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The Inuitive Chalice is a free weekly oracle from The Wholly Grail by Jo Jerodene

The Refining Chamber

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You’ve been busy creating. I’m not just talking about the last few days, weeks or even months, I’m talking about years. Years of ideas and dreams, some good, some brilliant; they have carried you through highs and lows, ignited your imagination and sparked impossible journey’s that have time and time again proved that you are a Grail Knight extraordinaire… every creation a piece of the orchestra and the symphony you are writing is reaching a crescendo…

The combination I have picked for us all this week is marrying the energies of Principle 6: I AM Self-Full with the violet of the crown chakra, the chakra of divine inspiration and the most powerful of the 3rd dimensional chakras, activated by meditation and during dreamstate… Why though, is this about creation? Actually its not. Imagine for a moment that symphony I was talking about. When you started it all those years ago you were playing a different tune, banging a different drum. Every creation since has added to the music you’re hearing now and lets face it, this crescendo is in parts excruciating… so much so that you can no longer hear the beautiful song in your heart

All those Mozart’s among us will be aware that a harmonious arrangement is more about what you leave out than what you put in… but you didn’t know that when you started did you? You just kept adding to your creations whenever a good idea popped into the mix. The Refining Chamber can only be reached by paring back the layers of outdated used-to-be-me-but-I-don’t-fit-that-mould-anymore ideas, until all that can be heard is the still small voice within, the solo violin that blesses the next step of your journey.

I know you are thinking “But I worked so hard on that, it seems a shame to waste it.” Trust me, nothing has been wasted, it has all been about the very next step and the very next step has to be all about who you are now not who you were then… can you hear that whisper in all this noise? Do you know who you are?

Meditate; strip away all that isn’t necessary; listen before you speak; watch before you act; think before you create, and allow yourself to be led to your as yet unimagined destiny that will be so much more than you can currently comprehend…

Now that’s a piece of music I’d pay money to listen to.

Blessed be your journey… more next week… x

The Butterfly Maiden

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Pondering this combination today, it makes sense for me to clarify how The Intuitive Chalice Oracle works. Its primary purpose when I created it, was for use as a healing and diagnostic tool to be applied with The Wholly Grail’s concept of creating a life that leans towards inner peace and joy, but later it became apparent that it is also effective as an oracle for predicting and prescibing the current flow of energies. In the case of the former, each combination has a negative interpretation because it denotes what is needed where, and therefore lack, but as an oracle it has both positive and negative interpretations and therefore can contain up to 100 combinations…

The Butterfly Maiden is a beautiful example of the positive aspect of this combination that contains Principle 2: I AM Detached and marries it up with the vibrant yellow of the Solar Plexus. In its negative context this would be a reading all about anxiety and worry caused by the impending unknown, but it isn’t… In fact it is a joyous feeling that as a professional stress-head, is completely alien to me most of the time…

Remember back to when you very first felt the brush of young love… the anticipation of possibility as romance took over your entire being and the transformative nature of the experience as you stepped from childhood into the dangerous first glimses of adulthood? Your mind awash with fantasies and dreams as you walked through your day feeling the spell you were under and yet not understanding or caring about the potential dangers… Yes… let’s talk about the dangers.

When The Butterfly Maiden steps into your life she brings firstly the promise of that transformation just like the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis, but the butterflies she’s more interested in are the ones that are dancing around in her tummy as the universe weaves it’s fantastical spell. Caution has to be advised here, not because your fantasies are about to crash and burn, goodness me, no… I’m not that pessimistic, in fact the outlook for receiving your heart’s desire, according to the current rush of energy is amazing, no, you need to be cautious because your entire energy is ungrounded whilst you exist inside your fantasy bubble. Your romantic notions are so dreamy that you are becoming detached from the outside world and increasingly clumsy with it… Can you remember what you went in the other room for? Did you just drive home, park on the drive and then think “How did I get here?” not remembering the entire journey?

You’re happy, you’re excited, your imagination is already doing the dance of romance.. but like any butterfly: you are delicate and ungrounded…

Now get your head back in the game and focus!

May The Butterfly Maiden bring you the miracle you’ve been waiting for.

More next week… x

The Wisdom Keeper

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I was struck this morning by  a number of articles arguing over the true meaning of Easter. Tempers rising, matter of fact attitudes about this belief and that belief, whose opinion holds most weight and which tradition has a claim on its origins…

This week’s combination of Principle 4: I AM Truth and the vibrant violet of the crown chakra brings into focus a measure of truth in all things. The Wisdom Keeper as I am affectionately naming this duo, is helping to guide us towards our own truth by unravelling the need to be right  about where or when our traditions and higher perspectives come from.

Truth and fact are different things. When you begin a sentence with “You are wrong about…” you are attempting to impose your truth on another, in this context truth causes conflict, war. If however you begin that same sentence with “It is my understanding that…” then that dichotomy becomes an oportunity to share ideas and to expand consciousness and current thinking.

Truth is only perspective and The Wisdom Keeper is the eternal seeker who expands that truth every day but by the same token, is a teacher who seeks to disseminate understanding everyday. To ‘keep’ wisdom is to simplify truth and to understand truth is to simplify wisdom.

You have nothing to prove but much to teach and your inflluence will grow this week when you keep understanding in your heart and see all diversity from a higher perspective…

As for Easter… wherever the tradition began, may you be blessed by a million opportunities to be you, for you have much to offer the world.

More next week… x

The Absent Intimate

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Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

I can actually hear the clock in my office very loudly marking time as I write this piece and I have to admit that when I pulled the combination for us all this morning, I was secretly asking myself whether or not I should put the cards back in the deck and choose again… but what good would that do any of us? Instead I went off to do my healing sessions and began to contemplate each, seeing how the energy was playing out through the day.

This combination from the Intuitive Chalice Oracle blends Principle 2: I AM Detached, with the brilliant orange of the sacral chakra, the centre of intimacy and creativity and at first glance its a garing reminder of the biological clock running amuck and making no apologies for it… The truth is so much deeper than that and is the route of all impatience.

I’m one of the least patient people I know. Others tell me the opposite. Don’t get me wrong, I can wait forever if I know what it is I’m getting at the end of the waiting period but patience is about “waiting with grace” and I’m damn sure I’m going to make a song and dance about it whilst ever I feel like I’ve been promoted to “Advanced Mushoom Status” (Keep ’em in the dark and feed ’em on shit). I’m sue the angels despair of me regularly when I get into this mode but as always look on with deep compassion and endeavour to show me what this energy is really about… I remember when I was young, I was a drum majorette and we used to do something called “marking time,” most military marches involve this at some point, it’s where you march on the spot literally going nowhere…

Have you forgotten to create?

Whilst you are waiting (clock still ticking) for something to happen, someone to appear, dreams to come to fruition, or even just for your lift to arrive, you could be fully connected to your source of creative potential, your inner muse, and using the time to bring something else into being. Intimacy is the perfect joining of masculine and feminine, the divine marriage which sparks into life the birth of the perfect child (Oh God, I’m back to that biological clock), but it isnt just about man and woman and the “how long is it going to take to find that perfect partner with which to officiate that divine blending?” its about the masculine and feminine within you producing the perfect creation, whatever it might be.

Masculine creative energy needs feminine receptive energy to incubate and gestate an idea into existence, and if you are in the impatient stage, allowing yourself to become attached to the outcome and the deadline and the “what if?” and the “what’s the hold up?” then you have lost connection with the feminine aspect of self… She is The Absent Intimate.

If you have found yourself experiencing this impatience then may I suggest that you call on the very gentle energy of Quan Yin this week to help you find the feminine key to just being.

And if you’re waiting for something specific that you have no apparent control over, why not focus on creating something else in the meantime?

More next week… x

The Willing Recipient

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I’ve been chomping at the bit today to explore this combination from The Intuitive Chalice Oracle for all of us, me included, because when I pulled the cards first thing this morning to contemplate, I had such a rush of excited enthusiasm about the way the energy is flowing.

Blending the first Principle: I AM God with the bright yellow energy of the Solar Plexus, The Willing Recipient is heralding a boon of unprecedented proportions arriving either energetically or tangibly from a benevolent Source. This gift is the universe’s way of compensating you for the work you’ve done thus far in arriving safely at your present location, experience safely translated into personal wisdom and packed into your toolkit for future use on the path.

We have come through a rough passage of late, many have been walking around dazed and confused since the new moon wondering why they feel the way they do… Somewhat baffled in fact by a sense of overwhelm detracted by a field of grace… Like you are wandering around thinking, “I should be depressed. To the outside world I might look and even sound depressed… but the absolute truth is I don’t feel depressed… but I dont know why I don’t!” Ridiculous as that sounds, being sensitive to energy flow, standing on a threshold of what’s done and what’s to be offered, knowing that now is the point when everything changes but not what changes are required…

I was privileged to work with one of my healing clients this afternoon (always a pleasure… you know who you are), and I described this sense of transition as being like the old Wheel of Fortune game show whereby you are the needle on the dial and the universe has just spun you around, you’re not in control of where that needle is going to land and there is nothing you can do until it stops spinning so you might as well let go and let God until such time as you come to a full stop and a real life opportunity to choose is placed in front of you…

Now this is the fun part (or not) because you have no idea what the choice is going to be and what area of your life it’s going to affect and if indeed it is a ‘gift’ then why is a choice involved at all? Well, because the universe is all about balance and that’s why you have been making space for this gift to arrive but, and it its a big but, you are going to have to make one final sacrifice in order to receive the bounty… I wish I could tell you what it is… I’m psychic but I’m not that good! Imagine if you will, a new baby, what a blessing? You will have to grow up, give up your freedom, take on the responsibility… see what I mean about a gift that brings with it sacrifice?

So why The Willing Recipient? Principle 1 is the quest for self-worth. An angel is going to turn up at your door this week (not literally, at least I don’t think so), and say “Special delivery for the resident Grail Knight” and you now have a choice, you can say “Oh yes that’s for me, Ive been expecting something wonderful, where do I sign?” or you can say “I’m not sure who it’s for… no Grail Knight’s here just surfs and waifs and the great unwashed” and though the angel knows damn well it’s a gift just for you, he’ll wing it back to the cosmic depot and report in to the Big Fella saying “Not ready to receive, delivery declined, the package was too much, too big, too…

Being worthy isn’t about hubris, its about the quiet acceptance that you are the Divine in human form and that He doesn’t make mistakes… When your angel shows up with a gift this week, no matter how big or small, simply say “Thank you, I’m not sure if I’m ready… but I AM Willing.” The needle will stop spinning and you can make your choices.

May your week ahead be filled with a thousand blessings… all of which you are worthy of.

More next week… x

The Empty Space

Grail Oracle 6Grail Oracle Green

The Intuitive Chalice Oracle was designed to help the querent to understand the flow of energy instructing their own personal Grail and thus informing their life from day to day, cycle to cycle. I have found it to be a very effective tool in deciding where to focus healing energy and change within my own life and, since sharing weekly readings with you, I’ve noticed how it mirrors the universal currents affecting many of us who are sensitive to the changes occuring at a much deeper level.

Today’s combination of Principle 6: I AM Self-Full and the emerald green of the heart chakra, is creating The Empty Space. As with all Grail readings this empty space can have both positive and negative connotations to the way we feel about our lives.

Imagine if you will the wide open spaces of nature and how we can feel either relieved by the removal of boundaries and the space to breathe or we can feel very alone.

If you read my Free Grail Insight yesterday (Catch a Glimmer), you will understand that I was expressing gratitude for my mum, especially as its Mother’s day in the UK tomorrow. Im very aware though at this time that many of you, a very dear friend of mine included, dont have the luxury of having mum here. My gorgeous friend Val lost her mum just a few short weeks ago and is going through this Mother’s Day for the first time, feeling a distinct loss of connection…

But The Empty Space is not just about mum’s, its about separation and the loneliness that we sometimes feel overcome with when the very person that we feel the need to be near is no longer available to us either through death, emotional or geographical separation. I feel the angst of those who are longing for that connection and my heart goes out to each and every one of you who is experiencing loss or loneliness, not just now, but always.

The healing message within this card though comes from the Self-Full aspect, directing you to find peace within this situation as you remember that life doesn’t leave gaps for no reason and that The Empty Space is waiting to be filled… Filled with joy, love, abundance and most of all filled with you… You see the only thing that you are actually separated from is yourself. As everything in the universe is intimately connected, separation in the energetic sense is actually impossible and the feelings, sensations, emotions and experiences that you felt when with the person who is now missing from your life for whatever reason, are still inherent within you.

Place your attention fully on what, not who is missing and then go and find that thing for yourself… don’t be tempted to search for it from another person, Self-Full means “I AM Whole, I AM Healed and I AM Grateful” and when you fill that sacred chalice with the light of your own soul you become irresistable to the next phase and influx of love energy… That’s why this is called The ‘WHOLLY’ Grail. Separation is a choice.

More next week… x

The Emissary

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Once again the royal blue of the throat chakra is prominant in this combination as it joins forces with the first Principle of The Wholly Grail: I AM God. The Emissary is the remover of obstacles as the walls that previously stood in the way of open inter-relating have been smashed down by mutual respect and candor.

When you know your worth, not monetary but something much more fundamental than that: your divine essence, you suddenly recognise that within every living thing too, leaving room for each individual to become all that they can be and actively participating in the healing of previous blocks.

Have you ever been in that situation where you’ve thought to yourself “I might as well stop talking because nobody’s listening”? Do you remember the days when the phrase “Talk to the hand…” was really popular? These are prime examples of a lack of respect, firstly for yourself and secondly for whomever you are communicating with (or not)… The Emissary has wiped away the emnity and opened channels of communication symbolising not only a healing of past hurt but also the opportunity to express real truth; meaningful, compassionate, heartfelt truth, and in doing so heralding a creative partnership where once stood only fearful apprehension.

This is the beginning of the peace talks… grab the energy and ride it to its conclusion (and make sure its conclusion is built on love).

More next week… x

 

The Keymaster

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It seems that these two energies are in hot demand at the moment, one being Grail Principle 3: I AM Human and the other being the royal blue of the throat chakra. This combination is known as The Keymaster, as it’s name suggests, it holds the key to letting you out of your own personal prison.

This week I have been working with quite a few people and have noticed a common thread that comes to the fore with this oracle pick and in this case its the subject of abuse. Now being the day before Valentine’s Day we don’t want to think about relationships in those terms but I’m just interpreting the oracle as it relates to the general wave of universal vibration…

Principle 3, as we have already seen in a previous oracle combo (The Perpetual Punishment,) is all about forgiveness, but when it comes to abuse can we truly forgive? That’s what I’ve been exploring with clients and students this week and also what I’ve been exploring for myself. Whether it be historical or current, emotional or physical, abuse is usually a silent energy-drain that even when it has stopped, keeps you firmly fixed in a victim mentality. You keep telling the story of how this person did this to you and how awful it was, and each time you recall to a brand new audience the pain resurfaces and the abuse is fresh and new. We somehow spend our time waiting for that other person to admit that they were responsible for how we feel, not necessarily to apologise but to acknowledge the role they played in our downfall or perception of it at least… and then there are the willing cheerleaders who you need on your side creating a profile of the “monster” who did this terrible thing to you.

The Keymaster is Divine Expression, and this oracle pick isn’t about abuse its about freedom. You’ve told that story, you’ve painted that picture, you’ve shown the world the bruises (and poked them when they’ve faded just in case the world doesn’t believe you any more), but the story isn’t the story of some other person with a whole load of power over you, the story is your story and how you gave and are still giving that power away. Tell it differently. Instead of telling the set of cheerleaders how awful what’s-his-face was as a partner tell them how amazing youre doing since you let go of the anger, the hurt, the pain. Tell them how you have used the whole sorry incident as a catalyst to expose where you were once co-dependent and as a result you are now looking forward to sharing a mutually encouraging, loving relationship.

The door that The Keymaster opens isn’t just letting you out of the trap you’ve created, it is showing you how to unlock the door the opportunities that you never thought possible… Tell a new story.

I’m ready and waiting to be your cheerleader (but I won’t be shaking my pompoms for anything less than a winner).

Happy Valentine’s weekend. May it bring you everything that’s in your new story… and eventually it will.

More next week… x

The Herald of Opportunity

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This week Intuitive Chalice Oracle combination has offered up a second helping of the royal blue energy of the throat chakra and combined it with the 4th Principle of The Wholly Grail: I AM Truth. This duo are bringing with them the blessings of success and so are called The Herald of Opportunity.

You have, for too long, hidden your light under a bushell in fear that the world may judge you or disregard your ideas and opinions as pure nonsense, in fact you have found yourself twisting your words and moulding your work to please and appease others, compromising your integrity in the process… but no longer.

The Herald of Opportunity shows up when you have been brave enough to stand up and be counted; to put your neck on the line and say: “this is what I want and this is how I want it to be”and it has paid off big time. there may have been a short silence whilst the world adjusted to your new way of communicating and within that silence you might have found yourself cringing on the inside, wondering “did I ask too much?” “Did I come on too strong?” but the pause was simply time for reflection and a moment for the universal flow to catch up with your vibrational shift… The response? “Ok then.” The door simply swung open without fuss, argument or fanfare.

Use this energy to step through the open doors that are unlocking in response to your new found confidence in your authentic voice and understand that once you step through a doorway, what remains on the otherside is no longer matching your vibration. To stay in your truth you must let go of the little self and soar.

More next week… x

 

The Perpetual Punishment

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Last week I began to post a free oracle reading from The Wholly Grail’s own oracle known as The Intuitive Chalice which takes one of the Principles of the Grail and combines it with the energy of a chakra to give you a glimpse into the overriding theme of the week. Ive been using the oracle since I created it in 2013 and it does prove insightful… especially this morning when I found myself laughing out loud as I pulled this particular combination which I like to call “The Perpetual Punishment.” I was only laughing of course because it is a perfect reflection of my actions over the last 24 hours or so, not that the actions are funny but the synchronicity is and if we dont laugh at ourselves then what’s the point?

The Perpetual Punishment describes the action of continuously revisiting, reliving, visualising, giving energy to, and compounding an event or action whereby something bad happened. I AM Human: the 3rd Principle of Grail requires acceptance and forgiveness of an act or failure to live up to expectations. When this act is constantly replayed, movie-like in the mind or brow chakra it gives rise to a continuation of both suffering after the initial incident and also the fuel to punish the perpetrator. It causes pain to all involved. There are three ways to deal with this combination: the first is to bring the event and the intentions/motives into the light fully in order that it may be understood and completely healed; the second is to forgive the action and move on and the third is retalliation. As you can imagine option three brings more pain and potential for an accident, mishap or misunderstanding to escalate into a full scale war, the second option, the easiest, is to let go of the anger but it usually involves a certain level of mistrust that means separation is required in order to maintain a feeling of personal safety which means that the first option is the one that, though it requires the most patience, tolerance, kindness and an ability to truly see where your own actions played a part in the original wounding, will eventually lead to a complete recovery from whatever attack or seeming disaster first occured…

Should you find yourself this week attacking someone you care about because of something they did, said, didn’t do, didn’t say, if you find yourself using any excuse to hurt them, even when they are attempting to be loving and kind then the chances are you are caught up in the energy of the Perpetual Punshiment. Remember that this energy punishes everyone… including you… Time for a heart to heart so you can understand what really happened so that you can change the ending of the movie playing in your head and lay it to rest for good…

More next weekend… x