Summer Solstice Ritual
Ritual to Re-create
Over the last two years, the Universe has asked me to let go of almost everything. It is widely known all that I have lost, so no need for a list. However, here on this Summer Solstice, I stand with something very important still left: words. This is the one thing that has yet to leave, though they do like to hide sometimes. I have pens, I have paper and I have my trusty computer. So far, the words are staying close to me as I take my daily walks. They fill the quiet times when I need them the most.
Today, during my walk, I heard these words: What would you do if you could re-create yourself?
Who would you really become, knowing everything you know about yourself?
I ask myself this question as I walk miles around this beautiful city. Knowing what I know now about who I am, how would I re-create myself starting from this moment?
I know some things that will not work. I don’t love cities.
I need green spaces and knowledge about the local wildlife. The crows have recently taught me to recognize when a Bald eagle is close, so I keep an eye on my elderly animals, checking the sky for the fly over. Later there is the hummingbird that comes to my porch, hovering near me with no fear of the eagle or of me. This is my life I have created and the life I want to build on.
For some of us, this re-creation will be small. We may have a life we adore but there are a few things we can work on, for some of us, this re-creation will feel big and full of possibilities. Re-creation can be a hard job but it can also give us hope when we need it the most. Thanks to a summer of retrograde activity in our planets, we are being given the chance, with our Slow Magic, to work on re-creating ourselves and our lives.
If you could re-create your life, what would it look like?
Let’s use the shortest night of the year to create a Ritual where we call in the parts we want to re-create. This could be as simple as wanting to connect with your community more, so you throw a dinner party. It could mean that you go on a date because you are ready to call more love into your life. Or, it could be a night where you spend the whole evening by yourself, to welcome in the summer. You could make yourself a beautiful dinner, take a long hot bath, and spend the evening outside enjoying the evening air. You could create a beautiful vision map of what this new life looks like to you. Or you could simply just give yourself the night off. Allow the Slow Magic to do its work while you relax, trusting that your life will unfold perfectly.
For me, I will be working on a vision map and spending the evening outside. The Universe has taken a blow torch to my life and cleared away everything in anticipation of the New Growth. I’m working with a fresh field and I am ready to do differently now; in this summer and this cycle.
For starters, I will be ending most of the Ritual Coach company activity except for the free weekly Rituals. They are my gift of love to the world and I love them. I will be keeping words close to me and sharing them when I can. But I will be closing studio and shop. I can no longer contribute to a hollow form of spiritual work that does not feel right anymore. I love coaching and making products for people, but I do not love advertising or marketing them. My magic is something that is very personal for me and not something I can fit into a sales funnel. So for the rest of the year, I will only be available via my Rituals. This will also give me time to continue my physical healing and working with energy to rebuild into something new.
There are a couple of places I would like to see my new growth.
I would like to travel more. I would like to write more. I would like to continue helping my body to become healthier. I would like to connect with my community more. I would like to share more with my friends and family. I would like to find a better place of balance in my body, mind and spirit. I would also like to have some financial stability. This is key to my healing. I need to put some focus on allowing more money to flow to me without the stress and pain a corporate job brings me. I believe this is possible; I just don’t know what it looks like yet.
These are all places I will be working on re-creating myself for the rest of the year and into my future. My pre-conceived vision has been wiped clean and I am ready for the new story and for new Magic. I am ready to connect with people doing the work, on the ground, in daily life that are not obsessed with social media. I am ready to connect with the ones that are preserving our story, our magic for the future omitting the negative energy that makes anyone feel bad or left out. The women that are doing it because it is in their blood and they can’t stop. The women that hid their talents for years and understood that this work is more than just a course on Facebook or a post on Instagram. This work is not just light work but also shadow work. If the Universe wants to take away all the comforts of your life to help you get clear on your next steps, the Universe will do it. These women know there must be a greater reason for this shadow work and they show up. We all have magic in us, magic to share and magic to let go. I want to re-create a life where it’s more magical for me to be present in my daily existence than on my phone longing to be seen.
Let’s use this Summer Solstice to welcome in the rest of the year with an open heart, understanding that we are working with a big plate of Slow Magic, the internal and quiet Magic. We are wrapping our lessons up, taking stock of our lives and making wish lists for the next phase of our lives. What do you want to fill your life up with? Magic? Love? Family? New Career? Travel?
Ritual to Re-create
Let’s light a candle on the longest day of the year and keep it lit for as long as possible. Talk to this candle. Tell it your dreams, your hopes, and your intentions for the rest of the year. Have this candle going while you work on your vision board for the next iteration of your journey. Talk to the candle and yourself while you cut images, write words, go deep into your subconscious and piece together your new road map. What is speaking to you? Are you longing to travel more? Do you want to stay inside your country of origin or would you like to explore new worlds where you are a true stranger? What mode of transportation would you like? Are you ready to meet someone new in your life? What does this love look like? Do you want to nest with them and create a love based in your home or are you looking for an adventurous love? We are all at different places in our lives so these intentions will be unique to where you are at. Keep working on this vision for as long as you need too. You will know when it’s done. Keep speaking magical words to your candle as you do this work. We don’t want to hang onto to this candle since we will be wrapping it in magic. We want this candle to burn and release our magic and intentions. So keep lighting this candle until it’s done. Release this re-created dream into the Slow Magic energy. This candlelight will grow and carry us through the dark times that come.