Tag Archives: Evolution

How To Handle The Downside Of Upleveling

I have to admit I really don’t this term that has become the watchword for raising your game and your vibration. What I’ve discovered I like even less are the potential pitfalls of the process, so here’s how to handle the downside of upleveling…

Growth happens in fits and starts in most forms of life, it is cyclical. That means that there is a stage of discomfort followed by a death of what was, a recovery phase that morphs into a growth spurt and eventually an adaptation stage which allows you to get used to and comfortable with the new level of living.

This cyclical pattern is recognisable in all forms of nature but we as human beings are really bad at consciously recognising which stage we are in or indeed honouring it as a natural part of our own evolution. We rebel against the discomfort of stagnation, we rebel against the letting go (Principle 5) required for death of the old to occur, we rebel against growth favouring what was comfortable and we rebel against the concept of acceptance (Principle 7), at least at first. This rebellion is based around the desire to control the uncontrollable (Principle 2) and the need to find meaning in chaos.

Here’s is how my guides explained it to me in order that I could get with the programme and navigate the excruciating parts of personal transformation:

You want change. We know you do because you have asked for so much, longed for so many new and expansive experiences. We want that for you too, but in order to be more, you must let go of the known and shed the skin of who you once were. You must effectively die to the old self in order to allow a new version of you to be born. You cannot live in the confines of self-imposed restriction with your wings pinned and fly among the high one’s at the same time.

In basic terms if you want to meet people, you have to go where the people are, if you want to learn new things you have to admit you don’t know them… discomfort is the natural predecessor of change and so your comfort zone is going to have to be exited.

If you want to know how to handle the downside of upleveling then you have to get comfortable with your own discomfort. you have to have your eye on your target and understand that the space between where you are and where it exists is an unknown quantity, so you are going to have to get brave, really brave! You are going to have show the universe that the thing you want, the state of being you desire, is worth the risk of feeling like you are out there on a limb, walking a path that may present as if nobody has every walked it before. You are going to have to accept that those you have walked beside might not want to come with you and so you are going to have to dig deep into your well of self-sufficiency to use solitude as a powerhouse for inspiration so that you don’t give into the loneliness of the narrow path ahead. And you are going to have to commit, I mean really commit to moving through the darkness with only your own light to lead the way.

The last stage of the journey is adaptation. This comes when we accept that there is no way back to the place where you began. You don’t belong there any more so you may as well make the most of this new place, this new level of evolvement. It begins with acceptance that nothing is ever going to be the same… and there it is, the key concept in how to handle the downside of upleveling is: acceptance.

Given time, you won’t even remember what all the fuss was about. This new you will eventually become the new normal… and then you’re going to start the process again.

Love Jo x

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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

Monday Mind Management – Are You curious Enough?

By the time you reach adulthood, say 30 or so, you have a fairly good grasp of your version of reality. You could even go as far as to say you are pretty locked in by then. Conditioning has given you a set of rules to work by and a sense of right and wrong and your experience has made you a pretty accurate judge of character, an estimator and a judgment machine. It has you believing what kind of foods you will most likely enjoy, what kind of company you will thrive in, what entertainment you prefer to be distracted by, what skills and talents you have and what you cannot do… you’ve probably even developed a “type” when it comes to lovers by this time.

What if I told you that all this information is merely a set of out of date instructions to a very complex living machine?

Every time you are presented with a choice in the coming days, whether it’s as simple as what to eat for lunch or much more in depth and life altering, question your first choice. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not asking you to make second guessing a habit or to mistrust your instincts but instead of assuming that your instincts are choosing, ask yourself if it is actually your habits that are dictating your daily reality.

In order to open a mind that is closed or a fixed consciousness, consider: are you curious enough? When we believe we already hold all the answers we stop learning, stop evolving and experiences become repetitive, but when we become curious our lives open up to new experiences, new opportunities, sparkling conversations, unlikely friendships and alliances.

Let this become a week of exploration and discovery. Let life become new and with it a whole raft of fresh possibilities. Only with a curious mind and an open heart will those risky strategies turn out to be playful learning opportunities.

Principle 4: I AM Truth always comes with the caveat “I reserve the right to evolve.” Now is not the time to stop that evolution!

I know you’ve been conditioned to believe that curiosity killed the cat, but remember the cat has nine lives… it would be a real shame not to use them all because you are safer with mediocre, eh?

Have an amazingly curious day… x

 

She Served Me Well, Now Let Her Die

Interesting title for a Monday morning don’t you think? This is a concept that last week became so clear to me, almost in stark contrast to the understanding I’ve integrated through years of self-discovery, but it’s an all-over liberating feeling.

Who I have been, where I have been, what I have done and achieved or not achieved, that version on of me no longer exists… she served me well, now let her die.

Nobody panic. I’m not about to shuffle off the mortal coil (at least I hope not). This simple statement is a testament to an even simpler truth: I’ve evolved.

We mostly begin new situations with a resume or curriculum vitae of what entitles you to be here, as if breathing requires justification or certification of competence but in so reciting your life experience you dwell on past manifestations of yourself and you quite frankly can’t be that person again. It’s like attempting to fill a glass from a fast flowing river with the exact same water twice… once it’s passed you by its gone forever.

Letting the old self die is a celebration of growth not a thing to be mourned. You have been gifted with knowledge and wisdom, skills and life hacks as a result of the experiences you have traversed, but if you are looking now to experience a new set of circumstances in your life then you simply cannot keep telling the old story of you.

Today was created from yesterday, if you keep repeating yesterday’s story then tomorrow will look exactly like today. That’s terrific if today is exactly what you hoped your life would look like but after a while stagnation will ruin even your most precious dream…

Just like the fast flowing river we are meant to flow to the ocean, which then evaporates and makes clouds, which fall as rain and start a new cycle all over again. The fresh rain doesn’t keep banging on about what happened when it used to be the vast ocean and the ocean appreciates but never mentions the rain.

Who you are today needs no excuses, no justification, no preamble… let your innate kindness, light and loving heart speak for itself. Let your wit and wisdom keep pace with the pack… a history can be exaggerated but a genuine intent always finds its place.

She served me well, now let her die.

Principles 2 and 4.

More later… x

Saturday Oracle – Truth Will Out

Truth will out this week as the authenticity contained in Principle 4: I AM Truth, embraces and communicates the same through the royal blue throat chakra. This combination is a bit like a double threat, but it’s a good one.

Some of the Grail Principles have a chakra twin, like this one, and that makes the combination more powerful… let me dissect them for you:

I AM Truth sets out an affirmation of acknowledgment of who you are and what feels right to you in your current state of evolution and from your current perspective. Though many people share similar beliefs, no two are ever exactly concurrent, simply because truth is viewed through and coloured by the eyes of experience and no two beings will ever have the same view. That being said, what’s true for you today may be transformed tomorrow by the introduction of new information… that’s why I like to add in a proviso with Principle 4 that says “I reserve the right to evolve.”

The throat chakra is the centre for communication and co-creation. When something is spoken it begins to take form because it’s moving from the realms of a private thought or idea and into the public domain. This goes for the written word too. Words are magic spells that can be used to harm or to heal, to create or to destroy and when engaging the throat chakra it should be done with caution and compassion….

But, in order to fully embrace this weeks oracle combination it should done without artifice, with absolute honesty.

Who you are, who you are willing to be, how you wish to be portrayed and what you want to be understood this week deserves nothing less than your truth. It’s a scary prospect putting it out there. Others may not agree, they may attempt to discredit you, they may attempt to claim your truth to be incorrect or even claim it as their own as has happened to me in the last few weeks…. but the facts remain the same: you have nothing to prove, nobody to convince and everything to gain by speaking out.

It’s worth noting that this coming week’s new moon in Aries is the first of the zodiac year and portends new beginnings and clean slates, but with Venus still in retrograde those new beginnings could have you in relationship reboot as you are presented with an ex who appears on the surface to have transformed from a sinner to a saint. With this combination make sure you are hearing truth from another before you fall for any bullshit. Though evolution of truth is high on the agenda and new understanding is possible, history and actions shouldn’t be ignored. Your truth has to override any proposition until evidence and corroboration is given.

Protection can be sought from Archangel Michael just by asking, and he will wrap you in his royal blue cloak, guide you towards safety and help you choose your words and actions wisely and for everyone’s highest good.

Have an open and honest week… x

Saturday Oracle – A Narrow Window

Grail Oracle 3Grail Oracle Indigo

Being human has its limitations. As a species we live a linear existence and though we often stop to look back and around, time doesn’t appear to. This weeks oracle marries Principle 3: I AM Human, with the deep indigo of the brow or 3rd eye chakra and is focusing in on exactly that: our limitations. Well, our limited perception and perspective anyway.

It feels somewhat ludicrous to me that the point of the energy flow this week is that we cannot predict the future… and believe me, the irony that this is an oracle reading is not lost on me.

Let me at least attempt to shed light on the current situation. Do you think it is a coincidence that this combination has appeared at such an unpredictable time in the global political arena? Now I’m not politically minded, but anyone walking a spiritual path is aware to varying degrees that the universe is driven by the constant shift of power/energy from passive/receptive to active/aggressive. It’s simply known as the dance of yin and yang or the cosmic feminine and masculine balancing act and it has always been so as far back as anyone can remember. This constantly shifting power creates friction and in turn that friction creates change… evolution if you like.

I’m not pretending the uncertainty isn’t terrifying but that’s where this oracle begins to make perfect sense…

Being human as in the definition of Principle 3 means we are ego driven and that is in direct opposition to but essentially complements our divine nature. Without the ego, this battle of dark and light could not take place and everything would remain static… for static read boring and evolution grinds to a halt.

The ego though, is self obsessed and fearful at that, so when our limited perception detects an oncoming storm it freaks out and self preservation becomes its number one priority… that is simply because we have a view through a narrow window on the world. Imagine for a moment that Master Jesus, looking through a narrow window, denounced God to save his own life… From God’s perspective the current unrest is a singular manoeuvre in an infinite chain reaction and this week’s “outcomes” are not outcomes at all, merely the next vital step in our evolution.

None of the perceived potentials from our individual narrow windows look appetizing right now but that’s because no oracle in the universe, save God’s plan, can make sense of the overwhelming chaos and where it’s leading us.

There is a bigger picture here that we will only understand in hindsight. Right now you have a choice… will it be fear, or will it be faith?

JC climbed on that cross because he understood there was a bigger picture… he chose faith and put his ego to one side. He too was human… but he chose his divinity. Saving our own skins is what drives our egos but the ascension of all humanity is what drives the forward motion of all outcomes.

Whatever happens… believe there’s a greater good.

More next week… x