In Five Element Acupuncture, Fire is the name of the energy that resonates with the season of summer. Time stands still in the heat of summer. The work of spring is done and there is nothing left to do but relax and enjoy the warmth. The Fire Element is about the present moment. The spirit of the this element embodies warmth & enjoyment. Summer days are longer, and everything in Nature that has grown through the spring reaches ripeness and maturity.
Wonderfully, colors, sounds, smells, and tastes during the summer are ample, making it easy to find enjoyment and happiness in them. The long lazy days free us to connect and spend more time with friends and loved ones. The warmth and fullness that we feel around us spills over into our relationships. We are more open and relaxed. Our love of life and love of each other find their fullest expressions in the hot summer months.
Fire and Love
Behind these qualities of warmth, joy, fullness, and maturity is the true essence of the Fire Element: love. Love radiates into everything we do and permeates every part of our body, mind, and spirit. The warmth of this love from the Fire Element helps everything to flow on all levels. When the Fire Element is lit within us and feeding us, our spirits are able to communicate freely and easily with the spirits in other people and in Nature.
Two of the greatest gifts possible to receive are love and joy. As expressions of the Fire Element, both are a manifestation in us of the highest point which Qi energy, our vital essence, reaches in its endless cycle. The gifts of the Fire Element are the high point of the year’s own peak. The energy we take from here will warm and sustain us for the whole of the year to come.