Summer Solstice: Have Your Best Summer!
It’s officially Summer now with the Summer Solstice on June 21st! You can enhance your experience of Summer and support your health during this change of seasons by understanding the special function of the hottest of all the seasons. In the Chinese Medicine System, it’s the season of Fire. Being aware of the emotional aspects of this season can help you have more fun and balance your own Fire energy.
While the spiritual/emotional capacity of Spring is the power of growth, Summer holds the power of maturity. In summer, the buds of spring bloom into full flowers and now are able to share their pollen to make more flowers. Recognizing and celebrating all you have accomplished is the way you expand your capacity, inner abundance and self-sufficiency. The same way a good summer harvest can supply food for the winter months, celebrating your achievements gives you the confidence to connect with others and the hope and faith to carry you through all of the ups and downs of success.
In the Springtime of your life, you depend on your parents and peers for your survival and your sense of identity. As you blossom and realize your value and power, you move to the next growth phase. For those of you who are looking for love, it is within such fullness of maturity you can share love unconditionally. When Fire is in balance, you are able to give as well as receive love and delight in the company of others.
To make the most of your Summer and to fully expand your sense of self, to truly blossom:
- Make a list in your head RIGHT NOW of what you can celebrate about your year to date and yourself!
- And, for extra credit/growth, ask someone else the same question!
Looking at life from this place makes everything easier and more fun!
Much love and expansion,