Summer is upon us! It is the time of the Fire” element. Are you ready to have a good time? Nature allows us so much fun and excitement with the element of Fire. School is over and lots of people go outside and express their happiness with smiles.
There are two types of Fire, one I often call “Sun Fire” which is always shining from the outside, making us smile (Yang). It is like summer vacation. The other fire is called “Moon Fire,” which means we have to turn on the fire from the inside.
For example, it is how we enjoy summer vacation. The moon always reflects the sun, quietly burning from the inside (Yin). The key for this smile is that it is like a bubbling fountain, coming from deep inside of Mother Earth – we call this the “inner smile.”
One of the main reasons I love to teach the art of intimacy, or “Tantra,” is because it helps to ignite your heart, your fire called “love.” When this fire is on, you notice that everything around you becomes more beautiful and things will come to you much easier. This type of fire is not like “Sun fire,” always shinning from the outside 100% no matter what, the fire that gives to you. Second fire is internal fire. When you ignite this, it is like when you light a candle consciously. Then you attract the magic of love and intimacy to yourself.
Second Fire is known as “Pericardium” or “Circulation and Sex” meridian. This energy is most active after sunset – 7 pm to 9 pm – during this time, we often get together with loved ones, go on dates, and integrate with family, igniting the internal fire.
When I teach Tantra, I nourish this meridian to increase circulation throughout the entire body and mind. Most importantly to connect the 2nd chakra with your heart in order to create your own magnet. This process turns on your internal fire, connecting sexuality and creativity.
The essence of Fire is that it is always 100% no matter how small it is. It is like the sun and your heart, it is radiating continuously to its maximum. That is the key for the 2nd Fire meridians as well.
Children are so open to this meridian. They fully express their emotions, both positive and challenging, without any hesitation. When they laugh, they laugh 100% and when they are upset, they are at 100%. This means they love with their entire body and mind. Children’s “spirit” sparks the life itself.
Every day you can express excitement, love, and simple joy with a smile. Try walking with a smile. Act as if it is the “best ever” moment of your life as you enjoy your walk. In expressing love to your partner, express it 100%, all over your body with a smile. Create together, like a magnet, like the sun and moon. Radiating the light (like sun) fully with smile and reflecting the light back (like moon), doing it fully with a smile.
In my Tantra class in Japan, many students expressed after the class that they started to see beauty around them, everyone became more attractive. How do people get more beautiful so suddenly? People around them become very ”愛おしい“, ”dear to them”. ”lovely to them” or even ”more beautiful”.
In reality, nothing around them has changed except for themselves, their own perception. It is simply that their heart was turned on. The internal Fire turned on, 100%. When Fire energy comes into your eyes from your heart, I you see beauty. Ignite your ears with your love, 100%, and you can hear the best sounds from nature, and no doubt, a joyful smile will start bubbling up. Nothing actually changes in nature, but your state of mind, your love does change.
I believe the heart is always ready to see
the magic and beauty of universe.
Are you ready to appreciate and cultivate
the Fire in your own heart?
Summer displays the fullness of beauty and maturity in nature. Can you express your love of nature “just in that moment” – with your best smile on your face? We all know the sun and moon create beauty around us. Can you see you are also this part of this piece of nature? That this means you have also a sun and moon? That this incredible beauty and magic resides inside of you? The key for this magic of attraction is that we are aware and create a daily practice and cultivation that internal Fire.
Enjoy your summer!!!!
Blessings to you all,