By: Jill Marie
During the month of July, we see some serious integration is being done. We are being shown it’s time to live from our heart and Soul, and to be aware of cycles and patterns in our lives. Knowing those cycles and patterns is a key to greater awareness, and awareness builds consciousness.
Stuff is coming up to be looked at and dealt with and for many of us that isn't going to look very pretty or feel that good, but that is exactly what we will benefit from. Just being with what is coming up, not trying to “fix” it or even help it pass through our energy bodies is key(this was hard for me to hear…after all that is one of the main gifts that I have to share with others!). Really feel it, look at how these patterns affect us how we experience and show up in our lives.
Most of these patterns just don’t serve us anymore. There is no benefit from shutting down our hearts and going into fear from our old wounds. Having this knowledge of the cycles and patterns in your life will help you navigate your inner and out landscape better and better.
If you follow Mercury Retrograde this would be one to really take the time and see what the messages coming forward for you are. This MR is in the astrological sign of Cancer and while Astrology as a whole isn't my area of expertise I do know that this one is super important to gain more insight on. If you aren't familiar with Mercury Retrogrades I recommend Robert Ohotto's work or Stephanie Azaria though I'm sure there are many other wonderful ones out there.
If you tend to be a perfectionist or really don’t tolerate emotional messiness…this can potentially be a difficult month for you. Your job is to just pay attention to what is showing up for you…I can’t stress that enough.
If you don’t already keep a journal this would be a good time. In fact go back to what was showing up for you around June 9th or 10th because that is when the set up phase for this particular Mercury Retrograde began. The official MR began on June 26th and ends July 20th.
It reaches a peak on July 9th so see what is revealed to you there also, as that will give even more insight on what patterns you have going on in your life.
If you have feelings of incompleteness, lack, disappointment, feelings of undeserving, or if you deny yourself, satisfaction or pleasure, be aware of that and how that looks in your life. What deeper message is there here for you? Be sure not to side-step any of what shows up. It is time to stop diverting attention away from what needs to be seen. Stop blaming everybody else and own your stuff and allow others tio be in their stuff.
It’s time to wake up even more even if it feels crappy at first. Now is not the time to go back to sleep. For extra support during this month I recommend the My Heart Is Open Mandala. It will help you stay present while going through this time and help keep you present...even if hiding sounds like a good idea!
I'll see you on the other side... Good Luck :)