It's Sunday, June 20th. Today is a feast of events: Jupiter is moving retrograde and the sun is entering Cancer. It's the Summer Solstice (also known as Litha), as well as Father's Day.
Also, it's a '4' day, numerologically (are you feeling this boundless energy?) and the last 'root' day for a bit.
I was excited to share some of this sunshiny day with a lovely family. Whenever I have friends visiting from away, I enjoy introducing them to the Path of Life Garden.
Since it was a lovely day, and Father's Day, etc. I wondered how busy it would be?
Turns out - not busy at all. We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves.
As I watched this Father/Son relationship, I was struck by how loving and caring it was.
What would it be like to have all children raised in this type of nurturing environment?
It was a hopeful, wistful sentiment - and further underscored by the poster above:
"Today's Mission: to be so busy loving life, that I have no time for drama, regret, hate, worry, or fear."
After saying farewell, I drove through Bridgewater for a quick visit and garden tour.
Here, another visionary gardener and stone artist has expressed himself creatively in multiple ways.
I appreciated both the stark, sculptural aspect of this tree, as well as the many homes it provided for small critters. (I love them more in someone else's garden - not eating my strawberries!)
When I arrived home, tired and content, I began small tasks that might be completed, before the end of the day...
All in alignment with the Gate for today:
"Gate 15.2 - Today, honoring your extremes is key
Line 2 - Influence Exaltation: Modesty and right action result in enduring standards. The capacity of the Self to accept its extreme nature as correct."
Have you found yourself stretched - mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually?
Maybe as a parent? (Happy Father's Day, all of you dads!)
Consider that this is also an opportunity for loving yourself and this life.
Summer is a season of growth, after all!