summer solstice

Summer Solstice 2018

I woke up feeling too busy, overwhelmed, nauseous, unsettled, and so full. Full of what? I asked myself.

I replied, Full of beliefs, ideas, masks, mental chatter, to-do lists, anxious jitters and longing. Yes, longing. For what? For silence, for peace, stillness, for integration, for unity, for remembering We Are One.

I know the pathways to the One are direct, tender, and always open. I release my tension with my breathing. I relax. I remember I am sacred, I am connected all-ways with the Divine Essence, The One of Many Names. I am safe.

I looked for inspiration for my blog on the Summer Solstice. Here is the page I opened in the book Daily Calm:

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.
   ~ Rumi

Ok, now I am on track. Thank you to Intuition and Guidance. How deLIGHTful is this?!

I am excited! Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. The time when we have the most daylight, the most sunlight, the most opportunity to be outside, to be active, to be connected. (On the other side is the Winter Solstice, which is the longest night of the year, a time to retreat and be alone.)

Being outward is the Yang or Sacred Masculine Principle. Right now, I am facing more inward, as my Yin, my Divine Feminine energies call me to STOP, breathe, release the old baggage, lighten up, be present, feel supported and deeply loved.

I seek balance. I re-affirm my intention to be mindful enough to notice when I am too YANG and when I am too YIN, so I can SHIFT to my Homebase Safe Space, to gain perspective, inner stillness, and guidance. Then I know how to indeed act, in the most beneficial manner. I picture the yin-yang symbol. I have much to learn from this icon that has lasted centuries in our treasuries of wisdom through the ages.

As I write this today, it is Father’s Day. Yes, this is the primo Yang day! How perfect to be at the summer solstice! Wink wink from the Wise Ones.

Coaching Questions to ask yourself - and someone else:

  • What do you yearn for?
  • What are your intentions for Summer Solstice?

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I'll close by sharing something I often turn to when I'm feeling out of balance: I seek out words of wisdom from trusted sources. For example, listening to Tara Brach is one thing that helps me to recenter. To listen to her Namaste talk, click here.

Wishing you a beautiful Solstice,

Ruth Sharon, M.S.
Coach for Soulful Couples

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Ruth Sharon is a relationship coach, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Her passion is facilitating couples to enhance the vitality of their relationship and make healthy lifestyle choices. Ruth shares her wisdom, compassion and humor with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Ruth and her husband of 47 years co-authored Secrets of a Soulful Marriage: Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship, SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2014. They are delighted to offer coaching for couples and singles, in person and virtually, as well as transformative couples’ retreats, seminars and online courses.