Happy solstice, babes. How do you feel when you are at your brightest and lightest? What work do you want to accomplish? What experiences do you want to sink deep into?
This solstice feels hard for me. It's the first day of summer but already I'm aware this is as bright as it'll be until the next solstice, that every day grows a little darker from here. That there is already such unspeakable horror in our country and the trauma festering on our borders.
I've spent today thinking about resistence. About my writing craft and my travel goals and how to best put my gifts to good use. About the well-meaning but damaging idea that we can't find love until we achieve some ill-defined definition of worthy or ready. About how to be kind to myself and invite abundance, trust, and communication into my life. About how I can be more ethical and true to my beliefs. About how to do right by others.
Each of us balances some measure of light and dark. The solstice is a reminder that we have to ask ourselves tough questions. What predjudices do we harbor that don't align with our concious beliefs? What bias do we need to correct and address lest it continue to separate into words and deeds? What parts of ourselves do we continue to see as unworthy? How do we hold ourselves back? How are we doing worse to others intentionally ot unintentionally?
Love and connection arent always easy or intuitive or comfortable. Let's stretch.