Photo by Navjit Kandola

This story is far fetched, but true.
The light is coming from your eyes.

Believe me, sister.
Believe me, brother.

We dance with the stars on our backs.
The rain on our cheeks.
And something eternal leaping in our veins.

This song
T h i s   s o n g
This summer solstice is our song.

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The summer solstice – the longest day of the year – is one of my favourite days. Why? Because it’s literally the most light-filled day of our planet’s 365-day journey around the Sun. My body and my heart instinctively celebrate its shimmering arrival.

Today, if you can, get outside and rejoice the Sun’s bounty and all that it creates for us. Speak its name a 1,001 ways. Salute it. Greet it. Bless it.

If you’d like to make the most of the day with a light-drenched meditation, here’s a little something you can try!

For this wonderful exercise, sit outside in the Sun. If that’s not possible, imagine the Sun and sitting in its awesome warmth.

Take a couple of deep breaths, and close your eyes. Connect to the energy of the Sun. How does it feel? How do you feel about the Sun? Does it feel bright, vibrant, and powerful? Can you detect any solar flare activity or magnetism? Give yourself a few moments to experience the Sun.

Now, inhale and exhale deeply, and ask the Sun what gift it would like from you to come into perfect balance and harmony. You may see an image or a color immediately, or feel a sensation. Just give yourself the permission to perceive this gift. Once you can visualize it fully, imagine extending it towards the Sun.

Observe what happens. Is there a shift in the energy, or your perception of the Sun? Continue with this exercise until you sense the Sun has received enough of the gift from you.

Allow yourself to breathe, contemplate, and stretch out in this new experience of the cosmos. Then, when you are ready, open your eyes.

When we examine the roots of our origins, we find our interconnectedness to the heavenly bodies runs deeper than bloodlines. All that is our planet and what lies beyond its atmosphere, we share a history with, a common ancestry of swirling atoms.

This is us, a cosmic family, eternally dancing together in the great celestial waltz.

Happy solstice!

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