Just in case you haven’t felt it yet, this is certainly a week for clearing out the old, tackling that household task you’ve been avoiding and taking in a gigantic lung-full of clean fresh air. Breathe iiiinn and then let it all ooouut.
We have a full moon tomorrow and the solstice is barely a week later. Whether your solstice is happening in winter, summer or tropical dry season (depending on your location on the globe), this time of our year represents the end of a cycle. Here in Australia we’re reaching the shortest day of the year and come the 23rd June, our days will start getting longer again as we cycle back towards spring and summer. Sure, winter’s only just begun so we have plenty of cold and wet days to still get through but if you’re a sun-lover like me, it always lifts my spirits when I know we’re beyond that shortest day.
What this week has been feeling like for me is a re-calibration and a chance to clear the decks for the second half of 2014. I’ve had a quiet working week and some time to do some work on my book manuscript (joy!). Today I’m having my first massage in many many months and I’m planning to make it a’ two yoga class’ week. I’ll tackle some housework tomorrow. Sounds good to me 🙂
The other side of this week has been really noticing the aspects of me that I’m ready to release another layer of. I’m ready to let go of some old labels that no longer fit.
Perhaps giving away our unwanted clothing can be a metaphor for this idea? When we trawl through our wardrobes casting off items we no longer wear, we can call upon our inner wisdom to share any old concepts, beliefs or identities we are now ready to release and replace with first some space, and then with whatever feels like love, lightness and divinity.
My three old labels up for replacement this solstice are: shy, anxious and people-pleaser.
What are yours? Take a moment now and ask into your heart. Maybe use these words;
“Heart, if there were three labels about me that I’m now ready to release, what would they be?”
Then, perhaps we could also ask for three new words that we might use to replace the old ones.
My heart says mine are; bold, brave and focused.
Listen within and you’ll hear yours too.
Take some extra time for you this weekend. Celebrate the coming of the solstice as the end of a cycle in your life and set some fresh intentions for the remainder of the year by writing them down.
Be you, that’s all there is to do. <3