The first day of summer isn’t officially until June 21 but the feeling of summer is upon us and the memory of a long, cold, hard winter may now quickly fade. Most of us have been waiting for the summer heat and longer days of light since that first snowfall. We are now emerging from the planetary influences that left us feeling pummeled, but the memory of those feelings will also soon fade. If we used the last few months wisely to clear old energy and conceive new dreams, we are now feeling the urge to move forward. This is transformation, evolution, shifting, growing and expanding our center of energy. The sunshine and warm weather help with this feeling of pending growth and change. That includes feeling the desire to soak up sunlight.
On a recent hike I noticed an abundance of butterflies, a reminder of transformation. Like metamorphosis, this is a time of new beginnings and shifts. It is also a wonderful message to lighten up, welcome this change and stop taking everything so seriously. ah-hem… laugh and smile more into the sun….
Butterfly medicine is wonderful for when a change is needed and you seek courage to break out of a self imposed cocoon. Let go ! Sometimes needing extra encouragement will help you to freely express the love and joy you feel. There will always be times that life calls for us to be more serious, or focused, but this month I challenge you to laugh and smile more…
We continue to transform in our lives and move to a higher level of consciousness, that’s what the journey is all about. Much like the natural cycles of life and death/rebirth that occur within and around us it is often is a challenge. That change comes first from within.
June 21 is the summer solstice and it is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within those around us. It’s an excellent time to reflect upon the potential for yourself, raise your level of consciousness higher and take another step in your awakening to live in a higher consciousness. Trust that all things happen in their own time when our lives are prepared to receive the miracles in store for us. Much like the butterfly, emerging in a new energy. Struggle only happens when we resist.
Mercury goes retrograde June 7 to July 1. Mercury is how we express ourselves (communication, speaking, writing). Pay attention to details, and if contracts or details are needed pay additional attention. Give additional care on interpretation of communication; how you perceive others and how others are perceiving you.
Happy June ! Love and Light to you … Laurie