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Seek Always To Understand

Each soul that incarnates has its own destiny, no two are alike. We hold within our personal blueprint, the map showing the way to the signposted moments, places, meetings and events that are intended to trigger choices pushing us further along the trail towards who knows where and who knows what, but what is assured is an adventure that by itself causes the soul’s growth.

We are born into a set of predetermined circumstances that serve to provide the early lessons we wish to learn about ideals and values, often known as tradition, or “our lot in life,” basically family and ancestral karma which we then have the choice to submit to or break free from. First we must recognise that there is actually a choice.

From the outside looking in we can easily judge another, rightly or wrongly, because they appear to be different in some way from us, not necessary at first glance, I’m not talking about race, age, size, gender etc, I’m speaking more to the way people behave and to those values and ideals they hold dear. One person might value wealth and worldly status as a measure of their success and another might value family and friendship. 

We must seek always to understand what drives another, what they value and why they have chosen the path they have. When we stand in judgement of them we project our own conditioning and belief system upon them and inadvertently diminish their worth in our own eyes.

When you seek always to understand, you open your heart fully to new information, you ask questions and take on the mantle of the Seeker, you open to hearing the truth of another and to discovering where your similarities lie. When you seek always to understand, you give the gift of respect because you honour first the unique soul and its chosen path, which may not be what you think it is. Their choices may not be what you think they are and their hopes, dreams and intentions may not be what you assume… The more open you allow yourself to be in search of understanding, the more open they are likely to be in sharing their vision with you… and the more surprised you might become by what you find. You never know, you might even have the same mission in mind… after all, that soul that incarnated with a blueprint holding the map to the signposted moments, places, meetings and events, just like yours, drew you together to learn something…

How will you do that if you already believe you know everything you need to about the miracle that stands before you?

Seek always to understand.

Wholly Grail Principles 1, 4 & 7

More later… x

Weekly Oracle – The Faith To Remain Faithful

Any time we see the crown chakra present itself in The Intuitive Chalice Oracle we know that deep spiritual questions are being presented to us. This deep violet energy centre that connects us to the Divine through devotion, meditation and prayer, equally connects the Divine directly to us in response through insight, higher wisdom and guidance. The Divine speaks through our dreams and inspiration, by tapping into the collective consciousness from which we have never actually been separated.

When we enter into conversation with this universal force also known as God, among many other names, we have an expectation of faith from God to cherish us as children and not forsake our supplication, i.e. we expect to be heard and answered. By this same token, there is a necessity to remain faithful that this prayerful activity will be heard and answered in the way Source deems fit. Faith and trust have to be mutual.

When Principle 7: I AM Open-Heated shows up in a reading alongside this energy, the Grail within you is questioning whether or not you have the faith to remain faithful. Open-Heartedness is the ability to give and receive in equal measure highlighting the universal laws of balance, karma and consequence. What we give out we receive. Effectively meaning if you have faith you will be given reason to stay faithful.

Don’t misunderstand the term faithful here… we are not talking about earthly sexual fidelity and monogamy, faith in this case is an act of grace: acceptance, allowing, patience, dedication and devotion to something much greater than you and the ability to continue to believe in the power of prayer.

Some people call it focused intention, manifestation, the law of attraction… it basically entails matching the frequency of the outcome you wish to engender… without wavering, losing hope or giving up. It also requires you to remain open and flexible as to how the answer shows up.

All that being said, do you have the faith to remain faithful?

Your prayers can truly be answered this week if you are open to receiving, hearing, responding, allowing, accepting… you just have to trust God to know when, where, how, who and what it is you really need now.

Spend some time in conscious communication with the Divine through meditation… He won’t let you down, only you can do that by giving up.

More next week… x

Monday Mind Management – Are You curious Enough?

By the time you reach adulthood, say 30 or so, you have a fairly good grasp of your version of reality. You could even go as far as to say you are pretty locked in by then. Conditioning has given you a set of rules to work by and a sense of right and wrong and your experience has made you a pretty accurate judge of character, an estimator and a judgment machine. It has you believing what kind of foods you will most likely enjoy, what kind of company you will thrive in, what entertainment you prefer to be distracted by, what skills and talents you have and what you cannot do… you’ve probably even developed a “type” when it comes to lovers by this time.

What if I told you that all this information is merely a set of out of date instructions to a very complex living machine?

Every time you are presented with a choice in the coming days, whether it’s as simple as what to eat for lunch or much more in depth and life altering, question your first choice. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not asking you to make second guessing a habit or to mistrust your instincts but instead of assuming that your instincts are choosing, ask yourself if it is actually your habits that are dictating your daily reality.

In order to open a mind that is closed or a fixed consciousness, consider: are you curious enough? When we believe we already hold all the answers we stop learning, stop evolving and experiences become repetitive, but when we become curious our lives open up to new experiences, new opportunities, sparkling conversations, unlikely friendships and alliances.

Let this become a week of exploration and discovery. Let life become new and with it a whole raft of fresh possibilities. Only with a curious mind and an open heart will those risky strategies turn out to be playful learning opportunities.

Principle 4: I AM Truth always comes with the caveat “I reserve the right to evolve.” Now is not the time to stop that evolution!

I know you’ve been conditioned to believe that curiosity killed the cat, but remember the cat has nine lives… it would be a real shame not to use them all because you are safer with mediocre, eh?

Have an amazingly curious day… x

 

Monday Mind Manoeuvre – Over And Over

Did you catch the Oracle at the weekend? In it I was welcoming an appealing shift in the energy, lifting recent gloom and inviting well-being back into your life. Sure enough, opening the doors of the previously closed mind to allow in a new era and fresh energy is all it takes to trigger the change, but it takes real discipline to stay out of the trap…

The trap I’m referring to is that tendency to do the same thing over and over, or think the same thought over and over each time expecting different results. This is Einstein’s definition of madness. If you want different results you must take a different action and the action I’m suggesting for now is non-participation.

When you choose not to engage with thoughts, behaviours, situations and even people who have consistently brought you discomfort, disappointment, discontent and dis-ease, you allow yourself the space to heal and the opportunity for these triggers to fall away naturally without you having to experience the drama that attempting to fight or reason with them brings. I know that most spiritually based, compassionate individuals believe in the miracle of redemption and that hope exists in the most hopeless of situations, that level of goodness and faith is a credit to you, but now is the time to save yourself by understanding that the evidence is overwhelming and trying to change the outcome is a futile endeavour… changing your expectation and letting go however is a life giving way of turning your attention to where it is effective – towards YOU!

The fertile mind can produce enormous results when planted with viable seeds (healthy thoughts) and then nurtured by that compassion, goodness, hope and faith and of course supportive action. Now is the time to invest in your own spirit by simply turning away from all that seeks to crush or diminish it. Those seeds that continually failed to blossom may thrive for someone else in another time or place but you can stop now, knowing you gave it your best shot.

You can only be bullied by your thoughts (or anything else) if you engage with them. Bullies are just insecure children who need your attention… you don’t have to provide for their needs anymore. Start providing for your own needs, do that over and over and see what results your Wholly Grail begins to yield.

Principle 1: I AM God and Principle 6: I AM Self-Full.

It’s a new day folks… x

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Bank Holiday Monday Mental Manoeuvre – Neutral Mind

Something inside me triggered when I did the oracle reading at the weekend. It was a sort of underlying anticipation of the outcome ready to be revealed. This feeling of uncertainty, excitement and a fierce need to know are all so familiar to me… and all so unproductive, uncomfortable and power draining. If like me, your inner control freak has had its interest peaked by the unfolding of a prediction or longed for hope or dream, then you  really need to get this.

Action taken to coerce, pressure, or hurry God’s timetable will result in delay, disappointment and dissatisfaction.

Applying a neutral mind however, allows a space for the universe to reveal the treasure it has amassed on your behalf without you narrowing the field of opportunities in how that delivery might take place. A neutral mind is an open mind, a fertile space for growth of knowledge and wisdom.

It’s your job to simply observe, listen, experience.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, is at the heart of this mental adjustment and involves stepping back from the game and watching how the next bit evolves… a bit like planting a seed. You give it soil, water and warm sunlight: optimum growing conditions, but ultimately it must grow of its own accord and on it’s own or God’s schedule. You have no control over how it eventually flowers or even if it will, but as you observe it break through the soil into the light you revel in the seedlings progress, maintain caring for it’s needs and provide for its survival but you cannot force it to grow nor give it a deadline.

This moment has information in it. This moment is teaching you something of great importance… is it patience? Is it acceptance? Perhaps it is teaching you to take your focus off the seedling and broaden your perspective to enjoy the whole garden?

Whatever it is that you are narrowly focusing on, whether it is a new relationship, a job opportunity, a potential project, etc, know that you can be happy now if you understand that this bit, “the in between bit,” “the neither here nor there bit” is every bit as much a part of your unfolding experience as the final reveal. You will have benefited from the journey whether the outcome is as you’d hoped or not.

It doesn’t matter how this turns out, I’m thoroughly enjoying witnessing the performance be it comedy or tragedy… it’s only drama if I’m overly invested. Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, is love without strings… that means the seedling can grow or not as it chooses. It is loved, respected and appreciated anyway. We all get 10 out of 10 for just taking part whether we win, lose or draw.

Whatever form your seedling takes, leave room in your neutral mind for it to grow (if it wants to).

More later… x

Sitting With The Unknowable Next

I seem to have found myself in a magical place of pure potential. I suppose it could be described as innocence, a situation that is so far removed from my prior experience that I cannot for one moment pretend I have the faintest, foggiest idea what the rules are. Being a control freak by nature, it’s both exciting and excruciating sitting with the unknowable next.

This is a true adventure…

Placing yourself in the mindset of the student, open to a new way of being, a new influx of information, letting go of the need to be the one with all the answers, gives rise to fresh energy coming towards you from the universe as it manoeuvres the right people and support into position to help you with the next stage of the journey.

It’s been such a long time since I admitted “I don’t know.” It’s truly liberating.

This place feels like the first day of school and I think I’m falling in love with who I am here. Everything I’m trying to achieve, build and share has been redefined within my heart and mind as a precious gift for all those I meet along the way… and I can’t wait to begin learning.

As the weekend unfolds for you, as an exercise why not place yourself into the mindset of the student, the seeker, the innocent with an open mind and an open heart? When was the last time you gasped in amazement when you discovered something new? It can be disconcerting not knowing but it’s also exhilarating and life affirming and its the starting point for changing and expanding your life.

You might just fall back in love with yourself by admitting you really have no clue… The relief is nothing short of a miracle. Let someone else be the teacher for a while… It’s ok, you’re safe.

Invoke Archangel Zadkiel for help with learning and assimilating new information, he will help it sink in. You simply have to call his name and ask for assistance. You’ll notice the synchronicities as new teachers, guidance and support shows up from unexpected places just when you need it.

Have an amazing weekend.

More later… x