Tag Archives: Divine Timing

Handling The Process of Liberation

I can’t begin to describe to you how difficult and yet strangely comforting the last week or so has been, as I have been launched unexpectedly into handling the process of liberation. The sudden death of a loved one around the time of the new moon, a change in direction over an elderly parent’s care and a hiccup in my own health, have all pushed me to re-embrace parts of myself that I had mistakenly cast aside in the melee of daily life.

Liberation is sometimes a gentle letting go of the things that we have outgrown, but oftentimes it comes as a shock ending of something that we naively believed would be there forever. Nothing in nature is permanent and we are therefore advised in every spiritual tradition to live in the now and attach to nothing.

Human nature though, has us forming bonds for our own survival, a hang up from the days when primative tribal mentality was still the norm across the entire globe.

As we are jolted by whatever means from our intrinsic trance-like state, just long enough to see clearly the bigger plan that is subtly shielded from us in order that we continue along our daily charade, we are forced to look at our own mortality and our own sense of posessive ownership of the things, people and connections around us. Even our own bodies are on loan from the universe, as a vehicle for exploring the realm in which we find ourselves. But it’s a beautiful game and one we were falling over ourselves to be a part of no doubt.

Handling the process of liberation though, is a game of slowing down and getting to grips with where you are. I have found myself speeding up, leaning into the experience of expelling the unwanted… not gripping, not resisting but in complete opposition… forcing the process to continue. Daring the universe in a bold “let’s just get on with it then” kind of attitude. It’s not the way.

If you are handling this letting go process or finding yourself in a grieving stage, be mindful that Source has a timetable, one that is designed for you to handle even if it feels like you are falling apart (or holding it together). You are not in control of the speed at which the universe purges your karma or even how long it will take to reach your destiny.

Be prepared to let go… don’t rush forward, don’t hold back… let nature take it’s course and you will arrive exactly where you are meant to be, exactly when you are meant to be there.

Now is the time to practice extreme self-care (Principle 6), self-love (Principle 1) and forgiveness (Principle 3).

Allow yourself to feel.

Jo x

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Rediscovering Your Light – The Music In Me

This moment feels like an awakening, where many are opening up to the message within. The music in me has been activated at a level I have not experienced before and it feels like the dawn of a new age of light, following on from what I feel I want to refer to as my dark years.

The music in me was present at my birth and has simply been lying dormant, awaiting a time when Spirit decided to activate the next level.

The first recognisable activation was a total breakdown of my health in 2003, the second in 2008 when I quit my corporate job to work for spirit, the next occurred in 2012 when I began to unravel what I had built… at that precise time Spirit unlocked my understanding of The Grail… The Grail had always been my music but had now found a structure: a melody.

The dismantling has taken me 7 years, dark years. I don’t use the word dark to describe something bad or to be feared, but more to describe the time a seed spends in the fertile earth waiting to be awakened by spring. A remembering of love in the womb-like state before rebirth.

Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, the focus of the Intuitive Chalice Oracle at the weekend, proposes the ingress of light that in turn flows out through each of us to be transmitted through our own unique melody like the in-breath and the out-breath of the universe… The dark years are your whole being inhaling.

Darkness seems to absorb light until it becomes so saturated that when it’s consumed enough, it shines.

Consider the flow then to be a slower process, the blink of an eye in universal terms but in terms of a human lifespan: the in-breath can take years… light years.

Now entering the light years, my music is shifting… The melody remains as it was but the key has changed.

Becoming a channel for Spirit requires that you trust the process, allowing for the dreamtime, the dark years where the music is reforming and maturing, where the light is reshaping the vessel and new understanding is carving away the shell of the seed. When the time is right there will be no question… no need to ask if the light has returned… it was always within you transforming you at a cellular level for the moment when Source calls to you to say: “Now exhale, child.”

The music is in you too. It exists as your own unique purpose, mission and at some point, passion. Trust that when the time is right, the world will hear you exhale.

If you would like help through the healing and reshaping of your dark years and understanding where you are on your Grail path, please do get in touch or book a transformative session.

More later… x

Tap Into The Wisdom Within

Life speeds up and slows down according to Divine Will. Just because you think you are ready for something to happen doesn’t mean the universe is ready to proceed yet. All pieces must come into alignment for the next phase of the adventure to be unlocked, rather like a video game that requires you to complete all tasks at any stage before the door opens to a new game level. You must tap into the wisdom within to discern what is left undone before you may pass through the gates and receive this particular game badge.

I’ve been contemplating how to complete this current level (of the game of life) for a while now, knowing full well that certain things hold us back whilst others are propelling us forward. That feels very much like two tractors pulling you in opposite directions and you getting really muddied up in the middle to boot. The essence of the mud is the unfinished business still lurking around and more importantly the lessons and the blessings that must be extracted from it. Again, this is where you must tap into the wisdom within to see what, on the surface, you are apparently missing.

This moment holds information and within that information is the key to transformative magic. How do you extract that key though, if you are distracted by the “what was” tractor and the “what might be” tractor? The two ropes attaching you to them are illusory and you can just as easily let go of both and explore the depth and beauty of the mud you are stuck in.

Ask your inner wisdom:

  • What can I affect here?
  • What requires my attention?
  • Where can I be more allowing or accepting?
  • What can I offer to this moment?

Instead of looking at it from the A to B perspective and how you might progress, try approaching this very moment from a mindset of how to put in the maximum possible effort to extract the maximum exquisite magic…

That’s the essence of Grail wisdom… what you put in, you get out.

Principle 2: I AM Detached will help you explore this moment without focus on the next and Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted will instruct you in the art of giving and receiving in equal measure…

If you want to understand the intricacies of Divine Will and the timing involved in your personal evolution, then Principle 1: I AM God, will remind you that you are Divine Will and when you tap into the wisdom within there is no question that you are in the right place at the right time for the right things to happen.

You may as well enjoy the mud bath!

More later… x

Saturday Oracle – Let It Become

The future is flowing towards you at a rate equal to that which you are flowing towards it. I have a simple prayer that I offer before I sleep each night as part of my own practice, it goes like this:

“Divine Father, As I fall asleep tonight, it is my intention to come and find you. Please meet me halfway. Amen.”

It implies that you only have to set off in the right direction, with the right intention and keep your heart and mind open to receive the signs that life is responding to your moves with moves of its own.

This week as Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, the aspect of the Grail that handles flow, receptivity and reward teams up with the deep indigo of the 3rd eye chakra which encompasses vision, prophecy and the ability to process intellectual information, the disparate pieces of an old idea or plan come into focus and something that felt blocked and impossible, now shows signs of making strides towards you.

It may have been some time since you made your move, you may have even stopped trying in the time between its inception and the evidence now about to show up for you, thinking that your efforts had gone unmatched and unnoticed. The truth though was that the distance between where you began and your ultimate goal was so vast that the steep curve in the bridge between the two prevented you from seeing how far God had travelled from the other side to meet you on this issue.

Can you curb your frustration, your impatience and your previous disappointment enough now to allow the meeting in the middle to take place? It might have been years and you might have given up. You may have chalked up your old vision to the failure pile and settled for a scaled down version of your now less than perfect outcome… are you able now, even after giving up hope of ever fulfilling your dream, to let it become?

When these two energies reach out for each other the flow of events draw your requirements into alignment with your intentions. Just yesterday I was talking about focusing on the big picture and letting go of the details… it’s the Divine’s job to move the pieces into play at the perfect moment but now they are beginning to turn up its your job to refocus on the vision and make a decision: Do you want what you said you wanted and are you willing to commit to being its steward upon its arrival?

Being Open-Hearted is a responsibility… if you want to be a teacher you must teach responsibly, if you want to be a musician then you must commit to making music, if you want a relationship you must commit to being a gracious partner, in fact everything you want comes with a commitment.

If God is to meet you on the bridge of dreams this week with whatever you had almost forgotten you asked for, then you must face Him head on and vow to be receptive to the form in which its being delivered and to show gratitude by the way you commit to taking care of the gift.

There are still a few steps left to reach the halfway point and you will need to show you still want this miracle… step forward, open your arms and welcome Destiny on its own terms.

Let it become.

More later… x

Monday Mind Manoeuvre – Discerning The Jumping Off Point

Divine timing is a tricky phenomenon to negotiate. For any plan or idea to work to your full advantage you have to know the optimum moment to launch yourself towards the outcome you desire. The leap of faith needed to transform the potential into the tangible is often less about faith and more about calculated risk: discerning the jumping off point is key to landing safely into your chosen scenario of success.

I remember as a kid, learning to get on and off a spinning roundabout safely without missing the spot or going hurtling head first towards the tarmac (we didn’t have all your soft surface playgrounds back then you understand, none of your “health and safety gone mad” measures you see today). The trick was to jump early…

When you see the moment approaching, by the time you have thought to yourself “I’ll go now” the moment has past you by and you have to wait for it to come around again.

Life is very much like the roundabout, it is moving in constant cycles and often when we think we are ready to jump it is because life is riding high for us so we are reassured of a soft landing or a favourable reception, but like The Wheel in a tarot deck, fate and fortune are always at play and the point at which you are most secure, the external circumstances are already transforming into less favourable. If I was a master of ancient Chinese philosophy I’d be probably be describing yin and yang and saying “the seed of night already exists within the height of the day,” and vice versa.

You may be looking at a situation in your life right now and feeling bemused because it appears that the optimum moment to make your leap of faith is cruelly moving further away from you. Things don’t look so favourable now and your insecurity is rising making your ability, or more accurately your willingness to jump less likely. This is the point when you shrink back and wait for it to come around again… but here’s the thing: when it spins back in your favour, by the time you’re confident… yep, you missed it again.

The moral of this story is that there is never a good time to jump, that’s why it’s called a leap of faith. That point on the roundabout that you’re aiming for is not the only point on the roundabout, the height of the day is not the only point in the day, the important thing is to get on board and start the ride even if it’s a less than elegant landing, even if you have to adjust position once you’re on-board, even if you have to cling on for dear life feeling a bit disoriented and dizzy by the change in perspective, perhaps even a bit battered and bruised by the handlebars as you awkwardly grab hold of this spinning adventure.

The Wheel of Fortune doesn’t stop to invite you to climb aboard, if there’s something you want, don’t wait for it to tell you it’s ready before you commit to it and jump… ready lasts for only seconds… if you’re waiting for encouragement, this is it, but the actual leap is all up to you and whenever you’re ready (but better still just before).

Meanwhile life keeps spinning.

Principle 2: I AM Detached

Happy Monday… x

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Monday Mind Manoeuvre – Taking The Next Natural Step

When you see life as a journey along a path, The Grail Path for example, each stage becomes a step that leads to the next and the next and so on. Taking the next natural step is a sign that you are ready for whatever life is revealing and you’re in alignment with what destiny has in store.

When something stops being big and scary and becomes just the next logical action in a series of cumulative lessons, it is evidence that divine timing has lined up all the relevant pieces to create an energetic bridge across what may once have seemed like a vast chasm.

A concept I use when introducing people to their guardian angels when they have never done anything like it before, is the visualisation of the rainbow bridge…

Standing on the edge of a great precipice, the other side clearly out of reach and the depths below obscured by a mysterious mist. You here a faint and gentle whisper, haunting and yet subtle in rhythm and pitch, calling you forward: “I’m here. Trust.” As the voice gets gradually louder and more reassuring you notice the mist begin to rise with its soft melody from the depths of the chasm below. Once the mist has risen high enough for the light to shine upon it, the light is refracted through the water vapour and forms a beautiful rainbow bridge to the other side…. and the voice calls you softly to cross the light bridge, step by step, fully supported by divine assistance and faith, whereupon reaching the other side of the great divide your guardian angel is waiting for your arrival with open arms.

It’s a beautiful visualisation and holds within it the seeds of wisdom for any apparently unreachable goal. Just because you couldn’t always see the bridge, or indeed the next step, doesn’t mean it wasn’t there or won’t show up when you need it to.

Whatever huge leap of faith you may be asked to take this week, believe that it is the next natural step and the chasm between where you are and where you want to be is actually just a matter of focusing on the light and believing the rainbow will appear when the timing is right.

May your Monday bring you a bridge to your dearest wishes.

Principles 2 & 7

More later… x

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Refocus On Terminated Timelines – How About Now?

Although I only managed an abridged oracle reading on Facebook this week due to the turbulent transfer of the website to a new permanent home, (it’s now arrived safely), if you’ve been keeping up you may have noticed it was very much about checking in with your internal compass.

This has been playing out for me over the last few days in a mentally exhausting trip down memory lane to a series of terminated timelines. By terminated timelines I mean things like abandoned projects, ideas, goals and even friendships and relationships that seemed to fall by the wayside as life shifted to and fro.

I haven’t been on a self-absorbed reminiscent mission or anything, in fact I’ve been consciously present with whatever I’m doing (mainly to get through the list and displace the overwhelm), but at the most random of moments an idea will pop in my head that is an idea that I benched years ago.

The universe seems to be saying “How about now?”

We often think of terminated timelines as failures, things that didn’t work, but I’m currently considering the the whole concept of Divine Will and Timing. What if those old hopes and dreams, ideas and inspirations weren’t failures? What if they were just in cold storage until Source deemed the time to be right?

While my particular compass is spinning back and forth through this week and I’m doing only what’s required of me with as much grace as is humanly possible, (except for my tai chi/qi gong lesson last night where I was decidedly aggressive and grace had nothing to do with it, leaving us all in fits of hysterics), I’m not in a state of trying to conceive anything new right now, rather to fulfil and complete what’s already present… clearing the decks so to speak. I’m aware of the herald of new energy arriving and the angels are showing me omens of that energy catching me up from the past. Something that wouldn’t have worked back then is shortly to present itself as an option now.

But there’s a problem with that… I’m a contrary little shit when it comes to being managed (see Monday’s insight), even if I’m being managed by God! My initial reaction to the thought of anyone or anything saying “not then but now” instantly created a rise of defiance in me: “well what if it’s not convenient for me right now?” “What if I don’t want it?” (At this point my less childish higher self is shaking her head in despair uttering “can’t you see God is attempting to deliver you a gift?”

So, having noticed the incoming energy and omens, having mentally exhausted myself trying to pin down the exact nature of the message whilst completing a gruelling schedule, having given my ego a good talking to about gratitude and acceptance, having kicked the shit out of some imaginary foe in what’s supposed to be a peaceful exercise, and having returned to the Grail for peace as is its purpose here’s what I found….

Principle 1: I AM God, so if He’s holding up the past as a new option then actually so am I.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, so if I let go of control over how and when whatever it is shows up I will not destroy today with mental exhaustion about tomorrow.

Principle 3: I AM Human, so I forgive myself for the temporary defiance and learn to laugh at my ego’s belief it has any power over Principle 1.

Principle 4: I AM Truth, so anyone’s opinions (including my own) about where I’ve been and what’s gone before has no bearing on who I am and where I am today.

Principle 5: I AM Liberated, so I will not allow my fear of losing what is, to inhibit my allowing what might be.

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full, so I choose to nurture my own well-being through any turbulence and change.

and finally…

Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, so I have the capacity to allow the universe to bestow abundance in any form upon me and let it flow as it will… to, through and from me.

Now I’m ready to see how the story ends.

More later… x

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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

Left Behind

They say timing is everything, (whoever they are). Synchronicity, a long term buzz word of the spiritual community describes being in the right place at the right time for the right things to happen… The rest of the world might call this pure coincidence but this all depends on your beliefs about a bigger picture and a Divine plan guiding your life.

Personally, I choose to believe in something bigger, but being human as I am (Principle 3), this belief often gets caught up in fearful thinking that there won’t be enough… enough time, enough resources, enough love, enough anything… that I’ll be in the wrong place, I’ll miss the opportunity and somehow I’ll get left behind.

Lack mentality, another self-help, spiritual buzz word,  is the term used to describe this phenomenon of perceiving there will never be enough and its a catalyst for war, violence and hatred as we as a species scramble for the first place in the line… obviously I’m making reference to this Black Friday thing that everyone is talking about.

Just one day after Thanksgiving and we are suddenly as ungrateful as you can get in a “more, more, more” rush to get ahead just in case we miss out on something… something that we never actually wanted in the first place.

Despite my occasional tendencies towards forgetting that the universe has my share put aside for the exact moment when I need it, I’m giving this free-for-all a wide birth. I don’t remember the massive sales being a part of any nativity and the gifts that arrived in the stable didn’t come with a reduced sticker.

If I’m not in the right place at the right time for the right thing to happen then it was never the right place, the right time or the right event… synchronicity cannot be contrived, that defeats the object altogether. If you haven’t got it then you don’t need it, if you need it, the universe will deliver without you needing to fight for it.

Let this apply to all your wants in this moment and you will be truly blessed.

More later… x

 

Be Light of Heart

It’s the first Monday of the month and that can only mean one thing: challenge day!

There are so many things in this world that you have absolutely no control over but whether or not you choose to enjoy the current experience is definitely not one of them.

Enjoyment, joy, is a sensation that comes from within and begins with the acceptance at your core, of the beauty of where you are at this particular juncture of proceedings regardless of the perceived outer discomfort. Believing in divine perfect timing combined with the empowerment that can only come from recognising that there is always a choice, removes the sense of helplessness that can overcome any given situation when you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. You’re an infinite being and the external apparent mayhem is only temporary however unsatisfactory it may feel.

The challenge then, being as we are already into June: let yourself be guided by the carefree attitude that summer affords, let your choices be guided by the search for joy… not out there, but within.

Be light of heart and don’t take it all so seriously!

I’ll be back tomorrow with the next instalment of The Five Hurdles…

More later… x