Freak-Out Dance Routine

There comes a moment in time where the urgency passes and the fear subsidies making way for a new wave of positive and progressive energy. Rationally, you understand that the possibility of recurrence exists but when grace descends and forms a bubble of joy around you, that possibility becomes a hazy half forgotten dream that you can choose to either focus on and allow to come sharply into focus or you can allow to slip away into the midst of the other dark shapeless forms that dwell beyond the bubble.

This week will go down in history… but then so will every other week. What’s done is done and this is where we are. I don’t know about you but where I am right now is pretty significant as far as the journey goes, significant because this is the only place that matters… right here, right now.

I remember back about 18 years ago I shared a flat with a friend who was a morning person (I had no idea until then that such people even existed), but she had this habit of waking me up in the morning by making me do a full on freak-out dance routine to “Right Here, Right Now” (was that Fatboy Slim? I can’t remember), anyway needless to say, that’s all there is… and when the sun came up this morning on another blessed day, I remembered to be present with what is now… and then I did a freak-out dance routine around the kitchen to something equally as rousing!

The point being that the sun did come up. No matter how shit it appears to be at any one time, sooner or later that despair will transform, if you allow it to, into acceptance and from acceptance into appreciation, from appreciation in to full-on gratitude and when surrounded by that now exponentially growing bubble of grace it won’t be long until gratitude becomes jubilation!

Apply Principle 2: I AM Detached to your philosophy today, get out of your head and into your body (via Fatboy Slim or other worthy rhythmic noise maker… I’m finding Robin Thicke works for me currently) get present with what is and learn to freak-out for a whole different and altogether more positive reason!

More later (when I’ve stopped wearing the kitchen floor out and singing loudly at the neighbours)… x

First Monday Challenge – Do-over Day

It really takes courage to admit to yourself that you got it wrong, especially when you have emotionally invested in something. Each day you wake up and put your best foot forward further and further down a path that you don’t recognise or even particularly like, just simply because you made a choice somewhere back so far yonder that you don’t even remember when it happened, why it happened, or even if you dreamed it and it never actually happened at all… but you made a vow either consciously or subconsciously that you, until this point have felt obliged to adhere to until the bitter conclusion… did I just say bitter?

Seriously, who wants to end up bitter?

Seeing as though it’s the first Monday of the month and therefore challenge day, I’m challenging myself, and feel free to join in, in having a do-over day.

I’m not looking to repeat yesterday you understand, I’m more interested in unravelling a stuck pattern, a karmic loop as it were, that is very apparent in my life. I have on many occasions attempted to untie this knotty problem but the further down the path you travel the more complex the twists and turns of the story and the more invested you get every time you attempt to heal the faltering storyline. That being the case, when the knotty problem becomes so immense its painful and any move you make will merely increase the muddle, the only viable strategy is to throw the whole thing away and start the journey over…

“All that time, all that effort, all that money, all those tears… ”

Do you really want to add more of the same for more of the same?

A do-over day has to start with an honest appraisal of where you are, where you wish to get back to, what choices led you to this point and most of all the admission of full responsibility… taking responsibility is the most empowering mechanism for creating real change and its also a crucial step in embracing Principle 3: I AM Human.

Put your pride to one side, it’s nobody else’s business anyway, admit you made a mistake and get started on recreating your vision… this time the way you always imagined it could be.

Happy Monday… x

Saturday Oracle – A Narrow Window

Grail Oracle 3Grail Oracle Indigo

Being human has its limitations. As a species we live a linear existence and though we often stop to look back and around, time doesn’t appear to. This weeks oracle marries Principle 3: I AM Human, with the deep indigo of the brow or 3rd eye chakra and is focusing in on exactly that: our limitations. Well, our limited perception and perspective anyway.

It feels somewhat ludicrous to me that the point of the energy flow this week is that we cannot predict the future… and believe me, the irony that this is an oracle reading is not lost on me.

Let me at least attempt to shed light on the current situation. Do you think it is a coincidence that this combination has appeared at such an unpredictable time in the global political arena? Now I’m not politically minded, but anyone walking a spiritual path is aware to varying degrees that the universe is driven by the constant shift of power/energy from passive/receptive to active/aggressive. It’s simply known as the dance of yin and yang or the cosmic feminine and masculine balancing act and it has always been so as far back as anyone can remember. This constantly shifting power creates friction and in turn that friction creates change… evolution if you like.

I’m not pretending the uncertainty isn’t terrifying but that’s where this oracle begins to make perfect sense…

Being human as in the definition of Principle 3 means we are ego driven and that is in direct opposition to but essentially complements our divine nature. Without the ego, this battle of dark and light could not take place and everything would remain static… for static read boring and evolution grinds to a halt.

The ego though, is self obsessed and fearful at that, so when our limited perception detects an oncoming storm it freaks out and self preservation becomes its number one priority… that is simply because we have a view through a narrow window on the world. Imagine for a moment that Master Jesus, looking through a narrow window, denounced God to save his own life… From God’s perspective the current unrest is a singular manoeuvre in an infinite chain reaction and this week’s “outcomes” are not outcomes at all, merely the next vital step in our evolution.

None of the perceived potentials from our individual narrow windows look appetizing right now but that’s because no oracle in the universe, save God’s plan, can make sense of the overwhelming chaos and where it’s leading us.

There is a bigger picture here that we will only understand in hindsight. Right now you have a choice… will it be fear, or will it be faith?

JC climbed on that cross because he understood there was a bigger picture… he chose faith and put his ego to one side. He too was human… but he chose his divinity. Saving our own skins is what drives our egos but the ascension of all humanity is what drives the forward motion of all outcomes.

Whatever happens… believe there’s a greater good.

More next week… x

 

The Final Test

Deep within an ancient enchanted forest, surrounded by a force field of magic and grace, sits a temple, a simple, humble peaceful place where the most precious artefact has remained dormant and unseen by human eyes for an eternity.

Faerie magic surrounds this place and all those who seek to possess the prize must walk the path deep into the dark forest. It’s a mystifying place, a terrifying place. It is filled with whispers and illusions, dead ends and thorny traps. There are signs drawing you in, ghostly figures and half remembered dreams luring you from the path. In this place the mind plays tricks as the moans and groans of the gnarly trees seem to come from an unidentifiable foe.

But at the centre of this maze, created by the goddess herself is the promise of peace, of eternal youth, of power beyond belief and to arrive at this sacred temple you must plough on, overcome the temptation to give into fear, to freeze with terror and be consumed by the forest… the forest that is little more than the complex life you have created inside your mind.

A shining beacon sits just up ahead and the final test is upon you… the force field. The magical barrier between you and your Grail. As you scour the forest floor for tools, weapons, information and clues you are met by the apparition of a long since dead sage who offers you a riddle… ” How does one best take down an invisible wall? With sword or with stone? With club or old bone? With words or with spells? With the sound of ringing bells? Perhaps potions and plants or command an army of ants… or could the answer be more simple?”

Between you and the most coveted prize in the universe is an ancient curse and this magical barricade will take a Grail Knight’s greatest weapon to dismantle the enchantment…

What tool will you use?

More later… x

Opening A Doorway To Your Own Transformation

I’m a firm believer that its never too late to make a change or make a difference. That being said, intention is the first contributing factor in determining how effective that change will be, for example: a desire to win at the expense of another is less noble than a desire to help them achieve, but in terms of the outcome its the power behind the intention that drives the measure of success… in other words the motivation. To be honest the universe is neutral and will go all out to get you the outcome you’re focused on whether it be Self-Full or selfish, benevolent or malevolent. This post isn’t about making a judgement it’s about opening a doorway to your own transformation.

Imagine then that you have been half-heartedly telling yourself for years that there is something that you want, something that would, for the sake of this example, make your life so much easier, happier, healthier. Now take a look at the motivation behind you wanting to make that change… the phrase “half-heartedly” should offer a clue at the potential for your success when compared to the motivation behind continuing on as you are. Sure easier, happier and healthier sound nice but I’m doing ok, right? Now imagine for a second that all of a sudden you’re not doing ok…

Let’s say your health fails (God forbid). Now let’s say that, had you made those changes years ago, like you said you wanted to, you wouldn’t be facing the problems, however minor or major, now… again, no judgments just opening a doorway to your own transformation. We can’t go back and avoid the issues but now we have a choice: make the changes to repair or alleviate some of the damage thus drastically improving the prognosis or have a pity party and decide that the damage is already done so what’s the point? Whichever of these you decide, this neutral universe will match your vibration and go all out to bring your intention into reality multiplied by the power of your motivation.

It’s the same with mending anything, from the human body to relationships, from a broken vase to a car engine… remedial work can save, restore, improve and prolong the life of anything if the intention is there and the motivation is strong.

Ask yourself 3 questions today:

What do I need to change?

Why do I need to change it?

When will tomorrow be too late?

We just took a spin round Principle 6: I AM Self-Full.

More later… x