Happy Solstice! Happy Summer! (and of course wintery blessings to all our southern hemisphere friends).
But I’m happy to celebrate the turning of the seasonal wheel and to welcome Summer.
I’m entering this season with such delight and I’m inviting myself to remember to keep invoking that joy, to keep making decisions that maintain that energy, to keep all of me pointed in that direction.
My summer project, my Creativity Cauldron Ecstatic Practice Me-Full-Out, feels like such a juicy container to be throwing myself into. I’m curious to see not only how each day unfolds, but also where I’ll be at the next turn of the seasonal wheel. I’m approaching this as a grand adventure and experiment – just how much fun can I have following my inspiration in the moment and releasing needing to structure in a more linear way. Paying attention to how things rise and fall away in a very organic way, and not pushing things past my point of interest. There feels like so much to explore here that has implications for every aspect of my life.
But before the “official” start of the project, I’m using today for a bit of reflection.
The solstices and equinoxes (and the cross-quarters if you’re so inclined) are perfect times to do some internal checking.
I’m coming to understand more and more that as we are really invited to stay current – to be in the now moment – that hanging on to the past is such an unhelpful anchor. So while previously my periodic reviews held at least some element of assessing where I was based on the trajectory I had set for myself, that really feels like old energy and part of an old paradigm. Way too linear. And life doesn’t feel all that linear any more.
I had a thought about that today. Instead of marking progress like stops on a road map, what if we marked things like a random dot on a piece of paper. Like a star flung in the endless canvas of the night sky. And the next time we make a mark it doesn’t have to be anywhere near that previous star, because we aren’t tied to where we once were literally or figuratively. But then we can just be a huge constellation of stars and have the joy of connecting the dots into endless patterns. Nothing has to stay the same
Speaking of constellations, I’ve been meaning to share a post card I received from Nat Uhing of Smallest Forest in Australia some weeks ago as part of an organized postcard swap. Tiny delica beads and fine metallic thread on a dark velvet-y background. I simply can’t get a good photo of it, but I hope you get a bit of a sense of its wonderfulness.
Here’s to having a fabulous summer in which we all shine brilliantly!