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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 – 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,  regulate 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

Might Be Out Of Balance

I’ve had a weird few weeks. Struck down by a pretty persistent chest infection about 3 weeks ago, I set about putting myself first in an effort to take my own Grail advice and embrace Principle 6: I AM Self-Full, the art of self-care. Being a healer, quite often we forget to do the work on ourselves and where our instincts when someone else is ill are sharp, under the spell of our personal infirmity we are quick to lose sight of the healing power for which we are natural channels.

All that being said, I invested in some cough medicine for a chesty cough… (have you ever noticed how many types of cough they sell medicine for? I don’t bloody know if it’s a dry cough, a chesty cough, a mucus cough or a bloody skydiving hedgehogs cough… I just need cough medicine)!!! Anyway,  The last thing I need is to be half asleep as well as barking like a dog so a non-drowsy formula was the order of the day… I haven’t slept a night since.

Arriving just prior to the newly nicknamed “frazzle moon” that I mentioned last week, disturbed sleep patterns were shunted into overdrive when a stream of near insanity driven dreams began to crop up, fielding a very abstract view of the current state of my life. Anyone else think I might be out of balance?

Out of balance is a concept that is often bandied around the MBS network, but what does it actually mean?

In Grail terms its a simple description of the 2-way flow of energy embraced by Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, meaning to give and receive in equal measure. We assume this to be about giving and receiving between people but not so… take everyone else out of the equation for a moment and come back to Principle 6, being Self-Full, how much have you given back to yourself this year? Think in terms of appreciation, gratitude, admiration, time off from external stresses. Think about the flow of energy between you and your Source, service balanced with meditation and rest for example.

Being Open-Hearted is a symbol of flow. Like the physical heart whose valves take in life blood and pump out life blood in equal measure, so too are you supposed to allow energy and life itself to follow this same path… like inhaling and exhaling.

For a short while I’m in the process of inhaling, the art of self care is the ability to receive what you need from the universe before you begin to exhale and give back. The season of good will doesn’t exclude you, make sure you’re being good to yourself.

To all my friends who are feeling under the weather at present, my present to you is simply to tell you that you don’t need permission to take a breath.

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

 

Do Something About It

Shaking the proverbial cup causes its contents to swirl about and even splash over the rim, whereas kicking it over obviously would cause its precious elixir to spill out all over and evaporate before your eyes. Sudden shock, unsavoury surprise or trauma is the equivalent of giving the Grail a good kick and in essence prolonged low level worry and fearful thought is tantamount to shaking the cup.

Both are detrimental to mind, body and spirit.

Only when you translate what the actual contents equate to can you begin to understand what is being allowed to escape from your everyday experience… This sacred vessel is a container for peace, for joy, abundance, happiness and for health.

Stress, worry, fear and prolonged negativity are all thieves of those precious qualities that make the journey easy and enjoyable. Health is the final gift to be stolen from the cup. When this occurs it becomes evident just how long you have been shaking the Grail or how hard you kicked it, and with the exception of fated experience (challenges destined for you to overcome), ill health is a sign that you have for too long being ignoring how many of the other sacred contents have been missing from your life.

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full is the first step in the journey back to health, joy, happiness and abundance, and it’s a step you can take today no matter where you are on the path and what the condition of The Wholly Grail. Turn that cup back the right way up and begin to fill it for yourself… not with more worry about the state you may or may not be in but with gratitude that you are still here to do something about it. Start small: bubble bath; healthy, delicious and nutritious food; gentle exercise; hydration; fresh air; meditation and prayer and proper rest… non of that is radical but it’s all essential.

Now off you go and enjoy Halloween… try not to put more strain on that nervous system by scaring yourself stupid though.

More later… x

 

Down and Dirty

As a species we have become programmed over time to consider the concept of “Monday” as a time to go back to work. I, being a contrary little bleeder, decided that wasn’t for me a long time ago and even when working for an employer, chose a job where 9 to 5 was laughed at.

Today I work for myself, or more to the point I work for Big G… He didn’t actually command that Sunday was a day of rest, what He actually said was to keep it holy (and just because He took the day off after 6 days creating Earth, He soon saw his mistake in creating us because ever after Sunday became His busiest day)!

Anyhoo, after a weekend of some pretty intense learning, and deep spiritual self-work, today for me isn’t exactly a day off but it is a day without schedule, a day without agenda and to some extent a day without people… Deep soul work can occasionally over tax the system and the mind and the best antidote for that is to get down and dirty with nature… and that’s my plan.

I have a date with the faeries and wildlife hiding in the unruly overgrowth that is my garden today because I deserve to be surrounded by beauty and fresh air… as do you.

I understand that I’m lucky to have that choice and that you may be more restricted in your ability to leave the office or whatever occupies you on this Monday morning, so in honour of your need to be Self-Full (as in Principle 6), make sure you take lunch outdoors if at all possible, go for a walk near some greenery, introduce some plants into the office space, eat fresh, drink plenty of water and don’t forget to be a little more playful in your approach to all you do today.

Lighten up and invite the faeries to play.

Happy Monday… x

The Lifeboat

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This week’s free Intuitive Chalice Oracle combines Principle 5 of The Wholly Grail: I AM Liberated with the blood red energy of the base or root chakra and it looks set to be a make or break week in one fashion or another…

When Principle 5 makes an appearance it shows that we have become slaves to the things we worked so hard for, mix that with the base chakra and not only do we confirm the material nature of those things and the, perhaps false sense of security they provide, but also that the building pressure is causing real physical harm and maybe even illness.

The ship is sinking under the mountain of stuff… financial pressures, obligations, property, and even people that rely on you and though you may be attempting to bailout as fast as you can, one man, one bucket and an entire ocean liner doesn’t quite add up to smooth sailing.

The problem we see here is that you are looking in the wrong places to fix the problem… bringing in more stuff to supplement the bailout. In real terms this looks like working harder, hiring in more help, taking on more projects to increase revenue etc but that just compounds the issue and increases the load on an already overtaxed vessel… in this case you.

You can save yourself or you can try in vain to save the ship and effectively go down with it… saving yourself means adopting an attitude, NOT of “We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” but instead “We’re gonna need a smaller one.”

Apparently a captain always goes down with his ship… what a bloody numpty! Live to sail another day by taking only what you need and jumping in “The Lifeboat” unless of course the lifeboat was taking up valuable cargo space on the ship and in trying to save your whole overwhelming existence it became the very first casualty???

You are being faced with the very real opportunity to put your life back in balance this week… don’t blow it by opting for more stress and by the same token ensuring your personal prison becomes inescapable. Time for a full scale de-clutter of you priorities.

More next week… 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

 

 

The Tiered Return

Saturday’s group reading from my Intuitive Chalice Oracle is, since I began posting, proving to be essential guidance for me and I hope it is providing direction for each of you as well.

This week we see the combination of Principle 6: I AM Self-Full with the bright yellow of the solar plexus to give us a little bit of a helping hand in fixing what’s fallen by the wayside. I use many oracles in both my work and my personal life and one such system I like to call upon is the Iching, an ancient Chinese divination system made up of Hexagrams. The Tiered Return reminds me much of Hexagram 18 sometimes known as “Decay” and sometimes as “Repairing what is spoiled.”

So how is this duo playing out for each of us this coming week? It’s called The Tiered Return because it applies to each of us on many levels: physical, emotional, spiritual; and in many areas of our lives: health, finance, career, relationships… these different areas have to be tiered in order of priority although all of them require attention now.

Self-Full Living demands that your own personal needs must be at the forefront of any action you take in repairing each section of your list and that by either subtly adjusting course or making a complete about face you steer your life back towards your inner bliss.

Personally my health has become the first area for an overhaul, not because I’m unwell, on the contrary I’m doing great… that’s the point. Some of you may remember that I nearly lost my eye 20 months ago and since then I’ve been on some pretty nasty steroid medication to suppress my immune system so it couldn’t attack the area… well after a check up this week and the dose being lowered yet again, I’m almost done with them, maybe another couple of months until I’m free of chemical help… but as grateful as I am for the benefits of modern medicine, the steroids have taken their toll on other areas of my health, I’ve always been a big girl but I’ve ballooned as a result, I’m in need of a detox and want to get back to the level of energy I had before it started… whilst I was focused on one area of healing, others unavoidably decayed and now it’s time to adjust course and repair the damage, see?

Now the idea of bliss is different for each of us, so this week take a few moments to assess what the optimum scenario for you would be in each of the areas on your list and then take measured and gentle steps to change your own behaviour in favour of those outcomes you are seeking… don’t try to change or manipulate someone else or something else to fit and don’t expect instant results either… Mercury, a massive planet, appeared to change direction in the cosmos, where it was moving backward for the last 3 weeks (retrograde), it stopped to think (station) and is now adjusting telemetry to move forward again (direct). If it can, you can.

Tonight’s full moon should help bring to light what you need to fix in your life and I’m wishing you an overflowing Grail cup full of support in doing it…

More next week… x

An Angel Told Me

Physician heal thyself!

Well I’m not a doctor, but I am a healer and therapist and how easily we forget to attend to our own needs regardless of how much time we spend spewing practical solutions for others.

Having had an angelic encounter during a meditation class last night (not unusual for me), I was reminded of my main mission for this leg of my journey… it’s a 3 tiered mission, one of which involves me divulging the secrets of The Wholly Grail to you but the other two tiers are much more personal and to achieve one of those I must  be in good all round health… I pulled a muscle (I think) in my lower back yesterday and was pretty much having to drag my right leg because of the pain in moving it. I don’t do immobile graciously, so instead I took myself off on a mile walk! Precarious at first, by the time I got back, I was stronger, more flexible and my back had relaxed enough to relieve the pain… I can still feel a slight twinge today but I’m fully mobile…

How many of you would have laid down and given in to the painkillers? At first glance you might think I’m not built for exercise, a few years ago I might have agreed with you, but nothing makes my physical body feel better than a combination of proper rest, nutritious food, gentle and regular exercise, pure clean water and love. Love is the key to healing anything.

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full is your cosmic permission slip to lavish love upon yourself first. Grail Knight heal thyself! Whatever ails you, instead of trying to shut your body up when it’s in pain, ask it what it needs… and then do everything in your power to oblige. An angel told me to tell you.

More later… x