"If you can’t smell the fragrance
don’t come into the garden of Love.
If you’re unwilling to undress
don’t enter into the stream of Truth.
Stay where you are. Don’t come our way."
Are you ready?
Ready to open your heart and jump into the stream?
To be with what is here, now and to love?
Let's try together.
Let there be love.
May all beings be happy and free.
It's 5:00 am. I have my cup of steaming green tea. Out of my window I see that the sun isn't shining yet, but it's full daylight. Birds are singing, the day will be bright, and there's a cloud of mist hovering over the neighbouring field. And then I remember ... today is summer solstice! Here in the Northern Hemisphere it's the longest day of the year, the first day of summer. Where we live on Vancouver Island we'll be getting about 18 hours of sunlight today!
And of course, in England at Stonehenge this is when the heelstone marks the midsummer sunrise as seen from the centre of the stone circle. As I write this a huge gathering of people have already be present to watch the sunrise through the heelstone.
What do you love about summer? Summer to me is when I feel more openness, love, joy and celebration. I always feel my heart and body relaxing more with the warmer days and easier living.
For this special day of the year, I wanted to asked the angels to show us a card to help guide us. (Actually it was them who were nudging me to do it.) And the card that came up was Messenger of Water. This card represents the energy that is here today, is all around us, and that we will move from as we go forward.
So, here were are finding that the fresh new enthusiasm that we felt in spring is moving towards a deeper sense of romanticism and love - love for ourselves, for the world and around us, and for others. You might find that you'll experience a heightened sense of emotional awareness at this time, with the emotional energy running a high. This isn't quite yet that deep mature love the develops over time, it's more emotional and passionate. You might find that you'll be expecting chivalrous actions, and even will enjoy the highs of this romanticism .. .just be mindful of not getting pulled into stories of drama. Instead just watch Pride and Prejudice.
And what's always important is to allow yourself to fall in love with you. Be open hearted and warm with yourself, first and foremost.
Some affirmations are:
This is such a beautiful reminder, what a great way to begin summer! Remember that you are loved and you are love itself.
And I am sending love to you!!!
Happy Summer Solstice!
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The more we tune into spirit and listen to that quiet voice inside of us that whispers and says things like, "Your doing too much, you need to slow down and take a rest", the better off we'll be.
Are you on a healing path? How do you know if you have healed? Is your healing a physical healing, a mental healing, or an emotional one? Or perhaps it's a spiritual healing?
We hear the word healing so often, and I think that everyone longs to feel whole. We all have a natural urge towards happiness and wholeness - it's an impulse that's within every living thing and I'd say it's pretty clear that's it's obviously there for a reason. It's the impulse for life! Yay for that!
In our healing journey, I think it's really important to take care of all of our levels of self - our body, mind, emotions, and spirit! Otherwise we'll be lopsided, and sooner or later we'll probably find ourselves delving into a new healing journey because certain issues will show up again and again.
The cool thing is that if we really listen, there are always hints and clues available for us... guiding us towards our wholeness. Yes, some times we need to be hit over the head with it before we listen, like when a significant health issue comes up! But the more we tune into spirit and listen to that quiet voice inside of us that whispers and says things like, "Your doing too much, you need to slow down and take a rest", the better off we'll be.
I know that you can think of a time or situation where you had a feeling that you should do one thing, but refused to listen, and then regretted it later when you caught the flu or broke out with a skin condition or whatnot....I know I sure have.. over and over and over again! But thank goodness that with aging comes a bit of wisdom, so hopefully I'm learning!
If we have heard that intuition giving us messages but we've ignored them, I don't think we should be too hard on ourselves... but instead maybe we can be compassionate with our own humanness and just hopefully learn from it and keep going forward.
Sometimes the physical challenges can be long term and very serious. Of course we'll do everything we can to help heal physically, but its also so important to take care of the soul. Loving yourself, being kind to yourself, no matter what the situation is - that's where the deepest power of healing lies.
Rumi said that the wound is the place where the light enters you.
What is your wound? Can you allow a little more light to enter in, let the light shine on your beauty, truth, inner love and strength?
No matter what your situation, I invite you to connect with that innate wholeness that is within you. Placing a hand upon your heart, saying to yourself:
May I be happy.
May I be healthy.
May I be whole.
May I be at ease.
May I love my self fully and deeply.
May I be at peace.
Rich blessings to you on your path to wholeness and health.
With much love
PS: I'd love to hear about your healing journey! What have you learned? What did the wound teach you about the light that is within you? xo
Irene Bilton specializes in Body/Mind/Spirit wellness, blending her knowledge, skills and training with her gifts of Intuition.