“Do what you think is right. Don’t let people make the decision of right or wrong for you.”
~ Steve Maraboli
I apologise for this one being a little late, but I promise there is plenty of month left in which to apply all of this information.
July is here, and a it’s a big one! It’s a wonderful reminder of everything we’re becoming, and everything we are leaving behind.
Having said that, you may also experience some flatness or even a few rough emotional patches this month. Why? Because if we’re on the wrong path, or doing things for the wrong reasons, we’ll find that we just can’t keep going the way we did in the past.
Cards for the Month:
I’ve chosen two cards for July for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.
Here is what I have received from each card:
“Walk free from the long shadows cast by small people.” ~ Fennel Hudson
It’s a big bittersweet call to action this month. We are being asked to simplify, and to be true to ourselves above all else. We need to clear space to think, to do, to be. It’s time to truly honour our own priorities, even if it ruffles a few feathers. Or worse.
What other people think of us? Less important that what we think of ourselves. Other people’s plans for us? Not important, compared to our plans for ourselves. People who take and never give back? We have no time for them in our lives right now. Or maybe… we’re done there.
July wants us to be really clear about what it is we’re doing, and why we are doing it. If you’re doing something to win approval, to seek fame, to please someone, then it’s likely that this month you’ll find yourself questioning why you made these choices, or why someone else is more important than you and your dreams. (Note: if you are working with my Year of ME Planner this may mean that you may really question or will want to modify your One Big Thing. Don’t be too hasty to change. Let yourself sit with it all and know that there is plenty of time for reflection. After your initial reactions you may also realise that your first choice was right after all!)
July also toughens us up. Not our hearts. Our hearts will stay open. But that practical, protective part of you will step up and protect – you! It’s a big month for standing up for yourself and your dreams.
This may also mean that the person you are standing up to is an outmoded version of yourself who is hell-bent on keeping you safe and stuck. Ouch. Growing hurts, sometimes. But it can hurt good too.
“The thing about being catapulted into a whole new life–or at least, shoved up so hard against someone else’s life that you might as well have your face pressed against their window–is that it forces you to rethink your idea of who you are. Or how you might seem to other people.”
~ Jojo Moyes
The second card I’ve chosen is New Life. It’s a fabulous encouragement, and something to hold onto this month if things get a little bumpy.
We are truly beginning to know and value ourselves. We might not necessarily know what we want yet, but we’ll be beginning to be oh-so-clear about what we can’t keep doing and what we don’t want anymore. It’s a great month for stretching our wings and trying something new. It’s a great month for new directions and beginnings.
There is so much opportunity ahead of us, and so much potential within us. But we can’t do everything. We need to simplify and make our choices clear.
Pay attention to that last bit. We can’t do everything. Be a specialist to get things done and to get the results you need. No-one can be all things to all people. It also takes so much stress away when we narrow down our focus to a few specific areas or goals.
New Life also reminds us that it’s okay to try something new and then decide we don’t like it. That’s all part of the process of becoming clearer. Be deliberate and mindful this month. Give yourself time to think deeply, but also give yourself rest and integration time.
Best crystals this month?
Charoite and Amazonite.
Charoite is a great stone for releasing fears and stepping into the fullness of who we are. It heightens spiritual connection and helps us live from our soul, rather than our mind.
Amazonite is a sweet stone for speaking up, and for imbuing us with feelings of personal empowerment. It lends us courage and strengthens our ability to stand in our truth. Calming and comforting.
Essential oils to support your journey?
Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this month, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. The essential oils you will find helpful in July are Lavender, Lime and Rosemary. Lavender calms and centres us, Lime provides optimism and inspiration, and Rosemary allows us to be clear and focused in our thinking. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your diffuser to create a blend for getting clear, letting go and moving on up! You can find the oils here.
Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?
Try these posts:
The Power of Positive Self Talk – Why speaking well to yourself changes everything, and some ideas to get you started.
Stop Fighting Your Lack of Flow – Stuck? Don’t even know where to start or how to begin? Can’t choose a direction? Start here.
Magical Leaf Oracle – Choose a Magical Leaf and receive a message just for you!
What to do if you can’t love yourself – 5 steps towards healing – Some positive and proven methods for getting your self-esteem and self-love back on track.
How to develop a conscious relationship with money – Tips for creating a positive and healthy relationship with money and allowing flow in your life.
July is the kind of month where your life direction can change forever, and where you can finally identify and begin to break free of whatever might have been holding you back. It’s worth grabbing hold of this energy with both hands!
Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx