Tag Archives: Giving and receiving

Overcoming Fear However Long It Takes

It’s taken me years to get to this point. I’ve been putting off doing the things that scare me for so long that the actually transition from what was to what now is, seemed more like a tiny cosmic fart than a big deal, when it actually came down to it. Overcoming fear however long it takes, is your primary mission in following your own soul’s guidance.

Yes I’ve been putting off launching my Grail Temple Membership for about 5 years now. The technology has been in place on my website (I’ve even been paying for it to just sit there in the background), but I’ve only just this Solstice weekend finally hit the launch button and made it fully live to members.

We make such a big deal about the unknown in our own minds that we not only deprive ourselves of a learning experience but what we haven’t considered is that we deprive others as well. Especially when it comes to sharing our gifts with the world.

In Grail terms, we go through many stages of fear before we leap into the unknown. We ask the ineveitable questions:

  • Who am I to do that? (Principle 1)
  • What if it doesn’t work out and all turns to shit? (Principle 2)
  • Can I get over it if I fail? (Principle 3)
  • Will I be judged and will they get it? (Principle 4)
  • Will I become a slave to my own creation? (Principle 5)
  • How will it affect my health, happiness and wellbeing? (Principle 6)
  • What if I get nothing out of it when I put in so much? (Principle 7)

For me it was Principle 5 that tripped me up for years… I became a commitment-phobe and couldn’t reconcile the sheer amount of work it would take to manage and maintain the project, let alone create content for it. But then something dawned on me: I was doing all those things anyway but not actually in a way that would allow me to embrace Principle 7… there was no way for me to get anything out of it in return. My reserves were depleted and it was entirely my own doing. My fear didn’t stop me from giving, it just stopped me from receiving in balance.

The Grail is about overcoming fear however long it takes, so that you can live life in balance and remake your world the way you want it. It’s hard to see sometimes, just exactly what you are denying yourself in the name of self-preservation, or just exactly how much better life can be if you just let go of the handbrake and take the leap.

The transition was simple for me because over the years I was already delivering what I had always intended to… I just needed to package it in a more comprehensive way. But just because it was simple doesn’t mean it was easy… I still broke out in a cold sweat when I jumped!

If you want to learn how to overcome those questions and fears too, now you can, right here.

Love, Jo x

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What’s Happening With My Energy?

I booted up my laptop this morning to write the weekly blog and this was the randomised screensaver that greeted me from the Google archive. I recognised it immediately. Not just because its geographical location is near where I live and apparently I have ancestors on my maternal grandfather’s side from there, but I recognised it more deeply on a soul level as to what’s happening with my energy right now.

Firstly, in case you are wondering what ungodly pheomenon this might be, it’s actually a beautiful piece of engineering at Ladybower reservoir in Derbyshire, UK. I always used to call it the plughole when I was little, (probably still would today if I’m honest).

Seeing the image on my screen this morning it reminded me of the way our personal energy, if unchecked, can just go down the plughole and into the great abyss, leaving us needing to work ever harder to bring ourselves back into balance through Self-Full focus and care. The truth is though, if we were much more discerning about how we use our resources (whether intellectual, emotional, physical or material) and consciously manage our focus and attention, then this great big monster-of-a-drain wouldn’t even register, because we each possess the means to direct the flow and even plug it if we need to.

So what’s happening with my energy? For me personally, my physical energy is doing fine at present, but I do recognise the signs that I am spreading myself too thin, and across too many different projects/platforms… it doesn’t feel like I’m doing any of them justice at the moment.

My passion and my purpose is to serve and to teach and to make a difference in the lives of those I reach… but it has to be a positive difference. It has to nourish me in return so that I can keep serving. You see, it doesn’t matter how much energy is pouring down the plughole as long as an equal or even greater amount is also pouring in. This is the nature of Principle 7 of the Grail. In order to balance the in and the out, the giving and the receiving, essentially the resourse management, I have had to take my foot off the gas in areas that are not nurturing me too in some way: mind,body or spirit.

Over the coming weeks I have decided that I need to increase my “selective” handling of the different ways in which I serve so that I have more to give and more importantly, the fewer ways I do so can have greater impact.

Now, we know what’s happening with my energy, what I want to know is: does the ‘monstrous devourer of life force’ pictured above, resonate for you in the same way it did for me today… and can you identify in your own life what the power drain might actually be? Perhaps it’s a job, a person, a relationship, a habit or even a thought pattern…. maybe it’s even just the endless bad news on social media?

What action are you going to take to plug the energy drain and reclaim your power? Let me know in the comments below.

Love, Jo xxx

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June Oracle – Welcome To The Bliss Bubble

The month of June is the time of the Solstice and a natural tendency towards hedonism and making hay while the sun shines. No wonder then that this month’s oracle is saying: “Hey you! Welcome to the bliss bubble!”

When Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, teams up with the sunshine yellow of the Solar Plexus Chakra, a time of celebration is at hand. But this is not celebration for the sake of celebration, this is the acknowledgement of, and revelling in the abundance of joy that is created when reciprocity is present.

Imagine if you will, the connection between two lovers who are finding fulfilment in giving joy to each other. Both engaged in the activity of mutual giving, but because both are giving without guile, both are also receptive to the other’s gifts. The ego steps aside when you begin the process of unconditional giving and receiving and everyone’s cups are filled with flowing energy. It is self-renewing and ever increasing.

Of course this isn’t necessarily about two lovers, it can be any number of friends, acquaintances or entities: lovingly attend your garden and it will bloom for you all summer long, mutual benefit, see? Tickle and play with your dog and it will lavish unconditional love in your direction and give you a thousand reasons to smile and so on.

Of course, you can enter the bliss bubble all by yourself when you choose to put love into the world and be open to the myriad ways it rewards you… the reward is often that it sees your effort and matches it in some way. That is reciprocity and it is definitely worth celebrating.

This month then, expect the world to see your effort and match it with an equal amount of energy. It’s not enough to simply see the mirroring action though, in order to ensure the universe keeps giving you reasons to smile, you have to keep giving the universe reasons to keep giving. Celebrate the abundance that is coming your way!

Now, a cautionary tale… the negative side of an unhealthy Solar Plexus is the ego’s reaction: not everyone will want to celebrate your new found joy. These are not the people who you should welcome to your bliss bubble. On the contrary, they are the ones who will try to take it from you because they do not see that by adding to the joy, they get to revel in it too. Instead they will drain the Grail so that nobody has cause to celebrate. Do not let anything or anyone take what you have paid for with your heartfelt contribution and love.

This is your moment. Welcome to the bliss bubble.

Love, Jo x

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Weekly Oracle – Let’s Get Started

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.

If you need help identifying the mission and you are near South Yorkshire, UK this February 10th, you might like to join my Co-Create With Spirit Workshop… details here.

Have a blessed week of co-creation x

Defining Moment – When Yes To You Means No To Me

I posted the Intuitive Chalice Oracle combination just last night, though in truth I had pulled the cards late on Friday evening and was simply awaiting time to write my thoughts about them, (you can read Rewrite The Rulebook here). In that short space of time I have found much evidence within my own life to support the reasons it’s energy is prominent at present, mainly in the guise of allowing others to take advantage and noticing when yes to you means no to me.

I’m super accessible, open, welcoming and very generous with my time and attention. I help when I am able and by my very nature a good listener and sounding board for others. These are skills I put to use in my practice to aid people in transforming their lives, finding the light and their version of inner peace. I’m sure many of you can relate to the next bit though….

My old rulebook had me inadvertently giving it away for free!

Your greatest assets are your skills and your time and according to The Wholly Grail, everything that you pour your energy into should in turn pour energy into you… Imagine for a moment an enormous chalice at the centre of a garden, overflowing like a fountain water feature. The water that spills over runs down sculpted channels to each area of the garden, providing irrigation, nutrition and energy. Each area of the garden in turn grows and feeds back its own unique abundance to the chalice at the centre which then transforms it back into life-giving water to continue the cycle.

This is the essence of Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, which in it’s most raw sense means giving and receiving in equal measure.

The old rules for me had the chalice running dry because I failed to manage what I gave for free or what I was bamboozled into giving up. The new rulebook, and I’m expressing this in the spirit of this week’s oracle message, is that I’m no longer willing to say no to my own needs in order to cater to others.

This is the essence of Principle 6: I AM Self-Full, which means taking responsibility for and action towards maintaining my own resources, reserves and boundaries.

The universe gave me a purpose. I consider myself incredibly blessed to be able to see so clearly the steps needed to live an enlightened, happy, peaceful life. Being human though, (Principle 3), it’s not always easy to say no as a complete sentence and I often find myself helping others find their piece of paradise at my expense, thus robbing me of my own.

As this is the first Monday of the month, the year in fact… let’s start with a clear slate.

If you have found yourself people pleasing, being depleted of your energy, encountering unfair exchange, not understanding or enforcing your own boundaries and worth, then let me help you get super clear on where you end and everyone else begins…

I’m still super accessible, approachable, open and welcoming, but if you are unsure of my terms then please do just ask… that way we get to say yes to each other and ourselves!

More later… x

Weekly Oracle – To Everyone’s Benefit

I love the energy of this combination, it feels comforting and caring like the sensual pillow talk of committed lovers, where no subject is off limits and everyone feels safe enough to be heard and not judged… communication to everyone’s benefit.

When Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted shows up, it wants to remind you of the need for balanced giving and receiving in all things. The heart’s capacity for flow is endless, the more it gives the more receptive it becomes so long as that giving is without any other agenda than love.

Love is a universal energy that cannot be contained, so an open heart allows that abundance to move freely between recipients.

When we pair this Principle to the royal blue throat chakra, we corral this flow of love into its communication form allowing us to speak from a loving perspective and to listen with a loving perspective. 

When lovers communicate in the sanctity of relationship, they do so under the unwritten rule that that level of intimacy is private, sacred, and that whatever is said will remain safe in the heart of the other.

The week ahead is a time where heartfelt mutual conversation can take place, that allows intimacy to flow between two hearts, giving each an opportunity to express what has been locked beneath the surface for some time. This doesn’t have to occur between lovers, it can be between friends, family, colleagues, etc, the theme being: “I feel heard and in return I hear you.”

This, to everyone’s benefit.

Drop the agendas, just allow honesty to flow without pretension or fear of judgement. The heart already knows what the throat chakra wants to express and have mirrored back through the filter of your chosen partner in this dance.

More later… x

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Love Must Flow

Life is in motion. Nothing in creation is ever static, even in death, cells begin the process of decay which is part of the constantly shifting reality we are all apart of. Even in apparent stillness millions of atoms constantly bounce around in an ever unfolding pattern of complex design that, like a kaleidoscope, is constantly reorganizing itself into a brand new format.

Love is no exception. Love is God in motion, life if you like. 

You may argue that many things exist today that feel like they  are not from love, and you would have a point but when you examine deeper, those things, usually coming from a form of fear, are examples of humanity attempting to control where and how love flows… and love must flow.

Imagine that, our arrogance as to trying to direct the flow of God.

The Wholly Grail‘s Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, is the practice of allowing love to flow where it will, without direction, without manipulation, just being a conduit for the living power of Divine Grace as it flows always to you, through and from you.

How would that feel?

Love knows no lack, love knows no fear, love knows no boundaries and no limitations. It has no beginning and no end and it will bombard you even if you don’t want it to. You can try to reject love, turn from it, run from it, shout at it, scream at it, hide from it and fear its intensity but you will fail… you will fail because you are love and you are a channel for it. Love finds a way. You cannot stop love because love is God in motion.

You make life hard for yourself when you turn from love. You will always be running, always hiding, always fighting and always under attack until the day you surrender to the inevitable and allow the love that you already are to get out and refresh with the love that’s persistently trying to get in.

Stop running, be part of the flow. Life could be wonderful if you let love go where it will.

More later… x

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