The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer. Historically, the summer solstice is one of the most sacred days of the year. When there is more sunlight each day, our mood and energy is biologically pumped up. Midsummer is a supercharged time physically and emotionally, which makes it ideal for making resolutions, taking stock of previous goals as well as to strengthen human relationships and let go of negativity.
June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and simultaneously heralds the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. In 2013, the summer solstice occurs and summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday, June 21 at 1:04 a.m. EDT. Creating a ritual for the summer solstice is a timeless way to remind us of the simple things in life, like connecting with other people, our own biology, and nature.
It is also a good time to turn negativity into self-nourishment. Look at where you are holding limiting beliefs as to yourself; start by thinking about your dreams and all of the reasons why they haven’t come true. Think about all the reasons you are afraid, and all the reasons why your parents, friends or people you know say it can’t be done. This is the beginning of understanding what holds you back. If you weigh all those thoughts and opinions against the still voice within that is connected to the Divine, you will begin to see it is fear manifesting itself, but not truth. Your fears and insecurities are only as real as you believe them to be; the truth is that you’re unlimited and free. So use this Summer Solstice to let go of your limiting beliefs, to reconnect with your authentic self and step forward into the unknown with the knowledge that it is the perfect time of year to make real changes and have them stick. Happy Summer Solstice friends!