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.