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August Oracle – Surrender To Higher Will

Your ego is always going to want to control your destiny, but your destiny is always in the process of unfolding. Sooner or later your ego has to recognise that it must surrender to Higher Will.

This combination from The Grail’s Intuitive Chalice Oracle, matching the 3rd Grail Principle: I AM Human, with the transmutational violet power of the potent crown chakra, brings the lowe-self into alignment with the higher-self in a way that reminds us who we are when we strip away the illusion of who we believe ourselves to be.

August is bringing a shift in your perspective. One where your plans will collapse in spectacular style when the universe shows you a doorway to a higher path that you hadn’t yet considered (or considered but quickly discounted).

You have probaly heard the saying: “Man plans and God laughs!” This is the essence of this oracle combination. I have to add though, that this isn’t a bad omen, indeed, it brings forward the potential for miracles to appear in your life, but they are the kind of miracles that even the most seasoned of optimist wouldn’t believe could show up for them.

It might feel a little like having a conversation with an expert (in this case the ego and I use the term ‘expert’ loosely). The expert is carefully explaining to you why you can’t have a pet unicorn and adamantly insisting that that isn’t possible for you. Not because unicorns don’t exist you understand, but more because you aren’t qualified to handle witnessing one… enter the unicorn stage left, complete with a tag on it saying: “Enjoy Your Unicorn, love from the Universe!” At this point your ego, who has been spouting shit in your subconscious for the last 20 years about how you aren’t good enough, suddenly clears it’s throat, turns bright red and loosens it’s tie, conceding its inacuracy with extreme embarrassment.

You see, Your Higher Self has a timetable that aligns with the universal plan and your ego is neither privvy to the plan nor the potential… it only understands the limitations of what it has already experienced.

Now here is where your work comes in and it needs to do so quickly. You and your ego are not separate and the ego will not give up without a fight. When your miracle arrives, if you do not surrender to your higher will and the higher will of the universe you will sabotage yourself by scaring the crap of the unicorn and causing it to bolt before you even have a chance to offer it a sugar lump.

Let me be a little less metaphorical with my examples:

  • The job of your dreams is offered to you even though you told yourself you would never get it but before you get in the door you insult your new boss.
  • The perfect partner shows up and asks you for a date but you tell him you are busy because you have to wash your hair or go and squeeze your bum pimple! (Sorry, that was just unnecessary).
  • … You get the picture, right?

This combination asks that you forgive your ego so that it doesn’t feel the need to sabotage you further. Being proved wrong, even by your own soul or your destiny can be triggering. This is not a time to stick your tongue out at your own ego and make fun of how wrong it was (which would actually be your ego berating itself), it’s a time to step into grace and self-understanding. Your ego is there to protect you from harm, so reassure it/yourself that you understand why it/you tried to hold you back from what might hurt you. Allow it to understand that expansion is desired here and together you can navigate the learning process because that is what life is.

So your ego isn’t an expert? So what!

Your soul has got you covered… and it’s not programmed to gloat. As you surrender to higher will (yours and the universe’s), your world will open up to new possibilities and new pathways and your ego will eventually expand through new information too.

Right, that’s it from me. Let me know how your unicorn shows up this month and forgive your ego for getting it so wrong.

Love, Jo xxx

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Saturday Oracle – Back To Bliss

It’s been a fair while since this combination came up and likewise the current renaissance that it is heralding. Principle 1: I AM God, fully embraces the effervescent yellow solar plexus chakra this week steering you back to bliss.

For a few months there has been a low energy to the Oracle which finally began to break last week, revealing a much lighter tone. What began then with relief is now moving through peace and into that blissful state the cards are suggesting… but what is new and how can you optimize the energy?

The Wholly Grail’s Principle 1 is the realisation of your own divinity, the solar plexus chakra is the house of you ego where your personal power is energetically seated. When the latter is fully aware and embracing the former it is easy to reach a transcendent state. Transcendence, in this case means to rise above the mundane.

For a while you may have been attempting to escape your reality by burying your head in the sand, but then being constantly reminded of that same tangible world at every turn – the discord between the reality and the fantasy constantly causing a separation from your soul-self. Now though, this transcendent state has allowed you to rise above the reality, not through pretending your world is different but through actually seeing it differently through God’s eyes: your enlightened eyes, inviting back an inner knowing that you have the power to transform the world by playing with it lightly.

This playful state has no manipulation about it, instead it is an innocent childlike wonder of “what happens when I do this?” Followed swiftly by delight in the unexpected results.

As this week progresses you can play your way through it by looking for Source energy in everything… hide and seek with the Divine! Be sure to laugh out loud and clap your hands at the synchronicities and ask for what you want, being sure to acknowledge every ridiculous thing that gets delivered… even if it’s not quite in the form you imagined. Glee will stem from acknowledging your magic… and magic will manifest in acknowledgment of your glee!

Have an amazing week… x

 

First Monday Challenge – Revealing The Master Illusionist

After a lot of consideration I decided to follow this train of thought to see where it led me. Being the first Monday of the month, shying away from whatever is challenging is against my self-declared process and so we must be prepared to dive deep down the rabbit hole in search of our own answers and face head on what scares us the most. In my case that would be in revealing the master illusionist.

First let us understand the illusion a little better…

Someone has led you back to the point where you fall asleep and forget that you’ve been here before. I don’t mean in the reincarnation sense of having lived a physical life in a different time in a different body, though that would demonstrate this cycle on a lager scale, I mean you are going around and around with something, never really moving forward but instead being lulled into believing you are making progress when really you are being controlled, manipulated, placated. Like placing a dummy (pacifier) into the mouth of a crying baby and whispering “there there,” as the child settles and sleeps believing, at least temporarily, that the very thing that made them cry has been solved.

The master illusionist is a comforter and the means’ by which he or she comforts are mere distractions from that which would bring permanent relief and escape from the repetition of pain and peace…

Addiction is an easy hook by which to control. The promise of the substance provides a lure, the provision of a small sample of the craved for poison buys the illusionist time… is it a drug, alcohol, food, videogames, sex and romance, shopping? That temporary relief provides the “Ah yes, this time I will have what I want and this feeling I have now is proof that it’s on its way.” And now you’re asleep once more. You’ve forgotten that you’ve had a taste of this so-called proof before and you’ve forgotten that however many times you’ve repeated “it will be different this time,” here you are again.

Revealing the master illusionist is simple: who benefits from keeping you in denial of your true situation? Who now has perceived limitations as an excuse for stilted expansion? Who has created an infrastructure set up to withhold connection and intimacy? Who has ensured nobody has expectations of them that cannot be fulfilled thus negating the chance of failure, rejection and ridicule?

There will always be mirrors of the illusionist, others sent to highlight the original, those who have identified the strings, bonds and chains. They will, offer samples of the things you crave, take advantage of the devoted clientele you provide, but the true face of the master illusionist is the one that seeks out a new source of poison when a vendor dries up, the one that finds replacement numbing agents to lull you back to sleep when the pain of being awake gets to unbearable. The master illusionist will always be YOU… and the illusion will always be that you are helpless to help yourself. Only the poison changes form and whatever form it takes you convince yourself it holds all the power.

Today’s challenge is to stay awake, even if you partake of your own particular poison, do so with your eyes wide open and acknowledge the decision consciously.

At every moment through today and this week when you choose to indulge in distraction or addiction, repeat the words “I know what I’m doing and I’m choosing to do it anyway… at least until I find a permanent solution and my freedom no longer frightens me.”

Principles 3 & 5. Later this week I might go deeper into why we fear freedom.. but for now…stay awake.

More later… x

How To Avoid Conflict Through Honouring Each Other

The ego is an amazing mechanism that individuates the cosmic soup into a personality recognisable as you. You could say that its the ego that makes you unique and drives you to express that combination of skills and talents and particular gifts that allow you to be an asset in the world to carry out Divine service. The ego gets a bad rep though because of its conflicting agenda when it comes to those gifts.

As a species we are herd animals, we need each other. The ego fights between “fit in,” ” no, stand out.” “Lead,” “no, follow!” “We’re a team,” “no, I’m an individual!” It’s all a bit exhausting and emanates from a fear of not being able to reconcile the physical separation of a human existence with the connectivity of all things that our higher aspects are constantly trying to remind our ego’s.

Conflict between ego’s is an extension of that same irreconcilable internal conversation. Two people who have forgotten the number one Principle of The Wholly Grail: I AM God. This affirmation of Divinity and therefore connectivity simply means I am you and you are me and we fight because we’ve forgotten.

The world needs everything that you have to offer, and so it is with me, and the differences that become apparent when we focus all our attention upon them with a critical, judgmental and unforgiving eye become ugliness as we compile evidence of separation, but when we turn our full attention to what unites us, what similarities and complementary attributes we share, something beautiful emerges… it’s called love.

The universal energy that connects all things exists, whether we choose to acknowledge it’s presence or turn away from it, whether we choose to bury it under hatred and revenge in the name of self-preservation or simply accept that all is fair in love, and that war is actually a masquerade of the most insidious thief that exists: fear.

Conflict can only end by surrendering fear into the arms of love. Love which allows your uniqueness to stand out in service of the team whilst honouring, not coveting, the uniqueness of every member of that team as you honour yourself.

I am you, you are me… when we fight we descend towards mutually assured destruction. I’m not prepared to wound what I honour.

Archangel Zadkiel, The Angel of The Violet Flame, is there to be called upon to transmute fear, conflict and all negative vibrations, settling karmic stories and encouraging all involved to choose a higher path of mercy and love. Let him be our best friend as we all refocus on peace.

More later… x

 

The Dancer’s Dual

Grail Oracle 3Grail Oracle Red

A few weeks ago The Sacred Chalice card came out of the set and though at the time I suspected it was in positive mode I also explained that it had a negative side that if chosen from the deck may mean that you are hitting rock bottom and in need of rebuilding energetically from scratch (see The Sacred Chalice here). The reason I bring it up now is that this combination is leading you down the garden path to exactly that, unless you make changes now to correct your course.

The Dancer’s Dual is a combination of Principle 3: I AM Human and the blood red of the base or root chakra.

The base chakra is your connection to your body’s physical state and energy, the chakra’s health is directly related to the provision of material and physical needs such as food, shelter, safety and also adequate rest. When out of balance it can, at its worst create exhaustion as well as produce negative feelings of  irritability, anger, rage and resentment (usually when those needs are not being met).

Combining this energy drain with the “Human” and therefore fallible factor suggests that a lack of forgiveness and a hurt ego are involved here and that conflict is at the root cause of the depletion.

There’s a famous dance, it’s called the tango… it’s full of passion and angst. She pushes him away, they struggle and strut, he drags her back, spins her around etc… it’s all very dramatic but the biggest problem with this dancer’s dual is that as spectacular as it looks to the outside world, when played out between two people as a real life struggle with real life aggression and ego involved, the dance has anything but a beautiful ending, the symbolic red rose held between the teeth of one of the participants ends up chewed up and spat out and the two dualists, through a lack of that forgiveness, end up exhausted having squandered vital resources defending their position.

Of course there is another layer to the combination that only occurred to me last night and that is that all the petty disputes and quarrels between family, loved ones, partners etc. mean exactly squat when someone gets sick… poignant for me today.

I hope you have the opportunity to embrace the forgiveness needed this week before drastic intervention puts everything in perspective for you.

More next week… x