What to do on those long winter, cloudy, overcast days!
Thank you Vicki for bringing this great topic to our attention!
This is a very valid topic that happens to people all over the world wherever you live. There are those cloudy days, and those overcast days and even those long months or weeks of no sun depending on where you live. Simply put, you don’t need to sun gaze every day! So if there is no sun, no worries, wait another day. If you have not gazed in a while and are really looking to gaze and you plan on sun gazing and get up early and it is overcast or partially cloudy, NO WORRIES. Partially cloudy conditions are actually advantageous to your sun gazing experience. This weather condition allows for some kind of filter between your eyes and the sun and can aid in the amount of time you sun gaze and be utilzed as natural control for how much sun you are taking in (just as do trees, building or any other “obstructions”). In an overcast condition, the same opportunities are presented with a natural control/filter for your sun gazing experience. In both of these condition you must remember that the sun still shines through these atmospheric states depending on the density and is sometimes magnified (be cautious). I would say that the magnification happens more often in the overcast condition than it does in the cloudy one. Usually the overcast conditions will burn off and at this time or a later time in the day, you can plan to get some sun gazing in. As for those long winter days with very little to no sun, sun gazing may just have to be a seasonal activity for you. Test it out, it may be what your body requires. It may not and you may be the kind of person that requires sun more often, and in that case, moving is really the best solution.
Remember, in all of these situation the sun is always there! If you can not see it, you can still feel it. Its not always about the direct sun light, but connecting energetically with the sun as well. Even in the most “severe” conditions your body will still gain more light from an obstructed sun, opposed to not sun gazing. So feel free to gaze on and learn what it feels like to be sensitive to small amounts of the sun. This could make you more acute than others and when the time comes when you get direct sunlight, you probably will not need as much.
Mahalo for your time!