We have passed the half way point of the year, Solstice and the shortest day/night here in the southern hemisphere, the point where we begin the journey back to warmer months and the light. The first half of this year has been every bit a challenge as the infamous 2018, it just seems to get more hectic as we are asked to grow in ways unfathomed.

A delicious Soul warming recipe for a drink which is perfect to share with your tribe around a fire as we welcome cooler Autumn nights. Put the challenge out there and have your friends all make a batch then get together to try different versions. A great excuse to get together before the less sociable months of Winter are upon us!

As we enter into the season of Autumn here in Spiritual Seekers home of Arrowtown, we are reminded to take stock of ourselves and prepare for the colder months ahead. We slow down and start to dig out the woolly hats and scarves. The trees are ablaze with layers of rust golds, fiery oranges and deep plum reds.

Luminate, set atop a crystal mountain called Canaan Downs half way between the Nelson region and the magical Takaka and Golden Bay, is New Zealand’s largest festival of its kind. The kind which offers a sustainable way of creating an event on a huge scale, with hundreds of wellness workshops, epic worldwide musical acts running continuously over three stages from dawn till, well dawn, celebrating the time of the year known as Lughnasadgh or Lunasa in the southern hemisphere which is the point midway between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox.