I felt the urge to write about the solstice today as the energies are gaining intensity as we work our way through June! The solstice feels like a turning point and I wanted to share what I am getting through from Spirit as well as take the opportunity to celebrate how far we have come!
I have given a little background below about the solstice as I thought it was of interest and then I have written about the energies surrounding this time.
The word solstice comes from the Latin ‘solstitium’ meaning ‘sun stands still’ because the apparent movement of the Sun’s path north or south stops before changing direction. A solstice happens when the sun’s highest point is at its furthest point from the equator.
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. It’s the day when there are the most hours of sunlight. In the UK, we celebrate it on 21st June when the sun will rise at 4.25am.
The summer solstice is a special day for many as it means the start of the summer.
It has links to many ancient cultural practices as different cultures have celebrated it being symbolic of renewal, fertility and harvest.
Every year, hundreds of pagans and non-pagans congregate at Stonehenge in the UK to see the sun rise in the morning and welcome in the summer. Some pagans and druids perform a fire ritual to celebrate the occasion. This involves people with unlit candles forming a circle around a large lit central candle and lighting theirs off it one at a time.
The Druids celebrated the day as the wedding of heaven and earth, which I think is beautiful!
It is a wonderful time to celebrate ourselves during the solstice. Perhaps light your own candle and say out loud all the things you are grateful for. Review how far you have come and see what an amazing journey you have been on. Appreciate YOU!
As I sit here writing this I can feel the energies gathering momentum! I am being shown the energy forming as spirals, which are surfacing all around the planet. These spirals of energy are creating change!
As I wrote in June’s energy update, this month is a wonderful time to nurture ourselves and in doing so we nurture Mother Earth as well as each other as we are all one. It is a very ‘healing’ time for us all and we are being shown the truth in many different ways about what is ‘blocking’ us stepping forward and society as a whole.
It has been an interesting month so far and quite intense for many. The physical body, especially, has been showing us what is blocking our next steps! When we have a pain somewhere, an illness develops or we just feel under the weather, it is our way of showing ourselves we need to deal with an issue! Sometimes we view our bodies as very separate entities to our minds and when a problem arrises, we don’t immediately understand the connection to our emotions or perhaps balance in life.
The energy around the solstice is helping us uncover the truth, not just on a global level, but also on an individual level. So if something has come up for you, especially in terms of your physical body, take the time to understand why. What I find beneficial is actually asking the body why, rather than just asking with our minds! When we connect to the body, we become whole and our body can give us all the answers!!
If you want to try this, then take a few deep breaths, relax and move your attention to whichever place in your body you feel guided. For example, if your shoulder hurts, then you may want to focus your attention here, if you feel sad or emotional you may wish to focus your attention on your heart space. Once you connect with your body, just ask it why it hurts and see what feelings, words, colours etc you receive. Don’t second guess yourself, just let it flow. The first thing you get will be correct! Don’t let your mind get involved!! You can then ask another question, such as how do I help myself feel better and again let the answers come in whichever way. You will surprise yourself at what you find out!
The current energies are powerful now and will help us clear anything that we wish to get rid of! So by doing this work with our bodies we can set ourselves free from our blocks and move forward much more easily!
This new energy should work on us all for the next week or so. If you have felt tired in the last few days or are feeling tired now, don’t worry it is just the energies working with you! I have found myself wanting and needing to take more naps in the afternoon recently. Listen to what your body is telling you! We sometimes stop ourselves from taking a break or a nap as we can consider it as being lazy!! Change your belief! When we actually stop and listen to what our bodies need, we are honouring and helping ourselves to heal.
I feel it is so important right now to take extra rest and breaks, even if we have a million things to do, as we need this time to accept the energetic changes that are taking place. If we don’t stop, we could create more blocks or physical symptoms, which in turn stop us from moving into a greater state of grace. So if you feel like you need a break, even if it is just for a cuppa or you need more time like a holiday, listen to YOU!!
Wishing you a blissful solstice!
Love & Blessings