Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Longest Day of the Year


And the Goddess named Herself the Unquenchable Heat of Life. Sparks were struck from Her dancing feet so that She shone forth as the Sun, and the stars were caught in Her hair, and comets raced about Her, and Element Fire was born.

I wrote this down many years ago as part of an invocation ritual but failed to note the author's name. It might have been the late, great Shekhinah Mountainwater, but I can't remember for sure now.

Anyway, Summer Solstice blessings to you all!

35 comments:

Dark Mother said...

What a beautiful invocation and I love that picture as well. While I do associate the Sun with the masculine, we all encompass both the feminine and masculine so each person may identify with one half more than the other.

Happy Litha my friend!

miss*R said...

I love this invocation! perfect.

Winter Solstice here.. blowing a freezing cold gale outside :)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful post! Happy Summer Solstice!
victoria

BugginWord said...

...and to YOU and your rare one, foxy.

mxtodis123 said...

Such a beautiful quote. I do the same thing. Write things down in my journal and omit author's names.
Mary

Jeanne said...

Beautiful words! Solstice Blessings to you and yours! :0)

Snap said...

And to you! I changed the flag on the balcony ... from welcome to the shining sun. And, it's hot enough! :D :D

Twain12 said...

lovely

Dreaming of Jeanie said...

Blessed Litha!

Robin Larkspur said...

Those words are so strong and magickal! Beautiful. Glorious sun scarf too. Blessed Litha to you and those you love!

Wendy S. said...

Beautiful quote and I love the photo of the gorgeous sun dancing goddess...May the fae bless you and your loved ones with only the right kind of magick and blessings, Debra

laurie said...

happy summer solstice to you ,I just talked with an Australian friend and she's celebrating Winter Solstice, our planet is so wonderful,

Mercurio said...

awesome quote for this wonderful day!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely quote and lovely illustration.

Happy Solstice to you, as well.

~♥~

Francie said...

And to you and yours, Debra!

karena said...

Beautiful quote...Happy Summer to you!

madtexter (corey james) said...

Hey Girlene!

But of course you have a mention of the summer solstice today! I came to your blog to post you a 'happy summer solstice' note and you beat me to it!

Have a great summer! Wooooo-hooo!!!

The Traveler said...

What a beautiful quote. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Blessed Solstice.

The Frog Queen said...

Same to you my dear!

Cheers!

Suzie said...

Hmmm, I left a message earlier, but it didn't show up. Sigh. I apologize if this winds up being a duplicate.

The invocation is lovely. It paints a beautiful image instead of "hot and sticky".

And for me personally, it is the turning point, for we are now on the road towards Autumn, and Halloween!! lol

Blueberry said...

It's been hot as blazes down here for 2 months. Looking forward to the progressively shorter days. Happy Solstice!

Lettuce Is The Devil said...

And to you. Only 6 more months to winter solstice and my birthday.

laughingwolf said...

thx deb, and right back to you and yours! :)

clairedulalune said...

Lovely weaving of words,Happy Summer Solstice Debra! Enjoy!

-E- said...

oh yeah, i forgot about the solstice.

Jim said...

Thank you Debra and here's to a great, long day for you and yours.
Jim

Beatnheart said...

glowing in the ritual of the day. arms outstretched and taking in all the energy. Thanks for keeping me on
top of all the goings on in our beautiful world and thank you for being a continual visitor, commentor, and friend. All the very best to you and R.O. this summer.

mistress maddie said...

Happy Summer to you too! Enjoy all that warmth up there!

Barbara said...

Thanks for visiting.
~wishing you a beautiful summer~

Plowing Through Life said...

Yay, summer! Hope it's a good one for you :)

Suzie Ridler said...

Absolutely stunning! And the sun finally visited us yesterday. Far from really being warm but I will take it. Blessed Summer Solstice my friend!

Rue said...

Gorgeous photo! My friend from Bangladesh has some stunning saris & fabric, but that one is amazing!

Hope your Solstice was wonderful!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

oh ..I love that..

Jane said...

Very lovely, I could see this quote illustrated in a book.

the wild magnolia said...

Your invocation allows us to see the Sun Goddess even without a photo!

Thank you, for sharing.