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Refocus On Terminated Timelines – How About Now?

Although I only managed an abridged oracle reading on Facebook this week due to the turbulent transfer of the website to a new permanent home, (it’s now arrived safely), if you’ve been keeping up you may have noticed it was very much about checking in with your internal compass.

This has been playing out for me over the last few days in a mentally exhausting trip down memory lane to a series of terminated timelines. By terminated timelines I mean things like abandoned projects, ideas, goals and even friendships and relationships that seemed to fall by the wayside as life shifted to and fro.

I haven’t been on a self-absorbed reminiscent mission or anything, in fact I’ve been consciously present with whatever I’m doing (mainly to get through the list and displace the overwhelm), but at the most random of moments an idea will pop in my head that is an idea that I benched years ago.

The universe seems to be saying “How about now?”

We often think of terminated timelines as failures, things that didn’t work, but I’m currently considering the the whole concept of Divine Will and Timing. What if those old hopes and dreams, ideas and inspirations weren’t failures? What if they were just in cold storage until Source deemed the time to be right?

While my particular compass is spinning back and forth through this week and I’m doing only what’s required of me with as much grace as is humanly possible, (except for my tai chi/qi gong lesson last night where I was decidedly aggressive and grace had nothing to do with it, leaving us all in fits of hysterics), I’m not in a state of trying to conceive anything new right now, rather to fulfil and complete what’s already present… clearing the decks so to speak. I’m aware of the herald of new energy arriving and the angels are showing me omens of that energy catching me up from the past. Something that wouldn’t have worked back then is shortly to present itself as an option now.

But there’s a problem with that… I’m a contrary little shit when it comes to being managed (see Monday’s insight), even if I’m being managed by God! My initial reaction to the thought of anyone or anything saying “not then but now” instantly created a rise of defiance in me: “well what if it’s not convenient for me right now?” “What if I don’t want it?” (At this point my less childish higher self is shaking her head in despair uttering “can’t you see God is attempting to deliver you a gift?”

So, having noticed the incoming energy and omens, having mentally exhausted myself trying to pin down the exact nature of the message whilst completing a gruelling schedule, having given my ego a good talking to about gratitude and acceptance, having kicked the shit out of some imaginary foe in what’s supposed to be a peaceful exercise, and having returned to the Grail for peace as is its purpose here’s what I found….

Principle 1: I AM God, so if He’s holding up the past as a new option then actually so am I.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, so if I let go of control over how and when whatever it is shows up I will not destroy today with mental exhaustion about tomorrow.

Principle 3: I AM Human, so I forgive myself for the temporary defiance and learn to laugh at my ego’s belief it has any power over Principle 1.

Principle 4: I AM Truth, so anyone’s opinions (including my own) about where I’ve been and what’s gone before has no bearing on who I am and where I am today.

Principle 5: I AM Liberated, so I will not allow my fear of losing what is, to inhibit my allowing what might be.

Principle 6: I AM Self-Full, so I choose to nurture my own well-being through any turbulence and change.

and finally…

Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, so I have the capacity to allow the universe to bestow abundance in any form upon me and let it flow as it will… to, through and from me.

Now I’m ready to see how the story ends.

More later… x

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First Monday Challenge – When Not To Compromise

Along the path we often find ourselves, having completed a stage of the journey, reflecting on the lessons and blessings that came with it. We consolidate the ups and downs into wisdom by combining the new knowledge and the visceral experience, the memory of the pain and the pleasure into a metaphorical talisman of protection to remind us what pitfalls to avoid the next time around…

But this path is a tricky little sucker in that it disguises those same patterns with new faces, locations, situations and scenarios just to see if you are paying attention. The moment you complete the lesson, that’s when the test comes.

As its the first Monday of the last month of the year, no doubt you have had many lessons and many blessings since the year began, no doubt replete with many successes and many failures… the need for universal balance dictates that it should be so. So what of today’s challenge?

The universe is sending you an end of year test:

You’ve said goodbye to much, closed the door on some, closed the book on others… you’ve left the gate open for hopes and dreams but slammed your heart shut to potential pain… and here you are, another year gone. Some of you are celebrating an extraordinary year and others are sinking into despair and wondering why you’re here again…

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it is to recall all the times this year you were afraid to take a risk, afraid to step beyond you comfort zone. Don’t dwell there in victim mode asking “why me?” simply acknowledge you had a choice and thus empowering yourself to see a different choice when that opportunity arises again. Now, having done your retrospective risk assessment, look back at all the times you’ve compromised over the last year, all the times you caved in under either external pressure or internal habit or addiction… again, don’t dwell there, just acknowledge and accept that you had a choice in that moment however much it appeared otherwise and empower yourself to choose more wisely next time the opportunity arises.

Now then… The universe has decided that the lesson is complete. You will be tested this week, maybe even today… based on all you’ve learned, it’s your job to know when to take a risk or when not to compromise.

If you closed your heart to pain, you closed it to life and to love and to joy as well… when you shield your heart centre you will never be able to take a risk never learn to fly in an incredible leap of faith and you will constantly compromise on everything.

Isn’t it time your talisman was heart-shaped, open, trusting and full of wonder? Let love in.

Principle 3: I AM Human and Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted.

More later… x

Radical Departure

The door is open, but the window is closing… the window in which to make the change by stepping through the open door.

I know you feel it, that “better the devil you know” mantra undermining your sure footed progress in pursuit of a goal, dream or transformative leap of faith, and the pull of the ever cycling karmic wheel is holding your wrist and tugging you back from the threshold with fearful questions like “What if you fail?” “What if you fall?”

Being intuitive doesn’t mean you’re immune from the effects of the inner goblin always asking you if you’re about to make a mistake but just for the sake of an experiment today ask your inner goblin this little question: “how many times have we done it your way up until now?” See the thing about repeating patterns is that you lose count really quickly and the thing about your inner goblin is he or she always starts a sentence with “Ah, but…”

The opportunity ahead of you may be a completely radical departure from your usual way of moving through life but if the goblin is honest, which to be fair he/she is merely fearful not a liar, then you’ll both have to acknowledge that in terms of where you are, the old way wasn’t working…

Walking through that door, accepting that opportunity may mean leaving something familiar behind, but to truly live up to your potential you have to be prepared to reach further, higher with every step… to become more in each breath than you were when you last inhaled… and in order to inhale ‘now and next’ you must first exhale ‘then and done.’

From where you’re standing now it may look like a giant step, but from where you’ll be tomorrow it was merely the first baby step in an entirely new direction.

Principle 2: I AM Detached

More later… x

The Dyson Effect

Toying with the idea of emptiness this morning at the prompting of an intuitive connection to an underlying impending shift in personal circumstances, I was exploring the concept of a true vacuum. You see, emptiness suggests the lack of something but the universal way of things is that as soon as space becomes available something rushes in to fill the gap. More to the point, this is only so within a vacuum where it literally sucks in everything around it because a vacuum is a place where nature is excluded, growth is excluded, life is excluded … and that cannot be allowed to remain.

What we term empty in an emotional context is actually far from it, like a room in a house that is vacant… there appears to be nothing there, but there is air, there is probably dust, and there is certainly energy of one form or another. The room though is waiting to be filled. Unlike the Dyson Effect whereby the vacuum generated within the space would suck in new life, this room requires intent in order to be refilled with the vibrancy of a new situation, like furniture and a purpose for instance.

Let me offer up an emotional comparison:

You feel empty… now explore that for a moment. You are never actually empty. Like the room is full of air and dust and energy, so are you, the question is what is the consistency of the air and dust and energy?

Does the emptiness actually equate to loneliness or does it equate to anticipation?

The Dyson Effect (not at all a technical or scientific term but an analogy based solely on my vacuum cleaner) sucks in everything in its path, no discernment required… it eats the dust, the dirt, the rug, the cat (actually I don’t have a cat but if I did it would now be happily residing inside the Dyson), because a true vacuum doesn’t distinguish what it wants… but you, in a state of emptiness are also ready to be filled. What you fill your empty room with (your heart, mind and soul in this case) is determined by that consistency of residual energy.

Loneliness, if that’s your current state of (un)emptiness is a negative focus on lack, honing in only on what appears to be missing from the room, whereas anticipation is a joyful acceptance that what has past has created an opening for a whole new slew of blessings and opportunities…

What is the consistency of the energy in your empty room?

Mine? I’ve removed all the dust with the Dyson… all that’s left is the anticipation of lovely stuff filling my open heart, because that’s all I’ve made space for.

More later… x

 

The Alighting Point

Grail Oracle 4Grail Oracle Yellow

I have this recurring dream from time to time of being on a bus approaching my stop and finding myself struggling to collect all my bags and luggage together in time to get off. Sometimes the driver is waiting at the stop with the door open but the more I pick up the stuff appears and I have shout to him “please wait.” At other times I’m waiting at the stop and the bus I want to get on is fast approaching but similarly I have to gather my things before it arrives or I’ll miss it… I can feel myself panicking all the while. Obviously it’s a dream about baggage and the need to lighten the load or opportunities will be missed to progress along to the next stage of my personal evolution… but it’s not about the baggage that this oracle is revealing, it’s about the reason to get off the bus.

The Alighting Point is a combination of Principle 4: I AM Truth and the effervescent yellow of the solar plexus chakra and is all about blissful experiences.

This week will see you recognising an opportunity not to peruse the goal represented by the destination stated on the front of your proverbial bus (the long term plan), but to get off, wander around and enjoy the opportunities along the road. It’s like being on your way to work, seeing a fun fair by the roadside and deciding that would be so much fun and you fancy a bit!

Now in realistic terms allowing yourself to stop and savour the simple pleasures that are offered to you may actually kick start a whole new journey… The destination may be the same (if you want it to be), but you may find that another bus, another route or another way of arriving is far more fun than the same old same old that you’ve been used to.

Joy and bliss arrive at the most unexpected moments when you allow yourself to taste something new: a new hobby, a new project, a new love… playfulness in this case is the key to rediscovering your love of life and it may just be exactly what you never knew you were looking for. Expect your social life and circle to expand as a result of taking a risk by getting off the bus and allowing a little indulgent behaviour to guide you towards a brand new truth.

You may be revisiting past loves that you thought were lost, talents and gifts re-emerging that you left in your childhood and inhibitions being cast by the wayside as exhilaration takes over and euphoria prompts you to say “again, again!”

“Scream if you wanna go faster”… ┬áthere’s always another bus, have some fun.

More next week… x

The Herald of Opportunity

Grail Oracle 4Grail Oracle Blue

This week Intuitive Chalice Oracle combination has offered up a second helping of the royal blue energy of the throat chakra and combined it with the 4th Principle of The Wholly Grail: I AM Truth. This duo are bringing with them the blessings of success and so are called The Herald of Opportunity.

You have, for too long, hidden your light under a bushell in fear that the world may judge you or disregard your ideas and opinions as pure nonsense, in fact you have found yourself twisting your words and moulding your work to please and appease others, compromising your integrity in the process… but no longer.

The Herald of Opportunity shows up when you have been brave enough to stand up and be counted; to put your neck on the line and say: “this is what I want and this is how I want it to be”and it has paid off big time. there may have been a short silence whilst the world adjusted to your new way of communicating and within that silence you might have found yourself cringing on the inside, wondering “did I ask too much?” “Did I come on too strong?” but the pause was simply time for reflection and a moment for the universal flow to catch up with your vibrational shift… The response? “Ok then.” The door simply swung open without fuss, argument or fanfare.

Use this energy to step through the open doors that are unlocking in response to your new found confidence in your authentic voice and understand that once you step through a doorway, what remains on the otherside is no longer matching your vibration. To stay in your truth you must let go of the little self and soar.

More next week… x