Solstice Ceremony
Jesus said: "I am come a light into the world. . .”


We had a simple and very moving Solstice Ceremony here this clear and bright morning, on a high bluff directly above the surf roaring into the rocks of the Northern California coast. I felt a deep connection with the Ancestors, for whom the return of the warmth of the sun and the Light was so essential to life. And I heard the words of the man Jesus, who knew himself as The Light, and invited his world to join him in that awareness.

To the Toltecs, the Light is the messenger of Creator. And the message is Life. The Creator as the Unmanifest sends the message of Life into the manifest, where it becomes the material world we live in. And we know our world because the Light reflects from it and brings us the message of what is there: The creation of the Divine. We are made by the Light, we are Light, we see/eat/digest Light. The Universe is alive, the Light is alive, Light eating Light. There is nothing else here. Matter is created by light. The Toltecs knew it, now Quantum Physics knows it. Matter and Light are interchangeable. We are Light.

This is the time of the year when much of the world celebrates the birth of Jesus. Jesus said: "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." I believe that Jesus meant if we could believe we are Light, we would no longer have to live in the darkness caused by our misunderstanding of our nature. "I am Light, believe in Me" says to me "Believe in the Light, believe in your own Divinity, you are created by Light, you are the manifestation of the Divine." And since there is only this Light, there is only One Divine Presence here, then you must be that Divine Presence.

The wave in the ocean, is still the ocean. A manifestation of the Light, is still the Light.

Am I making sense?

Happy Solstice. Happy return of the Light. Merry Celebration of the awareness of You as the Light, as the Divine. That is the message of the season, of these Holidays, and of this Thought for the Day. Thank you for reading.



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Allan Hardman is an author and expert on personal and spiritual transformation, relationships, emotional healing-- and a Toltec Master in the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.™ Allan teaches in Sonoma County, CA, and from “The House of the Eagles,” his winter home in Chacala, Nayarít, Mexico. He guides Journeys of the Spirit to sacred sites in Mexico, and hosts wellness vacations in Chacala. He is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, and co-author of two books with Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss, Dr. Andrew Weil, Prince Charles, and others. Visit Allan’s extensive website at, and TACO, his online spiritual membership community.