WISDOM COMMUNITY SOLSTICE PAUSE – June 2022 -Event Recording

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NOTE from Wisdom Waypoints team: Our sincere apologies for those who tried but could not connect live for the gathering.  We heard from a number of people who were disappointed when clicking the Zoom link resulted in an error message.

 Zoom has notified us that they had an issue with one of their servers, and unfortunately there was nothing on our end we could do to rectify the problem. The Zoom support people have indicated they are monitoring the incident, and hopefully this will not re-occur again.

We hope you enjoy the recording below.


The following passage on the Solstice is from Justin Coutts:

“The solstice is literally a turning point of the year when the sunrise crosses the horizon at its northernmost limit and the year takes a brief intake of breath before the sun begins its southward journey. In the earlier imagination, this pause made the midsummer a ‘thin place’ in the landscape of the year, a point of stillness that allowed the larger realities of the imaginal realm to break in. “Movement is time, but stillness is eternity”, wrote Joseph Campbell.”

Event Recording:

Recorded on Zoom – Tuesday, June 21, 2022

About our Solstice gathering facilitators:

Elizabeth Combs is a mother, daughter, sister, and friend, who migrates between Bellingham WA and Winston-Salem NC. In addition to being one of Wisdom Waypoint’s primary Chant writers and leaders, Elizabeth serves as a Wisdom Mentor, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Vibrational Healer and Somatic Herbalist, maintaining a heart-centered distance wellness practice with clients all over Earth. Visit her website, Elizabeth Combs ~ Energy Medicine, to discover more about her training and the interdisciplinary studies and practices, plant craft, and ancestral healing with which Elizabeth goes deep to stimulate an embodied, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical healing and balancing.

Marcella Kraybill-Greggo offers her time as a Seminary Director of Spirituality Programming, a local Wisdom Community facilitator, a Spiritual Director and a mom. Marcella served as Clinical Director of the Seminary Counseling program for 15 years, is a licensed Social Worker, is trained as an Ignatian Exercises Director, and is trained as an InterPlay (embodiment) Facilitator. She lives in the Lehigh Valley, PA with her husband, daughter, and their Westie, Kiwi. She has been an active participant in the Wisdom community since 2013, both as student and teacher, assists in facilitating multiple Wisdom schools, regularly offers 3 – 8 month ‘Embodied Training in the Practices of Wisdom’, facilitates Law of Three Embodied Trainings and midwife groups, and loves all things embodied. She joined the Wisdom Waypoints Council in 2017 and is our Council Chair. Visit Marcella’s website here.

Readings:

Gospel of Thomas Logion 50

Yeshua says,

Suppose you are asked,

“Where have you come from?”

say, “We have come from

the Light at its source,

from the place where it came forth and

was manifest as Image and Icon.

If you are asked,

“Are you that Light?”

say, “We are its children,

and chosen by the Source,

the Living Father.”

If you are questioned,

“But what is the sign of

the Source within you?”

say, “It is movement and it is rest.”

The Sun

by Mary Oliver

Have you ever seen
anything
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone–
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance–
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love–
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
empty-handed–
or have you too
turned from this world–

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

Blessing the Ordinary 

by Jan Richardson (from Circle of Grace)


Let these words
lay themselves
like a blessing
upon your head,
your shoulders,

As if,
like hands,
they could pass on
to you what you most need
for this day,

as if they could
anoint you
not merely for
the path ahead

but for this
ordinary moment
that opens itself
to you – –

opens itself
like another hand
that unfurls itself,
that reaches out
to gather
these words
in the bowl
of its palm.

You may think
this blessing
lives within
these words,

but I tell you
it lives
in the reaching;

it lives
in the ache
where this blessing
begins;

it lives
in the hollow
made by the place
where the hands
of this blessing
meet.