June 20, 2016
Summer Solstice is the most Yang day of the year. It’s been 70 years since we’ve had a full moon on the same day….tune in and get your socks knocked off!
Satisfy your Soul desire for WHOLE-BODY ENLIGHTENMENT
1. CHINA DREAM TRIP: The spiritual adventure of a life time! http://www.healingtaousa.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?rm=mode2&articleid=140#
Aug. 12 – 30, 2016. Pilgrimmage to China’s two most powerful sacred mountains and Lao Tzu’s Transmission site of Tao Te Ching. Still a few spaces still left – reserve now. Next trip is 2018, two years away.
2. 15 Fabulous TAO SUMMER RETREATS, June 17 – July 20
near Asheville, N.C. See below. http://www.HealingTaoRetreats.com
Registrar: 828 713 2996 Plenty of space in Weeks 2,3,4,5!!!!
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Dear Lover of Natural Cosmic Energy Cyclces,
Today is a very special day – the sun and moon and earth’s axis are all conjoining to deliver a double whammy opportunity to boost your Qi. Do a ceremony or special meditation to capture the moment and align the sun-moon powers of Nature with your own highest destiny!
This article by Melissa Breyer on Treehugger.com explains the mechanics of it all very clearly:
The strawberry full moon makes this summer solstice a super rare thing.
This year the heavenly bodies seem to have conspired to sweeten the pot with an event we haven’t seen in 70 years.
The summer solstice isn’t a rare event, a full moon even less so. But they’re both special, and when they just so happen to occur on the same day, as they will this year? That’s once-in-a-lifetime special.
The 2016 North American summer solstice happens on June 20, 2016 at 6:34 PM EDT. That’s the very moment when, essentially, the sun stands still at its northernmost point as seen from Earth. Its zenith doesn’t yearn north or south, but waits patiently at the Tropic of Cancer before switching directions and heading south again. This is where the word solstice comes from; the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop).
It’s the day of the year with the most sunlight, the grand dame of long summer days. Even though technically it is only the first day of summer, it may actually be the best one of all. In New York City, we will have a whopping 15.05 hours of daytime. (You can check your day length at the Farmer’s Almanac sunrise and sunset calculator, if you’re so inclined.)
The summer solstice alone is iconic enough. It’s a day with a time-honored history rife with pagan celebrations and all things Stonehenge. But this year we get the big beautiful bonus of a full moon, which hits its peak on the same day. This hasn’t happened in 70 years.
“Having a full moon land smack on the solstice is a truly rare event,” says Farmer’s Almanac astronomer Bob Berman. “We probably won’t push people off pyramids like the Mayans did, but Slooh [a live-streaming global network of telescopes] will very much celebrate this extraordinary day of light with fascinating factoids and amazing live telescope feeds.” (See below.)
Meanwhile, adding a touch of poetry to the whole shebang, the June moon was known as the Strawberry Moon to early Native American tribes, who measured time by things like the moon, rather than a grid on a piece of paper or an electronic device. The full moon that happened now marked the season of strawberries – as it still does. More and more people have started harkening back to these more-seasonal full moon names; it’s an especially lovely practice.
Meanwhile, Slooh along with the Farmer’s Almanac will have a live broadcast of the summer solstice/strawberry moon one-two punch from their flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics in the Canary Islands. You can view it here … or better yet, go outside, gaze up and pay homage to the heavens above.
It’s not too late to join in the cosmic play of Qi, even if you do your ceremony or meditation on Tuesday June 21. It’s a big event.
Remember to focus your intent on aligning with the Fire Dragon’s full power: what is it that you wish to bring to full fruition in your life? What do you want to radiate to your loved ones, your community, or the cosmos? Drop the seed of that intent into your ceremony, and let the super-yang solstice + full moon broadcast your message far and wide!
15 Fantastic Summer Tao Retreats.
Are you ready to DIVE into the Tao this summer?
Winn dives into the Pool of Tao. Since Tao is bottomless, this pool is probably not the Ocean of the Great Tao. But still a very fun, and cooling minor Tao. All Ways are connected.
Taking a Tao retreat is easy, fun, and especially it’s INEXPENSIVE.
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There is NEVER A SPIRITUAL RECESSION – our planet is moving ahead full blast. But are you fully aboard this evolutionary train, and fully grounded for the planetary energies that are being activated?
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If you buy a set of Michael audio CD homestudy course in advance from his website, and then take that retreat live during the summer, you get half of that homestudy course back as well! Qigong Fundamentals, Fusion, Kan & Li, Taoist Sexual Secrets/Healing Love all qualify for this 50% rebate.
What a Tao Retreat Can Do For You
Why is it so important to cultivate your Life Energy at this moment in time?
If you are not grounded and ready for the Earth Changes that are happening, you may feel like you are going crazy. Why do you think the planet is being plagued by a rash of totally irrational mass murders by seemingly “nice” people? There are cracks appearing in the collective psyche, and weak individuals get overwhelmed by the psychic pressure.
Dive into the Tao and get healthy, get grounded, get energetically skillful. Help yourself, help the planet. The very best place to do it is at our retreats in the fabulously beautiful and powerful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We”re at 2500 feet elevation, which offers very welcome cool during the heat of summer.
7 out of 10 of the highest mountain peaks on the USA east coast are within a few hour’s drive of our retreat center. These giant Elders sit there, many on sacred Native American land, waiting for people like you to come and cultivate yourself and realize your destiny. You will leave with the strength of these mountains flwoing in your blood and your bones.
You will gain the MOST valuable thing in life: a spiritual community that is open-minded, free of dogma, free of Group Think. We attract folks who are into everyone cultivating their unique virtue and their spiritual freedom to pursue their own worldly and spiritual destiny. These are friends that are there for you energetically, even if you live a 1000 miles away.
To read my letter abut what happens at these incredible retreats, “Seeking a Peak Experience? A Bolt of Spiritual Lightning” on Tao News archives: http://www.healingtaousa.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?rm=mode2&articleid=100
Enjoy Fabulous Tao Summer Retreats near Asheville, North Carolina
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The $495. week-long tuition (before numerous discounts) hasn’t been raised in 11 years! Our 501c3 non-profit is subsidizing the retreats, PLUS we have multiple-discounts, extended pay, workstudy and scholarships to further defray the cost.
The level of satisfaction is so high that we know at least one third of the people who come end up staying on for an additioinal retreat! It’s a special combination of fun and high-energy self-empowerment. Come enjoy a peak experience that many people feel boosts them the entire year!
Advance your health & spiritual well-being using the Creative Qi flowing in this Fire Monkey Year!
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