Listen my love, illumination is eternal.
Now is always evolving.
As there are billions of stars, there are billions of steps.
As there are billions of souls, there are billions of ways to grow.
Savoring Sweet Abundance
Happy Full Moon in Capricorn!
Beautiful readers, thank you for pausing to celebrate the arrival of the full moon. Named the Strawberry Moon by native tribes of North America, June’s full moon signaled the season of ripe wild strawberries, ready for picking. Imagine the joy of a parched forager coming across a patch of these juicy berries. Known for their hydrating and cooling properties, our ancient sisters and brothers must have felt the same gratitude and satiation as each of us would today.
A few days into the first week of the solstice, many of you are experiencing the heat and energy of summer’s longest days. How are you cooling your body? Where are you seeking refuge? As the sun heats the earth, so does it nourish the lush leaves of shade-giving trees, so does it ripen the cooling and hydrating berries, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and healing foods of the season. And with each summer sun’s setting, the warm earth invites us to lie down and directly contact its solid and supportive firmament.
Just as the wild strawberry, may we each offer sweet, life-giving support along the path. To all sentient beings, to the land and to the sea, may we give freely, may we take just what is needed, may we share abundant love. May we be the balm that is so richly needed all across the globe.
Watch for the energy of July’s upcoming new supermoon. On July 13th this new moon will bring with it the most positive lunar energy. Seek opportunities for opening communication and hurdling barriers.
With a deep bow of gratitude,
Your SYI Tribe
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Poetry Contest Winner! Victoria Pollinger
Congratulations to the 1st place winner of our Poetry Contest, Victoria Pollinger! Thanks to everyone who contributed, we have been inspired by the outpouring of poetic talent!
Imagine with no masks, the way that I could speak
Imagine with no masks, the way that I could dance
Imagine with no masks, how free I would be
Imagine me, as just, me.
Raccoon spirit- you run through me- protecting me, cradling me
The curiosity, creativity, the shadows in the night
What would I be without the layers- hiding me, disguising me?
Imagine with no masks, the way that I could love
Imagine with no masks, how my soul could flow through me
Imagine with no masks, the moonlight on my face
Imagine me, as just, me.
My masks have told a thousand lies, but never what is true
Tonight I’ll leave my masks behind- I’ll burn them in the fire
I’ll strip down til there’s nothing left- a lotus rising through the mud
With no masks- I speak with truth, I move with spirit, I feel free
With no masks- love comes freely, life flows through me, I am one
With no masks- my heart feels happy, my soul burns brighter, I feel lighter
I am enough.
No disconnect- just me.
-Victoria Lee Pollinger
Strawberry Body Sugar Scrub Recipe
1 cup granulated cane sugar
1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
¾ cup organic virgin coconut oil room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla or almond extract
1. Using a mortar and pestle, food processor or rolling pin, crush strawberries until very fine.
2. Combine cane sugar and crushed strawberries in a small mixing bowl.
3. Add coconut oil and extract to dry mixture. Stir well.
4. Scoop scrub into a small jar or container.
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