Summer is here!
The time of the year when the Northern Hemisphere is celebrating it’s connection to Light while the Southern Hemisphere emerges itself in to Dark. A time of the year when both these energies are in balance in our beautiful planet.
The days are longer, the evenings warm, outdoor fun all around and time off beckons us. All invitations to step out, surround ourselves by others, and relish in the body.
The sun and the hot days are good and essential reminders to find balance between frolic and laziness, summer plans and doing nothing, time with friends and family and time for self-reflection and introspection.
This is the season to step away from the usual and step into some fun in the sun.
Summer is the perfect bidding by Mother Nature to nurture and tend to our garden so that we can see the harvest in the fall.
Now is the perfect time to spend outdoors to soak up powerful sun energy and honor the sun’s warmth with reverence and gratitude for the abundant blessings in life.
This season is also a gateway to celebrate our own inner fire and power. The power that brings things to fulfillment, expanding and brightening our lives.
It a time to remember that we, like the sun, contain the power to nurture and sustain, and that we have a ability (and responsibility) to burn as brightly as we can keeping ourselves, loves, and dreams bright, warm and alive.
Our ancestors, whose life was more closely attuned to the cycles of the sun, celebrated the summer by building great bonfires connecting them to the power of the Sun and its season.
How Can You Celebrate and Soak up the energy of summer?
Step Outdoors into Morning Glory
Step outside first thing in the morning, and dig your feet into the earth. Soak up the rays of the sun’s light. Grab your morning coffee and feel the morning surround you.
Breathe in the Sun
Stand in the sunlight with feet apart, and palms / arms up in the air in a posture to receive, facing up. Close your eyes. Breathe. Notice and absorb all the healing rays of the sun’s light and warmth all over your body. Imagine it penetrating every cell. Letting the warmth really seep in.
Water is a conduit and a connector. We ourselves are about 80% water. When we connect to water – both is inside and outside of ourselves, we are opening up to the natural foothold with all that is Divine. Water provides a cooling effect and provides a balance with heat. Create or step into a body of water. You can fill a bathtub, throw water balloons, or simply dip your toes into a pool.
Wishing you much frolic, joy, balance, and summer bliss.