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Monday Mind Manoeuvre – The Truth About Abundance

I hope you had an opportunity to read the Intuitive Chalice Oracle post from Saturday, it pointed at a week of taking care of our basic material needs with a view to smashing through our limiting poverty consciousness and beliefs about lack. Let’s instead then start to focus on the truth about abundance.

The Wholly Grail is all about flow and the peace we find in flow. You can take that concept and give it an image: the Grail Cup or Chalice… imagine that full of whatever you want…

Now a full cup is a beautiful thing, it represents plenty, but it is also a finite amount and the universe just doesn’t work that way. Everything in the universe is energy and energy is renewable, constantly changing form without diminishing and therefore infinite. That being said, if you stop the flow it will divert elsewhere.

When your cup is full, if you block the flow, like placing your hand over a wine glass when you’ve got enough, you cut off the abundance of the universe. Scarcity thinking will set in soon after as you take a sip from the glass and realise it’s contents are now depleting. You become protective of it, obsess about it, measure it, sip less regularly to make it last… basically begin to focus on how little you have instead of how free flowing life previously was.

The truth about abundance is that it requires 4 joyful actions on your part:

  1. Believe there is always more to come
  2. Be grateful for what you have already
  3. Share your gifts graciously
  4. Get out of the way of the flow

The flow, wants you to want it, the moment you say no, usually by disbelieving it’s possible, it feels rejected and diverts to those who play with it, love it, and have fun with it, welcoming abundance into their lives and the lives of those around them.

Transform your vision now into a Grail Cup or Chalice that is full but this time, instead of placing your hand over the rim to stop the flow, feel your excitement rise as it spills over and begins to spread, laugh with delight at its carefree spillage… it’s not wasteful, share the excess with everyone you love, those in need, those who welcome the flow and agree to abide by the four rules of abundance… now you can have fun with it together.

There is always more so have an abundant Monday (and everyday after that)!

More later… x

The Joy Of Unleashing Your Inner Genius

I’ve had so much fun this week I can hardly contain myself! I took the role of the innocent fool in order to explore a new adventure that quite honestly scared me shitless… I had no idea what I was doing, I knew I would have to make myself visible and vulnerable and that for me, the idea of appearing to not have the first foggiest clue is a territory I dread, but I embraced my fear in order to evolve and discovered what it means to feel the joy of unleashing your inner genius.

Building my website has been excruciating at times. With no technical experience I’ve worked through trial and error, learning along the way. Building a membership site however… creating online training etc… Oh my. I took myself off last week to get some tech training and this week the final link fell into place when a friend pointed me toward a 10 day video challenge. OMG! Video? If you’re doing it online they wanna see your face… I’m on day 3 and I’m having a bloody ball!

Now your inner genius may have nothing to do with anything as mundane as creating your own videos and this insight isn’t about that, your inner genius though, whatever it is, lies just on the other side of fear, discomfort, uncertainty or in my case sheer terror.

I needed to get across that dark stretch of water because what I want to achieve and how I want serve is located on the opposite riverbank. I saw the opportunity, signed up, spent days wondering how I could back out without losing face, then took a deep breath and had a go. I had no idea that my fear was all about looking stupid in public and actually I’ve realised that looking stupid is actually one of my most endearing qualities… I’m having fun, and fun attracts more fun and more connection and encourages others to jump in and have a go too… and I’m all about encouraging others.

Genius doesn’t mean remaining static, it’s about growth and growth can be uncomfortable but that discomfort is short lived… especially if you rip the plaster off!

What do you want to do, be, learn or have?

Go on, rip the plaster off!

Principles 1 and 4 (All the 7 Principles are free to explore here on the website)

More later… 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

 

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

 

Saturday Oracle – Happy Place

Grail Oracle 6Grail Oracle Yellow

This week’s oracle sees the union of Principle 6 with the bright yellow of the solar plexus chakra.

It’s hard to find your way back from fear but that’s exactly what this week is bringing for you, though don’t be fooled into thinking that it won’t take work on your part. Recently you have found yourself dealing with one hard knock after another and at such times it’s easy to give into pessimism and negativity but like attracts like and kindling your inner magical child, the one who believes anything is possible will help you to take the first step into the slipstream back to your happy place.

The oracle is not portraying so much a time of celebration coming to you, more that you should consciously search for things to celebrate thus transforming fear into bliss. This week is an opportune time to break out of the everyday routine and find something fun to do. The idea of Self-Full Living is to reconnect with your own needs and make sure you do something, however simple to fulfil them. Socialise with friends, play, sing, and even surround yourself with the colour yellow to boost your natural sunny disposition.

I should also mention that when Principle 6 shows up its important to look at your physical health and where you might be in need of reconnecting with your body. As the solar plexus is primarily centred around your stomach, I want to draw your attention to your diet and eating habits… have you been comfort eating through a stressful period? Now is a good time to switch to a more life affirming, nutritious repertoire and be conscious of putting only health enhancing foods in your mouth… it may be too soon for a full on detox as the storm has not yet completely past but you can make a good start so that you don’t create a new set of issues to deal with.

So then: clean food, fun, optimism on purpose and an intention to find your way back to you.

You are worth the effort… I know this because an angel told me so.

More next week… x

Be Light of Heart

It’s the first Monday of the month and that can only mean one thing: challenge day!

There are so many things in this world that you have absolutely no control over but whether or not you choose to enjoy the current experience is definitely not one of them.

Enjoyment, joy, is a sensation that comes from within and begins with the acceptance at your core, of the beauty of where you are at this particular juncture of proceedings regardless of the perceived outer discomfort. Believing in divine perfect timing combined with the empowerment that can only come from recognising that there is always a choice, removes the sense of helplessness that can overcome any given situation when you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. You’re an infinite being and the external apparent mayhem is only temporary however unsatisfactory it may feel.

The challenge then, being as we are already into June: let yourself be guided by the carefree attitude that summer affords, let your choices be guided by the search for joy… not out there, but within.

Be light of heart and don’t take it all so seriously!

I’ll be back tomorrow with the next instalment of The Five Hurdles…

More later… x

The Butterfly Maiden

Grail Oracle 2Grail Oracle Yellow

Pondering this combination today, it makes sense for me to clarify how The Intuitive Chalice Oracle works. Its primary purpose when I created it, was for use as a healing and diagnostic tool to be applied with The Wholly Grail’s concept of creating a life that leans towards inner peace and joy, but later it became apparent that it is also effective as an oracle for predicting and prescibing the current flow of energies. In the case of the former, each combination has a negative interpretation because it denotes what is needed where, and therefore lack, but as an oracle it has both positive and negative interpretations and therefore can contain up to 100 combinations…

The Butterfly Maiden is a beautiful example of the positive aspect of this combination that contains Principle 2: I AM Detached and marries it up with the vibrant yellow of the Solar Plexus. In its negative context this would be a reading all about anxiety and worry caused by the impending unknown, but it isn’t… In fact it is a joyous feeling that as a professional stress-head, is completely alien to me most of the time…

Remember back to when you very first felt the brush of young love… the anticipation of possibility as romance took over your entire being and the transformative nature of the experience as you stepped from childhood into the dangerous first glimses of adulthood? Your mind awash with fantasies and dreams as you walked through your day feeling the spell you were under and yet not understanding or caring about the potential dangers… Yes… let’s talk about the dangers.

When The Butterfly Maiden steps into your life she brings firstly the promise of that transformation just like the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis, but the butterflies she’s more interested in are the ones that are dancing around in her tummy as the universe weaves it’s fantastical spell. Caution has to be advised here, not because your fantasies are about to crash and burn, goodness me, no… I’m not that pessimistic, in fact the outlook for receiving your heart’s desire, according to the current rush of energy is amazing, no, you need to be cautious because your entire energy is ungrounded whilst you exist inside your fantasy bubble. Your romantic notions are so dreamy that you are becoming detached from the outside world and increasingly clumsy with it… Can you remember what you went in the other room for? Did you just drive home, park on the drive and then think “How did I get here?” not remembering the entire journey?

You’re happy, you’re excited, your imagination is already doing the dance of romance.. but like any butterfly: you are delicate and ungrounded…

Now get your head back in the game and focus!

May The Butterfly Maiden bring you the miracle you’ve been waiting for.

More next week… x

Inextinguishable Source of All Light

Archangel Uriel, whose name means Fire of God, has been my close companion this week. Have you ever noticed how, when you’re “on fire” there’s always someone wanting to steal your spark?

I mentioned a few days ago how it feels to me as though spring has sprung and my mood and energy are dancing along nicely in the warmth of the sun, under these unseasonably blue skies occurring over South Yorkshire, UK. I’m inspired, joyful, filled with light and love and enthusiasm and what I’ve noticed is that everyone wants a little piece of it…¬†That’s wonderful because it means they are recognising what they want and how good it appears to feel… the problem is, they want a piece of mine…

Now, I’m not mean and having siblings I was brought up knowing how to share, but did you know that this good feeling stuff is actually free and in abundance everywhere in the universe? People flock like moths to a candle flame when someone is full of light but there is always a danger of their flapping wings putting the candle out.

Archangel Uriel has been working relentlessly to maintain my inner glow and keep it burning at a steady and sustained rate… here’s how you can do it for yourself:

To get that spark going… Take your foot off the gas with whatever you’re doing and get busy with some day to day physical stuff, “chop wood, carry water” as the Chinese proverb goes. For me its gardening, baking, going out for a walk in nature (or just cleaning the bath, which for some reason is when I have my coolest ideas). It’s all about relinquishing control over the stuff that’s cluttering up your mind.

Fan the flames… learn something new. Six months ago I was so stressed because I had no idea how to create this site, I taught myself and when I got completely stuck, I asked one of those siblings for help to get me unstuck… but I didn’t ask him to do it for me, that’s the key you see, fanning the flames is about recognising little by little just how powerful you are. You can sit there and say “I don’t know how” or “I can’t” or you can say ” there’s a world full of information out there and anything is possible.” Once you make even the tiniest bit of progress or have a mini aha! moment, you’re on fire…

Protecting the flame… don’t let other people’s drama deplete your energy and don’t deny them their right to fan their flames. You may think you’re helping but you are simply creating ¬†dependency… show them the light and then let them fly towards the inextinguishable source of all light.

The fire is within you, so go on and stoke it… ask Archangel Uriel to help.

If you’d like to learn more about the art of Self-Full Living, Principle 6 of The Wholly Grail will be available later this year as a training programme in the forthcoming members area. To find out more watch out for link coming in next weeks posts.

More later… x