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Birthday Special – Weighing Risks Against Feathers

This is by far my favourite day of the year. It’s my mum’s fault, growing up, she would always say to us “no one works on their birthday, nobody gets shouted at on their birthday.” So today in my family it’s not just a day celebrating 45 years of my being on this fast spinning rock we call planet Earth, it’s also my “get a free pass day.”

If you had a free pass what would you do?

If a risk was there to be taken would you take it?

I did an angelic visualisation with some of my students recently where we invited in Archangel Jeremiel and asked that he advise us on the issues and concerns we had within our lives, dilemmas if you like. He conjured up a set of golden scales and weighed each problem against a feather just as a soul might be weighed on entry into heaven.

What if we started weighing risks against feathers?

If the risk was worth taking we would know because it would weigh lighter than a feather, a 50/50 chance of success would balance perfectly and a guaranteed loss would weigh so heavy that the scales might buckle under the pressure.

A free pass of course doesn’t really work out in the world of men. Consequences are always in play and that’s why I hesitate to leap towards what has proven in the past to burn hotter than the 45 candles on my cake but I can say one thing, the buns have subsided, the scars are talismans I can use for protection and the risk I’ll be taking today is to wait with open arms, an open heart and an open mind… if God decides to deliver me the gift of a lifetime, birthday gift to top all but one (the fact that I’m here at all), then I’m ready meet it half way.

Today I’m the feather. Risking my heart again.

Principles 1, 2 & 7

More later… x

Ps. If you’re curious about the 7 Principles, they’re free to check out here on my site.

The Pregnant Pause

Grail Oracle 2Grail Oracle Orange

It was inevitable really, if I continued to do a weekly reading, choosing combinations at random, it stands to reason that sooner or later a set would repeat. Far be it from me though, to assume that the energy flowing through this combination at this time and at this point along the path would be the same as it was just a few short weeks ago when Principle 2: I AM Detached married the bright orange of the sacral chakra in The Absent Intimate.

Imagine then for a moment, one of those huge stately homes that are liberally scattered around Britain. For some odd reason in days of old, architects thought it prudent to have one room leading straight into the next in a succession of opulent displays of wealth… Nobody seemed to give a damn about the fact that you might have to walk through someone else’s bedroom to get to your own, or what horrors you might have to witness on the journey through. The image I’d like you to conjur up in your mind though, is that of the impressive heavy doors that separated each of these opulent spaces… I’ve visited a few myself and I always find it amusing that between each room is a wall so thick that it must shave at least 3ft off the dimensions of the space, and that each doorway has two doors: one leading from the room you’re in and one leading into the room you’re entering! No corridor, just a huge dark space between doors… A place of pure nothingness and seeming pointlessness.

As you pass through one door but before you pass through the second you are neither in one room nor the other, neither one state nor the other… Now imagine if door number one had closed behind you but door two had not yet opened? You’d be standing in the void between states, right?

The Pregnant Pause is that moment of standing on the thresholod and understanding that where you stand is the only place you can be for now and that although you may believe you know what lies beyond the next door, the truth is that until it has been opened you can assume nothing. You must wait here in silent prayer, in acknowledgement of the gravity of your next step and the new beginning that awaits.

The sacral chakra holds the energy of intimacy and of interconnected relationships and its worth noting that the pause at this point is due to you having given over the next move on the chess board to another player. Don’t assume you know this game… don’t assume your partner will be playing by the same rules that you are or that they will play fair… don’t assume that your partner even understands the game or the rules by which you are playing… the only thing that is sure is that the invitation to the negotiation has been sent, you have bravely stepped through your door and now you must wait here for the door to the next room to be opened by your counterpart.

This is a really nice place to sit and wait.

More next week… x