Summer Solstice: Sunshine for the Soul

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Summer Solstice: Sunshine For Your Soul

By Ellen Brenner, Certified Aromatherapist

Need a little more sunshine for your soul?

We have a perfect opportunity to prepare ourselves as we welcome Summer Solstice on June 21st.  If we see these milestones as signs to tune in, we can tune up our spirit by absorbing the intention of the commemoration.

Marking the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice shines with an abundance of natural, radiant light. And, indeed, sunshine serves as necessary source of nourishment and a sustaining force for our overall wellbeing.

You can read more about that here:

The Sunshine State

Celebrated since time immemorial, Summer Solstice symbolizes a sense of renewal. In modern times, Summer Solstice also signals the first day of summer, that singular season we often reserve for periods of respite.

Like ceremonies since ancient times, we can connect with the essence of this longest day of light, by creating our own personal self-care rituals to help revitalize our spirits.

 

Sunshine for Your Soul

Let’s look at some simple ways we can soak in the spirit of the sun to enhance our shine from the inside out. In doing so, we can commemorate Summer Solstice and celebrate our own sense of self-renewal.

For me, it’s really a matter of breaking this down into simple steps to help restore our sense vitality coupled with aromatherapy as an amazing companion. For this purpose, Plant Therapy’s Chakra Synergies can enhance our effort to bring balance to our whole beings.

I have suggested some pairings you may wish to try, but feel free to reach for those you feel  suit you best personally. When putting the steps together as an overall practice, choose the synergy where you feel you need the most support at that given time.

You can use the undiluted synergies for inhalation by adding to a personal aromatherapy inhaler, adding drop or two to a tissue wafted away from the nose, or add to your diffuser. The pre-diluted roll-on bottles make topical application easy. You can anoint the associated chakra areas, or apply on the pulse points as a personal aromatic perfume.

 

Respite

Summer arrives after preceding periods when we often make mad dashes from one event to the next from fall clear through spring. The warmer, lazy days of summer herald a time of respite, whether we take much needed breaks to bask in the sun on vacation, or enjoy restful periods outdoors in our own backyards.

This rerouting from our usual routine, allows us to slow our roll, breathe and just be. Taking an active break from full-tilt boogie, helps us restore our reserves beginning the process of revitalization

Here is some more information about how actively relaxing can support your wellbeing.

Doing Nothing is Doing Something

 

Self-Balancing Practice & Synergy

Intention — setting a conscious and clear purpose or desire.

Allowing ourselves to just be takes conscious intention to set aside the time and space, as well as to allow ourselves to actively relax. A mindful intention creates an anchor to bring us back when we find ourselves wavering.

 

Grounded Foundation Synergyundiluted synergy or pre-diluted roll-on 

Use to help, soothe, calm and relax when you are feeling disconnected and distressed. Helps to create a sense of security, protection, and hope. Firmly grounding and centering, while allowing a sense of expansiveness and higher connection.

KidSafe®: No

Cautions: None Known

 

Reflection

Once we have given ourselves a break to enjoy the benefits of relaxation, we most likely need to turn further attention to our minds. While our bodies may be in repose, it is not uncommon for our minds to remain affected by repetitive and worrisome thoughts holding our whole being in a state of nervous tension.

Releasing this hold requires more actively calming the mind through practices of introspection such as meditation. Like sunshine, which serves as a natural cleanser, the act of reflecting light inward can help to illuminate what may be clouding over our spirits.

In bringing relaxation to the mind through reflection, we can begin to let go of states of internal tension and resistance, helping enhance our overall sense of resilience.

Here is some more information about creating a simple meditation practice.

M is for Meditation

 

Self Balancing Practice & Synergy

Meditation — calming the conscious mind to allow for inward introspection and higher information.

While there are many forms of meditation, spanning many belief systems, there is no need begin by diving into the complexities and nuances of all the many forms. Even simple and short is effective for enhancing your wellbeing. You can start by focusing on the breath and counting,  and then, returning to the breath when the mind wanders away. The blog above has more details to help you through.

 

Clear Intuitionundiluted synergy or pre-diluted roll-on

Use this synergy to quiet the conscious mind and encourage introspection. Helps to connect to a higher state of consciousness while remaining grounded in peace. Promotes the ability to “clearly see” through intuition, insights and clarity. It invites creation energy and inspires possibility.

KidSafe®: Yes

Cautions: None Known

 

Radiance

Actively looking inward, with the intent of shining the light into our shadows, can allow us to see what we might not normally creating an awareness to clear the clutter from the corners. We can, then, begin to let go of those things that create a resistance in our energy such as old emotional and energetic patterns holding us in the past and blocking our progress.

This sense of release creates space for us to regain perspective on our own unique purpose and passions, which may have been flagging under the weight of our sagging spirits.

Reigniting this light allows our spirit to shine more brightly so that we may stay better connected to our purpose and radiate a more positive outlook.

Here is some information about creating your sense of light from within, when we discussed this more a depth, at this time a few years back:

Summer Solstice for the Spirit

 

Self Balancing Practice & Synergy

Visualization — using your mind’s eye to create a healing image on which to focus.

You might use visualization in one of two ways in this instance. You could choose to focus on a particular image that is peaceful to you such as a favorite or imagined spot to relax. Or, you could choose to see yourself reaching a particular milestone in your purpose and imagining how that might look and feel. Both these approaches bring you back to your path when you wander away.

Higher Connectionundiluted synergy or pre-diluted roll-on

Use to help strengthen your purpose and ability to connect to higher spiritual consciousness. Invites pure, radiant, and joyful energy allowing connection with greater self-knowledge and our higher selves. Nourishes the spirit with a sense of wholeness throughout our whole being while helping to heal spiritual wounds. Gently encourages strength in our spiritual growth to know greater love and deeper purpose.

KidSafe®:Yes

Cautions: None Known

 

Renewal

Once we have relaxed our body and mind, revitalized our sense resilience, released old negative energy, reconnected with our purpose, and reignited our inner radiance, we may experience a sense of rejoicing in our renewal.

But, it is important to note, that rather than simply a state of having arrived, the act of remaining revitalized requires active refreshing.

Commemorating Summer Solstice with a renewal ritual can be a soul satisfying practice. But, to fully benefit we can choose to recommit ourselves to a continuous routine of self-checking, self care and self balancing to sustain this sense of renewal.

The lazy days of summer can provide the space to refine what works for us until it becomes second nature. Then, we can break down the entire ritual into smaller bits for busy days when life again picks up speed. When we need it, we will have a practice of to sustain the sunshine in our soul.

For those times when way may need to summon a little extra support for our sunny outlook, this blog might be of help:

An Attitude of Gratitude

 

 Self Balancing Practice & Synergy

Affirmation — replacing negative thoughts positive thoughts in the present tense.

This is a great way to reframe our thoughts  to a more positive outlook when mental chatter has us wandering into the weeds.

One example might be “There is sunshine in my soul today.”

Joyful Creationundiluted synergy or pre-diluted roll-on

Use this synergy to help nurture inspired creativity, spontaneity, passion, and expansion in the birth of new concepts. It encourages harmony, warmth, and enthusiasm in relationships. Joyful Creation helps to clear energetic blocks related to relationships and creative expression, while inviting a sense of joy and enthusiasm in moving forward toward transformation.

KidSafe®: Yes

Cautions: None Known

23 thoughts on “Summer Solstice: Sunshine For Your Soul”

  1. Clear intuition is the most amazing blend. It’s my favorite of the chakra series. It just does something for me. This post is spot on! Thank you plant therapy!

  2. Just got a sample sheet of some of the chakra scents with my order. Love them – so fresh and clean smelling! They’ll be in my next order!

  3. Thank you for a lovely article. My favorites are the Grounded Foundation (really helps me relax) and Joyful Creation to help uplift me when I am down….use this in the car a lot on my way somewhere that I really did not want to go. I am in a much better mood when I arrive.

    1. Lisa, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! We are so glad you find balance and peace in the Chakra Synergies! I love those two as well!

  4. Great information! Thanks for the reminder, self care, is so essential, but so hard to put into practice sometimes.

  5. Clear Intuition is my absolute favorite!!!!! I love them all and I do actually find distinct purpose in each of the Chakra scents, even though I’m no Chakra buff! Thank you for sharing all of your thoughts behind creating each one, I love reading the inspiration!!

    1. Tammie, I’m so glad you are enjoying the synergies! You absolutely do not have to be experienced with the chakras. What is always most important is being in tune with how the synergies make you feel for what you need at that time and it sounds like that is what you are doing! Yay you!

  6. Thank you for a lovely post on a reminder to slow down and take time for oneself. I am looking forward to getting the Chakra set soon, but until then I will just mix oils that make me happy/relaxed.

  7. I can not wait to get the chakras roll-on set!! Will definitely be purchasing in July! I was on the fence until I got the sample scent page now it’s going to be my anniversary gift

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