I will write more on the Solstice when it is here in a few hours’ time – perhaps about what it means more personally for you, I do not know yet – but today I am reflecting on its meaning for the world: a solstice is a time of perfect balance when time and space are equal, a betwixt and between time in every sense and a time when magic can be done. Humanity stands poised between a past of deep and hard learning about the frailties of man and a future where the lessons are done and we reap the reward of all our hard work. A wise and good student uses her achievements not for personal gain but to help others, passing on his knowledge gladly or developing her skills to benefit the occupants of the Planet as best he can; the giving out and sharing is the route to true abundance, while doing otherwise brings poverty of soul.
The Solstice can be seen as polarisation as well as balance, and we can see, today, this being demonstrated as the UK declares its support for GM crops while a campaign is launched to support wildlife; when one pig farmer is attempting to improve the welfare of animals through re-introducing natural pig swill while the industry pursues a policy of feeding them indiscriminate and unsuitable meat discards; when the Euro is declared to be strong while it is underpinned by massive debt; when investigations into serious abuse of transparency are held in secret – and that is just some of the news this morning: the pursuit of illusion at the expense of truth, because it is easier and more profitable that way.
But soon it will be the Solstice, and with it comes another opportunity to do better, to learn and to share and to change. It begins with you and me – and there will be more on that tomorrow.