Colorado, we're definitely showing signs of the changing
climate. This week I've worn shorts AND fleece! We've had
pouring rain, temps in the 80s, snow in the mountains, hail,
fierce winds and flood alerts! It seems like a perfect time to write
a blog post!
And, to wish you Happy Summer Solstice! For those enjoying
the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, this day is
the beginning of lots of sun, fun, and play (hopefully). I know I'm
ready for all that summer brings--sunshine, abundance,
adventures, a beautiful and bountiful garden. I invite you to join
the long history of cultural celebrations from Central America
(Mayan and Aztec) to England (Stonehenge) by honoring the
gifts of the sun.
It's also the time to celebrate that you've made it to the
midpoint of the Great Round! Take a moment (or two or three)
and pause, notice that you have come halfway around the cycle
of nature, and acknowledge where you've been and where
you're headed. Where were you at the Winter Solstice? What
intentions did you set at the New Year? What seeds did you
plant at the Spring Equinox—the season of rebirth, new
beginnings and a time of hope?
Today, the sun is at its PEAK (even if it's cloudy). Its fire is
flooding you with extra energy & power. And, you can use that
energy to invigorate & inspire your spirit. This time of year you
can more easily access all this fiery energy & use it to make
meaningful progress on the intentions you planted at the Spring
Equinox. Just like all those seeds I planted in our garden in
April that have taken a while to germinate, I'm beginning to see
the potential become reality.
The Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate the light of
consciousness within ourselves, each other, and the Source -
where we are united as one. As the astronomy experts for the
Farmer’s Almanac say, “The solstice happens at the same
moment for everyone, everywhere on Earth.” I love this. It
reminds me that I’m part of a global community. It makes me
feel connected, for a moment, to everyone and everything on
I particularly love this photo of a zinnia--one of the first flowers
blooming in our garden is so vibrant and fun. Look closely and
you'll see a honey bee is gathering nectar and pollen, all in
anticipation of co-creating something new. Bees and flowers
benefit one another. Flowers provide bees with nectar and
pollen, for feeding their entire colonies. Bees provide flowers
with the means to reproduce. Without pollination, plants can't
create seeds, there won't be a bountiful harvest.
behind with planting our
garden, I've noticed
everything is growing really
rapidly right now. All of nature
is experiencing an inner drive
to develop & mature–to
fulfill its purpose on Earth.
And the Summer Solstice energy is pushing you in the same
way. This is a time of coming into maturity and abundance.
You can use all this powerful seasonal energy to gain a clearer
understanding of your own life’s purpose. You can use the sun’s
fiery energy to uplift you, and energize you; and fuel your
growth–in all areas of your life.
With all the excitement for possibilities, we may forget that
giving birth & bringing new things to life can be super frickin'
hard, really messy, work. It's exciting; yes. It's positive; yes. It's
inspiring; of course. AND … it's really, really HARD.
One of the hardest parts is all the self-doubt & uncertainty that
can creep in when you're setting intentions for changes in
your life. And, fear. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown.
Recently I've been facing some changes and challenges that
are shaping my current reality (and the future) in unexpected
and unwelcome ways. As I've been moving through this time
I've had moments of being absolutely paralyzed by fear, grief &
self-doubt as I move into the unknown. The wisest part of me
knows this is the time to notice those feelings and honor their
It took a while, but fortunately, I had the presence of mind to ask
my Co-Creative Mandala Oracle cards:
What do I need right now? And, how can I move forward?
The two cards I pulled were both surprising and comforting.
What I need right now is
the balanced flow and
energy of the Sacral
care, and creativity.
Going with the flow with
confidence and patience.
Embrace it all. I need to
nurture myself and allow
creativity to flow. And to
love my body, my life,
and all my experiences.
OMG! How many times have I said those exact words to my
reversed. It reminds
me that I'm not seeing
the truth of my power
and presence and
believe that someone or
something else is in
control of my well-being.
I'm afraid to trust myself
and the Universe. This
card invites me to
remember that I am
whole and complete,
that I have the inner
resources and support from the Universe to co-create the life of
WOW! What a breath of frickin' fresh air! What a huge weight off
my shoulders. What a beautiful way to reframe the start of a
new season--in my life and in Nature; what a powerful message
that reminds me to that I have the personal power and inner
strength necessary for moving toward living the life I want to
We’re the closest to the sun that we’ll be all year. That means
we are being bathed in the energy of the sun.
That means there is an absolute abundance of that rich fire
energy available for you & me to soak up, too.
This Co-Creative Mandala, "Abundance" invites you to embrace
Summer's Fiery Energy and Light Your Inner Fire. The spiritual
journey of the Summer Solstice is one of feeling fully awake,
energized, and open to the light. Now is the time to embrace
your fiery badass self. To soak up that energy and let it fuel you.
That badass part of yourself that is super fierce.
Use your Inner Fire to burn away anything that
no longer serves you.
After the sun completes its cycle and reaches its peak, we begin
letting go as the days start getting shorter again. It’s life’s
beautiful cycle of growing, reaching the peak, and then letting
go in order to change and grow. Sometimes we are excited and
so ready to let something go. Other times, its sad. And
uncomfortable. And we feel resistant. But, when something has
completed its purpose in your life, you need to let it go so you
can change and grow.
Give yourself plenty of time to dive deeply into this exercise.
Meditate, journal, create your sacred space for doing this
exercise throughout the spring season. Come back to this
exercise as often as you like. Make it your own.
Find a quiet place, without interruptions. Light two candles, one
for that part of you that is holding on and one for that part of you
that is letting go.
Invest your time and attention. Don’t rush. Close your eyes.
Take several deep breaths.
Open your eyes and focus on the mandala. Invest a
few minutes toward feeling the “Abundance” energy traveling
through your body & all your chakras. Imagine that energy
bursting through your crown chakra & extending far into the
heavens. Now, feel the “Abundance” energy entering your
body through your crown chakra. Sit with this energy for a few
minutes, feel yourself connected to the mandala energy.
What about the mandala captures your attention? Notice and
Wonder--Something in me is feeling...
I wonder what it wants me to know?
Begin asking yourself the following questions; acknowledge
whatever is holding you and holding you back. This helps train
your brain to cultivate abundance...
1. What has my Inner Fire helped me accomplish so far this
2. Recall moments when I felt really connected to that
part of myself.
3. What do you love about her? Acknowledge the ways she
has given me energy to co-create abundance in my life.
4. Take a moment to acknowledge the abundance in your
life. What are you grateful for?
The cycle of life is once again turning toward new growth and
change. This is the season of fiery hope. Right now, these
energies are combining to make this a time of growth &
evolution. Cultivate your Inner Fire--your gift to the world!
Peace and Joy to your seeking heart,