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Weekly Oracle – Just Who Exactly…

This week Principle 1: I AM God, teams up with the royal blue throat chakra and I mean this with all the love in the world when I say: “Just who exactly do you think you are talking to?”

It’s a fascinating question that I remember hearing a lot as a child whenever I was perceived as being cheeky to an adult, but I have a very different answer to the question now.

I AM God. As are you.

Communication is our primary tool for connecting. We do so by expressing a full range of ideas and emotions, and how we communicate is often less about what we say and more about how we say it… or don’t say it for that matter. But communication is also about how we listen, receive and accept that incoming information, the whole transaction being a dance in which the participants can choose to love and honour each other through their giving and receiving or they can choose to disrespect each other. It’s either a mutual exchange of balanced power or a battle to usurp the energetic resources of another, which can be done even by refusing to respond at all.

When this kind of transactional control takes place it is a sign that someone, somewhere in the mix, possibly even both parties, have forgotten who they are or failed to acknowledge who the other person is.

Communication is the key to, and foundation of, any kind of relationship. When we see God in ourselves we will not allow ourselves to be disrespected, when we see God in another and indeed our own reflection, we would not dream of disrespecting them either.

This week, ask yourself just who exactly you think you are? If you come up with anything less than “a spark of the Divine” then you will also see what you are reflecting out into the world and why you may not have the kind of relationships you actually deserve.

Also take a look at all the people you have dealings with this week, no matter how difficult the interaction and ask yourself just who exactly you think they are?… and if you don’t get that very same answer, retreat, refocus, adjust your attitude and apply reverence to every life you come across.

In honour of the late Aretha Franklin: show a little RESPECT.

All are created equal… it’s only a very human trait that allows some to be more equal than others… but that’s another Principle for another time.

More later… x

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Dragon Reading here (available from Saturday evening) and the New Moon Energy & Empathy Update here.

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Wisdom – The Story Of The Village Well

Let me share a parable with you today: the story of the village well, a humble hole in the ground located centrally in the square where people arrived daily to draw from its depths the very essence of life.

The purest, sweetest clean water was to be found at the bottom of this well and it served the village for centuries. So reliable was the humble hole in the ground that as the years rolled by the village’s began to take it for granted. There were those more thirsty than others that returned to the well several times a day without thought for the rate of flow of the pure sweet water at the bottom or if there would be sufficient for those who had not yet taken their turn. The constant lowering of buckets was, little by little, damaging the delicate walls of the hole in the ground at the centre of the village square and slowly but surely they were beginning to deteriorate, crashing down rocks and particles into the ancient well and slowly contaminating the essence of life beneath… but more than that: beginning to stem the flow from the underground spring.

Centuries ago, when the well had been dug, it was respected, honoured, worshipped and maintained. The hole in the ground was surrounded by a stone wall to protect its perimeter, the villagers took turns in climbing down to clear the spring and maintain the walls, the process was considered an honour and a sacred duty and celebrated with each season. After each maintenance the well was dressed and the villagers would dance around the sacred altar through which the whole community was granted life… but those centuries had past and those who remembered the tradition were long since gone or much too frail to carry out the sacred work… and those who were able were far too invested in what the hole in the ground could do for them to notice that their supply was drying up.

One morning after many years of neglect and deterioration, as the villagers arrived to draw from the hole in the ground… and a crowd began to gather (and voices were raised and heads were scratched), it became apparent that the well was dry. Blocked up? Filled in? Stupid hole in the ground… what use are you if you cannot provide water?

The angry villagers, not understanding their part in the downfall of the sacred fount, not understanding that by effort or offering of themselves, their time, their resources, they might fix it and keep it stable and pure, simply began to leave.

Packing up their worldly goods they set out into the wilderness in search of another hole in the ground to use up and disrespect (and we all know how long you can stay out in the wilderness searching for what you need)… left behind were those too frail to leave, too old to climb into the well and fix the years of neglect… and so they withered too.

The power of the pure sweet flowing water was such that after many years the obstructions were cleared and the newcomers to the village recognised the value of the hole in the ground. They honoured and protected it by building a stone wall around its perimeter, they assigned the strongest and the best to climb down and clear the remaining debris and created a timetable of maintenance along with a village fair to celebrate every season. The new villagers understood that the well needed tending and so each was happy to begin tithing  to create a “Well-ness” fund for it’s needs. They assigned a well attendant to manage the lowering bucket and monitor the usage of the well so everyone had their fair share, as a result of the regulated usage of the essence of life, the flow increased and abundance followed… and the village grew…

It’s an interesting word: “well” isn’t it?

Make of the story what you will and decide if you want to take the hole in the ground for granted or contribute to its upkeep, it’s always been your choice… Principle 6: I AM Self-Full & Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted.

More later… x

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Shouldn’t We Honour What Unites Us?

Apparently it’s International Women’s Day. That’s exciting isn’t it? A whole day just for celebrating the women of the world. I’m all for celebrating diversity and uniqueness, I really am, but isn’t it time we stopped drawing attention to what makes us different and started focusing on what makes us the same? Shouldn’t we honour what unites us?

Every time we create a new day for this or day for that, we say “hey world, you and I are not the same and this is why we are at war with each other and within ourselves.”

The very first Principle of The Wholly Grail simply states: I AM God. It’s not a religious statement, it’s not an elitist manifesto, it’s a declaration of unity paying attention to the divine nature of each and every living being, in fact not just every living being but everything in existence. If you aren’t comfortable with the word God then feel free to interject your own favourite word for The Indescribable Power… I don’t think it has a preference, the name we give it is just one more tool we use to divide us and promote disunity.

Today I would like to honour not just women, but respect, equality and compassion for everyone, for all things, in fact let’s make every day International Compassion Day, International Respect Day… in fact scratch that, let’s go for Universal Compassion and Respect Day!

To open our hearts to the beauty that exists around us and to venerate the light in all things would surely eradicate the need for us to stand up for the rights of any group or individual because their rights would be a given and therefore never questioned. It may be a naive wish, but the point behind all National and International “Days” is to give a voice to the oppressed or forgotten and to shout out “We matter!”

We all matter. The Divine doesn’t make mistakes.

Happy Universal Compassion and Respect Day x

 

Saturday Oracle – The Welcome Mat

Dealing with emotional pain is a very personal journey and there are no real rules on how to protect yourself from further assail, but there are common markers along the road to healing.

This week’s combination, bringing together a matching energetic set: Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted and the emerald green of the heart chakra, are highlighting a part of that process that is crucial to your forward journey.

You are being asked, as we step into a week containing a powerful new moon and a solar eclipse, to look at the walls you have furnished around your emotional centre as a result of recent tribulations and more poignantly, how those walls may affect new relationships.

Self-preservation is a serious business and hardwired into human circuitry, meaning any and all risks that follow pain, that may result in more of the same, are understandably cut off at the pass. The wounded heart certainly doesn’t roll out the welcome mat to would be assailants…

…But you’re being warned this week that you are seeing threats where there are friends and allies, and in searching for safe haven you may be creating a prison or isolation you won’t want to remain inside for long.

Love is being offered to you in more than one form in the days ahead. Do not be tempted to lock out the very thing you need because having been a victim of another’s character flaws forces you to become a victim of your own.

I AM Open-Hearted is the Principle of the true Grail Knight, the true hero who lets love be the guiding light in all interactions. You are being called to step into the light of absolute faith, trust and surrender to the highest power of all… nobody will blame you for being cautious, that’s your right, but you have the power within you to win. Nobody can put out your light, that is the Divine shining through you and it is inextinguishable.

New life is knocking at your door, the door to your heart… open up and give it a chance to prove it is worthy of touching heaven, because that what lives inside your love. Heaven.

More next week… x

Apples and Pears

I see it more and more these days and it leads me to ask the question: is a character assassination of your opponent really the best way of getting your argument heard?

It pains me that as human beings we continuously feel the need to climb on the backs of others to get further up the life ladder when simply asking might offer us the leg up we need.

Why is it necessary then to make someone else appear to be in some way wrong and that you are in fact the one that is right. You may be the one that’s right for a small proportion of the audience but you will never be a good fit with some of the others… it’s all about fruit.

Yes fruit!

Apples and pears to be exact… now I’m not talking about the Cockney rhyming slang for stairs (though stairs are a good metaphor for ascension), what I’m referring to is the sublime and beautiful differences between the two. Now as you know if you’re keeping up I favour the pear… a symbol of my goal and perhaps destiny. That doesn’t mean I don’t like apples mind, it just means that given the choice I’m going to choose the pear. Now if you are a pear there is no point in trying to be an apple and you will serve no one and nothing by trying to convince the world that apples are bad (they tried that in the bible and Eve still got stuck in)… By the same token if you’re an apple what would you have to gain by imitating a pear? Or for that matter shouting from the rooftops “Eat me! The pear is bad!”

You see… fruit!

Preference and the people’s right to choose cannot be swayed by character assassination, on a subconscious level we enlightened folk see right through it… if you say to me (being the contrary bleeder that I am) “don’t believe that other guy…” I’m going to go straight and find out what that other guy was saying so that I can decide which argument feels, at its essence, to resonate more with me. Your big mistake in that instance was simply to draw my attention to the other guy because until you shouted “Hey! Eat me, the pear is bad…” I hadn’t looked up from the orchard to exclaim : “Wait a minute… What pear? Where?”

So now, you think a certain way, look a certain way, have invested in a certain set of core beliefs… they are not going to be the same as anybody else’s exact configuration and that is exactly what makes you unique. As a pear you stand out in a line of apples, no apology necessary… but if you stand there telling everyone that the apples are sinful then who exactly is portraying the role of the proverbial “bad apple”? If you stand there pretending to be an apple then you’ll stand out for all the wrong reasons… like being a fake!

Keep being you, stay authentic, understand that in the line up of apples, eventually the right people will notice and soon enough you will be surrounded by slowly ripening pears and the apples will become irrelevant to your journey without you needing to threaten them with the cider press.

Finding your tribe is about patience kindness and a willingness to stand out before you fit in.

Principle 4: I AM Truth… and I respect that yours my differ from mine.

More later… x