Today enjoy the longest day of the year and join in the celebration across the northern hemisphere of those celebrating the first day of summer, the birth of a new season, and the magnificent light within each of us.
Solstice comes from the Latin words “sol” and “sistere” meaning “sun stands still”–a reference to how, when seen from Earth, the sun appears to pause before its position in the sky reverses direction.*
Any time we can pause and honor the seasons, our rhythmic internal clock, and our connection to nature, I say why not? What better way to get more in tuned with our intuition than through celebration?
I leave you with this: Whether you have a bonfire, light a candle, or wave a lighter, it’s up to you. Remember today that our most powerful resource, the sun, is the same light within each and every one of us.
“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “you owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.” – Hafiz