The Summer Solstice has always been one of my favorite days of the year. School is out. Time to head to our favorite alpine lake for a family vacation. Time to CELEBRATE and RECONNECT.
The word Solstice derives from sol (Sun) and sistere (standing still). This is because at the Summer Solstice, the sun appears to stand still.
Perhaps this is why it feels like the perfect time to slow down and SAVOR THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE.
Memories of flower crowns and May poles from my childhood inspired me to find a local florist to create bouquets for every room of our vacation rental last Summer Solstice. Such a decadent splurge and the perfect décor for our celebration.
CELEBRATING WAS WHAT I HAD MOST ON MY MIND. My daughter and her boyfriend had both just graduated from University. There had been no ceremony to honor their achievements. The trip to Europe that they had saved and planned for evaporated before their eyes as the world went into lockdown.
Yet, we still had our vacation to look forward to and I was determined to make it MAGICAL.
The magic started happening before we even arrived. The practical mini-van that I had reserved was not available. It would be replaced with the Suburban that I had wanted to rent, but could not afford. I had placed my order and the Universe had delivered.
A few days later, Mother Earth yielded even more MAGIC. While hiking, my husband found several Lemurian crystals. They were literally lying in full view. Right in the middle of the trail! He had the loveliest one mounted and made into a necklace for me. Magical indeed.
MAGIC IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME. We just need to look for it. The Summer Solstice is a time when the veil between the material and spiritual worlds is said to be much thinner. It’s a great time to light a bonfire or a candle and observe the magic of the season.
Wishing you and yours a MAGICAL SOLSTICE and a SUMMER filled with JOY and LEISURE.