Thursday 18 June 2015

The Summer Solstice

This Sunday the 21st June 2015 many people will be aware that it is Fathers Day here in the UK and people will be celebrating and spending time with loved ones and letting all those fathers out there enjoy a well deserved day off. Sunday the 21st June 2015 is not only Fathers Day this year but it is also the Summer Solstice, something not many people may be aware of. 

The Summer Solstice is basically the longest day of the year, when the sun is at it's highest point in the northern hemisphere. Many people class it as the start of summertime as it is the day that we have the longest period of sunlight in the calendar year. It is the day that you normally hear of people descending on Stonehenge to worship or celebrate and it is celebrated across the world as many people see this day as a day of positive change, to celebrate the change of the season and be at one with nature.

When I think of nature I always think of the beach as I am lucky that I live near the wonderful, rugged, North East coastline full of grassy sand dunes, sandy beaches and the crashing waves of the icy north sea. Many people retreat to the coast on the Summer Solstice to spend time relaxing and unwinding by the sea as they find this spiritual, and what better way to spend the start of summer and the longest day of the year than at the beach, especially if like me you live a long way from Stonehenge. 

Image from By Evgeni Dinev

There is something so relaxing about walking along the sand, smelling the crisp sea air and watching the ebb and flow of the tide. I find it the perfect way to relieve myself of any stress I may be facing in life as it always reminds me of my late mum - she loved the seaside. Whenever I need time to think or to be cheered up I always head to the beach, it instantly lifts my mood and puts me in a more positive frame of mind. 

I think it is the perfect setting for being at one with nature and thinking of positive changes to your life now that we are halfway through the year, such as revaluation all those new years resolutions that we often make and then quickly break. I have been thinking of making some new resolutions and what better time to do so than on such a spiritual day such as the Summer Solstice. Sometimes I think I need a little nudge and some guidance in life to make decisions to change my life and I often think of contacting somewhere like TheCircle to get some spiritual guidance on which direction my life is going in. 

So if you too have been thinking of making some changes why not join me on Sunday by making some new resolutions or visiting the beach to unwind and you never know we may just get the positive life changes we have been dreaming of. 

* Disclosure: This post is in collaborative post with TheCircle. 


1 comment

  1. Its a good time to make positive changes, there is something mystical about the solstice. I love sitting watching the waves break at the seaside, so relaxing


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