Summertime is the season of the heart centre. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is linked to the element of fire, and the energy of Yang, meaning the body is naturally more eager to be socialising, enjoying the long active days and being outside in nature.
The heart is also known as the king of organs as it directly affects every metabolic process in the body. It not only controls our circulatory system but is also said to be the seat of our spirit or soul and needs to be nurtured; to both learn to give and receive love. The heart is linked to our emotional well-being in a much more powerful way than any of our other organs, and when in balance it is critical for joy, happiness and fun as we play in the hot summer days and relax into the balmy nights. In this state, the mind is calm, we are centred, and our sleep is restful. However, when the heart centre is out of balance, which can happen for many reasons, we can sink into low moods, depression and sadness, and for some people, the imbalance can lead to agitated behaviour, which can manifest as insomnia and anxiety.
This time of year we need to balance the heat of the heart energy with what we eat, think and do. There are many ways to do this. Cool Yin foods like salads and vegetables, leafy greens, broccoli and cucumber. These foods are wonderful, cool tonics for the blood. Eating lots of fruit not only keep our bodies cool but also balances the fiery heart and helps us remain even-tempered in the summer heat.
Our heart centre is wanting to be wide open to embrace the sun, community and warmth but if we are holding onto grief and sadness that can be difficult to do.
Pure Rose oil along with the Rose quartz vibration to help our minds surrender and let go of any pain or suffering we are holding onto. Repeat the affirmation “love flows towards me from every direction, I relax into peace” at every opportunity to re-train the mind into creating new neural pathways, positive change and peace in our lives.
Emerald vibration along with Jasmine oil helps to bring balance into our lives, whilst repeating the affirmation “I am in perfect balance, giving and receiving love in equal measure”.
There are other important considerations in the summer to help keep our equilibrium. Resting is important in the middle of the day, noon if possible and make sure to balance the fire of the heart with lots of water; both drinking and swimming in it if possible to cool the ardour of an over busy mind and heart.
Summer should be the time for fun, open-heartedness, and joy. We find in our clinics that these are the very emotions that people who are coming to us at this time of year, struggle with. The playfulness of the heart is something as adults we can forget how to do. It is interesting to ask yourself “am I having any fun” if not, why not and how old were you when you forgot how to be playful?
Sweet Orange Oil and infused Carnelian Crystal helps us find a playful, creative streak by repeating the affirmation “I unleash fun and creativity from within me now.” Uplifting orange oil is called ‘the smiley oil’ for a reason!
For many it’s a time of letting go of grief and depression and it is hugely satisfying to help people move through these painful experiences. I find that once I explain to clients that this is a natural cycle for letting go and a natural process of expansion before we begin the journey into abundance with the solar plexus and autumn energy, and then the natural withdrawing into winter with the sacral and base chakras, it helps them to accept and move on from limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours and embrace the wonder of Summer.
What are you going to realign this Summer?
About The Author
Founder Sarah Cox launched the Zephorium brand in 2012 having been a Spiritual Teacher, medium and motivational speaker for over 25 years. Sarah is also a renowned therapist working with the mind and body and is known for her Aligning Energy Therapy sessions and talking therapy to help clear the mind from stress, obsessive thinking and addiction which has attracted celebrity A-Listers and royalty over the years.
She founded the Satvik Training School in 2001 and the School of Conscious Co-Creation in 2012, covering psychic development, motivational inspiration, positive thinking, energy healing and faith training. Zephorium’s crystal infused aromatherapy product collections contain uplifting aura sprays, affirmation candles, massage/body oils, aromatherapy bath salts, organic essential oil blends and holistic skincare all containing a powerful vibrational mix, which culminates in a wonderful blend of positivity.
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Below are just some of the Zephorium Aura Sprays Mentioned in this article:
Our popular Zephorium Chakra Aura Sprays can also help assist in finding heart centre balance.
Zephorium’s Love & Surrender Chakra Aura Spray contains pure rose oil along with the rose quartz vibration to help our minds surrender and let go of any pain or suffering we are holding onto.
The Balance & Protection Chakra Aura Spray infused with Emerald vibration along with Jasmine Oil helps to bring balance into our lives. These two Aura Sprays work in unison to help balance the fire of the heart and enables us to let go.
Zephorium’s Freedom & Creativity Aura Spray blended with Sweet Orange Oil and infused Carnelian Crystal helps us find a playful, creative streak by repeating the affirmation “I unleash fun and creativity from within me now.” Uplifting orange oil is called ‘the smiley oil’ for a reason!