I am now almost seven weeks into “My Summer Reinvention”.
(If you missed the first part of this 3-part series, you can find it here.)
The fact that summer is now more than halfway through saddens me a little. I was writing in my journal only this morning that I don’t think I have ever FELT a summer as strongly as this one. I am just LOVING it. It has been everything I wanted so far, and more.
My themes for this summer are:
Transition Into (24 June – 7 July): Cleansing/Releasing
Opening (8 – 21 July): Organised
Power Phase (23 July – 18 August): Beautifying/Luxurious
Closing (19 – 25 August): Deeply Sexual
Transition Out Of (26 August – 8 September): Sacred
(Although we are now more than halfway through summer, if you’re curious to discover your themes for this season, then you are warmly invited to do this here – plus you will have the process for next year and every year after…)
My Transition Into phase (Cleansing/Releasing) was the weeks prior to my recent house move. These two weeks at the start of summer gave me the opportunity to start clearing, cleaning and packing consciously so that I didn’t take things with me that I didn’t need, want or love. It served me well.
My Opening phase (Organised) enabled me to take care of the things I needed to take care of in my home and business to make sure that the move went as smoothly as possible, while creating minimal impact on my day-to-day operating. It all went seamlessly.
My Power Phase (Beautifying/Luxurious) I am right in the middle of as I write. This is the phase where I am continually looking at how I can make more home more beautiful and luxurious as well as my everyday life. And I have to say, I am doing rather well! I just LOVE my new home. I love the way it looks, I love the way I feel when I’m inside it, and I love the new lifestyle it has enabled me to enjoy. I consider myself very blessed, especially considering that a house move was NOT in my plans for another few months, but the timing of my rental agreement and my returning landlord forced my hand. (Everyday reminder: “Everything happens FOR you, not TO you.”)
Still on my “to-do” list for this Power Phase is to secure a few more pieces of furniture and accessories for my home, but other than that, I have done a great job of keeping my new home filled with roses and lilies and making the whole place look alive, vibrant and beautiful – that’s definitely the “Beautifying” part taken care of.
Meanwhile, luxury has come in the form of being able to take walks pretty much whenever I want to, and specifically in the natural green beauty that surrounds where I live. I feel like the richest woman alive when I step out for these walks. Whether I am alone or with company, these walks through the trees and down by the lagoons are rich with nature, quietness and time to really receive life, rather than just moving through it. I think this is what I will miss the most when the nights draw in earlier!
In 13 days I move into the Closing phase – sob! Although that being said, my theme for this penultimate phase is “Deeply Sexual”, so it’s clearly not all that bad! In my notes for this phase I have lots of juicy things that I couldn’t possibly publish or share publicly – well, I choose not to… – but what I can say is that it’s not a phase I mind moving into if it’s all that I dream for it to be! I guess there is a silver lining in summer coming to a close after all…
And finally, my Transition Out Of phase which starts at the end of this month and takes me into September is “Sacred”. For this phase I have been guided to bring much deeper awareness to multiple areas of my life and lifestyle habits and to raise the bar on what stays and comes in. Another piece of my agenda for this phase is journaling around what Sacred means to me and creating new sacred rituals in my everyday life that will enable me to live more deeply.
And finally, the most surprising part of the Sacred phase was receiving the instruction to spend a whole week working on my book “The High Vibrational Woman”. If you’ve never heard me mention this book before, in essence, “she” is the love of my literary life. I spent three-quarters of 2018 writing her in destinations around the UK and the wider world, and I finished the first draft on New Year’s Eve. Currently she is sitting partly edited on my computer and for the past few weeks we have been crying out for each other. If I were to only publish one book in my lifetime (and it’s a bit late for that as I am a few books in now!), this would be THE ONE.
It’s been a wild, unconventional and magical journey with her so far, but the call to reunite this summer is strong and it could just be one of the best things that I do all year, to finally give her the time and attention that she deserves and to reap the rewards of the Sacred in ways I cannot yet even begin to imagine.
To be continued…
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