PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Summer Solistice: Welcoming in a Sunlit Summer

As the sun ascends and the world basks in the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice heralds a moment of celestial magnificence and celebration. On June 21st, folks gather to drum down the sun, dance in the sunlit magic of the pink sky, and take a moment of pause to honour the power of the sun. Cosmically speaking, the sun cascades to its northernmost point in the sky, casting its golden rays upon the northern hemisphere with unrivaled intensity.

From the historybooks, Summer Solstice stands as a cornerstone of cultural and spiritual observance. Ancient civilizations, attuned to the rhythms of the natural world, constructed monuments such as Stonehenge in England and Chichen Itza in Mexico, where the alignment of stones and structures served as precise markers of this celestial event. These architectural marvels, infused with mysticism and astronomical wisdom, bear testament to humanity’s enduring fascination with the cosmos.

Photo credit: Unsplash

Photo credit: Unsplash

As the sun lingers in the sky, casting a luminous glow upon the land, Summer Solstice beckons us to embrace the fullness of life’s vitality and abundance. It invites us to revel in the simple pleasures of long, sunlit days, frolic in nature’s bounty, and savor the fleeting beauty of the season.

Simple Ways to Celebrate

We invite you to host a picnic, gather around a bonfire, or dance with your community to celebrate. Gazing out into the evening sky, set an intention for summer (maybe it’s to bring more play or love in!), close your eyes, take a few nourishing breaths into the body, feel your feet on the warm earth. As you breathe, imagine the sun inviting lightness into your heart, and for your heart to open, receive and welcome in the magic that the Solstice brings you.

In the tapestry of time, Summer Solstice stands as a luminous thread, weaving together the past, present, and future of human experience. It is a moment of reflection, celebration, and wonder—a radiant testament to the enduring power of the sun and the enduring spirit of humanity.

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