Next Tuesday is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
For me, it’s a time to reflect on what has happened in the last season from the Spring Equinox —on March 21st—until now. In the last few months, I have moved homes and changed directions on what I want to focus on with work and I have a toddler that is now fully speaking and sharing her ideas with me and the world. So not much has changed. Heh.
In March, I was feeling the heaviness of the winter. I was slowly and meticulously peeling off a thick layer of muck attached to my body and mind.
Since then, I have started moving my body regularly and feeling more at ease in my movements and thoughts. I was reflecting with Steph this week that I feel like I have come out of my shell. I have seen more of my people, had penetrating conversations and feel more connected to my sangha than I have, to be honest, in 2 years.
During the winter solstice, I had set the intention to reawaken—my heart, my mind and my body. To open my eyes to what was true within me and move from that place in all aspects of my life.
Here we are six months later, and…it has happened. I can feel the light, not only on my skin—and man, have I missed that feeling—but in my heart. As it may have been for you—it’s been a dark few years.
What’s changed for you since the Spring Equinox (mid-March)?
What intentions did you set in the winter? What has come of it?
What has recently come to light for you?
If you have the time, join us for a class or two on Practice With Clara — we’ve curated the Summer Solstice Yoga Playlist for you to celebrate the light. Steph and I have also created a DOPE workbook for you. More information is below.
On Tuesday, do one of the following—
Step outside and stand in the sun. Close your eyes and drink in the light through your skin. Imagine it feeding you.
If it’s raining—sigh, which it might be— light a candle and gaze into the flame. Imagine the flame feeding you.
If you’re a lover of mantra— as I am— add the mantra to your light meditation.
Aum Agnaye Swaha
You can chant along with me here.
May this potent time be one of reflection on what has brought you to this time/place.
Taking a moment to thank the all that has been illuminated,