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The Final Test

Deep within an ancient enchanted forest, surrounded by a force field of magic and grace, sits a temple, a simple, humble peaceful place where the most precious artefact has remained dormant and unseen by human eyes for an eternity.

Faerie magic surrounds this place and all those who seek to possess the prize must walk the path deep into the dark forest. It’s a mystifying place, a terrifying place. It is filled with whispers and illusions, dead ends and thorny traps. There are signs drawing you in, ghostly figures and half remembered dreams luring you from the path. In this place the mind plays tricks as the moans and groans of the gnarly trees seem to come from an unidentifiable foe.

But at the centre of this maze, created by the goddess herself is the promise of peace, of eternal youth, of power beyond belief and to arrive at this sacred temple you must plough on, overcome the temptation to give into fear, to freeze with terror and be consumed by the forest… the forest that is little more than the complex life you have created inside your mind.

A shining beacon sits just up ahead and the final test is upon you… the force field. The magical barrier between you and your Grail. As you scour the forest floor for tools, weapons, information and clues you are met by the apparition of a long since dead sage who offers you a riddle… ” How does one best take down an invisible wall? With sword or with stone? With club or old bone? With words or with spells? With the sound of ringing bells? Perhaps potions and plants or command an army of ants… or could the answer be more simple?”

Between you and the most coveted prize in the universe is an ancient curse and this magical barricade will take a Grail Knight’s greatest weapon to dismantle the enchantment…

What tool will you use?

More later… x

What’s It Going To Cost Me

Working with spirit is a never ending learning process. Each time you delve a little deeper or reach a little higher you are tested. I hope you enjoyed Monday’s Challenge post but in the grand scheme of things it was a relatively easy refocus… today I want us to walk the lesser trodden path.

Why are you here? It was a shocking question offered up to me over the weekend whilst working on my own ascension training and the magikal apprenticeship that we must undertake as a practicing Grail Knight… why are you here?… Er?

Understanding the Grail brings power, the power of God into your life. That power equals mastery over yourself, over your environment and over others… that is basically what power is, it’s influence. “So then,” posits my angelic guide having just set the challenge of all challenges before me assessing all the while what my reaction to the full-on course change being presented to me, “So then, why are you here?”

The answer was simple but I hadn’t seen it prior (not in this context anyway), I was so transfixed by the enormity of the quest I was being asked to achieve that the tumultuous notions flowing around my head consisted of only questions like: Why now? Why the change in direction? Why would God bring me so far to turn me around? Why do the angels want me to repeat that same pattern, build that same metaphorical prison? What if my life changes and I can’t complete it? What’s it going to cost me in time, money, physical effort? What do I have to sacrifice?….

Me, me, me, I, I, I, why, why, why?

So then, what are you here for?

When I calmed down enough to recognise that the challenge was not an actual instruction and simply a device to assess my response I have to be honest I was mortified by my own reaction.

You are here to serve… that was the light bulb moment. God bestows power, magic, wisdom and resources for one reason and one reason only: for you to further His plans.

Though I attempt to serve everyday, we all become wrapped up in the everyday personal reality of how things affect us as individuals but trust me, when a hero puts on a suit of armour and takes an oath as a Knight of The Wholly Grail, he must never again mistake Self-Full with selfish.

I’m here to serve (and now I’m applying Principle 3: I AM Human to forgive my momentary forgetfulness before I get back to work).

More later… x

Friendly Fire

We spend most of our lives wrapped up in some fantasy or other, conversing with our internal imaginary friends about how well (or not so well) life is going, playing out scenario after scenario in rehearsal or reprisal of a fictitious event that may never occur or indeed never did… certainly not in the way the psychic projection would have you script or rescript it anyway.

This internalisation is a hamster wheel for the mind and eats away at our sense of reality, creating an external world that doesn’t end up looking anything like we imagined simply because at the crucial moment of creation, i.e. now, we are off somewhere in time trying hard to change an unmalliable moment.

Now don’t get me wrong, the mind is a powerful thing and the universe is shaped by thought, intention and conscious action but attempting to transform something outside of time as far as I’m aware is still the stuff of Jules Verne.

Here in the now the most valuable resources exist that can correct the past and determine the future but those resources do not fit in a science experiment or lab… but they do reside within the human heart the first is forgiveness and the second is authenticity.

Principle 3: I AM Human embraces compassion in all forms for self and for others, and though it doesn’t erase the past it does grab a hold of the lesson, the blessing inherent in every past action whilst letting go of the pain, anger, guilt, or whatever residual negative emotion is attached to the event thus transforming the past from a tragedy into an experience.

Principle 4: I AM Truth is a magic spell waiting to be spoken aloud, for in a word there is power and in truth lives potential fuelled by that power… creation itself, but not just any creation, the creation of that very thing you have, for so long been searching for… that thing, that whilst you are rehearsing with your imaginary internal friends the scenarios you fear, dread even, and how you might react to them and what countermeasures you will employ to defuse them, is withering and dying in the bud… because your truth has become a drama on repeat inside your mind instead of the authentic yearning of your heart that is being all but drowned out by friendly fire.

These two Principles though are a mere flourish to the real message here which is simple: if you aren’t present you don’t get to choose the gift.

Principle 2: I AM Detached

More later… x

A Greater Dreaming

For the most part I keep Grail wisdom in the land of the everyday; focused on real life, real problems and a quest that most people can relate to, but occasionally I can’t help but wander into the land of myth, legend, mystery and allegory…

Magic has been sought by man for millennia as a way of lifting the spirit from the mundane to the miraculous and for those truly initiated in the field, once your eyes are open to real magik they can never be closed again. Once you have stepped through the veil, the illusion, everything is brighter, clearer and has an unreal quality to it that sets it apart from what you previously experienced to now recognise the dream…

Sure, in this dream there are demons as well as angels but unlike your time spent asleep, the time before you understood you were on a quest, the demons are easier to spot and you have a choice to stay away from them or to engage as a part of your adventure on the path. There are myriad helpers in the great unseen that once your eyes, heart and mind are open will emerge to help you float along through a greater dreaming toward whatever comes next, and any interaction with the other realms will either inspire you or render you speechless but either way you will be changed forever.

I created the Grail with the backdrop of a time when anything was possible, a time of Arthurian Knights, dragons and magik, not because it’s fantasy but because in a land where anything is possible so to are you, in any format that you choose… you can create the life that want, recreate the person you want to be, choose to believe in angels and faeries, dragons and mysterious cups, knights and chivalry… you can choose to build Camelot for yourself from wherever or whatever position you are currently in. That’s true magik.

The membership section of the site is currently under construction… if it were ready today and you were a member you would have access to the “Creating Camelot” programme to help you overhaul your life, plus today we’d be digging deeper into working with the higher realms… until it’s ready though…

I’m off to battle my real life demons with the aid of the faeries in my garden.

More later… x