(I wrote this entry as part of my morning pages on 750words.com this morning, and actually did the “morning pages” in the morning.)
Yes indeed, I am writing this entry very early in the morning. I woke up at 5am in order to greet the sun. Then I prepared a tisane of lemon balm to brew in the sun of the longest day of the year. The smell of the herb on my hand as I picked stalks to set in the pitcher with water was heavenly and comforting. I look forward to drinking this brew. Who knows if I will have time or the energy later today to conduct a formal ritual, but I want to try. I want to reaffirm the connections with my spiritual life, since today is both a major holiday for Heathens as well as the Feast of the Beautiful Reunion, when Hethert and Heru-wer are reunited.
Hm, suddenly I have a strong desire to make offerings of beer this evening. I suppose it’s fitting. *winks*
One could say it’s all downhill from here, as tomorrow will have a slightly shorter amount of daylight. But the earth will still warm further, the plants will ripen, animals will bask in this time, and life will continue.
I wish all of you a beautiful summer. For my Kemetic siblings, may the unraveling of the year (by the Kemetic Orthodox calendar, the last day of the year will be around July 28) be a time you can handle well. For myself, I wish for a few more hours in each day, or at least some time to sort through what I need and want to do and figuring out how to better juggle everything.