Last week I was lucky enough to enjoy seven days of sun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is amazing what a major dose of sun can do for ones disposition. When I returned home, it was sunny here too. Hello Sunshine, welcome back into my life!
I feel that my body is like a battery and the sun is the energy source it needs to plug into to get fully charged so it can work at optimal capacity.
Even on a cold winter day I love to lay on my bed and bask in the afternoon sunlight that touches my bed through my window. It’s a lower wattage but I still feel revived from the boost. But a dose of tropical rays like I got last week is like having a solar blast kick start my energy field.
It’s a no brainer that without the sun, life on earth can not exist and maybe that is why so many cultures throughout history have revered the fiery orb and worshipped it as a god. Ancient cultures considered the sun as a cosmic power. Ancient Egyptian’s associated the sun with the gods Ra, Horus and Osiris. In Christianity, the sun is the house of the angel Michael. The Hindu’s considered the sun “the divine rejuvenator.” Cultures around the world have used the symbol of the sun to represent power, strength, energy, force, clarity and of course, life.
Scientist have connected the sun’s power to the regulating of our internal clocks. During spring and summer the extra light of the sun slows down the production of melatonin in our brains. Melatonin’s main job in the body is to regulate night and day cycles or sleep-wake cycles. Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which signals the body to prepare for sleep. Light decreases melatonin production and signals the body to prepare for being awake. It’s no wonder the a dose of sun makes you feel energized.
In tarot, the major arcana card, “The Sun” is interpreted to mean success, radiance and abundance. When you pull this card in a tarot reading, you can expect happiness and joy. Life is good. I think of the lyrics, “summertime and the living is easy,” from the song Summertime from the Broadway play Porgy and Bess. Life is less harsh when the sun shines.
One can’t help but feel alive, vibrant and maybe just a little bit optimistic when the sun shines. It feeds the soul by fueling the earth with energy for life to grow and nurture us and it re-charges the body so we can be fully awake to enjoy the bounty the earth provides.
Where I live spring is in full swing. My world has come alive with colour and new life. Being blessed with a energy blast from the Mexican sun has only made me appreciate it’s amazing power and how much I have missed it.