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20 Jun 2019

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Why not embrace the sacred potential of this year’s Summer Solstice?

The whole period of Litha, can be seen as a time to review our goals, hopes and dreams. The summer solstice period is a way to mark our progress on our calendar of life!

Why not watch the Summer Solstice sunrise (although you will have to get up early), and take a moment to give thanks for the wisdom you have gained and lessons that have been learnt? Then focus and visualise what you would like to come forth in the next few months. Then let the suns rays wash over you and embrace its potency for possibilities.

Here are some example summer resolutions to aim for:

Its fair to say in the UK that we spend a lot of months waiting for it to be warm, dry and sunny – so when it happens – get outside!

Gather up friends and family, have a BBQ, go to the beach if one is nearby, take a pet to the park, spend some time gardening – anything that gets you in the fresh air…

If you have been stuck in a bit of a rut, set yourself a mental or physical challenge – something that can give you something to focus on, a goal to reach. Hopefully you will meet some likeminded people along the way. Perhaps try a 5K walk or run, or start learning a language.

Very often we spend a lot of time planning a holiday, and whilst there we explore everything it has to offer. But a lot of the time we do not do the same for the things right on our doorstep.

Try looking at the place you live as if you were a tourist and plan a summer of exploration.

If you are in a relationship and things have got a bit blasé, with you both taking each other for granted… Then why not use the warmer months to have a bit of a summer romance? Visit places you went to when you were courting if possible. Set time aside for romantic dates. Leave each other romantic messages. Set aside petty squabbles over washing up and putting out the rubbish. You might be surprised what a few months of really engaging with each other can do for your love life!

If you are single, why not embark on a summer romance – you don’t need to be on holiday, or abroad to have a sunshine fling! Throw caution to the wind, and open yourself up to the possibilities of fun and flirting.

This time I’m not talking about love, but a passion you perhaps had in your younger years, that has gone by the wayside. Maybe you used to play the piano, perhaps you used to paint, or maybe you used to cook or make jam. Whatever the past-time, maybe now is the right opportunity to carve out some ‘me time’, and reignite an old passion. Make it something that is fun, enjoyable and is just for you. Not something that needs to be judged by anyone else. Just do it for the pure joy of escapism.

Written by: I4C_Blog_Admin