Summer Solstice is Monday! This is a very important day of the year as it marks the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year. The solstices mark important times in the year- turning points, phases, energy shifts.
When I was backpacking in South America, I saw firsthand how certain ancient structures in Peru were created to light up perfectly on the summer and winter solstices. In fact, their calendars were built around these peak days. So they have indeed been considered very significant time periods by many cultures and throughout the world’s history..
This time of the year also marks about halfway through the year, so I recommend you reexamine the goals you set for yourself in January. This is a great time to really examine our habits and figure out a few doable goals to stick with this summer (even if we didn’t do so great with our New Year’s goals!).
And unlike New Year’s, which is a completely man-made holiday based on our Western calendar, the solstices mark actual new energetic cycles that reverberate with the phases of the sun and throughout the entire planet. I strongly believe now is an even more powerful time to create new “resolutions” or goals.
Set Your Summer Solstice Goals
Here are a few suggested Goals You might adopt right now, without having to find the “perfect staring time”!
– Having one coffee or less per day
– Eat a huge salad for lunch at least 3 times a week and/or making your own lunch (so you can use sprouted bread and the best ingredients if you are going to make a sandwich)
– Give up Diet Coke once and for all (and switch to lemon water)
– Have the Glowing Green Smoothie at least 3 times per week
– Visit a local farmer’s market at least once a week to stock up on organic, local greens
– Stop microwaving any food- or buying microwaved meals
– Replace packaged protein bars with fresh fruit or some raw nuts
So go for it!! Pick 1-3 Summer Solstice Goals and start incorporating them this week. Pick doable ones that you know that can accomplish, but still make them challenging, and know that each one is moving you towards your newest, most beautiful and energized self!!! It always helps to write your goals down to make you more serious about them, so they aren’t just floating around as a possibility.
Make them real! And look at them when you need reinforcement or in moments of weakness. And I like to write down why I’ve taken on that particular goal anyway. For instance, “I am giving up Diet Coke, because I want to have more energy and I want more glowing skin.” The universe and nature will be particularly supportive of you right now. ☺ As will I!
I’m excited for you to get excited about your new goals. 🙂
All my very best,
Funnily enough I am trying to make some goals for myself now. Not because I knew about this summer solstice but because of prodding from those around me asking…what’s the plan etc? 🙂 Nature finds a way of speaking to us one way or the other. Thanks for sharing, I always learn something beautiful and new from your posts. Yes! The tree is quite unique and lovely!
Thanks Charlene! I just love trees so much, I think they are so cool.
I hope your health goals are going well!
Many believe that Stonehenge (as well as other stone structures throughout the world) was constructed with some mystical astronomical purpose in mind. Andres Natural
As usual you’re right on target! My previous goals have fallen out of practice, and I was looking for something to get me motivated again, and then here you are with these great ideas! I’m looking forward to a summer of big salads and Farmer’s Market shopping…what better time than summer (the only time there’s a market around here) to explore super-fresh foods. I’m looking forward to summer again. Thanks!
Great! I hope you’ve made friends with some farmers by now. They really are amazing people, providing an amazing service.
This past weekend I was strawberry picking, and after a little while, being amongst the fields of greens in the quiet and beautiful air, I was so calm and in a meditative state! So I think that farmer’s, when they are working out there, have hard work of course, but many blessings to be in their nature. 🙂
Well- the organic farmers! That aren’t using chemicals and can see the truth in the fruition of their produce in accordance to nature!
Yup–the farmers are so great–I can’t believe how willing they are to offer samples and hints! I think about all their hard work and then they’ll just hand a little lettuce over (I got a whole head the size of a softball–perfect!) for free. Also, they’ve got great things like dried herbs for clothes drawers and hand-made soap–so no more mail order for a while.
Am going to talk my boyfriend into a CSA share for next year so that we can get the variety box every week all season long.
yes, CSAs are excellent and really help the precious local, organic farmers out! It is so cool because you own a share of the farm for that season in essence. 🙂
I was going to join one here in Manhattan but the dropoff was sort of inconvenient for us, and the Union Square farmer’s market so convenient.
But yes, it is such a great option!!!
Cool post. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers to green smoothies,
great article. One question though, does lemon lose it alkanity if you add agave nectar to it. I can drink the lemon water, but I would be more happier to drink it if it was a little sweet. Thanks in advance.
No it is fine to sweeten the lemon water a bit if you can’t take the sourness! It will not hurt the lemon’s power at all.
You can also use Stevia, which is has 0 effect on our blood glucose levels. 🙂
I’m enjoying your informative posts! I have a funny feeling you may have commented on my blog recently and your comment got spammed. If so, my apologies. I like your appreciation of both inner and outer beauty.
Blessings and Love,
Thanks for visiting! I don’t think I visited your blog as unfortunately I haven’t had any time to read other people’s blogs! But maybe a long while ago???
Anyways, thanks for your kind words. I will have to check it out now!
Lots of love,
I believe the “tree” in the photo is a yucca plant, part of the agave family and both part of the lily family.