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Finding Balance When The World Keeps Spinning

I have to admit there is more than just a little irony in this article because I’m finding balance when the world keeps spinning figuratively, literally and perceivably.

I relaunched the blog last week along with a new Facebook group for women, a new email list, several different video offerings including exclusive Grail content and the return of my YouTube Dragon Readings, which I adore doing so much. So to all intents and purposes, the world really speeded up for me after I had taken quite a significant amount of time out to explore my direction, whilst also managing my own emotional healing journey and looking after my elderly mum who has been in and out of hospital for over a year now.

I got to contemplating how the world just keeps on spinning no matter what we go through, not because it just came to me in a flash, but because in the midst of this (though I’d like to call it a finely honed and precision relaunch), in reality, chaotic and frenzied return to my Grail work, I seem to have developed a rather queer inner ear imbalance that causes everything to look like it is spining.

I remember this feeling from years ago when I used to enjoy alcohol. You know that awful sensation you get when you’re pissed out of your face and you lie down, then the room starts pretending to be the waltzer at the fairground… and there’s you, clinging on for dear life in case you go flying off the end of the bed?

Yeah, that feeling!

Well, that’s me at the moment, minus the alcohol.

Inner ear infection? Maybe. Virus? Possibly. The onset of vertigo? Potentially… whatever it is, it’s timing couldn’t be more inconvenient or it’s message more poignant: something is out of balance.

If I also take into account my physical reaction to the imbalance, it gives a clue to what I might be responding to energetically. I keep veering off sideways and falling over! A sideways move instead of moving forward?

Imbalance in our our lives occurs for all sorts of reasons and often when we think we are moving forward we are actually not really tackling the one thing that the universe wants us to face. In my case I have taken massive action to deal with all the peripheral stuff that supports my soul’s mission, but I have yet to actually tackle the main event. I’ve side-stepped the difficult bit in favour of the pretty trimmings and the universe has said: “Oi! do you think We can’t see what you’re doing?”

Finding balance, for me, is now having to come from multiple angles:

  • I’ve had to get really Self-Full.
  • I’ve had to stop and assess where I’m at.
  • I’ve had to say no to everything that isn’t “On Purpose.”
  • I’ve had to acknowledge where fear is leading me into denial.

When I listen to my own soul’s voice and really hear what it is asking me to heed, I automatically begin to unravel the difficulties I get myself into, and I do that by returning to the Grail time and time again… I ask myself if I can honestly say I am living the “I AM” statements that make up the 7 Principles and then I seek to understand if not, why not?

  • Do I really accept myself for who I am?
  • Am I fully present with what is or am I projecting?
  • Am I blaming myself or another for what is (or was)?
  • Am I being swayed by opinion rather than holding fast to my truth?
  • Am I holding on so tightly to what I have that I’ve become it’s captive?
  • Am I taking responsibility for caring for my own needs?
  • And am I somehow restricting the flow of abundance from the universe?

I can honestly say that there are more than a few on the list that are requiring another look for me and the most important step is remembering that every time we embark on a new leg of the journey, we are required to revisit the Grail.

The Grail is peace, balance, joy, fulfilment… and because the world keeps spinning, it keeps getting knocked over and requires that you reset it… that doesn’t mean it’s not fun, and I’m having lot’s of that at present trying to find the right formula for tackling the big things and the little things, at the core and the periphery…

I’m finding balance when the world keeps spinning!

Jo x

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October’s Oracle – Let Your Soul-Voice Ring Out

October’s Oracle holds the promise of personal authenticity and asks that you let your soul-voice ring out.

Containing the combination of Principle 4: I AM Truth, which in short says: “I need nobody’s permission to be fully myself,” with the royal blue throat chakra that holds sovereignty over self-expression and communication, this month you are positively encouraged to share with the world your inner truth in a way that is unmodified for the benefit of social constraint.

Can you be unapologetically you?

You are always going to be too much for some people, you are always going to shine too bright for others… there will always be those who seek to diminish or criticize you in some way and so this month you may need to get beyond brave and be you anyway.

You can no longer continue to be small or play small so that others will either not notice you or decide you’re insignificant enough to leave be… you have a message, a mission and a magical life to live that requires you to be front and centre of your own life’s stage.

The good news is this: they don’t have your perspective so their opinion is not needed and probably not even relevant. What you failed to notice before now is that if they don’t like it, it probably wasn’t meant for them, and those it was meant for have been patiently waiting for you to start sharing your story so that they may follow the path and avoid the pitfalls that only you can tell them about.

You have to start focusing on your authentic soul-voice. It’s unique to you. Your soul has travelled a path through lifetimes that no other living being has traversed and no matter how wise or knowledgeable your critics may seem, no matter how learned or experienced, qualified or certified they may be in their field… you are the only expert on your story and your story may well be a lifeline to someone else who is navigating their own road at this time.

Say thank you to those who might try to mould you in their image, but then follow up with the phrase: “Your concern is appreciated but not required.” You’ve tried it their way and you lost your way.

Get naked and vulnerable.

I don’t mean take your clothes off, I mean take your mask off and show the world who you are. When you let your soul-voice ring out, your story becomes your rallying cry and your truth becomes your colours. Whatever your message might be, whatever your art might be, you dont have to hide it anymore. The Divine has your back and this month you’re ready to be more than you allowed yourself to be up until now!

I, for one, am looking forward to hearing your story.

Jo x

Weekly Oracle – Sincerely Seen

Some combinations double up to increase their potency and this is just such a pair. Principle 4: I AM Truth, teamed up with the royal blue throat chakra ensures that whoever it refers to is sincerely seen.

What does it mean to stand in your truth, to be all that you are and nothing left out, no pretension and an unyielding integrity, refusing to bend to the changing winds around you?

It doesn’t mean inflexibility or an inability to evolve or grow, it simply means that this is the time when you quit morphing into the form that best pleases the needs of those around you. Instead of being assimilated into the assumed shapes and ideal pictures of other’s expectations you begin assimilating your own wisdom and projecting a fully integrated self into the world around you.

Basically put, you are ready to be you without fear of judgement.

There is a secondary aspect to this combination that is based around the way we communicate what we want… again it breaks through the barriers erected by our fear of judgement and allows emotional honesty to be shared. How we perceive others as they too risk vulnerability in being sincerely seen, is yet another facet of this powerful combination.

Truth in stark clarity is either oozing from you this week, plain for all to witness, or else you are being confronted with the absolute essence of another’s real side… unadulterated, raw, pure, truth. If it is yours, do not flinch or dim your light before those who cannot handle your truth… if you are being honoured with the truth of another, be the person who says “I see you, I hear you, and you are loved anyway.”

Love has no conditions and the truth will set us free.

More later… x

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Weekly Oracle – Nowhere Fast

Principle 4: I AM Truth has represented for the second week running, asking us to identify the authentic voice within. You may already be aware of the multiple choices being presented to you about the direction you should take at this time, each with a different voice arguing for its validity and even necessity. But only one truth will lead you to the outcome you desire: coming home to your heart.

The emerald green heart chakra is the point of balance within. The only part of you that keeps time with your soul and your purpose, it never loses sight of your goal. While all the other energy centres are swayed this way and that by incoming information, the heart remains neutral, ever present, and when open it allows for the bidirectional flow of universal love to fuel your desires. The heart is the compass that always points true north… but it’s so very quiet and not at all showy so it often gets drowned out by the neighbouring transmitters and receivers acting out the various forms of fear related information you have assimilated as truth.

The ego quashes the happy, playful, optimistic spirit with the fear of lack and loss and poverty, with the need to fit in and be somebody, the need to have an opinion that matters or a face that fits… or the right accessories or accent… to be seen as having the answers, being useful, blah blah blah… all of which comes from measuring where you stand against your expectations which aren’t your expectations in the first place, rather some societal cartoon of a life well lived. And all the while your heart is keeping your desire and your soul mission alive.

This week you are being asked to stop what you’re doing and recognise that you are actually going nowhere fast while ever you are ignoring the truth within your heart. 

Unburden all that doesn’t serve your primary purpose and go towards your truth. 

I know, some of you think you don’t know what it is, but you sure as hell know what it’s not! Don’t reach for short term gratification, your heart knows there is work to do and it knows that the fast and easy option is the distraction. Your heart knows that you will meet with resistance from external sources but it doesn’t fear rejection or humiliation because the prize for courage is freedom. Your heart will never give up on your purpose because it knows nothing else. Only when you resist your heart’s desire will it begin to give up on you… and that looks like grief, regret, despair and eventually physical illness and deterioration.

When your last day on Earth arrives, even if you never quite got there, let go completely knowing you never gave up on what you loved and you spent a full life chasing it, closing the gap, always expanding towards something that meant everything…

…or you could just keep going nowhere fast.

More later… x

Weekly Oracle – Deciphering Dreamspeak

It’s complicated. I’m writing this almost at the height of a Pisces Full Moon when intuition is at an all time high but emotion is equally as dramatic. When you are a priestess and the veil between world’s is your place of work its important to keep one foot in this world lest you become lost in a place of no real substance. Deciphering dreamspeak is about knowing what’s real and what’s not, but it’s also about trusting your senses beyond your senses to guide you in all you do.

This week Principle 4: I AM Truth attaches itself to the higher dimensional violet crown chakra to ask you to believe what your dreams are telling you. I experienced this first had yesterday when a dream gave me the answer to a riddle I was supposed to solve later in the day, but the negative emotion attached to the dream’s symbolism caused me to dismiss it and then spent the evening kicking myself for second-guessing the evidence. (Luckily it was a night out with the girls and a murder mystery game that needed solving rather than a real life crises).

But there are real life riddles to be solved right now and the energy of the week is wrapped in the most powerful guidance and truth coming from your higher wisdom, through the language of dreams, symbols and omens, through the language of the stars and planets, the leaves and the wildlife… The subtle realms are speaking volumes at present. 

Your truth is expanding as you tune in to the most non-physical vibrational version of yourself that is intimately entwined with all-that-there-is…

If there is someone you need to connect with: feel their heart essence and know. If there is an answer you are searching for: feel for the essence of resolution and know. If there is a decision to be made: feel for the essence of the lighter path and know. The answers will flood through your being at the point of least resistance… during your dreamtime.

It’s up to you then not to get lost in the nebulous world where the answers exist and instead reach in, retrieve the truth and apply it in your waking life.

Merry Moon x

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Monday Mind Manoeuvre – Adjust Your Settings

Saturday’s oracle gave us a heads up about how other people’s truths don’t have to affect our forward momentum but we may be forgiven for imagining that it only applies to their opinions. Your truth is more readily apparent in your behaviour than in your actual words, so what are we to do about how others behave towards us?

The first thing you must recognise is that people treat how you allow them to. You set the standard for what you will and will not tolerate. How clear you are about your own boundaries is reflected in your behaviour… you can say what you find acceptable as much as you like but when you go ahead and accept less, that’s the cue others take and the level they rise to.

Do you find that people constantly break commitments they made with you, turn up late, forget to let you know, pay you less than you are worth, break your confidence, steal from you, disregard your needs, commandeer your time, encroach on your space…? You get the picture. Do you even notice when its happening?

How you respond to these infringements, even the minor ones, is sending a signal to other people as to how you are prepared to be treated and what is acceptable behaviour to you.

Today is a good day to do a thorough assessment of your own boundaries and level of self-worth. Observe how often someone makes a presumption on your time or resources (including your knowledge or training in any given area), how often they let you down on arrangements and agreements etc. Notice then how you respond to those transgressions. Is it normal for you to let it slide? Being understanding and compassionate of the other persons needs or circumstances is a noble quality of course but at what cost to you?

Once you have become more aware of your own participation in allowing these actions to occur, it’s time to adjust your settings… you will meet with resistance, especially if the perpetrators have been in your life for a while, it is really difficult to raise the bar once it has been set but it is not impossible, you just have to be prepared to let people fall away if they won’t adjust with you. Principle 2: I AM Detached reminds us to be present with what is, Principle 5: I AM Liberated reminds us to let go of what holds us captive. That being the case, what or who in the here and now is holding you captive in your old state of low self-worth by continuously crossing your boundaries?

Once you establish new ones, only your behaviour will determine their validity and endurance.

Adjust your settings today… x

Saturday Oracle – Grateful For Your Input

This week’s combination feels positively amazing as Principle 4: I AM Truth meets the violet crown chakra.

Over the last few weeks you may have noticed a shift in your own energy as you have finally recognised within you that which you thought had been lost. Flow has returned, as has a sense of drive as you have tapped into your connection to Source and activated the next stage of your soul’s mission.

Higher purpose is now infusing you with a lightness of spirit and you once again feel excited about the possibilities for your life and how you may be of service to others… but there is a catch…

This is a week where your truth: that which is not only intellectually and logically in line with your purpose but also energetically, so much so that you feel awake and alive and excited to get stuck in, is likely to be subject to and the subject of the overt opinions of others.

Principle 4 is not only about connecting with your own truth, it is about understanding how the truths of others can have an influence on you and your life. This influence may be positive or negative or be completely neutral but the combination in this oracle is suggesting that whatever it is, you are required to believe in yourself and not surrender your power to louder voices or apparently stronger forces.

That level of internal knowing that is fuelling your renewed excitement and happy buzz is enough to remind you that you do not need recognition or validation and that the wellspring of inspiration that is bubbling up inside you (whether it is criticized, poo-poo’d, borrowed or stolen) is all the evidence you need to remind you that you hold the power, you always have, you always will.

This is a week to acknowledge the projections and protestations of others without needing to engage or react, simply respond with: “I’m grateful for your input,” and carry on with your mission and the sense of purpose that is obviously already yielding results in the way you feel and in the shifting circumstances around you.

You’ve found what you were looking for, only you can lose sight of it again by being distracted by those who are not really in the know and don’t need to be either, so don’t feel you need to explain, clarify or justify where you are or which way you are heading. This is yours.

Here’s to an amazing week ahead… x

Sir Lancelot’s Dilemma – Should You Choose Loyalty Over Fulfilment?

Remember those legends of Grail Knights of old, when chivalry was a way of life and loyalty the most precious asset to have and bestow? Remember the legendary royal court of King Arthur, and Sir Lancelot’s dilemma when it came to his love for Guinevere versus his loyalty to his king? What to do, eh?

It might be stuff of legend but it’s a common theme in today’s society… I’m not talking about stealing another man’s wife, that’s a conversation for a completely different website, what I’m talking about is a subtler dilemma that still asks whether you should go after your desires even if it means disappointing someone you care for deeply?

We all put real stock in relationships and connections. Words like loyalty, fidelity, dependability and reliability all smack of the attachment of expectations and for the most part, even unwritten, unspoken vows exist between individuals or groups of people without ever causing a big problem. Most of us are decent human beings who live by a code of personal ethics that preclude us doing harm to each other purposefully or consciously either by physical or emotional means. For example: we assume trust, confidentiality, etc. and the longer we know someone, the closer the connection, familial or otherwise, the more we assume those unspoken laws will be in effect… just ask a football fan that dares to cheer on someone else’s team or a girlfriend that dares to fancy the boy her friend likes… it’s a minefield of dos and don’t.

But what about Sir Lancelot?

His destiny, wrapped up in his desire, wrapped up in the karma of all three participants was on the line when he chose to betray his king… was he right to do so?

I’m sure we will all have an opinion on the right or wrong answer but here’s the Wholly Grail’s take on loyalty:

Principle 4: I AM Truth… it simply means that what is right for you in the here and now is the only right answer and if you deny yourself by abstaining from your most precious dream for what you feel may, or may not hurt, disappoint, confound or annoy someone else then you will have committed a betrayal that you yourself may not be able to live with.

Go after your dreams. Not everyone will support you. Some may take it personally and believe it was all about them, but at the deepest level of your soul, when the call comes, your truth is the only truth worth acting on.

Couple of small caveats to interject at this point:

1) If you know someone is going to get hurt by your actions then check your motives and double check them…  if destiny is calling, answer, if however your primary purpose is causing pain, trust me when I tell you karma’s a bitch.

2) Principle 4 comes with a sub-heading: “I reserve the right to evolve.” This means that what is right for you today may not be right for you tomorrow so look to the long term and weigh up if you can live with the consequences before you take the final leap.

In the end, desire and compulsion made Sir Lancelot’s dilemma irrelevant… destiny was calling… is it calling to you too?

Have a blessed week ahead … x

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Modus Operandi Part 4: Essential Expression

The fourth part in the Modus Operandi series explores essential expression of one’s real feelings. Consider the alternative for a moment…

Under the exterior polish of every human being is a complex thought producing engine. Some of those thoughts are mediocre at best and pass by like fluffy clouds floating across a blue sky, others though are intense reaction provoking thoughts bringing inner storms and turbulent emotions.

It’s sometimes easy to let the storm blow over, to let it pass without incident, to weather it out so to speak, but when the thoughts stirring up those storm clouds are triggered by repetitive occurrence then action must be taken to address the real cause of the storm… sometimes the action is from within, in which case the essential expression might be the need to ask for help, sometimes however the trigger for these emotions is external and in this case essential expression means open and honest communication with the culprit, whether they be a deliberate antagonist or an unwitting one.

How many of you walk through life answering the “how are you?” question with “Fine thank you”?

Are you?

It’s not a trick question it’s an indication of your Modus Operandi… I know that many people who ask you how you are are doing do so rhetorically and have no genuine desire to know exactly how you feel, that’s their Modus Operandi. We adopt an “everything’s rhetorical” attitude to conversation in order to not make anyone feel uncomfortable as a result of this disinterested interaction compounded by the emoji culture that we have accepted, nay – embraced.

Real feelings stay hidden, the world becomes more trapped person by person, relating becomes more plastic encounter by encounter and connection becomes only possible when aided and numbed by varying degrees of substance abuse… and our minds and hearts become sicker and lives become perceivably less valued.

Principle 4: I AM Truth, is the Wholly Grail’s gateway to essential expression and conscious communication. It asks that you step into your authenticity and be your whole self regardless of the state of your evolution and understanding, regardless of the judgments of others. It asks that you allow every Soul you encounter to do the same without your judgment.

Being your whole self, expressing both the inner storms and the inner sunshine without censor, gives permission for all those you encounter to step into their authentic essence too, we begin again to connect on a deeper level, we allow understanding to guide us towards a Modus Operandi that is based in unconditional love.

What inner truths are buried within you that need essential expression?

More later… x

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Friday Confession – No Longer Hiding The Source Of All Light

Is Friday a good day for a confession? Well ready or not, here I come. The truth, as it is for me, cannot remain suppressed. I’m no longer hiding the source of all light.

I’ve previously been holding back on some of my posts simply to avoid upsetting someone. Knowing that my words can trigger insecurities in those with whom I have a close or karmic connection, and avoiding conflict as best I can by occasionally pussyfooting around issues that might be deemed contentious or taken personally, misread or deliberately twisted to mean something else…

How many of you do that? How many of you dim your light, lower your voice, stay hidden, just so you won’t rock a boat that you are actually being held to ransom in? (That’s a metaphor obviously).

Principle 2: I AM Detached is the part of the Grail that I find often trips up all who begin the journey consciously. At its core it refers to unhitching your attention from a specific outcome, whether that be a repeat of what’s gone before or a desired future destination doesn’t actually matter, when you specify how you want things to turn out you manipulate the path towards it.

By withholding a part of who you are, effectively dimming your sparkling essence, you are manipulating how people see you. Sometimes it’s to protect them from their own shortcomings but more accurately it’s to protect you, either from your own fear, or deeper than that, your fear that their shortcomings and therefore reactions to who you truly are might cause them to dislike you, ridicule you, argue with you, get angry at you or abandon you.

This is where Principle 4: I AM Truth kicks in. They have to do what they have to do. They will always act or react from their own truth however different from yours that may be. Once you have let go of your attachment to the outer goal though, their reaction no longer holds any sway over you. That’s not to say you want to deliberately hurt anyone or offend anyone. If causing harm is your intent then you’re reading the wrong blog. What it does mean though is that you no longer have to continue trading your comfort for someone else’s.

And now we arrive at Principle 3: I AM Human. The art of forgiveness begins with the recognition of a fragile being. That’s what an ego is, it’s a child in pain doing its best to protect itself from the world it perceives as a harsh environment in which it has to fight for it’s own place in existence. The ego, when it feels attacked, slighted or unheard, loses sight of the Soul parent to which its bound and has no concept of how to truly protect itself in a peaceful manner so then it must fight to stay alive, to take power away from its perceived threat… it has forgotten that it has access to the power of the universe through its Soul-Self and will therefore usurp the light from wherever it shines externally… The ego sees only through physical eyes and cannot observe anything through the eyes of the heart. You must love the child despite its attack on you, only love can save it, anger reinforces the cycle of fear.

You are the source of all light. God shines through you (each and every one of you), but His frequencies change and become unique with you as a filter. Not everyone will be attracted to your light frequency (your truth). Some will be repelled by it, others will attempt to reconcile the difference by changing their frequency to harmonise, whilst others still, will try to force yours to match theirs… but the rainbow of truth that is humanity, it’s diversity, is the whole truth. From God’s eye view the pattern is perfection.

Now, to those who love me but would have me fit their mould I say this…

When we arrive at Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, we will have adopted an attitude of balance where we can truly see the beauty in all the light frequencies that blend and dance in a constant exchange of give and take. We will begin to learn from each other instead of taking from each other, we will begin to cherish the exposure to a beautiful array of fresh new ideas that compliment and contrast causing co-creation and eventually a brand new truth, a blended truth that has a frequency all of its own, it has a name…

It’s called love.

More later…x

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