Well, here it is again folks: the 1st Monday of the month, May no less, which is by far my favourite month of the year simply because it’s the month I arrived here on planet Earth! As you have come to expect (if you’ve been keeping up) its challenge day…

My mind has been set to pondering a few cliches and old adages over the past couple of days, ones like “never look a gift horse in the mouth” and “fool me once: shame on you, fool me twice: shame on me.” These two sayings alone build a picture of how cynical and jaded we become as experience illicits the onset of mistrust and stops us from opening our hearts to give people second chances.

Do you believe people are capable of changing?

I know I’m not the same person I was, I spend so much time working on the different aspects of my own personal Grail that only when I slip into victim mode, (which happens occasionally still but by no means often), do I ever consider placing blame or full responsibility on another, instead I search the mirror that is the relationship to understand where both parties may have shut down their hearts and their ears, denying the basics of Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted and defending their own truth whilst attempting to manipulate the others and thus allowing only a partial glimpse of Principle 4: I AM Truth…

So your challenge and mine this time around is to take every gesture at face value, allow a second chance even where you fear a repeated pattern, allow the world or simply another human being to surprise you, allow yourself the possibility of a miracle just by understanding that what went wrong last time around may have come from the other party’s fears and insecurities, from their unreadiness to advance into what seemed like a dangerous arena. Your challenge is to welcome a potentially wounded and equally jaded and cynical, inevitably flawed-as-we-all-are soul fully into your heart space where you both may heal.

Softly softly, gently gently and maybe second, third or even fourth time lucky…

Right then, I’m ducking out from posting for a few days for my Birthday, I’ll be back with The Intuitive Chalice Oracle reading on Saturday, so…

More later… x