The Summer is associated with the Fire Element. The heat generated by summer helps us relax. One of acupuncture points on the Fire Element is called ‘Relax and Joy’ – what a fantastic point to help someone who cannot experience that heat and the relaxing effect it has. With that relaxation comes a joy – giving us the ability to enjoy our friends and family; being outdoors and just enjoying life!
‘Palace of Weariness’ is another acupuncture point on the Heart Protector meridian/pathway. In ancient times in China a messenger would bring the Emperor news from far away. This messenger would travel hundreds/thousands of miles to bring this message and would be weary/worn out on arrival. He would be brought into the Emperor’s Palace and he would be cared for and restored to health and balance with loving kindness and appreciation for his work. This point brings us into the very Palace that dissolves the Weariness – the Palace was the home of the Emperor in ancient times – the Emperor was equivalent to God – this point imbues us with a loving kindness, dissolving hurt and a feeling of being unloved; it restores our ability to love and be loved free of past experiences. What a point! Summer energy supports our capability to form relationships and have an easy flow in interaction – it helps us to feel warmed and enlivened by the interconnected web of relationships we have with our fellow human beings every day.