The natural energy that is predominant for the month of July is Lake energy. In July it will be a time in which you can put a focus on positivity and playfulness. A time during which your creative juices will be flowing, your imagination will be at its best, and your ideas will manifest. During July you can bring fun and happiness into your life and the lives of others.
“The Tao represents the fundamental nature of the universe, the origin, the creator. The Tao loosely translated means your path or your life’s journey and is experienced by all.” Dr. Debra
Through an understanding of the energy, and engaging in this dedicated spiritual practice, it is possible to align yourself with the natural energy of the Tao.
This alignment will create balance in your life; it will enhance your connection to your higher self and with others; it will make it easier for you to live a life of flow; life will be easier; and you will feel happier.
Understanding the energy of July:
The energy of the Tao that is closely aligned with the month of July, is lake energy.
Lake energy represents positivity and communication and is joy, depth without overflowing. Dr. Debra
The story of lake energy:
When I think of lake energy, I get this mental image of a beautiful small lake, surrounded on one side by trees, with a grassy verge on the other side. I see deer coming down for water. There are fish making ripples in the water; bugs skimming the surface. The lake is clear and reflects the sunlight. Birds are singing and everything seems right. I imagine an underground stream feeding the lake and keeping the water fresh, flowing and alive.
Light expanding lake energy is part of your life on those days when you feel positive, optimistic and engage in life as a ‘glass half full’ person; someone who knows deep in their core that life will work out.
Light expanding lake energy shows up when you feel playful, childlike and are having fun; when you are full of ideas and imagination. It shows up when you are creative and expressive; when you bring fun and happiness into your life and the lives of those around you.
You know that light expanding lake energy is within you when life is lived in moderation, not overflowing and frantic. When your happiness has depth, is lasting and real.
Light expanding lake energy supports great communication. It supports the ability to clearly communicate with others; to relate, connect and reach out to others in your life. It supports you as a team player who is loved and sought out by others.
Excerpts from the book “Daily Pulse, rhythm of the Tao”, written by Dr. Debra.
Spiritual practice for the month of July:
An intention is a goal or something to aim for and setting an intention gives you direction in life. An Intention is your stated desire to act in a certain way and be a certain kind of person. For the month of July, use this intention:
My intention is to live in the energy of lake; to live as a positive, full and fun person who is creative and full of ideas and imagination.
2. Breath Prayer:
A breath prayer is a wonderful way to bring you to the moment, to the ‘now’. Seth teaches that you can only create your life from this moment; life is not created from the past nor from the future. Finding your way to happiness can only be done from now and a breath prayer is a quick and efficient way to bring yourself to this moment.
Find a comfortable sitting position, rest your hands in your lap or hold them by your heart. Close your eyes gently, feel your scalp and forehead soften. Breathe in and breathe out, place your focus and attention on your solar plexus. Quietly and to yourself, state:
I am intuitive and I am fun and full and I choose to have fun.
Breathe in and breathe out and quietly and to yourself state:
I reprogram myself towards the energy of lake and I breathe in positivity and I breathe out pessimism. I breathe in happiness and I breathe out negativity.
Continue with lovely soft breathing and say a quiet thank you for who you are, exactly as you are.
Journaling can take many forms including writing, drawing or scrapbooking. It is a way to record your experiences so that you can review them at another time and build on what you have learnt. Often journaling allows for insights that you may not receive if you don’t take this creative time to reflect.
Q1: What does a ‘glass half full’ life look like to you?
Q2: If you could find a more positive frame of mind, what would be possible?
Q3: How do you engage in life? Are you playful and fun? Creative and expressive? Do you bring happiness to yourself and those around you?
Q4: How could better communication make your life easier and happier?
4. Antidote and Action:
There are things that you can do, action that you can take, to bring lake energy and the profound teachings of the Tao into your life. In July, make a choice to:
- Connect with others by making time for fun together.
- Balance your life by focusing on clear, honest direct communication.
- Find flow and non-resistance by consciously choosing not to be so serious and pessimistic.
The other months of the year:
July has the energy of lake. Below is a table of the natural energy of the Tao and the months of the year:
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Just for fun you might like to consider:
- What is the energy of your month of birth?
- How does that relate to your SolePath? Your LightPaths? Your DarkPath? Your governing number?
- If it’s unrelated to any part of your SolePath braid, what might that mean? How does this natural energy manifest in your life?
Books by Dr. Debra Ford on the Tao:
- Daily Pulse, rhythm of the Tao
- Daily Pulse Journal
- Divination of the Tao, book of wisdom, guidance for success in life
Author: Dr. Debra Ford Msc.D.
Dr. Debra is one of the world’s foremost experts in metaphysical energy. She has a doctorate in metaphysical science and is a metaphysical philosophy teacher. She is an ordained minister and member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association and the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.
Dr. Debra’s work is based on the Tao. She is the author of 17 books including ‘SolePath the path to purpose and a beautiful life‘, ‘Daily Pulse, rhythm of the Tao‘ and her children’s book ‘Emilia Rose and the rainbow adventure’.
Join Dr. Debra on the Insight Timer meditation app for guided meditations, LIVE meditations, mentoring, courses, workshops and more.
What is Metaphysics? It is one of the main branches of philosophy (along with epistemology, logic, ethics) and deals with the nature of existence, truth and knowledge.
What is SolePath? Everyone is born with a SolePath. It is your unique, individual Spiritual Personality Profile. ‘Sole’ because it is solely about you. ‘Path’ because it guides you on your life’s journey.
Grateful thanks to Dr. Janice Brown for the wonderful blog images.