FREE Sunset Run & Hike with a Full Moon Wild Write
• Open to all womxn
• Open to runners and hikers of multiple abilities. We will have three groups, including a hiking group and then two speeds of runners. If you can hike 3 miles, this is for you!
• Bring a notebook & pen for a quick intro into this wondrous thing called wild writing.
• BYOB for a post run/hike beer in the parking lot as we mingle under the moon.
• We're going rain or shine. Sisterhood in the rain (and a little pain) is a special thing!
The summer solstice is June 21st and marks the point at which the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as the Earth is at a maximum axial tilt toward the Sun!
What follows are some lovely descriptions of the meaning behind the celebration of the Summer Solstice. May they cause you to pause, to feel, to be. To find connection - inward and out.
“Summer celebrates Radiance which is a dispersion/dissolution at the same time as it is a giving forth, a fullness of expression of the Great Omega.” - Glenys Livingstone Ph.D
“Summer is a celebration of the earth incredible bounty! Summer is a festival of this inner fire/power, the power that makes abundance and nourishment grow from tiny seeds.”
“The power that brings things to fulfillment, and expands and brightens our lives, that makes good things come from seed ideas and plans. And the warmth of the sun and the long, hot days continually remind us of how good it is to find a balance between intense activity and lazy, idle hours doing nothing.
“Summer teaches us patience. The fruit is green until it’s ripe and you just can’t rush it. Something of the slow, sure rhythm of the time will enter into us if we let it; no, we can’t hurry things, but if we just relax and let go, things will reach their fullness without effort or ego’s striving on our part.
“And as we watch the ripening and flowering and fruiting all around us, we can’t help but be moved by and grateful for the generosity of the Earth Mother, who gives says what we need so unstintingly. Summer is a perfect time to discover our earth connection; by receiving her gifts with respect, taking only what we need, and doing what we can to minimize our impact on the delicate balance of the planet, we strengthen and nourish the bond we were given a birth with the great parent who sustains us all.” -Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw from Celebrating the Great Mother