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Sad It’s Gone, Happy It Came

May is my absolute favourite month of the year. I just realised it was over and we have arrived into June almost in stealth mode. I was writing in my journal yesterday morning and paused to date the entry, I was overcome with a brief moment of sadness about it’s passing. I wrote: “Sad it’s gone, happy it came” and transformed that moment into deep gratitude for what is, what was and what may still be to come.

Last year, I remember having that same feeling on the Summer Solstice, (which is once again fast approaching). Instead of revelling in the midsummer festivities, I was overcome with a single thought: “it’s all downhill from here!” Not exactly the optimist’s angle of approach to things is it? But then again I was in a much different place last year and at the time I pulled myself up and reminded myself that it was “Flaming June” and there was fun to be had… make hay while the sun shines and all that stuff.

This whole attitude I was temporarily taken in by is about something much more fundamental than just the passing seasons, it’s about the climb, the pursuit, the chase… always having something to look forward to.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, asks that we remain present in the current moment… that, combined with appreciation is the antidote to any ending or at least the associated feelings of loss. The human condition though, for most of us, needs a driving ambition. When we stop climbing we start falling, when we stop growing we start dying. This cyclical force is a natural part of the duality of the entire universe in constant motion… you must honour every part of it, every age, every stage of the great procession.

Whatever you are rising towards now, you will eventually reach and then you must rise towards something new, the next stage of your journey will be different, but it will be equally as beautiful, equally as filled with moments and new memories and just as much an adventure as this current phase.

Give thanks for the climb, gives thanks for the conquer, give thanks for the decline and give thanks for the release… all serves the quest and allows a new beginning to be born again and again. May will come again and that’s something to look forward to while I play nice with the rest of the year.

More later… x

What If The Obstacle Is You?

Do you focus on the obstacles or the way around them? This was the question I had to ask myself this morning when preparing to write a Grail insight.

Interestingly, I was the obstacle to my own motivation this morning when I awoke feeling a little out of sorts having witnessed a movie style dream scenario, no doubt unearthing deeply routed truths about my inner workings and the current state of my external life. The obstacle was an obvious Law of Attraction faux pas, I was focused on how I felt not how I wanted to feel.

My thoughts were dictating the direction my day was going and though a part of me was giving in to the momentum of going nowhere fast, my overall goals did not exist along that particular path. My goals being to feel joy, passion, fulfilment, inspiration and excitement in every moment from here on out. The goals had to be the motivation.

Choosing to look beyond the obstacle is often the most effective way of allowing Source to show you the route around or through it, creating a simply and swift path to the destination whereas when you look directly at the very thing that is stopping you from moving forward that will eventually become all you can see. I’m not suggesting that you slip into denial about the potential setbacks along the path… they are meant to keep the journey interesting, to provide challenge and diversity in the day to day of things but there’s a big difference between acknowledging what’s in the way and obsessing over it.

So what if the obstacle is you?

When what you want is a big enough ‘why?’ and the benefits to shifting into a higher gear outweigh the familiarity holding you back then you start to create the formula for revolution.

Use a visual trigger to remind you… I know vision boards are becoming a bit common place but there’s a reason for that. Stick some motivational quotes on the fridge door, get some pictures that represent your intentions, start describing your desired adventure and start taking small steps towards your new world.

Today I have mundane tasks to complete that don’t seem to have the potential to drive me forward… or do they? My goals as I said are to feel joy, passion, fulfilment, inspiration and excitement in every moment… so my mundane chores (done with a happy heart) are about to be the key to all those feelings… now let’s start with a magical walk through the enchanted forest just to buy some milk!

Look past the problem and witness the potential and remember that Principle 4: I AM Truth is an ever growing entity… “I reserve the right to evolve!”

More later… x

 

R is for…

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So here it is, the day when the beautiful pear tree finally bears fruit and you can at last taste what you have been labouring over…

R is for… reward, or is it responsibility? Perhaps revelation? Oh wait, what about review? All the above are true of attaining your goal, your ripe fruit as it were. Let’s undress each one in turn.

The law of compensation states that whatsoever you ask for, believing, you shall receive. What that means is provided you keep focused on that goal and keep taking measured steps towards it, it or something way cooler will inevitably show up for you in divine right timing so R is definitely for reward. Remember gratitude is the universal lubricant so having received your “prize pear” representative of whatever your heart desires, revel in it, honour it and take care of it… which brings me nicely to the next R: responsibility…

Bringing something to life, anything, is an act of co-creation with God. That new life needs tending and nurturing just as you began growing this pear by tending and nurturing yourself in order to ensure you were up to the task ahead. Taking responsibility for your creations is about love and about ensuring your pear doesn’t rot on the tree. If your goal was a successful business it will only stay successful if you focus your attention on it, if it was a new relationship, it will only continue to flower if you continue to add sweetness and affection to your partner and allow the relationship to become an entity of its own. If you were manifesting a beautifully honed body it will only stay in shape if you maintain your daily practice or exercise, if your dream was a new born baby, how long do you think it will survive without your care, attention and vigilance? Receiving a beautiful gift is an honour, but if you worked hard for it then now is not the time to stop.

It isn’t what you thought it would be is it? R is for… revelation too, simply because your idea has been carefully crafted not just by you but by Divine hands and God has so much more flair than we could ever imagine… whilst we set out to create what we feel we need now, God is fully focused on setting up the next lesson and for this reason with every successful completion of a project comes a revelation, something unexpected for you to consider and a new journey or goal to undertake… and that brings us nicely to review…

R is for… review because now you’ve got what you asked for, worked for and sacrificed for, now new information has arrived, it’s going to take a period of adjustment. Some people get to this stage and think they’ve made a big mistake because post-pear life will never be the same, how can it be? Maybe you were more of a lover-of-the-chase than actually wanting the prize itself and all that goes with it, maybe the law of consequence is far more powerful than the law of compensation. None of that matters now. Review is about assessing your current position and determining the next goal… after all, pear trees fruit every year…

What, did you really think you were done?

More later… x

 

A is for…

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We’ve negotiated our way through preparation and exploration on our mission to get this tree to bare fruit or more precisely our long term dream or goal to take priority and finally be made manifest in the physical world instead of just our minds. If you’ve been following the pear over the last few posts you will know that the emphasis is on you… your dream, your priority… Self-Full Living is a skill and a process, and we sometimes have to ease ourselves in when we’re out of practice, but right now the energy current is one of a cosmic quickening surging towards a pinnacle opportunity which if grasped will deliver your fulfilment, but that requires you to give of yourself, to risk the unknown and to gamble what appears to be security for the promise of something unpredictable.

A is for… Action!

In preparing we were fuelling and healing the physical body to be ready for the task ahead, in exploring we weighed up the options; so now you have a map, the training and stamina, and now your marathon can begin.

Taking action is the scariest part, this where the tree goes from blossoming to baring fruit, without this stage the blossom merely whithers in the bud. What action can you take today that miraculously transforms your life goal from a lovely idea to a tangible possibility?

You may be prone to procrastination, excuses, abandonment or reconsideration of your plan when it comes to the action part, but it’s not a rotten or bitter fruit you want to create, is it? The first step is bound to be the hardest but a baby trying to walk for the first time doesn’t give up before they’ve started and certainly isn’t deterred by the odd fall. If you don’t know what actions to take then perhaps first of all you can swap out your A for ‘advice’ at least until the path becomes clear… but make no mistake, action stands between you and your goal… and its a beautiful goal.

More later… x

P is for…

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P is for… preparation is the best place to start when it comes to achieving anything. In this case the preparation I’m referring to is the preparation of self. In Wholly Grail terms this means ensuring that the proverbial cup is full so that it may fuel your journey and further more, overflow to help others in theirs.

On Monday I introduced you to the “Symbol of My Success” which takes the form of a pear tree bearing one singular fruit. This fruit represents my ultimate goal in life and its re-emergence in my psyche shows that its time to add momentum to that dream and that this is the perfect time to take guided steps towards achieving it… but am I prepared?

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full is a concept which follows the rule of fulfilling your own needs first. This attitude seems alien to many because we associate this idea with being selfish, especially if we are carers for others, this includes mums, dads, nurses, doctors, teachers, kids with elderly or infirm parents, even pet owners… most of us in fact have to care for others in some way, at some point during our lives… this is a good thing: inter-relating is the primary trigger for human development and besides, life would be tragic if we didn’t care for and about each other, but this alien concept of me-before-you has us feeling guilty for taking a moment for ourselves to care about the greatest asset you possess: your body, mind and spirit… the component parts that make up this particular incarnation of you.

Preparation this week includes taking a look at the obstacles between you and your goal that exist within you and then making a plan and taking action to address each one… here’s what I mean :

If it’s yourself to run a marathon but you are overweight and seriously unfit and have never run even for a bus, then you need to get on a healthy eating plan and start with some gentle stretches and supervised cardio, right?

If you have a passion for interior design and want to decorate your home (or someone else’s) but you can’t climb a ladder or hold your arms above your head  long enough to hang wallpaper then you better take up yoga to improve strength, flexibility and balance… makes sense.

If your dream is to become a mum then you need to make sure your body is in tip top shape not just for the strain that pregnancy will put you under but also for the sleepless nights to come and the endless games of hidee- boo and piggyback you’ll be playing after that!

These are only examples of physical preparation for your journey, later we can discuss the mental and emotional steps to Self-Full Living, for today though, just ask yourself: “Is it just a dream or am I willing to take the necessary steps to bring it to life?” And then ask: “Am I physically capable of the task?”

The answer “no” should be an indication of the next step on your path…

More later… x

 

 

Proof of Purpose

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Just a few short weeks ago we saw this combination in The Momentary Mirage when our attention was being drawn to a longed for dream and the glimpse of the joy it might bring. This week Principle 2: I AM Detached, teams up with the intense indigo of the brow or 3rd eye chakra once again to reassert your priority of action needed to set that dream in motion.

You may feel a resurfacing of optimism with regards to a project or plan over the next few days and along with it a sense of urgency. It’s essential that you stay grounded and focus on the practical steps you can take, actioning each one at the optimum time even if at present you don’t see how to bring your plan into the light . There may be a tendency to panic and flap about aimlessly due to the overwhelming feeling of a looming deadline and that there are still missing pieces that you don’t yet understand, but be assured that though the cherished dream still appears out of reach, the steps you take today will place you in a position of readiness for when that miracle takes place. Now is good time to utilise the full moon energy combined with the summer solstice (both due on Monday), one of the pivot points of the year, to catapult you towards success.

Ask yourself: if your dream happened today what would you need to do, be and have in place?  Are you prepared, physically, emotionally, environmentally? Is your health at optimum levels to take full advantage of the joyous celebration that is to come and so that you are capable of doing your part? Have you made space in your home, life, schedule and even in your heart?

Because this energy curve is pushing you to stop procrastinating, you must have a clear picture of the goal in mind and you must not under any circumstances get caught up in trying to decipher the parts of the puzzle you cannot control, that’s what it means to stay detached from the outcome. It isn’t that you don’t care about how or when the dream comes to fruition, it is simply that you are surrendering control to a higher power so that you can focus your entire will upon the part that you must play now.

This wake-up call is Proof of Purpose… understand that this is not just a dream, it’s a Divine mission. Your soul’s yearning is pulling you towards a pre-written destiny that only God truly understands and the urge to fulfil that desire is what drives you… drives you forward, drives you on and even drives you mad.

You’ve got work to do… something’s coming and it’s what you’ve been waiting for… the goal beyond the goal, the grand prize… if you aren’t ready it will walk on by.

No pressure.

More next week… x