Do you remember as a child how the summer seemed to go on forever!
Time spent running through sprinklers, playing at the park and riding bikes. Long days spent by the pool or at the beach; our skin getting kissed by the sun, eating popsicles and hot dogs in our swimsuits as they dried in the warm air.
Time stretched effortlessly into evenings around the campfire and it was hard to keep our eyes open while we became mesmerized by the flames.
Sure, as adults we have more responsibilities now but why have most of us lost the magic of summer?
I am always reminded of a quote by George Bernard Shaw….
“We don’t cease to play because we grow old. We grow old because we cease to play.”
Summer is the season of light and vitality!! A time for our souls to reach and expand. All you have to do is look around you now. The Earth is gifting us with immense abundance and blossoming!
I want you to find the magic in summer and its’ healing energy again! I have some ways for the adult- you to rekindle some of that childlike wonder.
First, envision your very best self. How would that highest self think and feel? What can you do to move closer with love to that vision?
Summer is all about healing energy —more light, greater warmth, more time, more joy and more opportunity to heal and grow in Spirit. Here are some ways you can harness the powerful energy of summer and rekindle childlike wonder:
Surprised??! I can almost see the eye rolls and hear the groans. But I am telling you that taking 5-10min in the morning to just sit in quiet contemplation will do wonders for your spirit.
Maybe a mediation practice for you this summer is standing on the ground barefoot with arms outstretched wide towards the sun, and you say a prayer of thanks for what you have in your life now and are grateful for the opportunities ahead.
Don’t make it complicated. 🙂
Summer invites you to move your body more so step out into the sunlight and spend time enjoying the wonders of the natural world.
MAKE the time to purposefully get outside more this summer. Remember those long days spent at the pool and the beach when we didn’t care about time. We ate when we were hungry and slept when we were tired.
The bright and potent energy of the summer urges you to move into action mode. Being connected to the energy of Mother Earth is something our culture is steadily losing, but you can reclaim the peace and joy that comes from being in tune with nature.
Being outside helps to ground you; clears, balances, and charges your chakras. This is WHY we always feel so amazing spending entire days outside!!
Use your long summer days for more healing walks and outdoor exercise.
The adult in you can schedule that time in the calendar. So MAKE the time for days spent where you don’t need a watch (or your phone) to tell you things….like when to take a lunch break 😉
How many of your sweet summer memories are connected to water—swimming and boating, hiking beside a stream, marveling at the power of a mighty waterfall, listening to the crash of waves.
Water is a powerful tool for healing. Just taking a walk along a waterfront, river or lake will help clear your mind and lift your spirits.
Water is an elemental force for good, a conduit of universal energy. It can help you clear blockages from your sacral chakra and second level of your personal energy field.
Saltwater is especially healing so if you live near an ocean consider yourself EXTRA lucky.
But the Collingwood and Wasaga Beach area where most of us are blessed to call home, provides a beautiful healing space of clear lakes, mountains and precious forest trails– take time to head to the beach and play in the waves!
And run through a sprinkler or two! Have a water balloon fight with your friends and kids.
Take advantage of all the wonderful ways you can enjoy water this season!
Consider what the summer sun does for your spirit with its warmth and light, energizing and empowering all your dreams and desires.
Enjoying the good energy the sun provides can help you wake up the power you have within to shine forth in the world. How can you begin to shine like the sun in your work, in your relationships, in your service, in your spiritual practice and in you joy of living?
As the poet Hafiz famously said, “Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that—it lights the whole sky.” Let your spirit shine!
Summer is full of opportunities, so make sure you embrace the light of the season to help you heal and grow your spirit.
Summer’s freedom and weather create the perfect opportunity to move toward healthier habits and heal yourself from the inside out. Whether you are basking in the sun or swimming in the water or lying on a blanket looking up at the clouds, take advantage of this precious time to benefit from the powerful healing energy of summertime.
Do yourself a favour and rekindle the child like fun summer held for you.
The final thing I want you to do RIGHT NOW is make a Summer Fun To-DO List. I will start you off with some ideas below!
I wish you nothing but FUN and JOY and HEALING this summer with all of it’s wonderful magic and light.