Welcome to the Summer Solstice!
It’s Time to Celebrate!
Welcome to the Summer Solstice!
Our brain is hardwired to the ancient traditions based on the seasons and cycles of nature. Throughout the year I highlight each Equinox (balance of day and night) and Solstice (longest/ shortest day/ night) to assist you to make choices and changes in your life more easily.
So WELCOME to the Summer Solstice… it starts on Tuesday December 18, culminates on Saturday December 22 at 9.22am Sydney time and is the longest day and shortest night of the year, occurring each year from December 18 -22 in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Summer Solstice is the time of celebration of the harvest… the fruit of the bulbs planted deep in winter and the seeds sown in spring are NOW ripe for picking.
We are NOW ready to CELEBRATE and reap the rewards of our labours!
Celebrations of Light & Miracles!!!
This time of year for many faiths is a time of Celebration.
From August 20-24, 2018, Muslims celebrated the holy Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, immediately followed by the Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca and Hindus celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights, on November 7 and Jews have just finished celebrating Hanukkah also known as Festival of Lights, an 8 day observance from December 2 -10, which recalls a miracle in the Jerusalem temple.
On December 8 Buddhists celebrated Bodhi Day – the day Buddha is believed to have achieved enlightenment, Wiccans celebrate The Solstice and Yule-Litha on December 21, which is where the term Yuletide comes from, while Christians celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus Christ, on December 25.
This is indeed a time of Light and transformation.
Give yourself the time to b r e e e a t h e and look for the Light in Your Life.
It connects to Your Light within You.
Your Heart, Your Truth, Your Purpose, Your Path, Your Spirit, Your Joy.
It creates The Best Day of Your Life So Far, each day.
What does Your Best Day of Your Life So Far look like to You? Start by doing 1 ( or more) of those things Today. Remember, what You focus on grows.
Meanwhile, my valued clients and friends in the Northern hemisphere, across the UK, USA and Asia, are entering the Winter Solstice ( the longest night and shortest day) and prepare to enjoy the warmth of the hearth and to listen to their inner voice.
The actual Winter Solstice is Friday, 21 December 2018 at 11.23pm CET…a great time to do the Solstice exercise you will receive in the Winter Solstice edition of Breathe this week.
For many, 2018 has been a difficult year. And a year of transformation. Many life lessons learnt, self value increased, new healthy boundaries & habits adopted and Positive Change created.
The Solstice is an opportunity to take stock of how far you have come, to celebrate the changes you have made. Then choose & strategise what changes you want to create to keep the progress growing.
So light a candle and give yourself the time and space to enJOY the Solstice exercise below.
It is time to enjoy the fruits of all the work you have put into creating a Passionate and Spirited Life, to celebrate the release of your old thoughts and habits and to celebrate moving toward Living the Life You are Meant to!
Here’s one way to do that…
The Summer Solstice Exercise 2018
- Take a piece of paper and look back over the last year…. how far have you come? What were you thinking/ behaving/ saying this time last year that has since changed? What new learning have you gained? What unsupportive habits have you let go of? What NEW habits and supportive ways of living life have you adopted?
- You could write a list, draw pictures, create a Wall of Celebration, or an album online.
- Head hold and breathe and notice where you feel the sense of Celebration in your body.
- Place your hands over that space and breathe it in. Intensify it. What colour comes to mind when you do it? Breathe it in.
- What sense comes with it? Joy, harmony, fulfillment, calm, knowing. Breathe that in too.
- Repeat each day of the Solstice Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22.
- Now Celebrate!
Notice your transformations, choices and be witness to your wonderful processes over the coming year. Celebrate them as they happen! Record them to review and celebrate them this time next year.
Watch with growing love and respect for yourself as you honour the light that is within you and realize your truth. Celebrate with a BIG Self Hug each time you do this!
Now, enJoy Your Summer Solstice- and Celebrate!