Summer Solstice Blessings to all! Ulla Suokko may just be the sign you were looking for from the universe! Please enjoy this introduction to her way of being on the planet, how she listens and what she brings.
The Ulla Suokko (Bass Flute) “Solstice Blessing” (Music Audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
The following quotes were selected by Ulla Suokko as “instruction” for the above Solstice blessing:
Allow a deep loving breath and just be. Soften yourself to receive. It is all right here…
“At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is…” -T.S. Elliott
Respira profundamente. Suavízate. Recibe. Está todo aquí mismo…. “En el punto quieto del mundo que gira. Ni carne, ni sin carne; ni desde, ni hacia; en el punto quieto, allí está la danza…” -T.S. Elliott
Before, watching the transformative TEDTalk by Ulla Suokko, here are some excerpted Solstice facts sourced from the 2019 Farmer’s Almanac. You may want to learn more by visiting: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/summer-solstice
The First Day Of Summer:
The first day of summer 2019 arrives with the solstice on Friday, June 21st at 11:54 a.m. EDT. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the longest day of the year and the moment when the Sun reaches the Tropic of Cancer, its highest point. For those who live in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the shortest day of the year and the arrival of winter. The solstice happens at the same moment for everyone, everywhere on Earth.
The Term “Solstice” Means:
The term “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). At the solstice, the angle between the Sun’s rays and the plane of the Earth’s equator (called declination) appears to stand still. This phenomenon is most noticeable at the Arctic Circle where the Sun hugs the horizon for a continuous 24 hours, thus the term “Land of the Midnight Sun.”
Fun fact: Be sure to look at your noontime shadow around the time of the solstice. It will be your shortest noontime shadow of the year!
Some people believe that our seasons are caused by the Earth’s changing distance from the Sun. In reality, it is due to the 23-degree tilt of the Earth’s axis that the Sun appears above the horizon for different lengths of time at different seasons. The tilt determines whether the Sun’s rays strike at a low angle or more directly.
Midsummer in Finland:
This Finnish holiday (Juhannuspäivä) is celebrated each year on the Saturday falling between June 20th – 26th. The actual date of Midsummer’s day may vary between the June 20th – 21st.
It has become one of the most important holidays in Finland. Festivities start on the Friday before – Midsummer’s Eve (Midsommarafton). Similar to New Year’s celebration, the main celebrations take place on the eve of the day.
Midsummer was considered to be one of the key times in the year when the power of magic was strongest and at it was thought to be a good time to perform rituals, particularly those which related to predicting the future. A tradition of this is one in which young people pick bouquets of seven or nine different flowers and put them under their pillow in the hope of dreaming about their future spouse.
The Ulla Suokko “Do You See The Signs of the Universe?” (TEDTalk Video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
OFFICIAL BIO (excerpts):
The internationally acclaimed Finnish flute soloist Ulla Suokko enjoys a versatile career as a performer, workshop leader and transformation expert. Music has brought her to almost all Europe, the United States as well as to some more faraway countries such as Mongolia, Japan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Egypt. She made her official New York debut in Carnegie Hall as the Winner of Artists International Auditions.
She received the Doctor of Musical Arts -degree from The Juilliard School, her thesis being on Music and Rhetoric in the Baroque, showing how the art of oration was adapted to make music more communicative and persuasive.
Currently Dr. Suokko lives in Peru and is sharing from all her experience with the Peruvian audiences and giving master classes for the young Peruvian musicians, capacitation for school teachers as well as workshops and presentations on various topics for multiple audiences, both children and adults.
Find current work(s) by Ulla Soukko by visiting her official site: http://www.ullasuokko.com