Tag Archives: Retreat

Check Out So You Can Check In

One of the most crucial Principles in The Wholly Grail is: “I AM Self-Full.”  This mantra is a signal to self that its time to focus on one’s own needs in order to keep mind, body and spirit in good health, good cheer, and a pure, clear channel for universal flow. Sometimes it’s essential that you check out so you can check in.

To check out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle for a short while, in other words retreat, is part of my spiritual practice. At times the universe requires me to make space for new learning, expansion of awareness that can only occur once you stop the flow of clutter to tune in to a purer stream of collective higher consciousness… that’s what I mean by “check in.”

At certain stages of the journey, God (or whatever your chosen name for that Higher Power might be) steers me in a direction for personal learning that has little or nothing to do with me as a teacher at this time, but everything to do with me as a student of life… my own life. The lessons shunt me into unfamiliar and often uncomfortable territory allowing me to unlock and heal parts of myself that until the Divine download occurs I had no idea were even an issue.

Checking in to your Higher Power to look deeper within is a part of self-discovery. My last few days of retreat have uncovered for me some deeply ingrained fears and patterns that I now recognise playing out in every aspect of my daily life in the outer world: my teaching style, my health, my relationships, my ability to receive the abundance of the universe… the list is extensive. And though there is momentary grief in the realisation of the obstacles I have placed in my own way, there is also now intense power in the wisdom gained through the inner journey. The Grail Knight must undergo such quests when called to do so… and we are all Grail Knights.

I’m not done yet with this time out from the world of noise, I’m not done with this time of internal exploration. Learning is an exquisite part of my own journey that I do for me… and for you.

Wishing you a weekend of incredibly poignant discovery of self.

More later… x

Learn more about The Wholly Grail by becoming a Seeker member for FREE here today.

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