It's Summer Solstice

Summer invites us to be fully awake, to grow and mature, to savor the moment, walk by faith, letting our guards down toward joy filled selfless service.

Summer says, let go of your safety rails, come swim into the deep. It’s activating dreams but also relaxing into the present by lingering over meals or encounters, savoring the moment, allowing the time to flow by.

With joy, Summer says, let’s explore, let’s serve, but let’s also learn to conserve!

Today specifically I invite you to awaken to the Light. The Light of God, the Light around you, the Light within you, the Light the flows through all of creation. Its full and bright, where do you see it shining brightest today?

What is the Light revealing to you?

Some meaningful ways to celebrate the Summer Solstice

(Can totally be observed today, tomorrow, basically all weekend - be free and flexible)

  • Get outside

  • Have a picnic

  • Have an early morning patio breakfast

  • Go for a swim or have a pool party

  • Take a midday nap

  • Do a Sunbath- laying in the sun for 5-10 minutes in silence

  • Sing/dance/move your body

  • Have a bonfire

  • Eat something bitter

  • Think/pray/talk about what you want to explore this Summer

  • Journal answering “how can I continue to trust?”

  • Go for a prayer walk; looking for where the light is falling and what it has to say

  • Make Sun Tea

  • Collect flowers/signs of Summer

  • Work in the garden

  • Go to the Farmers Market and make a Solstice Feast —In SoCal look for those seasonal cherries, cucumbers & strawberries!

Which ones are calling to you, little one?

Be on the lookout for more emails about connecting to all that Summer brings and its themes of exploration, service and conservation. Summer blessings to you!

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