Today is the Summer Solstice marking another season, the passing of time, and often a time of reflection and ritual.
I’m not really a “woo-woo” kind of gal despite being deeply spiritual. However I love using the solstices as markers to reflect, take stock, and either recommit or start practices that propel me towards a more meaningful happier life.
If you’re interested in joining me, I’m going to celebrate with a Summer Solstice Ritual and here’s how to do it:
Get yourself a pen and paper and find a comfortable place to sit.
Close your eyes and take a few minutes to simply sit. Observe your breath, connecting to the life that flows through this body you inhabit.
When you’re ready, light a candle – the symbol of light – and answer these questions:
It’s the midpoint of the year, what are your biggest accomplishments so far?
What are your happiest moments in the last 6 months?
What has made you feel connected, alive, and your life meaningful?
How often are you doing these things?
What has felt heavy in your life?
What might be some good ways to ease some of that heaviness?
Who do you wish you spent more time with? When are you going to call them?
If there was one thing that you could focus on over the next 6 months that would bring you the most joy, renewal, and meaning, what would that be?
What might be some great ways to start accomplishing them now?
When you imagine yourself in 6 months, what would make you happiest about thinking about the year that past? The most proud?
What are 3 small things you can start today to start working towards them?
Once you’ve completed the questions. Lay a hand on your heart. Breathe into your hand and heart and ask your heart “what is most important right now?” and use it’s wisdom to set your intention for the next 6 months and write it down.
Then hold the candle in your hands and say your intention out loud to the flame. Blow the candle out to seal your intention.
Tell me in the comments below if you have any plans for the Summer Solstice or if you plan on using this little ritual.