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4 Summer Solstice Rituals for Manifesting What You Want & Letting Go of What You Don’t

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I’ve been feeling really drawn lately to share with you more rituals to bring importance back into our action steps and everyday lives.

With the Summer Solstice upon us, I’d like to share with you some ideas and rituals you can use as we welcome more light back into our lives {literally, with longer days and shorter nights}. The Summer Solstice is the time when the Sun is at its most powerful – that’s why this is THE time for you to get support for the most hard to solve problems or stressors in your life. This is a time to bring light and hope and blessings and to receive your good.

Our ancestors celebrated rituals this time of year to honor our connection to the sun as the source of our ‘light’ and bring into our awareness the beauty and bounty within and all around us. That touches something in my heart that makes me really want to nurture these special times of year that are often overlooked by our own busy-ness. One Scandinavian folk custom to celebrate the Solstice was to weave flower wreaths and as you weave each flower into the wreath, whisper your biggest desire or dream that you want to see come true in the coming year. They’d finish the ritual by placing the wreath on a tree while singing and dancing together. So beautiful, right?

So in honor of slowing down and coming back home to ourselves, I’ve put together a few ideas and beautiful resources for you to create your own ritual on the 21st. If you’re interested in manifesting your dreams, accessing your true abundance or stoking your internal fire after a season of stress, exhaustion or overall blah-ness, these’ll be sure to perk you up and having you in touch with your heart, your intuition and your inner world in no time. Use these rituals as a suggestion, a starting point to use with your imagination to create something that feels special and important for your summer season.

Summer Solstice Ritual #1: Reignite your inner fire.

What’s a ritual without lighting a candle? Light your candle with the intention to stoke your inner flames. As you light your candle you’re intending to strengthen and bring forth more of your own personal power. In what ways have you felt you Light dimming over the last few months? Now’s the time for you to access your true inner power and to decide you’ll use the energy and light of the Sun to guide you in strengthening what once felt weak, dull or lackluster within you. 

Summer Solstice Ritual #2: Gather flowers, herbs, berries and leaves to create art from Nature.

This one is fun! You can do this with your kids, friends, family or by yourself. Create a mini altar or piece of art using the shapes, colors and textures found in nature. This is a really beautiful way for you to reflect the beauty and abundance you see in Nature by designing a flower mandala. {google it and be really inspired by what can be created from flower petals and leaves} Extra credit for choosing flowers that represent the sun like marigold in its deep golden yellow hues. I especially like this idea because its something you can do in your backyard using your imagination. Say a little prayer when your art is complete and let it gradually wash away in the wind or rain overtime.

Summer Solstice Ritual #3: Take a light bath to reenergize.

This one I recently learned from one of my teachers Gabrielle Bernstein. All you need to do is find a comfortable space in or outside where you can lie down. Make sure you’re really comfortable. Close your eyes and put one hand on your heart and one on your belly or both hands at your side facing up. As you’re lying down imagine your inner battery is being charged during this really special time when the Sun is her most powerful. If you’re doing this outside under the sun imagine the sun’s rays pulsing and embedding their love and healing into every cell. And if you’re inside imagine something similar – the Light from above is being drawn into each and every cell. Notice the places that feel the most depleted and watch with curiosity as they are being re-charged with ease. Envision your waterfall of Light embracing, revitalizing and supporting every bit of you – from the top of your head all of the way down to your feet.

Summer Solstice Ritual #4: Make a list of what you want to renew, manifest and release from your life.

I’d say it’s pretty customary to come to any sort of ritual or ceremony with some idea of what you’re excited to manifest and also what you’d like to release. You can make your list and put it near your lit candle, say them out loud and release the energy into the fresh air, or you can write it on a beautiful card to ceremoniously burn to signify the completion of your Solstice celebration. It’s what feels right for you. There’s no right or wrong way here, there is only your way. Asking yourself some questions or taking some time to journal and reflect on what you truly desire and what you’d like to let go of that’s feeling hard, or that the cycle has completed is all that’s needed here. Trust what comes up!

I hope these ideas lit a spark of creativity and fun for you to take with you into this next cycle. With the Summer Solstice I want you to bring more joy, fun and freedom of expression into your life and manifest those dreams by trying a ritual that supports your vision and what you’re stepping into. I’d love to hear if you have a current ritual you practice at special times of the year like this. Share in the comments and share your beautiful wisdom!