August’s Oracle – The Confidence to Grow, describes this combination from the Intuitive Chalice Oracle, which coincides with the launch of my new book, “Self-Full Living Workbook.” Strange then that it speaks to the confidence needed to be real in the face of potential praise or indeed criticism, the opposite ends of the spectrum when allowing yourself to be seen.
Principle 2: I AM Detached, keeps us fully present with what is. This is especially true for the tendency to project your expectations into the future or haul your experiences from the past, but there is also a lateral tendency the interlocks with Principle 4: I AM truth. This brings our focus back from attaching to other peoples potential reactions.
Detachment is the art of letting go of what you cannot control, with grace and with humility. Combine that with the vivid yellow of the Solar Plexus, aka the seat of personal power, you are led to the confidence to grow into whatever life’s next adventure might be.
Time moves in a linear fashion for us humans, and that straight line means that whatever you just did is already in the past. Now is a good time to honour your acheivement, of having completed it, learned from it, had fun with it, grown as a result of it… and then let it go to establish a life of it’s own, one where your happiness, confidence and wellbeing are neither dependent on it nor defined by it.
Let your next step be the one that inspires you and fills you with joy and excitement. Let your last step be the learning you needed to keep growing beyond what has been possible so far. There is no limit to your potential other than the limit you place on yourself… make sure you do not let your lateral and temporal vision distract you from the purpose of your endeavors, or your potential to be a guiding light for others who may well be following along your path.
In this, my return to The Intuitive Chalice Oracle after a few of months hiatus, we see the first Principle: I AM God, come to the fore and partner with the intense violet energy of the crown chakra.
This highly spiritual combination might have you believing that everything is beyond your control and in the hands of the invisible realms of spirit, when in fact, it is reassurance that your Soul-Self, your higher wisdom has got you covered and is constantly guiding you towards taking greater steps forward, knowing full well that you have the power and capability of becoming the person you are only as-of-yet dreaming of becoming.
Life may have, up until this point, dealt you a few challenges that you have perceived as blows and as a result you may have lost faith in yourself and in your ability to make good choices, but with this combination to hold you up, you can rest assured that you are being guided and that part of you which is divine is switched on and ready to receive commands about your choices. Notice I said receive? Though it can guide you, only your physical, conscious self can choose to take action on that guidance, hence you must command the ship during this incarnation of your soul.
This is a time to align your ego with your higher will to start taking action towards the Soul’s mission.
You may be asking what that mission is and wondering what it is all about, but if you take a look at your surroundings, the circumstances of your life… for example your health, your home, you career, family, finances and your personal relationships, your level of well-being will ccome into incredibly sharp focus. That is your mission… to heal what is out of alignment in your own life and to aid others on the path beside you to heal theirs too.
If you are experiencing the unnerving feeling of “Who am I to help anyone else?” recognise that this is the ego’s voice and you have stepped so far away from your higher self that you are losing your way. Have faith in yourself above everything else because you didnt arrive here by accident. You were placed in the exact right circumstances at the exact time, with the exact set of tools to transform your world from suffering to healing through higher perspective. There is nothing you cannot acheive if you are brave enough to trust your own soul.
All that being said, the place to start your journey is through deep reflection and meditation. Make sure, after observing the outer circumstances, that you listen carefully to your higher guidance to truly discern what your soul advises, rather than the knee-jerk reactions of your lower, fearful ego self.
For more help on how to hear your Soul’s Voice before taking action – go here.
The most powerful card in the Intuitive Chalice Oracle was only too happy to show itself at this time, first to remind us how far we’ve come, and then how far we still have to go. Is it the end of the world or the beginning, I wonder?
Having just finished a meditation to consult with Big G in whatever form He decided to take on for me, it has become very obvious to me that I need to take a break from the blog, possibly even from my spiritual work and teaching (at least my online presence) for a while. The reasons are numerous and you may have noticed my posts becoming more and more sparse of late. Having just spent 4 months of visiting my mum in hospital as she almost died from pneumonia and a whole raft of other complications, thankfully she is home now and well on the road to recovery, albeit slowly, and about to celebrate her 82nd birthday on Monday. Throughout this time I have struggled with my own health, stresses and low energy but continued to support, heal, uplift and empower others through their life transitions and upheavals. It’s time though for me to focus on my own needs and let go of the resistance I have to the change that has been trying to come through me for a while.
The Sacred Chalice is a full stop on the journey. It has the essence of great joy and of great sadness. It can signal a miracle, celebration, surrender or complete loss of faith. It heralds a loss of health or a complete healing and whilst one half the world will be reaping the rewards of this powerful omen, the other half will be paying for it, just as when the tide comes in on your beach, elsewhere on the planet the tide is going out.
This week’s oracle has about it the energy of great sadness and also of great relief. You may find that you are met with a very significant wake up call to the onset of yet another cycle to which you have, so far, been asleep… but you won’t sleep through another one. The familiar is not your friend this time and you cannot keep doing it the same way. It will continue to rob you of your life force if you let it.
Love exists here. That is the most important theme this week. Let everything go except for the love. The love you have for YOU.
Every Principle within The Wholly Grail is designed to help you set your Sacred Chalice back upright and refill it with the most precious resources the universe is channelling towards you:
…wants you to know that everything about you is pure Source energy in manifest form and to know that is to respect yourself and hold yourself in the highest esteem and reverence, and yet to wander through life humbly, knowing that every being you meet is of the same Godforce and deserves the same love.
…wants you to know that right now is the only moment in which you have any power. Who you used to be and who you envisage yourself becoming are mere shadows in your mind, each robbing you of your experience second by second. If it’s important -do it now, take action. If it’s not – let it go. If the moment has passed, mourn it by all means, but don’t dwell there. If it hasn’t arrived, don’t waste your life on waiting.
…wants you to know that forgiveness sets you free and allows healing to begin. Perfection doesn’t exist in third dimensional reality, so striving for it is a fools game. Do your best, always, but failure isn’t just an option, it’s a requirement on the path back to enlightenment. Remember this in others and be quick to apologise… and quicker to forgive.
…wants you to know that your truth is not the only truth, but it’s the only one that matters in your personal journey. You need no approval and no consent to hold an opinion or belief regardless of how different it maybe from the mainstream, nor do you need permission to express yourself. Nobody will ever express your truth the way you do and nobody will ever have the perspective that you do. Your level of learning is in constant flux and you may reserve the right to evolve and change your mind… so does everyone else.
…wants you to know that the things that once seemed so important and held so much significance to you, begin to form structures and boundaries around you. Some healthy, some not so much. These structures can become your prisons and the things you believe you have ownership of, actually have ownership over you. Breaking free requires letting them go… with love and gratitude. The Grail requires a constant flow of fresh energy to remain a crystal clear vessel for spirit. Make room.
…wants you to know that when the vessel is overturned and emptied, you must begin with you in the process of healing. Make your health, happiness and well-being a priority every day. Take care of you first, then those closest to you before you serve the greater whole once the Chalice overflows once more. Do not wait for someone else to provide for your needs. You are uniquely qualified to tend to your requirements. Self-love is not an indulgence, it is a spiritual directive that you must fulfil.
…wants you to know that the universe loves you unconditionally and is constantly sending you all the energy, resources and love that you need, but you have to be open to receiving it in the form that the universe shares it rather than in the way you dictate. Open your heart to the bounty that has been laid out before you and allow beauty in all its forms to be gifted to you right now. You cannot give with receiving in return, you cannot receive with offering the opportunity. Let life flow by getting it of its way. Open the channel up to the wide beam of unending love instead of the narrow focus you’ve set your sights on.
As you walk through the week ahead, do so consciously, and know that whether it looks good or bad on the surface, whether it is the end of your world as you know it, or just the beginning, if you are celebrating, surrendering, losing faith or witnessing a miracle… you are right where you are meant to be. You are so much more powerful than you think. And who you are becoming is grateful for your sacrifice.
Whether I will return with more Grail Teachings in the future, or leave it to those who already have it covered remains to be seen… for now at least, I wish you so much love.
Last week’s oracle never made it to being published on the site. The cards were selected, the subject matter considered at length… and then life got in the way. What I can tell you is that the royal blue throat chakra that appears in this week’s combination was the focus of last week’s cards too. Obviously it has something important you need to hear… and that’s kind of the point: you have to keep listening.
The appearance of the throat chakra in The Sacred Chalice Oracle represents self-expression, communication in all its forms and the ability to transmit truth between beings. Whether that communication is written, spoken, gestured or symbolized is irrelevant and the quality of the message being shared is the blessing that requires attention.
When we pair this powerful energy centre with Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, there is an emphasis on the free-flowing nature of unobstructed heart-centred communication and in particular your ability to receive it in the context with which it was intended.
We put limitations on what we are willing to hear, how we are willing to hear it and how we interpret the essence of the message, always based our level of understanding (which falls under the remit of another Grail Principle but they often work in unison with each other hence the beauty and complexity of The Wholly Grail). It is our ability to fully receive what is being offered to us as a gift to aid our own growth and understanding that forms the basis of the incoming energy this week. Can you listen without prejudice to the heart of another?
Principle 7 asks us to give and receive in equal measure so it’s worth noting that if you want to be heard, you first must listen. Listening to what another is trying to communicate, often in the only way they know how, or the only way they feel they can at present is a gift you can offer them and yourself… you do not have to react, respond or take any of what is expressed personally, (the essence of last week’s missing oracle combination in fact), instead seek only to understand and allow for connection to grow.
It is my belief that trust is built on open two-way communication so you have to keep listening. Use this week to reassure loved one’s that you still are, no matter how hard the message that’s trying to get through.
This week’s combination brings us a double whammy, when the truth of who you are is expressed barefaced and brazen with no holds barred and no inhibitions about the judgments you may be subjected to in return.
The sheer personal power present in this combination propels you towards a “Fuck it! This is me!” move towards liberation.
Principle 4: I AM Truth, asks where in your life you are restricted or controlled by the opinions of others that do not actually resonate with your own beliefs. It asks you to stop and consider what ideas, patterns and behaviours you have unconsciously adopted about your world, your place in it and how you should think, speak and behave in order to conform to the socially accepted standard of what’s deemed normal.
When we dress that energy up in the royal blue of the throat chakra, you cannot help but speak out against this type of personal oppression that you have inadvertently fallen prey to.
You may find that for a long time now you have asking yourself what is true for you and what is, at the core of your being, the genuine article… when the energy of this duo comes up its a sign that you are beginning to assimilate the answers and no longer willing to contribute to the illusion by pretending.
This week then, be prepared to speak your truth no matter how raw, how unpopular, no matter who it offends and whose reality is shaken by your bravery. Remember though, this is not about your opinions about others. This is not an opportunity to demean or belittle those in your orbit, it is a declaration of personal truth, about you, your expectations your ideas, desires, and non-negotiable principles, your boundaries and your intentions… it is a self-expressed rebranding of who you appear to be, bringing appearances into alignment with both your light and your shadow.
Yes, some people will freak out. Yes, some people will fall away. Yes, some people will attempt to put you back in your box… No, it doesn’t have to dictate your next move. Barefaced and brazen simply means without a mask and uninhibited.
The energy from this week’s Intuitive Chalice Oracle feels both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. It is highlighting a higher calling beckoning you onward towards something sacred, a divine mission if you like, but the uncertainty and doubt may creep in as to your worthiness when you realise you are the chosen one.
Principle 1: I AM God, maybe leaving a bad taste in your mouth this week if you have been shying away from any form of social exposure. You may experience the resurgence of those emotions that had you feeling picked on when a teacher “volunteered” you at school to come up to the board as a form of punishment because you weren’t listening or paying attention… but this is not school and nor is this a call from your ego-crushing lecturer. No, this is your life, the call is coming from your soul and from the benevolent Source of all things to rise up to a challenge that only It knows you are capable of. It knows you are the chosen ambassador for this task in this lifetime.
The violet crown chakra is the wisdom and higher calling you are being called towards at this time, so be prepared for spiritual downloads, incoming divine inspiration and even instructions on which path to take next in order to deliver you to your highest destiny.
The way is clear for you to commence an important role now even if you feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the undertaking, synchronicities are aligning to show you the way.
In the week ahead you will be met by many seeming coincidences that could be seen to conspire to push you in a certain direction, answers and solutions showing up, holes in your schedule making space and opportunities arriving… but all will be met by your suspicion if you cannot reconcile the part of you that feels unworthy.
Take time to meditate on the fact that Big G doesn’t make mistakes, if He sees something in you that fits the bill for this mission then its because He put it there, then trust that He will line up the elements needed to bring whatever that is to surface so that you and everybody else can see it too.
Accept that you are the chosen one… now get up there and show that old teacher what you’re made of!
With this week’s intense Super Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo smashing its energy into us and Venus making eyes at Jupiter the Great Benevolent, I’m hardly surprised this combination is indicating that our inner-selves are demanding “love me right now!”
Principle 2: I AM Detached, awakens a part of us that is racing forwards to a time “when.” When I’m rich enough, thin enough, fit enough, when I have time enough, when I know enough… or worse still when I get back to how things used to be. It awakens you to the perfection of the moment however imperfect it might be. Now is all that exists for your soul and now is the time to embrace all the wonderful lessons and gifts that the emerald green heart chakra has to offer.
Love is the most important gift you can offer yourself this week, (well any week actually), it requires acceptance, forgiveness, tolerance and a true understanding of self-worth but more importantly it requires you to let go and stop withholding.
This week’s combination suggests this is a time where your propensity towards self-denial must be overcome regardless of all the made up excuses that override “why not now?” and “why not you?” The optimum time has arrived to give yourself all the things your soul has been crying out for, but most of all love.
Loving yourself and indeed allowing others to love you as you want to be loved is simply a matter of removing the obstacles you have put in place to protect you from your own fears, in this case around your readiness and the timing of the incoming energy.
“Love me right now” is the innocent cry of your inner child who doesn’t understand the constraints your other subconscious archetypes have placed around your ability to nurture yourself and be nurtured by others to the fullest potential in this and every moment.
Expect big questions and surprise situations this week where you may be faced with opportunities that require you to leap towards what your soul truly wants, but be wary of your conditioned response of saying no to life because you don’t believe you are ready for it or the timing seems a little off… The Universe doesn’t make mistakes with timing…. if your heart wants to say yes to love in all its forms then recognise that self-love means not allowing your head to overrule your feelings just because your calendar seems a bit full.
I physically felt the energy of this week’s combination way before I selected the cards. It is the combination of the “wide open channel.” I knew this was the green light and Spirit’s message was simply “Let’s get started.”
Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, allows for the unrestricted two way flow of energy, essentially giving and receiving in equal measure and the balance of input with output.
The vivid violet crown chakra is highlighting that the input being referred to is inspiration and insight from the collective consciousness or higher realms, denoting that there is a potential for pure, clear channelling of wisdom, grace and healing this week.
When we are able to successfully balance the energy in the crown without need to shape or restrict what comes through, using our creativity to instead find a way to give it back to the world, that’s we become an effective Instrument of The Divine.
If you have been aware for some time that you have a mission and a divine life purpose, this week you may find that you are finding new ways to implement it, to take the abundance of inspiration that is flooding in and transform it into a unique form that makes it accessible to the world so that it in turn might inspire others.
You might find yourself fashioning the first chapter of that book you’ve always wanted to write, putting brush to canvas, composing a masterpiece of modern music or starting a new business… the possibilities are endless but one thing is for sure: almost immediately the inspiration is received you will be moved to act.
Allow it to filter through you in it’s purest form, don’t tamper with it to fit the mainstream or the critics… Source doesn’t want another version of the “been there, done that.” Only you can download the message the way it was intended… when the message comes through someone else, it’s inflections will be different as will the tone, texture and interpretation.
The Intuitive Chalice Oracle’s message to you this week is: The mission has been assigned, now let’s get started.
As an oracle, it is the purpose of The Intuitive Chalice to map the flow of energy for the coming period, in this case the week ahead. It’s purpose is not to divine outcomes but rather to pre-empt potential opportunities to use the Wholly Grail’s Principles in order to elicit a more peaceful, powerful you. This week’s combination is suggesting that you rewrite the rulebook to create more freedom in your life.
Peace is a long-term objective here and unfortunately will likely be preceded by much upheaval before the new way of being is assimilated and fully normalised.
Principle 5: I AM Liberated, takes the idea of ownership and highlights where the things you own begin to own you but also that the structures and guidelines that you either set or bought into have become too restrictive and in some form have morphed into your own personal prison.
When we add the royal blue throat chakra into the mix there are questions surrounding how we communicate and what truth we are attempting to share.
The week ahead seems to be a time when you are realising that what was once true for you is now an uncomfortable shadow of who you used to be and that living by the same rules and retelling your old story is no longer authentic to who you have become.
Setting yourself free, essentially liberating yourself from the confines of the old box, is going to require you to start telling a new story… one which you may not know all the details of yet but what you do know is that you aren’t that same person anymore and accepting the same level of engagement from those around you won’t wash anymore.
There will be losses and that has to be okay if you want to be all you can be. Growth means shedding the old skin and that’s not always a pretty process.
Rewriting the rulebook could include anything from rebranding your business to starting a new one altogether that is more in line with your newly evolving soul position. It might mean asking for a raise at work, demanding more from a relationship, saying no to the demands of others, etc. One thing is for sure: how you express yourself at this time is key establishing the new framework by which you intend to reference your position within your own life. Reinvention means nothing if the outer expression is the same.
You tell the story of who you are and of who you are becoming… if you want others to adhere to the new rules, you need to know what they are (and enforce them).
Rewrite the rulebook from a place of compassion, but for yourself foremost.
There’s a reason they are called heartstrings. Anything that has a hold over us emotionally could be said to be holding one of these etheric threads and as such has more than just a little control over your freedom to choose, change, or explore new experiences.
Attachments, whether material, emotional or intellectual, like the ideas that you have over time invested in so heavily that they have become fixed beliefs, are not so easy to escape when you begin to notice their restrictive nature.
Imagine a hot air balloon tugging against it’s tethers, ready to soar high above the landscape to seek out new vistas, new adventures, new lands and new loves but the strings have been put there to stop it from being lost to those who would hitch a ride in it’s basket, and so it is bouncing around trying hard to escape… not contrived in it’s effort, it is merely the nature of hot air to rise…
This week’s combination of Principle 5: I AM Liberated, along with the emerald green of the heart chakra is highlighting the struggle that comes just before the string breaks.
As you begin to awaken to the restrictions your heart feels in your current set of circumstances, you naturally start to move away from what feels uncomfortable. You leave behind people, social groups, places, environments, jobs, behaviours and habits etc, and the absence goes unnoticed or at the very least excused at first, like its an anomaly that you are missing or not partaking, but the gap grows and the string stretches and the more taught it becomes the more resistance you feel… it’s akin to emotional blackmail.
You do it to yourself first and foremost. “I ought…” ” I should…” “I owe it to…” are just some of the sabotaging statements we use just before the string breaks. And those are the moments when, if you refuse to listen to the inner critic (or the mirror manipulation if it’s coming from an external source), when if you are just brave enough to listen to the heart’s yearning to break free, or the balloon’s need to fly, you will release those tethers and rise higher than you have ever risen before.
Those others, they don’t need to hitch a ride, they just need to remember they can fly too. You can show them how by your example.
So basically put, this is a week where you need to listen to your heart’s desire without allowing the tug of the heartstrings to keep you tethered to the old way of being. New heights are waiting to be reached.
Watch for The Sacred Chalice Oracle returning in 2019… until then,