Saturday Oracle – The Beginning Of Wisdom

First let me say that this combination, though a little too frequent for my liking, is not in any way a surprise. When I turned over the cards of The Intuitive Chalice Oracle today they all but jumped out to greet me and here’s what notion immediately entered my mind…

On my short walk back home yesterday from the local supermarket, where I had been picking up some supplies for a workshop I’m running on Monday, I had what my mum would term “a funny turn.” Now you must understand that there is nothing in the least bit funny about feeling unwell at any time but halfway across a busy road through the middle of a woodland carrying heavy shopping bags is even less amusing… I stopped as soon as I reached the pavement, put down my shopping and focused all my attention on my breathing until I began to feel grounded again, quickly calling in my angelic helpers to “fly” me home safely… I don’t remember much more of the walk but I remember arriving at the front door and feeling relieved to have made it in one piece… my body isn’t happy and the oracle is suggesting that problem is rife among us this week.

It’s really cliche at New Year for us to be talking about resolutions and getting healthy and I was determined not to do it, (talk about it I mean), that was until I flipped this combination of Principle 6: I AM Self-Full and the blood red base chakra. Your body is about to start screaming for your attention if it hasn’t already, and right now is the time to listen.

Health issues are once again the focus as we step not just into a new week but into a brand new year. Evidently too much indulging combined with a recent cascade of shocks, both media and personal, have taken a toll and we are all in need of some self-imposed TLC. For me personally, I try to eat at home as much as possible where I can prepare fresh and healthy foods, but over the Christmas period I’ve been privileged to have been fed by some beautiful friends and family and in attempting to be a gracious guest, the result is my diet has included increased wheat and refined sugar, swamping my system with a whole load of stuff I’m sensitive too and its rebelling big time.

Be gentle with yourself if you are starting to feel overly tired, sluggish or unwell… any symptoms you are experiencing are the beginning of wisdom when it comes to your physical, mental and emotional health, assuming of course you listen and take steps towards purposeful healing.

Healthy choices might be a good idea as might a gentle detox, but do see a physician/GP if you aren’t sure. Let’s get ready for Happy & Healthy New Year! It’s not a resolution, it’s a gift to yourself.

More next year… x

Saturday Oracle – Primal Urge For Contact

Talk about a Christmas cracker!

This week’s oracle unites Principle 3: I AM Human with the vibrant orange sacral chakra creating a scintillating combo to take us through Christmas.

We are essentially divine beings, but we are incarnated here at this time in human form with the singular task and purpose of experiencing every sensation available within the physical body… no experience is more fulfilling than connection to another human being.

The oracle is hinting at union, intimacy and closeness. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable with another and to be loved and comforted by human touch: greeting family and friends with cuddles, a kiss under the mistletoe, holding hands by a warm fire at one end of the spectrum to lovemaking with a soul mate at the other.

Don’t be tempted to deny the very human need for these encounters and don’t be afraid to express your love through touch where appropriate. Being a spiritual warrior does not discount you from earthly needs and when the path offers you connection, be open to it… there is no age at which this primal urge for contact is no longer necessary, from the tiniest baby to the old and frail.

You need it, it’s being offered this week in some form or another. Blessed be.

Now here’s a warning: only when given with love, does touch become a healing experience for both the giver and receiver. Don’t allow agendas and conditions to sully such a beautiful gift. Allow forgiveness to cleanse the way to heartfelt connection and watch love in all its forms begin to blossom. Let down your defenses and take the risk this week to reach out and touch someone who is important to you… you may just enjoy the miracle you came to create.

(Please note: the author is merely an interpreter of the oracle and is not responsible for anyone deliberately misinterpreting the above article and thus receiving a slap in the face for inappropriately groping strangers… be warned).

I’ll be back next week for a New Year Oracle… x

A Very Merry Moment To Moment

After a period of apparent adversity, I emerged back into joy for the sake of joy yesterday. I awoke feeling not just optimistic but as if I had already arrived into the centre of my own dream life, all details present and accounted for… like that moment when you win the life lottery and suddenly the sky is brighter and rainbows start appearing everywhere in your experience.

Nothing major had changed externally of course, (except the smile obviously plastered across my face), I had merely stepped fully out of the slipstream of time and into the eternal moment… the present. My Christmas Present!

I’m not going to go into detail about the various devious mindgrabbers that have kept me from my personal Grail of late, but I’ve never made claims other than that I struggle with Principle 2: I AM Detached, the art of remaining present. I’m usually off whittling about what’s next or not next, sometimes rehashing what happened last or last year… knowing its a futile activity doesn’t make it easier when you’re attempting to unravel a lifetime of programming or unconscious addiction… I’m a self-confessed stress-head or rather, I have been. I’ve told you before that when you begin a sentence with I AM, you better end it with something you actually want to be because the universe is constantly listening to your claims and adjusting the rudder to fulfil them for you… that being said, I AM happy to announce that I AM Happy!

Getting out of the slipstream only needs to happen momentarily for you to get that feeling, it’s like the Chalice swells a little to allow more contents to fill it. It’s just your perception of course, those contents were already there except you failed to noticed, I failed to notice… and I notice everything!

Keep your joy alive this Christmas by not minding so much. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t finish shopping, if you did a shoddy job of wrapping gifts, if Christmas dinner isn’t ready on time… none of that matters… what matters is that you laugh your way through disaster and see the whole weekend through the eyes of a child: focused on the moment and squeezing every last drop of bliss out of it.

May I wish you a very merry moment to moment… x

 

The Real Treasures

Winter Solstice Blessings to you all.

In my last post I asked that you join me today in sending more love out into the world, you can read that via the archive but today let’s also concentrate on loving what’s present in our lives.

Principle 2: I AM Detached asks that you focus not in the past or in the future, but in the present and on what is. The winter solstice is the longest night of the year wrapped up in the stress of the Christmas season, when blessings are sometimes hardest to see and easiest to overlook… but not if you focus on the real treasures present in your experience.

Family, friends, health, home… love, that’s the key to everything. There may be a million things that you want and are actively striving for but just for now, settle down to accept and appreciate where you are, what you have and who you are sharing it with.

Keep the light in your heart until it returns to the world. In the deep midwinter let us all become beacons of hope, gratitude and grace that set the example for the rest to follow.

Blessings Abound x

Help Needed – Designed to Detonate

Did you forget the real message?

It’s ok. To be fair you’re not alone. It happens when we get wrapped up in our own little worlds and our own little dramas, we begin to believe that’s all that there is as we inevitably succumb to the illusion of reality that we are locked into like a missile heading towards an unsuspecting target… but what if that missile were to explode in mid air? What would be the radius of beneficiaries if, instead of honing in on a single target you decided to make your mission a universal love bomb, designed to detonate in the stratosphere and rain down blessings on the entire world?

What an amazing notion… what an amazing visual key to the concept of peace and love to all mankind… I take your weapons and I raise you a love bomb! I take your war and destruction and I raise you the fallout of a newclear (yes that spelling mistake was deliberate) winter, making way for a miraculous spring where flowers grow wherever you place your feet because you too have been infected by the love radiation distributed by the world’s most devastating explosion… devastating? Yep, it put paid to war and conflict, to hatred and to separation, it’s devastating alright.

It’s just a couple of days now to the solstice, Mercury is entering retrograde, it’s time to fix things even if it’s just a little bit. My love bomb may not be a physical reality but if you would all like to join me on Wednesday, from wherever you are, in just 5 mins of meditation in which you visualise launching your own personal love bomb straight from your heart chakra set to explode in the Earth’s atmosphere and watch as it rains beautiful peace all over the place… it doesn’t matter what time, just do it on this Wednesday 21st December.

I’m looking forward to the fireworks.

Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted

More later… x

Saturday Oracle – The Most Amazing Gift

The oracle selection this week surprised me because I didn’t see it coming or its relevance in my current experience but I was willing to explore its message to see where it was leading…

The combination of Principle 6: I AM Self-Full with the blood red of the base or root chakra is a deliberate health warning.

Being as I personally have just, a couple of weeks ago, come out of the other side of some sticky virus or other and many of my friends, family, colleagues and clients have survived the same, when this combo arrived I was at first concerned that we were all in for a bout of something else until I heard the words “prevention is better than cure” infiltrate the back of my mind…

We have entered into the final week before Christmas and of course that means we are in full on mental mode: “must do this, must get that, must go there, forgot that, what about so and so?” In amongst all that mind clutter you seem to be forgetting something vital…. YOU!

When the base chakra shows up for healing its time to get grounded, eat well, ┬áregulate your sleep patterns, hydrate and exercise… yes I said exercise (I don’t mean how much Christmas shopping you can carry in one trip). Fresh air, long walk, gentle yoga, etc should do the trick. Treat yourself to a fabulous bubble bath and some pamper time followed by a meditation about all the things your already grateful for and watch Christmas transform into something extra special.

With all the parties going on this time of year, try not to put your body under too much strain by drowning it with toxins and late nights… you don’t need to wait until New Year to make healthy choices, today is a good day to cherish the most amazing gift you could ever be given: good health.

Have a good week and take care of you…

More on Christmas Eve… x

Your Way Is Different

The path ahead is obscured by a hump in the road, a hill that is too high to see over and appears to fall away beyond its pinnacle. What lies ahead?

You chose this path because you believed in it, because although it never promised you easy, it did promise you adventure. It’s not for everyone… and there are those who will never understand why you continued along the way, skipped, ran, danced, sometimes crawled toward an unknown destination with no proof of where it might lead. They will question, they will doubt your sanity at times, they will even attempt to persuade you to change course or turn back completely… and there are times when your own inner-saboteur will hear them and side with their argument that this path isn’t for everyone. They all mean well, including that fearful voice inside your own mind… they love you enough to want protect you from an unidentified foe that threatens, in their eyes, to swallow you whole… but fear and love cannot coexist in the same space and so you must choose.

The path ahead is obscured, the hill is steep. Many stand behind you calling you back to a safer road, few encourage you on. Fewer still say nothing, choosing to believe not in the path but in you, sending only love to support you on the journey that you chose in spite of fear, knowing only love is real and that if the path ahead leads to nowhere then at the very least you walked all the way and you never gave up.

The thing about faith is: if it came with a guarantee, it would cease to exist as a concept.

Just because the crowd is going one way and you appear to be walking alone in the other, doesn’t automatically mean you’re going the wrong way… it may simply mean that your way is different.

Besides, where else do you need to be right now? Don’t doubt your own intuition, it brought you this far.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, and Principle 4: I AM Truth.

More later… x

 

Carefully Constructed Criticism

I found myself pondering the idea of teaching. More precisely, the teaching of spiritual truths. Of course that’s what I attempt to do in all my work whether it is serious, light hearted, straightforward or wrapped up in a fantastical tale, spiritual truth is ever at its heart. Indeed the seven Principles of The Wholly Grail are always hidden within the text and have become the framework for my philosophy about attaining a state of equilibrium and inner peace in an ever increasingly stressful world.

The Wholly Grail is not an ancient philosophy, it’s a new package for an old one (as old as the search for the Holy Grail may be, stretching back far beyond our misconceptions of its origins). It was never a mystical cup. It predates legends of High Kings of England and his loyal chivalrous knights. The Holy Grail and now The Wholly Grail has ever been man’s (and woman’s) search to find him/herself through knowing God, or if you like: the search for God through knowing him/herself. It’s the same outcome.

This teaching thing though, it meets with opposition. There are those who don’t like the method, there are those who don’t like the message, and if you decide this life is for you, you have to understand that there will be times when those that came before you will attempt to discredit your work. Sometimes it feels personal, wrapped up in carefully concealed criticism so ingeniously crafted that you may actually be unsure of whether or not you’ve just been insulted by an ancient quote from a long dead predecessor of a similar profession and sometimes it’s not about you or your work at all.

People’s opinions are never actually about you. Opinions are simply that. Though they may constitute what feels true for the person expressing them, they certainly don’t need to be absorbed as your truth too. Don’t feel you need to take it on board at all, don’t rise to it, to justify it and don’t crumble under it. Let them have their say… then keep on being you. Keep on contributing. I know I intend to.

No matter how flowery the narrative, the centre of the message is always one of love… love for oneself, love for one’s fellow knights on the path (a group to which even the critics belong), love of life and this beautiful playground we were given to enact the process upon… and of course the love of God or whatever you choose to call the overarching presence to which we all belong.

There are one or two Principles hidden in here, see if you can spot them.

More later… x

 

Cinderella’s Dilemma

The masquerade ball was an enchanting experience, one that Cinderella never in her widest dreams imagined she would have attended, until that night when her fairy godmother arrived with a bag of tricks to transform Cinders into the most beautiful princess the kingdom had ever seen…

Oh, how she danced in the arms of a spellbound prince, ever mindful of the hands of the ticking clock… and then it struck. Midnight? So soon? As she raced down the palace steps, fearful that her rags would return before she arrived home, terrified that she would be seen for the what she really was, in her haste she shed a single shoe…

Now if this was set a long time ago in a land far, far away, it may have been a glass slipper but this was set in the last 5 years and so the shoe was far more likely to be a Converse… but that’s neither here nor there as far as the pantomime goes.

The distraught Prince, in his grief at her disappearance, set out a mandate: “I will search the kingdom and whomever this weird footwear (complete with orthotic insole) fits, I shall marry.” And so his search began.

Now see, I’ve got a beef with Prince Charming: All that happened was him waltzing with some enigma in a mask on a dancefloor for a little while and now he’s declaring her an eternal soul mate! The search has, up until now continued, but it would be so much easier if the fairy godmother had advised her to go as herself, rags and all, simply because when the shoe fits, Prince-Pretending-to-be-Charming is going to shit his pants!

She was wearing a mask… so ok the fairy godmother couldn’t fake her dance moves… they were real enough, but the beautiful ball gown, (complete with corset creating that fake waistline and cleavage), once it transformed back into yoga pants and comfort bra boar no resemblance to the vision of beauty that had graced the ball.

The Prince of course is no real catch either… by all accounts he’s a workaholic and always away on state business, so in the likely event the (now in daylight, fake) Converse should find its way back to the dancing mystery lady, chances are she’d be obligated to marry an absent title who only actually danced with her at Christmas when the state ball required him to attend.

The moral of this panto is plain… Be who you are, communicate the real you from a place of authenticity and humility and then falling in love will be a miracle born of truth and nobody will ever need to live up to persona they inadvertently created in order to fit in and be socially acceptable.

At the posting of this story Cinderella was finally getting round to putting up the Christmas tree (in her yoga pants) and Prince Charming is missing in action, who knows whether or not he has given up the search or if he even still has the sweaty gym shoe?

Cinderella’s Dilemma is a Christmas romance brought to you by The Wholly Grail’s Principle 4: I AM Truth.

More later… x

Saturday Oracle – Hit The Jackpot!

Grail Oracle Chalice

For those of you, like me, that don’t like surprises, you must be seriously struggling this time of year. Not only are you stressing about whether you made it onto Santa’s ┬ánaughty or nice list, you’re proper panicking about whether or not he even got your order… I mean, how bad would it be if you actually had to fake it when you opened your pressies on Christmas morning because Santa bought you a Valentino Rossi Moto GP beach towel when you wanted a diamond ring? (Random I know, but my ex-husband actually did that once and thought it was an appropriate present just because he liked motorbikes)!

The reason we don’t like surprises is simply that we have no control over what’s about to happen, good, bad or ugly, but what if I told to you that you’re about to hit the Jackpot!?

This week The Sacred Chalice card almost exploded out of the deck as I was selecting a combination, the only one that does not require a complimentary chakra card. Now this card can have both positive and negative interpretations but following the last few weeks of stress, this card signals not just relief but complete transformation through nothing short of a miracle.

Whatever you have been waiting for, it’s arriving this week. Whatever you’ve been struggling with, it’s lifting this week. That being said, welcoming a miracle means you have to get out of your own way, don’t question it, don’t attempt to control it, just revel in it.

I don’t know if you’ve already posted your Christmas list to Santa but I do know that God and the angels heard your thoughts when you wrote it… I can’t promise you a diamond ring or anything else in the material sense but this weeks oracle is promising you an answered prayer.

Be open, be grateful and be blessed.

More next week… x