I bless the old day setting, I honour the new day rising.
I open my eyes to the Love of the Sun; in my heart
we become one.
Background Information—This essence was prepared during the “night” and early morning hours of June 21 and 22, as the midnight sun danced along the peaks of the Brooks Range in the northern interior of Alaska.
The area where this essence was prepared lies thirty-five miles north of the Arctic Circle, where there is constant daylight from April to late August. On the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the sun barely dips below the tips of the mountain peaks, never fully disappearing from sight.
This essence was prepared by placing a bowl of water on the bank of the Koyukuk River in full view of the sun as it completed its decent from the north-west and began to rise again towards the north-east, an event lasting approximately four hours.
Healing Qualities—The essence of Solstice Sun contains the energy of the setting and rising sun–an embodiment of the completion of the old and the beginning of a new cycle of light.
Solstice Sun is a very transformational essence and can have a powerful effect on our ability to access and move energy through our physical bodies. It is often indicated for those who suffer from light deprivation, which is also known as Seasonal Affectedness Disorder.
This essence works by opening our hearts and the energy pathways in our bodies so that we can receive more light and make more efficient use of the energy contained within it.
This expansion in our ability to welcome light and energy into our bodies is also useful when we need to prepare ourselves for a peak experience–a kind of experience that we have never had before, or one that challenges us to expand the current parameters of our identity.
Solstice Sun is also an essence for integration. When it is taken during a peak or life changing experience, it will work on an elemental level to expand a person’s energy system so that they can contain the fullness of the event as it unfolds. In this way, they are able to integrate the various aspects of the experience while they are still within the energetic or environmental matrix that is creating it.
Information originally created by Alaskan Essences