The Embodied Elements: The Fire Element & Deepening Our Intimacy with All of Life [Episode 28]

It may be the longest journey we ever take- those 18 inches between our heads and our hearts. Here in the Fire elemental season, we can find new dimensions of healing through heart connection and widening our sense of relational intimacy with everything around us. But summer themes of full unfurling are mixed with emotionally-intelligent discernment so that our hearts are able to use their deepest sense of knowing, responding well to each individual moment. This prevents the over-extending, boundary-leaking, or over-consuming that can sometimes happen when we are swept away by the natural enthusiasm of summer spell-making.

In this exploration of the Fire Element / Summer Season / Heart Energy, we wonder:

  • What do our animal bodies already know about summer? How does it live in us? How do we embody the archetype of Fire in all of its expressions of peak aliveness? 
  •  How can our hearts open more fully in eco-adoration, waking us up through joy and relatedness?
  • With a healthy Heart spirit, our authentic self moves us to honestly communicate the needs and knowing of ourselves to others. 

There is even more heart-deliciousness in this episode as I tell a story about enormous ladles, starlight and our cosmic essence. Oh, and the kindled magic of fireflies is in there too. It is my hope that in these explorations you are reminded to love and love and love some more and in doing so, remember to let everything love you back.

Mentioned Books:

Kigo: Exploring the Spiritual Essence of Acupuncture Points Through the Changing Seasons by Lorie Dechar

 The Secret Teachings of Plants: the Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature by Stephen Harrod Buhner


Five Element Resources:

Rhythms of Change by Mary Saunders

Five Spirits by Lorie Eve Dechar


Heart Element Resources:

Deep Listening

Heart Coherence Meditation

Integral Anatomy with Gil Hedley: Look for the video called "Unwinding the Heart Center"


Fire Spirit Question:  How are you expressing your truest self, and in turn, your truest joy?