Welcome to summer! The sun is high in the sky, the days are long + bright, and there’s a feeling of freedom, relaxation, and living life that permeates every single day from now until the first of August. This is a deeply magical season. One that is grounding + boundless all at the same time. We are meant to soak it all up. Rest, adventure, memories, sunshine, each other, the beauty of nature… It is the time to grab onto life and squeeze every little moment out of it, whether laying around in the sun or adventuring + exploring new places. It’s a time to make memories But, mostly, I believe that is is the perfect time of the year to find that wild soul that is within by connecting with nature. To feel the essence of life, which is found in every living thing. Summer calls us to simply bask in the joy of being alive + to use this time to grow into who we are meant to be.
The rhythms of nature
The medicine of the earth
Light, abundant sun, long days, warmth, everything is green, the earth is teeming with life. The days are long + warm. the nights are bright and balmy. Everything is thick + green + bursting with color. Backyards, forests, fields… all are lush. On the one hand, the earthy colors of blue + green call to me. On the other hand, the fiery, hot, powerful colors of red, gold, and orange speak to me. Summer is everything all at once, though. It is the time of abundance + life. So, this is the perfect time to simply bask in it all. The sun + light on our skin, the air, the sand + grass between our toes, the summer rain replenishing + restoring balance.
As the earth becomes fully alive in the northern hemisphere, and as we simply soak it all up, we understand that we are a part of it all. This season our time to remember that our truest nature is wild, free, and balanced.
Energy for the soul
It’s time to release the grounded, earthy, community-focused, service-oriented, personal, artsy, creative energy of the spring and move into the abundant, alive season of summer. In other words, it is time to release the season of our soul’s calling reflection + enter the season of wild abandon.
This wild time of year calls us to remember our truest nature and to bask in the simple fact that we are alive. Just like the trees and flowers and seas and forests and animals crops are at the height of their activity + growth, so are we. We are also filled with the energy of the sun.
More than anything, we are called to use this season to grow into who we are meant to be… and to live our most authentic lives in rhythm with all of nature.
Wisdom, mindfulness, and slow living.
But what does the season of summer really mean for our everyday lives? How can we integrate + align with the medicine + energy?
Now that it’s summer, now that we’ve shifted to a new season + the darkest half of the year, it’s time for me to settle into all that has gathered in my soul over the first half of this year.
The energy of summer is an earth-loving, nature-centered, spiritual guide. A wise, old woman (indigenous in my mind) showing us the way back to our true nature. Reminding us that we are nature too. Challenging us to align our lives with the earth, to stay grounded + anchored, to find that balance that allows us to be totally free + spontaneous, simply going with the flow + allowing the our souls to grow. Mother Earth inspires us to slow down, rest, restore, and reset during the summer. But, teaches us also that rest is the deepest way of growing wholly into ourselves. This is the season for soaking it all in. Everything we are and everything that we see.
From now until August 1, I shift into wild mode… tapping into my deep love for earth-based spirituality. spending time during the summer to learn + practice my connection to living in rhythm with the seasons + discovering the divine in every living thing. Summer is my sabbath. The time for rest, rituals, and resetting. A sacred time to stay slow + to soak in the abundance of life. To ground down + get centered. To simply enjoy life.