We are on the precipice of an exciting time of year…summer! This year summer is coming in with a tremendous force; we will be having a full moon and Solstice on the same day! This is an auspicious day indeed because the last time this happened was 30 years ago! This rare and powerful energy is a much-needed opportunity for letting go, transformation, and improvement both individually and collectively. Creating a ritual to honor and celebrate this time will help keep us focused on positive outcomes. Being flexible and adapting while keeping the faith will manifest our dreams.
In Chinese Medicine, the Fire element is associated with summer and the Heart meridian. The heat and the extra hours of sunlight give us the time to nurture our creative energies and be part of the abundance that surrounds us. It is the season of growth and maturation both within us and all around us. This is a wonderful time to share with others and replenish our own healing energies while enjoying relaxation and meditative time in nature.
Emotionally it is important to be happy, joyful and free, so that the energy can flow freely and not overheat the Heart meridian. Imbalances can lead to heatstroke, headaches, digestive issues, anxiety, and insomnia. Acupuncture healing sessions are very beneficial in helping maintain balance between the body, mind and spirit, and cultivate energy balance between doing and being.
As summer is a time for play and relaxation, make sure to create time each day to de-stress by consciously taking a few minutes to engage in your senses and notice the beauty of the vibrant colors, smells, tastes, and sounds of summer. It is also a wonderful time to go barefoot and swim in the seas to ground and rejuvenate. Staying cool and hydrating is essential too.
Enjoy this glorious time! I hope to see you soon to help make your summer a wonderful one!