words by Sandra Shih Tonkinson
Life is rhythms. Cycles. Cycles within cycles.
Energy circulates through the body in the meridian system, from one meridian to the next. The body lives by an organ clock.
On a macro level, the seasons also cycle, affecting different meridian families throughout the year.
Summer is Heart-Small Intestine, with the element of Fire and the sense of Sight.
The summer is a potent time to support the organ energy functions of the Heart, Small Intestine, plus associated secondary meridians, to rev up our passion and stoke our desire, and clarify our sight and vision.
Not only on the physical level – how good the eye sight is or how healthy the heart is but on other levels as well – emotional, psychological, philosophical, metaphorical….
We can gain tremendous clarity by discovering what we desire – what our heart desires. We can see life more vividly. We can see our choices more simply. We can see ourselves more divinely.
An interesting thing about the flow of the meridians is that it goes from the Heart (desire) to the Small Intestine (choice).
When we know our desires, we choose better, aligned with our truth, not from peer pressure, not from the expectations of others. We can discern above the noise of the outside world, trying to get you to buy this, be this way.
From our heart, we can walk our path more sincerely, authentically, passionately, and joyfully.
Here is some qigong and yoga to help support these meridians.