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Will You Choose Positive or Negative Pole in July?

negative into positive The theme for July is “GROWING PAINS”.

Positive Pole: Breakthrough, transformation, maturity, power, freedom, more access to higher centers.

Negative Pole: Martyrdom, impatience, resistance, breakdown, negative drama, entrapment in lower vibrations.

This month we have reached the time of adolescence in our own growth cycle and evolution. It is emotionally hormonal, reactive against old structures and perceived limitations, and extremely uncomfortable. We don’t know who we are anymore, can’t relate to our world, and tend to moodiness and resistance. And just like it was when you were 11 or 12 or 13 years old, the only way to the other side is through.

To stay behind is not an option. Change is the only thing that we can truly count on. So it is not a question of whether or not we move through this cycle but HOW we move through it.

The Growing Pains and discomfort are connected to the false personality and its resistance to change. You may experience breakthrough, freedom and relief in one area of your life where sudden change occurs and then in another area you may fall into great resistance and suffering. One day you may hear a piece of news that sends you spiraling into the depths of depression depending on your ego attachments, and the next day the same situation may spur and inspire you to explore your creativity in a different way, supporting necessary change in your life. The key is to pay attention to what is showing up and how it is showing up and to stay out of negative reaction. Neutrality and acceptance around any situation will go a long way in moving you through the belches and glitches that threaten to derail your sense of well-being.

Being proactive with your growing pains will always produce more positive results while passivity and fear-based denial will only lead to anxiety, a lack of enthusiasm and possibly suffering. There is a difference between being neutrally accepting as opposed to being in fear-based passive denial. Being neutrally accepting is facing what is showing up without judgment, blame, guilt or shame. Then you can follow with taking a proactive step towards your own change and re-patterning, always being aware of the bigger picture and not taking anything personally.

There are aspects to this month that are bouncing us back into the same influences we were under during the eclipses in March/April of this year. If you recall, the theme for April was “up, down and sideways; expect the unexpected”. Some of this theme comes back around and will trigger any loose ends that were not dealt with at that time. Remember that the discomfort and any negative experience of this time are probably due to issues of the past and mainly unresolved and un-forgiven emotional debris. We have outgrown our container and are pushing up against limiting beliefs and our small, fear-based thought processes. The inner child is wounded and wants to be healed. But we must be disciplined and reward only a clear committed intention and not a whiny tantrum. Watch your reactions, as they can be explosive this month. Take a deep breath and think before you speak and act especially when you feel agitated, impatient or victimized. Remember to take responsibility for what is showing up in your life at this time. Step up to the challenge and trust spirit to take care of whatever you cannot see your way through.

There is tremendous opportunity this month to restructure your life based on healing your own inner child and adolescence and allowing for a new alignment of the masculine and feminine both for you personally and for the greater planetary community. The end result will be more personal power, a greater sense of freedom to live your life the way you want, and a deeper experience of self-love and confidence. There has never been a better time than now to move into a place of more trust in spirit and a deep inner knowing that all is as it should be. So embrace your growing pains and enjoy the ride.

How the month shows up


The opportunity this month is for great healing of the inner child, your own adolescence and the way you embody the masculine and the feminine. It is also a great opportunity to release old emotional baggage once and for all and to get your life on the right track. The first half of the month is more volatile and turbulent in terms of possible negative reactions triggered by old patterns and it be may be difficult to stay neutral. Watch Martyrdom and always look at what is happening “to you” as a reflection of what you are carrying inside. There is nothing that cannot be turned around, changed and put on a different track. You are not 2 years old any more and that inner child needs to grow up. It is time to face the growing pains and allow the child to mature.

The potential for personal growth this month is truly awesome and what will be required of you is trust. This is the time of the heart, the time for healing and the time to be in responsibility for your relationships, your karma and the consequences of your thoughts, feelings and actions. We are in a time where instant feedback will make it very clear as to whether or not you are getting the lessons, honoring your growing pains and on the right track. Don’t get trapped in the lower vibrations.


You will need to be careful this month around your relationships as there may be a tendency for over reacting when old patterns are triggered. Remember not to take things personally and yet to be responsible for your part. It is best not to engage in arguments, drama, blame and judgment. Relationships will certainly be subject to their own “growing pains” and if allowed to move in the right direction will end up maturing into a much better and more satisfying place.

The “growing pains” of relationship issues can be painful but there are rewards at the other end. It is best to observe any of your own negative reactions that may include feelings of rejection, unworthiness, frustration, anger, sadness, futility, invisibility, confusion, betrayal, or despair, and acknowledge their origins in the wounds of the inner child. Forgiveness also plays a big part in relationship dynamics and the healing process this month.

There is also an opportunity to rebalance and reset the relationship between the masculine and the feminine within yourself this month. This will support new relationship dynamics in your life so you can experience current and new relationships differently. Relationships create the container for lessons and personal growth and, just as in adolescence, your relationships will provide you with a rich environment for your own personal growth and spiritual maturity.


The environment this month can either be a distraction or a support as you navigate the minefield of your emotions and reactions. Your personal environment is a reflection of what is going on inside. If you have chaos in your environment, you have chaos inside. If your external environment is very tightly controlled, chances are you are very tightly controlled and have a need for control. If your environment is cluttered and messy, you probably lack discipline and good boundaries. If your environment is stark or nurturing or colorful or warm or cold or comfortable or uncomfortable, it is most likely some reflection of yourself.

It is a good month to observe your environment and make a commitment to align it better to how you wish to be personally supported and served. Your environment should be inspiring to you as much as possible and you should surround yourself with that which makes you happy. What have you been putting up with?

The other aspect of environment this month is the need for space, silence, beauty, reflection, wonder, awe, and time. Of course these aspects can always be found in nature, and as you navigate your growing pains this month it would be wise to bring some of them in as a support to yourself. Make sure to spend some time in nature, as nature is neutral and unconditional and usually very healing.


This month will produce growing pains on all levels and the body will be prone to manifesting them at the physical level through a variety of symptoms and conditions. Digestive issues, liver and kidney issues, weight gain and loss, and water balance will be some of the ways they will manifest.

There is a saying, “move the body, cure the soul” which is accurate for these times and reminds us that regular exercise and physical activity stimulates the circulation which in turn stimulates the movement of energy bringing everything that is out of balance back into balance. The body cannot be left behind therefore it is crucial that you love it, nurture it, discipline it, allow it to heal and give it what it needs.

Energy levels will be high and low this month so be prepared for feeling fantastic one day and like there is something dreadfully wrong the next. If you need to rest, rest. If you need to dance, dance. If you need to be quiet, be quiet. Massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, and energy work will all be helpful this month, as they tend to work on more than just the physical body.


Many partnerships, projects, businesses and creative ideas will be subject to growing pains this month. The positive aspect will be movement and change, especially where there has been stagnation, adversity and confusion. The change can be sudden, clean and swift, providing relief and a solution to a problem, or it can be complex and mired in all sorts of dissention, doubt and martyrdom. We suggest the clean break and swift change, as it will lead to high centered experiences. The path of suffering only leads to entrapment in the lower vibrations and does not serve any business, partnership or creative project.

During change, reactions, feelings, disappointments, resentments or anger may come up. Remind yourself that you are not 2 years old anymore and deal with your responsibilities and your reactions from a place of maturity. This is your opportunity to turn things around, get rid of what is not working and step into your life in a more powerful way. This is also the area of life where you get to experience the consequences of your actions and behavior. And what you experience is the exact reflection of what you carry inside.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom. Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is

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