Turning Things Around

Are you easily distracted? My brother and I always refer to my mum as a “magpie” because she is addicted to shiny things. She has no need of them but she likes them… it frustrates the heck out of my brother but it just makes me chuckle. What I’ve realised is that I’m a magpie too, not in the same way as my mum, I have an “all that glitters” policy that stops me from being sucked in by shiny material things, no my magpie tendencies are for ideas, adventures and happenings… I get distracted.

I have a time management tool that attempts to keep me on the straight and narrow, one where I allocate optimum time for the projects that are important to me, time dedicated to seeing clients, my mum has a day and there’s me time, and what advertisers would call “white space” in the diary which can be filled with friends, socialising or any of the previously listed things depending on how the mood takes me… but I get distracted… not from the stuff that’s dedicated to others, clients, mum etc. Those are commitments that are sacrosanct, but I’m really good at giving away my time for me and the projects that are important to me!

Why is that?

Why is it that we sacrifice our own stuff for everyone else’s? What’s doubly annoying in my case is that most of my projects are for everyone else… divine service requires me to get my head down and do the work so that I can deliver the Grail to all of you in a much more comprehensive way than just my regular posts. There are programmes and training, meditations requiring recording, website reviews and a book all in progress but then I get distracted… Principle 1: I AM God is about recognising your own self worth and in doing so, embracing the concept that you too are important… your stuff is important… Principle 4: I AM Truth means that what you have to say, the world needs to hear (whether it chooses to listen or not is simply the opposite aspect of the same Principle).

Have you ever noticed how the universe has a way of making you sit down and take notice when you’re off plan? Well this week I was all set to go off to a shiny workshop all about dragons but the universe had other ideas and decided to bestow me with a great gift… the lurg! I went viral at around 3am on Saturday night/morning (not in a social media sense I might add) and I’ve been under self-imposed quarantine ever since, running the highest fever I’ve had in about 3 years… but did I lay down and die? Normally I would have but I saw a fabulous opportunity, I’m now up to date, back on track and on schedule with all those projects I’ve been avoiding and I feel really proud of myself for turning things around.

I guess the moral of this story is not to let yourself get sick before you realise that you and you’re priorities are exactly that: priorities, and are just as important as those of the people you’ve made commitments to.

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full benefits everyone in the long term… give in to self care… or the world will force you to.

More later… (hopefully once I’m out of quarantine) x

 

Rapids Ahead

As it’s the first Monday of the month, I shall bestow, as is now tradition, a challenge to my fellow Grail Knights, i.e. you…

Have you been putting something off? Are you holding out on taking the steps necessary for bringing something, some dream or ambition into the light? Perhaps it’s an obligation that you’ve been pushing to the bottom of the to-do pile but just knowing its there is getting under your skin? We all have fears and dreads that we build up in our minds to be far worse than the reality, in fact for the most part, the relief of just getting those objectives underway is reward in itself…

Taking that first step is the hardest because you have created an image in your mind of just how difficult it is going to be, how awful, irksome or tiresome, but that was your tendency towards employing the very opposite of Principle 2: I AM Detached, meaning you projected an illusion ahead of you that has noting to do with reality.

I’m going to suggest that the first step be a fun one, like the unsteady, clumsy attempt to climb into a canoe at the rivers edge just before you set off downstream on an adventure. Yes there might be rapids ahead, there might even be a waterfall but you might also have a gentle meandering lazy river that just carries you past your anxieties without you even noticing… if you’re anything like me then a few emotional rapids keep the journey interesting anyway. Whatever the tendencies of this river of life, you can be sure that you will climb out at the other end exhilarated by the journey and looking forward to the next stage… go on, jump in and flow.

More later… x

The Butterfly Maiden

Grail Oracle 2Grail Oracle Yellow

Pondering this combination today, it makes sense for me to clarify how The Intuitive Chalice Oracle works. Its primary purpose when I created it, was for use as a healing and diagnostic tool to be applied with The Wholly Grail’s concept of creating a life that leans towards inner peace and joy, but later it became apparent that it is also effective as an oracle for predicting and prescibing the current flow of energies. In the case of the former, each combination has a negative interpretation because it denotes what is needed where, and therefore lack, but as an oracle it has both positive and negative interpretations and therefore can contain up to 100 combinations…

The Butterfly Maiden is a beautiful example of the positive aspect of this combination that contains Principle 2: I AM Detached and marries it up with the vibrant yellow of the Solar Plexus. In its negative context this would be a reading all about anxiety and worry caused by the impending unknown, but it isn’t… In fact it is a joyous feeling that as a professional stress-head, is completely alien to me most of the time…

Remember back to when you very first felt the brush of young love… the anticipation of possibility as romance took over your entire being and the transformative nature of the experience as you stepped from childhood into the dangerous first glimses of adulthood? Your mind awash with fantasies and dreams as you walked through your day feeling the spell you were under and yet not understanding or caring about the potential dangers… Yes… let’s talk about the dangers.

When The Butterfly Maiden steps into your life she brings firstly the promise of that transformation just like the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis, but the butterflies she’s more interested in are the ones that are dancing around in her tummy as the universe weaves it’s fantastical spell. Caution has to be advised here, not because your fantasies are about to crash and burn, goodness me, no… I’m not that pessimistic, in fact the outlook for receiving your heart’s desire, according to the current rush of energy is amazing, no, you need to be cautious because your entire energy is ungrounded whilst you exist inside your fantasy bubble. Your romantic notions are so dreamy that you are becoming detached from the outside world and increasingly clumsy with it… Can you remember what you went in the other room for? Did you just drive home, park on the drive and then think “How did I get here?” not remembering the entire journey?

You’re happy, you’re excited, your imagination is already doing the dance of romance.. but like any butterfly: you are delicate and ungrounded…

Now get your head back in the game and focus!

May The Butterfly Maiden bring you the miracle you’ve been waiting for.

More next week… x