In summer, I have a greater sense of my own inner aliveness and connection to the flow of the spiritual energy that animates all of life, which itself seems to run freer, burn hotter and grow wilder than at other times of year. Do you feel that way, too?
“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive in the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” (Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart)
I love how this literary quote captures, perhaps by resurrecting childhood memories of school being out, the summer feeling
of freedom and possibilities. In the heat of the July sun, daily concerns can melt easily away. With the light of longer days, there is room to relax, be natural and at ease. In that flowing effortless space, new potentials can be realized.
Relish the magic of the season.
Ground in and fully inhabit your body.
Walk barefoot on the Earth
Taste ripe juicy fruit
Feel the heat of the sun on your skin
Wiggle your toes in the sand
Play in the surf
Dance in the rain
Watch the sunset
Look at the stars
Give thanks, give thanks, give thanks . . .
And forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair. (Kahlil Gibran)