My mom and I went to this solstice celebration at the aromatherapy place that's near our house. He didn't really know what to expect, but it ended up mostly listening to this guy, Gary, who runs the place, talking about energy, Mother Mary, Mary Magdelen (sp?) and Jesus, the messages they've given him, and the Age of Aquarius. December 21, 2013 is the last day of the Myan calendar, and the day when the whole world will be at peace. Anyway, he said a lot of stuff that made me roll my eyes, but I think there was something to it. I don't think everyone in the world will ever be at peace, and I don't think basing the date of such an event on the end of some ancient calendar is really valid. The Myans lived ages ago. Maybe they just decided that 2013 was a good year to stop, because really, that was a really long time in the future for them.
Then there's the whole Planetary allignment thing that will happen on that day, where all of the planets will allign. I had a dream about that a while ago. Phil and I were walking on a frozen lake and in the sky we could see the planets lining up. I'm sure that's very significant since it's the age of aquarius and aquarius = water and I was walking on a lake and so on. Don't really know why Phil was there, though.
Anyway, we did a bit of a meditation and said a few ohms (dunno how to spell that either) and drank some sacred water that Gary had mixed up as per Mary's instructions.
Then mom and I came home and decided to do a dozen rounds of Salutes to the Sun, cuz that's what you do on the solstice. Mom could only do about three, but I did all twelve. Lit some candles and so forth.
It's been a while since I've felt like I've touched something divine, but then I haven't made the effort to. I still think about going to church every now and then, just to feel communal spirituality. Or perhaps I should visit the Hare Krishna temple more often. Their meetings are in the evening, so I wouldn't have to get up early.
Oh, and in case you didn't know it's a full moon on Christmas eve.
I feel very... peaceful and calm.