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The Resting Place

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?)

The Humble Seer

Grail Oracle 1 Grail Oracle Violet

I pulled this oracle combination for you this morning and then left it to one side for a while whilst I allowed it to filter into my consciousness. I wasn’t suprised by the synchronicity as I work with oracles on a daily basis but this one seemed particularly poignant for me and several others that I have worked with this week.

The Humble Seer combines the 1st Principle of The Wholly Grail: I AM God with the violet energy of the crown chakra and is the point where divine insturction meets destiny and free will seemingly gets overridden. I say seemingly because there is always a choice, but there is moment in many people’s lives when they are confronted with so much evidence of a greater plan that when they look back over the events of their lives the pattern is so apparent that everything that has occurred to them and for them has been leading up to this singular moment or mission.

Overwhelming as it may seem at this time you are being asked to suspend disbelief and step fully into your unique role here on the planet as you now understand that you make a difference… no matter how small and to how few, your contribution is so key to the bigger picture that one way or another the universe has and will continue to push you towards the inevitable conclusion… in other words: you got on this rollercoaster and there is no getting off.

When this oracle selection shows its face we often slip into a mode of questioning our self-worth: “how can I possibly be that important?” and then we shift into asking “what if I screw up?” You have been preparing for lifetimes for the task you came here to do and God doesn’t make mistakes… neither will you. Whatever the outcome of your next steps, everything is as it should be.

Confidence is key and on that note… I believe in you!

More next week… x