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February’s Oracle – Feeling Human Again

It’s a combination that I didn’t know when I selected the cards, would resonate so keenly in the month ahead. Joining together the energies of fallibility, even vulnerability with the gentle brush of compassion, this month’s Intuitive Chalice Oracle is asking us to keep our hearts open to healing until we start feeling human again.

Usually the combination of forgiveness and the healing of emotions brought on by either our own failure or the triggering acts of another, Principle 3: I AM Human asks you see the divinity behind the mask of frailty. I also asks that you honour that existence in the material plane demands that we learn through making mistakes and sometimes those mistakes hurt us or others.

The heart chakra has a magical quality when we allow it to open fully to unconditional forgiveness, because through time and compassion, through understanding and gentle letting go, it re-orients to the divine in every being. It is only in the seat of the ego that unforgiveness remains beyond the higher perspective of witnessing all humanity as children learning.

As I write this evaluation of the energies for the coming month, I am grieving. A shock, sudden departure from this world of a deep love, has me considering the most beautiful aspects of humanity even when the physical truth was less than desirable. All our brothers and sisters deserve our love and compassion and we deserve it for ourselves. Freedom exists in knowing what to hold onto and when suffering is a choice of simply letting go. Love remains and even increases beyond and behind the mask of humanity because there is no barrier or ego to impede its natural flow.

As you step through February, be mindful of the grudges you carry, the hurts you hold onto, the scars you use as badges of honour and the venom you use as a battle cry. It will not lift you to the place of peace you wish to reside in. Revenge will not bring you inner calm and the sanctuary of angelic wings to enfold you, it will bring you only separation from the most precious commodity that human beings have to trade, and that is love.

Forgive everyone, start with yourself. Offer love instead of anger or fearful rebukes. Now is the time to empty the poisoned chalice and refill it with that which serves your highest purpose… you were made to be a pure clear channel for light. You’ll soon be feeling human again.

Love, Jo 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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Monday Moving Moment – Discovering The True Path

Two ancient and mythical villages, connected only by a treacherous mountain pass that was carved out over millennia by a now long gone crystal clear glacial stream, were kept apart not only by the distance between them, but by an outdated handed down tradition of separation. The villagers from each would gather together once weekly at an old shrine at the halfway point along the pass to trade goods and services vital for the survival of both.

Many generations had honoured this tradition and none had ever ventured passed the shrine towards the opposite village or even thought to question the unspoken treaty… until now.

For months, a boy from the southern village had witnessed the mesmerizing grace offered by a young girl from the northern village as they exchanged their wares and traded glances, coming to understand that their interactions were gradually becoming much more than commerce. She too had begun to understand that the stirrings within her heart had been born of something deeper than mere acquaintance. Each week as they individually prepared their baskets of produce to carry to shrine, their anticipation of meeting, of a passing smile or catching the other’s eye grew into passion and beyond into need.

After many months had gone by and stolen moments had been shared, the boy from the southern village began to ask questions of the tradition and treaty. “Why is it that we may never venture beyond the shrine?” “Why do our villages never blend beyond market day?” Nobody could offer him an appropriate answer to this age-old directive and so he took it upon himself to ask for divine guidance on the matter…

It wasn’t market day but he didn’t care, the shrine was surely built for more than just a trading post though no one could remember its true purpose either. He set off along the arduous path through the mountain pass determined to find answers at the shrine as to how he could break with tradition to win and be with his beloved.

At the shrine was an old man, sitting with his eyes closed in contemplation. He was bearded and carried a long stave of gnarled wood, his clothes were that of a beggar but his countenance that of a prince. The boy dared not speak to disturb this man’s peace but his presence had already been detected and without even opening his eyes the man spoke: “What is it you seek young man?”

Startled by the power in the old man’s voice, the boy lost his footing and fell hard on his backside. His pride wounded slightly more than his person he looked up to find the old man now wide-eyed and gently smiling, “What is it you seek?”

The boy began to relate the story of the split villages and his growing love for the girl in the northern village to the old man, ending his tale by conceding that no one knew why the shrine was built or why no one would venture beyond it from either direction.

The old man considered for a moment and then made a request of the boy: “Today I ask you to walk beyond the shrine just a few steps beyond where your eyes can currently see. No harm will come to you but once you discover what is just out of view, you must return to me here.” The boy agreed to do as the old man had requested and gingerly set off beyond the shrine…

Ten minutes later the boy returned to find the old man’s eyes tightly shut and patiently waited for the sage to speak. After a while the booming voice came: “What did you find just beyond your perception?” The boy was eager to recount that he had stumbled upon a second path and that he had no idea which path led to the northern village and his beloved or where indeed the the other would take him.

The sage thought for a moment and then offered guidance…

“One path is the path of unity and togetherness, the other is the path of solitude and independence. Both paths will lead you to the same place but that place is not where you are expecting to go. Both paths will offer you experience beyond your current comprehension, both will challenge you to your core, neither path will be easy nor will it be well trodden but each is signposted along the way if you know how to read the signs.” He concluded by asking: “Which path will you take?”

Confused, the boy asked “But if neither will take me where I expect to go, how then should I choose?”

The sage, whispering now, offered more guidance… “The true path you seek exists not beyond the shrine on a treacherous mountain pass towards an unknown village and the promise of romance, but within the heart of how you choose which one to walk. You see before you only two paths: unity or independence, but in truth there are four paths beyond the shrine.” More confused now, the boy protested the truth of what he had seen: “No sir, there are but two paths ahead, just beyond the ridge as far as the eye can see!”

“But you can walk either, one of two ways. You can walk the path in love and faith or you can walk the path in fear.”

The boy’s eyes widened as he listened.

“Your beloved awaits you on the path of unity but if you join her there because you are afraid to be alone, you will try to possess her and crush her spirit and you will end up alone anyway. If you join her on the path in love and faith you will be blessed on the adventure of a lifetime in co-creative service to a higher purpose…. If you choose to walk the path of independence through the fear of commitment to another, you will whither without cooperation or be crushed by those who would take your power.  If however, you walk the path of solitude with an open heart, others will come and go to mutually support you when you need and co-creative higher purpose though different, will still be the outcome of your adventure.”

At that moment, as the boy digested the wisdom he had received, the beautiful young girl from the northern village arrived at the shrine carrying bread and water… “Hello Grandfather, she said warmly handing the old sage her offerings, “How was your meditative solitude today?”

She smiled sweetly at the young boy she admired as she helped the old man stand and continued: “Which path shall we take home today?”

What about you? Which path will you take home?

Principle 4: I AM Truth, Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted.

Discovering the true path is all about perspective… x

 

 

Saturday Oracle – Like The Wind Blows

Without boundaries, without shackles. Love like the wind blows.

Intense energy arriving this week as we are greeted by this dynamic duo of Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, with an illumined orange sacral chakra. Unmistakably a sacred partnership that is asking each party to remove all walls and obstacles to let love love blossom.

This week you may find yourself in a very raw vulnerable state as you are asked to open wide all doors and windows to your heart allowing the energy of love to blow through, just like the wind.

As we know all too well of late, wind can be fierce and uncompromising, destroying lives and families… but it can also be soft and gentle bringing fresh air into stagnant places, thoughts, ideas and regimes. Love is the same. Where there are no obstacles and no expectations the intensity is irrelevant, only resistance creates damage. Love is a benign force, it has no agenda, it’s only intention is to move like the wind blows: spread, and be shared, neither grasped at nor rejected, no increase nor depletion… there cannot be more or less love, only the speed and direction of flow increases or slows down in relation to your ability to receive and transmit seems to amplify the universal elixir.

As you enter this week do so understanding that another is offering you love (directing the flow towards you). It may not arrive in the form you hoped for, but it is in no way any less of a gift than in any other form. You have a choice to gratefully and graciously receive and transmit the life giving, transformative juice or you can close the windows and doors to your heart space and be battered by the impact caused by obstruction… that’s right, rejecting love causes pain.

I’m not suggesting you forget your discernment and encourage unwanted advances but that isn’t what this week is predicting. No encouragement is necessary for the genuine sacred union of souls indicated by this combination.

However love shows up for you this week, learning to give and receive in equal measure will bring positive change into your life, relationships, communication and creativity.

More next week… x

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Saturday Oracle – Entering Blissful Partnership

The energy coming from the oracle cards was excruciating, they were screaming “pick me, pick me!” After a week of high emotion, full moon shenanigans and rebellious tendencies, I’d simmered down enough not to argue with them. I made a promise when I began doing these oracle forecasts that I would honour whatever popped up regardless of how uncomfortable the combinations… the first set is the right set, no manipulating results to suit agendas, what would be the point?

This week is no exception as Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted partners literally with the vibrant orange sacral chakra… this is the combination of Divine or Sacred Marriage.

Divine Marriage is described in many ways and often as an alchemical balance of the masculine and feminine principles within, but make no mistake, this is not a metaphorical marriage, this is the combination of entering into or the deepening of an intimate relationship.

Entering into blissful partnership at least speaks to the beautiful nature of this affair of the mind, body and soul, as Principle 7 is the card of balanced giving and receiving. It holds within its remit the essence of unconditional love which allows each partner to be who they are without needing to hide a part of themselves in order to be accepted. This balance and the nurturing of individuality means that the heart flame within each burns brighter as a result of the union.

The sacral chakra is the sexual centre of the energy system and the creative energy here can be possessive meaning that it forms attachments easier and faster than any other chakra. Supported by Principle 7 however, those attachments are healthy and mutual.

So what exactly can we expect?

Where there has been separation, there will now be union. Where there has been uncertainty, there will now be reassurance. Where there has been divergent interests and agendas there will now be alignment. If you are in a relationship this is a week where you will make commitments to each other and feel safe enough to express love in all its forms and safe enough to receive love in all its forms. If you are not yet in a relationship and are looking to connect with a soul mate or twin flame, this combination speaks to your readiness to welcome the energy of romantic love into your life.

Fertility is also a factor here as the sacral energy is bursting with the spark of life ready to transform into a roaring fire, whether that’s the creation of a new idea, project or actual baby remains to be seen but you can be sure that the union between you and another will be a fruitful one one way or another.

Be careful not to throw this energy away on meaningless encounters, such dalliances will lead you to disappointment. Only real love is worthy of you now.

Be open, be ready.

More next week… x

Saturday Oracle – Limitless Inner Cosmos

This week’s combination comes with an overwhelming feeling… it’s the sensation of knowing, knowing beyond intellectual comprehension that you are a limitless inner cosmos.

Principle 3: I AM Human, fully integrates the violet essence of the crown chakra and it suddenly becomes possible to transcend perceived human potential. Ask yourself this: what are you truly capable of?

There is an aspect of this combination that denotes divine grace and even mercy when all previous constraints and limitations are removed and heaven, through you or a fellow human being begins to move mountains. The image here is of the mother lifting a car off her trapped child with apparent superhuman strength in a moment where her objective, motivated by unconditional love removes all physical inadequacies to produce a miracle.

Though the energy may not play out as dramatically as that in your own life, you may not actually part the Red Sea or resurrect a random stranger, you should see seemingly insurmountable odds being beaten this week and all in the name of love.

Love is the highest purpose in the universe (as far as I can tell) and nothing can withstand its absolute power. Any action you take in the next few days, unconditionally, will not only be blessed but be facilitated by angels (even those in human form).

Count forgiveness amongst your superhero armoury too as its energy rips down barriers, builds bridges and connects the disconnected. What with this full moon, new year comet and the power created by the masses focused on the energy of love for Valentine’s Day, though romance is not the message of this week’s reading, deeper love, spiritual love, soul love is highlighted as being the one thing that releases us from our self imposed bondage to become the masters of our own experience and rise up… rise up to meet ourselves as we were designed to be.

When your higher self has full access to your mind and physical vessel, you embody Christ Consciousness and you finally understand that you are completely loveable and loved… and when you are loved, you are invincible.

Welcome to a week of the most powerful you.

More later… x

The Real Treasures

Winter Solstice Blessings to you all.

In my last post I asked that you join me today in sending more love out into the world, you can read that via the archive but today let’s also concentrate on loving what’s present in our lives.

Principle 2: I AM Detached asks that you focus not in the past or in the future, but in the present and on what is. The winter solstice is the longest night of the year wrapped up in the stress of the Christmas season, when blessings are sometimes hardest to see and easiest to overlook… but not if you focus on the real treasures present in your experience.

Family, friends, health, home… love, that’s the key to everything. There may be a million things that you want and are actively striving for but just for now, settle down to accept and appreciate where you are, what you have and who you are sharing it with.

Keep the light in your heart until it returns to the world. In the deep midwinter let us all become beacons of hope, gratitude and grace that set the example for the rest to follow.

Blessings Abound x

Your Way Is Different

The path ahead is obscured by a hump in the road, a hill that is too high to see over and appears to fall away beyond its pinnacle. What lies ahead?

You chose this path because you believed in it, because although it never promised you easy, it did promise you adventure. It’s not for everyone… and there are those who will never understand why you continued along the way, skipped, ran, danced, sometimes crawled toward an unknown destination with no proof of where it might lead. They will question, they will doubt your sanity at times, they will even attempt to persuade you to change course or turn back completely… and there are times when your own inner-saboteur will hear them and side with their argument that this path isn’t for everyone. They all mean well, including that fearful voice inside your own mind… they love you enough to want protect you from an unidentified foe that threatens, in their eyes, to swallow you whole… but fear and love cannot coexist in the same space and so you must choose.

The path ahead is obscured, the hill is steep. Many stand behind you calling you back to a safer road, few encourage you on. Fewer still say nothing, choosing to believe not in the path but in you, sending only love to support you on the journey that you chose in spite of fear, knowing only love is real and that if the path ahead leads to nowhere then at the very least you walked all the way and you never gave up.

The thing about faith is: if it came with a guarantee, it would cease to exist as a concept.

Just because the crowd is going one way and you appear to be walking alone in the other, doesn’t automatically mean you’re going the wrong way… it may simply mean that your way is different.

Besides, where else do you need to be right now? Don’t doubt your own intuition, it brought you this far.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, and Principle 4: I AM Truth.

More later… x

 

A Whole Flame

Very soon after writing my last post “Most Unconventional Romantic Entanglement” I was asked the question: “Are you a whole flame?” Upon considering the question I was instantly propelled towards the most poignant hidden Grail Mechanic… you cannot keep the Grail.

Here’s the best answer I can muster at this time…

Some days I burn bright and some days my fire is low, some days I have the spark but not fuel and other days I have the fuel but no spark… I am a constant work in progress motivated by my desire to heal and be healed, to learn and to teach… and for us all, love is the medium through which we grow, lifetime after lifetime, in embracing it and rejecting it, reaching out for it and hiding from it… it is the eternal dance that drives every aspect of our lives… the power we crave merely a substitute for the divine power of love and the pain we cause, a childlike retaliation when feel the absence of it… an absence caused purely by our own disconnection from the Source of all things. We search for partners, teachers and lovers to help us discover the healing still required, to be the fuel when the flame burns low and to be the spark when the light goes out.

Yes, I AM a whole flame… but some days I forget this amazing revelation for one reason and one reason only…

Principle 3: I AM Human

More later… x

Most Unconventional Romantic Entanglement

I have been inundated with requests this week, formally, informally, professionally, personally and socially for advice/counselling on relationship issues and The Wholly Grail’s take on the great game we call romance. You’re going to have to forgive me at this point because I’m laughing my head off at the basic irony involved in asking me: a divorcee, currently in the most unconventional romantic entanglement I’ve ever come across with dynamics that nobody would believe if they hadn’t walked this path with me for the last few years… but here’s the thing: the heart wants what the heart wants so let’s start with that premise and build from there…

Coaching using the Grail is an art form when it comes to matters of the heart because every single Principle is involved in some capacity or other, as are the underlying mechanics of The Grail… simply because no two relationships are alike and each has more than one person involved and more than one perspective.

A relationship maybe just starting out, in it’s early stages of ‘getting to know you,’ or it may have been a lifelong partnership. It may be undergoing massive change due to external pressures or the growth of one partner over another or it may be breaking down… there’s also the ‘looking for love’ aspect of romance and all the highs and insecurities that follow along that path, and a myriad of different setups in between. For these reasons I’m not going to go full-on into giving romantic advice here but I will say this much, which is true for all relationships: The Wholly Grail is not a person or what you believe another can do for you, it is a state of consciousness that transcends the need for anything to be other than it is – the attainment of inner peace through acceptance, appreciation and even service.

We were, as a species, created as both yin and yang (feminine and masculine, regardless of physical gender), two halves of a whole… it is therefore in our nature to seek balance by seeking out a twin flame. This however doesn’t diminish the fact that within you is contained the same masculine and feminine nature to varying degrees, and that by balancing, unifying and harmonizing those internal partners you become a whole flame attracting rather than seeking another whole flame, thus creating an eternal fire.

You are The Wholly Grail… once you stop fighting it… and other Wholly Grail’s can’t help but find you and meet you on that level.

Wishing you love.

More later… x