“Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.”
~ Nadeem Aslam
Here we are at July. It’s a perfect time for reflecting on how the first half of the year has gone for us, to gather our lessons and wisdoms, and then to determine a path forwards for the remainder of 2017.
If I were to sum up July in a sentence it would be this: Be brave enough to share your innermost self in all its vulnerability and the world will crack wide open for you. July is a month of connection. It’s a month for nurturing relationships, for family and community, and for your relationship with yourself and with Spirit (however you perceive that to be).
July is also a time of answers, clarity, signs and direction. Use this time to focus yourself and to really concentrate your energy and time where it matters most to you.
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:
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.
Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”
~ Brene Brown
July helps us to see our place within the bigger scheme of things. We are a leaf in a much bigger family tree. So much bigger than we often acknowledge. Ancestral and family links and wisdom play a big part in our continued healing and growth this month.
Often we feel inadequate to live as the vision we have for ourselves in the world. July urges us to move past that fear and to begin sharing our story honestly and openly.
Answers, signs and helpful moments are also part of July’s reassuring and delicious energy. We’re reminded that when we are authentic and intuitive in the world our love-life, our friendships, our careers and our businesses will begin to thrive.
July warrants some quiet time too this month; with our loved ones, on our own, in nature, with God (or whatever that energy is to you.)
It’s a soul-full month filled with gratitude and a sense of peace, answers and awareness.
The second card I’ve chosen is Treasure Island. The picture captures so well magic and synchronicity that comes from living from our hearts, and doing what matters to us. It’s a month to anchor abundance for the months to come. A foundation month for building wealth.
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” ~ Richard Branson
July brings all kinds of opportunities and possibilities to us. Some of them will come disguised as hard work. Some of them will come disguised as very small beginnings, new connections and the sorts of things that you cannot see any use for yet. You might get a new idea without any clear direction. A snippet of a song. A scene for a book. A product for a business you haven’t even started.
Life’s funny like that. All manner of goodness sneaks into our lives in July, but we might only be able to recognise that in retrospect.
Treasure Island entreats us to stay open to possibility in July, and to trust in good outcomes and a benevolent Universe.
Best crystals this month?
Yellow Turquoise (Serpentine) and Blue Obsidian
Yellow Turquoise is not a true Turquoise, but a form of Serpentine and Jasper with Hematite inclusions. If you are unable to source it, use Serpentine. Yellow Turquoise supports insights and wisdoms in meditation and is an incredibly soothing stone which promotes inner peace.
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 Orange, Lavender, Frankincense, and Jasmine. Orange creates a relaxing space for emotional and spiritual connection, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Frankincense is uplifting and supportive – especially when you feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Jasmine gifts us joy, optimism and self-confidence. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.
I’m holding space for you to really find connection in your heartspace with your family, friends, colleagues and community this month. Life is a journey that is always better shared.
Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo