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Weekly Oracle – You Have To Keep Listening

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.

More later… x

Weekly Oracle – Just Rubbing Along

There is the ultimate universal truth that is unchanging and then there is the individual’s truth, the sum of wisdom attained and archived by the small self which is subjective and hopefully ever evolving. When we understand that we are all just rubbing along together trying to do the best we can then that rubbing causes minimum friction and conflict doesn’t become the norm. But happens when we confuse the two?

This week’s combination includes Principle 4: I AM Truth with the yellow solar plexus chakra also known as the home of the ego… This is potentially a volatile pairing if everyone involved gets caught up in an ego state of self-importance and assumes they are right and someone else, or everyone else is wrong. Just as high a potential is that the ego whispers lies about how insignificant you are and this then spells the silencing of a brilliant, creative force for good.

Friction is the source of creation, without discomfort we would never be moved to invent anything in the pursuit of comfort or ease, but when we forget to create together or believe our way is the only way “just rubbing along” transforms into feuds that can rage through generations. This being the case, if we allow ourselves to listen to and understand the truths of others, without feeling the need to correct or criticise, without allowing our own boundaries and integrity to be diminished then tolerance can thrive and neighbours can become good friends regardless of differences.

As the week goes on look for opportunities to actively listen to those who have a different way of doing things. Keep your ego in check… nobody’s making this about you. If you can do that, you may come out the other side with a new found appreciation of the diversity of humanity.

Have a tolerant week… x

Saturday Oracle – Trigger Happy

Consider this week’s combination an early intervention. When Principle 2: I AM Detached does the tango with the royal blue throat chakra, chances are that your sensitivity is exaggerated and you are about to get triggered by someone’s thoughtless (or deliberate) words… and you aren’t going to be happy!

Perhaps the title is actually the antithesis of what this week is about but that’s because it’s advice rather than a prediction. You see, if you take the advice of Principle 2 and get detached and stay present in the moment with what is, then being triggered by a statement or comment from another is far less likely.

Communication is a tricky business when hidden agendas, egos and personal wounds are involved, that’s why this is a week where you should endeavour to take everything at face value and not read into or between the lines of any information coming your way… at the same time you should aim for your own verbal or written offerings to be immaculate in content so as not to press buttons or be misunderstood or misinterpreted by others.

At the end of the day you control your own reactions so take a moment when a trigger steals your happy to check in on reality:

This is also a week where responding rather than reacting to a trigger with respect, kindness and compassion for self and the person who presented you with this unique opportunity for healing can actually be a genuine moment for connection and understanding.

In order to do this you must first understand that the throat chakra relates to all aspects of communicating: both speaking and listening. When you choose to listen with your heart (which is just another way of saying from a compassionate perspective) you begin to understand far more than you would from an analytical point of view.

Though I recommended taking everything at face value so as not to take anything personally this week, the alternative is to look far deeper but remember that everything you hear is a reflection of the wounds and triggers of the orator rather than being about you. This is not an excuse to use this insight to harm the delivered of the message but rather to initiate a truly open channel for healing.

The Oracle at Delphi says above the entrance “Know Thyself.” If you understand where and what your triggers are then they can no longer be sore spots that cause pain and instead become deep wells filled with wisdom… then you will always be Trigger Happy.

More next week… x

The Universe Is Speaking

A couple of weeks ago I awoke from a vivid dream feeling fired up and ready to dive into a new adventure. Nothing in my waking life up to that point, as far as I was aware, had prompted the content of the dream but it had so radically altered my perception about what I wanted from life that it heralded a wave of fresh energy and a brand spanking new set of criteria for all else to live up to.

Prior to this shiny subconscious vision I had been settling for far less than I wished for myself simply because I accepted that what life was offering was my lot… rather than my lot being defined by what I was asking for… that’s when I started to play the game with God.

Just for fun one morning I set the universe a challenge: “Right then Big G, today I want you to deliver the following: I want the sun to break through the grey sky… not just gradually but making a real ta-dah! entrance; next I want you show me an unusual bird, I love the crows that live outside the house and the other feathered specimens that are local but I want you to deliver unusual; then you have to show me a Doctor scarf and lastly I want a big smile from a sexy man!”

Of course none of this stuff was actually necessary for my day to be a success but I left it in God’s hands to deliver what I’d asked for just because I asked.

Before I even made my breakfast the clouds parted like Moses had just commanded the red sea and rays of light flooded the kitchen… “I see what you did there.” I acknowledged with a huge smile on my face. Meeting a friend for some shopping and a cuppa just a little while later I told her about the game and recounted my requests, playing the game with others is even more fun you see. As we shopped my friend said she needed to pop to the pet supplies stall in the market to find a glow in the dark collar for a puppy, so I followed happy to help… what did I find myself surrounded by? The first unusual bird was a plastic budgie with a bell attached to its butt, the second was a felt owl type thing with parrots wings and peacock feather sticking out of its butt… at this point I’m creased up laughing at the absurdity of these toys for pets that although it wasn’t what I had envisaged when I asked for unusual birds, it certainly fit the criteria… I could here Big G laughing in my mind… so the old guy sitting two tables back in the cafe has on a Doctor Who scarf and I’m trying not to spit out my tea and thinking now you just need to deliver the smile… he wasn’t my idea of sexy admittedly but then I didn’t specify sexy in whose opinion!

I played the game for 3 days solid to remind myself how powerful I was at manifesting but actually more importantly to remember that when you ask the universe for something it begins to conspire to deliver it for you… even if not in the form you asked.

Yesterday I forgot to play the game and began to slide back towards settling… before I went to bed last night the universe shoved a very definite reminder of the dream that woke me right in front of me, in this case a person from my dream, and as I began my day today I was met with further reminders of the dream… an unusual name and a specific talent… all of which contained in the original dream… none of which you would here everyday where I’m from.

The universe is speaking to me… it’s trying to get through to you too, are you listening?

Wholly Grail Principles 1 & 7

Play the game, let it impress you x

 

Saturday Oracle – Your Dreams Were Not Your Own

This week’s combination was really difficult to select. My usual method is to disperse the two sets (Principle Cards and challenge or chakra cards as you would recognise them) face down across the table and then slowly run my hand over the top to feel the vibration of each, first to pick which Principle is dominant and then what energy centre it’s pertaining to… this week though, the variation of the cards was so subtle I had to check again. I’m assuming that this subtlety is part of the message.

So then, Principle 6: I AM Self-Full is whispering gently towards the emerald green heart chakra and asking for you to fall back in love… with you!

There has been something missing for quite some time now and you have probably been unsure of exactly what it is, searching for answers and fulfilment in arenas that couldn’t possibly ever give you the thing you were looking for because what you were looking for was in the mirror hidden behind the loud voices of opinion.

I say this because you’ve been surrounded by many who, out of misplaced love for you have supported your trip into denial simply because it was what you wanted to hear. It takes a strong person to offer tough love when it sounds like they are pissing on your dreams… but your dreams were not your own, they were never the dreams that your heart dreamt, they were a construct of your ego’s attempt to fulfil the details that should always have been left up to The Divine.

Now is the time to come back to your hearts desire. It’s not loud, it’s not brash, it will be a whisper and you will have to look past the obvious to see the underlying truth.

The heart chakra encompasses unconditional love, but it also signifies balance, freedom, space and healing, and you are going to have to embrace all of those concepts this week to clear out the clutter of everyone else’s needs and opinions so that you can discern that subtle message and come back to you.

Many will make assumptions, most will be wrong, only you need to know what’s true for you so that you can open up your heart to an influx of abundance and a more stable stream of joy.

Solitude may not be possible for you but peace and quiet and being alone with your higher self is advisable for the next few days. Cleanse your space, cleanse your crystals etc, removing any energies from your environment that are not your own and may sway you from your own heart is essential.

Most important of all: trust yourself.

More next week… x