Principle 1: I AM God
Identity & Self-Worth
I know this title is controversial, that was entirely on purpose because it often provokes within us as measure of feeling blasphemous… but not so. You can exchange the word for whatever you call your higher power, the name itself is just a trigger. When you recognise that you are Divine, that every part of you is a part of God, all feelings of unworthiness disintegrate, after all, how can God not be worthy? This is a place of extreme power and mastery over your life in recognition that you are the creator of your destiny. This is not an ego based statement, in fact completely the opposite because within this Principle we recognise that everything and everyone else is in fact God too. You cannot unlock the Grail without understanding this concept and aligning with your true worth.
Principle 2: I AM Detached
Presence & Focus
This is one of the toughest Grail quests and the trickiest to get the hang of, but also the most rewarding hence it is the second Principle. Being detached from outcomes allows you to be present in the now, letting go of past history and also the unmapped future, creating a natural unfolding of circumstances. We hear so much these days about how to manifest the things that we want, relationships, money or fame or whatever floats your boat, but the truth is, that without those things you are still whole. I’m not suggesting for one minute that you stop wanting things (that would make me a hypocrite, because there are loads of things that I want), all I’m saying is that the detachment part is about the emotional process of recognising that life won’t stop if you don’t have them right here, right now, or if they never turn out quite how you imagined they might. The thing is, that when you detach from the outcome of your manifesting, it arrives so much faster! Quit worrying about what went before. It’s done. Quit trying to manipulate or predict what comes next. Let fate have it’s way. The past and the future have no substance in the present and therefore, failing to heed this Principle results in you pouring your energy into a bottomless well.
Principle 3: I AM Human
Fallibility & Forgiveness
It may sound like a contradiction to the first Principle but grasping this concept is all about forgiveness and recognising that you, in physical form, are limited by 3rd dimensional constraints and therefore you are fallible. We get it wrong, that’s how we learn. What’s done is in the past and you can’t go back and rewrite history so what’s the point in beating yourself up about it? Similarly in all relationships and interactions, apologise if you are afforded the chance but forgive yourself first and foremost. Acknowledge that you are human and suddenly the weight of the world falls away. As with all the Principles, this applies to every other human being as well… everyone is prone to f**king it up! Learn to forgive all trespasses and move on, setting all parties free. Nobody is ever going to live up to your expectations and everybody will let you down at some stage. We are all on an independent quest to learn from our experience and failure is not just an option, it’s a requirement.
Principle 4: I AM Truth
Authenticity & Independence
You do not need anyone’s approval to speak your truth or have an opinion. Even if the world says you are wrong, that is just the world’s opinion and therefore the paradox would ask: “who says the world is right?” The Grail is about recognising that you are whole and perfect, and part of that is the inner knowing that what is right for you is your truth and it needs nobody else’s permission. Saying that, truth is also a matter a of perspective. As with all Grail Principles, they apply to everyone, so you do not have the right to say that someone else’s truth is wrong either. A belief is merely that. If what you are reading here now doesn’t ring true for you then feel free to disregard it, I am only sharing with you what feels true for me. I didn’t ask permission to write it, as you don’t need permission to assimilate or ignore it. Our truth evolves as we do, changing and growing as we allow in more knowledge, all that is happening is that we are organically accessing more of our innate wisdom. When you genuinely speak and stand in your own truth, you draw to you more people who resonate with it. The caveat to this Principle has always been and will remain: “I reserve the right to evolve.”
Principle 5: I AM Liberated
Ownership, Stewardship & Burden
You might think that Principle 2, detachment, would cover this subject but in actual fact, emotionally letting go of what you have been attached to, does not automatically mean it will let go of you. This is the ultimate in de-cluttering your life and it doesn’t stop at your bedroom closets. Sometimes it’s worth looking at what you “own” and then taking inventory of just how much of it actually owns you! If you were to have a house fire today (God forbid), how much of that stuff could you live without? It starts with asking “what do you need it for?” If you are working every hour God sends just to have or maintain the ownership of THINGS, but then finding that you do not actually have any time or energy left to enJOY them, perhaps you need to downsize to bring freedom?
Principle 6: I AM Self-Full
Self-Care & Sovereignty
Giving to one’s-Self is the most commonly lacking attribute in the people I work with. We spend so much time giving to others that we have put our own needs at the bottom of the list. Saying “no” to somebody would be selfish surely, wouldn’t it? Learning to recognise, honour and provide for your own needs first, gives you the replenishment you need to always have something left to give others. Professional carers, service providers and those who intrinsically give for a living, as well as within their personal lives, tend to be the worst culprits for negating this Principle. Often they suffer the worst guilt when it comes to saying no to anyone. Learning how to use this word efficiently to allow you the time and care needed to tend to your physical and emotional health, counteracts resentment and neediness and leaves you with so much more to give and the joy of giving it with love. You cannot serve from an empty cup… fill your Grail Chalice first and serve from the overflow. Adopt the philosophy: Serve Me, Serve Mine, Serve More; this is the key to meeting your own priorities and never draining the Grail dry. Remember, it’s your responsibility to meet your own needs, nobody else’s. The fastest way to fill your sacred vessel is to let Spirit in.
Principle 7: I AM Open Hearted
Balance & Reciprocity
Everything is an exchange or flow of energy. When looking for love, when trying to manifest anything into your life, allowing and receptivity is essential. Just generously giving is not being open-hearted. Open-heartedness is a two-way valve, where giving and receiving occur in equal measure. I am constantly working with people struggling with this one. If you have an issue with Principle 6 (I AM Self-full) then you will almost certainly struggle with Principle 7. It’s a really hard one for modern women, this is because we have struggled for equality and independence for decades and in that quest, we have swayed too far the other way. Its okay to have someone open a door for you, offer a compliment or help carry the heavy bags, it doesn’t show weakness. It’s okay to get paid well for your services and your time. These are all just symbols of receiving remuneration, gifts and praise. Only when your heart is truly open will you find that balance between giving and accepting, without the need to reach for or grip onto what is being offered… it is the essence of love without conditions or strings.