|Lighter for Longer ~ Summer Solstice 2016
20 June 2016 marks our high point where the Suns beam for the longest time.
Beam your Passion to expand and fulfil your real purpose. Uniquely we also have a Full strawberry moon: the best season for gathering strawberries. So reap the ripeness of what you sowed. Immerse yourself in this vibrant energy of nature to lift your spirits and Share these experiences with others.
Absorb Natures Warmth
Fire is associated with Summer; the Yang energy of the natural world reaches its peak symbolising energy and passion. It is a time of expansion, growth, lightness, activity and creativity, a season for warmth, love and intimacy, a season full of ripeness and maturity.
People ruled by the fire element may have an intensely charming nature, dramatic expressions, and will often become the focal point of any group, but be mindful not to be reckless and overenthusiastic resulting in impatience, impulsiveness, anger, excessive ambition and burnout. A lack of fire will lead to coldness, lack of motivation, lethargy, restless emotions, and a highly impulsive nature or a sense of dullness.
When our Fire Element burns brightly and with more purity within us our spirit is more open to communication, not only with our own deep sense of who we are but also to the spirit of the people who surround us and with the Natural world. Ideas and feelings move between us more fluidly when we are relaxed and our Hearts radiate warmth and compassion, joy and love.
Bitter foods will generally be cooling and hot aromatic flavours help disperse heat to the surface of our bodies allowing it to cool. Here are some suggestions to help your body adjust its temperature and keep you cool and balanced all summer long:
Asparagus Apples Alfalfa
Bamboo Apricot Basil
Bok Choy Cantaloupe Melon Black pepper
Broccoli Dark Plum Chilli
Chinese cabbage Grapes Coriander
Corn Lemon Dandelions
Cucumber Orange Dill
Mung beans Peach Ginger
Sweet potatoes Pear Horseradish
Snow peas Pineapple Radicchio
Spinach Strawberries Rocket
Summer squash Watermelon Watercress
Seaweed Tomatoes White mushroom
– Keep a pitcher of water with slices of lemon and cucumber with you and sip it throughout the day.
– Coconut milk
– Peppermint tea is one of the best summer teas you can have; it has a powerful cooling effect while calming the digestion.
– Redbush tea helps keep you cool, high in antioxidants and also naturally caffeine free.
It’s a very good time to look at what brings you fulfilment in life and how it can transform you. It is the time of year to rise early with the sun, practice qigong or yoga, meditate, laugh, be playful and be full of joy.
“Live as long as you like and Love as long as you live”
It would be lovely to see you again this Summer or you could purchase discounted vouchers for your family or friends. As always, I am only a phone call away even if you want a discussion.
Feel free to contact me for any tips or advice, Savour the Summer and trust your rich existence.
Warmth & Majic