1: to issue a call to convene: convoke
2: to command by service to appear in court
3: to call upon for specified action
4: to bid to come: send for
5: to call forth: evoke
Summon (v.): c. 1200, “call, send for, ask the presence of,” especially “call, cite, or notify by authority to be at a certain place at a certain time” (late 13th century), from Anglo-French sumunre and directly from Old French somonre, variant of sumundre, somondre “summon,” from Vulgar Latin summundre “to call, cite,” from Latin summoner “hint to, remind privately,” from assimilated form of sub “under” + monere “warn, advise” (related to: monitor). In part also from Medieval Latin use of summonere. Meaning “arouse, excite to action” is from 1580s.
"I'm really just using the mirror to summon something I don't even know until I see it."
Cindy Sherman (b. 1954, photographer, model, and filmmaker)
“Leave old pains alone. When they cease coming to call, do not invite them back.”
Robin Hobb (b. 1952, pen name of Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden, American writer, best known for "Realm of the Elderliness," "Assassin's Apprentice" and "Fool's Errand")
"Recollection is not something that I can summon up, it simply comes and I am the servant of it."
Edna O'Brien (b. Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet, and short-story writer; Philip Roth wrote: “She is among the handful of most accomplished living writers in the English language.”)
"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
Christopher Reeve (1952 – 2004, American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, activist and former sportsman; achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion picture portrayal of Superman)
"A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy."
Suze Orman (b. 1951, television host, bestselling author, columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers on personal finance)
"Writing and creating, those things come to me on their own. I feel like... you sort of summon them and it's like allowing the universe to enter your heart in an entirely different way to what it normally does. It's like inviting that energy of the universe to enter into your craft in a way where it has a meaning."
Ryan Adams (b. David Ryan Adams in 1974, American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, poet and painter; best known for his prolific solo career, during which he has released fifteen albums)
"We can reach our potential, but to do so, we must reach within ourselves. We must summon the strength, the will, and the faith to move forward - to be bold - to invest in our future."
John Hoeven ((b. 1957, American politician and the senior senator from North Dakota since 2011, member of the Republican Party, previously served as North Dakota's 31st Governor from December 2000 to December 2010)
“I’m really just using the mirror to summon something I don’t even know until I see it.”
There’s always a push and pull in receiving new information and releasing the old. We all know that saying, “out with the old, in with the new.” Spring is definitely the time for letting go, renewal, and resurrection — the cycles of birth, death, and rebirth. These cycles are the components of the Divine Dance and what offers a very interesting life.
What also makes our life journeys fascinating is discovering those mirrors that reflect back to us our truth. Sometimes these mirrors of the “other” are clear, but oftentimes they can be murky. We don’t recognize in another our own characteristics until we experience the fight and the great resistance in understanding the lessons that are there before us.
Our workplaces are these great platforms where we get to explore the levels of not only who we are, but what we are. Are we kind, loving, and compassionate? Or are we backbiting, vengeful, or angry. There’s a lot at stake, mainly our hearts, bodies, and souls.
Our greatest teachers are not only the soulmates that support us, but those that poke and shake us awake. These cloudy mirrors can actually summon the best in us, that is if we are conscious enough, allowing us to zero in on unexplored depths of knowledge and wisdom. Life can get messy, though. But, that’s ok. That’s part of our journeys, to passionately surrender destructive patterns and initiate whole sets of new principles.
Stay loose, sojourners!
Miraculously Yours, Tonya