Happy Solstice

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!


Druids Celebrate The Summer Solstice At StonehengeEach morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. ~Buddha

About Wildflower Women

Welcome to my site. I am writing to give people inspiration to hold their voices, especially as concerns the grieving process. My hope is that everyone finds a little inspiration from my site. We are all a work in progress! Namaste.
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9 Responses to Happy Solstice

  1. Mary says:

    Happy Summer Solstice to you as well – thank you for the reminder. So glad to have met you, hope you enjoy your summer.


  2. Thank you Mary, and keep painting and spreading your love and joy through this fabulous medium! Happy Summer to you as well.


  3. My favourite turning point. All the best!


  4. Thank you and to you as well!


  5. writerjuliet says:

    The ancient stone circle of Avebury is just a few miles from where I live in Wiltshire, UK. My daughter and I visited this afternoon – it was such a party atmosphere! Gave me goose bumps! Thanks for the reminder of the significance of this time of year.


  6. melanielb15 says:

    Interesting that this has been in my thoughts this week even without being conscious of the solstice. Fear can shut down so many good parts of us…and its tricky so that fighting it only makes it stronger. Letting fear be opens us to all of the possibilities again. Thanks for the support of your wise thoughts and words, my friend 🙂


    • Thank you for your kind words and yes we all need to look at our fears, acknowledge them and let them go, but that is the tricky part. Standing together with the support of our tribe is key! Enjoy your summer.


  7. Such a beautiful post…so full of truth…you wrote:”Your fears and insecurities are only as real as you believe them to be; the truth is that you’re unlimited and free. “—–this is so true…when we allow those fears to become permanent, we suffer…we have to let-go of that and return to our deeper self…and not allow the conditions of our emotions to control us…Thank you for carrying my thoughts beyond my fears! Namaste!


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