The wheel turns and today we mark both the longest day (Northern Hemisphere) and the shortest day (Southern Hemisphere).
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck
What a wonderful time of year! We are so busy these days… every single day. Something new to explore and learn, cook and preserve. Pictured below: Dandelion vinegar, drying our maiden harvest of oregano (our bed will provide 2 more harvests this season), the mulberries are so plentiful this year (and we are very grateful!), drying thyme and mullein. More updates in a week or so…
Perhaps it feels like the world is going crazy. It has become too loud. Too frustrating. People are angry and confused. Things seem scattered.
Pause. Breathe. Close your eyes and quiet yourself. Find that place of calm inside of you where there is no frustration, anger or confusion.
Meditate this new moon to be all in. That no matter where you are, you are not distracted and do not get caught up in the noise. That you, from your place of peace, can be completely present but not sucked into the drama and chaos.
Focus on what is right in front of you instead of starting anything new. See the ground beneath your feet. Feel it. Experience it. Connect and center yourself. This is exactly where you are supposed to be. Right. Now.