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How To Glide Through A Frequency Upgrade

I’m sure that, if you are living a spiritually based life, you have heard mention of raising your vibration or frequency and that doing so will initiate changes in your everyday life. But generally, what do we really understand what those changes entail and how to glide through a frequency upgrade?

Recently I have had so many personal shifts in frequency, some planned, some forced upon me by the universe’s perverse sense of irony, that I have had to become an expert in unconditional acceptance of what is. That’s not to say that I have become defeatist in any way or settled for less than I’m worth, actually quite the opposite…

Fully integrating the Grail teachings means that I have accepted that some things are not meant to be part of my life. Some things and some people are no longer compatible with my new understanding of what is best for me. I’ve accepted that I don’t have to accept certain things, and that I absolutely can expect more for myself and from others that I associate with. That being said, not everyone wants to upgrade at the same speed or the same level. Many would prefer that I keep being a pushover and keep tolerating disrespectful behaviour, keep allowing my boundaries to be crossed and my energy siphoned off for their own ends. It’s these people that I have accepted are no longer my people.

When you are ready to understand how to glide through a frequency upgrade, you are going to start feeling like you want to scream every time you become acutely aware that something is out of alignment with your own inner peace. At these times you have a decision to make: you can either rail against the discrepancy (which incidentally allows your frequency to diminish through kicking off at the unfairness of it all and the down right disrespect for your needs), or you can remain humble, respectful and compassionate but choose to either address the issue calmly or distance yourself from the misaligned person, situation (or item) if they are unapproachable or non-compliant.

There are 4 components to the Grail that will show you how to glide through a frequency upgrade:

  • Principle 1 is your touchstone to your own self-worth and what you believe you deserve.
  • Principle 2 holds you in the present moment, letting go of all past history and future illusion that pulls you from your peace.
  • Principle 5 allows you to understand freedom from constraint means letting go of what holds you captive.
  • Principle 7 embraces all in unconditional reciprocity and balance.

You are worthy of the highest expression of your own life’s potential in this moment and to receive the reflection of that from your environment, loved ones, peers and friends. You must be prepared to lose what is less than what you hope to gain.

Let go of the unworthy and the incompatible to create space for the harmonious.

If you want to know the simplest explantion of how to glide through a frequency upgrade… don’t cling to what doesn’t serve you in the hope that it will change, but do keep your heart open as you continue on your way then if it, or they, experience an vibrational upgrade of their own, you can welcome back into the harmonious, compassionate fold without need for recourse.

Jo x

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Seek Always To Understand

Each soul that incarnates has its own destiny, no two are alike. We hold within our personal blueprint, the map showing the way to the signposted moments, places, meetings and events that are intended to trigger choices pushing us further along the trail towards who knows where and who knows what, but what is assured is an adventure that by itself causes the soul’s growth.

We are born into a set of predetermined circumstances that serve to provide the early lessons we wish to learn about ideals and values, often known as tradition, or “our lot in life,” basically family and ancestral karma which we then have the choice to submit to or break free from. First we must recognise that there is actually a choice.

From the outside looking in we can easily judge another, rightly or wrongly, because they appear to be different in some way from us, not necessary at first glance, I’m not talking about race, age, size, gender etc, I’m speaking more to the way people behave and to those values and ideals they hold dear. One person might value wealth and worldly status as a measure of their success and another might value family and friendship. 

We must seek always to understand what drives another, what they value and why they have chosen the path they have. When we stand in judgement of them we project our own conditioning and belief system upon them and inadvertently diminish their worth in our own eyes.

When you seek always to understand, you open your heart fully to new information, you ask questions and take on the mantle of the Seeker, you open to hearing the truth of another and to discovering where your similarities lie. When you seek always to understand, you give the gift of respect because you honour first the unique soul and its chosen path, which may not be what you think it is. Their choices may not be what you think they are and their hopes, dreams and intentions may not be what you assume… The more open you allow yourself to be in search of understanding, the more open they are likely to be in sharing their vision with you… and the more surprised you might become by what you find. You never know, you might even have the same mission in mind… after all, that soul that incarnated with a blueprint holding the map to the signposted moments, places, meetings and events, just like yours, drew you together to learn something…

How will you do that if you already believe you know everything you need to about the miracle that stands before you?

Seek always to understand.

Wholly Grail Principles 1, 4 & 7

More later… x

Monday Musings – A Dent In The Drum

I just woke up from an incredibly vivid dream in which I was a choreographer at a national dance competition! My team, made up of amazing kids and adults alike, were at varying standards and levels of competency.

A member of a rival dance team had just had a major failure in front of the judge’s and I was attempting to hold out an olive branch by giving her reassurance, but her team mates were lessening the impact of the interaction by jeering, assuming my compassion to be disingenuous and thus attempting to compound the rivalry between teams.

A member of my team was next up, but a prop from her routine had been tampered with by the rivals and was now assumed to be a hazard (though no evidence presented itself). At the last moment, as I entered the arena to watch and support my next dancer, I realised that someone had set up a completely different set of props and switched the dance to new choreography whilst my back was turned… I was horrified but the music had begun, the judges were in place and she was poised in the middle of the floor ready to dazzle…

The new dance, one I hadn’t choreographed, had her tying the ankles of a fellow dancer, but the pre-tied restraint prop malfunctioned and she was now a full 8 count behind in the unfolding story. It was a mess. The whole piece ended with her banging on two rainbow coloured kettle drums to the beat of the music but she was handed giant metalic ladles to use. Every strike left a dent in the drum, the damage was irrevocable, the dance was a disaster and I was mortified on her behalf.

When she left the floor I ran to comfort her as I had the other team’s member, but once she was out of ear shot my first question to the rest of my team was “who authorised that routine?” I went on to say that the more ornate the set the more elements can go wrong, the more props and technical equipment involved the more potential for disaster… winning dances are derived from simple, unfettered elegance and technical brilliance… and I finished my lecture with the very frank statement: “when you over-complicate you fail.”

The elements of the dream were simple: I took my eye off the ball and focused on someone who could not hear me because others were shouting louder and they didn’t trust my intentions, meanwhile my own message was not only distorted but completely transformed whilst my back was turned. The badly tied ankles slowed the dance down and every time the drum was struck (or a communication attempted) using the wrong tools for the job, the message was damaged even more… the dancer left the floor heartbroken.

Surprisingly the other team didn’t didn’t heckle, they were just as dismayed by the disaster as my team… the only one not dismayed was me… I knew the responsibility was mine and simple resolved to never enter a competition again until all my team had the same level of focus, commitment and belief in the dance I’d created and until the rival team recognised that we weren’t their rivals but in fact their partners in driving the evolution of their choreography.

You may be wondering what that was all about… well, in terms of The Grail, here are the relevant Principles... Principle 1: I AM God reminds you of your divinity even when you feel less than your brilliant self, Principle 2: I AM Detached keeps you focused on the here and now, what’s important and what’s in front of you, Principle 3: I AM Human, asks you to forgive your mistakes and those of others, take responsibility for your action and your failures, Principle 4: I AM Truth tells the story of believing in your own message even when others don’t, Principle 5: I AM Liberated demonstrates how material (props) can encumber your progress and freedom, Principle 6: I AM Self-Full reminds you to take care of you and yours first, and finally Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted… rivalry is a losers game and sometimes you have to be willing to offer support and compassion to all the dancers on the universal dance floor regardless of what team they are on… everyone is family.

I may have made another dent in the drum here, but it’s my drum.

Wishing you simple, pure, graceful choreography today, and the support and respect of every team dancing… x

 

 

Shouldn’t We Honour What Unites Us?

Apparently it’s International Women’s Day. That’s exciting isn’t it? A whole day just for celebrating the women of the world. I’m all for celebrating diversity and uniqueness, I really am, but isn’t it time we stopped drawing attention to what makes us different and started focusing on what makes us the same? Shouldn’t we honour what unites us?

Every time we create a new day for this or day for that, we say “hey world, you and I are not the same and this is why we are at war with each other and within ourselves.”

The very first Principle of The Wholly Grail simply states: I AM God. It’s not a religious statement, it’s not an elitist manifesto, it’s a declaration of unity paying attention to the divine nature of each and every living being, in fact not just every living being but everything in existence. If you aren’t comfortable with the word God then feel free to interject your own favourite word for The Indescribable Power… I don’t think it has a preference, the name we give it is just one more tool we use to divide us and promote disunity.

Today I would like to honour not just women, but respect, equality and compassion for everyone, for all things, in fact let’s make every day International Compassion Day, International Respect Day… in fact scratch that, let’s go for Universal Compassion and Respect Day!

To open our hearts to the beauty that exists around us and to venerate the light in all things would surely eradicate the need for us to stand up for the rights of any group or individual because their rights would be a given and therefore never questioned. It may be a naive wish, but the point behind all National and International “Days” is to give a voice to the oppressed or forgotten and to shout out “We matter!”

We all matter. The Divine doesn’t make mistakes.

Happy Universal Compassion and Respect Day x

 

A Gently Pointing Wing

Archangel Azrael, my guardian, guide and friend, spoke plainly to me yesterday as I did my morning meditation: “I stand and watch you each day. Sometimes I whisper guidance, occasionally I catch you when you fall, but mostly I just watch you. What would you have me watch you do today?” I thought about it for a moment and then reeled off the basic tasks I had to complete during the day as he listened patiently… nothing exciting in the list but then I hadn’t planned anything other than dealing with loose ends and daily stuff. His response was just enough though, to propel me into a completely different mindset and send me off in an unexpected direction via a gently pointing wing…

All he said was: “It takes just one decision to live your best life.”

Now I don’t know about you but when the Angel of Death turns up and basically tells you he’s bored of watching your everyday merry-go-round, I’m going to take notice and re-evaluate what step I take next!

The angelic realm are witness to our hopes,  our dreams, our efforts, actions and failings and they must stand by until we ask for help (or until we are in danger of buggering up the Divine Plan). They don’t judge and they don’t scold if you take an imagined wrong turn but they do feel complete compassion when you choose to berate yourself for missing the mark or for not living up to a standard that you set for yourself… probably based on someone else’s achievements.

Azrael didn’t tell me he was bored, he told me I held the power to achieve my own dreams… I could have been offended if my ego had responded but I’ve had him around for so long that I knew he was encouraging me to simply change one thing and be blessed.

Principle 3: I AM Human, and sometimes I need a little help from the angels.

How do you respond to divine guidance?

More later… x

 

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

Demolishing The Pillars

I ran and I ran and I ran as fast as I could, as far as I could and when I stopped running I was right there where I stood.

No matter how far and how fast you run, when you are done running you will find that you couldn’t escape from yourself, from your thoughts, your memories, your faulty precepts and from your attitude about your life… so why do so many insist on running?

A fresh start isn’t such a bad thing of course, a new set of scenery and a chance to reinvent yourself without the resistance of environmental history and the people that make assumptions based on your past performance would absolutely have benefits but what’s to stop you from creating the same life in your new found location? What’s to stop you making the same mistakes over and over again?

Before you start making drastic changes to your external situation by demolishing the pillars of security you’ve built for yourself, take stock of the internal landscapes that you are honouring by mirroring in your everyday life… The beliefs you hold onto about who you are, where you’re positioned in relation to the world about you, what voices are guiding your decisions and if they are yours, a higher guidance or simply the negative echoes of other people’s opinions.

Adjusting your compass is a vital piece of the puzzle when attempting to redesign your life and if your compass isn’t set to true north then you will run toward a repeat performance of unsatisfactory or unsuitable.

The word compass is the leading edge of the word compassion and before you check out, you need to check in… check in on your compassion for yourself first and get friendly with who you are, who you’ve been and who you want to become. If your intended new self requires a new location, new compatriots and connections in order to create optimal conditions for growth then the opportunity will present itself, until then… where are you going?

Just so you know… I believe you’re perfection in progress… wherever you are.

Every one of the 7 Principles is contained within this piece.

More later… x