Summer is in full blaze and “fire” is the keyword–primarily for the months of June-August. What this means is that agitation, reactions, flare-ups, and so forth will be at a high. So be careful to stay cool in every way possible.
Here in Sedona, there was a big house fire next to my friend’s house. There have also been lots of emotional flare-ups for people I know. One person even had an aerosol can explode in their car due to the heat of the Summer in Arizona–which blew a large hole right through their front windshield. On a National level, we’ve been hearing about political tensions and tensions between Nations–even on a military level. There are even volcanic eruptions going on in Hawaii, resulting in hot lava spreading over miles of land and sea. Also, some of you have written in for advice regarding flare-ups in your families.
So what should we do during times like these? Well, we should try to stay in our cool houses and drink plenty of water . . . right? Wrong! That answer only helps us deal with the external heat. But we still have to deal with the internal heat–heat that causes us agitation, anger, competition, and hate–all resulting in our need to “vent” that heat–which we usually do towards others.
The healthiest route would of course be to find a balanced way to deal with it all. So, we should enjoy the coolness of air conditioning, or perhaps a pool or stream if needed. We can add cool, refreshing drinks, and possibly enjoy some ice cream. But we also need to take time to look at the things within us that cause us to become overheated. These things would of course be unhealed wounds, a need to control, and various internal frustrations–all of which are best dealt with by keeping a cool head, doing some light exercise, and talking about whatever issues are keeping the internal fires blazing. And it helps if we practice taking responsibility if/when we ever allow our internal issues to spill over and burn the people around us. If we apologize and make amends whenever possible, it will help restore peace and a good balance of coolness and warmth–instead of living in the duality of being too hot or too cold. This is one of the primary ways that masters maintain their ability to handle the sometimes uncomfortable external temperatures that most people can’t seem to deal with.
I pray this monthly E-blast is helpful and that these announcements are helping to keep you informed.
Love & Light,