Feeling a little sleepy, a little sluggish? That’s a natural during this sacred time of the year, during the Summer Solstice. “June 20th and the 21st will be the longest days of 2017 for anyone living north of the equator.” The Solstice comes around twice a year; there’s the Winter Solstice and the Summer Solstice.
In the tradition of our ancestors of ancient Khamit, this time of the year yields a more intense sacred vibration. It’s a time when our spirit is most open to suggestion. It is therefore recommended to be a time of quiet, of meditation and prayer, of visualization for what it is we would like to manifest in our lives.
To practice this full throttle, one would take off from work and spend the four days of the solstice fasting, praying, meditating and sleeping. It is often called “The Sleep”. This is because it is best to be in a quiet state of mind, to receive what the Universe is emitting at this special time of the year. You may not be able to take the practice this far (this time around) but you can take some extra time after work for reflection and meditation, for introspection and quietude when you do arrive home from work. You may not be prepared to fast, but you can refrain from junk food or snack food and increase your intake of wholesome, life sustaining fruits and vegetables food and drink. If possible it is recommended to wear all white during the Solstice. Everyone can practice the Solstice to the degree to which their lives and or commitment allows.
It is a time to refrain from partaking in entertainment, so… no television, movies, partying, alcohol, recreational drugs, sensual or sexual activities. And for myself, I’ve included refraining from social media during the Solstice. It’s a time to clear and cleanse mind, body and spirit so that we are better able to tune in and receive insights and blessings available to us. The height of the Solstice will take place on the last night, the 24th. Perhaps because it’s a Saturday, you may be able to take full advantage on that day of the making the sacrifices stated above.
We can use herbs and oils to take us deeper into our prayers and or meditations. Preparations that have essences, botanicals like frankincense, myrrh, sage and other sacred herbs are great for both wearing and fumigating in our homes during this time.
Do what you can and have a wonderful Summer Solstice and summer season.