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Modus Operandi Part 2 – Have You Wandered Off?

Continuing a theme from the other day, I thought we might once again explore our Modus Operandi, our method of operating in the world, asking this time: “have you wandered off?”

When studying the seven Principles of The Wholly Grail, believing ourselves to be fully embracing and honouring them, we often find that what we imagine ourselves to be doing and what we are actually doing are two different things…

I’m currently a good case and point. Presently succumbed to a minor bout of adrenal fatigue due to prolonged stress that I didn’t keep in check. I say minor because luckily I recognised the signs and took steps (Principle 6: I AM Self-Full) to detach from my stressors and to self-heal through rest, meditation, and bringing my full focus back to the present moment… I had wandered off into the future and stayed there too long, a place with no substance and certainly no sustenance.

Principle 2: I AM Detached gives us an instruction to remain present. Now, whilst we are attempting to manifest something into our lives we must point our attention to an imagined future and often make plans or take steps in the present to move in that direction, but if you are constantly pulled to what is promised or equally as detrimental: what has already gone, then we create stress, anxiety and worry energy that depletes the adrenal energy and forms an unsolvable conundrum within the forebrain, a problem that cannot be reconciled and therefore becomes a loop that brings us back to the same question over and over.

In order to fully embrace Principle 2, you have to jolt yourself loose from the infinite possibilities that only time and God can resolve, which is not always easy when loved ones and those with whom you have a shared vision constantly draw your attention to the potential in an effort to build excitement… excitement and suspense are both indicators that you are once again being pulled forward… and so starts the feedback loop again… compounding yet more stress. There will always be those who help to fuel your drama for their own ends.

Personally, I work a bit like a pressure cooker, every so often under these circumstances I will “blow off steam,” usually right before stress makes me ill. This tendency towards becoming a stress head was what led me to define the Grail in the first place.

So then, what’s your Modus Operandi? Have you wandered off too far into the shadow world of tomorrows or yesterdays?

You can use “I AM Detached” as an affirmation to help bring you back to the present moment, but it’s worth monitoring for a little while, maybe a day, where your mind wanders off to when you aren’t paying attention… that’s where all your energy is leaking and your Grail cup is spilling its precious life affirming contents.

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More later… x

Sad It’s Gone, Happy It Came

May is my absolute favourite month of the year. I just realised it was over and we have arrived into June almost in stealth mode. I was writing in my journal yesterday morning and paused to date the entry, I was overcome with a brief moment of sadness about it’s passing. I wrote: “Sad it’s gone, happy it came” and transformed that moment into deep gratitude for what is, what was and what may still be to come.

Last year, I remember having that same feeling on the Summer Solstice, (which is once again fast approaching). Instead of revelling in the midsummer festivities, I was overcome with a single thought: “it’s all downhill from here!” Not exactly the optimist’s angle of approach to things is it? But then again I was in a much different place last year and at the time I pulled myself up and reminded myself that it was “Flaming June” and there was fun to be had… make hay while the sun shines and all that stuff.

This whole attitude I was temporarily taken in by is about something much more fundamental than just the passing seasons, it’s about the climb, the pursuit, the chase… always having something to look forward to.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, asks that we remain present in the current moment… that, combined with appreciation is the antidote to any ending or at least the associated feelings of loss. The human condition though, for most of us, needs a driving ambition. When we stop climbing we start falling, when we stop growing we start dying. This cyclical force is a natural part of the duality of the entire universe in constant motion… you must honour every part of it, every age, every stage of the great procession.

Whatever you are rising towards now, you will eventually reach and then you must rise towards something new, the next stage of your journey will be different, but it will be equally as beautiful, equally as filled with moments and new memories and just as much an adventure as this current phase.

Give thanks for the climb, gives thanks for the conquer, give thanks for the decline and give thanks for the release… all serves the quest and allows a new beginning to be born again and again. May will come again and that’s something to look forward to while I play nice with the rest of the year.

More later… x

Bank Holiday Monday Mental Manoeuvre – Neutral Mind

Something inside me triggered when I did the oracle reading at the weekend. It was a sort of underlying anticipation of the outcome ready to be revealed. This feeling of uncertainty, excitement and a fierce need to know are all so familiar to me… and all so unproductive, uncomfortable and power draining. If like me, your inner control freak has had its interest peaked by the unfolding of a prediction or longed for hope or dream, then you  really need to get this.

Action taken to coerce, pressure, or hurry God’s timetable will result in delay, disappointment and dissatisfaction.

Applying a neutral mind however, allows a space for the universe to reveal the treasure it has amassed on your behalf without you narrowing the field of opportunities in how that delivery might take place. A neutral mind is an open mind, a fertile space for growth of knowledge and wisdom.

It’s your job to simply observe, listen, experience.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, is at the heart of this mental adjustment and involves stepping back from the game and watching how the next bit evolves… a bit like planting a seed. You give it soil, water and warm sunlight: optimum growing conditions, but ultimately it must grow of its own accord and on it’s own or God’s schedule. You have no control over how it eventually flowers or even if it will, but as you observe it break through the soil into the light you revel in the seedlings progress, maintain caring for it’s needs and provide for its survival but you cannot force it to grow nor give it a deadline.

This moment has information in it. This moment is teaching you something of great importance… is it patience? Is it acceptance? Perhaps it is teaching you to take your focus off the seedling and broaden your perspective to enjoy the whole garden?

Whatever it is that you are narrowly focusing on, whether it is a new relationship, a job opportunity, a potential project, etc, know that you can be happy now if you understand that this bit, “the in between bit,” “the neither here nor there bit” is every bit as much a part of your unfolding experience as the final reveal. You will have benefited from the journey whether the outcome is as you’d hoped or not.

It doesn’t matter how this turns out, I’m thoroughly enjoying witnessing the performance be it comedy or tragedy… it’s only drama if I’m overly invested. Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, is love without strings… that means the seedling can grow or not as it chooses. It is loved, respected and appreciated anyway. We all get 10 out of 10 for just taking part whether we win, lose or draw.

Whatever form your seedling takes, leave room in your neutral mind for it to grow (if it wants to).

More later… x

Can You Care Too Much?

Monday’s feel like a good day to explore further the message that the weekend’s oracle provides for the days ahead, so hang with me to unlock the reason why the truth is so difficult. Ask yourself: can you care too much?

Truth was big on the agenda in Saturday’s reading and it strikes me that we all manage to hide absolute truth behind a wall built of fear. Fear of being seen as less than we pretend to portray, fear of loss, fear of rejection, fear of abandonment etc. but mostly this fear is an unconscious pattern that until explored remains a faceless feeling of unease that is squashed down and hidden in the closet by a lie, an exaggeration, an embellishment or an omission. The truth, we believe, will expose us and make us vulnerable.

The answer is that yes, we can care too much. But about what?

Outcomes, certainty and prediction, all the reasons we read oracles, see psychics and send ourselves half insane is to do with the human ego’s attempt to pin down the future, to be sure. “If I do A will it lead me to Z?”

But what happens when you stop caring?

When you disconnect from the need to know where all this is leading and detach from the destination (so much as to simply allow Source to lead you into whatever happens next with an open mind and an open heart), you put your inner gremlins back to bed because they have nothing left to protect you from. For example: when you give up the need for someone to like you or agree with you because you’re no longer invested in anything but the well-being of all parties, suddenly you open up a window for honest communication. Offending someone is no longer an obstacle because the primary objective becomes understanding, which can only come from genuine listening in equal measure to authentic speech… two way dialogue.

Imagine how different your conversations would be during your workday if you weren’t subconsciously sabotaging yourself and fudging reality because you were afraid your boss might not like you, or your colleagues might not invite you to the after work get-together.

Detach from your hidden agendas today by being ruthlessly honest with yourself first about what you are really withholding the truth for, and who from?… maybe it’s you?

Wholly Grail Principle 2: I AM Detached.

More later… x

Saturday Oracle – The Storyteller’s Spell

I’ve agonized over whether or not to post the group oracle this week as events have compromised my work in the last few days but as the first card in this combination recommends, I AM Detached.

This week’s pairing brings together Principle 2 with the currently trending indigo brow chakra forming a powerful pull towards an old storyline.

Self fulfilling prophesy is a significant danger in the next few days as we revisit the patterns of the past that we had worked so hard to break free of. The Storyteller’s spell is an enchantment that we weave every time we repeat the pattern or speak of it, rehashing the old emotion and the associated wounds into new forms and faces with a familiar end game: a wheel of repetition.

When the 3rd eye or brow chakra is subjected to the same old movie running the same old script, it finds ways in the external world to have them play out… The Law of Attraction showing up for you exactly the way your mind prescribes it.

Principle 2: I AM Detached is the saving grace here, as is the purpose of each of the Principles of The Wholly Grail, by following the guidance of the defining Principle you have the power to break free from what seems like overwhelming odds to choose something different. Detachment is the art of separating yourself from a past you cannot change and a future that is not yet written, reinstating the power here in the present moment to create a different mental movie of a positive prophesy.

Look for areas of your life that throw up familiar challenges, people who push the same buttons and relationships with a “let’s go round again” feel to them. It would also be advantageous to monitor your thoughts for a while and see where you are placing your attention and worrying over details and outcomes, and then replace them with positive prayer and affirmations.

Call on Archangel Zadkiel this week to help you get the message once and for all where you have been learning through repetition in order to break the cycle, and also to ask for him to bring violet flame energy to transmute negative situations. Archangel Raphael to cleanse the 3rd eye chakra and heal unhealthy habits and addictions, and Archangel Raguel to mediate an therefore heal any conflicts that keep coming up for you.

Keep your chin up until next time… x

Knowing When To Let Life Happen

Emotion and personal conviction often compel us to act, sometimes on instinct, without thought or care for the potential consequences. That becomes more profound when survival is at the heart of the action required, be it our own or that of someone you either love or feel particularly protective of such as an infant, the infirm, or elderly.

Being able to stand back and understand the bigger picture is a real skill when such a compulsion takes over.

Why would you want to stand back in such circumstances?

Taking a moment to think about how your behaviour will impact someone else’s life and giving your higher perspective time to override your ego is never going to be easy in a drama-rich event but unless it’s life or death, and I mean that literally, you could actually be doing more harm than good by interfering.

Knowing when to let life happen can often be the most empowering thing you can do for another human being. It allows them to reach outside their own comfort zone and achieve new heights in their own evolution… like when a child first falls off a bike. They get hurt sure, it’s heart-wrenching, yep, but they also have a new found understanding of how not to do it and they learn the most important lesson of all… how to fail.

Failure is the first step towards humility in success and the first taste of the contrast it will take to truly savour a victory and celebrate every minor achievement in their road to becoming who they were always meant to be. So ask yourself this question: “Will you jumping in to help actually slow down their progress with the bigger picture?”

The same power that exists in you, exists in them too. It may be at different stage of evolution but then you had to learn didn’t you? You got knocked on your arse, didn’t you?

We think karma is a form of punishment, but the truth is its one of the biggest blessings that the universe offers… like riding a bike, it’s about learning to find your balance.

Principles 1, 2, 4 & 7

More later… x

Quiet Please, Im Processing

Whenever you are amidst the tumultuous workings of a busy mind, the basics can get left behind in the interior swirl. Personally I have decided to take the day off… I almost didn’t write a post except to get my head in the game, which sounds like a contradiction doesn’t it? Take the day off/get your head in the game???

When I say take a day off its a day off from drama, from external influence and from distraction and getting my head in the game simply means to reconnect to my own core goals and ideals through deep meditation and connection to the angelic realm for guidance on which way to proceed.

The clutter that gets jammed up inside your head stops you from focusing on the most significant Principle of The Wholly Grail and that is simply to recognise that you are in fact the creator of your own life story and you have the power to build the chapters any way you want. Principle 1: I AM God sounds like a big pair of shoes to fill but those shoes come in your size too and you are not expected to stand in anyone else’s.

Getting clear on where you would like those shoes to take you needs a certain amount of discernment… if you are caught up in the eddy of outer appearances then you will no doubt be feeling a little unsure of which way next and even if you knew, how would you break loose of where you are at the moment?

“Quiet please, I’m processing” may have those who are used to having your attention feeling a little put out, but for you to steer your ship you have to get everyone else out of the control room, off the bridge and especially to get their hands off the wheel.

Whether you need an hour, a day, a week or an indefinite time out, you are worthy of your own peace.  You are brave enough to place a “do not disturb” on the door, a “hold my calls” on the phone and give yourself permission to come back to YOU.

More later… x

 

Flowing Towards What’s Growing

Each morning and evening, when I wake and before I go to sleep, I journal. Nothing extensive, just a few lines of thoughts, feelings, experiences and a prayer. This sacred act helps bring clarity and focus, relieves repetitive thought and ensures any suppressed issues are brought into the light… in short its a healing process that forms part of my Self-Full routine and one I’d highly recommend to anyone.

As I picked up my journal today I caught sight of a short entry from last week that made me smile… it simply read: “Dear God, please protect my happy bubble!”

What a wonderful image to portray in words.

The reference sought to acknowledge the fragility of joy within a mind that is habituated to stress through years of looking too far forward and too far back. I tell myself that comes with the territory of an intuitive, prophecy is rarely based in the now and that of course is where my happy bubble exists.

God’s answer came in very quickly the day I wrote it with the overwhelming internal message “How can I protect you from yourself… when you won’t let Me?” That’s what made me smile. When the insight becomes tangible for you that you are all powerful when it comes to the choice of presence. When you understand that the sharp edges that threaten your happy bubble are the metaphorical knives and arrows of your own thoughts and that you have the free will to transform “if, but and maybe” into moment to moment “flowing towards what’s growing,” then happy becomes less of a gamble and transforms into a natural friend that stands with you regardless of the external twists and turns that penetrate the outer veil when the universe wants to ramp up the story a notch.

Principle 2: I AM Detached is my happy bubble. If I want God to protect it, then I have to put down the knives!

More later… x

P.S. if you want to find your happy bubble through deep spiritual practice then you could do worse than to check out my brand new ascension training: The Path of Petals commencing early March.

A Very Merry Moment To Moment

After a period of apparent adversity, I emerged back into joy for the sake of joy yesterday. I awoke feeling not just optimistic but as if I had already arrived into the centre of my own dream life, all details present and accounted for… like that moment when you win the life lottery and suddenly the sky is brighter and rainbows start appearing everywhere in your experience.

Nothing major had changed externally of course, (except the smile obviously plastered across my face), I had merely stepped fully out of the slipstream of time and into the eternal moment… the present. My Christmas Present!

I’m not going to go into detail about the various devious mindgrabbers that have kept me from my personal Grail of late, but I’ve never made claims other than that I struggle with Principle 2: I AM Detached, the art of remaining present. I’m usually off whittling about what’s next or not next, sometimes rehashing what happened last or last year… knowing its a futile activity doesn’t make it easier when you’re attempting to unravel a lifetime of programming or unconscious addiction… I’m a self-confessed stress-head or rather, I have been. I’ve told you before that when you begin a sentence with I AM, you better end it with something you actually want to be because the universe is constantly listening to your claims and adjusting the rudder to fulfil them for you… that being said, I AM happy to announce that I AM Happy!

Getting out of the slipstream only needs to happen momentarily for you to get that feeling, it’s like the Chalice swells a little to allow more contents to fill it. It’s just your perception of course, those contents were already there except you failed to noticed, I failed to notice… and I notice everything!

Keep your joy alive this Christmas by not minding so much. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t finish shopping, if you did a shoddy job of wrapping gifts, if Christmas dinner isn’t ready on time… none of that matters… what matters is that you laugh your way through disaster and see the whole weekend through the eyes of a child: focused on the moment and squeezing every last drop of bliss out of it.

May I wish you a very merry moment to moment… x

 

The Real Treasures

Winter Solstice Blessings to you all.

In my last post I asked that you join me today in sending more love out into the world, you can read that via the archive but today let’s also concentrate on loving what’s present in our lives.

Principle 2: I AM Detached asks that you focus not in the past or in the future, but in the present and on what is. The winter solstice is the longest night of the year wrapped up in the stress of the Christmas season, when blessings are sometimes hardest to see and easiest to overlook… but not if you focus on the real treasures present in your experience.

Family, friends, health, home… love, that’s the key to everything. There may be a million things that you want and are actively striving for but just for now, settle down to accept and appreciate where you are, what you have and who you are sharing it with.

Keep the light in your heart until it returns to the world. In the deep midwinter let us all become beacons of hope, gratitude and grace that set the example for the rest to follow.

Blessings Abound x