A day of celebrating all that you like about your life. A time for garden parties, sharing your love of life with your family and best friends. Today is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. Whatever happens between now and the Autumn Equinox reveals what your thoughts and goals have created.
What lessons can I transform into steppingstones of love?
Where in my life do I feel the most trust?
What part of my life could use more love?
Hummingbirds need fresh water every day and like to dine on tubular-shaped flowers that match their long beak. Mostly attracted to red, their eyes also notice pink and orange. Similar to other nectar sippers large masses of flowers of one color and a large variety of different flowers are a favorite in the garden. Here are some of my favorites that are relatively easy to grow.
The edible California fuchsia, Zauschneria latifolia, Mexican honeysuckle, Justicia spicigera, Penstemon varieties, Sages, Honeysuckle varieties, Butterfly bush, Hibiscus
Hummingbirds are said to offer the world a sense of joy and happiness. Kim, my daughter and partner of the Shambhalla Institute was working on a job site when she saw a hummingbird had been caught inside the house. As she reached out to save it the hummingbird crawled into her hand and remained snuggled there for some time. It was a heartfelt, incredible experience. To see the photo of the hummingbird snuggled in Kim’s hand, click here. (See top photo on wall, 5/1/11)
Asleep in his egg-home for 18,000 years, Pan Gu stretched to become a part of the creation of the Earth. As the contents of the egg spilled out into the cosmos, the lighter elements drifted into the sky, the heavier, more impure elements settled downward to create the Earth.
In celebration of his Emerald-Green, Turquoise strength that held the heavens and earth apart for another 18,000 years, from death his arms and legs became the Four Sacred Directions; His blood poured into the rivers; Sweat into the morning dew and rain. His voice became the Thunder Beings, his breath the Winds. As his hair turned into grass, veins and arteries fashioned roads and paths. From his bones and teeth he offered minerals and rocks. The remainder of his body became the soil. The left eye was the Sun, the right eye became the moon. With gratitude he his remembered and honored.