“Summer summer summertime… Time to sit back and unwind… Here it is the groove slightly transformed… Just a bit of a break from the norm…”
It’s almost time! The season of Summer has always been my favorite. It’s when I feel most alive, free, and in tune with… EVERYTHING! The warmth of the sun, beach visits, the smell of sunscreen and coconut flavored body oils, flip flops, minimal clothing, late nights, adventures with my daughters, vacations, no alarm clocks…ahhh, I could go on and on! Spiritually, there are rhythms of activities connected to the upcoming season change as well. And as I’ve grown deeper into my spirituality over the last several years, I’ve learned how important it is to move with the cycles of nature, and actually feel them. As the season changes from Spring to Summer, this point not only marks the year being halfway over, it also represents a period of new growth, new attitude, new mind, new heart, and new perspective. Did those ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ stick? Is it time to re-evaluate your business, your relationships, your mind-set?
It’s time to really tune into practices that will raise your energy for healing and realignment. Summer is also a good time to be more conscious about and take care of your physical body. As the weather heats up and the days become more hot and humid, the heaviness in the air parallels with the way that your body feels during this period – so taking care of the spleen, stomach, flesh, and taste buds is essential to feeling your best. Making better food choices to optimize your health and boost your metabolism during this season will make your body happy. And if nothing else, take a little time to enjoy yourself, and appreciate the spiritual opportunities that are opening up for you. Express gratitude to the Divine for making it halfway through 2016!
xoxo, Naima Woodson, Beachbum Wisdom
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