Entering into a new decade, we begin with the first Principle of The Wholly Grail and combine it with the vital fire of the Sacral Chakra. This potent combination is requesting that you check in with your own inner union of flesh and spirit, to ensure that you fully remember you are embodied divinity, in preparation for the coming together of two souls.
Is this Oracle predicting a new relationship? For some perhaps but it has deeper meaning and even more profound healing possibilities bound up in its energy.
There is power in knowing that you are embodied divinity. This kind of inner union puts others on notice that you are no longer willing to settle for less than you are worth, no longer willing to allow yourself to be sold short of absolute integrity, first from yourself and then from others.
When you begin to recognise where in your life you have allowed others to dishonour or disrespect you, you have a choice, to consider that you only deserved such treatment or to rise up and take back what is yours. This combination confirms that you are ready to do the latter and reclaim your name, your body and your life as holy.
The sacral chakra when fully healed invites sacred connections in which we may continue to heal and grow, to explore the realms of intimacy to a whole new level of trust and mutual honouring. If you are still carrying the wounded shadow in this chakra though, you will attract to you a dark mirror in the form of an unhealthy relationship that confirms and reaffirms the very wound you were trying to heal. That being the case, this oracle is sent as advice to prepare the way for mutual honouring through self-love and inner healing, through letting go, releasing, detaching from all that isn’t worthy of your divine soul and through practicing seeing yourself through angels eyes.
If you really began to understand who you are, you would accept nothing less than pure connections based in love and in light.
Raise your frequency, raise your awareness of who you allow to penetrate your energy field, raise your standards and most importantly do not ignore the red flags that remind you of the lessons you have already endured.
This is not a message to raise your shields though, unconditional love for yourself and the courage to say no and walk away from lower vibrations is all it takes to set new boundaries and create new, nurturing relationships.
Remember you are embodied divinity… Become the person you want to be around and then the people you want to be around will be magnetised towards you. You have nothing to prove, it’s your turn to run the auditions now.
The most powerful card in the Intuitive Chalice Oracle was only too happy to show itself at this time, first to remind us how far we’ve come, and then how far we still have to go. Is it the end of the world or the beginning, I wonder?
Having just finished a meditation to consult with Big G in whatever form He decided to take on for me, it has become very obvious to me that I need to take a break from the blog, possibly even from my spiritual work and teaching (at least my online presence) for a while. The reasons are numerous and you may have noticed my posts becoming more and more sparse of late. Having just spent 4 months of visiting my mum in hospital as she almost died from pneumonia and a whole raft of other complications, thankfully she is home now and well on the road to recovery, albeit slowly, and about to celebrate her 82nd birthday on Monday. Throughout this time I have struggled with my own health, stresses and low energy but continued to support, heal, uplift and empower others through their life transitions and upheavals. It’s time though for me to focus on my own needs and let go of the resistance I have to the change that has been trying to come through me for a while.
The Sacred Chalice is a full stop on the journey. It has the essence of great joy and of great sadness. It can signal a miracle, celebration, surrender or complete loss of faith. It heralds a loss of health or a complete healing and whilst one half the world will be reaping the rewards of this powerful omen, the other half will be paying for it, just as when the tide comes in on your beach, elsewhere on the planet the tide is going out.
This week’s oracle has about it the energy of great sadness and also of great relief. You may find that you are met with a very significant wake up call to the onset of yet another cycle to which you have, so far, been asleep… but you won’t sleep through another one. The familiar is not your friend this time and you cannot keep doing it the same way. It will continue to rob you of your life force if you let it.
Love exists here. That is the most important theme this week. Let everything go except for the love. The love you have for YOU.
Every Principle within The Wholly Grail is designed to help you set your Sacred Chalice back upright and refill it with the most precious resources the universe is channelling towards you:
…wants you to know that everything about you is pure Source energy in manifest form and to know that is to respect yourself and hold yourself in the highest esteem and reverence, and yet to wander through life humbly, knowing that every being you meet is of the same Godforce and deserves the same love.
…wants you to know that right now is the only moment in which you have any power. Who you used to be and who you envisage yourself becoming are mere shadows in your mind, each robbing you of your experience second by second. If it’s important -do it now, take action. If it’s not – let it go. If the moment has passed, mourn it by all means, but don’t dwell there. If it hasn’t arrived, don’t waste your life on waiting.
…wants you to know that forgiveness sets you free and allows healing to begin. Perfection doesn’t exist in third dimensional reality, so striving for it is a fools game. Do your best, always, but failure isn’t just an option, it’s a requirement on the path back to enlightenment. Remember this in others and be quick to apologise… and quicker to forgive.
…wants you to know that your truth is not the only truth, but it’s the only one that matters in your personal journey. You need no approval and no consent to hold an opinion or belief regardless of how different it maybe from the mainstream, nor do you need permission to express yourself. Nobody will ever express your truth the way you do and nobody will ever have the perspective that you do. Your level of learning is in constant flux and you may reserve the right to evolve and change your mind… so does everyone else.
…wants you to know that the things that once seemed so important and held so much significance to you, begin to form structures and boundaries around you. Some healthy, some not so much. These structures can become your prisons and the things you believe you have ownership of, actually have ownership over you. Breaking free requires letting them go… with love and gratitude. The Grail requires a constant flow of fresh energy to remain a crystal clear vessel for spirit. Make room.
…wants you to know that when the vessel is overturned and emptied, you must begin with you in the process of healing. Make your health, happiness and well-being a priority every day. Take care of you first, then those closest to you before you serve the greater whole once the Chalice overflows once more. Do not wait for someone else to provide for your needs. You are uniquely qualified to tend to your requirements. Self-love is not an indulgence, it is a spiritual directive that you must fulfil.
…wants you to know that the universe loves you unconditionally and is constantly sending you all the energy, resources and love that you need, but you have to be open to receiving it in the form that the universe shares it rather than in the way you dictate. Open your heart to the bounty that has been laid out before you and allow beauty in all its forms to be gifted to you right now. You cannot give with receiving in return, you cannot receive with offering the opportunity. Let life flow by getting it of its way. Open the channel up to the wide beam of unending love instead of the narrow focus you’ve set your sights on.
As you walk through the week ahead, do so consciously, and know that whether it looks good or bad on the surface, whether it is the end of your world as you know it, or just the beginning, if you are celebrating, surrendering, losing faith or witnessing a miracle… you are right where you are meant to be. You are so much more powerful than you think. And who you are becoming is grateful for your sacrifice.
Whether I will return with more Grail Teachings in the future, or leave it to those who already have it covered remains to be seen… for now at least, I wish you so much love.
Last week’s oracle never made it to being published on the site. The cards were selected, the subject matter considered at length… and then life got in the way. What I can tell you is that the royal blue throat chakra that appears in this week’s combination was the focus of last week’s cards too. Obviously it has something important you need to hear… and that’s kind of the point: you have to keep listening.
The appearance of the throat chakra in The Sacred Chalice Oracle represents self-expression, communication in all its forms and the ability to transmit truth between beings. Whether that communication is written, spoken, gestured or symbolized is irrelevant and the quality of the message being shared is the blessing that requires attention.
When we pair this powerful energy centre with Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, there is an emphasis on the free-flowing nature of unobstructed heart-centred communication and in particular your ability to receive it in the context with which it was intended.
We put limitations on what we are willing to hear, how we are willing to hear it and how we interpret the essence of the message, always based our level of understanding (which falls under the remit of another Grail Principle but they often work in unison with each other hence the beauty and complexity of The Wholly Grail). It is our ability to fully receive what is being offered to us as a gift to aid our own growth and understanding that forms the basis of the incoming energy this week. Can you listen without prejudice to the heart of another?
Principle 7 asks us to give and receive in equal measure so it’s worth noting that if you want to be heard, you first must listen. Listening to what another is trying to communicate, often in the only way they know how, or the only way they feel they can at present is a gift you can offer them and yourself… you do not have to react, respond or take any of what is expressed personally, (the essence of last week’s missing oracle combination in fact), instead seek only to understand and allow for connection to grow.
It is my belief that trust is built on open two-way communication so you have to keep listening. Use this week to reassure loved one’s that you still are, no matter how hard the message that’s trying to get through.
This week’s combination brings us a double whammy, when the truth of who you are is expressed barefaced and brazen with no holds barred and no inhibitions about the judgments you may be subjected to in return.
The sheer personal power present in this combination propels you towards a “Fuck it! This is me!” move towards liberation.
Principle 4: I AM Truth, asks where in your life you are restricted or controlled by the opinions of others that do not actually resonate with your own beliefs. It asks you to stop and consider what ideas, patterns and behaviours you have unconsciously adopted about your world, your place in it and how you should think, speak and behave in order to conform to the socially accepted standard of what’s deemed normal.
When we dress that energy up in the royal blue of the throat chakra, you cannot help but speak out against this type of personal oppression that you have inadvertently fallen prey to.
You may find that for a long time now you have asking yourself what is true for you and what is, at the core of your being, the genuine article… when the energy of this duo comes up its a sign that you are beginning to assimilate the answers and no longer willing to contribute to the illusion by pretending.
This week then, be prepared to speak your truth no matter how raw, how unpopular, no matter who it offends and whose reality is shaken by your bravery. Remember though, this is not about your opinions about others. This is not an opportunity to demean or belittle those in your orbit, it is a declaration of personal truth, about you, your expectations your ideas, desires, and non-negotiable principles, your boundaries and your intentions… it is a self-expressed rebranding of who you appear to be, bringing appearances into alignment with both your light and your shadow.
Yes, some people will freak out. Yes, some people will fall away. Yes, some people will attempt to put you back in your box… No, it doesn’t have to dictate your next move. Barefaced and brazen simply means without a mask and uninhibited.
I physically felt the energy of this week’s combination way before I selected the cards. It is the combination of the “wide open channel.” I knew this was the green light and Spirit’s message was simply “Let’s get started.”
Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, allows for the unrestricted two way flow of energy, essentially giving and receiving in equal measure and the balance of input with output.
The vivid violet crown chakra is highlighting that the input being referred to is inspiration and insight from the collective consciousness or higher realms, denoting that there is a potential for pure, clear channelling of wisdom, grace and healing this week.
When we are able to successfully balance the energy in the crown without need to shape or restrict what comes through, using our creativity to instead find a way to give it back to the world, that’s we become an effective Instrument of The Divine.
If you have been aware for some time that you have a mission and a divine life purpose, this week you may find that you are finding new ways to implement it, to take the abundance of inspiration that is flooding in and transform it into a unique form that makes it accessible to the world so that it in turn might inspire others.
You might find yourself fashioning the first chapter of that book you’ve always wanted to write, putting brush to canvas, composing a masterpiece of modern music or starting a new business… the possibilities are endless but one thing is for sure: almost immediately the inspiration is received you will be moved to act.
Allow it to filter through you in it’s purest form, don’t tamper with it to fit the mainstream or the critics… Source doesn’t want another version of the “been there, done that.” Only you can download the message the way it was intended… when the message comes through someone else, it’s inflections will be different as will the tone, texture and interpretation.
The Intuitive Chalice Oracle’s message to you this week is: The mission has been assigned, now let’s get started.
As an oracle, it is the purpose of The Intuitive Chalice to map the flow of energy for the coming period, in this case the week ahead. It’s purpose is not to divine outcomes but rather to pre-empt potential opportunities to use the Wholly Grail’s Principles in order to elicit a more peaceful, powerful you. This week’s combination is suggesting that you rewrite the rulebook to create more freedom in your life.
Peace is a long-term objective here and unfortunately will likely be preceded by much upheaval before the new way of being is assimilated and fully normalised.
Principle 5: I AM Liberated, takes the idea of ownership and highlights where the things you own begin to own you but also that the structures and guidelines that you either set or bought into have become too restrictive and in some form have morphed into your own personal prison.
When we add the royal blue throat chakra into the mix there are questions surrounding how we communicate and what truth we are attempting to share.
The week ahead seems to be a time when you are realising that what was once true for you is now an uncomfortable shadow of who you used to be and that living by the same rules and retelling your old story is no longer authentic to who you have become.
Setting yourself free, essentially liberating yourself from the confines of the old box, is going to require you to start telling a new story… one which you may not know all the details of yet but what you do know is that you aren’t that same person anymore and accepting the same level of engagement from those around you won’t wash anymore.
There will be losses and that has to be okay if you want to be all you can be. Growth means shedding the old skin and that’s not always a pretty process.
Rewriting the rulebook could include anything from rebranding your business to starting a new one altogether that is more in line with your newly evolving soul position. It might mean asking for a raise at work, demanding more from a relationship, saying no to the demands of others, etc. One thing is for sure: how you express yourself at this time is key establishing the new framework by which you intend to reference your position within your own life. Reinvention means nothing if the outer expression is the same.
You tell the story of who you are and of who you are becoming… if you want others to adhere to the new rules, you need to know what they are (and enforce them).
Rewrite the rulebook from a place of compassion, but for yourself foremost.
There’s a reason they are called heartstrings. Anything that has a hold over us emotionally could be said to be holding one of these etheric threads and as such has more than just a little control over your freedom to choose, change, or explore new experiences.
Attachments, whether material, emotional or intellectual, like the ideas that you have over time invested in so heavily that they have become fixed beliefs, are not so easy to escape when you begin to notice their restrictive nature.
Imagine a hot air balloon tugging against it’s tethers, ready to soar high above the landscape to seek out new vistas, new adventures, new lands and new loves but the strings have been put there to stop it from being lost to those who would hitch a ride in it’s basket, and so it is bouncing around trying hard to escape… not contrived in it’s effort, it is merely the nature of hot air to rise…
This week’s combination of Principle 5: I AM Liberated, along with the emerald green of the heart chakra is highlighting the struggle that comes just before the string breaks.
As you begin to awaken to the restrictions your heart feels in your current set of circumstances, you naturally start to move away from what feels uncomfortable. You leave behind people, social groups, places, environments, jobs, behaviours and habits etc, and the absence goes unnoticed or at the very least excused at first, like its an anomaly that you are missing or not partaking, but the gap grows and the string stretches and the more taught it becomes the more resistance you feel… it’s akin to emotional blackmail.
You do it to yourself first and foremost. “I ought…” ” I should…” “I owe it to…” are just some of the sabotaging statements we use just before the string breaks. And those are the moments when, if you refuse to listen to the inner critic (or the mirror manipulation if it’s coming from an external source), when if you are just brave enough to listen to the heart’s yearning to break free, or the balloon’s need to fly, you will release those tethers and rise higher than you have ever risen before.
Those others, they don’t need to hitch a ride, they just need to remember they can fly too. You can show them how by your example.
So basically put, this is a week where you need to listen to your heart’s desire without allowing the tug of the heartstrings to keep you tethered to the old way of being. New heights are waiting to be reached.
Watch for The Sacred Chalice Oracle returning in 2019… until then,
Both aspects of this week’s combination highlight the need for balance in one form or another, but they also draw our attention to the need for healing or reconciliation with one’s own essential needs.
Principle 6: I AM Self-Full, the Grail’s permission slip to put your own needs first, not only demands that you take charge of refuelling your own inner wellspring but also that you do a blanket assessment of all your behaviours to discern what you may be doing to allow what is essentially a self-sustaining healing vessel to be drained in the first place… in effect what’s being tipped out of balance.
One stage on from this combination is the negative or upturned “Sacred Chalice,” a card that stands alone instead of in combination and shows potential illness or burn out.
Let’s take into account then the emerald green heart chakra…
Physically speaking it affects the heart and lungs, inviting you to breathe deeply and oxygenate the blood and by extension the body, slowing your heartbeat and lowering your blood pressure, bringing a sense of expansion and peace to the body… but the heart chakra is more than the physical and mechanical sum of the organs it controls…
When the heart chakra is blocked or out of alignment the chances are you are leading with the head not the heart. Love is no longer flowing as it should be: to you, through and from you. Life may have reduced in size as the heart’s expansive nature becomes restricted, which will show up for you in the form of repetitive, cyclical routines and a lack of new or fresh storylines in your day to day reality, you may even find yourself in restricted spaces which at first feel safe but soon feel like a trap or personal prison and bring on shallow breathing or a feeling of panic and a need to escape…
This is a week where you need to breathe in love, breathe in life.
Wherever you are, if at all possible find somewhere natural. Nature is the gift of love, and if you step into a wide open space, perhaps filled with tree’s (even though many have shed their leaves in the northern hemisphere), or maybe the beach or the mountains, just somewhere where the busy and routine day to day reality seems a long way away, and then breathe. Don’t take your watch, don’t take your devices, take time to be alone with your thoughts, your feelings, your daydreams.
This is an important week to be present with you. Your inner being maybe craving escape but only by listening with your heart will you truly hear what your soul wants you to escape from… usually it’s the effects of imbalance and the restricted flow of fresh energy… an unhealthy and restrictive routine.
Breathe in love, breathe in life… in all its forms, not just the familiar. The heart doesn’t just want what it wants, it actually needs it. Will you oblige?
Some combinations double up to increase their potency and this is just such a pair. Principle 4: I AM Truth, teamed up with the royal blue throat chakra ensures that whoever it refers to is sincerely seen.
What does it mean to stand in your truth, to be all that you are and nothing left out, no pretension and an unyielding integrity, refusing to bend to the changing winds around you?
It doesn’t mean inflexibility or an inability to evolve or grow, it simply means that this is the time when you quit morphing into the form that best pleases the needs of those around you. Instead of being assimilated into the assumed shapes and ideal pictures of other’s expectations you begin assimilating your own wisdom and projecting a fully integrated self into the world around you.
Basically put, you are ready to be you without fear of judgement.
There is a secondary aspect to this combination that is based around the way we communicate what we want… again it breaks through the barriers erected by our fear of judgement and allows emotional honesty to be shared. How we perceive others as they too risk vulnerability in being sincerely seen, is yet another facet of this powerful combination.
Truth in stark clarity is either oozing from you this week, plain for all to witness, or else you are being confronted with the absolute essence of another’s real side… unadulterated, raw, pure, truth. If it is yours, do not flinch or dim your light before those who cannot handle your truth… if you are being honoured with the truth of another, be the person who says “I see you, I hear you, and you are loved anyway.”
Love has no conditions and the truth will set us free.
The ancient Chinese divination system, the I-ching, which roughly translated means “book of changes,” is made up of 64 hexagrams that navigate the twists and turns of life in a very elegant narrative that I find quite beautiful. This week’s Intuitive Chalice combination reminds me of Hexagram 18, also known as “Repairing what is spoiled” or simply “decay.”
We live in such a throwaway society in th 21st century that nothing really appears to be sacred enough to save anymore, whether that be things, ideas, relationships… easy come, easy go. But this week is highlighting the need to make amends, literally.
Principle 3: I AM Human recognises the frailties of humanity and offers us redemption through forgiveness and atonement, as we are asked also to recognise the frailties in our global brothers and sisters, forgiving them for their trespasses as it were. Mending bridges and healing differences, first within our own shadow and then in all external connections, is key in freeing ourselves from lower vibrational and potentially toxic emotions like blame, shame and guilt.
The blood red base or root chakra governs manifest reality or tangible forms and structures including the physical body and the planet we live on.
Something very real needs healing this week and in order to heal it, there must be some form of recognition of the broken nature in which it presents itself, and not only that, but to truly atone for it’s current state you must acknowledge your own part in it’s decay.
Mending what’s meaningful shows great respect for the time it takes to build certain structures in our lives such as homes, businesses, families, friendships and relationships whilst also paying attention to the fragility of all that exists in manifest form and how quickly it can fall into ruins through neglect or inattention.
You have the power to fix what is broken so that it may continue to serve and support you along your onward journey.