Nurture your soul with love’s blossom
The 1st August brought not only a New moon but a new season within the Chinese 5 Elements system. It is late summer and it is all about the Earth. It is the perfect time to ground ourselves in who we are and who we are being. It is time to reflect and bring into fruition all the we have worked for in the year so far and prepare for the latter seasons of the year. I always find I want to slow down when there is a seasonal change and I am noticing that more and more as I tune into the natural cycles of life that we have available to us in any given moment. I can’t say that I’m always good at slowing down and life sometimes intervenes (a lot) to get me do so.
When I do eventually slow down enough I love seeing new possibilities and a chance to hope and dream new dreams or see the bigger vision I may already hold. I know that during this time of the year when there is plenty of light, I love the charge that it gives me to be creative and run with it when I can. It’s funny because exactly 5 years ago my old self was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro at this very moment. I am in such awe of that woman who had the courage to do that. It was a big ask of my old self and I didn’t allow any fears to stop me from doing it regardless of the outcome. Now 5 years on, I want to be the opposite and take my time without over exerting myself or put my body through anything taxing. I find myself wanting to be and I am very ok with that. I naturally want to take my time and this seems to be my current rhythm. I think it comes down to knowing what we need and knowing the difference between making excuses or being authentic. It’s really important to reach into that place of knowing to find out what is real.
I can tell you from my experience of climbing Kilimanjaro, it taught me the power of going slow. Slow and steady always wins the race they say and this is so true. The only way to climb was step by step at the slowest possible pace. Sometimes it can feel like you are not going nowhere but really you are. You have to let go and breathe as much as you can. Breathe deeply and let it all plan out as it needs to. Let yourself reflect and be honest in the places within you that need nurturing or where you need to slow down. I promise with that you will find love’s blossom which is YOU.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
What I love about the summer is the light and how nature is so alive. One thing that has come from pushing myself with some of the treks I have done on some of my travels is being able to appreciate the diversity of nature and the beauty of the world. We live on such a beautiful planet with some incredible landscapes. There have been times I have been in such awe of the beauty it has brought tears to my eyes. I have been incredibly blessed with some of the sights I have seen whilst I was on some of my tougher treks and seen things that I never thought I would in this lifetime. It got me thinking that life is too short to be thinking about doing something and sometimes you have to just do it. There will always be something that will get in the way but when you remain true to your dreams then miracles do happen.
Trekking and my new love for walking as a result of it has showed me what is possible when you keep taking the steps you need to take (this was literal at times) and how over time it can build into something so awesome. It builds your resolve and you find strength you didn’t know you had to keep going. When hills get steep, it’s a metaphor for life and at some point you will get over that hill and celebrate yourself and what you have achieved. As well as creative goals, there is something powerful that comes from having physical goals to work towards too. They work well together. Plus, it honours the body you are living in and the living breathing miracle that you are. It brings you back to love and love consciousness.
Light your soul on fire and let love guide you
This week is a powerful week with the lead up to the Summer Solstice on Friday 21st June. It is the said to be the longest day of the year and brings us a new season filled with light and abundance which is probably welcomed by so many including myself. After the depths of winter and enduring the darkness in more ways than one it is so refreshing to know that there is light. It is coming and it is here. With the air of spring it brought us hope with signs of freshness. Seeds were being planted for growth and transformation on so many levels. As change is upon us again, it is the time to be seen and to bloom in full force with the hope and ideas from the spring season. Now is the time in all the seasons to take action and focus on the good. This makes all the difference in the world. When we focus on what is good and what is possible, it brings into alignment our truth and the desires our heart speaks. It is the time to honour them and give voice to the sunshine that lives within the heart. It is the way of the soul.
I don’t know about you but I always feel an impact when there is a seasonal shift. Some seasonal shifts affect me more than others but more than anything I am looking forward to the future and what it may bring. Also, I look forward to what I know it will bring because I have taken the steps I need to make things happen. To bring your dreams alive you have to take action. When you go through the depths of winter, it does something to you and relights your spark. I am in a place of gratitude with it all. When you finally allow yourself to leave the light on, life brings on new perspectives and dimensions. Sometimes I get to a place where I even feel like I’m in another dimension which allows me to transcend and bring positive change into my life.
What I find helps in keeping with focusing on the good is working with affirmations as a deliberate way to stay positive. Here are some awesome ones that I put together with this week’s theme:
I awaken this morning and greet this new day filled with happiness and enthusiasm for life.
I will radiate love and compassion and see the beauty in all of life.
I open my heart to Divine Light. I am Love.
I am radiant and allow the Divine Light of the Universe to guide my life in new and exciting ways.
My life is expanding in beautiful and miraculous ways.
Have a wonderful Summer Solstice beautiful readers! Sending blessings for the new season! May it bring you love, peace and abundance!