The Summer Solstice celebrates the longest day of the year the day with the most light and the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. This is a day that is believed to hold the greatest energy, prosperity, vitality and strength.
Solstice is derived from the latin word ‘sol’ meaning ‘sun’ and ‘sistere’ meaning ‘to stand still’. Celebrated since ancient times by marking one of the seasons powerful transitions, Nature is energetically at its utmost yang, filling life with light, expansion, energy and growth. The sun has the power and energy to move ocean waves and warm our planet. Without it earth would lose its orbit, we would be lost in space, and there would be no life on earth.
This is a time when we should not only be aware of the warmth of the sun but also our own inner light. It is about welcoming the summer, a time of light and happiness. We all have the light within us, so as we celebrate the brightness of the sun itself we should also awaken and be conscious of the light within ourselves.
We should sit outside in the sunshine, enjoy fire lighting, make a lot of noise, meditate, undertake breathing exercises (like fire breathing, seichem breathing or kidney breaths) so enjoy the light in many ways and celebrate. We at earth spirit crystals have many evening and day workshops and rituals and will be celebrating the solstice so get our whats on and come and join in
Author Jacqui of Earth Spirit Crystals