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Saturday Oracle – Destination Undetermined

Something amazing is happening this week. Not only do we officially move into a new season at the equinox, we also have the opportunity to commence a new journey towards a destination undetermined.

Don’t look at this so much as actual travel although it could be,  but more an expansion of your horizons in your life in general.

The combination of Principle 2: I AM Detached, with the transformative nature of the violet crown chakra is a gateway to the path but it’s also an invitation to grace and surrender… hence undetermined. I know, we use oracles to attempt to predetermine everything but where’s the fun in knowing it all?

We all have questions about where our actions are leading: “How will this turn out?” “What are the consequences of my choices?” for example, but this combination is asking you to trust in the ride and have faith that you are on the right path.

Expect synchronous events to reassure you that you are moving in the right direction and allow room for Source to provide the map as you go. Though you get to set the intention for your inward or outward adventure, God is providing some interesting alternative routes and detours this week that you could never have imagined on your own and that turn out to provide you with far more scope for joy, abundance, advancement and achievement than you ever imagined possible… all you have to do is let go and let God lead.

When a door opens – boldly step through, when you have a hunch or an inclination – follow it….

What if this was the week that presented you with the first real evidence that a long held dream was about to evolve beyond the dream stage? What if the only thing between you and that path was potentially battling a dragon? What if the dragon was grossly misunderstood and just wanted a friend to play with…? Let go of the what ifs and instead fully embrace the what is.

Grace is about leaving room for miracles… and you are about to be delivered to yours… it’s time to take a leap of faith towards a destination undetermined but exactly where you always needed to be.

More next week… x

Monday Mind Management – River Of Dreams

As the water flows gently downstream it is contained skilfully by the earth that forms its river banks. Winding so precisely in an orderly fashion, moving as a united flow as the crystal clear water does, the earth could be forgiven for believing that it has control over the water and is manipulating and directing the liquid into going where it deems necessary… take backwards step though and a geological tour through history and you will soon see that it is indeed the water that patiently and persistently carved away at the land, forming a channel of least resistance to exactly where it wanted to go… who here then has true control?

The river of dreams is the flow of Source energy that is an unstoppable stream of inspiration that we all have access to. Like the earth we become channels for its power and flow, but fail to realise that its the inspiration that shapes us rather than we that shape the inspiration.

There are also those who attempt to divert the flow. It’s a relatively easy process to dam up and siphon off the abundant resources and it will work for a time. In real terms that is simply about those who forget the river serves all and there is enough to go around and so instead of tapping into Source they simply take someone else’s interpretation of it… but the river keeps flowing and will eventually burst the dam when the pressure builds up too high.

All rivers, regardless of their given name, are born of the clouds and flow to the sea… along the way they merge into other rivers and we give them new names, they absorb smaller streams and claim the fresh water as their own, they flow around mountains, over rapids and carve out great ravines, they sometimes churn up silt and become impure along the way, they cause great floods and destruction but also give life and bring prosperity to those who honour the flow. As they spill into great oceans they lose their essential nature and become a salty storehouse of even more creative power that against all the odds somehow manages to still support life… until over time, drop by drop, they evaporate and reform the clouds beginning the process anew.

The earth needs the water, the water needs the earth… when they quit trying to work out who has power over who they may eventually realise that it is symbiosis that is occurring and that everyone would be happier if they each did what they are best at.

When the river of dreams flows through you, nobody can deliver it to its destination the way you do. Be the art and the artist, the magic and the magician… You are Source energy and Source energy flows through you.

Principle 1: I AM God, Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted.

There is always more… later… x


Saturday Oracle – All Feelings Aside

Tina Turner said it best when she declared “What’s love got to do with it?” That seems to be where we are this week as the combination of Principle 2: I AM Detached with the emerald green heart chakra requires of us to put all feelings aside.

The answer to Tina’s question is in fact “everything,” but this is the kind of love that has no attachments and no expectations.

Putting one’s feelings aside in order to transcend the obstacles and historical baggage that has thus far prevented you from reaching the highest potential for a situation is paramount this week to open up doorways and provide new energy to important ideas.

The heart chakra when fully open allows love as an energy to flow through unimpeded and without strings attached, but the human heart is also capable of holding onto so much pain, heartbreak and memory that it shields itself quite understandably from further emotional damage. This memory of what was takes a person back to the very moment of the wounding and causes one to relive it over and over again, keeping it fresh and alive… it has many names: resentment, holding a grudge etc, all of which are examples of closing your heart but further than that they are examples of ignoring Principle 2, living in the present moment with what is, not what was or the potential of what might be. Applying the following Principle 3: I AM Human, the part of The Wholly Grail that deals with forgiveness, is often a process that requires more time,  reassurance and even proof when we stay with past occurrences and transgressions, keeping them alive in our current energetic experience.

This week then holds a portal open for an incoming opportunity that requires you to cast aside your feelings and apply a dispassionate approach that works to everyone’s benefit, but it also has a healing aspect of applying an innocent mind (and heart) to all interactions and relationships. Drop any suspicious tendencies and allow circumstances to play out as they will and others to show you there true intentions in the now. That’s not to say you should put yourself in obvious danger or take any unnecessary risks… but the truth is that love from a transpersonal standpoint, doesn’t have to have any. Wonderful alliances can be formed this week when you put all feelings aside.

More next week… x

Will You Choose Conflict Or Cooperation?

I’m tired. I know it’s a strange way to start a post but it’s indicative of the point we all get to when the struggle becomes so unbearable we have to acknowledge, not that we can’t go on in the same manner, but that we don’t want to. This is the point where you have to ask: will you choose conflict or cooperation?

Last week you may recall that the Sacred Chalice Oracle offered advice regarding the impending possibility of someone pushing your buttons… it seems that that was taken as an invitation, challenge or instruction by an acquaintance of mine. Honouring my own wounding and attempting to understand his, instead of throwing the rattle out of the pram I when my boundaries were obviously violated, I simply asked if he would like to share the burden of responsibility for what he was attempting to take. I offered to share… to cooperate for the greater good. I’m waiting on a response at present with no expectations either way.

When we are unaware of the true motives of other people’s behaviour towards us, all we can do is open our hearts to them and carry on regardless, but I absolutely refuse to get into conflict over something quite so valuable… to everybody.

Let me tell you about The Wholly Grail...

It cannot be taken from you, you must give it away. If you give it freely it will always be yours. if you are unaware you are giving it away, when you realise it’s gone you will need to fight to take it back… because it is you power.

The truth is that the Grail is a state of inner peace and empowerment that becomes infectious when you allow others to understand it’s capacity to heal. It is abundant and never in short supply and therefore those who seek to take it from you have not yet grasped that they have access to their own.

So when I say I’m tired, it is only that I am at last reconciled with the fact that my light shines so bright that it is blinding to some, so much so that they seek to usurp it, to dim it or to extinguish it altogether, and I fought to keep on glowing, not realising that the effort on my part to resist the onslaught was the very thing that ran down my divine generator… and so I’m tired of resistance.

If I shine on you you are blessed. What I give freely you may share. The light from this candle intensifies with each new flame it ignites and each new flame has the capacity to light a thousand more…  are you prepared to start a fire?

I choose cooperation but I cannot cooperate by myself.

So to all of you I ask, what will you give freely to create a new paradigm of sharing, cooperation or connectedness? Or what will you withhold in the name of self preservation, aggrandizement and conflict?

If I have something you need, all you need do is ask. If you have something that will benefit another, now is the time to offer. Principles 1 and 7.

More later… x




First Monday Of The Month Challenge – The Wonderful Wizard

I’m sure it was my idea to do a First Monday Challenge but somehow it seems to have tempted fate a bit. Yesterday was an extremely challenging day for me emotionally when due to the snow we have been experiencing here in the UK, I was trapped on the opposite side of the city from my lovely mum on her 81st birthday… it’s the first one I’ve not seen her in my entire life and although she was perfectly happy and understanding, I was really quite upset by it.

Anyway, having been snowed in I was able to dedicate some time to my ponderous nature and allow my inspiration to recharge a bit by giving myself a conundrum to chew over: Is it better to quickly solve an issue or to acquire the tools and skills with which to apply to all issues that arise?

I have two very distinct sides to my life and my work, the highly spiritual and magical part of me that is immersed in angelic communication, faerie touched, witnesses and consciously interacts with the metaphysical and is what some people would deem to be, well let’s face it: “out there like f**king pluto!” Then there is the practical, down to earth side of me the brings the knowledge and wisdom back from those realms and utilizes it to help people. Consider me a bridge between world’s if you like.

The challenge for me is that I find teaching people about their own innate magic far more fulfilling than them asking me to use mine to solve their dilemmas, though I’m told that keeping all I’ve accumulated wisdom-wise is an abhorrent waste… but one promotes independence the other co-dependency.

I feel a bit like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz sometimes, not in a “it’s all a big con” way but in the “you just need to look behind the curtain to understand how and why” way. There are so many people wandering around though not understanding that the curtain is even there, not recognising that they are wearing their own ruby slippers and all the answers are just as accessible to them as they are to me as in Principle 1 and Principle 4.

Now then, your First Monday Challenge is this: each time someone asks you to solve a problem (not just today but going forward) ask yourself which would serve you both better, a) giving them a speedy solution based on your experiences and the wisdom retrieved or b) leading them to their own conclusions by teaching them the skills to connect to their own higher wisdom?

There may not be a right answer, it’s a case by case study.

That being said, what would you prefer to hear from me: the practical self-help/life coaching answers or the magical path to find your own? (I suppose there is always the 3rd option to have both… though I’m going to have to reconcile how to do that without confusing everyone). Let me know your thoughts.

Happy Monday… xxx


Saturday Oracle – Trigger Happy

Consider this week’s combination an early intervention. When Principle 2: I AM Detached does the tango with the royal blue throat chakra, chances are that your sensitivity is exaggerated and you are about to get triggered by someone’s thoughtless (or deliberate) words… and you aren’t going to be happy!

Perhaps the title is actually the antithesis of what this week is about but that’s because it’s advice rather than a prediction. You see, if you take the advice of Principle 2 and get detached and stay present in the moment with what is, then being triggered by a statement or comment from another is far less likely.

Communication is a tricky business when hidden agendas, egos and personal wounds are involved, that’s why this is a week where you should endeavour to take everything at face value and not read into or between the lines of any information coming your way… at the same time you should aim for your own verbal or written offerings to be immaculate in content so as not to press buttons or be misunderstood or misinterpreted by others.

At the end of the day you control your own reactions so take a moment when a trigger steals your happy to check in on reality:

This is also a week where responding rather than reacting to a trigger with respect, kindness and compassion for self and the person who presented you with this unique opportunity for healing can actually be a genuine moment for connection and understanding.

In order to do this you must first understand that the throat chakra relates to all aspects of communicating: both speaking and listening. When you choose to listen with your heart (which is just another way of saying from a compassionate perspective) you begin to understand far more than you would from an analytical point of view.

Though I recommended taking everything at face value so as not to take anything personally this week, the alternative is to look far deeper but remember that everything you hear is a reflection of the wounds and triggers of the orator rather than being about you. This is not an excuse to use this insight to harm the delivered of the message but rather to initiate a truly open channel for healing.

The Oracle at Delphi says above the entrance “Know Thyself.” If you understand where and what your triggers are then they can no longer be sore spots that cause pain and instead become deep wells filled with wisdom… then you will always be Trigger Happy.

More next week… x

Place Of Peace – How Do You Stop The Spiral?

So I’m trapped in the house under what seems like an avalanche of snow, high winds battering my windows and an intense desire to crawl back under my duvet and sleep until the thaw, thinking about how I’m affected by all the external fluctuations both positively and negatively and how my inspiration, motivation and general wellbeing are being so easily entwined in the drama and what it feels like at my centre when I focus inwards towards the place of peace that is my true nature.

Part of my spirit name actually means ‘place of peace’ and this morning I was triggered very deeply into remembering that.

When I was a child I adopted a coping mechanism whenever I felt in anyway belittled or diminished either by anyone else or by my own thoughts and memories of uncomfortable situations, I would simply silently spell my own name whilst counting the letters out by tapping each of my fingers to my thumb (counting my thumb as well, I always had to tap my ring finger twice because I don’t have enough fingers and one letter is repeated anyway): J-O-A-N-N-E.

So this morning, my mind wandering onto a thousand or so topics that I was not consciously monitoring, happened upon just such a diminishing thought that caused my body to tense and a feeling of shame or guilt or some other completely bloody useless emotion to rise within me, but before the feeling could take hold I had automatically begun spelling my name and simultaneously counting the letters with my fingers. I didn’t intend to or think it was a good idea, it just started happening without my conscious input… it was on the second repetition that I recognised what I was doing and that my name was my place of peace… because now I couldn’t remember what the thought was, I had just interrupted the potential downward spiral of a bullying mind.

On further reflection I noticed that the double tap on my ring finger unconsciously represents my commitment to me.

So my spirit name means place of peace but my given name is my place of peace. At the centre of my being is a built in reminder, a survival skill linked to remembering who I am. Principle 1: I AM God... and it overrides and interrupts my occasional inability to accept Principle 3: I AM Human.

How do you stop the spiral and what’s your place of peace?

More later… x


Monday Mind Manoeuvre – Adjust Your Settings

Saturday’s oracle gave us a heads up about how other people’s truths don’t have to affect our forward momentum but we may be forgiven for imagining that it only applies to their opinions. Your truth is more readily apparent in your behaviour than in your actual words, so what are we to do about how others behave towards us?

The first thing you must recognise is that people treat how you allow them to. You set the standard for what you will and will not tolerate. How clear you are about your own boundaries is reflected in your behaviour… you can say what you find acceptable as much as you like but when you go ahead and accept less, that’s the cue others take and the level they rise to.

Do you find that people constantly break commitments they made with you, turn up late, forget to let you know, pay you less than you are worth, break your confidence, steal from you, disregard your needs, commandeer your time, encroach on your space…? You get the picture. Do you even notice when its happening?

How you respond to these infringements, even the minor ones, is sending a signal to other people as to how you are prepared to be treated and what is acceptable behaviour to you.

Today is a good day to do a thorough assessment of your own boundaries and level of self-worth. Observe how often someone makes a presumption on your time or resources (including your knowledge or training in any given area), how often they let you down on arrangements and agreements etc. Notice then how you respond to those transgressions. Is it normal for you to let it slide? Being understanding and compassionate of the other persons needs or circumstances is a noble quality of course but at what cost to you?

Once you have become more aware of your own participation in allowing these actions to occur, it’s time to adjust your settings… you will meet with resistance, especially if the perpetrators have been in your life for a while, it is really difficult to raise the bar once it has been set but it is not impossible, you just have to be prepared to let people fall away if they won’t adjust with you. Principle 2: I AM Detached reminds us to be present with what is, Principle 5: I AM Liberated reminds us to let go of what holds us captive. That being the case, what or who in the here and now is holding you captive in your old state of low self-worth by continuously crossing your boundaries?

Once you establish new ones, only your behaviour will determine their validity and endurance.

Adjust your settings today… x

Saturday Oracle – Grateful For Your Input

This week’s combination feels positively amazing as Principle 4: I AM Truth meets the violet crown chakra.

Over the last few weeks you may have noticed a shift in your own energy as you have finally recognised within you that which you thought had been lost. Flow has returned, as has a sense of drive as you have tapped into your connection to Source and activated the next stage of your soul’s mission.

Higher purpose is now infusing you with a lightness of spirit and you once again feel excited about the possibilities for your life and how you may be of service to others… but there is a catch…

This is a week where your truth: that which is not only intellectually and logically in line with your purpose but also energetically, so much so that you feel awake and alive and excited to get stuck in, is likely to be subject to and the subject of the overt opinions of others.

Principle 4 is not only about connecting with your own truth, it is about understanding how the truths of others can have an influence on you and your life. This influence may be positive or negative or be completely neutral but the combination in this oracle is suggesting that whatever it is, you are required to believe in yourself and not surrender your power to louder voices or apparently stronger forces.

That level of internal knowing that is fuelling your renewed excitement and happy buzz is enough to remind you that you do not need recognition or validation and that the wellspring of inspiration that is bubbling up inside you (whether it is criticized, poo-poo’d, borrowed or stolen) is all the evidence you need to remind you that you hold the power, you always have, you always will.

This is a week to acknowledge the projections and protestations of others without needing to engage or react, simply respond with: “I’m grateful for your input,” and carry on with your mission and the sense of purpose that is obviously already yielding results in the way you feel and in the shifting circumstances around you.

You’ve found what you were looking for, only you can lose sight of it again by being distracted by those who are not really in the know and don’t need to be either, so don’t feel you need to explain, clarify or justify where you are or which way you are heading. This is yours.

Here’s to an amazing week ahead… x

Something For The Weekend – Making Healthier Choices

Previous results can often influence future decisions. It is possible to lose confidence in your own ability to choose for your highest good if you consider yourself to have been marred by past mistakes. It’s perfectly understandable that you would have pause for thought in such circumstances but overthinking can render decision making impossible. So how can you ensure you are making healthier choices?

A bit of a perspective reshuffle might be in order at this stage before we go further…

Whatever the past mistakes, experience was born of them… as was resolve and flexibility and a knack for survival, so even if the outcome you intended did not come to pass, something even more valuable was reaped from the journey you took. Taking that into account and then applying Principle 3: I AM Human (and shit happens),  you can let go of the need for controlling the outcome and instead make decisions based on their potential for adventure rather than their guarantee of a specific destination.

Start by defining your success by the experience you  harnessed from the ride, from the people you encountered and connections you made, from the ingenuity you dug from deep within to navigate the obstacles and rapids along the way, your success is so much deeper and so much broader than the outcome and besides, your small self cannot possibly get your mind around the bigger picture that Source has planned and what role your success or perceived failure plays in its orchestration.

When you make your choice, whatever it is, remember that you can make another choice a few steps down the road when evidence starts to show up of how the first one is working out. Life is constantly giving you nudges to adjust your sails so one wrong move doesn’t have to be the end of the world… (and I suspect if it was, a new world would be born from the debris).

You will always know where you are and what adjustments need to be made by:

  • Your dominant thought patterns
  • How you feel emotionally
  • Your physical health
  • Your energy levels
  • External manifestations

To make healthier choices you can take the list above and then do a quick run down of the 7 Principles to come at the choice from a different angle…

  1. Am I aware of my power in this moment?
  2. Am I fully present with what is?
  3. Am I being influenced by my perceived mistakes?
  4. What is really true for me?
  5. How free do I feel in this moment?
  6. What are my immediate and long term needs?
  7. Am I allowing and accepting of change?

All of these triggers are meant to recalibrate you back to the centre of your own sovereignty and empowerment.

Let me know how you get on.

More later… x