Let your own heart and your entire body open to the sun on this holiday. Feel the holiness that our ancestors felt for the light bringer at the center of our solar system. Either as a solitary celebrant or in a family or group go outside as the sun is still high in the sky, but past the noonday peak. Make a container for the sun with your hands, either holding it as a ball or encircling it with your hands. Close your eyes and see the light of the sun through your closed eyelids. Remember that everything that is created is sunlight changed into form. Bring your hands to your face, as if you were drawing the sun close to you. Whisper to the sun what you would like to manifest. Then imagine that you are taking the golden sun inside your body. Feel the liquid sunshine move throughout your entire body, inspiring you to do your part to manifest your desire.
Appreciation of the Temporary
Immediately following the moment of greatest light is the beginning of the of the growth of the darkness, which continues through the balance point of autumn Equinox until the Winter Solstice. This holiday, therefore, reminds us that what is vital, valuable, and in form on this earthly plane, will one day change and will one day fall away. Contemplate yourself (if you are a solitary celebrant) or share with your family or group something that is so precious to you in the now, that will one day fall away. Enjoy this process as the sun sets on this wonderful day of sunlight.