Tag Archives: Divine Guidance

I’m Goin Nowhere Without This One Thing

I can’t even begin to tell you how my last week has been going… one day so hectic that I was juggling two laptops, one video editing and uploading, the other creating a blog post whilst also balancing a paintbrush upcycling my office desk, all in the relative chaos of a room makeover, but only half of the organisational implementation story that is going into planning 2020 at Jo Jerodene HQ (also known as my kitchen/diner). It was only when I stopped the process on Thursday night that realised: I’m going nowhere without this one thing…

On Thursday evening’s I teach a small group of ladies who have been with me for years, on their continuing spiritual development journey. Its a very relaxed group and also allows me to dive deep into my own spiritual practice, especailly important when I’ve been neck high in 3D business planning and the mundane world all week. This week was especially poignant though because I found myself in meditation slamming the brakes on the metaphorical train I was riding, refusing point blank to go anywhere without God!

Whatever your name for your higher power is… (normally I opt for the less formal “Big G”), when your world and your business revolves around your spiritual principles and the deep soul lessons you’ve learned from connecting with the higher realms, angels and messengers of the Divine, to suddenly be propelled into a high intensity level of logic and action in a very real-world form, is really disconcerting. No wonder I pulled the emergency brake to check Spirit was on board with the changes I’m making.

The clear message I got from Big G was: “I want you on that train!”

We forget sometimes that the Divine flows through everything, no matter how seemingly 3rd dimensional or how 5th, 6th, 7th… and on. Principle 1 of The Grail should be reminder enough, it says: “I AM God.” So the fact that I’m on the train means that Big G is on the train… in fact Big G is the bloody train and if it’s hurtling at 6 million miles an hour toward a bright new horizon then its because Spirit deems it so.

The trick is to find balance between the daily hustle and the more reverent spiritual practices, between the doing and the being, between the service and the Self-Full Living. Just taking that short excursion into meditation gave me the clearest indication of my soul’s truth and what I needed most. That’s what it means to be truly soul-led.

If you need help balancing your daily grind with your your Self-Full mind, body & soul practice then why not give my book “Self-Full Living Workbook” a whirl. It’s available through Amazon via the link.

You might also like to join our Facebook Community for Women Soul-Led & Self-Full where we’re starting a 7 Self-Full Living Challenge on this blog’s publish date!

It’s easy to get so engrossed in the day to day that you don’t leave room for what really nourishes you… and I’m going nowhere without this one thing… Me!

Love Jo xxx

Monday Musings – Out Of The Woods

Deep in meditation this morning with the intention of clearing the confusion over one thing or another, I found myself shepherded deep into an ancient boreal forest by a guard of Archangels. Lining each side of an almost non-existent leaf-strewn path, the angels funnelled me towards a majestic gnarly oak, so old it’s heavy boughs grew low, covered with lichen and soft moss. Leaning against the lowest sturdy branch was a familiar presence…

God (or Big G as I like to call Him) had been waiting for me to arrive to soothe my confusion and offer guidance on what action I need to take in my waking life. I perched on the bough beside Him and turned to hold His hand (not that God has hands or is even a man, but this is my meditation… however He chooses to show up for you is fine too).

Reassured by this touch and finding no words necessary, G raised his eyes to the sky and I followed with my gaze as a single red balloon with a matching ribbon  floated up through the branches… a reminder of the game I’ve been playing with God all through the last week that has kept me focused on playfulness and re-established our deep connection. He said softly: “Describe what you see.”

The balloon stood out, the angels were just visible as was the bulk of the oak tree but the whole forest was shrouded in a beautiful enchanting mist. Though deep in meditation I could feel the dense fresh moist air, smell the damp leaves and hear the sounds of the forest all around me. Holding my hand G stood up and led me a little way into the mist, I couldn’t see beyond the end of my nose but had complete trust in Source to guide me. We stopped abruptly as I felt the ground ahead of me end. “A precipice?” I asked. He did not answer, just stood there beside me holding my hand. I chose to sit and dangle my feet over the edge. To my surprise my toes were met by a fast running freezing cold stream.

“Now what do you understand?” He asked. I began to explain that I did not know how deep the water was or how far it was to the other side. “And what does all this tell you?”

“That things that seem dangerous may not be, but that movement in any direction without further information might be treacherous and cause more problems than I can anticipate.”

“In other words?” He prompted…

“I’m not ‘out of the woods’ yet.”

I knew that any action I took today to address my query may be a trigger for something or someone, inviting consequences I can not see, so I asked G:  “About what should I write then?” He simply said: “Write about the woods…”

Whenever you move from one state to another, out of one situation and into another, letting go of old patterns, and addictions to embrace freedom of mind, body and spirit, there is a time in between, where one wrong move can set you back to where you began. Stay still, pray for guidance and recognise the majesty of not knowing… G created the woods, He knows where you are and what dangers you face… let Him lead for a while.

Principle 2: I AM Detached is The Wholly Grail’s invitation to surrender to where you are.

More later… x

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Check Out So You Can Check In

One of the most crucial Principles in The Wholly Grail is: “I AM Self-Full.”  This mantra is a signal to self that its time to focus on one’s own needs in order to keep mind, body and spirit in good health, good cheer, and a pure, clear channel for universal flow. Sometimes it’s essential that you check out so you can check in.

To check out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle for a short while, in other words retreat, is part of my spiritual practice. At times the universe requires me to make space for new learning, expansion of awareness that can only occur once you stop the flow of clutter to tune in to a purer stream of collective higher consciousness… that’s what I mean by “check in.”

At certain stages of the journey, God (or whatever your chosen name for that Higher Power might be) steers me in a direction for personal learning that has little or nothing to do with me as a teacher at this time, but everything to do with me as a student of life… my own life. The lessons shunt me into unfamiliar and often uncomfortable territory allowing me to unlock and heal parts of myself that until the Divine download occurs I had no idea were even an issue.

Checking in to your Higher Power to look deeper within is a part of self-discovery. My last few days of retreat have uncovered for me some deeply ingrained fears and patterns that I now recognise playing out in every aspect of my daily life in the outer world: my teaching style, my health, my relationships, my ability to receive the abundance of the universe… the list is extensive. And though there is momentary grief in the realisation of the obstacles I have placed in my own way, there is also now intense power in the wisdom gained through the inner journey. The Grail Knight must undergo such quests when called to do so… and we are all Grail Knights.

I’m not done yet with this time out from the world of noise, I’m not done with this time of internal exploration. Learning is an exquisite part of my own journey that I do for me… and for you.

Wishing you a weekend of incredibly poignant discovery of self.

More later… x

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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