Saturday, 21 June 2014

a peaceful summer solstice







A peaceful summer solstice to you. As the sun reaches it's most expansive time, the longest day of year is here. The outward push of energy, growth and potential has been reached and the journey inwards will begin.

I find myself strangely calm this year. I have been known to find myself feeling quite ungrounded, in the midst of all this summer doing. Over-stimulated and worn-out. The fire energies burn brightly amongst us, sparks jumping between us, inspiring us towards our own highest potential.

I feel this, and yet this year I also feel a calmness. A calmness within all the doing. The need to hold a space for myself. Something in reserve. A new place.  A new awareness of what's right for me right now.

Perhaps it's being 45. It feels like a full expansion into the summer of my life. Or perhaps it's seeing a mentor, or attending a yoga class. Or the two hours a day of hard labor in the garden. Perhaps we are over the worst of our difficulties, or maybe we are learning to just hold some balance within it.

This is honoring what I need. The inspiration and the calmness is all here. I am happy to be holding this space for myself. In future years I may feel the call to solstice revelry and summer gatherings, but right now I am glad to be feeling peaceful.  Just taking each step at a time.

Happy solstice people!
make pretty flower mandalas, enjoy the sun and nature.
Be kind.

♥♥♥
   

22 comments:

  1. A lovely post Heather. Beautiful words and pictures. Happy Solstice to you too x

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  2. So beautifully written. I wish you a great day and calm and peace in your life. xx

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  3. A lovely post, wishing you peace and calmness in your days x

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  4. Beautiful sentiments, I'm so glad you are feeling so grounded - like a tree bursting with summer growth yet still maintaining deep roots. Perfect! Chrissie x

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  5. Another lovely post Heather, thank you - peace and calm is good and I'm happy to read this is what you are feeling! xoJoy

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  6. Enjoy your summer Heather and your calm. Ii'm always sad after the summer solstice has passed: it seems that summer is just beginning but the light has started to go. Must be my age..

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  7. Peaceful Sostice to you too, Heather.
    Jacqui x

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  8. Happy Summer Solstice to you too. Cx

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  9. Hi Heather, Happy solstice to you too!!! It's so nice to talk to you again and this was truly a beautiful post!!! Well written and it made me feel happy!!! May your week be filled with plenty more of this!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  10. Dear Heather,

    Happy solstice to you and thank you for your good wishes. I feel pretty similar to you - and the same age too - things are very busy and the sunlight is dazzling but I feel grounded.

    Happy wishes to you for a sweet summer.

    Stephanie

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  11. Stay centred, keep calm and crochet.

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  12. Bless you Heather :-) It's so good to hear you at peace with yourself.
    Tracey xxx

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  13. A very calming post...just what I needed at the end of another busy day. Glad you are in a happier place. X

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  14. beautiful Summer Solstice post Heather ♥

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  15. Our celebrations here were very low key also. Wrapping up the loose ends of a move that has taken three months. A bevy and early to bed as it is hard to sleep here after 4 pm as the sun is up again.

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  16. Lovely post Heather. I hope this is a new season for you and your family and the hardest work has already been done. Have a wonderful day!

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  17. Sounds like you've found yourself in a lovely place :) x

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  18. It was a lovely one and this year we were treated with a magnificent sunset.

    Nina x

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  19. Lovely, just lovely. I am so happy for you, so it's great to hear you speak of how calm you feel. You do sound very calm, I have to say.

    Thank you for your comments on my midsummer post (and all your comments, always!) - I did reply in the thread. They made me think, thank you for taking the time to leave them, I do love the dialogue. xx

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  20. A happy and peaceful Summer to you too. Nothing like a bit of garden therapy.

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