I participated in and experienced my first sweat lodge, in this lifetime, this last Saturday to honor the Summer Solstice. It was an awesome experience and had some auspicious happenings. For instance, the sweat was held in a very sacred place were very ancient and powerfully healing energies and beings reside. These beings and energies assisted in the sweat. There was also a large storm that hit us right before entering the sweat lodge. The storm brought heavy rain, thunder and wind. It felt like an initiation into a new state of being, of consciousness. The rain was saying “let me cleanse you” and the thunder said “let me energize you” and the wind said “let me sweep the fear away”.
The sweat focused on healing the heart and remembering to reside our consciousness there at all times. I didn’t have any powerful visions like some people experience. My experience happened in the heart and through feelings that reside and originate from that place.
I truly feel that my heart has been healed and I find that it is wide open to receive all the loving energies of light around me and also to ground me to the Earth so that I can better serve her.
“The Goddess wants peace” and I am experiencing that peace.
I am grateful to the fire tender and the pourer for the wonderful, healing experience of the sweat lodge and to all the wonderful people who came into community with me to have this powerful experience.