Release The Butterfly

We humans are generally a ceremonial bunch, we like to mark occasions don’t we? Just think of all the “Days” we honour on the calendar: birthdays, high days, holidays, bank holidays, national days, international days… we mark open days, launch days, and we mark closing days… but they are all just days really.

On Saturday I posted an oracle reading that foretold of a birth, a new beginning that could take any shape or form and its to those new beginnings that we tend to latch on a significant day, like: “I’ll wait until New Year to make that change” for example.

Yesterday, a fairly insignificant day as far as I’m aware, certainly in my calendar anyway, was a day of significant change for me. No pomp and circumstance, no ceremony, no launch party, just me and the angels working together to bring about a brand new beginning for me… and I haven’t stopped smiling since yesterday morning. My new start was with regards to a healthier way of being in every area of my life: mind, body and soul working in unison to find the joy in every action. I should have known earlier in the week that this transition was imminent when a giant and very beautiful butterfly decided to take over the house and give me the dilemma of how to help it escape with minimum drama or damage… then yesterday I became the butterfly after spending the morning in meditation, fully connected to Source and receiving a vision of how it could be if I freed myself from everything that held me back but with minimum drama. I didn’t plan my own transformation, God did. I didn’t “launch” the new me or the new way, I was just spontaneously born anew from a new perspective and a new direction, my job now is to simply follow His lead moment to moment to sustain joy.

After taking last week off from posting, I’d like to say I took the week off altogether but actually it was my busiest week in a long time, I noticed that, having room for me was as simple as having room for God. Meditation is the single most healing, revealing, restoring action you can take in your journey toward creating the life you want… drop the drama today and release the butterfly within, a new you is possible in any moment of any day. Don’t wait for an occasion to start living the life you always dreamed of… now’s good.

Principles 1 & 2 in action.

More later… x

 

The Mirrorcle

Grail Oracle 1Grail Oracle Orange

Free readings from The Intuitive Chalice Oracle have been posted weekly now for a good few months and inevitably combinations will come up more than once. Though this particular combination appeared a while ago as “The Creative Director” it’s back now as The Mirrorcle to provide us more context on the current energy stream.

Bringing together Principle 1: I AM God, with the vibrant orange of the sacral chakra, The Mirrorcle embraces the concept of birth and new beginnings.

It’s time to see the beauty of your creations as a new life is thrust into being. Don’t be fooled by the notion that this new life must represent an actual baby, no, this could also be a new idea, new business venture, new hobbie, new relationship… it could be an art project… New situations birthed into your world bring with them uncertainty, you have to adjust to accommodating change, but there is something fundamentally beautiful about this creation because as the rather odd spelling of miracle suggests, this endeavour is a reflection of the divine within you.

To recognise beauty in another: a being or an object, is to connect fully with God present in its energetic makeup. The simple and incorruptible Law of Reflection states that you cannot recognise in another that which is not already present within you.

All that being said, look out for the new in your life this week… invite in, open your heart to it and tell it how beautiful it is, you both benefit from acknowledging divinty… even if new can be a little scary.

More next week… x

The Ego’s Trap

Grail Oracle 3Grail Oracle Yellow

Addiction in all its forms along with the illusion of control are indicated by this combination which I have to admit I can neither remember if it’s been drawn before nor whether I have previously utilised the title… non of which is important because each time cards from The Intuitive Chalice Oracle are drawn, so too is fresh energy and a new approach.

Pulling together Principle 3: I AM Human with the intensity of the yellow solar plexus we find ourselves the victims of unseen, unknowable changes drifting, even hurtling towards us on an energetic level and causing a momentary panic beneath the surface of a refined and dignified exterior. The thing about energy is that we become aware of it way before our eyes register evidence of it and the awareness is felt in the gut… the solar plexus, hence gut feeling. Panic ensues when we cannot rectify the feeling with the facts and so anxiety takes over and the mind does somersaults imagining outcomes to scenarios that in your material world have not yet even shown up…

Ok so that’s the ‘why?’, let’s look now at the ‘what?’…

Control is an illusion. The world is going to do what the world is going to do, right? So what do you resort to? “If I can’t control what’s coming I can at least numb myself to it in some form or another”… Well now, what’s your drug of choice? Cigarettes? Food? Shopping? Gambling? Extreme Sports? Mary J? Narcotics? Shit, the world is full of distractions to control the uncontrollable but this reading isn’t about the relapse into unhealthy addiction, it’s the tendency towards repetitive self-abuse that putting your foot on this slippery slope will lead to. ‘I AM Human’, gives you a heads up that making the mistake of taking a self destructive first step does not mean you might as well take the second and the third… The massive pizza you demolished last night is not a reason to drag out the pity party and scream “oh well, I’ve fucked up, I might as well eat cream buns for breakfast!” The control over your environment you were seeking can really quickly become an inability to even control yourself when this combination turns up… so what should we do?

Throw love at it. Lavish love upon yourself. Forgive the transgression and climb back on your respective wagon… but that energy of change is still flooding toward you and your solar plexus is twitching like a junkie needing a fix.

How do you know that this change isn’t the best thing that could ever happen to you? Start telling your new story like a love story with you as the leading role. You are a hero and the energy flowing towards you is an invitation to begin a new adventure. The yellow in that solar plexus should be joy, not fear, and being your seat of personal power, when the Grail offers up Principle 3, the very real human part of you should grab a hold of the divine and celebrate an opportunity to experience pure exhilaration as only a human being can.

Don’t fall into The Ego’s Trap x

More next week… x

The Dyson Effect

Toying with the idea of emptiness this morning at the prompting of an intuitive connection to an underlying impending shift in personal circumstances, I was exploring the concept of a true vacuum. You see, emptiness suggests the lack of something but the universal way of things is that as soon as space becomes available something rushes in to fill the gap. More to the point, this is only so within a vacuum where it literally sucks in everything around it because a vacuum is a place where nature is excluded, growth is excluded, life is excluded … and that cannot be allowed to remain.

What we term empty in an emotional context is actually far from it, like a room in a house that is vacant… there appears to be nothing there, but there is air, there is probably dust, and there is certainly energy of one form or another. The room though is waiting to be filled. Unlike the Dyson Effect whereby the vacuum generated within the space would suck in new life, this room requires intent in order to be refilled with the vibrancy of a new situation, like furniture and a purpose for instance.

Let me offer up an emotional comparison:

You feel empty… now explore that for a moment. You are never actually empty. Like the room is full of air and dust and energy, so are you, the question is what is the consistency of the air and dust and energy?

Does the emptiness actually equate to loneliness or does it equate to anticipation?

The Dyson Effect (not at all a technical or scientific term but an analogy based solely on my vacuum cleaner) sucks in everything in its path, no discernment required… it eats the dust, the dirt, the rug, the cat (actually I don’t have a cat but if I did it would now be happily residing inside the Dyson), because a true vacuum doesn’t distinguish what it wants… but you, in a state of emptiness are also ready to be filled. What you fill your empty room with (your heart, mind and soul in this case) is determined by that consistency of residual energy.

Loneliness, if that’s your current state of (un)emptiness is a negative focus on lack, honing in only on what appears to be missing from the room, whereas anticipation is a joyful acceptance that what has past has created an opening for a whole new slew of blessings and opportunities…

What is the consistency of the energy in your empty room?

Mine? I’ve removed all the dust with the Dyson… all that’s left is the anticipation of lovely stuff filling my open heart, because that’s all I’ve made space for.

More later… x

 

What’s It Going To Cost Me

Working with spirit is a never ending learning process. Each time you delve a little deeper or reach a little higher you are tested. I hope you enjoyed Monday’s Challenge post but in the grand scheme of things it was a relatively easy refocus… today I want us to walk the lesser trodden path.

Why are you here? It was a shocking question offered up to me over the weekend whilst working on my own ascension training and the magikal apprenticeship that we must undertake as a practicing Grail Knight… why are you here?… Er?

Understanding the Grail brings power, the power of God into your life. That power equals mastery over yourself, over your environment and over others… that is basically what power is, it’s influence. “So then,” posits my angelic guide having just set the challenge of all challenges before me assessing all the while what my reaction to the full-on course change being presented to me, “So then, why are you here?”

The answer was simple but I hadn’t seen it prior (not in this context anyway), I was so transfixed by the enormity of the quest I was being asked to achieve that the tumultuous notions flowing around my head consisted of only questions like: Why now? Why the change in direction? Why would God bring me so far to turn me around? Why do the angels want me to repeat that same pattern, build that same metaphorical prison? What if my life changes and I can’t complete it? What’s it going to cost me in time, money, physical effort? What do I have to sacrifice?….

Me, me, me, I, I, I, why, why, why?

So then, what are you here for?

When I calmed down enough to recognise that the challenge was not an actual instruction and simply a device to assess my response I have to be honest I was mortified by my own reaction.

You are here to serve… that was the light bulb moment. God bestows power, magic, wisdom and resources for one reason and one reason only: for you to further His plans.

Though I attempt to serve everyday, we all become wrapped up in the everyday personal reality of how things affect us as individuals but trust me, when a hero puts on a suit of armour and takes an oath as a Knight of The Wholly Grail, he must never again mistake Self-Full with selfish.

I’m here to serve (and now I’m applying Principle 3: I AM Human to forgive my momentary forgetfulness before I get back to work).

More later… x

Is That It?

It’s the 1st Monday of the month and that makes it challenge day! I don’t know why I picked the 1st Monday to issue a Grail Challenge but that seems to be how it fell.

Today really is a challenge for me this month because I’m dealing with a five specific personal dilemmas that are taxing my brain a little more that usual and all seem to have come to a head at the same time, they involve: work, relationships in one form or another, time management, health and Divine Service… some of these issues overlap and some stand alone but each has an effect on the others and today it’s imperative that I get my head around prioritising each to bring balance back to an otherwise beautiful day.

Getting caught up in an intricate web of how-to’s can bring life and order to a standstill pretty quickly when you allow the overwhelm to kick in and I for one am pretty fed up with allowing things to get that far so here’s your challenge and certainly the one I’m employing today:

Stop, relax, pray for guidance and then allow time to meditate upon the answers.

What do you mean “Is that it?” Yes, that’s it!

Your challenge is to find silence for just a short time in which perspective can flood back to you along with the answers to all your dilemmas. Give it to God. After all, that part of you that is Him already knows what to do.

Principle 1: I AM God.

More later… x

Ps Happy Lughnasadh, Happy Yorkshire Day, Happy Birthday to my late dad, Happy August and of course Happy Monday!