Boulder Solstice

 

every sidewalk a fragrant

wildflower meadow

i stand

in the

geographic

centre

of Boulder

& move

through

the directions

Casting

a circle

of solstice

light

to illuminate

& radiate

 

through

East – the sunrise new dawn

air spirits winds of change

Eagle spirit soars

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through

South – fire burning bright

transformation

digestion

transmutation

healing

salamander

serpent

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through

West – water cleansing

flowing purifying healing washing

spirit of fish & whale

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through

North – earth Bear

Wolf Spirit

winter

endings

dark

& rest regenerative

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to

Earth Spirit below – Mother womb

beneath my roots

warm snug cosy

grounded

crystaligned

volcanic Pelé

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to

Great Spirit above – loving consciousness

guiding light of

wisdom

Magdalene

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to

Spirit in my heart at my centre

manifestation of loving

consciousness in abundance

in the joyful materiality of

this world

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tayata om gaté gaté paragaté parasamgaté bodhi svaha

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This practice works with the Celtic symbolism of the four directions, which is different from the Native American symbolism.  Honouring the Arapahoe, on whose land I stand, I offer this Sun Dance to complete the ritual:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HAQdU8qFhHA

 

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