In the middle of August, it’s easy to understand and perceive why the ancients revered the sun as God. The masculine force generated by this cosmic organic supernova of energy is incredibly uplifting. It rejuvenates the soul. Emotionally we feel more in tune; we are just plain-ass happier. Is it any wonder the southern nations are generally more laid-back, more romantically inclined with the sunshine to guide their days?
I feel very strongly it is important for each of us, contrary to most dermatologists, to get out into fresh air under the glorious blue sky. Even if you work in an office, take lunch time to get outside and soak up the rays. It’ll feel good, so invigorating and calm. I won’t even get into all the healthy attributes of the happy D hormones generated by the solar disk.
Taking it a step further, our third chakra, the ” solar” plexus, is our seat of will power, self esteem and confidence. What a coincidence (wink, wink) the symbolic connection, the sun represented as the golden sphere in our energy fields and named accordingly. To add vibrant masculine power into our confidence quotient, visualize drawing this golden sparkling ball of buoyant life sustaining energy through the crown chakra, pulling the bright solar disk into our solar plexus, lighting the dark corridors, illuminating the shadows of hidden fears. How glorious! What a boost of vitality. If everyone were to do this, the world would radically shift as fear drives the negativity, lack of confidence the underlying emotional disconnect. Invitation: make this a daily to-do. There’s nothing to lose and so much to gain.
To add fun into the solar/summer theme, try out some sunshine generated music for your personal playlist:
Summer Day, Sheryl Crow
Sunny Hours, Long Beach Dub Allstars
Sunglasses at Night, Corey Hart
For the Summer, Ray LaMontagne
Hot Summer Night, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Hurry Sundown, The Outlaws
Indian Summer, Poco
Pocket Full of Sunshine, Natasha Bedingfield
The Sound of Sunshine, Michael Franti
Stare into the Sun, Graffiti6
Bring Me Sunshine, The Jive Aces
Good Day Sunshine, The Beatles
Towards the Sun, Alexi Murdoch
Sunny Afternoon, The Kinks
Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles
Sun is Shining, Bob Marley
Sunshine of Your Love, Cream
A Place in the Sun, Stevie Wonder
Sunshine on My Shoulder, John Denver, cheesy yes, but lovely.
And the crowning glory, Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves.
Here’s to summer, here’s to sunshine. Here’s to “Sunsational!”
Cosmic sunshine to you.