The summer solstice dawns.
For our sake, the sun takes the longest path through the sky
Her loneliest journey
So that we may stand in her light,
Cast dark shadows
And feel strong.
Dear one, may this day inaugurate a season of days in the sun
May you feel warmth on your skin and gentle breezes at your back
May languid afternoons restore you
May late evenings be filled with summer magic, the light melting reluctantly away
May clarifying, disinfecting sunlight find its way into shaded places
And call out that which hides
May this season of the midday sun be a time for truth, for righteousness
In your life, in all our lives.
Dear one, winter approaches swiftly enough
You deserve to feel bathed in light
For many days to come
May this solstice season invite you to open up those hidden places inside you. Allow them to see the light
Give us the gift of seeing who you really are.