June - Tending To Our Goals
The month of June has a long history of being identified with marriage, love, and compassion. It is believed to be named after the Roman goddess Juno, goddess of marriage. The word marriage is not just defined as the union of two individuals but also a union to an idea, thought or course of action.
This is the month to realign our thoughts and actions with the goals for the year. To take inventory that we are on our chosen path. The seeds have been planted and it is time to tend and nurture them by continuing to take actions to help them sprout and thrive.
June is also the month which contains the summer solstice, the day with the longest hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. So it is also the month with the most light energy helping to revitalize our power stores. But we all have only so much to go around in any given day.
With a bountiful supply of daylight and excitement it is very easy to get distracted by a bountiful supply of events and obligations competing for our attention. DO go outside and reconnect with nature; remember to slow down and smell the roses. DO spend time with family and friends; maintain your network of love and support. DO take inventory of what is truly important to you and not get pressured by shame or guilt; boundaries and limitations are important as we all have a finite supply of psychic and physiological energy to go around. Spend that energy wisely, just as you do with your finances.
I have run into just this problem myself this season. Being pulled into so many directions with projects and demands for my attention. This is why this post is several days late. Just as you weed your garden, pulling out the undesirable plants so only those you value grow and flourish, from time to time, we must edit our activities down to a sustainable collection. There is value in you and what you do. You get to choose what that is, and we all need the reminder that sometimes, the answer needs to be NO.
How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things—overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down?
This lively, practical guide helps you take back that power—and shows that a well-placed No can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life.