According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, this year's Summer Solstice is Jun 21, 2010 at 7:28 AM EDT.
Many groups are gathering in prayer, meditation, celebration, and setting of intention as the year's longest day (the most light) occurs. If you feel so moved, join in.
The Solstices and Equinoxes have been celebrated globally for thousands of years. Great civilizations all over the planet designed temples to precisely align with the sun particularly with the summer and winter solstice. These include Stonehenge in England, Chichen Itza in Mexico, Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, and many more. Scientists, historians, and other fact seeking individuals and organizations are baffled in many cases at the precision with which these monuments align with the sun's movements.
Getting more in tune with nature, the earth, and the natural rhythms and cycles of the planet are a powerful way to access higher wisdom. It is almost as if the summer and winter solstices are the inbreath and outbreath of the planet itself. The more aligned you are with these natural rhythms, the more pronounced your intuition and ability to hear that still small voice within.
Many groups are using this energetically powerful portal time as a way to send healing light and global intention to the healing of the rupture in the earth's body and energy field related to the gulf oil spill fiasco. Join with my good friend Jonathan Goldman in toning http://healingsoundsblog.com/.
For people who are into channeling, here is another group with an intention:
Have a deLightful day,
I would love to hear what you have to say about this subject!