Oh summer. You and your beauty.
The plants in full bloom. The pool days and unadulterated sunshine. The fresh produce and the sundresses.
My love has always had an allegiance to fall, but this season summer is really pulling at my heart strings. The time spent in the sunshine has me feeling more connected to my spiritual self, as does eating more fresh plants, going on more walks outside, and incorporating guided meditations into my weeks.
The divinity and inspiration that I feel from the earth has me feeling grounded, nourished and cared for in more ways than simply eating well. Elevating the ways I nourish myself aligns me with the connectedness that I feel between myself and the earth, between myself and others, and helps me witness the interconnectedness of everything. It shows me the infinite possibilities that are far beyond my imagination. And most of all it simply feels good.
The more I lean towards elevating my nourishment + connection to the universe, to earth, and to the divine, the more clear messages come in. I see reoccurring words pop up that resonate deeply, pull cards in front of my altar that are too accurate to simply be dusted away as coincidence. In the past few weeks I have laughed out loud at a few messages that have become so clear to me. The more I open myself to receive, the more I step into nature and her sun, and the more I am in awe of all the beauty around me ... the more magic I witness on a daily basis.
Its pretty incredible.
I was inspired to take my love of summer + connectedness to a simple recipe the other day. To flood my body with sun and herb infused water.
This is less a recipe and more a guideline or suggestion. A way to nourish ourselves and give thanks to this incredible world that surrounds us, and to see the plethura of ways we may connect to it.
Herbal Sun Tea
1 large glass mason jar
2-5 springs of your favorite herbs or edible flowers (rosemary, mint, lavender, chamomile, hibiscus, etc)
Place your plants in your mason jar and cover with water. Fill to the top and place a lid on top. Place in the sunshine for a day and enjoy over ice.
In what ways are you connecting to the seasons and nourishing your soul?