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June Oracle – Welcome To The Bliss Bubble

The month of June is the time of the Solstice and a natural tendency towards hedonism and making hay while the sun shines. No wonder then that this month’s oracle is saying: “Hey you! Welcome to the bliss bubble!”

When Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, teams up with the sunshine yellow of the Solar Plexus Chakra, a time of celebration is at hand. But this is not celebration for the sake of celebration, this is the acknowledgement of, and revelling in the abundance of joy that is created when reciprocity is present.

Imagine if you will, the connection between two lovers who are finding fulfilment in giving joy to each other. Both engaged in the activity of mutual giving, but because both are giving without guile, both are also receptive to the other’s gifts. The ego steps aside when you begin the process of unconditional giving and receiving and everyone’s cups are filled with flowing energy. It is self-renewing and ever increasing.

Of course this isn’t necessarily about two lovers, it can be any number of friends, acquaintances or entities: lovingly attend your garden and it will bloom for you all summer long, mutual benefit, see? Tickle and play with your dog and it will lavish unconditional love in your direction and give you a thousand reasons to smile and so on.

Of course, you can enter the bliss bubble all by yourself when you choose to put love into the world and be open to the myriad ways it rewards you… the reward is often that it sees your effort and matches it in some way. That is reciprocity and it is definitely worth celebrating.

This month then, expect the world to see your effort and match it with an equal amount of energy. It’s not enough to simply see the mirroring action though, in order to ensure the universe keeps giving you reasons to smile, you have to keep giving the universe reasons to keep giving. Celebrate the abundance that is coming your way!

Now, a cautionary tale… the negative side of an unhealthy Solar Plexus is the ego’s reaction: not everyone will want to celebrate your new found joy. These are not the people who you should welcome to your bliss bubble. On the contrary, they are the ones who will try to take it from you because they do not see that by adding to the joy, they get to revel in it too. Instead they will drain the Grail so that nobody has cause to celebrate. Do not let anything or anyone take what you have paid for with your heartfelt contribution and love.

This is your moment. Welcome to the bliss bubble.

Love, Jo x

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Weekend Wisdom – The Story Of The Village Well

Let me share a parable with you today: the story of the village well, a humble hole in the ground located centrally in the square where people arrived daily to draw from its depths the very essence of life.

The purest, sweetest clean water was to be found at the bottom of this well and it served the village for centuries. So reliable was the humble hole in the ground that as the years rolled by the village’s began to take it for granted. There were those more thirsty than others that returned to the well several times a day without thought for the rate of flow of the pure sweet water at the bottom or if there would be sufficient for those who had not yet taken their turn. The constant lowering of buckets was, little by little, damaging the delicate walls of the hole in the ground at the centre of the village square and slowly but surely they were beginning to deteriorate, crashing down rocks and particles into the ancient well and slowly contaminating the essence of life beneath… but more than that: beginning to stem the flow from the underground spring.

Centuries ago, when the well had been dug, it was respected, honoured, worshipped and maintained. The hole in the ground was surrounded by a stone wall to protect its perimeter, the villagers took turns in climbing down to clear the spring and maintain the walls, the process was considered an honour and a sacred duty and celebrated with each season. After each maintenance the well was dressed and the villagers would dance around the sacred altar through which the whole community was granted life… but those centuries had past and those who remembered the tradition were long since gone or much too frail to carry out the sacred work… and those who were able were far too invested in what the hole in the ground could do for them to notice that their supply was drying up.

One morning after many years of neglect and deterioration, as the villagers arrived to draw from the hole in the ground… and a crowd began to gather (and voices were raised and heads were scratched), it became apparent that the well was dry. Blocked up? Filled in? Stupid hole in the ground… what use are you if you cannot provide water?

The angry villagers, not understanding their part in the downfall of the sacred fount, not understanding that by effort or offering of themselves, their time, their resources, they might fix it and keep it stable and pure, simply began to leave.

Packing up their worldly goods they set out into the wilderness in search of another hole in the ground to use up and disrespect (and we all know how long you can stay out in the wilderness searching for what you need)… left behind were those too frail to leave, too old to climb into the well and fix the years of neglect… and so they withered too.

The power of the pure sweet flowing water was such that after many years the obstructions were cleared and the newcomers to the village recognised the value of the hole in the ground. They honoured and protected it by building a stone wall around its perimeter, they assigned the strongest and the best to climb down and clear the remaining debris and created a timetable of maintenance along with a village fair to celebrate every season. The new villagers understood that the well needed tending and so each was happy to begin tithing  to create a “Well-ness” fund for it’s needs. They assigned a well attendant to manage the lowering bucket and monitor the usage of the well so everyone had their fair share, as a result of the regulated usage of the essence of life, the flow increased and abundance followed… and the village grew…

It’s an interesting word: “well” isn’t it?

Make of the story what you will and decide if you want to take the hole in the ground for granted or contribute to its upkeep, it’s always been your choice… Principle 6: I AM Self-Full & Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted.

More later… x

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Birthday Special – Weighing Risks Against Feathers

This is by far my favourite day of the year. It’s my mum’s fault, growing up, she would always say to us “no one works on their birthday, nobody gets shouted at on their birthday.” So today in my family it’s not just a day celebrating 45 years of my being on this fast spinning rock we call planet Earth, it’s also my “get a free pass day.”

If you had a free pass what would you do?

If a risk was there to be taken would you take it?

I did an angelic visualisation with some of my students recently where we invited in Archangel Jeremiel and asked that he advise us on the issues and concerns we had within our lives, dilemmas if you like. He conjured up a set of golden scales and weighed each problem against a feather just as a soul might be weighed on entry into heaven.

What if we started weighing risks against feathers?

If the risk was worth taking we would know because it would weigh lighter than a feather, a 50/50 chance of success would balance perfectly and a guaranteed loss would weigh so heavy that the scales might buckle under the pressure.

A free pass of course doesn’t really work out in the world of men. Consequences are always in play and that’s why I hesitate to leap towards what has proven in the past to burn hotter than the 45 candles on my cake but I can say one thing, the buns have subsided, the scars are talismans I can use for protection and the risk I’ll be taking today is to wait with open arms, an open heart and an open mind… if God decides to deliver me the gift of a lifetime, birthday gift to top all but one (the fact that I’m here at all), then I’m ready meet it half way.

Today I’m the feather. Risking my heart again.

Principles 1, 2 & 7

More later… x

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Gracious in Victory

I thought long and hard about writing this post. Part of me wanted to defer its subject matter until some kind of outcome has been determined for fear of jeopardising any longed for results, but I’m guided by angels and I’m guided by emotions and when something moves me to write then write I must regardless of the potential results.

I blossomed in joy yesterday when glimpses of my destination (a personal dream) appeared on the horizon with subtle hues of reflected beauty. Already walking a lighter path of late, this wave of encouragement was greeted with a heart full of love and anticipation for whatever comes this way, and my smile, both internally and externally was there for all to witness.

By the evening though, I understood a simple truth: up until now I had played the role of the gracious loser and this time as I appear to be furlongs ahead in the race towards victory, someone else would have to be licking their wounds.

If you have ever been in such a position you will know that when life and love and passion have been poured into a dream, to lose to someone else at the last hurdle is a gut wrenching experience. Self-esteem, worthiness, pride, they all come under heavy questioning in our unforgiving ego’s quest to justify what seems like destiny’s desperately unfair evaluation of the race… that’s why when it comes to competition – I move over, I always have… but not this time: God wouldn’t allow it, the prize wouldn’t allow it. Along the way I forgot it was ever a race, I began to walk, to appreciate the scenery along the way. I recognised that whatever the outcome, I’d already won.

but in the great universal balancing act somebody has to lose.

The glimpse that appeared on the horizon yesterday to make me rise and blossom, was fully visible to make another wither and fall. And I feel it… pride and hubris have no place on the path.

To be gracious in victory is to be compassionate about the pain and suffering of all the beautiful souls on this path… all the Grail Knights seeking that which was never missing from them, being denied access to the love at the centre of their quests, and as such I questioned: would it be wrong of me to express my joy? No… for I have searched long and hard to find my core and that joy, that victory that I already feel, though officially the race is not yet won, is mine to celebrate. But to gloat would I be a misuse of the gifts I have been given, in poor taste and at the expense of another human being, and so I send love… I send angels, I send my gratitude and healing, that should I ever again be the one to be gracious in defeat, let me be healed by the return of the ever flowing light to which I have contributed and refused to dim.

Your turn will come.

Principle 3: I AM Human

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full

But most of all Principle 1: I AM God and I AM Love.

More later… (when I return from my pilgrimage to Avalon, though I will pack the Intuitive Chalice Oracle for Saturday) x