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7 Signs You’re Taking Your Power Back

You might not have noticed the subtle shifts over a long period of time that your boundaries were systematically being eroded away. It’s only when you hit that point where you find yourself saying: “Wait a minute, how the hell did I get here?” that you actually stop and consciously begin to take back control of your life. Here are the 7 signs you’re taking your power back.

1. Who do you think you are?

The first sign is that you notice the liberties others are taking by overriding your choices, decisions and your free will. That wake up call has you asking (usually in your head at first): “Who do you think you are?” This is when you begin to remember who you are and that your personal sovereignty, or your ability to literally “lead” your own life, have been superceded by someone who wrongly assumes they have authority over you. You might start seeing partners, friends, sibling and co-workers in a whole new light when this realisation kicks in. I had a friend many years ago who thought she had the right to tell me what I could and could not afford to buy… very publicly! Later she began to tell me who I could and could not be friends with… needless to say she is no longer a friend and has been relegated to my “Who do you think you are?” pile.

2. The ancient history trap!

Loyalty is a very noble trait, but what happens when that loyalty, shared history and the guilt associated with letting go, grab a hold of your ability to expand and grow into a new empowered version of you? Well, the second of those 7 signs you’re taking your power back is that you are no longer being emotionally blackmailed by the people who are holding you hostage by your past shared experience. Blame, shame, guilt and other associated negative emotions, are a sign that someone is bound by a scenario that should have been left in the vaults of history. It doesn’t mean we cannot hold fond memories or learn from that history but we certainly cannot live there. When you can lovingly say to someone: “Meet me here where I am, or let me go.” You are growing and your power is flowing. You don’t have to stop caring or loving them, you just can’t stop your own journey because someone else wants to stay rooted in what was.

3. Everybody hurts!

Wow! (I have that song going around in my head now). Here’s the thing, ultimate power flows back to you the moment you realise that everybody is either hurting or hurting somebody else. That is a part of the human condition… the more we feel pain the more potential for us to inflict it on others. It doesn’t make it right, no, it just makes it less personal. When you take pain personally, you give your power to the pain or to the person inflicting it, instead of keeping your own power for yourself. When you begin to see it as a universal condition, you get to transcend it and return to inner peace. Suffering is a choice. This realisation allows you to turn the other cheek, act from a place of forgiveness and it also stops you from perptuating that same low energy in revenge, or in another direction. Your lack of response is within your power. Your forgiveness is the ultimate power that ends the cycle.

4. The vulnerable and the brave!

Authenticity is an all or nothing kind of deal. If you are willing to go all in and be your whole self in a raw and vulnerable way, you are setting yourself up to retrieve all the wasted energy you have been redirecting towards hiding your dirty little secrets! You know, like that junk drawer that has all your crap hidden in it whilst the rest of you kitchen looks like a Pintrest shot… life is like that too. And I mean everyone’s life. I once had a conversation with a friend of mine who was about to have a movie made about him. I remember him saying to me “I’m going to have to be whiter than white now…” (perhaps not the most PC wording but if that offends you then you’re not reading the right post and you haven’t met me yet). My response to him was this: “No you don’t, you just have to be honest about your shortcomings.” It made him stop in his tracks. I could hear the cogs turning in his mind and the relief starting to kick in. Who you are, what you think… that’s yours. Nobody else’s opinion counts, but if you hide it to appear to be something else, then your power is going to get sapped protecting you from being found out as an imposter. You take back your power when you say, “This is me. This is who I am. This is all there is… but I’m growing every single day so watch this space.” Now that’s brave.

5. Simplified and streamlined

Nothing says, “I’m taking my power back,” faster than the declutter! This is the systematic simplification of all areas of life and the need to streamline your time, energy, space and material resources. Let’s face it, life has become overcomplicated enough in our constant strive for more more more. We work harder and longer to afford bigger and better and we quickly lose track of what provides real value in our lives. You are taking your power back the moment you recognise where the energetic drains exist in your reality and begin to exorcise the surplus to rquirements stuff, plugging the leaks. These can be commitments, relationships, physical clutter, chores, etc. It can be scaling back on your outgoings and becoming a conscious comsumer… just a couple of months ago, I went through all my email subscriptions and saved myself a mountain of time and energy sifting through the inbox each day. I did the same with my bank account and saved a shit-load of money I didn’t know I was wasting. When you start streamlining, you start telling the universe that you know the value of your resources and you have the power to redirect them towards your highest good. Now you’re taking charge!

6. The castle caretaker

We only get one life. There’s a theory that each of us has a predetermined number of heartbeats before we move onto the next one… but none of us know how many that is. On the other hand, you could also argue that the better we take care of ourselves, the longer we get to enjoy it. One thing is for sure, the more you understand and provide for the needs of your own physical vessel, your “castle” you might say, the more efficiently it’s energy flow and regeneration will be. All too often in these days of modern medicine, do we ignore the needs of our bodies or abdicate responsibility for our own wellbeing, in favour of handing our care over to others to fix it when it goes wrong. As the castle caretaker, its your job to ensure regular maintenance and restoration of the place you call home: your body, mind and spirit. Sure there will be times when the caretaker has to call the plumber or the electrician when something goes wrong, but because she’s is in control of the day to day care (and she does an exemplary job of it), professional intervention is more of a simple collaboration than major surgery. Self-care and how seriously we take it on a daily basis, can be the difference between taking back your power or having it taken out of your hands completely. Yes its hard work for the caretaker to stay on top of the job, but the reward is a lifetime living in a beautiful castle. Your health gives you freedom, freedom is the power over your own life.

7. Investing in what invests in you

The last of those 7 signs you’re taking your power back is that you have withdrawn your energy and attention from everything and everyone that doesn’t contribute to your wellbeing. This is not a transactionary motive, you see value in all its forms, it is more of a conscious balancing of the unconditional giving and receiving that you allow to flow in your life. In the past, as your boundaries began to deteriorate, almost imperceptibly at first, you will have no doubt begun to give far more than you received. This, resulting in an energetic depletion across the board. Relationships in particular will have begun to show this imbalance glaringly as time went on. You were the one making the sacrifices and compromises, carrying the burden of responsibility and probably the bags! The”Who do you think you are?” energy in the first sign will be obvious… but now you are also so much more aware of who does nurture your needs and meet you with a balanced investment, giving to you in equal measure to what you are giving to them. Your connections and support systems no longer require you to provide more and more, instead they become mutally beneficial and everyone contribute to the wellbeing of the whole.

Recognising the 7 signs you’re taking your power back

You may not be all the way there yet. There will be times when you think you have cracked it and then you recognise a boundary or two being overstepped. It’s a fine balancing act, one that takes practice and dedication. Once you do understand the 7 signs though, which if you have been following for a while, you will also recognise as the 7 Principles of The Grail, you will have also equipped yourself with the tools to personal freedom, inner peace… and to creating better relationships.

Which sign is shouting at you today?

Leave me a comment if you recognise any of the signs in your own life at the moment. Maybe you need a little help to claim that power back for yourself? I’d be happy to support you on the journey here if it resonates.

Jo x

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The Truth About Power And Magic

If you aspire to be the director of your own story and master of your own Grail, then first you must understand some fundamentals about the nature of the universe and the truth about power and magic.

The Wholly Grail is an empowerment tool, a set of 7 Principles that set your soul free from the chain’s that enslave you when you do not realise that you have a choice. Those Principles work in harmony with the laws of the universe in order that you can begin to create real magic and have real power over your own life.

I’ve been disturbed recently by an influx of new potential clients that have sought me out to heal them from the effects of dark magic and curse energy. I want to clarify a few things…

Yes, there are more things in heaven and earth than we are currently aware of, but what we do know is this: everything is energy.

When we use dramatic terms like ‘dark magic’ which is just another way of saying negativity, we give it so much power over us by adding to the mystery and psychology of it. Darkness feeds on fear, why then would you feed into that fear by giving it credence or a cool name?

I could quite easily have taken their money and scared them shitless in the same way that some unscrupulous fearmonger has already done before me, by filing them full of ideas about how dark energies surround them and that they are cursed (wooooooo)… The curse they suffer is disempowerment and the inability to recognise they have a choice to turn back towards love and Source energy and away from fear.

The way to fight darkness is to bring it into the light and the only way to do that in your own life is to be the light and to become the beacon for others to follow suit. Sure you need to protect yourself from negativity, sure you need to cleanse your energy and your environment, yes you need to cut energetic cords and sever connections from people, places, objects and energies that deplete your joy and yes, that takes discernment, courage, will and discipline… but at the end of the day the greatest universal law is the law of attraction… like attracts like, darkness cannot touch you if you are the light. The fact is, if you are the light the darkness will not even realise you exist because you are vibrating so much higher than it is.

I could have spread the darkness by telling those who were afraid that they needed me to save them, instead I gave them the tools to save themselves. I sent them away to learn Principle 1… I’ll be here once they embrace it fully and want to learn how to use it to transform all the effects of their previous forgetfulness of who they are and what they represent here on earth.

(In the meantime… did I really just turn away clients? Damn my bloody scruples)!

If you would like to understand the truth about power and magic, check out the The Wholly Grail and it’s 7 Principles for free… then call me (and we’ll set something up).

More later… x

When The Message Gets Lost In The Noise

Let me ask you something:

Do you know what The Wholly Grail is?

Do you know what it’s for?

Do you know how it might serve you?

I’ve spent a couple of days this week sorting through the vast resources I’ve amassed in the creation of The Grail teachings and realised just how much there is that takes away from its simple but powerful message. I had failed to notice the effect of when the message gets lost in the noise. That being the case I’d like to clarify, in case you missed the point, the power of The Wholly Grail…

Your health, happiness, wellbeing and peace are the fundamental requirements for a balanced life. The Wholly Grail or that state of balance and fulfilment, is broken down into 7 easy Principles or statements, concepts that must be present in order to retain your balance in a hectic, demanding lifestyle without depleting your personal power.

The Wholly Grail is complete (hence wholly), in its ability to reset your thinking and belief systems, reclaim your boundaries, identify and understand your undermining behaviours and power drains so as to reclaim yourself as whole (also hence wholly).

Every aspect of your daily life is a spiritual adventure and has the potential to fuel your soul or deplete it… you can choose to perceive it as love-filled and joyous or arduous and contentious. The former allows you to realign to peace and fill the spirit (or proverbial Grail cup or chalice), the latter depletes your reserves and has you declaring yourself as a victim of circumstance. One has you living in faith, the other in fear.

You might feel presently stuck in a situation you don’t believe you can change. I get it, when you’ve been there a while it’s hard to see which way to go… The 7 Principles will help you identify both your light and your shadow and by accepting both you get to choose your perfect path back to peace and even bliss… isn’t that worth doing the work for?

All the info is here on the site and the basics are free. If you feel like you need extra help getting started or you are facing a sticky dilemma and don’t know where to begin, I’m here to point you in the right direction… just think of me as your Grail Guide. You can book a personal guidance session here.

Wishing you a “cup full of love” on your path back to peace.

Jo… x

 

Adopting A Playful Approach To Today

The 7 Principles of The Wholly Grail once embraced, create powerful shifts in perception that can transform your world at its deepest level. How you perceive the world around you directly affects your interactions with it and how you interpret reality. Reality, being pliable, is waiting for you to recreate it the way you want it and you can do that by adopting a playful approach to today…

I want to give you an example of how everything can be different even if nothing has changed:

I’ve had 3 days off from stress this week because I’ve been ill. How ridiculous does that sound? Giving yourself permission to not stress over a stressful situation that hasn’t actually altered in its urgency or importance, it took being ill to let go of trying to control something that cannot be controlled, hunting for a solution that is actually already hunting for you, is in my opinion one of the most ludicrous ways to embrace Grail Principle 6: I AM Self-Full that I have ever encountered.

Ludicrous as it may be, the realisation that it took being sick to show me the futility of the situation has made this viral interlude one of the most joyful, playful illness I’ve ever had… I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. No really… extra time in bed reading, writing and catching up with neglected stuff, long walks to clear my head (and my sinuses) talking to the trees and the birds all the while, smiling like a maniac and damn near skipping along the street. Re-embracing my favourite thing to do in the world which is dancing, albeit in my own living room…. my connection to Source has been fully restored and I can once again hear my guidance loud and clear.

Prior to adopting my playful attitude I was grasping at any and all available solutions however inappropriate they might have been for me, now I’ve remembered how powerful I am, what I’m worth, what I’m willing to accept. My discernment has resurfaced to sort the wheat from the chaff at the get go so that I don’t have to waste valuable energy exploring every option, I can instead play my way to more joyfulness and allow happy outcomes to be born of synchronicity instead.

Instead of searching frantically for a new home, I’ve begun choosing the decor for it instead, I love interior design and making things beautiful and I’m going ultra girly with this one… 3 house options have turned up this morning for my consideration simply because I remembered the meanings behind each Grail Principle:

  • Principle 1: I create my own reality (so I might as well play with it)
  • Principle 2: The time it takes is irrelevant (there is no pressure)
  • Principle 3: It’s okay if I got it wrong (let it go and begin anew)
  • Principle 4: Discernment is about what’s right for me (I can choose)
  • Principle 5: All that glitters is not gold (and diamonds start off as coal)
  • Principle 6: My well-being trumps all other agendas
  • Principle 7: Doors open when I’m open to them

Go on, see if you can transform your perspective and your luck by adopting a playful approach to today.

Have a fab weekend… x

More later… x

 

 

The Unholy Grail: A Guide To What The Wholly Grail Is Not

Please share this… I’m sure it happens all over the industry.

Everything is open to interpretation. When people are determined enough and focused solely on their own personal agendas facts are manipulated and twisted to become whatever they need in the moment to quantify their own actions.

The Wholly Grail, the last 5 years of my work, apparently is no exception.  Let me take look today then, not at what the 7 Principles are but at what they are not, thus making them the unholy grail:

Principle 1: I AM God

This is not a statement offering its readership a superiority complex, a megalomaniac’s free pass or a warrant to perpetrate separation and segregation tactics from the rest of the populous…. it applies to everyone’s divine origins.

Principle 2: I AM Detached

This is not an excuse to be disconnected from the consequences of your actions and therefore relinquish responsibility for all the decisions you make and how they affect others… it asks merely that you let go of what you cannot control.

Principle 3: I AM Human

This is not an excuse for deliberately hurting other human beings, shrugging your shoulders and continuing to bulldoze your way through life and the feelings of those around you… it is a mechanism for recognising that mistakes happen.

Principle 4: I AM Truth

This is not permission to disregard the ideas and opinions of others or to oppress the voice another because it doesn’t fit with your vision or to assume it is yours alone… it is a basis for embracing diversity.

Principle 5: I AM Liberated

This is not grounds for walking away from all responsibilities or dumping them on others whilst you swan off into the sunset not caring who is left holding the bag… this is a reflection of the power to choose what material things dictate your level of emotional freedom.

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full

Ahh, now this, my current bone of contention after this little gem has this week been absorbed into the repertoire of someone (famous) in the Mind, Body, Spirit industry and presented as their own concept, someone who should know better, is NOT about helping yourself to whatever you feel like without permission, taking what’s not yours like a school bully stealing lunch money, copying homework and riding roughshod over those genuinely trying to serve in their own little way… it is about taking care of your own needs so that you may better serve.

Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted

Is not in anyway a description of someone who is a pushover, a doormat, will put up with anything from anybody, take what you want and expect no consequences, or a powerless victim… it is a state of acceptance that life and love flow and the willingness to allow that flow to occur unimpeded.

Power sought from Wholly Grail is pure, power taken from The Grail of another will eventually poison your own sacred chalice.

The Wholly Grail Principles have been distributed freely to help, heal and inspire, but they are copyright and the intellectual property of Jo Jerodene (me). Feel free to share but please be courteous and acknowledge authorship of all materials (or at least that its not your own).

I hope this clarifies a few things. I know you’re reading so do the right thing.

I would say there will be more later but at this point I don’t know if I want to be a ghost writer or muse for a bigger fish so I will wait for clarification from spirit (or a full retraction, apology and acknowledgment).

Jo… x

 

 

That Place Where You Are Free

Where on the Grail path are you?

That’s a question that when asked, you may be tempted to list your spiritual accomplishments, many trainings, how many people you’ve helped and the number of certificates you’ve gained in the process. You may rank your distance travelled along the road by your income or your ability to live without one, these are all just comparables and comparing yourself to an outside standard actually means you are about as far from your destination as you can get.

It’s not a race, it’s not a competition, it’s the journey home.

When you’re asked where are you on your Grail path, the answer you’re looking for is “I’m home.”

Now you have to decide what coming home actually means for you. For me it’s peace, fulfilment, love, clarity, creativity, wonder and grace… an enlightened state of Open-Heartedness that can only be achieved when when both Principle 1: I AM God and Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted sit in unison. All the other Principles are guidelines to dismantle the blocks to embracing the first and the last. Coming home isn’t a long journey and in fact has nothing to do with distance. It’s a different path for each of us and there are a million external distractions to pull you from your quest, disorienting you and claiming to be the way home to the Grail but if it’s external its not home… I promise you it can’t be found out there. Sure you will catch a glimpse of it in the outside world, when you find momentary joy the Grail will appear, but it’s the joy that is home not the temporary trinket that you imagined brought that joy to you.

Home is that place where you are free and anything else is a poor imitation. Across these next few posts I’ll examine the 5 stages between God and your heart… the Principles that stand between you and home… between now and the next post though, your job is to examine what areas of your life you don’t feel free… let’s get serious about the quest this week.

More later… x

One of Only Seven Faces

Did you know there are  only 7 possible causes of stress that can disturb your inner peace and happiness?

Now those 7 culprits are really good at disguising themselves as millions of other external pressures but I guarantee you that if you look closer, if you do the work, your unrest will have one of only seven faces.

Next week I will be posting a link for you to sign up to receive the full downlow on the 7 causes of personal distress, it’s totally free to receive and will be sent straight to your inbox complete with some mini exercises to allay the immediate effects and highlight where in your life you need to make changes. Look out for the link in next weeks posts and join the Grail quest as a conscious Knight on a hero’s journey.

Today though, consider how amazing life could be if you could see right to the heart of everything that worries you and thus overcome the internal turmoil turning it into joy, peace and happiness…

The Wholly Grail is a journey towards exactly that…

More later… x