Category: Sarah-Jane Grace Written by Sarah-Jane Grace
Message for July 2022
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but there seem to be days where time is moving in slow motion, and there are days when life is swirling on fast forward.
However, there are also many other days which are somewhere in between, sometimes on pause, sometimes in reverse and sometimes going round and round in circles. Whilst this all tends to balance out in time, the constant stop, start, slow and spin can leave us feeling as though we are lurching from one space to another rather than effortlessly gliding along. Change is a constant in life and although we are wise enough to know this, it can still feel frustrating when the rug beneath our feet is continually being tugged every time we start to relax and settle. It’s like trying to take a deep breath in but needing to breathe out at the same time.
The natural inclination when faced with change is to resist; to try to cling on to what we know and to everything that’s familiar. Yet, it’s often the act of resistance that prevents us from seeing the bigger picture and it can leave us hovering on the edge of life, not quite sure whether to take a chance and step towards pastures new, or to bide our time until a better moment emerges.
Turning towards change takes courage, particularly as it might not be the change we’d hoped for or dreamed of. Facing change can feel oppressive and stifling, but once we move beyond the point of resistance, we can start to see the bigger picture once again and our ability to deal with that change shifts as we can allow our intuition to guide us. Of course, there are times when the only option is to stand up and resist change; to be bold, brave and sure-footed, but it’s important to trust our instinct to know when to act and when to gracefully go with the flow.
Although there is a great deal of change happening on many different levels of life, there is a sense of stagnation at the same time as the air feels heavy and it feels as though our souls are beginning to wilt in the heat of the midday sun. It’s as though we are standing out in the sunlight with no shade and no breeze, trying to navigate desert-style mirages and the need to quench the thirst. Although the storms come, the skies darken, thunder rumbles and the wind gather’s force, when the rain finally comes, it’s not feeling particularly rejuvenating as it seems to be stirring up even more stale and old energy. It’s as though we are in something of a cycle where life feels quite heavy and oppressive, and even when the longed for respite comes (rain), it doesn’t lift the energy enough to restore or replenish, leaving us feeling rather flat.
It’s hard to articulate this kind of ‘in between time’ as each of us are experiencing it quite differently, but there’s a need to step beyond the four walls of our consciousness in order to observe life in more wholehearted ways. Sometimes there is no explanation as to why things are the way they are, sometimes we just have to go with the flow and do the best we can. Even though we may feel as if we’re coming, going, and lost somewhere in between – all at the same time – it’s important to acknowledge the strength of our feet upon the ground and to allow our energy to be centred and strong.
Life always brings change and confusion, and even though life feels both stormy and stagnant at the same time, there is a sense that we need to trust the process and let our intuition lead the way. It is unquestionably hard to explain the unexplainable, but the more we can release everything that no longer serves a positive role, the more we can open up our hearts and souls towards the things that really do matter. Even when we don’t yet know what our true priorities are, it’s important to trust the process and dive deeply within.
Yet, this is not simply a time for turning inwards, it’s also a time for reaching out, for holding out a hand to those in need or walking beside those who can’t keep up pace. Life isn’t just about charging ahead, it’s for savouring every moment and living as consciously as possible.
In many ways, it’s hard to find the words to give shape to July as we continue to lurch and stop with the ever-changing landscape of life. Whilst we may feel confused and overwhelmed, there is a sense of hope rising up, weaving a brand new tapestry linking the threads of souls from around the world. Life might feel discombobulating, but it feels rewarding and hopeful at the same time, as waves of compassion, understanding and wisdom find ways to unite us and to help us see beyond the things that so often divide us.
It’s time now to take notice of the things we have in common, to focus on unity and to let go of seeking out ways to segregate, isolate and supress. The more willing we become to be guided by our intuition, and the more able we are to trust our instincts, the more we can shift towards compassionate living. This is the age of compassion, and whilst we can sometimes strain our necks trying to find evidence of this in the world, it’s there; we just each need to lovingly cultivate it now through loving ourselves, each other, and the earth. It’s time to let go of judgement and to focus on unity.
Energetically life has been chaotic yet stagnant, confusing yet cleansing; yet the paradoxes of impossibility are becoming more possible as we each begin to go more deeply within to seek out a simpler way of living and being. As the light of compassion glows brightly within, it is acting like a beacon, encouraging unity and togetherness, as well as community and friendship. It’s time to reach out, to join together and to flourish.
For now, and as always, I wish you all kinds of wonderful.
As the currents of your life continue to ebb and flow, you are beginning to contemplate the opportunities and possibilities that reside beyond the four walls of your everyday life. You have been so busy with things to do, people to see, people to please and places to go that you’ve lost sight of your creative potential; it’s as though you feel tethered and restricted with your life shaped by ought’s, must’s and should’s. The infinity of your awareness usually knows no bounds, but life has felt heavy lately and it’s been hard for you to think about your own priorities and needs. You are a generous and giving soul, thinking nothing of giving so much to so many, yet with some around you willing to take, take and take a bit more, it seems important for you to establish some new boundaries and to honour your own needs more. It’s unquestionably hard when life feels heavy as it can be difficult for you to see the bigger picture; at the same time, the infinity of your consciousness needs room to breathe, as this is what feeds your creativity, intuition, and sense of self.
It’s time to find your strength and resolve in order to find ways to live more wholeheartedly and to connect more definitively to your own needs; this is something you are acutely aware of, but it has been hard for you to prioritise yourself over the needs, wants, wishes and whims of those around you. Admittedly, it’s a little out of character for a fiery soul like you, but it’s time to reconnect to your inner world and stand firm in your own power, acknowledging your own self-worth and showering yourself with the wealth of compassion you usually only offer others – you matter too! Be kind to yourself, love yourself and be yourself…
Embracing acceptance looks set to take centre stage throughout July as you begin to feel a powerful and profound shift occurring deep within your heart and soul. You have been undergoing a period of intense evolution recently so this may not come as a surprise, but this feels slightly different and somehow gentler, as it’s connected to opening up to the core of your being with tenderness, love and understanding. You are often hard on yourself, expecting to do more, be more, give more and achieve more, and whilst this has seen you achieve a great deal, there is a sense that, in your own eyes, you are never quite ‘enough’. It’s a fine line to walk, as this does push you along, even when you are feeling lethargic or overwhelmed, yet there is a distinct lack of compassion as, no matter how hard you try, you keep pushing.
Of course, you are determined, and this is a quality to be admired, but why not direct that determined nature towards living your best life? It’s time to see beyond the lofty expectations you have of yourself and realise that the constant quest for ‘better’ can intensify those feelings of lack, leading to a decreasing connection to your sense of self. This isn’t to say that you should give up, it’s more a gentle nudge to remind you to stop pushing so hard and to find joy in the here and now. When you’re so busy, it’s easy to develop a kind of tunnel-vision that prevents you from looking beyond the to-do list of your life, but it’s time to open your eyes wide in order to ride the waves of change with more grace and strength. Stop doubting yourself and start acknowledging that not only are you enough, you are amazing, courageous and bursting full of potential…
July looks set to bring you some new horizons to explore as you continue to navigate your way along your path in life with a renewed sense of passion and creativity. You have long been aware of the kaleidoscopic shimmering layers of your soul, and you are beginning to see new ways to unearth aspects of yourself that have been hidden away for years. There seems to be a myriad of different reasons as to why they are hidden, partly choice, partly circumstantial, but it’s important to unwrap these to find a truer sense of self. Of course, there may well be good reason to keep parts of yourself hidden, particularly when you have had to become the person you thought you needed to be in order to thrive or even survive. Yet, there is a longing deep within the core of your being seeking out free expression and reaching out with a yearning to dance through life feeling lighter and more confident being your true self.
You have spent so much of your life looking at the many different reasons as to why you are the way you are. You have seen how the path of your life has been shaped and defined by your choices and by the choices, acts and beliefs of others. At the same time, you have acknowledged your own role and this has taken great courage and strength. Your inner questioning has been ferocious at times, and whilst you may have found some of the answers, there are likely still many unanswered questions. Although this frustrates you, it’s time to not let this hold you back any longer; you’re ready now to live confidently in the uncertainty of life. Use the phenomenal power of your mind with your creativity and intuition; believe in yourself and know that this is your time to dance freely and with love…
Honouring yourself and your own needs takes centre stage throughout July as you unravel some of the more complex conundrums of your life. It’s hard to put into words, but there is a sense that you are beginning to see how the different facets and characteristics of your being all fit together. It’s not a perfect jigsaw puzzle where everything has its place; it’s a little more ragged around the edges, but that’s because you have spent so much of your life trying to live the life you’ve felt you ought to be living and this has resulted in you trying to re-shape and re-define some of the key elements of what makes you, you. You can see the bigger picture of your life, but you have focused on keeping on keeping on as this has been your way of managing your somewhat tumultuous inner world. Whilst this has seen you accomplish a great deal, it has felt somewhat devoid of passion and energy, as your heart and soul haven’t been fully engaged in the process.
It can be hard for you to turn to face your depths as the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle seem so out of sync, yet they are only out of sync because you don’t allow yourself the time to go within to find peace with every facet of your being. It’s hard to let your real essence flow freely, mostly because it often feels more of a hindrance than a blessing as it ‘gets in the way’ of you keeping on keeping on. Yet, you seem weary of this now so maybe this is suggesting a need for you to find a deeper sense of peace with all that you are? Yes, you are a complex soul, but so is everyone! It’s not something to push away, it’s something to celebrate as it makes you unique, beautiful, and formidable…
You have been in something of a state of flux over recent weeks and months (in between here and there); not quite where you want to be and not quite sure of where you are. It’s hard to put it into words, but there has been an inner rebellion going on as one part of you has been pulling against the other, each side trying to be heard and trying to take control. These two ‘sides’ are your creativity versus your mind, your spiritual essence versus your practical nature, your determination versus your gentleness. In fact, there are a great many sides involved! It’s as though your whole inner essence is having a re-shuffle and each aspect of your nature is trying to establish itself once again. Yet, all of these ‘sides’ are still a part of you, so this rebellion is between you and, well, you. Your inner landscape is shifting and changing all of the time as you are on a path of constant evolution. Your free spirit seeks out freedom and creativity, yet your mind wants to push on and ‘be there’ for everyone.
July looks set to bring you an opportunity to step beyond your usual routine, to seek out new goals and to find ways to restore peace with this inner rebellion. It may feel insurmountable to bring harmony when your inner world feels so discombobulated but do remember that these opposing forces are still a part of you. As a result, you have the power to bring them together; they are not ‘opposing’ each other, it’s simply a sign that your life has shifted out of balance, so your soul is making you think about creating some positive and life-affirming change. Listen to your intuition to guide you, make friends with all aspects of your being and know that they will work together in perfect harmony if you set them all free…
July looks set to be a time for you to step back a little in order to create some breathing space in all areas of your life. You are a vibrant, creative, and intuitive soul, but you often park these gifts to focus on ticking off the ‘to do’ list of your life as you strive to make sense of why things are the way they are. Your mind is a phenomenal force, but it’s important not to shut out your other gifts as they are all integral parts of your essence. Creating some breathing space will help you to step back from your mind to reconnect to the compassion and tranquillity within your heart and soul. Although you are a vibrant and dynamic individual, you often interpret this as a need to have things to do and goals to tick off. However, being vibrant and dynamic isn’t about what you do, it’s about how you live and feel; it’s a state of being, not a state of doing. Therefore, ignoring your creativity and intuition can tether you in thought as you cut off your ability to ride the waves of life with fluidity and wisdom.
It’s time to have the self-belief to bring together all of your gifts as you think about the paths you have walked, the path you are walking, as well as the paths you still hope to walk. It’s time to think big, and to see beyond the realms of your mind as your intuition and wisdom fire up the flames in your soul once again. Your mind is a powerful gift, but it can entrap you as easily as it can set you free; how you think shapes your life, so let go of linear thinking and shift your focus onto the landscape beyond. Yes, it’s unknown, but that’s what makes being you so exciting. The best is yet to come…
As you continue to find ways to work with the kaleidoscope of energies that weave their way through your life, there is a sense that you are beginning to feel the stirrings of change from deep within your heart and soul. Anais Nin once wrote: ‘The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom’, and these words feel so apt for you now as you are at a powerful choice point on the edge of a new chapter of your life. On one hand you are eager to burst into blossom, but your more vigilant side is holding you back, preferring to err on the side of caution. There is a feeling of safety within the bud, it’s dark and familiar, yet your soul is longing for the petals to unfold and for your true beauty to shine brightly. It undoubtedly takes confidence to make that step, but you intuitively know that you are ready to step into the unknowable.
You have spent so much of your life hovering on the edge of where you are and where you want to be, it’s as though you’ve felt unable to fully settle into the moment, as the moment you’re now in isn’t quite what you expected it to be. Of course, this is an inevitability of life, but you have struggled to find peace with leaping into unknown terrain in order to blossom and flower. Yet, you are bursting with energy, potential and creativity, and whilst being the bud has been captivating and beautiful in its own right, you are ready now for something more. Yes, it’s a risk, but it’s a risk to stay as you are as well. It’s time for you to grab life with both hands in order to bloom into the flower you know yourself to be…
Life has felt quite heavy for you lately, there is a sense that you have had a great deal to do and precious little time for yourself or your own needs. As a result, things have grown a bit stagnant and stale, leaving you feeling discombobulated and disconnected with your intuition and self-awareness, unsure as to which way to turn. However, July looks set to bring in some new energy and, like the fresh cool air after the rain comes, there is a sense of a lightening of the load as you start to look at the bigger picture of your life in terms of what nourishes you and what depletes you. As a result, you can then start to look at ways to tackle those aspects that deplete you in order to find a stronger sense of balance in life. At the moment though, it’s hard to imagine having the drive to instigate the change needed as you are still in the midst of the stagnancy that’s been holding you back. Yet, have hope, and know that this will shift, and life will feel lighter once again.
It’s hard being you as you feel everything so deeply, and it takes you a while to process such a significant shift which is a sure sign that you are respecting the process and moving forwards with grace and awareness. Despite your tendency to prioritise the needs of others over your own, you are realising that balance is the key to happiness and learning how to enrich your own life is so important for you now. This is a great opportunity to think about why you do the things that you do, as well as understanding what shapes and defines the choices you make. Knowing yourself is the central theme now, however, the first step is being yourself and loving yourself for it…
In many ways you have been on fast forward lately, there is a sense of energy surging forward on lots of different levels of your life. However, at the same time, there is also a sense of frustration within you that you are not making the progress you’d hoped for. It is unquestionably challenging being you at times as you can feel as though you are a few steps ahead of yourself, as well as a few steps behind at the same time. You could argue that this simply leaves you in the same place, but it doesn’t, it’s simply a way to try to articulate the unique way you travel through life; you are here, there, everywhere and nowhere. As a result, you find yourself able to rest within the spaces within the spaces in life, those millisecond moments of life that are ‘in between’, like the moment in between an in breath and an out breath where you are doing neither one nor the other. It’s subtle, but it’s significant, as your intuitive prowess enables you to dive into those moments wholeheartedly as you know they are the key to living your best life.
Finding joy and happiness doesn’t just come from what you do, whom you know or where you live, it comes from how you feel and how you breathe. When you dive in, your breath deepens and you feel ‘at one’ with the world, and this is the space where your true gifts reside. It may sound strange for an adventurous soul to seek out the spaces within the spaces, as it feels passive and not quite in your character, but it takes great courage and strength to dive deeply within in order to find peace in being true to yourself. So, take a deep breathe and know that life is about being yourself and living your best life…
As you continue to grow more aware of yourself, your choices, and the path(s) you walk in life, there is a sense that you are finally beginning to realise just how out of balance you have been lately. You’ve spent a great deal of time being there for others, supporting others and giving to others, but you often give so much of yourself that you have little, or nothing left for yourself. Although this is admirable, you have realised the cost of continually giving and over-giving. Not that this realisation will stop you, but it may help you to re-shape the ways in which you give in order to better manage your energy expenditure. Of course, ‘over-giving’ is not a new idea for you as you have always been aware of your tendency to keep giving even when there’s nothing left to give, but your strength and resolve often carry you through these sparse times enabling you to keep on giving even when there’s nothing left. However, there comes a time when a tipping point is reached, and you know you need to make some changes before you completely deplete yourself.
Only you know why you give so much; it comes from a place of love and compassion, but there is also a layer of self-worth tied in, a sense that you measure your own sense of worth against how much you give of yourself to others; this is understandable, but it’s just not sustainable in the long run. July looks set to ring the bells of change to remind you to seek out balance in life and to start showing yourself a great deal more of the love, compassion, and generosity you show to others. So, stop pushing yourself so hard, start being yourself and realise that what you give doesn’t define you, it’s how you live and how you love that matter most…
Your perspective on life has always felt different from those around you. Where you can see the infinite potential of life, others can have a far narrower perspective which is bewildering for you as you have spent a great deal of time with your awareness scattered in different directions, pushing your known boundaries, trying to make sense of the universe. There have been times when this has left you feeling isolated and alone, but you are now wise enough to appreciate that although there are differences, there are also many aspects that unite you as well. As your sense of self continues to coalesce, your life is finally beginning to make more sense to you, and you are finding peace and acceptance with the fast-moving, zig zag of energy racing through your heart and soul (and head). It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the vastness of your perspective as your consciousness knows no bounds, so you are exploring new terrain on every level of your being. Part of this exploration is to try to make sense as to why things are the way they are, but you also explore to try to find more meaning and purpose to your life.
It’s not that you’re unhappy, but there is a sign of an inner yearning for more creative joy and vision; and you have the courage to not only acknowledge this, but to actively try to create change. Although your perspective on life is boundary-less, there is sometimes a need to find ways to anchor yourself more consciously in the present moment in order to channel your formidable gifts in a more coherent way. In short, July looks set to be the start of a new chapter of your life that encourages you to celebrate your uniqueness but to rejoice with those who walk alongside you on the path. A time for unity, joy and acceptance…
July looks set to be a month for some powerful self-reflection and contemplation as you turn to face the mirror and look towards the depths of your soul. You have spent a great deal of time focused on the needs, wants, wishes and ideals of others, often ignoring your own needs in the process. As a result, there have been times when you have lost sight of who you are, and this has seen you meandering through life rather than charging ahead towards your goals and dreams. You often see yourself as a passive force, drifting along with the currents, but you only drift because you choose to do so! You are a weaver of the web; you create the currents, and you are definitely not a passive force! There is a need for some self-honesty as you reflect, as it’s so easy to feel as though those around you set the tone and pace of the currents, but this only happens because you let it! This isn’t a judgement, it’s simply an observation that you need to ‘own’ your own power more and acknowledge the choices you make, as well as the ones you choose not to make.
Turning within takes courage, but you seem ready to step beyond the busy-ness of things to do, places to go and people to see/please in order to focus more wholeheartedly on your own priorities, This isn’t selfish, it’s a necessary step on your evolution in order for you to understand what you truly want from life and what makes your heart sing. You are ready to re-shape your life on every level, the key to unlocking this new chapter comes from self-belief and honouring your own needs more. It’s time to listen to your intuition and to seek out a way of living and being that enriches you and encourages you to weave the web and create some new currents…
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