We wish you a happy Solstice, which this year takes places on 21st June. Whether you are with us in the summer half of the planet, or happen to be in the winter hemisphere, this is a good time to celebrate the sun in our lives. Here is a sun visualisation for you. It's good to do on the longest day of the year, or the shortest, or anywhere in between. It's adapted from an exercise from 'Sacred Healing' by Jack and Jan Angelo, both wonderful healers and tutors with the NFSH, as The Healing Trust used to be known.
Sit comfortably, outdoors or in, and feel your connection with the earth, the air, and all aspects of this planet. Understand that you are a part of the landscape as much as the trees, birds, hills, rivers and breezes. Give thanks for your life and the lives of all living beings.
Turn the palms of your hands upwards, so that they are shallow vessels holding air. Now imagine the sun in all its power, light, and glory. As you breathe in, picture, or sense, the life force in the air streaming into your body – through the crown of your head, and through the palms of your hands.
As you breathe out, picture, or sense, the life force in the air moving powerfully into each part of your body and your surrounding energy field. Feel every aspect of yourself become warm and radiant with the sun's energy. Sense the life force fill your energy field, harmonising and balancing the energies within it.
Stay for a few moments in your state of harmony and alertness.
Relax. As you end the exercise, feel yourself return to ordinary reality: recharged, energised, grounded and safe.
Do you have a favourite sun visualisation? We'd love to hear about it.