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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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What To Do When Your Chalice Spills

There is one fundamental truth to the Grail Path that cannot be avoided when living a physical life, (which if you are reading this then presumably you are): You cannot keep the Grail. It will inevitable be upturned at some point in your life and you will need to begin to refill it from the bottom up. But do you know what to do when your chalice spills?

Loss of vital lifeforce

Put in plain language, life throws you curve balls in the form of challenges, endings, illness and a whole host of other shocks and spills that will cause your world to rock internally and transform right before your eyes. These are moment when you aren’t sure you can go on. It is certain that life will not allow you to go on the way you were before, because now your reality has shifted irrevocably and you have to learn a whole new set of rules in unfamiliar circumstances. Before any of that can happen in your outer reality, you have to heal the initial spill of your vital lifeforce …and that is going to take a beat.

When shock shows up in your world and your Grail cup is upturned, it’s a usual response to try to do one of two things:

  • Attempt to gather the scattered contents and get back what was lost or
  • Fill the chalice with anything and everything inappropriate to distract from the emptiness and avoid feeling that loss.

A more effective method

Let me just reassure you that neither of these responses is wrong… there is only instinct and survival under these circumstances, but there are more effective ways of recovery.

Try to understand that the sacred chalice is never completely empty even when it appears all is lost. There is residue clinging to the sides. Depending on how much self- work you have done on your path, that residue will either be supportive or detrimentaal to whatever you choose to refil the cup with. That residue is in the form of memories, beliefs, gratitude or regret for example. You first need to give the mind, body and spirit an opportunity to process the residue and that means being brave enough to stay empty for a time.

Honouring the void

Staying empty means leaving a void and that void is filled with healing nurturing potential. The longer we can honour the space, the more complete the healing, before we begin to refill the claice with new stuff. This doesn’t mean pushing away the offer of nurturance and support, but it does mean rejecting the more socailly acceptable distractions (usually offered by others to alleviate their own discomfort around your situation). this is going to take forgiveness and firm boundaries.

Instead, this is what to do when your chalice spills:

  • Give yourself permission to feel
  • Give yourself permission to be
  • Focus on the basics of self-care (Self-Full Living)
  • Don’t apologise for yourself
  • Don’t minimise your emotions to honour the feelings of others
  • Don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s
  • Ask for help from appropriate sources
  • Take time out until you are ready
  • Honour the sacred redirection the Divine is offering

The chalice often spills out of the blue. Occasionally we are aware of the incoming changes, but can do nothing to prevent them from occurring. The more you understand the Principles of The Grail Path the more tools you have to anchor your faith in your ability to heal and set the Chalice back upright, ready to refill after a time. You will be to go on to do the great things the Universe created you for, don’t doubt that for a second.

Love, Jo xxx

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You’re Halfway There But Look How Far You’ve Come

As we entered July in the middle of last week it suddenly occurred to me that we had past the halfway mark in the year. Normally that floods me with a sense of “it’s all downhill from here,” but this year it feels different. A voice from the heavens was gently reminding me (to remind you) “You’re halfway there but look how far you’ve come.”

Call it what you will, but…

2020 so far has been remarkable. The forced alterations in our day to day lives have triggered a whole host of external and internal transformations that were somehow always destined to propel us along a new trajectory.

For me personally, that began around this time last year when I freed myself from a long term entanglement and began to rebuild my life the way I wanted it to be. This time for me, not for anyone else. It was transformed further when I jumped at the opportunities the universe sent my way, learning new skills and developing my long held dreams to serve more people in a way that honoured their stories as well as my own.

Finally finding balance

Perhaps sensing the incoming universal shifts earlier this year, I began to separate myself from even more unbalanced relationships, friendships and connections, reinforcing my personal and professional boundaries to protect my energy and align with the Principles I have spent years learning and developing.

It’s ok that it’s messy

The Grail is a blueprint for personal and spiritual happiness, wellbeing and peace but when you are so far off it, the journey back takes time and can look messy and uncomfortable to the outside world. I’ve been learning the path for years, but I only chose to walk it consciously the moment I began to say no to anything that is out of integrity with it.

Have I changed. Hell Yes!

Does that change please everybody in my life? Er?… No.

When Spirit reminded me: “You’re halfway there but look how far you’ve come,” I knew that another impending shift was just around the corner. I feel the phase coming to a close and a new one beginning. I’m well aware of the discomfort my clients and students go through when they begin this path in earnest, because I’ve lived it myself… but on the otherside of finding the Grail, is the self-love, peace and fulfilment you’ve been looking for. It may look very different from what you have imagined but it will feel better than you could ever have hoped for.

You are worth the effort

If you are struggling through life’s transitions at the moment, no matter what phase you are in, remember you are worthy of beautiful balanced connections and a life that will honour who you are at every level… and don’t settle for anything less than love, light and abundance. You’re halfway there but look how far you’ve come.

Love, Jo x

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July Oracle: First Meet Your Own Needs

I haven’t seen this combination in quite some time. It joins the vivid orange energy of the sacral chakra, the sexual, sensual and vitality energy centre, with the 6th Principle: I AM Self-Full. With this comes a warning of the need for healing and the main message from the July Oracle: first meet your own needs.

The sacral chakra is often activated when we engage in intimate interactions with others. Not necessarily sexual per se, as intimacy can simply be a caring connection and vulnerability with another human being. It can be about how we give and receive nurturance or love. That being said, when Principle 6 shows up, you are being directly advised to love yourself first.

Meeting your own needs

Tending to your own need for nurturance is fundamental in restoring your energy during or directly after times of high stress or illness. It is also the first requirement in avoiding codependent or needy relationships. As an oracle then, this combination is alluding to one or both of these two things: Either you are in recovery after illness/trauma, or you are about to enter a new relationship.

Having already uploaded the Dragon and Alignment Readings for this week (and the next few weeks to come), I can say that the latter is very likely at this time.

Self-love as a precedent

If codependency is your pattern then this oracle is recommending that you review what you have learned from the previous relationships that have come to you as teachers, then decide what patterns you do not wish to repeat. Starting with self-love and self-care sets a precedent for how others will treat you. It also gives you a good set of boundaries to recognise what you are and are not prepared to accept.

Signs you haven’t healed yet

If you are still healing from a prior connection then this is not the time to get into any new entanglements as further self-work may need to occur. This may look like blame, shame, unforgiveness and other low frequency emotions like anger and resentment. Being Self-Full also means taking responsibility for your own life, healing, expectations and choices.

First meet your own needs as a matter of priority. Only then will you be able to live, love and connect in a healthy way, without need for anyone to meet your needs for you.

What do you need to heal? What can you give to yourself today? The gift of your own love is good place to start. You deserve nothing less.

Love, Jo x

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Let Spirit Fill In The Details

Have you ever been in that situation where you feel a calling to do something different but you really have no clue how to make the transition from where you are, to where you want to be? Can you surrender the struggle enough to let spirit fill in the details?

The calling and the codependency

More and more over the last year I’ve been asked to help women with imbalanced relationships or codependency issues to find self-love through The Grail. I myself found my own way out of a really unhealthy entanglement with the aid of it’s Principles. Just this weekend, I’ve heard from four such brave women. They have either found their way out, or are waking up to the fact that they have a choice to experience balanced, reciprocal, mutual and fulfilling connections. Not just in their romantic lives, but within all their friendships, partnerships, business connections and family dynamics.

The nudge and the shimmy

I know that, looking back through my history, this is a calling and I also know that The Universe has been nudging me gently towards working more in this area for some time. The trouble is, I’ve been so hazy with the details of how I should shimmy on over into that sector without losing a beat or without compromising the bigger picture of my spiritual teaching. I was simply asked by spirit to trust and to remain open.

Control and contrivance

If you are anything like me, (control freak alert), even in the wisdom of how spirit works miracles in your life, you may still be desperately trying to contrive those miracles to make the leap into your chosen calling… but here’s the thing: the more you contrive, the more you travel in circles.

Let spirit fill in the details

I let go of the proverbial steering wheel a few months ago and just got on with the day to day task of building in the background, and lo and behold, in comes an influx of the exact community of women that I’m meant to be helping. I did nothing except surrender the trying. What did ring an alarm bell for me though, was the fact that some of them were surprised that I was the perfect person to help them and that my apparent expertise in the area had, until now, gone unnoticed.

So often people think that a spiritual teacher is a bit woo woo and airy fairy and doesn’t live in the real world. I’ve spent the last 8 years taking the teachings of my spiritual guides and angels, and as instructed, honing that wisdom into real, life-transformational tools to build self-esteem, self-love, self-worth and balanced relationships. Its all coming together now, but I wish I could say I did that… I did the background work of perfecting my craft and living the Grail for myself so that I could experience first-hand the contrast between codenpendency and self-love, but the truth is: I let spirit fill in the details.

Let go and reach out

There are two things I want to leave you with:

  1. If you are trying to make the transition from the life you have to the life you want, just keep choosing the next inspired action and let spirit do the work of bringing in the opportunities.
  2. If you are one of the brave women out there who is ready to love more and find personal freedom and fulfillment in all her relationships, reach out, I may have the guidance you need.

You might also like to check out the Dragon Reading this week for a synchronous message about healing from codependency and taking the next step into love.

Love from Jo x

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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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The Grail Path – Now Under New Management

No, JoJerodene.com has not been taken over by some random stranger and I’m still very much at the cutting edge of The Grail Path. For a very long time the guides and angels that surround me have been a constant source of inspiration, comfort and guidance. Much of my understanding has been in conjunction with and via a conversation with them. One more so than the others: Archangel Azrael, known as the angel of death and transformation, I refer to as my guardian, guide and friend, offered me a succinct message a couple of days ago: “Now under new management.”

Walking in meditation with him, we arrived at a large shiny building and stopped outside the glass revolving doors. Above the doors was the sign: “101,” and Azrael instructed me to go inside… but he also announced that he couldn’t go with me.

Now I don’t know about you but I don’t do anything without my angelic counterpart in tow so this was a shock and cause for consternation. He continued: “It is Metatron who will guide you from here. There will still be ending and I will still be here but this is a time of great gathering and he has been assigned to walk this leg of the journey with you.” Azrael pointed through the glass doors where I could see Metatron waiting athe the other side and a huge staircase just beyond him…

101 is a number that we have adopted and reularly use as a society to describe basic learning and individual training but the image above the doors in my meditation were instantly recognisable as two gateposts and a portal. The gateposts were the angels standing either side of the revolving door and it was time to step through the portal into a new level of understanding.

As you walk your own Grail Path, there will be times when those you are closest to cannot go with you. Parts of the path where new teachers and guides arrive and places on the path that feel unfamiliar and uncertain. It’s like the first day of school when you leave your parents at the gate and your nursery/kindergarten teacher is holding out her hand at the otherside… mum is encouraging you to go forward and reassuring you it’s safe but you are still apprehensive.

New friends, new adventures and new wisdom is beckoning us all. Expansion cannot happen inside the comfort zone.

I’ve worked with Metatron many times before but never as my main guide. He is a hard taskmaster… but if Azrael thinks I’m ready, I’m not going to argue.

Are you ready to expand your life experience and deliver your on your life purpose? Maybe I can help you on your Grail Path? After all, that’s exactly why I’m here (and now under new management)!

Love, Jo x

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You Will Never Get It Done

Are you, like me, one of those people that doesn’t have a set schedule? If you are then chances are you’re still pre-programmed with the need to get things done. The only problem being that because nobody stipulates your day off, you forget to give yourself one. There is always stuff to do and you will never get it done. Spiritual development or soul work is just the same. You will never get it done.

Yesterday was a Bank Holiday here in the UK and I was all set to do a days work, get all my blogs and newsletters done, edit my weekly YouTube videos (and work on the membership programme, record the meditation videos for my forgiveness course, work on my book, sort the content for this week’s online class…. you get the idea) when I found a single piece of fascinating information hidden amongst some other old junk in a cupboard. It set me on a trail of discovering the next layer of my own spiritual journey and my bank holiday work schedule became a distant memory. Synchronicity and the universe had another plan for me.

What I found was a Kabbalistic Angelic Astrology Calculator amongst some books that were residual stock from my shop. That was back in 2009, so effectively I’ve had this item for 11 years still in it’s packaging. Only now, after I’ve spent the last year working with Kabbalah in my own development had it become relevant to me… I could literally hear the angels screaming “Do not discard! Open it.”

Several hours and much research later, I was astounded to find that the exact lessons that I had been living out over the last decade of my life and actually effectively for most of my adult life, were written in black and white in front of me. If only I had opened it back in my shop in 2009.

The truth is, if I’d opened it then I wouldn’t have understood a word. None of it would have resonated and I would have filed it in the back of mind under interesting but useless. Today though, this information is a valdation of my mission and my reason for incarnating in this lifetime. I had to live out the last decade blind in order to see.

This journey is meant to unfold in Divine timing and moreover, it’s meant to keep unfolding lifetime after lifetime. Once you understand that you will never get it done, you can begin to ease up on yourself and relax about the next bit. I know that the universe and the angels are going to get me where I am supposed to be, to do what I’m supposed to do and greet who I’m supposed to meet at exactly the right moment for my highest good and everyone else’s, I just have to follow the guidance I’m offered in the form of inspiration, urges and fascination.

I’m supposed to be in a constant state of Principle 2: I AM Detached, focused and present with what is. That is where The Grail is and that is where the magic happens. Imagine if I had written this blog yesterday… it would be a different blog and I wouldn’t have made a massive, magical discovery about my own purpose and renewed my passion for following my path.

Now imagine what you might discover if you get present with what is fascinating you right now.

Love Jo x

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The Truth About Perception

Those of you on a more enlightened path are more inclined to accept that what’s true for you may not be true for another, as in Principle 4 of The Grail. The question is: are you prepared to consider that what’s true for you may not be true at all? Perhaps we should take a closer look at the truth about perception.

Just a few weeks ago I explored the topic in another blog when I began to identify my old self-sabotaging stories, finding new truth’s that better fitted with who I am now and perhaps more importantly, who I wish to become. What if we gave up those stories altogether though? What if we could simply observe the world without having to create a story around any of it?

Our perception is flawed by our experience up to this point. We automatically draw associations and conclusions based on what happened last time something similar showed up in our experience. This gives us a prejudiced and bias view by defualt, of every interaction and observation that we are subjected too. Consider then, that your truth is not your truth at all and simply your current way of understanding your circumstances by comparing them to what you already know (or think your know).

To truly have an open mind you have to let go of the stories completely and just be with the unfolding experience. Where a smile from a stranger is just a smile from a stranger and an offer of help is a genuine offer without strings or complications. Where a butterfly is just a butterfly and not a symbol of transformation… and a dark cloud is just a dark cloud and not an omen of anything negative approaching from the horizon.

Of course the human psyche rarely works like that. It is built for survival and will draw associations in order to prepare itself for anything that might harm it (or you). Through observation and experience we make those associations and correlations in order to exptrapolate conclusions. We then act according to the “truth” we discern from our calculations and take appropriate action in the best way we know how based on the evidence we have conjoured in our own minds. In other words, we create the story first in our own heads and then we live it out… we don’t live the experience and then write the story about it.

Imagine what you could experience if you began to form new conclusions prior to taking action. The truth about perception is: proving what you think to be right might not always be in your best interest… because it isn’t going to allow you to change what isn’t serving you if you believe it is “just what is,” without your psyche putting up a fight.

Align to a new mantra this week and see what changes for you. Try this one:

It means nothing at all except what I decide it means to me!

With love from Jo x

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