Saturday Oracle – Your Dreams Were Not Your Own

This week’s combination was really difficult to select. My usual method is to disperse the two sets (Principle Cards and challenge or chakra cards as you would recognise them) face down across the table and then slowly run my hand over the top to feel the vibration of each, first to pick which Principle is dominant and then what energy centre it’s pertaining to… this week though, the variation of the cards was so subtle I had to check again. I’m assuming that this subtlety is part of the message.

So then, Principle 6: I AM Self-Full is whispering gently towards the emerald green heart chakra and asking for you to fall back in love… with you!

There has been something missing for quite some time now and you have probably been unsure of exactly what it is, searching for answers and fulfilment in arenas that couldn’t possibly ever give you the thing you were looking for because what you were looking for was in the mirror hidden behind the loud voices of opinion.

I say this because you’ve been surrounded by many who, out of misplaced love for you have supported your trip into denial simply because it was what you wanted to hear. It takes a strong person to offer tough love when it sounds like they are pissing on your dreams… but your dreams were not your own, they were never the dreams that your heart dreamt, they were a construct of your ego’s attempt to fulfil the details that should always have been left up to The Divine.

Now is the time to come back to your hearts desire. It’s not loud, it’s not brash, it will be a whisper and you will have to look past the obvious to see the underlying truth.

The heart chakra encompasses unconditional love, but it also signifies balance, freedom, space and healing, and you are going to have to embrace all of those concepts this week to clear out the clutter of everyone else’s needs and opinions so that you can discern that subtle message and come back to you.

Many will make assumptions, most will be wrong, only you need to know what’s true for you so that you can open up your heart to an influx of abundance and a more stable stream of joy.

Solitude may not be possible for you but peace and quiet and being alone with your higher self is advisable for the next few days. Cleanse your space, cleanse your crystals etc, removing any energies from your environment that are not your own and may sway you from your own heart is essential.

Most important of all: trust yourself.

More next week… x

A Warrior’s Determination

Blame is the most disempowering action I can think of in this quest for personal peace. Taking responsibility for one’s own choices, even the perceived mistakes, (of which there are actually none in reality), affords you the luxury of reclaiming those parts of yourself that you left scattered along the way and re-integrating the energy they hold.

Blame is usually the product of two areas of The Wholly Grail: one hidden mechanic and the other one of the Principles. When you step out into the world wearing your shiny knight’s armour you can look the part very easily but it’s what’s under that armour that determines the noble character of the knight. If however the “victim” archetype lurks beneath on the Grail Knight’s chain mail then taking responsibility is the last thing on his or her mind. The victim feeds on blame.

Principle 3: I AM Human is the section of the Grail that deals with the concept of forgiveness. When we blame others for what happens to us we hold them to a higher standard than ourselves and we undo the balance of power in their favour. Now, as children, adults would be responsible for our care, thereby having power over us, but as adults we ultimately have the ability to choose for ourselves.

Please don’t misunderstand me, being the victim of another’s abuse of power is not the same as adopting a victim mentality. The former, when taking on the hero’s stance, can overcome whatever bad things have happened to them with grace and a warrior’s determination but the latter will be crippled by the most simple obstacle by spinning into a disintegrating cycle of “why does this always happen to me?”

Forgiveness comes in many forms but it’s the one sure way to let go of the past and create a new heading based on emotional freedom… it’s about how much baggage you’re willing to take on this journey.

Who can you forgive today and how much excess can you put down?

More later… x

P.S. Look out for details of The Path of Petals course that I will be posting early next week if you’re interested in progressing your spiritual journey towards enlightenment and self-mastery.

 

Come To This Crossroads

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The next step I take, though not the first step, for I have journeyed all my life to come to this crossroads, will be a step born of love and a step into surrender…

Until now I always seem to have been moving towards something, someone, somewhere, a destination that holds no guarantees, but in the last few days along the last few steps, steps that have slowed with each foot I put forward as if the quality of the ground beneath me was whispering gently to me “not this way” and I had only just, for the first time in a long time managed to understand that those whispers were not about how I should walk, which shoes I should wear, how long or how fast my stride was… but just a simple instruction that the road ahead was not the road for me. That perhaps the destination itself was right where I am, right who I am and right now?

The road I’ve been walking has been painful to tread. Some days I didn’t know if I could walk another step, some days the very ground beneath my feet fell away and some days it reared up to challenge me: to slap me down and break me. I never gave up the path because I believed it led somewhere, to something important but the path is endless, it comes without reward and without respite until you understand that the journey itself is the reward, and the respite is the series of moments along the path where you stop to smell the flowers, where you share the path with companions and the laughter sparks a series of unprecedented miracles of consciousness. But the road has ultimately been a road I’ve walked alone and it led me here…

The next step I take will be my first one without chains. I am striving no longer to become but am instead letting go in order to be.

I may let go of old ideas. It’s ok.

I may let go of old practices. It’s ok.

I may let go of old goals. It’s ok.

I may let go of old behaviours. It’s ok.

I may let go of you. It’s ok.

In order to walk a path that doesn’t yet exist, to blaze a new trail of discovery, I can carry only what is mine… and the ground beneath my feet has not yet learned how to whisper “this way” or “that way” and that’s ok because the whisper from my soul grows louder by the moment and that message is clear: “My darling you already are.”

The path I choose is not the path of pain, it is not the path of despair, it is not the path of fools… I choose the path of petals.

The Path of Petals is my new ascension training course for self discovery and self-mastery that I will be delivering starting this March for anyone who is interested in joining and who lives locally to Sheffield UK. More details will be available soon and an online version will follow.

More later… x

Appreciation Is Far More Empowering

Right and wrong are concepts that fall within the realms of what is considered socially acceptable, but sometimes being told you have been a bad or good girl/boy has nothing to do with majority consensus and is in fact a patronising attempt by one or more individuals to control another.

Do you fall under the title of people pleaser?

This in itself may sound patronising but I just had the misfortune to witness a crap tv show (which I should have turned off but it’s what I call car crash television: it’s a travesty but you can’t look away) in which a beautiful Golden Retriever was the co-star of the show. The number of times the main character said “good boy” whilst scratching that cute pooch’s ears was worthy of the scriptwriter being handed his or her cards… but that’s not the point…

That dog was so happy to be told he was a good boy just because he knew how to fetch.

As its Monday, many of you will be facing situations, perhaps in work, where someone appears to have all the power… ¬†how people handle power is an amazing insight into their personalities. Treating people how you want to be treated is key to building mutual respectful relationships, so before you praise someone think how you do it… its far more likely to be well received if you simply express appreciation or gratitude for the actions they have taken rather than an opinion on whether it was good or bad. Appreciation is far more empowering than approval.

So if you answered yes to the “are you a people pleaser?” question, then the chances are you are waiting with bated breath for any ounce of approval… this is a sign you’ve given your power away. Don’t despair, it’s easy enough to take it back. I have a face for that… it usually involves raised eyebrows slightly furrowed in the middle. I developed the face as a team member and then manager of a large team of employees. People get the face once and they don’t make that mistake again.

Principle 4: I AM Truth, takes courage and a good sense of who you are without the need for fitting into the good graces of others and usually requires you to let go of your fear of disappointing someone and what you might lose as a result.

Now be a good girl/boy and leave me some feedback.

Or

I’d appreciate your feedback on this post…

Which feels better?

You have the power to decide.

More later… x

Saturday Oracle – Resistance Offers Assistance

WIth 50 possible combinations, over a 100 interpretations and infinite outcomes there’s one that is not to be sniffed at…

You may not have noticed as it crept up on you but you have reached a stage in which you can no longer continue along the same lines that you’re used to. The Sacred Chalice presents itself only when the universe is ready to deliver… but this time she will not give up her wares without effort on your part.

The week ahead is offering you a unique set of circumstances, not all of which are comfortable, to utilise as a crucible for transformation.

There are times in your life when you have absolute clarity of vision, stark reality allows you to look at both the big picture and the minute details in a way that liberates you from the trance and in exchange for recognising the stubborn structures you have formed into an existence it offers you the keys to unlock the door to the kingdom… your own personal Camelot.

This unique opportunity can either debilitate you or force you to take control. You are being shown the need for no less than complete reconstruction in one or more areas of your life.

The Sacred Chalice is always a gift, though it’s appearance may at first appear to be more of a threat, but only if you yield to its power and shift out of denial. When the tower falls, to rebuild it the same way would be a wasted opportunity, a travesty even. Use the energy of the Grail to motivate and fuel your rebirth, remembering all the while that even though the process of birth maybe painful, the reward is nothing short of a miracle.

Look to where you have been dissatisfied with life for the areas that require remodelling: health, career, home, finance, relationships, etc and where you feel trapped or stifled in mind, body or spirit, but most of all recognise that the power lies with you.

Fear will inevitably create resistance but resistance offers assistance if you consider the consequences of remaining as you are now.

You can call upon the Archangel Samael to help you face your shadow and get out of denial, Archangel Michael to sever cords to unhealthy habits and Archangel Metatron will be more than happy to be your Divine life coach and motivator… Support is always here for you too.

More next week… x

Look Again At The Miracles

Do you remember why you first connected with someone? What it was that drew you towards a relationship/friendship/partnership with them?

Over time everything evolves to a point where it then begins to decay, like the seasons: spring is a time of new beginnings, learning, growth; it transforms into a summer of celebration when everything is in full bloom; which gives way to autumn when we first harvest the abundance before decay commences and we allow the natural cycle to wither into winter, a time in which that which is no longer working dies and all else sleeps a restorative sleep and regeneration occurs. The seed of what has passed prepares to germinate into a fresh new beginning when the inevitable cycle begins anew.

Don’t go kidding yourself that anything in existence is immune from this cycle, relationships included.

It can be difficult when things begin to move into an autumn/winter phase, especially as we never really know what can survive or indeed whether we even want it to, so the process can feel like an agonising dismantling of the structures you believe define you… but they do not define you and this recognition begins the awakening of your individuation.

All relationships whether good, bad or indifferent, act as a mirror for your own self examination and understanding. You become an explorer, an adventurer, a seeker and learner at the beginning… allowing your natural childlike curiosity to lead you through uncharted waters; you thrive in your own beauty and vitality when the summer phase washes over you and then responsibility and daily life become the mundane teachers of early autumn… right before giving way to discontent and the beginning of the end… of this cycle anyway.

It is an inevitable cycle but this is not a pessimistic diatribe into an inevitable end…

Though winter must come to all endeavours, so too must a new spring. Nowhere is it written that winter must spell the end of your human entanglements, the cycle in fact suggests that you are merely recreating new energy to be born anew. So I take you back to the beginning of this piece: Do you remember why you first connected with someone? What it was that first drew you towards a relationship/friendship/partnership with them?

We forget to see the beauty, the multifaceted and infinitely layered capacity that every human being has to amaze, inspire, and reflect back our own divinity because we forget to tell them that it exists within them. We remind them constantly of how they don’t measure up to our expectations instead of seeing through the eyes of innocence and wonder into the depths of all that they do that is fascinating, enchanting and extraordinary.

Look again at the miracles they perform daily: the strength they have to keep going, the generosity they show to others, their determination, their wisdom, their playfulness… re-read their story as an individual as well as the chapters they share with you and then focus in on the characteristics that you mirror back to each other and ask yourself if you are focused on the positive influence of the partnership or on the niggles that you have allowed to push you into a negative slump towards winter.

Everything must end eventually, but a healer would at least try to save the patient before allowing an unnecessary death.

All your relationships need regularly resuscitation but the reboot has to come from you… who can you reflect beauty back at today?

I’d just like to say, you inspire me, you make me the best I can be and I am eternally grateful for you.

Principle 1: I AM God. Principle 3: I AM Human. Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted.

More later… x

 

First Monday Challenge – The Starting Blocks

“Welcome to 2017. Please remember to fasten your seatbelts and remain in your seat until the ride has completely come to a halt…” except it never really does come to a halt does it?

The first Monday of the year and we are all geared up for this universal 1 year (whatever that is), having survived by the skin of our teeth the “9” year of endings that felt like it went on forever at times and yet it seems just moments since I began a post with the words “first Monday of the year.”

What exactly does it look and feel like to be geared up for a year of fresh starts and new beginnings though?

Many of you will be holding your breath waiting for the new to come colliding in through the front door (and for a few it might), but for the most part this cosmic stream that we have placed power into mainly through collective intention is simply providing optimum conditions for you to create anew. The challenge here is when to begin and when to wait.

I know you’re already knelt at the starting blocks but the truth is that you may still be missing some vital information, inspiration, or the direction in which to set off running and so now is the time for reflection, meditation, consolidation and decision making, otherwise when the starting pistol does get around to firing you’ll be spinning on the spot losing vital energy.

Get a pen and paper, write down what you really want to create this year, as both tangible, measurable outcomes and as the resultant feelings and emotions that go with them… use the 7 Principles of The Wholly Grail as guidance if you like, they will provide you with:

Self- worth, Presence, Forgiveness, Authenticity, Freedom, Health and Personal Fulfilment and Balanced Relationships… that’s not a bad place to start now is it? Once you’ve got your list, meditate on it, rule out all the clutter and pare that list down to just 3 things (all the feelings, but just 3 actual goals). These are your priorities… your current hearts desires. This is where your energy should go and which direction you need to set off in when the momentum takes you.

Remember something else important too… when you set off towards your destiny, it sets off in search of you. That’s gonna be a bit shit if you’re running blindly in the opposite direction so get focused. What’s another few days, weeks, months?

When the ride sets off, it will be the ride of your life, but for now you have to wait for the rollercoaster to fill up with the component parts and players… prepare…wait…

More later… x