How to change your life with the summer solstice

 

Tomorrow in the northern hemisphere marks the summer solstice and the culmination of the sun’s travels leading up to the days now longer than the nights and temperatures start to rise.

 

With the light now at it’s fullest this is a great time to celebrate the fullness of life. Not only are we physically experiencing more light but we also begin to feel an innate desire to be outdoors amongst nature with lightness and playfulness. We instinctively seek the abundance of light during this season.

 

As our attention starts to turn outward we can harness this powerful time and honour not just the physical Sun but also honour and ignite the spiritual fire within each and every one of us.

 

As with all equinoxes and solstices, this is a beautiful time, to reflect and look within ourselves and decide what we really want out of life.

 

At each Solstice or Equinox, there are seven days of power – the three days before, the day of, and the three days after.  This is THE time to practice a special ceremony to harness this powerful energy and bring about change that will influence the next three months until the autumn equinox.

 

If you’re looking to create a positive shift and change your life with this summer solstice then I highly encourage you to compile your own personal “wish list” and meditate on your intentions for the season.

 

As the sun symbolizes strength and courage, I invite you to ask yourself,

 

  • What’s really important to me?
  • Do I feel empowered in my decision-making?
  • What new life experiences taught me strength and courage? 
  • Where would I like more joy and lightness in my life?

 

It’s only through self-reflection that we can really start to learn the lessons and wisdom gained from our life experiences.

 

Here is beautiful ceremony you can do to harness this powerful summer solstice to bring more light, joy and abundance into your life:

 

1) Reflect. First, create a sacred space by lighting incense, sage, or a candle.

 

Then, journal you experiences and achievements for this past year. This includes the good, the bad and the (seemingly) ugly.

 

In doing so you can start to acknowledge how far you’ve come, restore gratitude into your life and start to connect the dots to see the lessons, and spiritual treasures – even amongst the most challenging times.

 

2) Look within. Get comfortable and sit in silence for at least ten minutes. Think about the ways you’ve accomplished or neglected your inner growth. Contemplate how you might renegotiate certain areas going forward and remember that,

 

life is about progress not perfection.

 

Life is always in a state of flux. It’s when we become more present through this change that we ultimately increase our awareness, expand our perspective and experience life more beautifully.

 

 

3) Set an intention. Get specific about how you envision yourself stepping into your fullest expression. Write down at least two areas (i.e. career, specific relationship, etc.) of your life you’d like to work on for the next three months.

 

Then, write each intention as one sentence and place it somewhere you’ll see everyday (smartphone, computer, bathroom mirror, altar – anywhere goes!). Decide a time you’ll repeat to yourself your seasonal intentions – perhaps right before or after meditation.

 

Lastly, write each intention on a piece of paper, rip the paper into tiny pieces and burn them. Be careful to burn them in something non-flammable – I like to use an abalone shell. This process signifies our non-attachment to the outcome of our intentions.

 

Because sometimes (or most of the time) the universe has something bigger than we could have every dreamed of. So even if life doesn’t turn out the way you planned keep trusting the process in that,

 

Life is happening for you, not to you.

 

If you feel you’d like some guidance and support in manifesting your personal and/or professional goals then let’s talk. Coaching can help. I would be honoured to meet you wherever you are in your journey. Click here to contact me for your complimentary 30 minutes Discovery Call.

 

Or if you’re ready to kick-start your summer in a beautiful space full of love and connection then I highly encourage you to join for my Ibiza Wellness Retreat THIS Saturday, June 24th – Thursday, 29th.

 

LAST SPOT for this magical week in Ibiza! For more information and to apply click here or email me at leslie@lesliesaglio.com. This LAST SPOT will go on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

As always, I’d love connecting with you and hear what would you like to manifest this summer. Head over to the comments section below to share your thoughts.

 

With love and gratitude,

Leslie xx



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