Reflections: Seasons, Summer

Season-summer

All dressed up in a vibrant expression of life at its peak
Hotly passionate, her seduction is irresistible
An all-consuming expansion

Within the embrace of this woman
One is consumed and forever transformed
What is of ill burned down to the ashes
What is of good altered forever

Summer is fun
Life is good
To be in the sun
Is good fun

Here are some suggested ways help embody the reflection of this season:

  • Pick a day when the sun is full, bright and just hot enough.
  • Find a space where you can safely sit or lie in the sun – be fully naked if you dare.
  • Allow the sun to touch every part of your body.  Feels its heat.
  • Notice how it does not hold back any of its light.
  • It gives it ALL to you.
  • Now, got to the mirror, take in all of who you are in this moment.
  • Celebrate yourself.
  • Get dressed up to express the full delight of being alive – in the sun, having fun, nothing to hide, noting to be ashamed of,
  • Just being fully who you are.
  • Walk through your home in this delight, or go where you will and enjoy!

 

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Journeys into the Mirror: A Journal for Women written by Janneke Koole, Illustrated by Mukee Okan, you can find it at DTMMS.

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Four Seasons

We all know the four seasons and how they affect our life-style: spring, summer, fall and winter. They too have a place on the wheel.

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Spring, which sings to us about the rejuvenation of the water as it flows in the streams and reawakens life out of its winter dream, sits in the South.  Thus, we know that spring teaches us about fluidity. (Ask any allergy post nasal drip survivor about this!)Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 10.19.29 AM

 

Summer sings to us about the fire and its heat, its full out expansion of life’s vibrancy and joy. Therefore, it sits in the East.

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The fall sings with the wind that tosses us about to test our flexibility and willingness to surrender to change as the seeds ride on the wind to their new destination. Fall sits in the North.

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And the winter sings with the earth as it calls us into itself, for a time of introspection and death. Even the movement of sap in the trees begins to slow down. Winter sits in the West.

 

Remember we said there are always a minimum of five places on a wheel. Solstices and Equinoxes sit in the Center. These are the power times for the seasons and act as a catalyst and communicator between the seasonal changes.