1 August 2011  

Channeler: Jen Eramith MA

What and experiences can we expect in August 2011?

The energy this month feels really big, but also very light. There is a sense of emptiness in the energy of the month that might be unnerving for some people. Some of you will feel that the rug gets pulled out from under you this month. As you are facing different challenges in your lives, it might be difficult to find an anchor. It might be difficult to find something to hold onto or to steady yourself with. It is more important than ever this month that you take very good care of your bodies, that you be sure to take one breath at a time and that you choose to stay steady and focused because the energy is going to be so expansive and light that you can lose your focus easily and you can start to feel you are getting lost.

This energy is so expansive in some ways because so much changed in July and you have not yet integrated what those changes mean for you or how your life is going to look after the change. A lot of the emptiness comes because you are lacking information. That information will begin to fill itself in this month. It is important to be patient this month. It is important to look for new information. This is a month when it is going to be really useful for you to make choices, to avoid delaying decisions. If you are not quite sure what to do or what to choose, in any given circumstance, make part of the choice. Maybe you do not know if you want to go all the way down a certain path, so choose to take one step down the path and then wait to get more information.

This sense of emptiness, it can be very freeing and liberating, but it can also induce a sense of fear. When you are feeling afraid this month, turn to your body and get grounded. When you are feeling afraid, take a few deep breaths or eat a healthy meal or go for a walk, or even just look outside at a tree or a plant. Focus your mind on grounding energy. Do things that help you feel centered and quiet inside yourself so that you avoid being overwhelmed by the sense of emptiness around you this month.

How can we find the greatest benefit of this energy?

Well the emptiness and the expansion really is a lightening thing. This is meant to be liberating for you. It just might not feel liberating until later on when you get your bearings. You will get the greatest benefit, once you are grounded, by trying everything with new things or to see things with a fresh perspective.

This is an excellent time to use “beginners mind.” To do the things you have done before but from a fresh perspective. To consider what your assumptions or expectations are and try to let those go so that you walk into each situation not knowing what to expect; open to any possibility. Beginners mind can be an incredibly powerful asset this month because so much has changed. As you develop your new habits or as you get your new bearings, if you just bring all your old assumptions into place, you are going to build the same limiting life that you had before. Where if you will use a beginners mind, you will look for new things and you will try it in a new way, then you will have the chance to build a life that is more expansive than it ever was before. That is the way to get the greatest benefit.