Each one/being is gift: that gift is all that is required, presence, the giving of your fullness of being. If you don’t have that, you might feel you have to go the shops (to buy a gift). But in the contemplation of your own self as gift, how you feed the world with your being everyday, you may feel confident that your simple being is what could be desired.
At Summer Solstice particularly it is the Sun’s radiance that is being celebrated, Sun’s everyday pouring forth that feeds the world, that is the source of every thought and action. We are each the Sun, Her children, Her creations in a dance with Earth. And like the Sun, we may radiate the beings we have become: in fact we do, with everyday actions and thoughts spoken and unspoken.
May you bless each other, with the receiving of this presence, the gift that each being is: such radical reception might save ourselves, as well as the planet whom we are.
Glenys Livingstone 2019
NOTES: The title of this essay are words that are spoken traditionally in PaGaian Summer Solstice ceremony: the full script for that can be found in Chapter 7 of the book PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.
A Summer Solstice meditation is offered on this link (scroll down to the individual tracks).