Known as the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice marks a powerful planetary moment where Earth's tilt brings us the closest to the Sun that we can possibly be. It marks the beginning of Summer, and provides an opportunity to deeply tap into the energy of the Sun.
Rewind to January - think colder weather, shorter days, darker nights. Winter is a time where we turn inward, where we physically want to spend more time inside, safe and secure. Mentally, it is a time of looking ahead, replenishing, planning, manifesting. We say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.
Then, we transition into a fresh season, where we see our dreams and goals start to blossom. Spring energetically represents growth and rebirth. A time where we continue to nurture the seeds we planted at the beginning of the year and see things finally begin to come to life. This is a period of process and evolution - not immediate results.
Which brings us to the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, when we are fully awake. We celebrate a cyclical peak, bathed in the energy of the Sun. With more hours of sunlight, the Earth literally asks us to spend more time outside - the natural pull to connect with one another gets stronger. Physically and emotionally, we feel warm, alive, refreshed, renewed, energized. It's no wonder everyone seems to be happier during this season.
What is it that you experience when you step outside and feel the warmth of the Sun on your skin? Does it invigorate you, does it uplift you? You can leverage that energy to your advantage - let it fuel you, let it uplift, let it motivate you towards whatever it is you're trying to accomplish.
Choose of these Five Affirmations to Celebrate the Summer and remind you to tap into this powerful, vibrant energy.
1. "I am awake, I am aware, I am ready to take action."
2. "The sun’s energy propels me into higher states of awareness."
3. "When I live in alignment with nature, I live in alignment with myself."
4. "I recognize every obstacle as an opportunity, I see every challenge as an adventure."