Finding Your Light This Summer Solstice
“This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.” -Margaret Atwood
Ways To Enjoy this Year’s Summer Solstice Outside
1. Set ‘Summer Resolutions’ or read your favorite book
2. Watch the sunrise
3. Be Active: go on a hike, walk, run, meditate, practice yoga, etc.
4. Plan a get together with friends
5. Enjoy the stars on the shortest night
Solstice rituals have long been documented and incorporated into tradition. To make the most of the summer solstice, Native Americans celebrated the June Solstice as well, with the Sioux’s famous Sundance taking place during the day. In fact, the Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming was designed to align with the sunrise and sunset during the solstice, where tribes would converge for sun gazing dances around a sacred cottonwood tree. The tree was symbolic of the connection between heaven and Earth.
This June Solstice look forward to the possibility of getting outside, enjoying the longest day of the year, and finding your light!
Summer is finally here…
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