Today, Sunday July 3, we approach the end of a larger cycle. The end of cycles will often prompt an undefinable sadness or depression. As with death, we need to re-think how we feel about 'endings'. Our life-long conditioning dictates we pull the dark clothes from the closet and mourn. This is the opposite of what we should do.
And just for those interested: the Chinese wear BLACK for weddings, and WHITE for mourning.
First, remember when you feel yourself getting down-in-the-heart, you can instill joy for the sake of joy. And you can do this at most any moment. The end of a cycle means we've fulfilled our cyclic contract, for better or for worse. It's now time to let it go, and see how we've done.
My mother died in March, and there is now a "for sale" sign in front of her house. This at first brought a sad thought to me, but then it reminded me that she has fulfilled her life contract, and new life-contracts will fill the old house with new journeys, new experiences, to 'new' people. That is a cause for joy, not sorrow. And it has been my intention to purge that house of my own discordant energies from growing up, to leave clean joy and possibilities for the next occupants.
So we can learn from the end of this cycle that we might have misplaced our emotions because society told us to, or it's a familiar (and thus comfortable) response. We approach a new cycle, and sorrow will affect our starting of it: let's walk in there clean and happy, eager to find joy...even when searching for impacted energies...for that is light that shows us how to proceed.
I have been working on adjusting the ways i start my day, from the time I wake up. That is making progress, and as I set about to do my daily chores, my guides have instructed me to work on the darkest feelings/impacted energies first...they become lighter as the day progresses, and in such a manner, we end the day with joy. If we save our worst tasks and darkest self-searching for late in the day, we're tired, reluctant and will make excuses to avoid real challenge. It is challenge that strengthens us. Taking a good overall view of how we feel, respond and apportion our time/energies will glean much insight to finding better and more efficient approaches to personal growth.
It has been received from my guides that strong focus inward right now is the best start of the new cycle. We can catch our mistakes before the next cycle gets fully under way...last-minute editing...and make the changes we see need to be made. A drop in psychic reading and activity is a sure sign that the wiser among us are heeding the suggestion to work on our inner-God-particle, rather than sending energy out to others who demand it, and thus depleting our own.
July holds the suggestion that we internalize what we've just been through, adjust to our newly-re-acquired powers (from the eclipse) and ready our homes for the next journey. The coming journey will demand many tests of us, and depending on how well we spend July (and following instructions) will strongly influence the outcome. As well, if we have taken the time to rearrange our feelings and reactions, calibrating them toward joy, I am confident we'll have a very energetic August...unusual for most of us, but the old cycles and thought-patterns are revealed and the reasons why.
We can address the reasons and experience some temporary discomfort, or ignore them to stay "comfortable" for a short term. As for me, I'm in this for the long run.