The joy of the longest day of sunlight and the shortest period of night, is being marked here at Findhorn with a special holiday, bringing the community together for celebrations with music, dancing and food.
This morning we have given ourselves a holiday to stop, recognise, and appreciate that we live in a place where the reward for a long winter of early nights and going within, is to have this time of long, long summer evenings and the glow of light infusing all aspects of our lives. This balance and contrast of nature feels like a gift, with the summer solstice bringing its own essence – the joy of LIFE.
We had a fire gathering last night, a special breakfast this morning with delicious food and music and dancing – and no work! – there will be games this afternoon, and the celebrations will continue this evening with a barbecue and more music and dance. Spending this time together, mainly outdoors, feels exactly right. We only hope that the changeable Scottish weather will behave itself!
We are sending our good wishes to those of you in the northern hemisphere who are also experiencing this time of light and intense life energy; and also to our southern hemisphere friends who are holding the experience of nature in its time of rest. Together we are the dark and the light, joined in one great holy circle.