Reflections on the Solstice
Happy Solstice guys! We celebrate the changing of the seasons in both the north and the south, wishing you all seasonal greetings!
Here is a short reflection from Henrique, Gaia Education's mastermind & IT support.
"Life is imbalanced. Life is a contrast of forces dancing in opposition, always in search of perfect harmony, without ever achieving it. Day and night, light and shadow, life and death, interspersed in a vital embrace.
If the planet were a perfect sphere, with no slopes, and no ups and downs, all rivers would stop flowing, water would stagnate, and life could not exist. It takes an imbalance to set all things in motion.
The Solstice speaks to us of this permanent duality, which hides behind the unity of life.
In the southern hemisphere of the planet, summer appears as the maturity of nature. It speaks to us of the maturity of human beings who have reached the fullness of their faculties and the development of their inner life. For this reason, nature and human beings can open themselves to the world by offering their best fruits.
In the northern hemisphere, winter is another form of maturity: life retreats into the interior of the Earth to collect the telluric energies that will make it renew. It calls us to introspection of an inner life in which the best learnings of the year have blossomed. These will become seeds of the future the next dawn."
We'd love to know where you are in the world and what the solstice means to you, so feel free to share your comments below.
As I write this from a stormy Scotland I am deep in reflection about this past year and how quickly time flies. Winter is such a magical time here and reminds us to honour slowness, connection, love, and quiet and offers us a time to release the old, making way for the new.
Gaia Education has moved mountains this year, creating some stellar new experiences for you all, from successful webinars with world-renowned activists and speakers to exceptional new courses and events in Europe, Brazil, and beyond, inspiring the next generation!
We want to thank you for being on this journey with us and working towards a better world