The summer solstice, June 21, marks the start of the summer months and the longest day of the year before the nights start to grow longer again
Begin this summer solstice by waking up early to watch the sunrise. Many traditions say there is a power in the sun, and in the early morning its life force is the strongest. If possible, do this outdoors.
Meditate on the light and warmth of the sun, place your hands on your solar plexus. Imagine you can fill it with all the energy you require to do your work in the world. Light is a living consciousness that responds instantly to your call—let it come into your field through the solar plexus, into your spine. Radiate it outward from your body.
Now, imagine that you can radiate light out to everyone on the Earth, like the sun. Become a beacon for light.
End your meditation by walking barefoot in the morning dew to symbolize your connection to Mother Nature and affirm good health.
June is the month for weddings, so why not make a commitment to yourself with a commitment to love yourself.
It’s time to shed limiting beliefs and truly love YOU!
Loving yourself and making this commitment strengthens your self-compassion and allows in more love.
Remember, your relationship with yourself is key in having relationships with others.
I promise to love and appreciate myself.
I promise to be gentle with myself.
I promise to live my life to the fullest.
I promise to honor and take care of myself to the best of my ability.
I promise to honor my time and make myself a priority.
I promise to ask for help when I need it.
Toast yourself with this yummy Self Love Tea and celebrate YOU!
Self Love Tea
1 tbsp dried rose petals
1 tbsp dried hibiscus petals
1 cup hot water
1 tbsp coconut butter
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp honey
⅛ tsp cardamom
Steep the dried rose petals and hibiscus flowers in the hot water for about 10 minutes, covering with a tea towel. Strain and blend with the remaining ingredients. Sip while sitting in front of a mirror and writing a love letter to every part of yourself.⠀
"Today we sit with the expansion of light, taking it in.
"I am related to all things, and all things are related to me."