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Angelic Visualisation – Begin With Your Heart

Take a few moments to breathe deeply.

Place your hands over your heart chakra, not your physical heart but the centre of your sternum. Left hand first, right hand on top… and breathe.

You can do this sitting, standing, lying in bed, it doesn’t matter but I prefer standing with feet slightly apart, this helps to bring the chakras in line and has you making a solid connection with the ground through the soles of your feet.

As you’re breathing in through your nose, out through your mouth, say in your mind the following:

“In the name of God (or Source if you prefer) and all that it light, I call upon the Archangels to join my here in this space. I call upon Archangel Michael, Archangel Azrael, Archangel Uriel and Archangel Raphael. I call upon the Archangel’s Gabriel, Zadkiel and Chamuel to surround me as I pray…”

Remember to breathe.

As you visualise these mighty beings forming a circle round you, continue:

“…I ask that these seven mighty angels stand as pillars of light, anchoring a temple of illumination around me and within this sacred temple I invoke a Field of Grace. May grace surround and protect me, may it penetrate every cell of my being, cleansing, healing and restoring me back to the divine blueprint for my highest potential…”

See yourself being sent a stream of golden light from above and a golden chalice hovering about eight inches above your crown being filled with this golden stream of light until it overflows and showers down through your chakras and over your aura, spilling out towards the Archangels. Let them amplify the golden light and as they reflect it back to you from their hearts see it transform into rose-gold light. Remove you hands from your heart chakra and allow the field of grace to fill it.

Energy flows to you, through and from you and you are now a conduit for grace.

“…As grace flows to me, through me and from me, all those whom I connect with, all those whom I come into contact with through this day, shall be blessed by, healed by, calmed by, and brought peace by this grace. I AM Grace. I channel grace and vow to be grace throughout this day. And so it is, and so it will be.”

Always begin with your heart. Your heart holds the key to this whole process… and that’s a powerful team you just called in.

Hope you enjoyed that little angelic visualisation. May your day be filled with grace, may you be surrounded by angels and may you be a conduit for miracles.

More later… x

 

Saturday Oracle – Too Much Of A Good Thing

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?

After last week’s oracle encouraged us to embrace the wild side, this week’s combination seems a little concerned that we might just go from indulgence to over-indulgence to compulsive and addictive negative behaviours.

Principle 3: I AM Human teams up with the bright yellow solar plexus to bring us a bit of a dual message here: on the one hand there’s the addiction to potential self-abuse which I’ll come to in a moment and on the other, there’s the underlying reason for it… failed expectations.

The solar plexus is the seat of personal power and the house of the ego. When it takes a metaphorical beating it seeks to self-sooth and suppress that feeling. People take to all sorts of numbing techniques to achieve this from overeating, shopaholism, alcoholism and drug abuse to name but a few… what start out as a fun time, a treat or an indulgence, when taken to the extreme, become a dangerous spiral towards self-destruction.

As this week opens, so too do potential reminders of personal failure and disappointment that will, while you’re attempting to escape from or forget, have you racing towards the distractions, that you hope will fill the gaping hole that seems to be forming in the pit of your stomach.

There is a way back to balance and it begins with recognising your patterns. Principle 3: I AM Human, is a key reminder of the need for forgiveness, first and foremost of self. When you acknowledge that you are human and therefore perfectly imperfect, you give yourself permission to let go of the self punishment. Forgiveness is not an ideal its a healing aspect of grace, but it takes the courage to first admit that some things are out of your control… like the past… like the future… There is a much bigger energy at play than the human aspect of each of us as individuals and when we bow to this Higher Power, admit to the pain we’ve been until now trying to numb and allow this all encompassing energy fully into our lives, Spirit fills the spaces with pure light and love and there is nothing left to try to fill….

This is the true meaning of an overflowing cup… (not the one you filled with calories or worse as a substitute).

Let God in.

More next week… x

Are You Sure It Isn’t Better The Devil You Know?

During the winter months I become somewhat reclusive, seeming to believe that venturing out after dark might have me turning into a pumpkin, but being a spring baby, when the night’s start to get lighter and the colourful spring bulbs come out to say hello, I assume it’s safe to venture out into the world again, alive with fresh spirit and a new sense of curiosity. It doesn’t come without reservation though, there’s always a nagging voice whispering “Are you sure it isn’t better the devil you know?”

Having gone off to the ballet last night to soak up something beautiful and be inspired by the powerful, graceful movement, I was reminded how very often action precedes motivation and not the other way around and how in order to illicit change you must act even if you are unsure whether the new order will outshine the old way.

Motivation is in my opinion a product of momentum: once you start you’re on a roll and its easier to keep going, keep doing whatever is necessary to break free of old familiar habits that are not necessarily comfortable, after all why would we use the term “better the devil you know” if it was pleasant or fulfilling. Remaining where you are or were is detrimental to growth, be it a job that doesn’t challenge you, a relationship that has run its course or become less than satisfactory, or anything that you now do simply as habit rather than as a conscious act of self-expression. But it isn’t easy taking that first step back into alignment with the essence of regeneration once you stop.

Life undulates. We go through seasons of our own, inspired powerful motion, slows to complete rest and back again on a fairly regular basis and when we take advantage of the divine prompting and opportunities we can optimize these swings to form a balanced and beautiful life… just like ballet: leaps and turns interspersed with perfect poise.

In The Wholly Grail, Principle 2: I AM Detached is all about Divine timing and being present to what is to optimise the current energy stream creating a balanced, joyful life. It helps you to disentangle yourself from potential outcomes and as yet unwritten consequences, previous experiences and repeating history, so that your whole being is unified in the now to push through inertia to grand jete onto the next act of your own glorious ballet.

If you’re feeling stuck and unable rise to the gentle nudges of the universe telling you that there is so much more to this recital than the current continuous turn, then call upon Archangel Metatron to get you organised and productive. In the angel world he is your celestial mentor and personal trainer. Expect things to speed up when he’s around and clarity to arrive followed quickly by the obvious next right action. Metatron makes procrastination a dirty word and enthusiasm a given.

Here’s wishing you a delicious and deliberate Monday!

More later… x

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

Gracious in Victory

I thought long and hard about writing this post. Part of me wanted to defer its subject matter until some kind of outcome has been determined for fear of jeopardising any longed for results, but I’m guided by angels and I’m guided by emotions and when something moves me to write then write I must regardless of the potential results.

I blossomed in joy yesterday when glimpses of my destination (a personal dream) appeared on the horizon with subtle hues of reflected beauty. Already walking a lighter path of late, this wave of encouragement was greeted with a heart full of love and anticipation for whatever comes this way, and my smile, both internally and externally was there for all to witness.

By the evening though, I understood a simple truth: up until now I had played the role of the gracious loser and this time as I appear to be furlongs ahead in the race towards victory, someone else would have to be licking their wounds.

If you have ever been in such a position you will know that when life and love and passion have been poured into a dream, to lose to someone else at the last hurdle is a gut wrenching experience. Self-esteem, worthiness, pride, they all come under heavy questioning in our unforgiving ego’s quest to justify what seems like destiny’s desperately unfair evaluation of the race… that’s why when it comes to competition – I move over, I always have… but not this time: God wouldn’t allow it, the prize wouldn’t allow it. Along the way I forgot it was ever a race, I began to walk, to appreciate the scenery along the way. I recognised that whatever the outcome, I’d already won.

but in the great universal balancing act somebody has to lose.

The glimpse that appeared on the horizon yesterday to make me rise and blossom, was fully visible to make another wither and fall. And I feel it… pride and hubris have no place on the path.

To be gracious in victory is to be compassionate about the pain and suffering of all the beautiful souls on this path… all the Grail Knights seeking that which was never missing from them, being denied access to the love at the centre of their quests, and as such I questioned: would it be wrong of me to express my joy? No… for I have searched long and hard to find my core and that joy, that victory that I already feel, though officially the race is not yet won, is mine to celebrate. But to gloat would I be a misuse of the gifts I have been given, in poor taste and at the expense of another human being, and so I send love… I send angels, I send my gratitude and healing, that should I ever again be the one to be gracious in defeat, let me be healed by the return of the ever flowing light to which I have contributed and refused to dim.

Your turn will come.

Principle 3: I AM Human

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full

But most of all Principle 1: I AM God and I AM Love.

More later… (when I return from my pilgrimage to Avalon, though I will pack the Intuitive Chalice Oracle for Saturday) x

An Invocation for Grace and Mercy

I’ve been working with angelic help for years now, but I’m not the most obedient student! Although I endeavour to serve as the Divine wishes, bearing in mind that we are the Divine and so in effect the angels are always guiding us towards our own wishes or at least the highest version of them, if I can’t see or imagine or indeed understand the path I’m on then it’s my tendency to dig my heels right in and rebel.

Trust is the ability to let someone or something else lead and in order to be a follower you either have to be completely asleep or you have to be awake enough to trust that giving up control is the easiest and fastest way to get where you want to be… yes that’s a contradiction and yes that’s the dilemma.

What if the angels, messengers of God, were asking you to give up control to another fallible human being because somehow your fate was wrapped up in theirs and at this point along the journey your desired outcome was dependent upon allowing them to take the lead, could you? Would you?

In a much broader sense we are doing that at every moment of every day, we allow others to make our laws, uphold them, govern our societies etc… these are all about giving up control on a slightly less personal but still relevant scale, but what I’m attempting to address here is a much more intimate and individual type of leader/follower relationship and it messes with your head in Grail terms because it’s a fine balancing act… that masculine/feminine dynamic.

I’ve come to a crossroads where the angels have recognised after hearing many an invocation for grace and mercy from me that I’m finding this part of the mission excruciating and that the cost feels too high… enter Archangel Samael, without whom free will (or at least the appearance of it) would not be available to us. Light without shadow  affords us only one choice and to embrace my whole self I must learn to dance in the shadows whilst I choose the light… poetic eh? Practically speaking it means I AM Human (Principle 3) and therefore have limits to what I can tolerate.

Archangel Samael has been working with me since last Thursday helping me to review my choices and even to get a clearer picture of where I’m trying to make choices where no real choice exists. It’s an exhausting process when you’re attached to an outcome, highlighting my need to immerse myself into  further study of Principle 2: I AM Detached.

Here’s the thing: We serve The Divine; we are The Divine, we therefore serve our own highest good. Good.

We choose the outcome and The Divine moves us towards that intention (Divine this time meaning us and including the entire universe)… Free will then consists of one question and one question only: do you want what you say you want? Because if you do, this is what it’s going to take to get it.

Let me rephrase the last question… do you want it enough? Me? I don’t know… hence the crossroads. I’ll let you know what I decide (when and if I decide). There are gentler angelic helpers if you want to undertake a similar examination of your direction but Samael deals with shifting a stubborn black and white mindset. He’s not your average fluffy winged being.

I’ll be back with some more insights from the path on Monday but in the meantime look out for the free group oracle reading on Saturday… x