The summer solstice begins in the northern hemisphere on the evening of Saturday June 20th. Traditionally this is a time spent celebrating the energy of the longest day and shortest night of the year. The summer solstice embodies the energies of spiritual growth, love, healing, vitality, abundance, potential, and an expanded light consciousness. These energies open the door to a deeper connection and understanding of your internal light of being.
Observing the summer solstice is a powerful reminder of how deeply connected we all are to the cycles and rhythms of nature. This connection, whether acknowledged or not, greatly affects you. A strong nature connection enriches your life experience, healing journey, and greatly supports a calm state of being. This connection also enhances your spiritual growth potential, supports energetic harmony, is deeply nourishing, and facilitates a grounded state of being.
Additionally, the summer solstice affords the perfect time to reflect upon your blessings and the abundance you presently have in your life. It is also important to take a moment to hold and extend a deep sense of gratitude to the earth. For she is the great mother who provides all we need to sustain our life in a state of health, harmony, and well-being.
Finally, when you consciously observe the cycles of nature through ceremony and ritual, you are then able to interact with these potent energies from an empowered space of being. Therefore, ritual and ceremony are perfect tools that help you acknowledge and connect with the energy of events like the summer solstice. They create the perfect bridge of opportunity for you to drink in the energy of the moment and enhance your spiritual growth and healing.
Here are some simple ways to acknowledge and celebrate the summer solstice:
No matter how you choose to spend your summer solstice this year, may you find peace, comfort, and joy in these beautiful healing energies.