Litha, the Celtic Pagan celebration of Summer Solstice, is considered as the most magical day on the Wheel. Becoming your Muse is possible! Finding and following your Bliss happens ✨
In my corner of the woods, we use this energy to catalyze, grow, and potentiate our inner Muse – the Creative Passion we were born with. Whatever it is that we love most, that we do effortlessly, that brings us the greatest joy and happiness. We get there by following our intuition. No left brain stuff here. This is all right brain creativity, flow and bliss. The ecologically intuitive energy that connects us to all life energies. And what better time of the year to nurture and follow your bliss when the Sun Goddess shines hot and high and Mother Earth paints Herself lush with lovely, planning the new Harvest just ahead.
What you’ll need: a Yellow candle. Cauldron, Charcoal. Dragon’s Blood resin. Any or all of these Summer herbs and flowers: Sunflower, Vervain, Artemisia, Rose, Daisy, Basil. Any or all of these Crystals: Angelite, Amethyst. Rose Quartz, Labradorite. Athalme or carving knife. A tiny lock of your hair.
Create a Circle of Sacred Space. Sprinkle water with a pinch of salt into the east, south, west and north. Smudge with sage making a clockwise Circle. Set your conditions: only positive energy may enter my Circle, all negative energy must stay out.
Use the Athalme or carving knife to write your name, or a symbol that represents you, into your yellow candle, then light it.
Look into your candle flame. Take a breathe. Become aware of your breathing and focus on it. As you exhale see your Self stepping outside the Wall Street window of contrived reality. Jump off the hamster wheel of 9 to 5, paychecks and bill pay and into the most beautiful natural place you love most. It could be a beach at sunset, a lush garden, the top of a mountain, anywhere Mother Earth’s beauty captivates your psyche and fills you with awe and wonder.
Light the charcoal in your Cauldron first, until the spark catches, and sprinkle any or all of your chosen magical summer herbs and flowers. Add a touch of Dragon’s Blood and your lock of hair. Place your Crystals around your Cauldron.
Give your Self permission to enter your Flow.
Claim your Self with these words, or something like them that resonates with you.
“I remove all limiting thoughts and beliefs that keep me out of my Flow. I fully and completely accept my Self just as I am. I now enter my Flow and Bliss.”
Ask your Self these questions:
What is my Bliss?
What gets me into the Flow?
What makes me feel truly happy and alive, filled with energy and interest?
What do I really like?
What gets me motivated and engaged better than anything else.
Start writing. Write down whatever words, symbols, feelings come through. This is intuitive play and channeling from your psyche, your highest Self. You can trust your own Inner Voice. Remember that you’re seeking your Inner Muse.
Look at what you’ve written and/or drawn.
What strikes you the most?
What captures your attention?
What feels right to you?
Look into your candle flame, and imagine your Self becoming your Muse. What do you look like? What are you wearing? What does your Voice sound like? How does your body move? What creative energy flows from you? Is it Art, Music, Song, Writing, Poetry, Dance, Entrepreneurship, Healing, Cooking, Baking, Gardening? Go with it, trust it.
Imagine the harvest you will create, Muse. In a week? In a moon cycle? In 3 moon cycles? To Mabon? To Autumn Equinox? PS: It’s ok to take baby steps 💗
Have a blessed Litha! 🌞✨
with love, Rhiannon 🌀