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by Karen Winkelman Friday, July 14, 2017

Girl Hon a horse; Learn to trust yourself, July's 7 vibrationTrust… I notice that many people have an issue with trust.

Ever wonder why it’s hard to trust others or the world or the Divine?

I think it all boils down to trusting yourself.

If you trust yourself, it makes it easier to discern where and with whom to place your trust.

Self-Trust can be a life-long journey. It continues to be for me and I bet many of you too!

June’s energy was a call to love… especially showing yourself some much needed love.

How did you do?

Sometimes it’s easier to treat others with love than it is to treat ourselves with love and compassion.

I invite you to continue whatever show-yourself-some-love practice you started in June.

And if you didn’t start one, well what are ya waiting for?! Go to it.

What can you do each day to show yourself some love? Do it!


OK. Moving on, for all of 2017 we’re in a 1 year, the start of a new 9-year cycle.

Since an essential part of the 1 vibration is about individuality and being self-focused in a healthy way…

loving and accepting yourself (or learning to love and accept yourself) are very important.

To be true to you, decide what you want and go for it (all 2017 themes) requires self-trust.

And Trust is part of the focus for July.


Hello July and Welcome to the Energy of the 7 vibration...

Although the 7 vibration brings a number of characteristics to the table, Spirit tells me this month is focusing on TRUST.

Learning to trust yourself, your intuition, and Spirit.

When you can trust yourself to make wise choices,

it becomes easier to maintain your boundaries and extend trust to others whom you discern to be trustworthy.

When you lack self-trust...

You often doubt and question your decisions, actions, thoughts, other people’s motives, and on and on.

It makes it difficult to make decisions that stick.

It makes it challenging to live from your intuition, “guided by spirit,” because you want to see some proof or guarantees before you make the leap.

When you lack self-trust and Higher-Self-trust...

You may second guess every intuitive message and confuse the crap out of yourself regarding the next step to take or the best course of action to follow.

You might also trust others without discernment.

Crazy isn’t it, but when you don’t trust yourself, if someone else seems to have their act together and comes from a perceived sense of personal power, you are more likely to believe that they know what’s better for you than you do!  Like I said, crazy!


This month, start taking steps towards trusting yourself, trusting your intuition and trusting in Spirit or a Higher Power.

As you do this, you stand stronger in your true identity: who you are as a person; what you like and don’t like; what works for you and what to pass on.

And since part of the message of the 1 vibration this year is about standing in your truth and being self-focused in a positive and healthy way,

so that you can create more of what you want in life,

this month’s exploration into Trust is a critical component of achieving that!

If you'd like to know more about this month's energy, here's my video about it. :)


In addition to trust and self-trust, the 7 vibration also brings in the following energies:  Wisdom, Introspection, Openness, Intellect, Intuition, Exploration, Mastery, and Spiritual Growth.

July’s 7 vibration invites you to go within, look within and deepen your connection with Source.

It also offers a challenge to unite head and heart / intellect and intuition. So they work for you in mutual collaboration.


Some ways the 7 (July) and 1 (2017) vibrations may show up for you this month are:


The 1 vibration is urging you to decide what you want and to go for it… to achieve or succeed at something meaningful to you. To do that you need to trust yourself and your inner guidance system.

This is a great time to become more aware of your issues around trust, why you have issues with trust, and where they came from.

Use the energy of this month to explore why this trust issue is in your life. What is it trying to teach you?

  • Do you trust yourself? In some things and not others? Why?

  • Do you trust your decisions? What gets in the way?

  • Do you trust your intuition? If not, why not?

  • Do you trust your logic mind over your inner guidance? If so, why?

  • Why don’t you trust yourself or others?

  • Do you remember a time when you did trust? What happened? What might be the real message behind that?



Discerning the difference between your own mind (and its many varied voices) and your intuition can be quite a challenge!

Your intuition and messages from Angels and Spirit are not harsh, they often encourage or inspire, and are usually quiet, fleeting, and may offer insight or suggestions. Think whisper instead of shout. wink

When the words are harsh, criticizing you, repeating over and over, or demanding that you do something, this is your mind talking to you.

  • Here’s an exercise you can do: Start being open to clues all around you. Ask for specific guidance then pay attention to the signs that show up. It might be a song lyric, something someone else says, something you see or read, or any number of things. If it isn’t clear ask again… and ask that it be given to you in a clear way or in multiple ways so you don’t miss it.

  • Here’s another exercise you can do to practice trusting your intuition: Take a small note book and jot down what you think was a message. Then write down what you did (followed your hunch or ignored it), and then write down what happened as a result. Keep doing this every day. As you do this, you start to tell the difference between what your mind is thinking and what guidance you’re receiving from a higher source.


Spiritual Development:

What spiritual practice can you put in place and honor it every day or every week? Here are some suggestions:

  • Spend time in contemplation or prayer

  • Meditate (alone or in a group)

  • Chant

  • Listen to soft music that relaxes you

  • Walk a labyrinth

  • Drum

  • Sit in silence and observe what is around you

  • Spend time in nature

  • Read, take a class, learn something new

  • Write love letters to the Divine

  • Practice with tools you already have, going deeper in your mastery of them

  • Create something

  • Cultivate a state of appreciation and gratitude for everything in your life… even the parts that are not working the way you want


And now onto the Shadow Side of the 7 vibration…

The shadow side of the 7 is judgmental, moody, critical, argumentative, aloof, withdrawn and can be a tad manipulative.  

The shadow 7 likes to question everything and pull it apart to examine every molecule, trying to understand why this happened, why that didn’t work, why they did or didn’t do whatever you wanted them to do.

Another powerful shadow influence is living in your head, stuck in your head, especially this year because of the influence of the 1 vibration with a similar “head-focused” shadow.

Judgement is a big one. The 1 vibration also has a judgment and hyper-critical shadow aspect. So this month be aware of a tendency to judge yourself and those around you.

Right now on this lovely planet there are all kinds of judgments tossed about as if they were golden truths.

You may have to police yourself here, monitor your thoughts and noticed when you default to judgment.

Judgment erodes your self-esteem and self-trust.

Here’s a truth about judging others… you are really judging something about you that you don’t like or fear in some way. It’s that dang mirror thing!


If you slip into the shadow of the 7, pause and check in with yourself. Take 3 deep breaths, place your hand on your heart and ask:

  • What is this really about?

  • What do I really need to feel better about this?

  • What story am I telling myself that may not be true?

  • What am fearing or fighting against?

  • What is the belief or pain that is causing me to react this way?

  • What would my Higher-Self say about this or do in this situation?

  • What do I need to feel seen and heard?

  • What do I need to do to trust myself instead?

Listen to what message or thoughts pop in with these questions. Sometimes just asking the question begins to shift things for you because you’ve moved from unconscious reaction mode to conscious questioning.


Call on Angelic Helpers:

You can call on your angels and guides to help you with this as well. In addition to my own celestial council (aka my guides and angels), here are some of the Archangels I call on regularly:

  • I call on Archangel Gabriel for Clarity and Courage and to help me receive my messages clearly too!

  • I call on Archangel Michael for Strength and Wisdom (as well as protection)

  • I call on Archangel Uriel to help me see the underlying reason; “illuminate what I don’t see yet” or "show me what I'm not seeing about this"

  • I call on Archangel Chamuel to help me with Love and Acceptance (especially for myself!)


Ask for help...

Yes, you are powerful and capable. Yet you don't know what you don't know. It is hard to see our own shit sometimes. And when that happens, it's time to bring in the experts! Find a trusted adviser if you don't already have one. If I resonate with you, cool, let's have a conversation and see if I might be of service.


Bottom Line...

Learn to trust more fully in your intuitive guidance and hunches. This will help you to trust yourself to make wiser choices.

Create a safe space to develop self-trust and a “no-judgment zone” month.

Be kind and gentle with yourself in the process!


My love and blessings and deep appreciation,


PS. I'd love to hear your thoughts... you can share in the comments area below! Thanks in advance for liking and sharing my posts!

Note: Parts of this blog post appeared on my monthly numerology post on Sunny Dawn Johnston's website.

Posted by Karen Winkelman on Friday, July 14, 2017 7:51 PM
Categories: Numerology, Intuition, Love, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Energy, Angels, Self-Awareness, Empowerment
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