To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light. - Emerson
At our current point in the long cycles of earthtime, the Summer Solstice aligns with THE GALACTIC EDGE. This is the edge of our known world. When we look toward the stars of Orion (and others in that area) we are looking out into deep space, also known as the Galactic Edge. This area of the heavens is also known to many cultures as the point where Souls enter the Milky Way Galaxy to incarnate on earth. It has been called THE SILVER GATE.
And when we look toward the center of our Galaxy (the huge black hole that spins our world into existence) we see many stars. We call this The Milky Way. And, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, when we look in the other direction, toward the EDGE of our Galaxy, we are looking out into deep space, the great unknown, there are very few stars here; it is a place where energies profoundly beyond the grasp of human egoic consciousness spring forth.
The Summer Solstice, then, is that time when we can download information 'from a galaxy far, far away'. This place, the Galactic Edge - when we align with it - is the source of new ideas for changing the game on earth. The Summer Solstice Sun pauses here to open a door to this expanded consciousness.
From Barbara Hand Clow: "If you can take a moment at the Solstice, close your eyes and face the sun, and tune into the geometric patterns the sunlight creates on your closed eyelids as you tune into these opposing spiraling energies in our solar system. Your role as grateful creative interpreter for the Sun's communication to Earth will be activated. It's a new re-patterning of our collective "earth mind" that the Sun is setting up by your conscious participation. And for those who cannot be in a place to view the sun directly, momentarily close your eyelids as well and perhaps you'll receive the beamed transmission passing through from those that are facing the sun, giving birth to a new membrane of conscious alignment. http://www.handclow2012.com/astroflash.htm
The Solstice Doorway of Light will stand open for 3 days - the day before, the day of, and the day after - so it's good to do your ceremony, meditation, etc at any time during that window of time.
from Carol Ann Ciocco at http://www.threemoonocean.com