The Element of Fire, Summertime, May to August


After the powerfully upward surging growth of springtime (wood), the energy of summertime (fire) slows down slightly and softens. As the energy slows down, it blossoms into a blaze of colors, fragrances and tastes that inspire joy and fun within every being, producing a bounty of vegetables, fruit, grains, seeds and nuts that sustain us all.

Every moment that we are awake, our heart—the organ that rules the element of fire within our bodymind—rules our consciousness. In our own unique world, everyone and everything needs our heart’s unconditional love, warmth and guidance to be able to achieve their potential and come to fruition. 

The inner world our heart creates is the real world. The world “out there,” the world our brain tends to focus on, is the world of illusion.

Excerpted from Body Intelligence, A New Paradigm by John L. Mayfield, D.C.