July Midway Update & Check-In
As Lee mentioned in his July Energy Update, this month has indeed felt very Yang in energy, at least in my experience. This, for me, has included a lot of action, doing, outward focus and taking care of multiple things at once. At the half-way point of the month, I do feel half-way done with what I set as goals to accomplish, so things are on track. But it’s also been a good test of my abilities to juggle many things, approach surprises and constant influx with deep breaths and release, and continue implementing boundaries and healthy balance. Now and then we get chances to put to practice what we’ve learned, so rather than be upset about it, we can see it as opportunity to be the change.
Weather has remained mild here getting into the low 80’s now and 40’s at night, but Summer is definitely in full gear. I’ve been able to start playing afternoon hooky sometimes at the beach to ground, relax, and soak in some water and sunshine, but there’s definitely a lot of energetic movement, more to manage, and longer hours being put into things. This mirroring the season’s longer days.
We’ve been getting in our bigger hikes and bike rides on the weekends these last couple of weeks, due to both of our work ramping up, with shorter walks when possible during the week. At the least, I get in garden watering time, sun bathing, or late afternoon beach time for nature nurturing. July has the potential for a lot of closure and opening for things with us, so we’re adjusting to accommodate.
It’s all good, as I knew this was coming for the month and will start to wind down as August approaches when I will be pulling back from some things to start streamlining my energy focus again.
Oh those ebbs and flows! 🙂 It’s become a regular part of managing energy and projects, for me, in literal inward/outward mirroring ways.
As mentioned previously, I’ll be stepping back from client sessions starting August and plan to only focus on the Reiki classes for that month and putting more time into my writing. I’ll open things up again later, but need to take some time off for now.
In terms of the Reiki classes, although I did open up to taking more students than originally intended, I do now have to close registration for Reiki Level 1, otherwise I’d need to open more days of training than I currently already have done. And that’s more than I can manage. These are taking place in mid to late August.
We have a confirmed group of 14 awesome souls, which made it necessary for me to be flexible with my teaching approach and break up the class into two sessions, of which the second session will be split into two groups for.
Rather than be rigid with things, I embraced a different approach, but one that feels good and supportive, without cutting corners.
That means only Reiki Level 2 (which will be held in October) and 3 Master Teacher (which will be held in December) are available to register for, although there’s 11 in each of these classes, so there’s really only a few more I could do there to make it work out like Level 1. Eleven is also a great master number, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we stay there too. 🙂
Info and registration can be found here: Online Reiki Classes
Other than that, I’m just trucking along with things. Astrid is doing well and has been such a great copartner with everything. She’s also going through shifts, as her fur begins to molt. She’s shedding a lot and it’s making interesting patterns on her back, including bringing through her underlying silver for the first time there.
Dream time has been interesting, to include a lot of continued bear dreams (which I discovered have ET connections), Astrid and wild rabbit dreams, Gaia (my tortoise) dreams, and telepathic dreams involving people I know that reveal psychic messages that pan out true in real life. So, it seems there’s even a lot of activity (Yang) stuff going on at night. Makes sense why I sleep even more these days. 😉
I feel like things are on the precipice of bigger change and even in waking life, there’s a lot of messaging coming through even more than usual. I’m seeing also that my clients are undergoing huge life changes for the good. That makes me super happy!
I heard from a magickal, dear friend of mine in England yesterday, which always seems to mark something important in motion. The last time we spoke was in February, just before everything hit, and hearing her update was refreshing, resonant, and a hopeful energy reflection from another side of the world.
So, while things in the wider world can be a bit daunting, there is evidence of transformation coming in from all of this. Endings and beginnings are bookmarking life, as always.
How are you all experiencing July so far?
Does it feel more Yang to you as well?