Summer is here in the northern hemisphere – a time for vacation, family and, perhaps taking a pause. Summer can be a time for reflection. Nature has thawed and is unfurling her magnificence – we can too.
Have you taken time to thaw your being? We often get frozen into daily routines, habits, and practices. We get into the habit of how we enjoy our free time. What used to be enjoyable might have lost its luster without us noticing. We forget to check and see if we still feel the same way about the things we do and the places we go.
Take a vacation from your life by giving yourself the gift of time. Check and see if your needs are being met:
What is your Soul craving that you put on hold years ago? Can you explore this again?
If you could do anything today, how would you spend the day?
Who would you spend more time with, and who would you no longer wish to spend time with?
What new practice can you add, or what current practice can you exchange for a new one?
What one thing would you like to learn – perhaps is it is craft, or taking dance lessons – something that just for you and not to further your career ambitions?
We are the center of our universe. While it may not always feel like this, and we often don’t give ourselves the time and resources we need, we are the most pivotal person in our life. Everyone else around you responds to the way you feel about yourself and your life. When you are riding high and loving life, everything feels easier. People you don’t enjoy being around, seem to disappear, and things flow. When you are feeling down, every moment magnifies all the struggles – life feels harder. It becomes about getting through the day.
Taking time to meet your needs and reconnecting to your being, raises your vibration and shifts you towards a life you can enjoy.
Thaw out your being this summer by taking time to reflect on what you want in life and where you would like to go. Are the things you do daily, moving you towards the future you want? If not, what micro-shifts can you make in your day, starting today, to move you in that direction? What one thing can you give yourself to meet your needs this day?
I invite you to take a journey for yourself. As you plan family vacations and prepare for summer, schedule in some time for self – self-care, self-reflection and healing your being.