The Summer Solstice…The Longest Day Of The Year – A Time To Get Busy
With the summer solstice on the horizon we’re being encouraged to make the most of the longer daylight hours by planning, being social and getting busy according to a leading spiritual adviser.
The summer solstice occurs once a year when the sun’s track across the Australian sky reaches its highest point. It is the day that has the most daylight hours of any day in the year.
Rose Smith heads up Absolute Soul Secrets, the largest network of spiritualists based in the southern hemisphere and says summer is the perfect time for embracing life and getting things done.
“At this time of year it’s important to use the extra daylight hours to cram more into your day.”
“The sun is about awareness and consciousness, so it allows us to have a clear headspace to tackle all of those ideas and challenges that have been sitting in the back of our mind over recent months.”
“Summer in Australia is a great time to get involved in social activities because you’ll find people are happier and have more energy to devote to family gatherings and end of year functions.”
“We need to be aware that nature is giving us a cue to engage with people socially and embrace the good things we enjoy about life and those we choose to spend our time with.”
“It also presents us with the opportunity to get stuck into planning projects for next year because we feel more expressive and have the time to identify what it is we really want to do.”
“As we approach the end of the year you’ll also see a lot of people quit their jobs and seek out new challenges, which comes as a result of closing one chapter and starting a fresh in the new year.”
Spiritual adviser Rose Smith has the following tips to get the most out of the summer months.
- Balance – Don’t burn the candle at both ends. Be social but also allow time for rest
- Go Outside – Despite there being more daylight half of all Australians are Vitamin D deficient because they don’t get enough sunlight. Spend 20 minutes outside every day
- Moderation – Take it easy on the booze and make sure you stay well hydrated
- Hobbies – Partake in team sports or group activities to keep up your social connections
- Use time wisely– pamper yourself, spend time in meditation and look after yourself more. Pay special attention to your diet
- Reach out – Seek out opportunities to engage with others. Take time out to consider those less fortunate.
“Harness your creative side by making your own Christmas cards, or use the extra daylight you have to plant some trees in the garden and make time to go for a walk or swim to keep your mind fresh.”
Rose Smith also believes climatic changes and traditional seasons have a significant impact on why we feel the way we do at certain stages of the year.
“The seasons are changing with global climate change and this is having a pronounced effect on our emotions.”
“Over the past century we’ve failed to look after the planet properly so as a result with climate change we’re also seeing a change in people’s behavioural and emotional patterns.”
“We can’t underestimate the link between people’s overall wellbeing and the weather.”
“It’s why when there is less light in winter people feel down and lethargic and when there is more light in summer, they have a burst of energy and feel more social.”
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