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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 – You Can’t Ignore It Now

You can keep ignoring that still small voice inside until it becomes a scream or an undeniable truth… and you can’t ignore it now.

Divine guidance comes to us in many ways, often as just an idea or fleeting inspiration, but when it does it can ignite a spark within that soon becomes a raging fire and with that fire the momentum of manifestation begins to gain pace…

Principle 4: I AM Truth joins forces with the vibrant yellow solar plexus chakra this week where the seat of our personal power is housed. The ego, or “fearful voice” may have had you second guessing what your heart knew to be true for a million different reasons up until this point: fear of being different, fear of being judged, fear of being wrong etc etc, but you have reached a point where you are being asked to risk being seen minus the mask.

Individualisation is a pretty scary concept when it means potentially stepping away from what is expected, and most of us (those reading this anyway) like to think that we stand out from the crowd and do our own thing, but in reality we just joined a different crowd with a different set of rules and criteria for membership… but essentially still a framework for civilized relating. What if this crowd doesn’t like you to upset the apple cart either? What if this crowd doesn’t like your face, your message or your mess? 

What if you were brave enough to say “This is who I am” without feeling the urge to conform?

As this week progresses don’t be surprised if the truth of who you are, how you feel or what you think comes splurging out from its hiding place in one big beautiful chaotic avalanche that cannot be suppressed any longer, or indeed if you are faced with the truth of another that they kept cleverly hidden for such a long time.

When all said and done, you probably weren’t fooling anybody anyway.

Mercury has gone direct, it’s time to get the truth out in the open… you can’t ignore it now.

More later… x

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Saturday Oracle – A Glance Back Towards Yesterday

Principle 4: I AM Truth is standing on the precipice of the vibrant orange sacral chakra this week asking for you to reclaim your integrity within a close relationship or following the end of one as you’re guided to take a glance back towards yesterday.

I wasn’t surprised by this combination as my vague knowledge of astrology is very aware that Venus is turning retrograde around now and being the planet of love, desire, passion, relationships, intimacy and connecting, all the things associated with the sacral chakra they in a highlighted position at present. The idea that the celestial love goddess appears in the sky to be travelling backwards doesn’t invite you to go backwards as such but instead to review and reflect with a view to heal. But that’s enough astrology, let’s get back to the Principle in question…

I AM Truth. What the heck does that mean?

Inside you, at a deep level you have access to your own truth. Some of us have buried it under blame, projection, deflection, ego, anger and a few other useless emotions and tactics that help us to avoid taking responsibility for where we are and how we got here.

Something valuable, I’d go as far as to say beautiful, has been lost because the truth was painful. Owning your truth even if it’s potentially going to be scorned upon by others is sign that your Grail and your self-esteem are intact. The opinions of others are just that, and though it may be true for them it doesn’t have to be so for you. Your actions have had consequences and you’ve cast aside the opportunity for unity, connection, intimacy, friendship, co-creation and commitment, even family because your pride had you lashing out to protect your reputation… underneath all the bluster you knew what was true but you chose to destroy something, someone. It may not be as dramatic as that… you’ll know when you glance back with compassion, for yourself if for nobody else.

This week’s energy flow has potential. I said at the beginning that this Principle is standing on a precipice, does that mean you can fix it? Retrograde Venus is hoping you will learn from it for sure but the other party has drawn a line and you have no way of crossing it now. A negative aspect of Principle 4 is that communication is all but blocked so attempting to rescue the remains of what’s been lost is damn near impossible. But this reading is about learning so that you can apply truth to all your dealings. Understanding how to open yourself up to emotional intimacy is about understanding that in vulnerability lies strength. The most magical relationship is the one in which there is no blame, where honesty is a given not a currency to be traded and where the more ammunition you give your loved one the more bullets they have to protect your love with instead of loading the gun and firing it at you.

Now then, since the new moon last week, we have entered a portal in which the end of a karmic cycle occurs. It remains open, like the precipice, until the full moon on the 12th March. I suggest you take a leap of faith, dive into the orange abyss and retrieve you… that way when the next potential love affair enters your orbit, all of you, your entire being will be ready to enter the arena and surrender to another human being who is ready to surrender to you.

Right I’m off to celebrate and eat cake with my lovely mum who is 80 years young today!

More next week… x

The Authentic Voice – Stripped Naked

What is it you think I want to hear?

We run through life at a hundred miles an hour forgetting what this whole journey is for: connecting, learning and growing. In an effort to honour that gift I set out this week with an agenda to have no fixed schedule but to fill every moment with joy. I also, being conscientious of that, noticed how often others limited my moment to moment experience with stuff that wasn’t mine, assuming I’m not already really busy.

Now this was a week of hard work, enjoyable, inspiring, loving service, combined with conversations with beautiful friends and family… that was one of my prerequisite components to achieve the experience I was looking for… but this is briefly what I got:

Exactly what is it you think I want to hear?

Authenticity means allowing the soul to be stripped naked and vulnerable… showing feelings, not suppressing ego; letting the raw, pure self rise, fears and all into a loving, accepting open forum for healing… but all bar one of my undeniably amazing friends (thank you Sue), decided that they would pretend to have already absorbed and applied the wisdom and this time it was different.

Now you may think I’m being sceptical here until you understand that just hours later the repetitive patterns restarted in each of them.

There’s a reason that we go around the boulder time and time again instead of flowing gently downstream towards new experiences and that is simply: denial.

“I’m ascending” spoken aloud, proclaimed for all to hear, (or whatever specific words are used to express the sentiment of growth and change), is the ego’s way of convincing others that they are moving up in the world or the imaginary hierarchy of souls. It’s a symptom of a lack of self-worth and a red light to a lack of self-work.

You have nothing to prove to me. You have nothing to prove to anyone except to yourself (God within you) and no matter how loud you shout “this time it’s different” your soul will quietly sit back and watch your ego jump through every hoop and fly the trapeze at the circus knowing full well that there is always more work to do.

When you come to me and speak the words aloud “I’m drowning,” or something like it, when you no longer need to pretend you’re ok when you’re not, that’s when the authentic voice – stripped naked, takes over and ascension really begins.

You have to face the darkness in order to shine your light.

Principles 1: I AM God, & 4: I AM Truth.

More later… x

The First Hurdle – Unravelling Detachment

Between God and your heart, between you and home sit 5 seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the first of which is time.

The concept itself is flawed as in heaven time does not exist. Now don’t get yourself into that headspace where you start believing that you live outside of heaven because you dont, anymore than you exist outside of hell… these two opposing constructs are simply manifestations of your state being and your perception of it: heaven is home “Holding The Grail” whereas hell is feeling separate from, locked outside of and finding the cup empty.

It is said that time heals all things, this concept too is flawed. Recognising here and now that you are whole even in your emptiness allows the healing to occur and takes time out of the equation… the saying is therefore only true if you consider that the removal of time (or waiting) heals all things.

You can wait for an eternity to feel better or you can choose to feel better now. You can wait forever to have what you think will make you happy or you can be happy with what you have right now. Time makes no difference to how far from home you are or how far from God/Yourself you are, time is an illusory excuse to not take a chance on embracing all that you are meant to be… which you already are in this moment.

Time opens up a chasm between the wounding and the wounded and the wider the chasm, the more forgetful the wounded becomes… but the wound still exists. Closing the gap by taking time out of the equation completely allows you to face the hurt, pain, emptiness etcetera, head on, recognising that when you sit in the presence of your own vulnerability and don’t try to distract from it, fill it or obscure it in any way, shape or form that it is not your enemy it is your trusted ally, your best friend and your faithful servant. You have allowed time to hold you apart from you because you couldn’t face the intensity of who you really are.

Now you can see the first hurdle – unravelling detachment, don’t allow it to spill the contents of your cup again. Whatever you are suffering from or for, time is not your ally, being present with what’s true for now is.

Principle 2: I AM Detached

More later… x