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When you have no other choices

We always have a choice in reality, so the title feels somewhat misleading, but it isn’t meat to be. You have probably been to this place before, the place where all roads meet. This is the place where it feels like no matter what you do you cannot influence an outcome, and that destiny will deliver you wherever it has decided you need to be in order to set the universe back in balance. When you have no other choices it is time to surrender to what is. To be at one with where you are and to observe what life wants to show you next.

Being at home with the essence of powerlessness lends you the necessary strength to regain balance in the midst of transforming circumstances. It is not enough to give up control at moments like these, it is also necessary to give up any expectation of the destination or details associated with it that you may previously have held onto.

It feels counterintuitive to everything we have been taught about the law of attraction and the miracles of manifesting but the truth is that these things require a final sacrifice… The need to give up on the goal itself.

The vision most sacred to you is the thing you have to be fully prepared to let go of and honour your own happiness and wholeness in the absence of it, truly believing that you’ve put in the hard work, the commitment, the dedication and devotion to a singular consequence for as long as you could possibly hold on before it broke you… and then you let it go… let God take over the process entirely even if it means you never reach the goal.

The act of long term commitment changes you. You cannot help but grow from it, learn from it, it transforms you into a greater version of yourself as you explore every facet of faith along the way, but the final test faith is to set it and yourself free completely, and that comes when there is no more expansion to be had and no more avenues to be explored. This is the beginning of a new journey, a new dream and the beginning of a new devotion… the form of which will remain a mystery until destiny imparts it’s secrets as it will.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, allows you to break away from the self-imposed vision of the outcome you have tethered to and Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, aids you in releasing what was and allowing what is or what might become. These two aspects of Grail wisdom situate you in the slipstream of miracles and help you recognise the beauty of this moment and all the gifts present within it.

When you have no other choices, it’s alright to let go. You’ve done enough.

More later… x

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Saturday Oracle – Destination Undetermined

Something amazing is happening this week. Not only do we officially move into a new season at the equinox, we also have the opportunity to commence a new journey towards a destination undetermined.

Don’t look at this so much as actual travel although it could be,  but more an expansion of your horizons in your life in general.

The combination of Principle 2: I AM Detached, with the transformative nature of the violet crown chakra is a gateway to the path but it’s also an invitation to grace and surrender… hence undetermined. I know, we use oracles to attempt to predetermine everything but where’s the fun in knowing it all?

We all have questions about where our actions are leading: “How will this turn out?” “What are the consequences of my choices?” for example, but this combination is asking you to trust in the ride and have faith that you are on the right path.

Expect synchronous events to reassure you that you are moving in the right direction and allow room for Source to provide the map as you go. Though you get to set the intention for your inward or outward adventure, God is providing some interesting alternative routes and detours this week that you could never have imagined on your own and that turn out to provide you with far more scope for joy, abundance, advancement and achievement than you ever imagined possible… all you have to do is let go and let God lead.

When a door opens – boldly step through, when you have a hunch or an inclination – follow it….

What if this was the week that presented you with the first real evidence that a long held dream was about to evolve beyond the dream stage? What if the only thing between you and that path was potentially battling a dragon? What if the dragon was grossly misunderstood and just wanted a friend to play with…? Let go of the what ifs and instead fully embrace the what is.

Grace is about leaving room for miracles… and you are about to be delivered to yours… it’s time to take a leap of faith towards a destination undetermined but exactly where you always needed to be.

More next week… x

Monday Musings – Out Of The Woods

Deep in meditation this morning with the intention of clearing the confusion over one thing or another, I found myself shepherded deep into an ancient boreal forest by a guard of Archangels. Lining each side of an almost non-existent leaf-strewn path, the angels funnelled me towards a majestic gnarly oak, so old it’s heavy boughs grew low, covered with lichen and soft moss. Leaning against the lowest sturdy branch was a familiar presence…

God (or Big G as I like to call Him) had been waiting for me to arrive to soothe my confusion and offer guidance on what action I need to take in my waking life. I perched on the bough beside Him and turned to hold His hand (not that God has hands or is even a man, but this is my meditation… however He chooses to show up for you is fine too).

Reassured by this touch and finding no words necessary, G raised his eyes to the sky and I followed with my gaze as a single red balloon with a matching ribbon  floated up through the branches… a reminder of the game I’ve been playing with God all through the last week that has kept me focused on playfulness and re-established our deep connection. He said softly: “Describe what you see.”

The balloon stood out, the angels were just visible as was the bulk of the oak tree but the whole forest was shrouded in a beautiful enchanting mist. Though deep in meditation I could feel the dense fresh moist air, smell the damp leaves and hear the sounds of the forest all around me. Holding my hand G stood up and led me a little way into the mist, I couldn’t see beyond the end of my nose but had complete trust in Source to guide me. We stopped abruptly as I felt the ground ahead of me end. “A precipice?” I asked. He did not answer, just stood there beside me holding my hand. I chose to sit and dangle my feet over the edge. To my surprise my toes were met by a fast running freezing cold stream.

“Now what do you understand?” He asked. I began to explain that I did not know how deep the water was or how far it was to the other side. “And what does all this tell you?”

“That things that seem dangerous may not be, but that movement in any direction without further information might be treacherous and cause more problems than I can anticipate.”

“In other words?” He prompted…

“I’m not ‘out of the woods’ yet.”

I knew that any action I took today to address my query may be a trigger for something or someone, inviting consequences I can not see, so I asked G:  “About what should I write then?” He simply said: “Write about the woods…”

Whenever you move from one state to another, out of one situation and into another, letting go of old patterns, and addictions to embrace freedom of mind, body and spirit, there is a time in between, where one wrong move can set you back to where you began. Stay still, pray for guidance and recognise the majesty of not knowing… G created the woods, He knows where you are and what dangers you face… let Him lead for a while.

Principle 2: I AM Detached is The Wholly Grail’s invitation to surrender to where you are.

More later… x

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Saturday Oracle – Pure Connection

This combination feels familiar and although it has an overall beautiful appearance to it, something within me has been putting off delivering its message today… That’s the problem: delivering a message means complete surrender to the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again.

As Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, cosies up to the vibrant orange sacral chakra softening its abrasive desire and encouraging pure connection, the vulnerability involved in that type of interaction reaches it zenith and can become unbearable for those not ready to give up control to another being.

Human relationships excel to another dimension this week beginning with an admission. Out there on a limb hoping that showing your hand and your feelings will not make you a prime target for rejection or ridicule is the only place where another can meet you half way. Risking your most sensitive nature for the promise of this pure connection is not new to you, but having been left there hanging in the past or worse, met there only to be later discarded when you were already all-in has made you wary of whether the risk is worth taking at all… but you know it is.

With the new moon total eclipse in Leo on Monday and six retrograde planets until Thursday you would be forgiven for feeling that level of uncertainty, but the synchronicity of the heavens is pushing you past the finish line in more than one area of your life towards a completely new storyline… and nothing quite transforms the story of your life like the introduction of a new co-star.

Put desire to one side for a moment and instead look at this connection as something deeper and more fundamental, once the initial admission is over this connection is soul level, familial, comfortable… not in an old slipper kind of way but in a missing piece kind of way. As it is based on Principle 7 where giving and receiving are completely balanced, it also has a sense of the traditional, where roles are definitive, respected and appreciated, cooperation and companionship, support and encouragement form the basis and foundation for divine union. This is a connection as old as time, conducted between the realms of the physical and the non-physical where a psychic extra-sensory form of communication exists.

People usually only dream of this kind of love… it is possible… but only if one or both are willing to step out on that limb, drop the defences and declare what hides inside the heart.

It probably won’t feel like news… each is fully aware on a higher level… each is simply waiting for the other to overcome fear, overcome history, overcome personal baggage and the reasons why not, replacing the detritus with the cleansing breath of faith.

Archangel Chamuel: the Angel of Destiny has lined you up with this missing piece of your soul’s mission and is waiting patiently for you to choose reunification. Ask him for help, courage and opportunity this week.

If your Mr or Mrs Right, hasn’t yet made an appearance, now is the time for you to call out for your soul mate… you can be sure that they too are calling out for you. Chamuel will help if you ask.

More next week… 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

The Simplest of Gifts

There’s something very attractive about the idea of having it all, having everything you want in this life, isn’t there? You feel a seductive pull towards things, people, situations and lifestyles that can come off as all but deafening to the ego who sits amidst the shiny screaming “more more more!”

You have no concept what you need. That’s God’s job. Surrendering to the flow of life brings into sharp focus the inappropriate choices you have made up until now as you relax into wanting what is and appreciating the simplest of gifts… like breath.

There’s nothing wrong with shiny, you understand that. There’s nothing wrong with wanting things, people, situations and lifestyles that appear from a distance to be shiny… as long as you understand that its the wanting that produces the feeling, the chasing that amounts to the adventure and that once attained, not only can the object of your hunt never live up to the shiny glimpses you’ve caught along the way but nor can it fulfil your need to want, to hunt, to seek.

Once you have it, that’s the point at which you must once again learn to surrender. You have no idea what you need. That’s God’s job. Your job is now to relax into wanting what is, what has become, and appreciating the simplest of gifts… like love.

Principles 2 & 5

More later… x

This Great Game

Everything you are worrying about right now is an option and the current options available to you are thus: there’s the easy way and there’s the hard way. These two options and these two options only are what go entirely towards making up what we term free will. There is a much greater plan at work here, and if you understand that you also understand that it means that all the chess pieces are destined to be at a certain position at a certain time by divine decree.

Whether you are a king, a queen, a pawn or a knight, you have a role to play in this great game and the way you play your role determines the depth and intensity of the game… but you’ll get where you’re going one way or another.

Worrying about which direction to choose is simply you choosing the hard way, the less enjoyable way. It’s a massive drain on your energy and even if you do get round to making a decision, the worry has robbed you of some of the joy of advancing across the board and then the best you can hope for is relief… though relief isn’t unpleasant, it isn’t exactly the ecstasy you were hoping for either, is it.

I want to liken this feeling to the teenagers out there undertaking their exams around now. Remember back to when you took yours and ask yourself how many times you’ve used that particular information and whether you would be living a different existence now if you had failed? We put too much pressure on ourselves to get it right. Too much pressure on each other for that matter.

You’re going where you’re going and it doesn’t matter how you get there. Just for today, as an experiment, give it up to God and the angels to deal with the details… stick the whole situation in your “Too Difficult” bucket and surrender to the flow. Let spirit choose your next move on life’s chessboard.

Principle 2: I AM Detached.

More later… x