In the Southern Hemisphere, today is the Summer Solstice.
Over on the other side of the world, it’s Yule or the Winter Solstice.
At these times, the veils of the world thin
It’s easier to feel and connect to the world of spirit.
And often those of us who find our human forms a little uncomfortable, will yearn for deeper connections to our higher selves.
Which is why it makes sense to spend time in nature. Both to help remind us of our physical form but also to sit in the stillness that allows us to hear our soul more clearly.
Today in Melbourne, someone drove a car through a crowd of pedestrians in the CBD.
And also today, I hold space for a friend who is transitioning back to spirit.
And I sit with my own challenges of being human, and at the same time my heart both breaks and also rejoices for all that is.
Interestingly solstices are about shadows and light
Summer Solstice celebrates both the longest day and also marks the slow return to more darkness and less sunlight.
Winter Solstice celebrates passing the longest night of darkness and the return of the light.
We can not have light without shadow, nor vice versa.
As much as we might chase the light and shun the darkness, it’s important to know what sits in our shadows, embrace and integrate it as a part of who we are – an aspect of the Divine.
Which is to say, all aspects of who you are – good, bad and ugly – are Divine and therefore loveable.
We need both light and dark to thrive, as counter intuitive as that might seem.
Wishing you a happy and blissful Solstice, wherever you are in the world.
Ambha Amanda Roberts is a Kinesiologist, Intuitive Healer, educator and facilitator based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She offers Kinesiology sessions both in-person and via Skype/Zoom all over the world.
Ambha Amanda is the co-creator of Adventures of Staria, which includes a series of Staria cards, and an upcoming book for children (including inner children).