It's the 22nd of June.
The day after the Winter Solstice - the longest night.
In Friday's yoga class we paid homage to this very special event. Our divine yoga teacher explained that this is a time for celebration. From the darkness and reflection comes renewal and rebirth as the sun once again emerges to brighten our days, our existence, our life.
Relief flooded through me when I heard her speak of such things, and a sense of hope was instilled within. I felt like my long dark night of the past few weeks was over.
I was also reminded that we are light and dark. The goal is not to eliminate one aspect and illuminate the other, but to allow all the parts of us to exist. Yin and Yang. Masculine and feminine. Active and passive. Giving and receiving.
And I'm happy to say there's already been a shift. No longer is winter something to endure.
Since our enlightening yoga class on Friday I intend to pay homage to the increasing sun, no matter how gloomy the weather may be, and all that it represents - light, opening, awareness, growth, love, possibilities.