There have been some serious ups and downs so far, but the remainder of the year is looking like one big celebration from here, I’m enjoying my work, loving watching my friendships develop and go deeper, and later in the year I’m getting married…twice! (Long story, but yes it’s to the same man both times). Of course there are also difficult things going on in my life, in the lives of those I love, and in the wider global situation (like always) and I’ve been spending time connecting to that too… but in this present moment, despite it all, the world feels like a splendid place to be, and I wish I could bottle the feeling and store it in a dusty cupboard somewhere, for the darker days.
For eons summer has been both the stay at home growing season, and also the go off and travel season. The summer months call to us to put roots down and to pull ours up. It’s easy to get out of balance.
I don’t know about you, but all I want to do is eat ice cubes and submerge myself in cold water. It’s been beautiful, and I wouldn’t change the sunshine for anything, and I’m grateful for the warmth and the nourishment of summer.
This month is all about the sun, and what better way to celebrate the sun than focussing on the amazing Marigold. It even has Gold in it’s name! Marigold is great externally for ulcers, abscesses, burns and cuts.