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Letting Your Soul Speak

Have you ever noticed that when you are at your most relaxed, for example in dream state, that the things that have been filling your waking thoughts often show up in a new way? Letting your soul speak to you in this way helps you to cut through the clutter and go right to the heart of the question.

The soul voice doesn’t lie, that’s why as part of my Grail teachings I focus on soul-life alignment. When you begin to understand the way in which your soul speaks and the language it uses, you become attuned to the universal flow and life begins to open up.

For the last few days I have been talking about an “upper limit problem.” The term Upper Limit Problem (ULP) was coined by Gay Hendricks in his book “The Big Leap” and refers to the point where you have reached the highest level of your own comfort zone or perhaps just begun to crack through it. That is the point where the old self begins to sabotage your progress by any means necessary. Its the point where you’ve just had the best experience of your life and then you go and get sick, or you meet the guy of your dreams and the relationship is going so well that you go all paranoid and turn into a psycho, insecure bitch. It’s the point where you land your dream job and then start staying out late celebrating and then showing up late to work… the list goes on.

The reason I’m mentioning the ULP is that, after the last few days of discussing it, I had the most simple and yet extraordinary dream… a dream where I noticed that a ceiling tile had been moved slightly and there was a gap. Disliking anything seemingly out of place and being a little bit OCD about it, I decided to get a dining chair, climb up and fix the tile… the moment I touched it, the whole ceiling came down!

Now, in real life I don’t have ceiling tiles but that ceiling does symbolically represent an upper limit. My soul voice was showing me that I personally am worried about aproaching my own ULP. But for me, the crack in the ceiling was already unstable enough that even if I try to “fix it,” or go back to what was, it’s too late to turn back now and the whole damn thing is about to open up. That’s good news right? It means I’m beyond sabotaging the next step of the journey. As with any upper limit problem though, the part of me that fears change is on high alert and trying to sabotage progress regardless.

As I listened to my own soul voice through observing the continuing dream, I noticed that the real concern kept coming up for me. My soul showed me what my ego was afraid of, but as I observed how I felt about that, I realised that it wasnt as a big a deal as my small self was imagining. It was about how life has to change, how community has to change, how friendships will shift etc. All those things are a natural part of growth and those that grow with me are meant to stick around, those that don’t resonate with the new level of connection and consciousness will fall away… always with my love and gratitude. I’m fine with that level of flow.

By letting your soul speak you give yourself an opportunity to catch yourself before the saboteur takes over the operation and, who knows? You might just realise you love the new space more once that ceiling comes down and you see the sky is the limit.

Let me know in the comments:

  • What is your soul trying to tell you through your dreams?
  • What “Upper Limit Problem” are you facing right now?
  • What’s you inner saboteur up to at the moment?

Let’s get you back in alignment and put that sneeky little sucker back to bed!

Love Jo x

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Weekly Oracle – Deciphering Dreamspeak

It’s complicated. I’m writing this almost at the height of a Pisces Full Moon when intuition is at an all time high but emotion is equally as dramatic. When you are a priestess and the veil between world’s is your place of work its important to keep one foot in this world lest you become lost in a place of no real substance. Deciphering dreamspeak is about knowing what’s real and what’s not, but it’s also about trusting your senses beyond your senses to guide you in all you do.

This week Principle 4: I AM Truth attaches itself to the higher dimensional violet crown chakra to ask you to believe what your dreams are telling you. I experienced this first had yesterday when a dream gave me the answer to a riddle I was supposed to solve later in the day, but the negative emotion attached to the dream’s symbolism caused me to dismiss it and then spent the evening kicking myself for second-guessing the evidence. (Luckily it was a night out with the girls and a murder mystery game that needed solving rather than a real life crises).

But there are real life riddles to be solved right now and the energy of the week is wrapped in the most powerful guidance and truth coming from your higher wisdom, through the language of dreams, symbols and omens, through the language of the stars and planets, the leaves and the wildlife… The subtle realms are speaking volumes at present. 

Your truth is expanding as you tune in to the most non-physical vibrational version of yourself that is intimately entwined with all-that-there-is…

If there is someone you need to connect with: feel their heart essence and know. If there is an answer you are searching for: feel for the essence of resolution and know. If there is a decision to be made: feel for the essence of the lighter path and know. The answers will flood through your being at the point of least resistance… during your dreamtime.

It’s up to you then not to get lost in the nebulous world where the answers exist and instead reach in, retrieve the truth and apply it in your waking life.

Merry Moon x

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Dragon Reading here.

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

 

 

Saturday Oracle – An Unacceptable Dream

The crown chakra is back in play this week as is Principle 4: I AM Truth. This combination makes the emergence of hidden information accessible through your dreams as the subconscious pushes insights to the surface the only way it can. But this is an unacceptable dream and disturbance may follow.

For such a long time you’ve been battling to see certain key details that have remained buried deep within. The conscious mind sees what it wants to see, rationalises elements and happenings into neat manageable packages and dismisses what doesn’t fit with the plan it has in place, let’s call it selective cognition. The subconscious however, sees everything, stores everything, but has the inability to rationalise anything… basically your subconscious is a mess waiting to be acknowledged and healed. Don’t be fooled into thinking that your conscious mind is the part of you that’s up to the job of healing it though, that privilege belongs to your higher self who has a much more even keeled handle on things and understands the true nature of what’s relevant to the big picture  and what’s not, and though nothing is dismissable, should be placed in the “accepted and assimilated” filing cabinet.

As the subconscious begins to throw up some really quite weird and possibly even disturbing dreams this week you may find it difficult to accept and assimilate the truth that suddenly comes rushing to the forefront with stark clarity. You might find yourself making statements like “why didn’t I see that?” and “surely that can’t be so.” You may also be tempted to push down the information back into the depths of the inner realms because you still are not ready to face the red flags that have been guiding you back to an appropriate path all along… but this time Big You needs you to listen. The universe is lining up to bring you massive blessings in the next few months but you cannot receive them if you are blinded to their presence by a plan that doesn’t fit with Source’s greater plan.

Keep a dream journal, write down revelations and symbols, insights and stirrings so that you can begin to make sense of the truth that has been present within you. Regardless of how uncomfortable and upsetting, unfathomable or unacceptable, this is the way home to healing and this message that your subconscious is carrying is a clue on your life’s treasure map, don’t dismiss it just because the treasure is buried in a different grid reference to the one you thought. It’s time to trust yourself and what you know deep down to be true.

Wishing you vivid dreams and gentle revelations.

More later… x

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A is for…

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We’ve negotiated our way through preparation and exploration on our mission to get this tree to bare fruit or more precisely our long term dream or goal to take priority and finally be made manifest in the physical world instead of just our minds. If you’ve been following the pear over the last few posts you will know that the emphasis is on you… your dream, your priority… Self-Full Living is a skill and a process, and we sometimes have to ease ourselves in when we’re out of practice, but right now the energy current is one of a cosmic quickening surging towards a pinnacle opportunity which if grasped will deliver your fulfilment, but that requires you to give of yourself, to risk the unknown and to gamble what appears to be security for the promise of something unpredictable.

A is for… Action!

In preparing we were fuelling and healing the physical body to be ready for the task ahead, in exploring we weighed up the options; so now you have a map, the training and stamina, and now your marathon can begin.

Taking action is the scariest part, this where the tree goes from blossoming to baring fruit, without this stage the blossom merely whithers in the bud. What action can you take today that miraculously transforms your life goal from a lovely idea to a tangible possibility?

You may be prone to procrastination, excuses, abandonment or reconsideration of your plan when it comes to the action part, but it’s not a rotten or bitter fruit you want to create, is it? The first step is bound to be the hardest but a baby trying to walk for the first time doesn’t give up before they’ve started and certainly isn’t deterred by the odd fall. If you don’t know what actions to take then perhaps first of all you can swap out your A for ‘advice’ at least until the path becomes clear… but make no mistake, action stands between you and your goal… and its a beautiful goal.

More later… x

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P is for… preparation is the best place to start when it comes to achieving anything. In this case the preparation I’m referring to is the preparation of self. In Wholly Grail terms this means ensuring that the proverbial cup is full so that it may fuel your journey and further more, overflow to help others in theirs.

On Monday I introduced you to the “Symbol of My Success” which takes the form of a pear tree bearing one singular fruit. This fruit represents my ultimate goal in life and its re-emergence in my psyche shows that its time to add momentum to that dream and that this is the perfect time to take guided steps towards achieving it… but am I prepared?

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full is a concept which follows the rule of fulfilling your own needs first. This attitude seems alien to many because we associate this idea with being selfish, especially if we are carers for others, this includes mums, dads, nurses, doctors, teachers, kids with elderly or infirm parents, even pet owners… most of us in fact have to care for others in some way, at some point during our lives… this is a good thing: inter-relating is the primary trigger for human development and besides, life would be tragic if we didn’t care for and about each other, but this alien concept of me-before-you has us feeling guilty for taking a moment for ourselves to care about the greatest asset you possess: your body, mind and spirit… the component parts that make up this particular incarnation of you.

Preparation this week includes taking a look at the obstacles between you and your goal that exist within you and then making a plan and taking action to address each one… here’s what I mean :

If it’s yourself to run a marathon but you are overweight and seriously unfit and have never run even for a bus, then you need to get on a healthy eating plan and start with some gentle stretches and supervised cardio, right?

If you have a passion for interior design and want to decorate your home (or someone else’s) but you can’t climb a ladder or hold your arms above your head  long enough to hang wallpaper then you better take up yoga to improve strength, flexibility and balance… makes sense.

If your dream is to become a mum then you need to make sure your body is in tip top shape not just for the strain that pregnancy will put you under but also for the sleepless nights to come and the endless games of hidee- boo and piggyback you’ll be playing after that!

These are only examples of physical preparation for your journey, later we can discuss the mental and emotional steps to Self-Full Living, for today though, just ask yourself: “Is it just a dream or am I willing to take the necessary steps to bring it to life?” And then ask: “Am I physically capable of the task?”

The answer “no” should be an indication of the next step on your path…

More later… x

 

 

A Greater Dreaming

For the most part I keep Grail wisdom in the land of the everyday; focused on real life, real problems and a quest that most people can relate to, but occasionally I can’t help but wander into the land of myth, legend, mystery and allegory…

Magic has been sought by man for millennia as a way of lifting the spirit from the mundane to the miraculous and for those truly initiated in the field, once your eyes are open to real magik they can never be closed again. Once you have stepped through the veil, the illusion, everything is brighter, clearer and has an unreal quality to it that sets it apart from what you previously experienced to now recognise the dream…

Sure, in this dream there are demons as well as angels but unlike your time spent asleep, the time before you understood you were on a quest, the demons are easier to spot and you have a choice to stay away from them or to engage as a part of your adventure on the path. There are myriad helpers in the great unseen that once your eyes, heart and mind are open will emerge to help you float along through a greater dreaming toward whatever comes next, and any interaction with the other realms will either inspire you or render you speechless but either way you will be changed forever.

I created the Grail with the backdrop of a time when anything was possible, a time of Arthurian Knights, dragons and magik, not because it’s fantasy but because in a land where anything is possible so to are you, in any format that you choose… you can create the life that want, recreate the person you want to be, choose to believe in angels and faeries, dragons and mysterious cups, knights and chivalry… you can choose to build Camelot for yourself from wherever or whatever position you are currently in. That’s true magik.

The membership section of the site is currently under construction… if it were ready today and you were a member you would have access to the “Creating Camelot” programme to help you overhaul your life, plus today we’d be digging deeper into working with the higher realms… until it’s ready though…

I’m off to battle my real life demons with the aid of the faeries in my garden.

More later… x

Blood, Sweat and Tears

I started the week processing subconscious emotional discomfort in various forms of negative traits rising to the surface through my dreams. Dreams are amazing things because they allow you to work through the deeper aspects of the psyche which in a waking state you are perhaps unaware of. The energy it takes to withhold information from your conscious self is incredibly draining and may contribute to an indefinable sense of fatigue, both physical and emotional, rendering you joyless and lacking in vitality without you knowing exactly what the cause is. That being said, exploring and interpreting dream recall is an excellent way through to self healing… but I didn’t want to talk about that today, it was the other aspect of my last post that I wanted to dive into a little deeper: loss and liberation.

Imagine for a moment standing on top of a hill under a solitary tree with a path running down each side. In one direction you would be heading back down the way you came and the other sliding into a brand new adventure… now, are you standing with a red spotted hanky tied to the end of a stick holding the sum of your knowledge or are you standing beside a pile of suitcases and boxes?

Did I mention it’s a long road, you have no transport other than your wits and your ability to make friends along the path? You could always gamble that your new friends won’t mind carrying your baggage with you…

Liberation is about lightening the load, the tree is about strength, longevity, patience and fruitfulness, and it represents shelter and safety; the road offers a choice to go back, to stay put or to explore, and the baggage… well that represents how easy your choice is going to be.

Letting go of the baggage has to be a choice and some times it’s a painful one, especially when you’ve worked so hard and invested so much in terms of time, energy and resources to achieve it: blood, sweat and tears I believe the term is.

When you invest, invest in experience. Experience creates knowledge, wisdom and memories… and they all fit in your red spotted hanky. it’s time to ditch some of the stuff you can’t carry. If you cannot picture what part it plays in your intended new life, let It go.

Principle 5: I AM Liberated.

More later… x

End of The Blame Table

Having just awoken from a particularly violent dream and still feeling a little shaken by the apparent underlying emotion of anger that must exist within me in order to allow my subconscious to enact such visions of potential rage, I’m intent on unravelling a part of The Grail that on some level I have yet to reconcile with.

I AM Liberated. It seems a ludicrous statement after my opening sentences but as “I AM” gives a command to the universe, if you use the term often enough according to the laws of the universe you become what you constantly attest to be.

Principle 5, in this case disturbing my sleep, is about letting go of things that are no longer meant to be a part of ones journey. When somebody or something leaves of its own accord, my ability to let go is what’s known as an open door policy, you come, you go, you stay a while or you don’t, I grieve, I move on. What happens though when that thing or person is taken away?

Blame is a horrific sentiment and was the route cause of my bad dream so that’s where I’m starting my cleansing process today and I’m starting with the ultimate detergent: Principle 3: I AM Human. Principle 3 embraces the art of forgiveness and in this case it’s me that I need to forgive, firstly for the underlying capacity to hold such darkness as all human beings do and secondly because the questions like “Did I do the right thing?” “Should I have fought harder for what was mine?” “Did I let down someone or something that needed me?” These questions are all punishments that I don’t need to endure and whoever sits at the other end of the blame table has a unique perspective of human need and naivety that warrants the same level of forgiveness.

So on that note, today I wish you a day of self-forgiveness, liberation and peace. May you be blessed inside your own Grail.

More later… x