Dear Sunrise Walkers,
Have you ever stopped to contemplate sunlight on the Summer Solstice? What makes this light different? At this time of the year, the sun rises the earliest of the entire year. Maybe the light seems different because Summer Solstice is known as a time when the sun appears to “stand still”. So as we experience the longest days, the lingering light plays upon the earth differently than any other time of the year. In the Summer Solstice Sunrise walks, you will have a chance to meet this light of summer, the stillness of the full sun, and walk in community.
Where do you find stillness on a warm summer day?
How does the light of summer touch you?
Here are some suggestions on how to meet the sun at its fullest on the longest days of the year.
Star Gaze: This is a wonderful time to stay up late, or get up early and see the stars and their constellations. The dawn and the dusk seem to be suspended. And there is more of a chance to take in the life of twilight.
Become an herbalist: For many of us, our gardens are full and vibrant. A morning walk through your garden can bring such surprise and delight. Maybe there are some herbs you have been growing. This is a nice time to pick them and make ice tea.
Being still in nature: This time of year we can sit outside, Some folks like fishing, reading a book, or just sitting and listening to the breezes. This time of stillness and unscheduled time can be so restorative.
Put your bare feet on the earth: There is nothing like having your bare feet on the earth. It can be in the house, on the porch, or on your lawn. Your feet will take in all the elements and let you know, yes, this is summer. Enjoy!
I hope these suggestions are useful as you walk through the Summer Solstice Sunrise Walks. Find out more about the Summer Solstice Sunrise Walks.
Looking forward to walking with you in the Summer Solstice Sunrise Walks.