In between the full moon + the summer solstice

I feel like this is a magical week. These days in between June’s full moon + the summer solstice. There is some kind of life-giving, hopeful, abundant, warm energy that fills me right now. And I find myself not thinking much of anything past or anything to come. My thoughts just linger on being right here, in this present moment, on a random Saturday in June. There’s literally nothing special about this day. And I have nothing special to say. But, maybe it’s just that that makes this moment feel so damn special.

One thing I have noticed recently is that I am soaking more + more into life as it comes these days. Just feeling like being where I am, when I am, how I am. And perhaps this chill attitude is exactly the thing that found me grabbing my computer, opening up my WordPress dashboard, and tapping out this post to you.

I’ve been gone from here for a while now, haven’t I? A very long while. And to be honest with you, I haven’t given this space much thought at all. In fact, there’ve been only a few passing moments during the past 2 months where I’ve found myself remembering, “Oh yeah. My blog. It’s been a while. I miss it.” And then, that thought is gone as quickly as it came. And I go back to whatever moment I am in right then.

But, now that I’m here, I find myself wanting to simply write about these in between days. Haha. I just realized that I’m writing about the in-between (for all of you Stranger Things fans like me). But, there may be something much deeper to uncover and think about in relation to being in the In Between…

For me, right now, I find the life happens in the in between. And I think that’s what I’ve been feeling most for the past 2 months or so. And these 7 days in between the full moon and summer solstice are filled with just the energy that I needed to help me realize this truth.

The days of celebration, the festivals, the holidays, the annual rituals… they all are beautiful, high, special moments as we travel through the year. But, do we (do I?) put too much emphasis on them and forget the daily moments of the in between? Because it is in the in between where our livesĀ“ stories are written.

I suppose that’s what I’ve been doing since the last time I was here. Writing the stories of my life – but not with words, with moments. And it has been perfect. Messy, but perfect. Exactly what I needed without knowing that I needed it.

And, I am in no way saying now, “I’m back! Expect more blog posts!” I don’t actually feel that in any way. Instead, I feel like this post, on this Saturday in June, between the full moon and the summer solstice, as I settle deeply in the present moment, was simply the moment that I wanted to write to you. When I will write again – I don’t know. It feels like it might be more often, but who knows.

What I do know is that what I feel in these present days is a desire to pause + reflect a little. The earth continues its journey around the sun, the seasons are shifting, and the moon is moving through her ever-transformative cycle of phases. And, since everything always continues to change + evolve, I want to take a moment to pause + gather my thoughts.

This past Tuesday, the moon rose big + bright + full. So full that the only thing to do was to soak in the moment, the abundance of it all. It was almost a bit overwhelming. On Tuesday, the sun “stands still” for just a moment. Those of us in the northern hemisphere reach the height, the top, of the circle of the cycle of a year. The sun is at its pinnacle in the sky. The light of day is the brightest + longest. And, the energy of life is almost too much to comprehend. And for just a tiny breathless second, with the full moon + the summer solstice, we have a moment of pause. Like that fragile second when you have breathed in, full of air… before you have to release and breathe out. Or that breathtaking moment when you reach the top of a roller coaster before you know that soon you will plunge downward. That is the energy of these in between days. We’re so full of life. Of abundance. Of light. It’s almost overwhelming. It’s almost too much. But, it’s so joyful + energetically inspiring.

However, there is still that quiet, brief, fleeting moment in between – at the height of it all – where there is a silent pause. If we just fly through it all without paying attention we will miss it. But, I don’t want to miss it. I want to feel the shift. I want to harness that energy. I want to be aware. I want to feel the power and be fully present.

And that’s what I think these in between days of the full moon + summer solstice mean to be. A way for me to really, truly be alive + present + aligned with this wild, abundant energy.

So, as I pass through these next few days of the height of light + energy, I am going to let a few thoughts + questions + ideas float through my head and land in my soul. Should you want to use these days before the solstice + the shifting of the seasons, I thought I’d share these soul questions here as a way to mark the halfway point of the year, to celebrate these in between days, and to prepare for the shift into the waning part of the year.

  • How has 2022 been so far?
  • How have I grown in the past 12 months?
  • What limiting beliefs do I want to let go of?
  • What are 5 things I want to experience by the end of the year?
  • When I take a step back from my daily life, what do I envision for my future?
  • What is my intention for the second half of 2022

Well, I have thoroughly enjoyed sitting here and writing to you. In fact, it’s made me wonder if I’ll find my way back here again sooner rather than later. Maybe so…

For now, though, I’m going to pull out my journal and ponder these questions myself. Then, I’m going to eat a snack, take a shower, and then we’ll head over to a little dinner at this sweet couple’s home out in the country. In other words, I’m just gonna keep creating those moments in the in between.

Before I go… how are you? How has your spring or autumn been? What has been on your soul lately? Just because I haven’t been here doesn’t mean that I haven’t been connected or sending out energy. I believe that we are all still connected and aligned with each other because our spirits are united in some great, beautiful energy of love that flows through each of us and all of nature. Still, it’s good to connect directly with you again, my friend.

Until the next post… all my love and all of the light of the season to you. xoxo. liz.

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