Summer Solstice – Get On The Way To Beauty
I’m pretty excited because tomorrow is officially my favorite day of the year.
It’s summer solstice, the longest day of the year, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, and I’m in my favorite city in the world.
What’s not to like?
Being a yogi and a nature lover, I always organize a celebration of this special day, and this year is no different, and what I love is that I can bring together from all over the world, wherever ‘they are.
One of the good things about this pandemic is that my work has gone digital, and I am now confident in how Zoom works and how to organize events online. We did it for Earth Day from Dubrovnik, with people from 12 countries all over the world, and everyone loved seeing the space we were, as many had never visited before, and they never visited. did not know the Lazereti either.
So my mission for the summer solstice was to find the best possible place to watch the sun go down, a place of natural beauty, which would inspire people to come to this beautiful region.
Of course, everyone knows how special the old town is, but there are so many hidden gems around, places to escape the crowds and have some space and some fresh air.
I had enjoyed the view from Orsula Park a few years ago on a retreat here, I knew it was the best view I had experienced, but had yet to see it at sunset . This is when it takes on its full meaning.
The space itself is not what many would consider an ordinary yoga studio. It’s a stone amphitheater, hand-built by Andro Vidak, surrounded by flora and fauna, grasses and trees, and the ground is somewhat rough and ready.
It doesn’t matter to me at all. What I’m looking for is the energy of the place, which I know sounds a bit hippie, but trust me, there is science in there.
“If you want to know the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration,” said one Nikola Tesla during his lifetime.
Everything has an electric current and an electromagnetic field, including us, and when we spend time in places with high vibrational frequency, we are positively affected by where we are. It literally increases our frequency.
We literally thrive in the right environment – our bodies and minds are affected at the cellular level when we spend time in places with a strong electromagnetic field.
I discovered this concept about 20 years ago, in a book called The Celestine Prophecy, but at the time, I didn’t know it was a scientific phenomenon, and then I found out about Tesla’s work. I often wonder if this is why I am here in Croatia.
Tesla knew this, but it was only scratching the surface, and there is so much more to discover and understand, I’m sure.
What I do know is that when we spend time in nature, in places of natural beauty, we feel better – mentally, physically, emotionally, maybe even spiritually. It’s like remembering where we came from, Earth, and it touches us.
Many books have been written about the healing power of nature, most recently Raynor Winn’s The Salt Path whose healing journey was made by walking the South West Coast Path in Devon with her husband.
A similar healing journey was taken by Cheryl Strayed, who wrote the book “Wild,” which was later turned into a book.
It was inspired by all those years that I read it, and it still inspires me today.
When I think of the summer solstice this year, I have the words in my head that have driven my life goal of catching as many sunrises and sunsets as possible.
In these crazy times on the planet, words remind me to seek out the beauty of the world and the most inspiring places, and keeping my frequency high is a choice I can make.
“There is a sunrise and a sunset every day, and you can choose to be there or not. You can get on the road to beauty ”, Cheryl got lost.
For more details on the summer solstice at Orsula Park, visit behappyfit.co.uk
Gillie sutherland grew up in the north of England, before settling in Devon, but has now swapped her UK address for an Adriatic address in the far south of Croatia, Konavle. A professional wellness consultant, she now organizes retreats and online courses from her base in Konavle. She also writes a weekly column for Devon, The Express and Echo.
To learn more about Gillie, visit www.behappyfit.co.uk
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