Grail Oracle 6Grail Oracle Red

This combination of Principle 6: I AM Self-Full and the intense red of the Base/Root Chakra came as a bit of a surprise to me this morning when I pulled it for you… and it shouldn’t have.

Whilst doing my morning meditation I came face to face with a human archetype of God (to me he always looks like Morgan Freeman which beats Charlton Heston hands down in my opinion, but you can make your own mind up). Putting a human face on God is usually a bad idea as it comes with all the fallibilites of humanity but for the sake of having a two-way conversation with your Higher Power, whatever that might be to you, a human face is, I find, the best way of interacting… besides, I cant really help what my psyche throws up during meditation… “Hang on a minute God, whatever you have to tell me will have to wait until I’ve managed to reconstruct this age-old image of you in my head”… counter-productive to say the least. Anyway, I digress.

God/Morgan was standing leaning against a white picket fence, arms folded, quite relaxed, apparently awaiting my arrival. I realised that this white picket fence had been in my last two meditations where God had been present, but this time I became fixated on the fence itself. A white picket fence can symbolically mean the idyllic home life that we all crave (even if in reality you would prefer a high brick wall and remote controlled automatic gates), I became determined to see what was on the other side of the fence… but God wasn’t shifting. Now I could see over his shoulder and was dismayed to notice that the house in the background was in the shadows and out of focus, at which point I noticed that God wasn’t leaning on the fence, he was leaning on the gate. I knew instinctively that the thing on the otherside of the fence that represented my goal if you like, wasn’t yet within my reach hence the shadows, and that God was standing between me and it… He turned me around to look at the vista on the side of the fence I was already on: green rolling hills and fields, low dry stone walls, basically the Yorkshire countryside (a la James Herriot) and He was slightly purturbed when I turned away from it. But, I looked back at Him, not to reject the view, to acknowledge what I had to do…

Crossing the lane toward the vista I sat myself down beneath a giant oak tree and a red apple fell and landed in my hand…

What’s all that got to do with The Resting Place?

God was standing between me and what I wanted because I am not ready to receive it, Im exhausted from all the pushing and pulling it takes to acheive goals and He wants me to take a break, take care of my own needs and look after my body… to eat well and to rest.

This combination is a sound reminder that what you want is almost here but you are not in a fit state to appreciate its magnificent abundance in full until you have had a chance to retreat, refresh and refuel.

As I pull this oracle combination for all of us Grail Knight’s and according to the wave of similar issues I’ve been dealing with in the needs of healing clients, I would suggest that we are all on the threshold of a new way of life but just as you would hit the hotel first and freshen up after a long journey before you would go out and start the party, The Resting Place is the freshen up point before you arrive at your desired destination.

Be good to yourself this week.

More next Saturday… x

(…and before anyone responds, yes, I know apples don’t grow in oak trees… Oak for strength and longevity, apple for proper nutrition, red for the relevant chakra… see?)

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