Brightest Blessings at this Solstice! I hope you spend some time today to honor and celebrate the turning of the seasonal wheel. I always feel a sense of excitement with these passages, as though the spinning world has issued me an invitation for a new journey, a new adventure, a new way of showing up. This year in particular I feel a vibrant buzzing encouraging energy bidding us to show up to the party in golden costumes of light. Doesn’t that sound like fun? And doesn’t it sound like exactly what is needed at this time?
I love this poem by Hafiz. It’s always been a favorite of mine, but it seems especially apropos now. It speaks to me about what I think we’re all called to do, and reminds that we’ve got so much support and so many resources. Perhaps it’s our perfect invitation to have the most wonderful summer we can.
How Did the rose Ever open it’s heart And give this world All its Beauty? It felt the encouragement of light Against its Being, Otherwise, We all remain Too Frightened ~Hafiz, translated by Daniel Landinsky
Here’s to having a fabulous summer (or winter for my southern hemisphere friends) in which we all feel encouraged, know we’re loved, and shine brilliantly!
I am hopeful for summer as our weather improves and I can be outside more. Fresh air and sun have always been my best therapy. Today is also my grandson’s 1 month birthday, so that’s exciting!
May you have a sunny summer Margaret. And happy month-day celebration for your sweet grandson.
Happy Solstice, Deborah! And a New Moon tomorrow! What a perfect balance in which to bring Light to discover our intentions, wishes and desires, and the dark of the moon in which to plant and nurture the seeds of all we seek, as they grow into being.
I love my Sun card. Thank you!
Grianstad an Samhraidh Shona!
Yes indeed Pattie – a lot of solar and lunar magic afoot. May we use the energies wisely and with joy. And thank you for the Gaelic blessing – perfect!
Happy Solstice Day to you too!
Thank you Kalpana!
Happy Summer Solstice Day Deborah!
Thank you for your wonderful sends, on line and via the mail or snail mail.
You are a beautiful Ray of Sunshine in my life, throughout the year and over the years.
I return your Bright Blessings with a Happy Heart!
Thank you Karin! May summer unfold in a most delightful way.
This is always such a special time of the year Deborah. Like you I feel it’s important to acknowledge the solstices and the equinoxes, punctuating our seasons and that moment of balance. I love the Hafiz poem thank you. May the light of summer continue to beam your way with its golden rays. I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of the new moon.
Wishing you a blessed winter Susan. And happy moon sighting.
Such a beautiful poem that illuminates and compliments your own bright words of sunshine! Summer Solstice Blessings, Deborah.
Thank you for your kind blessing Deborah. Wishing you all the best.
Catching up reading your June posts… I can totally resonate with your thoughts and emotions, which will be not surprise to you. As you also know, I do join you 😉
Wishing you an energetic, inspirational, heartwarming Summer.
Thank you Patty – wishing the same for you as well.
Hi Deborah – wonderful poem … and yes very appropriate … I can see change for me … as life eases up – though will be interested to see how life pans out for the world: we are in changing times.
Gorgeous thoughts of scented roses … all the best for you as the second half of the year moves along. Take care – Hilary
Wishing you a wonderful second half of the year Hilary – may it be filled with delights and inspirations and peace.