Finnish flute soloist Ulla Suokko is (a Girl Power Academy) Summer Solstice recommendation:

Ulla Suokko (Finnish Flutist)

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

http://www.ullasuokko.com

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.

“sunflower bouquet” (detail) photo by K. J. Legry

The Ulla Suokko “Do You See The Signs of the Universe?” (TEDTalk Video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

The selected quote is from Kabir the 15th century Poet and Musician and is part of Ulla Soukko’s teaching and offering.

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

foto Ulla Suokko/ Mancora (wisewomanenergetics.com)

Tiffany is a (Girl Power Academy) Positive Energy Magazine “Meditation” recommendation:

A GPA is pleased to welcome back the soothing voice of Tiffany in her current guided mediation.  She provides insight into your mistakes and missteps leading you to where you need to be, each step on your journey leading you to love.  She expands on how to let go of your need to control others and release yourself from the perception they control you. She welcomes her listeners home.  She invokes spring as renewal and translates us the same as flowers into the potential they have to grow and bloom after winter.

The 10 minute guided meditation by Tiffany (audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

“the heart of an Iris” photo by K. J. Legry

Tiffany is a (Girl Power Academy) Positive Energy Magazine “Meditation” featured recommendation:

It’s been a little while since we’ve featured our beloved Tiffany and her gentle soothing voice.  Please welcome back a true friend of a Girl Power Academy and partake in some breathing and letting go through her guidance, kindness and universal wisdoms.

The “Letting Go of Attachments” (10 minute Positive Meditation guided by Tiffany) Positive Meditation Positive Energy Magazine (audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Tiffany is a (Girl Power Academy) Positive Energy Magazine “Meditation Guide” recommendation:

This meditation is about removing our personal walls and defense mechanisms that block us from love and or getting our needs met.  It recognizes how we plug into our conditioned “baseboards” and react from places of fear.  Tiffany‘s gentle but firm guidance provides a feeling of safety while encouraging the listener to explore expressions of vulnerability and desires.   Girl Power Academy is honored to share another one of Tiffany’s generous healing sessions.

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The “Let Down Your Guard” (10 minute Positive Meditation guided by Tiffany) Positive Meditation Positive Energy Magazine (audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Tiffany is a (Girl Power Academy) Positive Energy Magazine “Meditation” featured recommendation:

As requested by a Girl Power Academy follower, we are honored to present a current Positive Meditation as guided by the gentle, loving voice of Tiffany.  This meditation is helpful for creative people.  It encourages a mindset of fulfilling your self-potential and letting go of self-defeating concepts and limitations.  It resists going backwards and focuses on the power within you to move forward into your beautiful self.  

Mae C. Jemison is a great example of knowing no limits.  We hope you enjoy the inspiration she provides after the meditation. 

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The “You Are Everything” (10 minute Positive Meditation guided by Tiffany) Positive Meditation Positive Energy Magazine (audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

First African-American Woman Astronaut

Mae C. Jemison was born on October 17, 1956, in Decatur, Alabama.

On June 4, 1987, Mae C. Jemison became the first African-American woman to be admitted into the NASA astronaut training program. After more than a year of training, she became the first African-American woman astronaut, earning the title of science mission specialist — a job that would make her responsible for conducting crew-related scientific experiments on the space shuttle.

When Jemison finally flew into space on September 12, 1992, with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47, she became the first African-American woman in space.

During her eight days in space, Jemison conducted experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness on the crew and herself. In all, she spent more than 190 hours in space before returning to Earth on September 20, 1992. Following her historic flight, Jemison noted that society should recognize how much both women and members of other minority groups can contribute if given the opportunity.

Career as a Medical Doctor

After Jemison obtained her M.D. in 1981, she interned at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center and later worked as a general practitioner. For the next two and a half years, she was the area Peace Corps medical officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia where she also taught and did medical research.

Following her return to the United States in 1985, Jemison made a career change and decided to follow a dream she had nurtured for a long time: In October, she applied for admission to NASA’s astronaut training program. The Challenger disaster of January 1986 delayed the selection process, but when she reapplied a year later, Jemison was one of the 15 candidates chosen from a field of about 2,000.

Honors

In recognition of her accomplishments, Jemison received a number of accolades, including several honorary doctorates, the 1988 Essence Science and Technology Award, the Ebony Black Achievement Award in 1992 and a Montgomery Fellowship from Dartmouth College in 1993. She was also named Gamma Sigma Gamma Woman of the Year in 1990. In 1992, the Mae C. Jemison Academy, an alternative public school in Detroit, Michigan, was named after her.

Jemison has been a member of several prominent organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she served on the board of directors of the World Sickle Cell Foundation from 1990 to 1992. She has also served as an advisory committee member of the American Express Geography Competition and an honorary board member of the Center for the Prevention of Childhood Malnutrition.

Career After NASA

After leaving the astronaut corps in March 1993, Jemison accepted a teaching fellowship at Dartmouth. She also established the Jemison Group, a company that seeks to research, develop and market advanced technologies.

~for full Mae C. Jemison BIO go to: 

https://www.biography.com/people/mae-c-jemison-9542378

Tiffany is a (Girl Power Academy) Positive Energy Magazine “Meditation” featured recommendation:

Once again, Please enjoy some Positive Energy Magazine meditations as conducted by the gentle and loving voice of Tiffany.  This meditation is great for recognizing the need for self-care as a way to become the most successful in all you do.  It focuses on how to make right choices for your body, mind, and spirit and provides guidance for remembering what love YOU bring, as well as it helps filter out and eliminate the “garbage.” The Girl Power Academy is grateful for and honored to introduce you to the healing inspiration:

The “Caring For Yourself” ( 10 Minute Positive Magazine Meditation Audio by Tiffany)  is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

“Back your heart up with all of your being.” ~Tiffany

Tiffany is a (Girl Power Academy) Positive Energy Magazine “Meditation” featured recommendation:

Once again, Please enjoy some Positive Energy Magazine meditations as conducted by the gentle and loving voice of Tiffany.  This meditation is great for recognizing and releasing anger. It focuses on self-acceptance and provides guidance for remembering what genius YOU bring. The Girl Power Academy is grateful for and honored to introduce you to the healing inspiration:

The “Be Flexible – 10 Minute Guided POSITIVE ENERGY Boost Meditation by the voice of Tiffany, for Releasing Anger Tension & Blame” Positive Meditation Positive Energy Magazine (audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES