Summer is my favorite time of the year. I love the expansive feeling that the heat brings. I find myself stretching to the sun, open and receiving.
In chinese medicine this is called yang – as opposed to the more inward yin cycle of the colder months. This is a time to make possibilities real, to tend to the seedlings of vision and purpose that we planted in the spring so that we may have a rich harvest in the Fall.
Our hard work of introspection and deep diving is ready to express itself through joy and celebration. Can you feel it?
June 20th marks Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Let’s not let this ancient holiday pass us by without reveling and delighting in it together! How will you celebrate? Will you observe the first rays of dawn? Will you share a radiant sunset with a friend? Will you dance and make merry as you move through midsummer’s day?
However you mark the Solstice, one thing is certain: it’s time to move, to love, and to connect as we use the power of the sun to catalyze our work in the world.
As a fun Solstice gift, we’d like to offer an extra $100 off tickets to Emerging Women Live ($400 in savings total). Simply register by June 20th using the code Solstice, and get ready for a community celebration like no other, October 5-8th in colorful Colorado.
It is so beneficial to stay connected to the earth and her cycles, to celebrate her transitions and transformations, to invite awareness of how her rebirth is mirrored in our individual selves.
Share your Solstice rituals with us in the comments section below, and register here to join us for the rich harvest that is Emerging Women Live in the Fall!
PS – In Russia and Ukraine, Summer Solstice celebrants jump over bonfires to display their courage and faith. Emerging Women Firewalk anyone??