We honor this time of year for the blessings of Mother Earth. The ancients, such as the Celts, Norse, and Druids held celebrations to honor the Sun god’s power to nurture and fertilize the soil. The fertile Goddess germinates the seeds in her womb and births new life into the world.
Let that sink in for a minute - do you really want to keep those patterns? Do you want to keep that programming of “I'm going to place a judgment on you because I see you doing this” and “apparently you're that way, so I'm just going to decide that’s just the way that person is?
Almost a year ago, I participated in a local LGBTQ pride event. At the event, the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting were remembered. I was touched by the tributes and honored to meet so many amazing people. It is sad that sometimes it takes a tragedy to remind us that although we might look, act and believe differently, we are all part of the human race. We all want to live, love and enjoy basic human rights. Let us not wait for another tragedy to love and respect our fellow human beings. I dream of a future where a diverse group can gather in fun and celebration rather than in mourning. Let's make that dream come true.