“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” (Henry David Thoreau)
In the act of slowing down for late summer, I am very much in preparation mode and writing this serves as a reminder that during the darker days there is always light even if only a little. I very much struggle in the winter when we have darker and shorter days, and probably a lot of people can relate to this, but rather than pre-empting how I’m going to be or how I may feel it’s much better focusing on the now. It is staying in the now that will ultimately serve us. It it what will help us grow and keep to the sun as we move through the seasons one by one and go right back to the beginning.
It has been a year since I started a course called Naturopathic Nutrition and I am grateful for the healing it has brought me. After many years of personal development it never ceases to amaze me what else is out there that will serve my soul evolution. I felt like this course was a step up in weaving the other pieces together and being able to take charge of my health again. Sometimes when things happen in life or we get ill, it can seem hopeless. When the medical profession says there is no cure that is not the end. In fact, no matter what happens there is always something you can do to help yourself even if it’s changing your mindset to start off with to see what is possible and what you can change. There will always be factors out of our control in life but that doesn’t take away who you are or your sense of spirit. It can make all the difference in the world and your healing matters. It is the best gift you can give to Life.
I love what I am doing now and what I am learning. It makes me feel like every day is summer. As always it comes back to food with me and it brings me such joy. I have loved food all my life and this for certain will not change. I love and appreciate food more than ever before because of my experiences. Here is short caption of why food means so much to me today on one of my blog pages – Naturopathic Nutrition.
Have a great delicious week!
“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!