us to heal. Doing this healing work for ourselves is a TRULY significant piece of service we can do for the planet at large. We must BE THE CHANGE we want to see!
As we get closer & closer to the longest day — the time when Father Sun has the most influence over us–it’s a great time to see if you can sink a little more deeply into your recognition, honor & gratitude for the father energy at work in your life. And of course celebrate those who live it, bring it and serve you with it each day. Wishing you all a blessed summer solstice and a very happy Father’s Day!