The Spirit in Summer

The Spirit in Summer

by Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc
Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty, Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

Summer is a perfect time to focus on and nurture the fire element and the heart energy. In Chinese Medicine, the heart is more than just a pump for pushing blood through the arteries. The heart’s energy and spirit also include aspects that Western Medicine attributes to the brain. The mental functions of thinking, memory and consciousness are all processes related to the shen the spirit associated with the heart.

The shen is viewed as a divine gift of love and enlightenment flowing to us at birth from the Tao through the Big Dipper and connecting us with the star teachers and our cosmic identity. It is our shen that provides guidance as we travel the path that is our unique expression of the Tao. The sages counseled cultivation of calmness of the spirit. This state or calmness, or consciousness, allows us to live in harmony with our earthly experience even in the face of adversity and chaos. In doing so, we achieve joy in our lives. This cultivation also allows us to express our joy outward to our fellow beings through the field of the heart, an energetic field that can extend several feet out from our physical form and touch the heart fields of our fellow travelers to carry the powerful vibrations of love and compassion to the world.
The heart field and the heart chakra act as a pivot point between the more personal energies of survival and sense of our selves and raises our frequency up through the higher chakras. Doing this creates resonance with more transpersonal frequencies associated with intuition, clairvoyance and communication with divine source. This ultimately allows us to let go of patterns of behavior and thinking that interfere with our awareness of enlightenment and to create the life we want.
So, summer is a kind of portal to the realization of our true nature, revealed to us through deep heart connection. It is a time to build resonance and to optimize our heart’s energy.
The Yin Wei (Yin Linking) Vessel is a good choice for uniting our individual spirit expression, our authentic self, with the self we project into the world. It also promotes the opening of our heart field to both receive and express unconditional love, as well as strengthening the physical aspects of the heart.
                For nourishment – the Sun and Full Moon forks can be applied to the Yin Wei.
For opening the heart – the New Moon 5th interval, both low and middle octaves allow deep access if the heart energy has been shut down to provide emotional buffering.
To expand the heart field – Ohm/Jupiter 4th provides expansion and growth
To create resonance with the vibration of love – the Ohm/Venus 6th interval can be applied.
The Ren (Conception) Vessel can help with nourishing and calming of energies to provide stability and peace for the heart.
                The Full Moon 6th along with the Low Ohm Octave are helpful for this.
Another calming point for heart energy is Heart 7, Spirit Gate, the Source Point of the Heart meridian. It is effective for calming anxiety and manic energy to allow peace for the shen/spirit. 
                The Full Moon 6th and Ohm Unison are good here.
The Heart Chakra can be influenced by Ren 17. Original Child
The Solar 7th interval can be activating and nourishing for the heart at this chakra. Too much Solar 7th energy may produce heat and disturb the shen. So, a little is good.
We have found the Jupiter/Venus combination on Ren 17 to be very effective in expanding the heart field and expressing unconditional love.
The Ohm Octave at Ren 17 can bring harmony to the heart at a new level.
Additionally, the high frequency of each of these combinations sounded over the heart, then in the field in general can optimize balance, harmony and expansion of the higher self.
Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing with your heart.

Paul and Jude will be holding a clinic day at the Mothership on June 17, a great opportunity to receive clinic hours from exceptional clinicians. To register for this contact They will also be offering Acutonics Energetics of Points and Meridians in Seattle June 30 – July 2. The Pontons are happy to work with students to meet their scheduling needs. Contact: or call 206-706-2836 

"Every cell in our body is a sound resonator. Every cell lives in a dynamic rhythmic pattern. Each organ has its own cycle and its own pulse. Each and every system has a cycle, rhythm, pattern, and pulse that exist in resonant harmony and sympathy to the cycles of the earth and the heavens. These body systems respond to sound vibration, as do our spiritual, mental, and emotional states of consciousness. "

- Donna Carey, LAc