Solstice season is upon us…
The powerful energies of the Winter and Summer Solstice shine upon us every year. These cosmic frequencies influence our moods and breath in fresh life, providing momentum, reflection and inspiration.
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, June 20th is the date to remember for the Summer Solstice which offers us the opportunity to activate peak levels of Yang energy. Alternatively, if your home is in the Southern Hemisphere, you will be experiencing the effects of Winter Solstice which promotes maximum levels of Yin energy.
In nature, everything always fluctuates between Yin and Yang. Yin energy is passive, restful, relaxed, cold, and dark. Yang energy, on the other hand, is active, energized, hot and light. During the night Yin energy is strong and in the day Yang energy is dominant.
Healing is all about balance. When we are living in harmony, these opposite energies flow through us in a healthy, balanced way.
Interestingly, Yang correlates with male and Yin is linked with female. However, the truth beyond the stereotype is that we all contain Yin and Yang energies and the strength of each depends on the individual.
As humans, we organically take on the energies around us. During the summer, we desire to harness this Yang energy and celebrate life. In the winter, we tend to slow down, relax and focus more on our inner world.
So how can we apply the energies at this special time to activate our connection to Source?
First, let’s look at five powerful ways to harness the power of the Summer Solstice…
Be prepared and get up early on the longest day of the year. The summer solstice is a true celebration of light. Give gratitude for the warming rays of the sun as this will remind you of your affinity to the Divine.
2. Get Active In Nature
Spend time outside being active outdoors during the Solstice. Get your body moving by immersing yourself in playful activities. You could cycle through the park or take a walk along the beach or through the woods. This will help to reconnect you to the planet which has been all but lost in the modern world.
3. Connect With Family & Friends
The fire element is connected to the heart and is our source of love, passion and joy. Therefore, the Summer Solstice is a great time to spend time with loved ones and nurture your significant relationships. This will activate the fire element bringing loving joy into your being.
4. Bathe In Color Energy
Activate your cells by connecting with vibrant Yang colors to activate your self-healing power. In the Color Mirrors system, the best bottles to immerse your body into are The Sun and Fire Phoenix as their uplifting orange, gold and yellow tones will stimulate and invigorate your senses and activate bliss, joy and enlightenment. The Sun represents the element of fire that will burn through the old and help you to rise out of the ashes into a new way of living freely.
5. Journal & Meditate
This is the perfect time to honor your journey, reflect on your past successes and re-evaluate your true future desires. Get clear on what you want, set your goals and go for it! You may also want to welcome in the energy of the sun via a guided outdoor meditation to help you to enliven your senses and propel you into inspired action.
So what are our lessons from the shorter days and colder nights of the Winter Solstice?
1. Slow Down & Focus Inwards
We all have memories of chilling in front of a roaring fire in the winter. Yin energy promotes deep reflection and is an opportunity to process. When you honor your inner needs, your outer Yang energy will enjoy a transformation too. Instead of avoiding addressing inner conflict, you can move beyond your blockages and find peace and resolution.
2. Bathe In Night Light
By aligning to the lunar cycles and cosmic frequencies you will be gifted with the opportunity to nurture your cycles, emotions and explore your intuition and sensitivity. Try bathing in the Color Mirrors Moon bottle or take the plunge into the Illumination bottle and active your love based DNA by learning to love your shadows. You could also spray the Starlight Magic essence into your aura and begin to reconnect with your star family.
4. Explore Your Shadows
During the winter solstice, you may observe unresolved emotions rising to the surface. This can relate to any part of your life such as a relationship or a career.
If you hold fear towards your shadowlands, you will sever the connection with your authentic power. Don’t allow darkness to overwhelm your thoughts. Instead, try and understand its message to you as it will ultimately lead to growth. Feel your deeper emotions, love them and then release. Set aside some time for yourself during this time to meditate, journal or enjoy some alone time.
5. Stay Warm & Cozy
Rug yourself up in the winter to maintain your heat. Light a fire or crank up the central heating in your home. Always make sure you stay warm as it is essential for your health and wellbeing.
6. Remember To Move
Become aware of the amount of physical activity you are doing and avoid stagnation at all costs. It can be very challenging to get motivated to venture outside in the winter, especially if it is cold, dark and raining.
You may not be able to participate in the same fitness routines that you enjoyed during the warmer months but there are plenty of ways to get your body moving indoors too so use your imagination and be creative!
Please leave a few comments below to let me know how you will make the most out of the Solstice energy.