Celebrate Summer with me!
Happy Solstice Lovelies!
Welcome to Summer!
Here, for us folks that live in the Northern hemisphere, we arrive at that beautiful point in the year where we get to celebrate the light and prepare to welcome the coming darkness as days get shorter.
Gosh, I love celebrating.
It is a reminder to enter into the present and to connect again with reality as we move through life.
A process that I love to do at this time of year involves gratitude and appreciation for the things in life that we don't do. To free myself of the extraneous expectations that gather and collect at times.
I use the summer solstice to remind myself of the coming darkness and its place in the seasons of life.
I like to spend some time reflecting on an important topic: freedom of choice.
To take a quick intentional look at the "shoulds" in life that I choose NOT to do.
This exercise that can free up our summer and get clarity on what we want to do by highlighting the paths in life that we are closed to.
We can put down the weight of those expectations and move some potential to the back burner of our subconscious.
This frees us to celebrate to awesomeness of now!
Grab a pen and some recycled paper - using discarded paper is a nice symbol here.
Don't think. Just start writing.
Any topic that comes to mind that no longer interests you. That no longer serves you.
I give you permission to write it down.
You aren't committing to throwing it out of your life forever, or never picking it up again, you are just listing possibilities and potentials that no longer serve you.
I challenge you to see if you can write 20 items.
If 20 is easy, try 50! I dare you to get to 100.
There is no right or wrong number here. Just permission to write.
There is no way to fail at this exercise - 2 items? awesome! One item - let it go!
Put the pen down, close your eyes and take a breath in - bask in the glow and warmth of the longest day of the year in gratitude for not having to carry these items forward into the coming darkness.
We can use this time to find joy in what we do choose to do.
Doesn't that brain dump feel nice?
Now, take that piece of paper and return it to the recycling.
You don't need to keep it.
You've let the expectations go and freed up your energy for choice and service.
The point is not to "dive into the why" or look at a how. It is to list and thank and breathe.
What are your favourite ways to celebrate the seasons?
Keep the conversation going and leave a comment below!
Go and enjoy this beautiful summer -- May it be filled with light and laughter!
P.S. My favourite season is Autumn. I am so excited to move through Summer with you and into the hygge deliciousness of fall 💖