A Solstice Prayer: Let us Shine Light

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Let us shine light upon injustice.

Let us shine light upon grief.

Let us shine light upon suffering.

Let us shine light upon hatred.

Let us shine light upon oppression.

Let us shine light upon fear.

 

Let us awaken! Let us rise! Let us quicken into power!

Let us become brilliant to each other! Let us love.

This longest day may we know our beauty.

May we honor one another.

May we bless this earth.

May we shine!

 

All things on earth require the light of the sun. Even those things that need the safe sheltering of darkness are nourished by things that rise toward heat and light. We can care for the parts that need gestation, and allow these things to rest in the shade, sleep in the night, or burrow in deep earth. We can shine a light of gentleness or challenge upon those things that have stayed in darkness for too long. 

 

Even the angler fish, in the depths of the sea, which would scorch were it brought to the surface, even the angler fish feeds from things that feed from things that are nurtured by the sun. We honor the depths. We reach for the light.

 

We are one with the Sun. In this moment, let us dazzle our own hearts with light. 

12 Responses to “A Solstice Prayer: Let us Shine Light”

  1. Pagan Radio Network Happy Summer Solstice | Pagan Radio Network

    [...] “All things on earth require the light of the sun. Even those things that need the safe sheltering of darkness are nourished by things that rise toward heat and light. We can care for the parts that need gestation, and allow these things to rest in the shade, sleep in the night, or burrow in deep earth. We can shine a light of gentleness or challenge upon those things that have stayed in darkness for too long.” – T. Thorn Coyle,  ”A Solstice Prayer: Let us Shine Light” [...]

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  2. Camlin

    I read this poem out loud at our Solstice ritual yesterday. It is moving and beautiful. Thank you!

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