The summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year and the shortest night, has been celebrated across all cultures and locations. Symbolic of fire and the source of all creation, the sun has been a central theme in the cosmic stories of spirituality from the time of the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the monoliths of Stonehenge.

There is an earthly sun, which is the cause of all heat, and all who are able to see may see the sun; and those who are blind and cannot see him may feel his heat. There is an Eternal Sun, which is the source of all wisdom, and those whose spiritual senses have awakened to life will see that sun and be conscious of His existence. Paracelsus

It is written, “As within, so without”—what out-pictures in the world of physical form is a reflection of what comes from within. This is why so many ancient cultures such as those of the Essenes, Hindus, Sumerians, Egyptians, the First People of North and Central America, the Inca, and the Maya, all referred to themselves as the “Children of the Sun” or “Children of Light.”

As a child of the light, take some time today to allow yourself to be sourced from within and recharge, for the night will return to bring the balance of the yin and yang, light and dark. This Summer Solstice celebrate the sun so you may remember it in those times when it is not as high and strong and know there is something All Powerful within you that can be called to shine at any time.

Spiritual Contemplation: It’s the Summer Solstice! Find a place to sit outside in the sun today. Allow its life force to penetrate your body and allow your mind to connect you in consciousness with your ancestors who came before and felt this same sunlight on their bodies. As the cells of your body respond to the light, how does your spirit respond in this moment of recharge?

Affirmation: I am a child of the light!

Receive Dr Petra’s Daily Word delivered directly to your inbox every morning! Click HERE to add some practical positivity to your day.