Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning. … dear star that just happens to be where you are in the universe.
The 2023 Summer Solstice Sunrise Walk is Wednesday, June 21.
This morning walk occurs when the light is the longest and the night is shortest. The earth is the warmest, and nature is brimming with growth and full blooms. The earth has reached its fullness with the sun’s most northerly journey. For several weeks around the Solstice, there is an apparent stillness of the sun. Throughout the ages, this period has been seen as a marker for time, for planning the year, for visions, and for inward and outward manifestation.
Walking in the warmth of the summer sun at sunrise will have its own special feeling. The earth will radiate its life and vitality. You can join the walk at any time, or walk through the entire year. We have a docent from the Robert Ferguson Observatory who will speak on the Summer Solstice. On the day of the Summer Solstice, we will walk to a local Labyrinth and be led by a certified Labyrinth director.
Prepare For These Walks
The summer solstice is a time of the apparent sun standing still. There are about three weeks when the sunrise only changes over several minutes. During this apparent “standing still” time, what do you want to contemplate, honor and walk with? Find out more about the connection between your body and time here: Can You Measure Time With Your Body?
Let your feet touch the earth, your heart touches the freshness of the morning, and your mind finds new beginnings as you meet the new day. Read about the Four Best Ways to Connect to the Summer Solstice.
The weather can be variable at sunrise. Please wear clothing that will keep you warm, dry and comfortable. We suggest wearing a good pair of walking shoes and bringing water if you like to hydrate on walks. This walk is for you! Whatever this walk unfolds for you, we encourage it. Your path is respected.
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