Welcome to Egg Laying Moon.  It may seem odd that I always use a fox or coyote image for egg laying moon, until you open yourself up to the full cycles of our relatives.  All of our relatives are beginning to have their young at this time and while the birds are diligently watching their eggs, many of our other relatives are looking for nutritious meals to sustain their own little ones.  While egg laying moon emphasizes the patience it takes to support growth, it also highlights our tentative reliance on the lives and sacrifices of others to survive.

The warmer weather has brought an explosion of life and activity among our awakening relatives and we have all begun the work cultivating and preparing for longer days ahead.  Spring is often a frenetic chaos of reconnection to land and relatives that brings us immediately back to the present.  Now that the thunder beings have been welcomed back to the territory, it is time to settle into summer ceremonies.

This week also marks the summer solstice.  This transition reminds us to celebrate the nourishing light of the sun as well as the energy within every living thing.  During the summer solstice the sun reaches its highest point and gives us the longest day of the year.  But this is not the energy of spring, this is the grounding and sustaining energy of the summer.

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This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.