Summer Solstice

Last night at Yoga Blend I celebrated Summer Solstice with an amazing group of ladies and a few men.   I have been in the habit lately of trying to get back to nature and the roots of our existence.  I work in an industry where it is highly technical and spend loads of time on the computer.  So in order to balance the scale I love to attend similar events to learn and grow from a place that is more natural.

The Summer Solstice as I learned is the height of everything in nature.  It is the climax of energy and rebirth.  It is the time to welcome in a change to start fresh.

This morning when I woke up and feeling less than reborn.  I made a cup of tea and sat near my window facing the hills.  As I read through a story that a friend and myself are working on, a hummingbird came poking at my window!  If I lived in the country this would be a normal occurrence but I live in LA– I see hummingbirds on hikes and walks in the hills but never so close as to visit me at my own window!  It really put a smile on my face:)

Of course, being a girl of technology I had to Google what the meaning of a hummingbird symbolizes and found the following information:

Hummingbirds, called new world birds cause they are native to North America, Central and South America, are considered to be symbols of peace, love and happiness, moreover, ancient pagans held them sacred for their tireless energy and anxiety.
In Native American culture, a hummingbird symbolizes timeless joy and the Nectar of Life. It’s a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.

I am so happy to have had my morning visitor and again I am amazed how nature puts life back into perspective.

My morning visitor
(image borrowed from the web)