Did you feel it? Did you feel the shift this week? Summer settled herself in, around and on us.
The cicadas began their daily drone. The bees buzz picked up in intensity. Now that many babies have left the nests the birds have settled into new routines. The scream of the foxes startling in the late night. And the summer noises now filling the dark hours as I sleep with the window wide open. Summer……. Filled with aliveness……
Summer is the season of fire. Heat. And when we embrace it and let it in, we naturally relax and slow down - think of the people who live in the islands. Don’t let your summer be days of going from air conditioning to air conditioning. Be hot. Be even a little uncomfortable. And the heat makes us more flexible – think of how open we become once we begin to sweat when we exercise. Our schedules can loosen up just a bit. Maybe pancakes for dinner. It is the peak. The top of the inhale.
And with the shift this week, we moved from the perfectly manicured plants put out in May, to bushy, overgrown, spreading, messy gardens. Summer is not a time of tidiness. It is wild. And you should be too J Let your hair frizz. Let your nails get some air and light. Get dirty. Perhaps no makeup???? (BTW I stopped wearing all makeup 2 years ago and at that time I said I would let you all know how it went….well, it is so much easier, it is cheaper, I can rub my eyes whenever the heck I want, men still flirt and just as many people love me)
Summer. Open…Feeling everything……Fully alive in our bodies..….Hot……Strong…....Creative. Where winter is a time to look inward with no distractions from nature…… Summer is the time to look outward, see clearly and move forward. The earth is providing us now with a dizzying array of color, smell and sound. Be sure you are pausing to be immersed in all of it. Drenched.
Be sure you are looking. See close….
And see deep……
Notice what is right here beside you……..
And notice who is watching your every move…..
By the way. Have you been outside barefoot in your yard yet this summer???? If not…..DO IT!!! Get out and be. Sit by your flowers and let the bees buzz surround you. They help set your vibration. Lay in your grass and watch the world go by.
Finally, as I came out to sit with the bees this weekend I startled baby bunny and he ran into the woods. But even he couldn’t resist the chance to come back for a photo shoot…..
I love summer……and I love all of you,