Sometimes life has a way of putting us on our backs to force us to look up. ~ Charles L. Allen
I’ve been more moody than usual for the last month or so, feeling up and alive one moment, then crashing into unexpected tears the next. This past week was full of extreme ups and downs. The week started so full of promise. I love the warm weather and long days, I had some great hikes and was so excited to finish my new summer collage header with my friend Lisa. I love to collaborate, we had so much fun fussing over every detail. Thanks Lisa!
With all the good energy flowing on Wednesday morning I decided we should invite people over for a summer solstice fire ritual… that’s when things took a big turn. I have such a deep need for community, chaos, and collaborating. My husband often prefers solitude or time just with me. We got in a big fight about our different ways of walking in the world. Once I calmed down he was able to share that he was mostly concerned that I would be so disappointed if no one could come, which is true, but I was in the mood to risk it, he was not.
I spent the rest of the day cleaning every inch of the house, trying to get some control over something! I stayed angry at my husband and the world until late in the evening when he asked me to come out to the fire and start our seasonal ritual of releasing into the fire anything we are ready to let go of … I had a big list!
As the week wore on, some new problems came up what seemed like every other minute … truck problems, tenant problems, friend problems! I’m so glad it’s the weekend… I’m exhausted.
Once I get some rest, I think I’ll spend some much-needed quiet time with my rock of a husband who handled most of the problems with grace and grit. Then, I think I’ll finally finish my solstice ritual and create some new intentions for the summer season. I’ve been encountering so many turtles … in my yard … on my hikes, I think I’ll go google ’turtle as totem’ for some fun insights.
Do you do seasonal rituals?
P.S. Have you seem this meme going around, I wish I knew who made it, it’s one of my favorite :)
To easily share this post click your favorite social network above.